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Technology Driving Innovation
May 2-5, 2004
On behalf of the Technical Program Committee (TPC), we would like to
welcome the delegates and their guests to the 17th annual Canadian
Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE). CCECE
provides a forum for the presentation of technical papers that encompass
a range of engineering and computer disciplines.
CCECE 2004 drew a record number of 1073 submissions from more than 35
countries around the world. The submissions were sent to the members of
the TPC and to 94 additional reviewers for review. Every submission
received at least two independent reviews. The Chairs would like to
thank the TPC members and the reviewers for their hard work and
dedication. Time and space limitations did not allow us to include many
fine technical submissions to the program. The CCECE 2004 Technical
Program includes 570 papers which is an acceptance rate of 53%. Accepted
papers can be broken down among the six main themes of the conference as
follows: Circuits, Devices & Systems (68), Communications & Networks
(182), Computer Systems & Applications (71), Power Systems &
Applications (62) Signal & Image Processing (114), Systems & Control (35),
all to be presented in oral sessions, as well as 38 additional papers to be
presented in the wednesday afternoon poster session.
The accepted papers are organized into 60 lecture sessions and 1 poster
session. There are 10 parallel oral sessions with eight or more
presentations in each session. There is 1 poster session with 38 papers.
The allocation of the papers was based on topic of the paper. Our
objective was to keep the technical content of the sessions as focused
as possible. A highlight of the conference is the three special sessions
which were selected to address important issues in emerging and active
areas of research - these are on Monday afternoon (MA10), Tuesday morning
(TM5), and Tuesday afternoon(TA10).
We have two outstanding plenary talks scheduled. On Monday morning, Dr.
Brzustowski, President of NSERC, will present a talk on "Science and
Engineering Research in the Next 25 years - Some General Features". On
Tuesday morning, the 2004 McNaughton Medallist, IEEE Canada's highest
honour, will address the delegates of the conference. Jeff Seifert,
Cisco Systems Distinguished Engineer, is the guest speaker during the
Monday lunch event. Jeff will present our delegates with his views on
the challenges and opportunities in the emerging field of packet voice
technology. Dr. Ray Findlay, IEEE President 2002, will offer a unique
perspective on the IEEE Milestone Program and the background to the
dedication ceremony at Decew Falls when he addresses delegates and
guests during the conference's Banquet Dinner on Monday, May 3, 2004.
One of the pleasures of the responsibilities as the Chairs of the TPC is
to oversee the judging for the Student Paper competition. On Tuesday,
May 4, 2004 a special student awards luncheon to honour the best student
papers of the conference will be held. The guest speaker, Terry Peach,
Manager of Organization and Staffing at General Electric Canada will
address students and delegates, during this event.
Workshops are an integral part of CCECE and Bruno Di Stefano, Workshops
Chair, was instrumental in preparing an excellent program for
CCECE 2004. Of the 10 proposals received, three were selected
for presentation on Sunday, May 2, 2004. These workshops cover leading
edge topics of current interest to our delegates and student
Finally, we would like to express our deep appreciation for the support
received from IEEE Canada and especially to Ray Findlay, Mo El-Hawary,
Bill Kennedy and Vijay Bhargava.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Niagara Falls, we hope that you will
enjoy the conference and find the Technical Program exciting.
Kostas Plataniotis, Alagan Anpalagan
IEEE CCECE 2004, TPC Chairs
Sponsored by IEEE Canada
and the Sections of Central
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