Mile High Spark – February 2020 – Volume 11, Issue 1
|AGL eDigest Newsletter||Applied Wireless Technology Magazine|
|Local Events||News||Interesting Links|
|White Paper – A Review on the Use of Blockchain for the Internet of Things. By Tiago M. Fernandez-Carames and Paula Fraga-Lamas|
|White Paper – Making sense of sensors – A LiDAR designer’s guide to sensor technologies for automotive/mobility systems.|
|A Case Study for Universal Design in the Internet of Things. By Trenton Schulz, Kristin Skeide Fuglerud. Henrik Arfwedson, and Marc Busch|
|On the Edge – The New Wi-Fi 6 Standard – 802.11ax – explained
||Insight – Artificial Intelligence Trends|
|Guest Column – 5G technologies create the most secure wireless networks. By Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas||Hot Topic – The In’s and Out’s of Network Slicing. By Ernest Worthman|
Coming in March: 2020 IEEE-USA Salary & Benefits Survey
It’s that time of year again – IEEE-USA is preparing to launch its annual salary survey! We canvass our U.S. members each year so that you can compare your compensation, benefits and job satisfaction to your colleagues across the country. We had strong response rates in 2019 and hope for the same or better in 2020. By taking part, you’ll receive 10 free uses for the IEEE-USA Salary Calculator – a $130 value! So please keep an eye on your email inbox in early March for the invitation to take our 2020 IEEE-USA Salary Survey. Thank you in advance for your support!
Volume 11 Issue 1
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Denver Section and Blockchain Local Group holds Workshop on Blockchain and Transactive Energy
The workshop was a coordinated effort by the Denver section, in partnership with our IEEE ComSoc chapter, several local companies, and three universities. It was quite a coup!
And, in spite of the fact that we were experiencing one heck of a snowstorm, we still able to present a full program over the two days, with about 60 attendees on the first day, and over 30 the second. In spite of the weather, there was only one speaker who was not able to attend.
The presentations were exciting, informative and full of valuable information. They covered the full gamut of issues pertaining to transactive energy and distributed ledger technologies. The IEEE was also able to present their standards work and research in Colorado in the above areas.
The workshop covered so many interesting topics. They included economic, public policy, new business models, legal challenges, research in microgrids and transactive energy, and supply-demand leveling, cybersecurity issues, controls, smart systems, and the IoT. As well, it presented real projects underway at utilities and municipalities.
The speaker list was impressive. They included:
After a full day and a half of presentations, breakout sessions began. The attendees selected important topics that emerged during the presentations. Then they broke into individual groups to discuss particular areas and generated ideas of what the community should do in that area.
Furthermore, a number of important topics were discussed during breaks, in ad hoc fashion. They included topics such as what the next steps for this group in the Denver-Boulder area Will be. While there was a wealth of topics discussed, most of the discussions were focused on important areas, and well-treated topics were only cursorily examined
For example, the group I joined discussed the cybersecurity aspects of blockchain in transactive energy applications. This group discussed several issues in this space and concluded with an action item to review a set of papers that came out of a task force that addressed this topic. This was typical of the activities during this workshop and born many new ideas within this space.
In the end, this workshop advanced even more actions, beyond what the groups identified. Going forward, The IEEE blockchain initiative is developing several projects in the transactive energy platform, including standards work, reference architectures, and possibly conformity assessment.
One effort we believe will be needed is a reference deployment of the evolved architecture. The first of these may be in Colorado as a result of this workshop. And we identified several contributors to the education content we are cultivating as well. Also, several attendees expressed concerns around privacy in this space, and privacy will be a focus area for the initiative going forward, so we now have more experts interested in working with us
Boulder Media House recorded the presentations at the event, so we expect to be able to post the presentations once editing is complete and permissions are secured. Watch blockchain.ieee.org for presentations and video content from the event.
China’s tech ban will likely have long-term consequences for the U.S. tech sector
Following our lead, China has issued an order that all foreign-made hardware and software, for both computers and wireless, be removed from government offices and public institutions within the next three years. That amounts to upwards of 30 million pieces of hardware to change out.
Well, I guess we are now in a full-blown tech war. It really does not seem to matter to our illustrious leaders, since they a) do not have much of a clue about tech, and b) do not seem to care about the fallout for those that rely on Chinese markets.
In all the saber-rattling that has come from Washington, there has not been any proof of actual or particular spyware. Over and over the White House battle cry is “they are a security risk.” Not one shred of evidence have I seen that Huawei hardware is a diabolical security risk. I guess we lowly citizens are just supposed to believe what our leader says and that is that! So, our economy continues to slow because we cannot sell to China. Our costs go up because there are tariffs on what we import.
China’s ban has already hit some segments hard. Even some out of the tech sector, like soybeans, are taking a hit from the tariffs. Another is the semi industry, which was already in a slump and the bans and tariffs promise to keep them there. And, it is unlikely that the lost sales here will be made up of products built and distributed here (nearly all of these semi companies have some, or all, of their fabs in China).
Within the computer segment, companies such as Dell, HP, and Microsoft will see a decline in sales, as well as have to replace complex and advanced AI components in their hardware. China is ahead of the U.S. in much of the advanced AI – I know, I was there recently and saw what they have first hand.
The results of this are starting to show up little by little. Some economists, the latest being Harvard University professor, and former treasury secretary Larry Summers are warning of a recession in the next year or so, fueled by this trade war. Summers places the odds of a recession before 2021 at nearly 50 percent.
What is so unfortunate is that this latest retaliation is directly due to this President’s hatred of China. Any number of more rational approaches could have been taken by a less obsessive president that realizes the complexities of international relationships.
One of the interesting tangential ramifications is that it illustrates how important and integral, to everyone’s life, technology has become. It is now a political bargaining tool. That brings into focus just where this is headed.
Is this just another round of salvos in the ongoing tit-for-tat trade war? Or will this ban on Western hardware lead to a serious tech cold war – one that might not be resolved quickly, or, possibly, ever.
This is something that both governments need to seriously consider. If the political landscape changes next year, this may all be moot. However, if it does not, the long-term ramifications will alter the global balance of economic power – perhaps permanently. If this does stay the course for the next Presidential cycle, it might take a decade before the path gets altered.
Fortunately, China is taking a reserved start to this (waiting for the 2020 election result). Perhaps they are hoping that Trump loses his bid for re-election or leaves office prior to November.
On the flip side, the negative aspects of all of this are not solely limited to America. When it comes to software, for example, China’s industry trails the United States. In a protracted tech ware, China will have to develop its own operating systems and applications, which they have been getting from American firms, and develop related services to support them. However, most analysts agree that China can marshal a lot of resources if they need to and move very quickly. That has already been proven with their 5G platforms.
One of the more interesting prospects of something like this is that it has the potential of metastasizing, globally. What if a global trend develops where more countries take to blocking technology, apps or services from certain countries. The results would be very interesting and not likely beneficial to the worldwide technological ecosystem. For example, the Internet. If countries ban technology that makes the Internet what it is, the world could end up with a highly fragmented or Balkanized Internet.
There is some “WAG-ing” with this. While such a direction is not likely, the point is that we really do not know who might be doing what as the political environment morphs. Who would have thought we would be in a tug-of-war with China in 2019?
The bottom line – status quo is never a good bet. Nation leaders are fickle and Trump has shown us that the U.S. is just as capable of having a big baby in office as any other country. This administration, and much of the GOP, has, certainly, reminded us that our government is more concerned about its own interests than those of the people. And, the results may well change the global landscape in ways we thought could never happen.
The Science, Engineering, and Technology Congressional Visits Day (SET CVD) is an annual two-day event that brings engineers, scientists, mathematicians, researchers, educators, and technology executives to Washington to raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology. Uniquely multi-sector and multi-disciplinary, the SET CVD is coordinated by a coalition of professional societies, companies and educational institutions. It is open to all who support science and technology, especially federal support for STEM research. The program consists of a series of briefings and meetings, culminating with a full day of visits with your Congressional delegates. Link here: SET Congressional Visits Day
If interested, contact: Russ Harrison, Director, IEEE-USA Government Relations
Bernadette Concepcion, Administrative Assistant, Government Activities, +1 202-530-8365, email@example.com
European Microwave Week 2020, the Premier Microwave, RF, Wireless and Radar Event in Europe
CALL FOR PAPERS, Submission deadline 14th February, 2020, see www.eumweek.com (closed – Information is for attending only)
The conferences encompass a wide range of subject areas including: Microwave components, systems and subsystems for telecommunications, satellite and aerospace, defence/homeland security, radar, automotive, high frequency applications, emerging technologies.
The 23rd European Microwave Week, being held in the historic city of Utrecht,
EuMW General chair: Frank van Vliet, TNO (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC)
The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore digital library.
Looking forward to seeing you at the European Microwave Week 2020,
EuMIC Chair: Francois Deborgies, ESA (email@example.com)
The European Microwave Conference (EuMC)
The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.
Looking forward to seeing you at the European Microwave Week 2020,
EuMC chair: Wim van Cappellen, ASTRON (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The European Radar Conference (EuRAD)
The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.
Looking forward to seeing you at the European Microwave Week 2020,
EuRAD Chair: Mayazzurra Ruggiano, Thales Nederland BV (email@example.com)
CFP: 2020 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves for Intelligent Mobility (ICMIM) – April 20-21
The 6th annual IEEE International Conference on Microwaves for Intelligent Mobility will be held on April 20-21, 2020 in Linz, Austria. The conference covers all key enabling technologies for intelligent mobility, including components, circuits, and systems, from decimeter to millimeter waves. Potential applications include automated land, sea, and airborne vehicles, robotics, automotive radar, intelligent transport systems, and other industrial applications, navigation and localization, mobile communications (Car-to-X, 5G), driver assistance, and over-the-air testing.
ICMIM2020 is co-sponsored by IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the European Microwave Association (EuMA), the Austrian Joint COM/MTT and CAS/SCC chapters, the Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM) and the Silicon Austria Labs (SAL).
Authors are invited to submit their contributions for review electronically. We accept papers of 3-4 pages in pdf format.
All submissions must be received by 07 January, 2020.
The final conference program will include invited keynotes from leading experts from across the globe, as well as regular oral presentations, and interactive poster contributions. The conferences is accompanied by a table-top exhibition presenting the latest radar and communication technology during the conference.
The IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference – May 25-28 Toulouse, France
IMbioC 2020 focuses on presenting and advancing high-quality research on state-of-the-art in microwave and RF theory and techniques that bridge the science and engineering gap as applied to biological systems. During the conference, some workshops and special sessions including Young Professionals (YP) and Women in Microwave (WiM) events will be organized, while an exhibition will be held simultaneously.
We invite abstracts for platform presentations and poster sessions in the following non-exclusive tracks:
Biological and medical applications of microwave and RF systems
Best Student Paper contest:
Special Issue in IEEE J-ERM:
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Microwave Acoustics and Mechanics (IC-MAM) – Munich, Germany from 13th to 15th of July 2020
IC-MAM represents a unique and unprecedented opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners of different background (materials scientists, physicists, microwave engineers and process technologists), to share the most recent advances in new materials and manufacturing processes as well as components and devices, which represent the key for the development of future RF, microwave, mm-wave and THz devices, circuits and systems based on RF-MEMS and Acoustics.
You are cordially invited to submit your latest research results in the following areas:
The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.
Link to the call for papers: http://www.icmam-ieee.org/files/CallForPaper_ICMAM20.pdf
Furthermore, authors are encouraged to submit an extended version of their conference paper for publication in a mini-special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
We are looking forward to meet you in Munich.
2020 IEEE MTT-S IC-MAM Conference Committee
The IoT Vertical and Topical Summit on Tourism (IoT-VTST’20) – Sardinia, Italy 8-9 September 2020
The IoT Vertical and Topical Summit on Tourism (IoT-VTST’20) will bring together global professionals from industry, public sector, and research community on the beautiful island of Sardinia, Italy
The choice of the theme “Hospitality Industry 4.0” is motivated by the fact that the tourism sector is a major source of revenue for most countries. Notably, the Italian cultural heritage includes the largest number of sites declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. However, more than one third of Italian institutions that belong to the cultural sector––which attracts tourists––do not use innovative technologies to enhance the visiting experience and best leverage touristic resources. Accordingly, the Summit is designed to foster dialogue amongst professionals from the industry, the public sector, and the research community from all over the world to improve the adoption of the IoT technologies in this Tourism sector.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Summit is accepting proposals for Key Talks, Panels, and Technical Papers describing original research within, but not limited to, following areas:
Personalizing the Tourism Experience: Context and situation aware services • Self-forming services • Affective IoT • Quality of Experience • Privacy • Smart museums/digital heritage
Improving the Transport Services for Tourists: Connected vehicles • Intelligent transport • Mobility as a Service • Ticketing • Vehicle sharing services
IoT and Tourist Hospitality: IoT multimedia and societal impacts • Energy efficiency and comfort management • Accommodation sharing services • Identity management
Digital Tools for Tourism: Augmented/Virtual Reality • Cloud/edge computing • Crowdsensing/crowdsourcing • Artificial Intelligence/machine learning
Enabling a More Accessible Tourism: Enabling barrier-free destinations • Developing assistive technologies • Inclusive tourism experience • User-aware services
Submission Deadline: 2 May, 2020
Visit https://sardinia2020.iot.ieee.org to learn more or contact Luigi Atzori, Professor of Telecommunications, University of Cagliari, Italy, email@example.com.
IMFW 2020 Conference date: Oct. 28-30, 2020
IMFW 2020 is the first International Microwave Workshop dedicated to the microwave/terahertz filter community, both academic and industrial segments. The event is organized by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) with the technical co-sponsorship of the European Microwave Association (EuMA). This Workshop represents a unique and unprecedented opportunity to bring together scientists from industry and academia around the world that specialize on filters, to share the most recent advances in filter theory, technology and manufacturing issues.
There will be significant interaction between industrial expertise and academia, by intent. After this first event, organized in Perugia in Italy, the Workshop will be held in other parts of the world, locations where microwave academia interacts strongly with the industrial microwave community.
This event provides a good opportunity for the filter community to interact in a venue that is both academic and industrial, without the need for an expensive journey to a major multi-disciplinary event. Authors of accepted papers will be encouraged to submit an extended paper for a mini-special issue in the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Don’t miss IMFW 2020. You won’t get a second chance to attend this very first event!!!
Submitted papers should be 3 pages in length. Authors must adhere to the format provided in the paper template available in the conference site.
Conference General Chair Cristiano Tomassoni University of Perugia, Italy firstname.lastname@example.org
VTC2020-Fall Deadline Approaching!
Regular Paper Submission Due 2 March 2020
VTC2020-Fall in Victoria will feature world-class technical sessions, workshops, and tutorials on, but not limited to, the following technical
tracks. Prospective authors are invited to submit 5-page, original, and unpublished full papers:
Submission Deadline: 2 March 2020
Submission requirements: 5-page paper ONLY
Paper submission is open: https://vtc2020fall.trackchair.com/
Workshops – Open
Workshops provide invaluable opportunities for researchers and industry practitioners to share their state-of-the-art research and development results in areas of particular interest. We invite submissions of cutting-edge workshop proposals to complement the technical program of VTC2020-Fall.
Workshops will cover specific topics with a mix of regular papers, panel discussions, keynotes, and possibly poster presentations. We ask for proposals that deal with topics in emerging areas of mobile and vehicular technologies.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
For topics outside these focus areas, please, consult with the respective workshop chairs prior to a proposal submission.
Please submit workshop proposals using form shown below.
All proposals will be independently reviewed and a decision on acceptance communicated by 9 March 2020 at the latest. After acceptance, workshop organizers are expected to set up a website and to actively promote their workshops, as well as submit details for promotion at the main VTC site. The paper submission process will be arranged and handled by the online TrackChair system.
Tutorials – Open
Tutorials provide opportunities for researchers from the academia and the industry to learn about the state-of-the-art research and development from experts in a given field. The IEEE VTC2020-Fall Technical Program Committee invites submission of tutorial proposals for half-day presentation on topics of interest to the conference, such as (but not limited to):
For topics outside these focus areas, please, consult with the Tutorial Chair prior to a proposal submission.
Please submit workshop proposals using form shown below.
Full proposals due: 6 April 2020
St. Mary’s Academy strong in STEM support
In 2013, Morgan Wagner and Dave Gesler took a risk and founded the St. Mary’s Academy Robotics All-Girls Team, 5493 (“SMAbotics_AG”), in Englewood Colorado. They did it with the intent of creating a place where young women could develop their confidence and pursue their passions in STEM. SMAbotics_AG works tirelessly to implement our mission statement: “We strive to ignite young women’s passion for STEM through Leadership, Collaboration & Creativity. Together, we can be the next generation of innovators in our increasingly globalized, technologically-driven world.” Every day, we make an effort to build an environment where young women are excited to take on a challenge in STEM and know they will be successful with persistence and hard work. In each girl, we hope to instill the confidence and will to take risks, fail, and try again. Furthermore, SMAbotics aims to develop strong, resilient, and dedicated women leaders in STEM. SMAbotics_AG aspires to grow through the years, passing down traditions and empowering the next generations of young women.
For more information, to become a sponsor, or just support a great cause, here are a couple of websites for them.
Focusing on mid- to senior-level women in technology, IEEE WIE ILC provides professional leadership training, advice for career growth, and knowledge on disruptive tech. The connections you’ll make with international leaders in technology will last far beyond the event itself.
The 2020 IEEE Region 5 Conference, this spring, will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from April 3 to April 5, 2020.
Early registration discounts ends March 8, 2020 so please register ASAP! If you have ever attended a Region Conference you know how informative and how much fun it is. This year there is a number of VIP guests with IEEE-USA making their National Awards presentations at our Saturday night Awards Banquet so we will see the first John Meredith (Past R5 Director, Past IEEE-USA President) Award presentation. The John Meredith award should make the event memorable. Please plan to attend with as many of the Section and Branch members as possible.
The Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel is located at 1 north Broadway Avenue, OKC, OK 73102 is an extremely nice hotel and hopefully the quad rate will make it accessible to students. A hotel can be accessed through the Website https://r5conferences.org/venue-travel/. Single and Doubles are called the Run of the House so their rates are (ROH) $119.00 Triple $134.00 Quad $149.00; Government Rate is $95.00. This Group Rate shall be offered for a period of three (3) Days before and three (3) days after the Meeting Dates subject to the availability of rooms at the time of reservation.
As usual, there will be Student Paper, Design, Ethics and Robotics Contests and prizes will be awarded in each competition. There will also be a Student Leadership Training Workshop for new or prospective Branch officers and Advisors.
A Friday night Reception Social is planned to allow attendees to meet one another and also meet higher grade members. The Region 5 leadership will be there as well as IEEE Headquarters staff to provide information or training. Those of you who have attended in the past know that it is an interesting and very enjoyable event. Region 5 provides support for travel expenses; however, this is usually not enough to cover all of the travel expenses for the Branch members, so you should begin to seek additional support now. Possible avenues of support include your Section; your department, college, and/or university; local industry; and self-generated funds (raffles, sales of munchies or lab supplies, etc.) The latest information about the Conference and the various contests may be found at the Conference Web site: https://r5conferences.org/.
A preliminary schedule for the 2020 Green Technology Conference 1-3 April as well as the R5 Annual meeting with Student Conference 3-5 April can be accessed at https://ieeegreentech.org/schedule/, This Green Technology Conference supports Student Activities through solicitations so if you or your company can help financially support our activities or would like to have a table top display visit https://ieeegreentech.org/patrons/support/
We are continuing to support a combined conference registration discount to enable member participation in both conferences.
Graduate Certificate, Master of Science, Master of Science (Non-Thesis)
The Future Electric Grid will be Smart
The Future Electric Grid will be smart, with user-interaction, and bidirectional power flow, with deep penetration of renewable energy resources.
Students in Smart-Grid, Power Electronics, and Electrical Power Systems will learn a combined power system and power electronics approach, in which enabled renewable energy systems interact with the utility grid, establishing smart-grids with intelligent data communication, energy management and control.
This Graduate Program approaches electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and user-friendly control. Graduates will advance technology in industries and national laboratories, and will be key leaders for the sustainability of renewable energy based electrical energy conversion.
The Smart-Grid Electrical Power and Energy Systems program supports Mines mission, as a global leader in research and the advancement of technology. The research in this new program will allow a unified power system and power electronics approach, where enabled renewable energy systems will interact with the utility grid, establishing microgrids, with intelligence and data communication, in order to make our future utility grid a Smart-Grid, and our Mines graduates, leaders in this 21st century technology.
Contact – Prof. Marcelo Godoy Simoes, e-mail: email@example.com
IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020)
5-9 April 2020 // New Orleans, Louisiana, USA: https://wfiot2020.iot.ieee.org/
The 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on the Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020) is the premier conference of the IEEE IoT Initiative. Every year the conference is attended by hundreds of most active participants from research community, government and public sector, small business, multinational corporations and industry. The technical papers, presentations and events at this conference are focused on contributions to enhance and accelerate the adoption of the IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of humanity. WF-IoT 2020 will include a multi-dimensional program of technical research papers, expert presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials and industry forums on the latest technology developments and innovations in many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of the IoT solutions and applications.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the mmWave Frontier
The 3rd IoT Vertical and Topical Summit will be held January 26 -27, 2020 as part of RWW2020 in San Antonio, Texas. The one and a half day Summit will address the important role that mmWaves play in the IoT ecosystem. The choice of the theme, “IoT and the mmWave Frontier”, is motivated by increases in deployment and the regulatory attention paid to new allocations of licensed and unlicensed mmWave spectrum.
The Summit is designed to foster dialogue amongst professionals from industry, the public sector, and the research community. Participants will gather in a highly interactive setting to explore mmWave solutions— from 30GHz to 300GHz as well as the adjacent spectrum from 6GHz to 30GHz and 300GHz to 1,000GHz— and applications for IoT, with a focus on the opportunities and challenges for adoption. This includes electromagnetic-waves used as a technology for: (i) Communications; (ii) Sensors; and (iii) Manufacturing/Industrial Processes.
RWW Website: https://radiowirelessweek.org/
2020 IEEE 3rd 5G World Forum Call for Papers and Proposals
IEEE Future Networks Tech Focus September Issue now available
The IEEE Future Networks Tech Focus is a content-driven online publication containing practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on developments and deployments of current and future generations of networks around the world. The September issue of IEEE Future Networks Tech Focus eNewsletter includes:
Read past articles and learn how to submit an article
IEEE Future Networks Podcasts with the Experts
In the latest episode of IEEE Future Networks Podcasts with the Experts, titled “5G Connectivity Beyond the City – Agricultural Use Cases through 5G Rural First,” James Irvine talks with Karina Maksimiuk and Greig Paul about their work with 5G Rural First, a UK government test bed and trial project, which describes itself as a “call to action” to be sure the benefits of 5G go beyond the city. Podcasts are available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or on the Future Networks portal
Call for Participation: IEEE International Network Generation Roadmap (INGR)
The Future Networks Initiative is looking for volunteers to contribute to the IEEE International Network Generation Roadmap whose objective is to guide and focus the industry and standards ecosystems to successfully evolve network generations (5G and beyond) from current to future state, including
We have a variety of working groups that are looking for participants, such as Edge Automation Platform, Optics, Millimeter Wave, Satellite, and more. Learn more and consider volunteering. Contact information can be found here.
In addition, an Industry Advisory Board meets regularly to ensure that industry needs, challenges, and expectations are addressed. Email 5Groadmapinfo@ieee.org if you are interested in participating on the INGR Industry Advisory Board.
For more information contact:
Ashutosh Dutta, Co-Chair IEEE Future Networks Initiative
Tim Lee, Co-Chair IEEE Future Networks Initiative
Gerhard Fettweis, Co-Chair IEEE Future Networks Initiative
IEEE Future Directions
Blockchain – More than Cryptocurrency, blockchain is a technological foundation to a new way of conducting transactions, securing networks, and recording the validity and origin of data. Blockchain will allow a new perspective on how humans interact to society’s challenges; touching upon everything from financial transactions, energy trading, carbon emission trading, protection and easy access to healthcare records, to the protection of the valued assets of corporations and nation states.
Brain – This initiative is dedicated to advancing technologies that improve the understanding of brain function, revolutionizing current abilities to reverse engineer neural circuits in both the central and peripheral nervous systems, and developing new approaches to interface the brain with machines for augmenting human-machine interaction and mitigating effects of neurological disease and injury.
IEEE Digital Reality
Digital Reality – This initiative serves to enable the coming Digital Transformation through collaboration among technologists, engineers, regulators, and ethicists. The Digital Transformation is fueled by advances in sensors and actuators, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). By leveraging these technologies and others, such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and Digital Twins, the line between the physical world and the digital world will be increasingly less distinct.
by Ian MacMillan
Denver Section will be again hosting the GreenTech & R5 Annual Meeting in 2021. The Students Robotics Competition is an exciting part of the the R5 Annual Meeting. The Conference Organizing Committee is forming up if you’d like to be involved in making this great fun conference happen, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 IEEE Green Tech Conference:
1-3 April, 2020; Oklahoma City OK
The IEEE Oklahoma City Section wants to hear from you with the possibility to present your Green Technology ideas so you can be an individual, academician or businessperson to write a paper? We’re looking for papers along the following ‘tracts’ or you can look at https://ieeegreentech.org/cfp/ for full details and sub-genres of each ‘track’:
Energy Generation & Storage Technologies
Individual presentations, Tutorials or Workshops
The best papers shall be included in the conference proceeding then will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library
Deadlines and (Notification Dates):
Please contact any of the names below if you have any question.
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You can see all of our upcoming events on the IEEE Denver Events Calendar
2019 IEEE-USA Co-Sponsored Conferences
5-6 Nov Woburn, Massachusetts 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST)
15-16 Nov Boston, MA IEEE International Symposium on Technologies on Technology and Society (ISTAS)
Papers Due: 16 August 2019
6-8 Jan 2020 Las Vegas, NV 10th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC)
Call for Papers | Papers Due: 31 October 2019
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