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IEEE Systems Council Newsletter
 2nd Quarter 2017
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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:
  • "User Association in Massive MIMO HetNets"
  • "High-Dimensional CSI Acquisition in Massive MIMO: Sparsity-Inspired Approaches"
  • "DOA Estimation for Coherently Distributed Sources Considering Circular and Noncircular Signals in Massive MIMO Systems"
  • "Investigation of Transmission Schemes for Millimeter-Wave Massive MU-MIMO Systems"
  • "Energy Optimization With Dynamic Task Scheduling Mobile Cloud Computing"
  • "Cloud-Assisted Context-Aware Vehicular Cyber-Physical System for PHEVs in Smart Grid"
  • "Modeling and Analysis of the Thermal Properties Exhibited by Cyberphysical Data Centers"
Distinguished Lecturers
The Systems Council currently has eleven 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 Marco Parvis, VP Member Services. View a list of current Systems Council Chapters on our website.


About the IEEE Systems Council Newsletter

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


President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

The IEEE Systems Conference recently took place in Montreal, Canada. All papers will soon be available in IEEE Xplore for us to read and think about.

Vienna, Austria will be our next venue in Europe where the IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering will take place. Make sure we meet there in October!

Other activities organized by the IEEE Systems Council are ongoing and this newsletter accounts for many of them. Keep in touch!

Paolo Carbone
President, IEEE Systems Council
University of Perugia-Italy

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

Special Issue Call for Papers-IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (L-RA)

You are invited to submit relevant manuscripts for a special issue on "Human Cooperative Wearable Robotic Systems" in L-RA. Please visit their website for more details.

Call for Papers: IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference (IGESSC 2017)

Conference Date: 6-7 November 2017
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA

The proposed conference intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from relevant fields to present and disseminate ongoing research for smart systems, sustainable and green energy technologies. This year the focus would be on Towards Smart systems, Sustainable, Secure CyberPhysical Energy technologies. The conference has the following topics:
  • Smart Systems
    • Smart systems: smart building, smart campus, and smart city
    • Smart communication, networking, and digital signal processing systems
    • Green computation, smart grid communication systems, cloud computing
    • Environmental systems, water purification, and desalination

  • Green Energy and Power
    • Resiliency through community-scale micro-grids
    • Modeling cyber-physical smart grids and demand response management
    • Energy storage, fuel cell technologies and trends
    • Electrical vehicles, grid to vehicle (G2V) and vehicle to grid (V2G)
    • Solar power systems, energy management and sustainability
    • Secure and advanced metering infrastructure
Submission and Publication: All accepted papers in technical track will be published in IGESSC proceedings by IEEE. All submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE standard Word or Latex Template.

Technical Track:
Full paper (four to six) pages) submission deadline: 29 May 2017
Full paper acceptance notification: 8 Aug 2017
Camera-ready version: 17 Oct 2017

Student Track for Poster Presentation Only (Not for publication in IEEE Xplore):
High-quality research papers are encouraged to submit to the technical track
Submission deadline for student paper for posters (two to four pages): 29 May 2017 Acceptance notification: 8 Aug 2017 Poster-Ready Version: 17 Oct 2017

IGESSC will also hold a one-day Workshop on 7 Nov with a hands-on session on realtime digital systems in the Power Systems Lab, and a presentation on green energy and power systems: choice, change, challenge, and opportunity.

IEEE Systems Conference 2017 (SysCon)

The 11th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference was held 24-27 April 2017 in Montreal, Canada. There were almost 200 attendees, one exhibitor, and over 100 presentations. The Welcome Reception and the Young Professionals Networking Event were both highlights of the social program.

Join us next year for SysCon2018 in Vancouver, Canada on 23-26 April 2018!

IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering 2017 (ISSE)

The 3rd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering will be held 11-13 October 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The theme includes Systems-of-systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking. For more information, please visit the conference website.

View the Call for Papers.

Important dates and deadlines:
Initial Submission Deadline: 19 May 2017
Acceptance Notification: 7 July 2017
Final Paper Deadline: 1 September 2017

OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen
19-22 June 2017
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC)
Aberdeen, Scotland

1st IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications 2017 (CCTA)
27-30 August 2017
Kohala Coast, HI, USA

2017 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity
10-13 September 2017
Valencia, Spain

Organized by the Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain and the University of Houston, TX, USA, it will take place at the Hotel Balneario Las Arenas in Valencia, Spain.

It seeks to unite thought-leaders and innovators acting at the intersection of the arts, neuroscience, engineering, media, industry, education and medicine to review the state of the art, identify challenges and opportunities for the field moving forward to promote creativity and innovation leading to novel approaches to solving complex challenges in engineering, science, education and medicine while informing the emergent field of neuroaesthetics. The conference will include a Hackathon sponsored by the IEEE Brain Initiative and a Special Issue in the journal Brain-Computer Interfaces. The provisional program is now available.

18-22 September 2017
Dena'ina Convention Center
Anchorage, AK, USA

IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference
6-7 November 2017
Long Beach, CA, USA

56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
12-15 December 2017
Melbourne, Australia

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 Committees:
  • Systems Biology and Biomedical Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Design
  • Workforce Development
  • Analytics and Risk
  • Networked Systems
  • Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems
  • Systems Engineering Education
  • Cyber Physical Systems
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.

Congratulations to Bob Rassa, Director of Engineering Programs at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems and the Vice President of Conferences for the IEEE Systems Council. Rassa is the first recipient of the IEEE Systems Council Outstanding Service Award. This award honors long and distinguished service to the IEEE Systems Council at a level of dedication and achievement rarely demonstrated. The award was given at the 2017 IEEE International Systems Conference in Montreal, Canada.

Congratulations to the IEEE Systems Council James O. Gray Scholarship recipients! This scholarship recognizes students pursuing studies in process control systems engineering, plant automation, or instrumentation and measurement.

Undergraduate Award: Ms. Keeri Gautam, Junior at Indira Gandhi Deli Technical University for Women in Dehli, India
Graduate Award: Mr. Mahmoud Saleh, Ph.D student at City College of New York in NY, USA

The Systems Council 2017 Spring AdCom was held in conjuction with the IEEE International Systems Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The meeting was held 27 April 2017.

To see the full list of Systems Council Officers, please visit our website.

IEEE is pleased to introduce a new IEEE data repository service called IEEE DataPort™.

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