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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.
 
 
 
 
President’s Message
 
 

image of Stephanie WhiteGreetings!

Systems Council is excited to become one of the IEEE sponsors of BKCASE, which includes the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK). The IEEE Systems Council will assume a position on the BKCASE Governing Board. The other two BKCASE sponsors are INCOSE and Stevens Institute, which is a Systems Engineering University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Systems Council, along with INCOSE and Stevens Institute will set direction for SEBoK enhancements. We hope that you will contact us with your insights as to needed enhancements.

I would like to bring to your attention the new Systems Security Symposium which will be held 6-9 April, 2020 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Crystal City, VA (Washington DC area). IEEE Systems Council and IEEE AESS are financial sponsors. Technical sponsors include NDIA, INCOSE, the Systems Engineering Research Center (a UARC), and the University of Virginia, in conjunction with OUSD R & E. The conference caters to both practitioners and academics, providing a forum to exchange ideas and experiences on technology, methodology, applications, study cases, and practical experiences. Academic papers were solicited addressing novel ideas, theoretical issues, technology, methodology, or detailed studies. Industry papers were invited that address theory, methods, cases, and practical experience including lessons learned, and real-world achievements. Although the Call for Papers is now closed, please consider attending this interdisciplinary conference and submitting a paper to next year’s conference.

You may also be interested in submitting a paper to one of our two excellent Journals. We are very proud of our IEEE Systems Journal which provides a systems-level, focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance. It has quite a high impact factor of 4.337. Additional information can be found here. Our second journal, the IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS) 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. Please visit their website for the range of topics.

If you are a student in the following fields or know an eligible student, please watch for the announcement of this year’s James O. Gray Scholarship on the Systems Council website. The scholarship recognizes graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in process control systems engineering, plant automation or instrumentation & measurement and undergraduate students pursuing studies in systems engineering. The prize is US$5,000 and a certificate for a Graduate student and US$5,000 and a certificate for an Undergraduate student. Funds will be paid to the school on behalf of the student.

Please visit our website frequently for conference announcements and other updates.

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 here.

Best regards,

Stephanie White
IEEE Systems Council President
Long Island University
Stephanie.White@liu.edu
 
 
 
 
IEEE Systems Council Conference News
 
 
 
 
2019 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering
 
 
The 5th annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE) was held 1-3 October, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year’s conference was a great success thanks to the hard work of our organizers, committee, and attendees.

A tutorial on “Preference and Value Functions for Systems Engineering Design” was presented with a large number of attendees. Attendees also enjoyed an engaging keynote presentation given by Dinesh Verma, Ph.D, the author of over 100 technical papers, book reviews, technical monographs, and textbooks.

Special sessions at this year’s conference included “Current Trends and new perspectives in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS) for Complex Systems” alongside “Theoretical Foundations of System Engineering (THEFOSE).” Both of these sessions successfully accomplished their goal of keeping our attendees informed about the newest advances in the Systems Engineering field.

Overall, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network with other engineers in the field while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Edinburgh. This conference provides the opportunity to gather and learn, all while enjoying the company of colleagues from around the world.
 
 
Young Professionals Event at ISSE 2019
 
 
The ISSE Young Professionals Event took place on Tuesday, 1 October in Edinburgh. James Ritchie, Systems Council Young Professional Chair, helped facilitate an interesting and engaging event for Young Professionals with the many national and international experts that were attending the IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering 2019.

IEEE Systems Council, IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society, and IEEE Young Professionals held a reception at the conference venue, followed by a panel on systems engineering which covered the career perspectives of experienced professionals from the domain of complex systems engineering.

With over 20 attendees, this event turned out to be a very successful Young Professionals event!
 
 
Save the Date: 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering

The 6th annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE) will be held on 12-13 October 2020 in Vienna, Austria. More information on this conference will be available shortly!
 
 
 
 
2020 IEEE Systems Security Symposium
 
 
The 2020 Systems Security Symposium will be held 6-9 April 2020 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Crystal City, VA, USA.
 
 

This symposium attempts to address the convergence of cybersecurity, safety, and engineering with an interest in the effective application of security principles, methods, and tools to complex systems such as cyber-physical systems, autonomous systems, transportation vehicles, medical devices, large IoT systems, and other systems of interest.

 
 
 
 
 
 
2020 IEEE International Systems Conference
 
 
The 14th annual IEEE International Systems Conference will be held 20-23 April 2020 in Montreal, Canada. The conference caters to both practitioners and academics, providing a forum to exchange ideas and experiences on technology, methodology, applications, study cases, and practical experiences.

Register to attend before 15 January to receive a discounted rate!
 
 
 
 
 
 
IEEE Brain Updates
 
 
 
 
IEEE Brain Initiative is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural IEEE Brain Virtual Conference. The first event, to be held 26 November 2019, will explore the emerging field of bioelectronics.

Bioelectronics is a rapidly growing field that develops electronic systems to intelligently interact with biological tissue for applications spanning healthcare, lifestyle, and education. In this virtual conference you will learn fundamental principles of bioelectronic systems and hear from world experts about how to build a successful career in this emerging research field.

In the morning session, you will hear three tutorials presented by leading researchers on:
  • Organic bioelectronic interfaces
  • Bioelectronic microfabrication
  • Mechanics of bioelectronic devices
In the afternoon session, you will participate in an interactive question and answer session focused on career development. The first career development panel will focus on issues facing new and early-stage researchers, while the second panel will focus on building and maintaining leading research groups and working with industry. In these sessions, the panelists will answer your questions about navigating the bioelectronics research field and share some insights from their experiences.

Register now for FREE. More information including the preliminary program and speaker information can be found here.
 
 
IEEE Brain: Looking to Expand IEEE Brain Newsletter Editorial Team
 
 
Dear colleagues,

With the objective of improving the IEEE Brain newsletter, BrainInsight, we are looking for volunteers to join the editorial team. Members of the editorial team will be in charge of identifying potential contributors, reaching out to them and supporting them on the preparation of the newsletter articles. This is a good opportunity for senior postdocs and young faculty with a good knowledge of the research landscape in neural technologies. The newsletter team will be grateful if you can send your recommendation about suitable people who may be interested in joining this activity to Ricardo Chavarriaga.

Sincerely,
Ricardo Chavarriaga
Managing Editor
 
 
 
 
Council Member Societies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Member Society Conferences of Interest
 
 
 
 
 
 
The IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference—an academic conference launched to advance a systems approach to integrating emerging technologies—marked its 10th year at California State University Long Beach. Read More...
 
 
 
 
IEEE Systems Council Publications News
 
 
IEEE Systems Journal
The IEEE Systems Journal (J-SYS) is the technical journal of the IEEE Systems Council, and is published quarterly. This publication provides a systems-level, focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance. It intends to encourage and facilitate cooperation and interaction among IEEE Societies with systems-level and systems engineering interest, and to attract non-IEEE contributors and readers from around the globe. Learn more on the website or visit IEEE Xplore to read the latest issue!

The latest issue of IEEE Systems Journal is in the mail and retrievable now from IEEE Xplore, the IEEE online digital library.

All IEEE Systems Journal subscribers can access the online edition using their IEEE Account.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.). Papers may include theory, application, and operation of small platforms along with the design and development of both platforms and sensor systems. Papers covering educational activities in developing small platforms or their sensors are also encouraged.

Manuscripts should be submitted through Manuscript Central and should be original work within this scope. Manuscripts submitted to this journal must not have been published before and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

For more information, please visit our website or contact John Schmalzel at schmalzel@rowan.edu.
 
 
 
 
IEEE Systems Council Distinguished Lecturers
 
 

The IEEE Systems Council currently has 16 active Distinguished Lecturers. 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. More information can be found on our website.

 
 

Current Distinguished Lecturers:

  • Edward Addy, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
  • Holly Handley, Old Dominion University
  • Donna H. Rhodes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • N. Peter Whitehead, The MITRE Corporation
  • Ni-Bin Chang, University of Central Florida
  • Paolo Carbone, University of Perugia
  • Jose Azorín, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
  • Shiyan Hu, Michigan Tech.
  • Andy Chen, Catronic Enterprise
  • Paul C. Hershey, Raytheon IIS
  • Robert Lyons, Consultant
  • Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milan
  • Robert C. Rassa, Raytheon IIS
  • Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Stephanie White, Long Island University
  • Michael C. Wicks, University of Dayton
 
 
 
 
Systems Council Chapter Creation
 
 
The Systems Council is currently 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.
 
 
 
 
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