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IEEE Systems Council Newsletter
 3rd Quarter 2018
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IEEE Systems Journal
Distinguished Lecturers
The Systems Council currently has twelve active Distinguished Lecturers (DLs). The purpose of this program is to increase awareness about topics relevant to Systems Council by creating a pool of subject matter experts who are willing to speak to IEEE Chapters, Sections, Societies and Councils.

To view the DLs, find out how to request a DL speech, or apply to become a DL, visit our website.


IEEE Systems Council Chapter Creation
The Systems Council currently is looking to expand our Chapters. Creating a Systems or Joint Chapter is easily done through a petition, submitted to IEEE. For more information on this process please visit our website or contact Marco Parvis, VP Member Services.

A current list of the Systems Council Chapters can be found on our website.
IEEE Systems Council Technical Committees
IEEE is committed to excellence and the IEEE Systems Council Technical Committees (TCs) are designed to flexibly respond to any engineering interests whether they be long or short term.

To participate in one of the TCs, please contact Walt Downing, Vice President, Technical Operations for the Systems Council. Please view our website for more information.

 

About the IEEE Systems Council Newsletter

The IEEE Systems Council Newsletter includes time sensitive news useful to its members and highlights content of the current issue of the IEEE Systems Journal.

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image of Stephanie White Greetings!

IEEE Systems Council held the 12th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon 2018) at the JW Marriott Parq in Vancouver, Canada 23-26 April 2018. I attended two excellent tutorials and heard instructive case studies. I found the tutorial addressing Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL) very informative. Paper sessions were diverse and excellent. They addressed Systems Integration and Verification, Complex Systems, Autonomous Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Systems Engineering, Human System Integration, Machine Learning, Transportation Systems, Engineering Systems of Systems, Robotic Systems, Model Based Systems Engineering, Cyber Security, Decision Making for Complex Systems, System Architecture, and Systems and Applications.

We will hold the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE) 1-3 October 2018 in Rome Italy. I hope that you are planning to attend. The keynote speaker is Dr. Marina Ruggieri. Her talk will be exciting and illuminating. It is titled "The Software-Defined-Everything (SDE) revolution in the Space Systems: Softwarized Satellites, Cloud above the clouds and Human-Robot Cooperation." Dr. Ruggieri, past Vice President of the IEEE Technical Activities Board, is also a Full Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Roma "Tor Vergata" and therein member of the Board of Directors; Principal Investigator of the 40/50 GHz communications experiment of the TDP5 payload on-board the ESA Alphasat satellite, launched in 2013; and co-founder and Steering Board Chair of CTIF, a cross-disciplinary center for innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) infrastructures and applications at the University of Roma "Tor Vergata," belonging to a global network located in Europe, USA and Asia. She has been Vice Chair of the Italian Space Agency Council and member of the Council of Experts for Research Policy for the Italian Ministry, and she is arbitrator of the Italian Industry Federation for Aerospace, Defense and Security. In addition to paper sessions as at ISSE, there will be a special session on Theoretical Foundations of System Engineering (THEFOSE) and System Optimization.

The IEEE Systems Council was recently informed that the IEEE Systems Journal did extremely well with a 2017 impact factor of 4.337. We congratulate Dr. Vincenzo Piuri, Editor-in-Chief and all the authors, editors, and reviewers of the journal on their achievement.

Our newsletters are published quarterly and include information on IEEE Systems Council activities plus a list of other conferences of interest. I hope you find this newsletter of interest. Past newsletters can be found on our website.

Stephanie White
IEEE Systems Council President
Long Island University
Stephanie.White@liu.edu


While the nominations are now closed for the 2019 class of IEEE Fellows, the Systems Council encourages you to begin thinking about your nominations for the 2020 class. If you know someone who is a Senior Member whose experience is in the systems engineering field we welcome you to nominate them for the class of 2020 and identify the Systems Council as their evaluating unit. Nominations for the 2020 class of Fellows will open in September. More information can be found on the IEEE website.


IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE)


The 4th annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering will be held 1-3 October 2018 in Rome, Italy. Registration for the conference is now open! Register now, the advanced registration deadline is 31 August 2018.

Please visit the conference website for more information.


2019 IEEE International Systems Conference


The 13th annual IEEE International Systems Conference will be held in Orlando, FL, USA 8-11 April 2019 at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Hotel. Papers are now being accepted for IEEE SysCon 2019! More information on the paper submission process can be found on our website. Please visit the conference website for additional information.

Important Dates:
  • Abstract and Full Paper Submission Deadline: 17 November 2018
  • Acceptance Notification: 14 December 2018
  • Final Paper Deadline: 13 February 2019

IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)
20-24 August 2018
Munich, Germany

International Conference on Radar
27-30 August 2018
Brisbane, Australia

IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
7-10 October 2018
Miyazaki, Japan

IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
17-21 March 2019
Anaheim, CA, USA

IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE)
6-8 May 2019
San Jose, CA, USA

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
20-24 May 2019
Shanghai, China

IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
20-23 May 2019
Auckland, New Zealand

IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
20-24 May 2019
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
26-29 May 2019
Sapporo, Japan

IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
2-7 June 2019
Boston, MA, USA

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View the full list of our Member Society Representatives.


University of Houston Cullen Prof. Jose 'Pepe' Contreras-Vidal, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society representative to the IEEE Systems Council, participated in the Industry Connections Program in Neuro-Technologies for Brain-Machine Interfacing workshop at the IEEE International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference held in Honolulu, HI, USA, 17-21 July 2018.

The workshop and working group provided an integrated overview of all standards activity that is specifically related to Brain-machine interfacing (BMI)-related neurotechnologies, divided in the following working groups:
  • Sensors and interoperability (sensors, processing, cybersecurity)
  • Effectors (prosthetics, AR/VR, rehab robotics)
  • Data storing and sharing
  • Performance assessment and benchmarking
  • User requirements - Clinical and non-clinical BMIs
BMI comprises clinical, work and consumer applications. BMIs are systems that detect the user's intent from patterns of brain activity and uses those patterns to control machines, computers, robots and even digital avatar for restorative and rehabilitation purposes. BMIs are composed of multiple sub-systems for data acquisition, processing, actuation and feedback as listed above, and therefore BMIs can be seen as systems of systems, in which interoperability becomes crucial while fulfilling requirements for reliability, safety, communication, regulatory processes, biocompatibility and privacy. Thus, there is a critical need for standards in the BMI field.

This is a great opportunity for members of the IEEE Systems Council to participate in the definition of standards for BMI systems. For further information, please contact:

IEEE Systems Journal

The new bibliometric indices for 2017 have been published. The IEEE Systems Journal is continuously growing in quality and appreciation, thanks to the care and dedication of Vincenzo Piuri (Editor-in-Chief), Amir Aghdam and Saeid Nahavandi (Deputy Editors-in-Chief), all Associate Editors, and all reviewers.

Year201720162015201420132012
Impact Factor4.3373.8822.1141.981.7461.27
Eigenfactor0.007860.006600.004440.003360.002720.00173
Article Influence Score1.0470.9870.7720.691 0.5920.592

The values displayed for the Journal Citation Metrics fields are the ones reported by IEEE Xplore and are based on the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report (JCR).

IEEE has issued a statement about the appropriate use of bibliometric indices.



Call for Papers for IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS)

The IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems is a new technical journal devoted to covering the rapidly evolving field of small air and space systems such as drones and small satellites. These platforms offer new, low-cost ways to accomplish a wide range of sensing functions for applications ranging from agriculture to land use and ocean surveys.

Papers are sought that address innovative approaches to solving problems related to the development and use of miniaturized platforms such as drones and CubeSats. The scope includes both the sensors (across the electromagnetic spectrum) and platform systems (propulsion, navigation, power, communication, etc.)

For more information, please visit our website or contact John Schmalzel at schmalzel@rowan.edu.


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