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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

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Established in 1959 and serving over 1,400 members in
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter counties

Vol. XXXX No. 07
August 2007

IEEE Orlando Section News

Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday, Aug. 7th, 2007


6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Refreshments
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EXCOM Meeting


Donato's Pizza, located at 3940 North Dean Road.
The section has the party room reserved.
The restaurant is located on the corner of Dean Road & University Blvd. in Orlando


Free to all IEEE members. Non-IEEE members are welcomed.


Steve Karlovic to reserve space

Call For Nominations
The IEEE Orlando Section announce the request for nominations for the 2007 Orlando Section Awards, which will be presented this fall. The Orlando Section presents six awards annually:
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator
  • Outstanding Engineer
  • Outstanding Service
  • Outstanding Entrepreneur
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student
  • Outstanding Graduate Student
Nominees must be IEEE members in good standing and have been a resident of the Orlando Section for the past three years.
Any Orlando Section member in good standing may make a nomination for the Orlando Section Awards
Nominations must be e-mailed to the Awards Chair and be received no later than 31 August 2007.
Nomination forms can be found at and additional information about the nomination procedure can be found at
Please forward your nominations to Steve Karlovic by 31 August 2007.
Other Orlando Officers Required
Open positions include the Chapters Chair, the UFFC chapter chair, the Consultants Network Chair, Awards Chair, Membership Development Chair and Public Relations Chair.
For further information, please to go or contact a member of the Executive Board (see contact information on the Web site).
2007 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)
The 2007 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) will be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida from August 12 through August 17. The conference marks the 20 year anniversary of this event. It is sponsored by International Neural Network Society and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.
The pre-conference tutorials will all be held on August 12, 2007. There are more than a dozen of them. There will also be about a dozen post-conference workshops held on August 16th & 17th.
For more information, please visit
For those who are IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) members, or interested to learn more about this broad field, please contact Dr. Donghui Wu, . We are exploring the possibility of creating a CIS Chapter within Orlando Section.
Discovery Channel Series on Safety Engineering
We are a UK based documentary production company and are producing a 13 x 1hr shows for the Discovery Channel US, tentatively titled 'Crash Test Inventors'.
The series is all about taking existing and new technologies and using them
to engineer solutions to issues of safety in a variety of situations and events. During the show we will take a concept such as an airbag, investigate the possibilities, design a re-application for another use and perform a large scale test of the invention. This could involve attaching alarge airbag to a helicopter to keep it afloat in the event of a crash into water. The items will range right down to smaller scale tests such as far as how to make hard hats stronger using advanced materials and cover both man made and natural hazards.
The idea is to demonstrate innovative solutions to dangers that pose a risk to people in their everyday lives. We won't be looking for a final polished product but to demonstrate the reapplication, engineering, construction of the invention and an interesting and visual way to test it. This could mean anything from dropping a helicopter into a canyon to smashing our hard hat with rocks.
As these shows hinge upon clever engineering we are hoping that engineers and scientists might be willing to share their ideas and inspirations with us as potential storey ideas. We are covering a huge spectrum within the remit so however big or small scale or 'out there' the ideas might seem, we would be hugely grateful for any submissions. The tests will be carried out at the series base wherever possible and expert test facilities across the States.
We would ultimately be looking for a consultant to come on for each storey to provide expertise in that particular field and assist our hosts with the construction and testing. This might therefore provide the opportunity for an engineer to join our team in building and testing the invention and offer expertise in their particular field.
All responses can come to this email address,, alternatively please feel free to contact me using the details below.
Kind regards,
Jez Bradshaw
'Crash Test Inventors'
Darlow Smithson Productions
Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
NW5 1TL.
T: 020 7482 7027
F: 020 7482 7039
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2008 International Symposium of Power Semiconductor Devices & IC's
The IEEE Electron Devices Society will sponsor the conference entitled "2008 International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices & IC's (ISPSD)". This conference will be held May 18-22, 2008 in Orlando, Florida. For further information, please contact,

Don Disney
Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc.
830 East Arques Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
+1 408 737 4637
+1 408 737 4611 (Fax)
or Conference Services Dept., at IEEE Operations Center at +1 732 562 3878.

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