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Volume 4, Number3 | 3rd Quarter 2015
Dear IEEE Member,

It's summertime, and the livin' is easy here in the Nation's Capital, and it's time for your quarterly edition of the IEEE-USA Conference Brief.

We have a great portfolio of IEEE-USA co-sponsored conferences and exhibitions, addressing diverse areas of policy and professionalism, in 2015. Do take a moment to consider making a presentation at, and attending, some of them. As always, if you know of a conference, seminar, or workshop you think IEEE-USA should consider co-sponsoring; or if you have an idea for a new event -- locally or nationally -- please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Charles Rubenstein (
Chair, IEEE-USA Conferences Committee
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES (scroll down for more details)
2015 IEEE-USA Conferences Calendar
(Co-sponsored and/or where IEEE-USA has an Exhibition Booth)
When Where Conference
30 July - 1 August Ogden, Utah IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2015)
26-27 September Queens, N.Y. World Maker Faire New York (IEEE-USA Shared IEEE Booth)
8-11 October Seattle, Wash. IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
19 -23 October Shenzhen, China International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE)
12 December Philadelphia, Pa. IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB)
14-16 December Orlando, Fl. IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space & Extreme Environments (WiSEE)
When Where Conference
7-8 April Kansas City, Mo. 2016 IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech 2016)
13-14 May Vancouver, British Columbia IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, & Technology (ETHICS 2016)
5-10 June Portland, Ore. 2016 IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference
24-28 June Seattle, Wash. IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE)
28-30 July New Orleans, La. IEEE-USA Future Leaders Forum

2015 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

Conference Date: 8-11 October 2015
Location: DoubleTree Hotel at SeaTAC Airport (Seattle, Washington)


This cross-disciplinary annual conference brings together communities and individuals -- engineering, science, technology, industry, academe, government agencies, NGOs, charities, and funders -- interested in applying technology to develop effective solutions for the challenges facing the world's underserved.

GHTC will cover a wide range of topics that include, but are not limited to:
  • Health, Medical Technology, Telemedicine
  • Disaster Warning, Avoidance and Response
  • Water Planning, Availability and Quality
  • Sanitation
  • Power Infrastructure/Off-Grid Power/Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Connectivity and Communications Technologies (data/voice) for Remote Locations
  • Educational Technologies
  • Agricultural Technologies
  • Applying Science, Engineering and Technology for Environmental Sustainability
  • Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Registration is now open:

First-Ever Future Leaders Forum (28-30 July 2016)

The first-ever national Future Leaders Forum presented by IEEE-USA will be held at Tulane University in New Orleans, 28-30 July 2016. This innovative and exciting event will enable students and young professionals to gain knowledge not found in a classroom while being immersed in the traditional New Orleans culture. Tomorrow's Leaders are disrupting the monotony of business constructs at all levels -- and this event embraces that. With an ideal mix of groundbreaking sessions and uniquely formatted talks and discussions, Future Leaders Forum will challenge traditional innovation, leadership & learning. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE)

When: 19-23 October 2015
Where: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

ICCVE 2015 is the world's premier Connected Vehicles conference that gathers all the relevant communities together. During the five-day conference, experts, practitioners and policymakers from all around the world will present the latest innovations and advances on connected vehicles, share experience and insights, forecast trends and opportunities, and discuss policy, economics and social implications. ICCVE is IEEE's flagship conference in the domain of connected vehicles, financially co-sponsored by IEEE-USA, IEEE VTS, IEEE ITSS, and technically co-sponsored by IEEE-SA, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, and IEEE RFID Committee.

Topics of interest include:
  • Wireless Communications and Vehicular Networking
  • Mobile Internet, Mobility Internet and Internet of Things
  • Cooperative Driving, Intelligent and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Automotive Electronics and Automatic Control
  • Transportation and Connected Vehicles
  • Electric Vehicle and Transportation Electrification
  • Geographic, Spatial and Social Information Systems
  • Manufacturing and Product Safety Engineering in Connected Vehicles
  • Practices, Recommendations and Standards in Connected Vehicles
  • Policy, Economics and Social Implications of Connected Vehicles
Call for Papers

Paper Submission Deadline: 31 July 2015 Notification of Acceptance: 31 August 2015 Final Manuscript Due: 18 September 2015

IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine & Biology Symposium (SPMB)

When: 12 December 2015
Where: Philadelphia, Pa.

SPMB is a single-day symposium designed to promote synergy between the healthcare industries and signal processing researchers. This year's program features a special emphasis on big data applications. Featured topics include:

  • Analysis of Biomedical Signals and Images
  • Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing in Bioinformatics
  • Time-frequency and Non-stationary Signal Analysis
  • Wearable Healthcare Devices
  • Data Mining and Analytics in Healthcare
  • Security and Reliability in Medical Technology
  • Emerging Medical Devices and Applications
Important Dates:

Submission: 1 September 2015
Notification: 15 October 2015
Early Registration: 15 November 2015



2015 IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Summit USA East

When: 6-8 November 2015
Where: Philadelphia, Pa.

The IEEE WIE Summit USA East 2015 will focus on developing and improving leadership skills for individuals at all stages of their careers. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear inspirational and empowering talks presented by successful leaders from IEEE North-East region. Emerging technologies will also be demonstrated, engaging attendees to facilitate discussion and potential advancement of STEM outreach class ideas.

Papers may be submitted on the following topics:
  • Mentoring the next generation of female leaders
  • Strategies for increasing equity in power and decision-making
  • Women as leaders in education, industry, and government
  • Development: communication skills in written and spoken word, effective dialog
  • Cross-cultural aspects of leadership
  • What it takes to be a great leader--qualities that all successful leaders share
  • Shaping the future by female leaders
  • Training vs inherent skills: can leadership be learned?
  • Work-Life balance: family systems traditions and changes
  • Leadership development for women: overcoming stereotypes
  • The design, implementation, and evaluation of leadership from a structural perspective
  • Helping girls and young women become leaders--motivating to empower, empowering to motivate
  • Exploring the attrition gap--why do women leave the engineering field and what can be done to prevent it
Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: 9 September 2015 Notification: 23 September 2015
Final Paper Announcement: 7 October 2015


IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space & Extreme Environments

When: 14-16 December 2015
Where: Orlando, Fla.

This IEEE conference will bring together investigators from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and other space agencies, along with aerospace and space defense industries and academic researchers, in an effort to understand and solve the emerging problems facing wireless sensing and communication in space and related extreme environments.

Full length research papers (6 pages) and posters abstracts (3 pages) are sought that address solutions to problems in all areas of wireless sensing and communication in space and extreme environments related to spaceflight.

Important Dates:

Paper Acceptance: 1 September 2015
Final Camera Ready Paper: 15 September. 2015
Early Registration Deadline: 15 September 2015

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