2nd Quarter
 
 
 
 
About the IEEE Systems Council Newsletter:

Engineers today start their careers with excellent technical skills and subject matter. The 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 Vincenzo PiuriDear Member of the IEEE Systems Council Community,

This is a hard time for everybody around the world due to the pandemic. I hope that you and your families and friends are doing fine, and I really hope that the virus will be defeated soon and no more people will suffer.

Systems Council, even in this difficult time, is striving to help our scientific and professional community stay on the leading edge of knowledge and profession. We are transforming our conference into virtual events so as to allow people to share ideas and experiences in our field. We are working to expedite dissemination of quality knowledge in our publications. We are working on an educational program. And we are planning for more initiatives to support underserved groups and areas.

Please visit our website frequently for detailed information about our activities. Our newsletter will help you to remain current on our activities, as well as other information relevant to our field (past issues are available on our website).

If you have any comments, suggestions, recommendations, or criticism, please do not hesitate to contact me. Everyone can help in continuously improving our technical activities: we aim to continue to have live activities for our live community. With you, we strive to serve our community. Join us to make a difference in the world!

Looking forward to working with you for the benefit of our scientific and professional community and the entire humanity!

Ciao, Vin

Vincenzo Piuri
President, IEEE Systems Council
 
 
 
 
IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Awards
 
 
This year, the IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award was awarded to seven papers. Please help us in congratulating these authors on this achievement!
 
 
 
 
IEEE Systems Council News
 
 
Systems Council, Steward for BKCASE
 
 
The IEEE Systems Council is pleased to report that we are now one of the three stewards of BKCASE, which includes the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) and the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE). Systems Council assumed IEEE Computer Society’s stewardship for BKCASE governance in January 2020. The other two stewards are INCOSE & Stevens University.

SEBoK is a living document and covers a wide range of systems engineering information with references and recommendations on articles and books in the field. SEBoK receives worldwide interest and had 923,698 page-views in 2019. This number does not include views conducted by interested parties after they download the document. The Editor of SEBoK, Robert Cloutier, has selected an outstanding set of associate editors who are planning SEBoK evolution.

The IEEE Systems Council expects that SEBoK and (in the future) GRCSE will continue to improve Systems Engineering research, education, and practice, and we want to be part of that.

SEBoK editors are looking for new material on Systems Engineering to add to SEBoK. Authors get bylines. Robert Cloutier writes here.

"I am looking for additional authors and folks interested in taking a leadership role as editors to help manage and grow our content for specific areas. It would be nice to add some more content in Part 6: Related Disciplines, and Part 7: SE Implementation Examples. If you would like to author an article for those sections, please reach out to Nicole Hutchinson or myself."

 
 
 
 
Women in Systems Engineering (WISE)
 
 
Systems Council is creating a new page on the Systems Council website to tell the stories of women in systems engineering. We will post women's stories, telling you how they entered the field, what they do in their career, and why they find their work exciting. If you have such a story to tell, please contact Stephanie White or Brooke Johnson.
 
 
 
 
IEEE Systems Council Conference News
 
 
2020 IEEE Systems Security Symposium
 
 
 
 
 
 
IEEE/NDIA/INCOSE Systems Security Symposium 2020 will now be held as a virtual on-demand conference of recorded paper presentations to be held 1 July – 1 August 2020. Plenary session speakers and panels as well as track session panels will be rescheduled for 2021. Information of the virtual platform will be confirmed in the coming days. We will be offering a virtual presentation option for all of our SSS 2020 authors. The papers of all approved authors will be sent to IEEE with intent to publish in the IEEE Xplore Library, and the presentations of all who present virtually will be available on the conference website. You are not required to present your paper in order to have your paper submitted to IEEE.

All authors and attendees will receive a 50% discount on all conference registration fees. This will be automatically refunded to all attendees. However, if you prefer to put this discount towards SSS 2021, we are able to do this!

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and please contact Shelby Lussier with any questions you may have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020 IEEE International Systems Conference
 
 
 
 
After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we are sorry to announce that the in-person gathering of IEEE SYSCON 2020, scheduled to be held 20-23 April 2020 in Montreal, Canada has been cancelled. IEEE SYSCON 2020 will now be held as a virtual conference, to be held 24 August – 20 September 2020.

Information of the virtual platform will be confirmed in the coming days. We will be offering virtual presentations by all of our SYSCON 2020 authors and plenary speakers. The papers of all approved authors will be sent to IEEE with intent to publish in the IEEE Xplore Library, and the presentations of all who present virtually will be available on the conference website.

All authors and attendees will receive a 25% discount on all conference registration fees. This will be automatically refunded to all attendees by Thursday, 23 April.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and please contact Shelby Lussier with any questions you may have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering
 
 
 
 
The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. IEEE has been monitoring the developing COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus). The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to be a pandemic, many governments have enacted travel bans and numerous state and local governments are prohibiting large or even moderately-sized public gatherings. Such bans on travel and public gatherings are likely to increase in number and scope in the coming weeks.

After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we are sorry to announce that the in-person gathering of IEEE ISSE 2020, scheduled to be held 12-14 October, 2020 in Vienna, Austria has been cancelled.

IEEE ISSE 2020 will now be held as a virtual conference, to be held 12 October – 12 November 2020.

Information of the virtual platform will be confirmed in the coming days. We will be offering virtual presentations by all of our ISSE 2020 authors and plenary speakers. The papers of all approved authors will be sent to IEEE with intent to publish in the IEEE Xplore Library, and the presentations of all who present virtually will be available on the conference website.

We are extending our Initial Paper Deadline through 26 May 2020 in order to accommodate more authors on our virtual platform. We believe that going to a virtual conference for this year will give our loyal authors and attendees the opportunity to still present your excellent work and have your work submitted to IEEE for publication in IEEE Xplore AND to deliver your paper to an audience via recorded video presentation, thereby offering a similar experience to actually having attended in person.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and please contact Shelby Lussier with any questions you may have.

View the full Call for Papers on the ISSE 2020 website.

 
 
 
 
 
 
IEEE Systems Council Publications News
 
 
IEEE is Making Its COVID-19 Related Papers Available for Free

IEEE is making COVID-19 related papers in IEEE Xplore available free of charge (i.e., open access) for the period of time that the pandemic exists.

IEEE Xplore contains more than 5 million documents: upon a search on terms such as coronavirus, pandemic, SARS, MERS and similar items, 420 hits resulted! Technologies in our field are useful also to assist in monitoring, understanding and addressing this pandemic and support the humanitarian efforts.

IEEE is "Advancing technology for humanity." An effort of people for people.
 
 
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 ISJ website or visit IEEE Xplore to read the latest issue!

 
 
 
 
 
Paper Submission Open: 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 Antonio Plaza.

J-MASS Special Issue on Advanced Processing of Remotely Sensed Data Collected by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

The overall aim of this special issue is to collect state-of-the-art research efforts on the latest development, up-to-date issues, and challenges in the analysis and processing of UAV data using different kinds of computing architectures, with particular emphasis on advanced machine (and deep) learning algorithms and scalable implementations. The manuscript submission deadline is June 30, 2020. Additional details are available on the call for papers.
 
 
 
 
Technical Operations News
 
 
IEEE International Workshop on System Biology and Biomedical Systems
 
 
3-4 December 2020 | Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan

The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on System Biology and Biomedical Systems will be held 3-4 December 2020 in Taichung City, Taiwan. The workshop caters to both academics and practitioners as a forum for exchange ideas and experiences on Devices, Circuits and Systems for Assistive and Preventive Care. View the Call for Papers here.

Please feel free to email bfong@ieee.org or ieee.sbbs@gmail.com for further information.
 
 
IEEE Systems Council Technical Committee News
 
 
As an example of some of the activities of the IEEE Systems Council technical committees, the Human System Integration (HSI) Technical Committee, led by its Chair, Dr. Holly Handley, recently posted on their TC website that the IEEE book, "Technical Framework for Human System Engineering Applications and Case Studies," received 14 contributed chapters. This book will be submitted for publication this summer. Also, the HIS TC will have its third anniversary this June 2020.

In addition, two IEEE SC TCs are in need of new Chairs. They are the Intelligent Transportation Design TC and the Networked Systems TC. If anyone is interested in applying for these positions, please contact Steve Holt, VP of Technical Operations.

Other areas of focus for the Systems Council Technical Operations include:
  • Establishing a closer relationship between the IEEE Learning Network (ILN) and the IEEE SC
  • Increasing collaboration with the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
  • Furthering our partnership with the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) community
 
 
Register Now for the SERC Talk on Cyber-Physical Systems on 3 June 2020
 
 
SERC TALKS: “HOW DO WE MAKE SURE FUTURE CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS ARE HUMAN CENTERED, AND IN PARTICULAR, TRUSTWORTHY?”

Speaker: Dr. Martin Törngren, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology 3 June at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) - as integrations of computation, networking and physical processes - are becoming smarter, more automated, connected, upgradeable and collaborative. CPS provide a vast number of opportunities for innovation, and may for example help to address many of UN Sustainable Development Goals. Both technology and sustainability thus strongly require industrial transformation. At the same time, the development and life-cycle management of future CPS clearly push and challenge the boundaries of existing engineering methodologies and socio-technical frameworks; the unprecedented capabilities also represent unprecedented complexity.

For more information and to register, visit our website.
 
 
 
 
Council Member Societies
 
 
The Council now has 14 Member Societies! We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Member Society, IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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View the full list of our Member Society Reps here.
 
 
 
 
Member Society Spotlight
 
 
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) COVID-19 Initiatives
 
 
The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) is working diligently to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CASS leadership has developed a webpage for members to reference when trying to find updates on Society related events. The page is updated several times a week to ensure the latest information regarding our conferences is easily accessible. You can view this page here. 

CASS has also modified its operations in response to this pandemic. The Society has implemented three new COVID-19 related initiatives. The IEEE CAS Society Virtual Distinguished Lecturer Webinars, the CASS COVID-19 Special Student Design Competition, and the CASS Social Media Best Picture and Caption Contest. See below for more information about each of the initiatives:
  • In place of the traditional face-to-face Distinguished Lecturer Program, CASS has pivoted to allow for online presentation and collaboration of the materials through a newly launched Distinguished Lecturer Webinars Series. Learn more.

  • The CASS COVID-19 Special Student Design Competition aims to create technology solutions aligned with Circuits and Systems to help break the chain of infection of the COVID-19 virus. Teams of students, ranging from high school to graduate students, are encouraged to participate. Learn more.
  • The CASS Social Media Best Picture and Caption Contest was launched with the aim to encourage CASS members to spread positivity, creativity, and happiness during this time of social distancing. Learn more.

 
 
IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (CESoc)
 
 
By Chih-Peng Fan and Lucio Ciabattoni,
IEEE CESoc Representatives at IEEE Systems Council AdCom  

As the IEEE CESoc Representatives at IEEE Systems Council AdCom, we are pleased to contribute in this issue to list some of the IEEE CESoc activities on technical education, publications and conferences.

IEEE Spectrum Consumer Electronics News
  • The Diversity and Unification of the Engineered World
  • How YouTube Paved the Way for Google's Stadia Cloud Gaming Service
  • MicroLED Displays Could Show Up in Products as Soon as 2020
  • Remote Control Your Dog with a Haptic Vest
  • Delhi Rolls Out a Massive Network of Surveillance Cameras
  • Ossia's Wireless Charging Tech Could Be Available By Next Year
 
 
Visit IEEE CESoc TV
IEEE CESoc TV includes keynotes, interviews, and many other activities in the flagship ICCE 2020 conference.

Educational Activities & Webinars (EAW)
CESoc provides education and professional development via webinars, tutorials, and workshops.

Industry and Standards Activities (ISA)
CESoc is currently sponsoring or co-sponsoring a number of important standards development activities underway in IEEE's Standards Association.

If you have an interest in participation in any of these efforts please contact Yu Yuan, the CESoc Standards Committee Chair.
 
 
Recent issue of CESoc Sponsored Publications:
     
     
    Upcoming Conferences
    • 2020 International Symposium on Consumer Technologies (ISCT(former International Symposium on Consumer Electronics)| 26-28 August 2020 | Bali, Indonesia
    • 2020 International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Berlin (ICCE-Berlin) | September 2020 | Will be held in remote web format
    • 2020 International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Taiwan (ICCE-Taiwan) | 28-30 September 2020 |South Garden Hotel and Resorts, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    • 2020 Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE) | 13-16 October 2020  | Kobe International Conference Center, KOBE, Japan
    • 2020 International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Asia (ICCE-Asia) | 1-3 November 2020 | Grand Hilton, Seoul, Korea
    • 2020 IEEE Games, Entertainment, Media Conference (IEEE GEM) | To be announced | New Orleans, LA, USA
    To read the full article on CESoc activities, please visit our website.
     
     
     
     
    Member Society Conferences of Interest
     
     
    IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) | 7-11 June 2020 | Virtual

    IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems | 10-12 June 2020 | Virtual

    AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS) | 26-28 August 2020 | New Orleans, LA, USA


    IEEE Radar Conference | 21-25 September 2020 | Florence, Italy

    IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics | 11-14 October 2020 | Toronto, Canada

     
     
     
     
     
     
    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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