SoutheastCon 2004 Update!

David Macchiarolo
SoutheastCon 2004 Publicity

SOUTHEASTCON 2004, the annual IEEE Southeastern regional technical, professional, and student conference, will be held March 26-28, 2004, at the Greensboro, North Carolina Marriott Downtown hotel.  The theme of the conference is  “...Engineering Connects...”. 

The conference is being co-hosted by the IEEE Central North Carolina Section, Guilford Technical Community College, North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  It will  include sessions for presentation of technical papers, technical tutorials and workshops, industrial exhibits,  professional training,  and social events.    Detailed planning for the conference has been underway since 2002.

As always, one of the highlights of the conference will be the Student Competitions. Teams of engineering students from colleges and universities from across the southeast United States will compete in the Hardware Contest to overcome a pre-defined robot obstacle course.  Other competitions will include Software Programming ,  best web site designs,  and student technical papers.

Call for Papers Issued

The SoutheastCon 2004 Program Committee invites prospective authors to submit original papers on all aspects of electrical and computer engineering of current interest. Papers must not have been published or presented elsewhere. Both full-length refereed papers and abstracts of unrefereed papers are solicited. Proposals are also invited for tutorials and workshops. Appropriate topics for papers, tutorials, and workshops at SoutheastCon 2004 cover all aspects of electrical, computer, and communications engineering.   All submissions must include title, author(s), author's affiliation, address (postal and e-mail) and telephone number of the correspondence author, and key words.  Potential authors are encouraged to submit their initial paper, abstract, or tutorial/workshop proposal in electronic form (in MS Word format) to   by the submission deadlines.  Each paper must have at least one author that is registered at the full (non-student) rate to attend the conference.

Important Dates:

For more information, see the “Technical Program” section of the SoutheastCon 2004 web site.

Student Hardware Contest Rules Updated

North Carolina A&T State University and Guilford Technical Community College will direct the Student Hardware Competition.   For the SoutheastCon 2004 Student Hardware Competition, we have sought to develop a challenge that could be implemented in a realistic environment.   For the latest information, please see the “Student Program” section of the Southeastcon 2004 web site.

Although March of 2004 may seem like a long way off, it is not too early to begin making your plans to attend SoutheastCon 2004!  

For questions about SoutheastCon 2004,  please visit the web site at or contact the SoutheastCon 2004 Publicity Department at:  ,

David Macchiarolo

SoutheastCon 2004 Publicity

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