Welcome to the Region 8 News website
Region 8 News is published quarterly by the Region 8 committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and distributed free with IEEE Spectrum to more than 50,000 IEEE members. It is produced by volunteers: the Editor Roland J. Saam is assisted by Zhijia Huang. Articles are written by members from all over our region.
We are now in the process to migrate R8News website to the new Region8 web portal. Please visit www.ieeer8.org and find the new R8news pages over there.
This Web site is intended as an adjunct to the regular printed edition of the newsletter. On these pages, you will find items related to or referred back from recent issues, and full-length versions of articles that may have been abridged in print.
You can also download the latest issue from this site in Adobe PDF format, as well as several years of back-issues. We are in the process of indexing the content of each issue and plan to make the entire newsletter archive keyword-searchable.
The March 2012 issue of the Region 8 News is available for download now!
Using this site
The green menu bar takes you to main areas of the site. On each page you'll find a sub-menu box down the left that gives navigation links for related pages. Every page also includes general IEEE links and a Search field for finding IEEE information.
To get started, try the box on the right labelled What do you want to do? This contains direct links to popular pages on this site as well as those indicated in the latest issue of the newsletter.
Write for us
We encourage IEEE members in Region 8 to contribute letters, branch reports, conference notices and other articles for publishing in the newsletter. Our tips for contributors page gives advice on how to write articles for Region 8 News, along with technical information on the file formats we can accept and how to submit them to us.