IEEE Day is 1 October 2013. Celebrate with you members

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IEEE Day 2013 is going to be held on Tuesday 1 October, celebrating the anniversary of the first time IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect your members to IEEE on a local and global scale.

Since the first IEEE Day event in 2010, the number of events worldwide has grown 50% to more than 160. To help the IEEE Day movement grow even larger, WE NEED YOU.

Section and Chapter leadership engagement is critical to IEEE Day’s success!

Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Find information about the event at www.ieeeday.org
  • Plan local networking events, seminars, or meetings around 1 Oct. 2013
  • Submit information about your events to the map at www.ieeeday.org
  • Encourage members to submit relevant local images to the photo contest!

Some comments from organizers of events already being planned for IEEE Day 2013:

  • “This year we are planning to conduct some collaborative sessions, workshops and awareness programs with the government sector, industry and academia to highlight the importance of technological advancement in the society and the role of IEEE in it.”
  • “.. us[ing] this platform to connect with young students/entrepreneurs who can make a difference to Innovation and Technology.”
  • “Green technology workshops and training will be arranged.”

The most up-to-date information can always be found on the IEEE Day homepage:www.ieeeday.org

Don’t forget social media, as everyone can follow IEEE Day on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.

Thank you for all you do for the members of IEEE.

Regards,

Ralph M. Ford, Ph.D.
IEEE 2013 Vice-President, Member & Geographic Activities

Open Call 2: Connected communities: A future internet, built by the people for the people

CONFINE – Community Networks Testbed for the Future Internet  http://confine-project.eu
The CONFINE FP7 Integrated Project is designing, building and operating a distributed testbed to support experimental research in community
networking: http://community-lab.net/.

Open call for participation:

Funding is available for
i) experiments relevant to community networks that make use of the existing Community-Lab testbed.
ii) expansion of the Community-Lab testbed over other community networks that bring added value to the testbed.

The deadline for applications is Saturday October 19, 2013, at 17:00h Brussels time.
Details at: http://confine-project.eu/open-call-2/

Topics of interest for this open call are around community networking, on aspects such as but not limited to:
* Wireless mesh networks
* Wireless MAC and routing protocols
* Services and applications for community networks
* Cross-layer designs
* Hybrid networks with wireless and optical fibre links
* Tools for bootstrapping and running community networks
* Performance modelling and evaluation
* Quality of service provisioning
* Quality of experience in community networks
* Community network security and privacy
* Large-scale management and data collection infrastructures
* Incentive models for encouraging users and businesses to participate in community networks
* Socio-technical-economic experiments for community networks
* Legal aspects of community networks
* Increasing public awareness about the potential of community networks
* Engaging citizens and local administrations in community network developments

Summary of the call:

 • Budget available: up to EUR 750 K€ Commission funding. The requested funding per proposal should normally be in the order of EUR 50 to 100 K€.
 • Total number of proposals: up to 8-15 proposals.
 • Number of partners per proposal: usually 1 but can be up to 2.
 • Duration of the participation: minimum duration is 12 months from February 2014, and the maximum duration is 20 months, until end of the project in September 30, 2015.
 • Submissions: Proposals should be submitted in English and the submission is accepted only electronically, in a single PDF file, to the following email address: confine-oc-submission@ac.upc.edu.
 • Deadline: Saturday October 19, 2013, at 17:00h Brussels time.
 • Contact: Felix Freitag, UPC, phone: +34 934011609, Email (preferably) for information (not submissions): opencall2@confine-project.eu

 

Invitación a los Webcasts de IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

El capítulo de IEEE Computer Society en Silicon Valley (USA) ha invitado formalmente a los miembros del capítulo español a participar en los webcasts que organizan periódicamente y de forma gratuita con ponentes de reconocido prestigio.

URL de acceso: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-cs/events/upcoming-events

El capítulo de Silicon Valley es uno de los más activos a nivel mundial, organizando sesiones técnicas mensuales donde los ponentes exponen su visión sobre el sector, y los miembros realizan networking con otros profesionales.

Recursos de información del capítulo español de IEEE Computer

Los recursos de información del Capítulo forman parte del servicio que éste ofrece a sus miembros; pueden alojar o referenciar cualquier contenido de interés para los miembros, en particular sobre sus actividades y temas de comentario y discusión. Al igual que la sociedad, se basan en el esfuerzo voluntario de sus miembros.

Este blog forma parte de los recursos de información del Capítulo, a los que esperamos añadir algunos perfiles en redes sociales pronto.