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Updated 10/11/04

Date: 8 October 2004

The very successful 39th Annual Meeting ended yesterday. Attendance was
higher than we have seen since the meeting in Rome in 2000, we had a
record number of technical presentations, the weather was wonderful, and we
ended up in the black financially. That spells success! Now it is time to plan
for next year's Annual Meeting and Conference.

The 2005 IAS Annual Meeting will be held October 2-6 in Hong Kong. It
promises to be an outstanding event. Their web site is
www.ieee.org/ias2005.

The following year the meeting will be held in Tampa, Florida, where IAS
always can rely on a good meeting. Dates are October 8-12, 2006 and the
website is www.ieee.org/ias2006.

Check both of these sites so you can plan ahead for two excellent
meetings, and thank you for participating in the Seattle meeting.

Erling Hesla
Chair, Seattle Committee

 

 

Just Added!
Advance Conference Program
This is an advance copy of the IAS Annual Meeting Conference Program.  A printed version will be included in your registration materials.

Authors Presentation Guidelines

Special Seminars hosted by Microsoft

    Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Professional
    Microsoft Office Project 2003

Note: Please send your registration form soon as attendance is limited. Seminars are complimentary with a paid conference registration.

Welcome to the updated web site for the 2004 IEEE-IAS Annual Meeting!

There still is time to register, or to add to your registration if you already sent it in. See below.

TUTORIALS
Space is available for you at the tutorial of your choice. We found bigger rooms, so we can handle a few more registrants. Do you need CEU's? You can earn them at these sessions.

COMPANION TOURS
Did you know that the Pilchuck Glass School (founded and run by internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly) has long-standing ties with glass artists in Venice? The Monday tour to the Museum of Glass, International Center for Contemporary Art (http://www.museumofglass.org) in Tacoma is a never-to-be-forgotten opportunity. Don't worry about too much walking because the Companions Committee is chaired by an R.N. who knows just what is reasonable. Sign up with confidence.

Tuesday is an open day for a bus tour or for shopping at nearby Pacific Place, Westlake Center and Pike's Place Market.

Wednesday features the Seattle Art Museum followed by an elegant lunch, with just enough time to get back to the hotel and freshen up for the Presidents Banquet in the evening. At lunch, the Hong Kong delegation will present next year's Annual Meeting in Hong Kong and answer your questions.

TECHNICAL TOURS
Please note that Snoqualmie Falls is very limited in the number of guests they can accommodate. The Boeing Wind Tunnel tour requires early registration to get your name in for security purposes. There will be a shipping agent on hand for the Boeing Surplus tour in case you buy something that won't fit in the suitcase between your Space Needle pepper grinder and 20lb salmon.

ZUCKER LUNCHEON
This luncheon on Monday recognizes students who were successful in their programs made possible by our benefactor, Myron Zucker. This year something special has been added that will make you want to attend this luncheon. Professor Hannaford from the University of Washington, Electrical Engineering Department, will be the keynote speaker. His topic will be "Robotics in Surgery". This is cutting edge technology. (The pun couldn't be helped.) Arrange to have lunch with your friends at the Zucker Luncheon.

CHAPTERS DISPLAY
This is the newest addition to our Annual Meeting presentation schedule. Several Chapters will display their recent successful meetings. Here is the place to get great ideas from other successful chapters. What will they show? Find out. These will be shown in the common areas, so watch for them as you move about our conference.

COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS
Drop in on any of these meetings on Monday. See how the rolled up shirt-sleeve work gets done. Build your network.

AWARDS LUNCHEON on Tuesday; PRESIDENTS BANQUET on Wednesday: These you want, but I am running out of space. Both are "must do" events.

PAPERS:
Our authors will present over 400 papers, so pick the ones that you want to attend. All these papers will fit into your pocket - on the Conference CD!

LAST, BUT IN NO WAY LEAST: SEATTLE ITSELF:
Simply great! But if I tell you about all of the attractions, will you have time for our exciting technical presentations?

Sincerely,

Erling Hesla
Conference Chair