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- IEEE COMSOC
OFFERS TWO-DVD SET WITH 50 YEARS OF COMMUNICATIONS PAPERS FOR ITS
- Digital Archive Holds 28,000+ Peer-Reviewed Papers by 23,000+
- NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 18, 2002 - The IEEE Communications Society
is commemorating its 50th anniversary in 2002 by issuing a two-DVD
digital archive containing all papers published in six of its
magazines and journals during the past half century and from its
major conferences since 1999. The set, "Communications
Engineering Technology: A Comprehensive Collection of Papers
1953?2001," holds more than 28,000 peer-reviewed papers from more
than 23,000 authors.
- Copies of the archive go on sale in March at $129 members and
$999 for non-members. In addition, anyone who attends an IEEE
ComSoc conference in 2002, such as ICC or GLOBECOM, will receive a
copy of the DVD set with their full-paid registration.
- "Our publications were a major way researchers shared their
work as the communications industry exploded in depth and breadth
during the past five decades," says Cecilia Desmond, IEEE ComSoc
president. "We assembled this archive both as a
- historical record of how the field evolved and as a working
resource to give researchers and others easy access to essential
- The archive has multiple indexes, a search capability, author
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The archive contains PDF versions of papers from the following
- · IEEE Communications Letters from 1997 to 2001
- · IEEE Communications Magazine from 1973 to 2001
- · IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications from
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- · IEEE Network from 1996 to 2001
- · IEEE Personal Communications (now called IEEE Wireless
Communications) from 1996 to 2001.
- · IEEE Transactions on Communications from 1953 to
- Conference papers included in the set are drawn from the
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- · Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) from
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- · IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM)
in 2000 and 2001
- · IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
in 2000 and 2001
- · Integrated Network Management Proceedings (IM) in 1999
- · Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) from 1999
- · Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS)
from 1999 to 2001
- · Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
(WCNC) from 1999 to 2001
- The IEEE Communications Society has almost 60,000 members
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Founded in 1952, it has become the major international forum for
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- offering articles and commentary on the
topics that are shaping
- legislation, the technology workplace,
and the engineering world. In this
- month's edition:
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- close to the latest technological
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- a patent examiner?
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- Without Engineers
The World Stops
- By LeEarl Bryant, 2002 IEEE-USA
- President's Column, February
- The headline for this column is the
theme for National Engineers Week
- 2002 (E-Week 2002) - 17-23 February
2002. E-Week (http://www.eweek.org)
- allows U.S. members of IEEE and other
supporting organizations to take time
- to recognize members of our profession
and their accomplishments, and
- consider how we can better prepare our
young people for tomorrow's
- technologies. Hopefully, your IEEE
Section and/or Chapter will be
- participating in E-Week 2002
- The National Society of Professional
Engineers (NSPE) established
- National Engineers Week in 1951.
Presently, a consortium of more than 100
- organizations, including IEEE-USA,
guides and supports E-Week events.
- E-Week is celebrated the week we
observe George Washington's birthday.
- NSPE chose that week to recognize our
profession because of our first
- president's background as a surveyor and
military innovator, and because of
- his support for engineering education
and the development of technology.
- The E-Week Website says that: "On
June 9, 1778, at Valley Forge, Pa.,
- General George Washington issued a call
for engineers and engineering
- education. This order is considered the
genesis of a U.S. Army Engineer
- School, which found its permanent home
at Fort Belvoir, Va., where
- Washington had practiced surveying. As
President (1789-97), Washington
- pushed for the passage of the first U.S.
Patent Act in 1789, and signed the
- first official U.S. patent to Samuel
Hopkins of Vermont for his process of
- making potash and pearl ashes. In 1794,
President Washington established a
- Corps of Artillerists and Engineers to
be educated and stationed at West
- Point in New York, which later become
the U.S. Military Academy at West
- Point." Thus, West Point is considered
to be our nation's first engineering
- From Washington's time to the
present, our nation has been blessed with
- a select population of creative
engineers who have made us the wealthiest
- nation in the world and created a
lifestyle envied by many. At the same
- time, we represent one of the least
understood professions, and we'll remain
- that way until a larger number of us
become active in communicating who we
- are and what we do.
- So I hope you understand why I
challenge you to step out of your cubicle
- more often to initiate and participate
in communicating what you and other
- engineers do, and how our contributions
make a tremendous difference in
- everyday lives. Whether you closely fit
the stereotypical "nerd" image or
- have an extroverted profile, you can
help to create a positive image for
- engineers. You can also communicate the
need to have an increased level of
- comfort with subjects related to science
and math. You might even surprise
- yourself and enjoy working with teachers
and students in pre-college
- Part of this challenge includes
recognizing the work of your peers. Even
- though E-Week offers perhaps the best
opportunity for recognizing engineers
- and their accomplishments, we should
make a concerted effort to do this
- throughout the year. Most of us know
engineers who have made significant
- technical breakthroughs, have
consistently performed above the average,
- mentor others, practice a high degree of
professionalism and volunteer for
- the benefit of others. In fact, due to
the nature of our profession, most
- of our members deserve more recognition
than they receive.
- At minimum, take a few moments to
pass on words of recognition to your
- peers. If possible, submit an award
nomination or other acknowledgement of
- an engineer's or group of engineers'
accomplishments. IEEE-USA sponsors
- numerous awards. Go to http://www.ieeeusa.org/AWARDS/index.html
- So make sure you get involved with
E-Week activities in your area. You'
- ll find it rewarding; the profession and
our nation will benefit.
- IEEE-USA President Speaks on
Technological Literacy at SpaceComm 2002
- WASHINGTON (25 February 2002) - IEEE-USA President LeEarl
- appeared at SpaceComm 2002 as a panelist last week in Colorado
- Colo. She discussed precollege education initiatives designed
- technical literacy of the general population.
- The theme of SpaceComm 2002 was "Shaping Information
- Space Leadership." The conference focused on the relevance of
- policy, operations and execution of space and information
- Bryant spoke on the Education Panel: "Essential Global
- Expertise - Investing in our Government and Industry People."
- David A. Wagie, dean of faculty at the United States Air Force
- chaired the panel.
- The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Armed Forces
- Electronics Association hosted SpaceComm 2002, in partnership
with the U.S.
- Space Command. The AFCEA (www.afcea.org)
is a worldwide, non-profit
- organization of military and civilian members in the command,
- communications, computers and intelligence fields.
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- promote the careers and public-policy interests of the
more than 230,000
- electrical, electronics, computer and software
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