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IEEE Systems Council Newsletter
 2nd Quarter 2016
In this issue
  • New Member Society
  • Other Conferences
  • Green Energy Conference
  • Technical Committees
  • Distinguished Lecturer
  • Systems Council AdCom
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IEEE Systems Journal
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.

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Feature articles in this issue include:
  • "The Concept of Order of Conflict in Requirements Engineering"
  • "Metrics for BPEL Process Reusability Analysis in a Workflow System"
  • "Shock Propagation in Cascade Systems: Analysis and Applications"
  • "An Iterative Multiarea State Estimation Approach Using Area Slack Bus Adjustment"
  • "Coordinated Control of Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Angle and PHEVs Using MPCs for Load Frequency Control of Microgrid"
  • "Impacts of Ramp Rate Limits on Oligopolistic Opportunities in Electricity Markets"
  • "Bayesian Updating of the Price Elasticity of Uncertain Demand"
  • "SCout: Prying Into Supply Chains via a Public Query Interface"
  • "Benefits of Demand Response on Operation of Distribution Networks: A Case Study"
  • "Green Cooperative Cognitive Radio: A Multiobjective Optimization Paradigm"
Distinguished Lecturers
The Systems Council currently has six 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.

Systems Council Chapter Creation
A Chapter is a geographical sub-unit of an IEEE entity and is established by petition to the IEEE. Chapters are concerned with representing and fulfilling the needs of the member in their specific geographical area. Chapters allow members to meet face to face and host local activities.

The Systems Council currently is looking to expand through the use of Chapters. Creating a Systems Council or Joint Chapter is easily done through a petition, submitted to IEEE. For more information on this process please visit the IEEE website or contact Rich Hochberg, VP Member Services. View a list of current Systems Chapters on our website.

Analytics and Risk Technical Committee
View the latest report of the activities of the Analytics and Risk Technical Committee.


About the IEEE Systems Council Newsletter

Engineers today start their careers with excellent technical skills and subject matter expertise. The IEEE Systems Council Newsletter includes time sensitive news useful to its members, and highlights content from the current issue of IEEE Systems Journal.

New Member Society of IEEE Systems Council

We welcome the IEEE Computer Society as the newest Member Society of the IEEE Systems Council.

View the full list of our Member Societies and Member Society Representatives.

Other Conferences of Interest
7th IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference (IGESC)

The 7th IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference (IGESC) will be held in Long Beach, CA 7 November 2016. View the IGESC 2016 Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 6 June 2016.
IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon) Technical Meetings

We hope you all enjoyed Orlando a couple of weeks ago at the 2016 IEEE SysCon!

Technical meetings associated with SysCon's technical business were held during SysCon. The technical committees of the IEEE Systems Council need and want your help. When you engage in these technical forums you will find others with similar goals. As an experienced engineer, you already know the importance of collaboration. If you would like to lead a project, let us know how we can help. If you would like to dive into some systems analysis and you were unable to check out the conference Workshop, there is another session scheduled in Edinburgh, Scotland later this year.

On behalf of the Technical Committees, we hope to hear from you. Please contact Roger Oliva for more information.

IEEE Systems Council Technical Committees

Call for Participation

The IEEE is committed to excellence and the IEEE Systems Council Technical Committees (TC) are designed to flexibly respond to any engineering interests whether they be long or short term.

Current list of Technical Commitees:
  • Standards
  • Systems Engineering Education
  • Large Scale Systems Integration to Secure Critical Infrastructure
  • Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems
  • Systems Biology
  • Intelligent Transportation Design
  • Workforce Development
  • Industrial Interfaces
  • Geospatial
  • Information Fusion
  • Nuclear Energy
  • High Speed Rail
  • Power Integration
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Analytics and Risk
Take a closer look at the committee ideas that are under development.

To participate in one of the TCs, please contact Roger Oliva, VP Technical Operations for the Systems Council. Please view our website for more information.


IEEE Systems Council Intelligent Transportation Design (ITD) Technical Committee Meetings

IEEE Systems Council Intelligent Transportation Design (ITD) Technical Committee meetings will be held bi-weekly either on Tuesday or Thursday.

The goal of the IEEE ITD meeting is to capture the essence of machine-enabled human and cargo transportation through all modes of travel. Issues associated with the safe implementation of electromechanical systems supporting autonomous and semi-autonomous transport will be identified, predicted, and their mitigation strategies recommended. Particular attention will be paid to the power processes, internal and external electronics, and the material integrity of electromechanical systems. For additional information regarding the IEEE Systems Council Intelligent Transportation Design (ITD) Technical Committee meetings, please contact Roger Oliva at or LaMont McAliley at


IEEE Systems Council Distinguished Lecturer, José M. Azorin

José M. Azorin, Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems Council, delivered a lecture on Brain-Machine Interfaces for Controlling Robots at the Spanish National Congress of IEEE Student Branches in Elche (Spain) on 8 April 2016. The talk described different non-invasive Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMIs) that have been developed at Miguel Hernandez University of Elche (Spain) to interact with exoskeletons. The first part of the talk focused on introducing BMI systems. In the second part, several BMIs that allow controlling robots were explained. Finally, different BMI systems that have developed to control robotic exoskeletons for rehabilitation of the upper limb and the lower limb were described.

José is the Director of the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab and Associate Professor of the Systems Engineering and Automation Department at Miguel Hern├índez University of Elche (Spain). He holds an M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Alicante (1997, Spain) and a Ph.D. in Telerobotics by the Miguel Hern├índez University of Elche (2003, Spain). His current research interests are Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neuro-robotics, Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation Robotics. Over the last 10 years, his research has been funded by prestigious grants from the European Union and other Spanish government agencies. He has been the PI of more than 10 research projects. He has directed the research of more than 35 PhD/MS students. His research has resulted in more than 150 technical papers and 3 patents.

Systems Council AdCom

The Systems Council AdCom was held 21 April 2016 in Orlando, FL, USA. This meeting was held in conjunction with the 10th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference.

View a listing of the members of the Systems Council Officers.

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