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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly
Welcome to the IEEE Orlando Section web site.
Established in 1959 and serving over 1,400 members in
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter counties

Vol. XLV No. 1
January 2012

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IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting


Tuesday, January 10th, 2012


6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Social and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ExCom Meeting

- Installation of New Officers
- All Reimbursements Due
- Officers Report (L-5) Due
- All Meeting Reports (L-31) Due
- Annual Audit
- Budget Review
- Engineer's Week Committee Plan


Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G, Orlando, FL 32802

Directions: In Herndon Plaza just east of Maguire Blvd.  This is the shopping center across Colonial Drive from Fashion Square.  It is on the west end of the building around to the South-West corner from the HH Gregg entrance.


Free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.


IEEE Orlando Section ExCom Members: Register Here  
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Mike Orlovsky
410.979.0476 (Cell)

New 2012 Orlando Section Officers
The Orlando Section elects officers for a term of one year beginning January 1st. This year the Orlando Section utilized the IEEE vTools Voting system for the election process, and 54 paper ballots were mailed to members who don't have an e-mail address in their IEEE records. On December 6th the Election Committee chaired by Jorge Medina, presented the ballot results as follows:
  • Chair: Michael Orlovsky
  • Vice Chair: Stanley P. Buchanan
  • Secretary: V Ravi Rajaravivarma
  • Treasurer: Lynn Guthrie
The newly elected officers shall be installed at the Executive Committee Meeting of the Section in January 10th 2012


IEEE Computer Society Orlando Chapter Call for nominations for 2012 Officers
Dear Computer Society Members,

As a member of IEEE Computer Society, you are also a member of Orlando Computer Chapter, a local branch of Computer Society. The local chapter's goal is to serve as your local professional home, via technical activities and networking, which are both important to advance your career.

Now call for nominations open for the following positions:
 - Chapter Chair
 - Chapter Vice Chair
 - Chapter secretary/treasurer

There are also other volunteer positions available for interested members.

The nomination will be closed on Jan 16th. Monday. Interested members can nominate a candidate, or self-nominate. Please send candidate name, IEEE membership number, current affiliation and contact information and optional statements to Donghui Wu,

If you have any questions please also send your questions to Donghui Wu, or 321-281-4561.

Wish everyone a happy new year and wonderful 2012!

IEEE Computer Society Orlando Chapter


IEEE SoutheastCon2012 Paper Submission Deadline Extended to January 9th, 2012!
Dear Fellow Orlando Section Members,

IEEE SoutheastCon2012 has extended paper submission deadline to January 9th, 2012. There is still enough time to submit a paper!

Please follow the link at

SoutheastCon2012 will be held March 15th -18th, 2012, Orlando, Florida, at beautiful Wyndham Orlando Resort and Convention Center. The annual IEEE SoutheastCon conferences promote all aspects of the theories and applications of the engineering disciplines. Co-sponsored by the IEEE Region-3 and Orlando Section, we bring an excellent technical conference to your doorstep. Now we need your help to make it a success!

This event attracts researchers, professionals, and students from the Southeast region of the U.S and worldwide. SoutheastCon 2012 features technical program, tutorials/workshops along with large student programs. The conference proceedings/papers are IEEE Xplore searchable. The conference registration fee is very affordable at $295. The hotel room rate is at the seasonal low rate $139/night. Call for papers and more author information can be found at

Sponsorships and Exhibition Booths are still available at SoutheastCon2012. Please ask your employer to consider sponsoring an event or exhibiting at SoutheastCon2012. In addition to its technical program, Southeastcon2012, through its large student programs (Robotics Competition, Software Competition, Student Paper Competition, etc.), attracts more than 500 students from 40+ universities in southeast region of USA. It’s a great opportunity for company to exhibit new products or recruit top talents.

Call for sponsorship can be found at

Wish everyone a happy holiday season!

SoutheastCon2012 Steering Committee
SoutheastCon2012, March 15th - 18th, 2012 Wyndham Orlando resort and Conference Center Orlando, Florida


IEEE Orlando Section Congratulates our New Senior Member!
The IEEE Orlando Section congratulates our new Senior Member!:
  • Madelyn Flammia
The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on 19 November 2011, in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.. The next and last IEEE Senior Member Review Panel Meeting of 2011 will be held on 18 February 2012, in Phoenix, AZ, USA

For details on how to apply for IEEE Senior Member grade and view the 2011
review panel meeting dates, visit the IEEE Senior Member homepage:
For Senior Member inquiries, contact

Helpful Senior Member web links:
Senior Member Update
Senior Member Application (New)
Senior Member Reference Form
Senior Member Nomination Event Guide


For Sale: Top-Quality Multiuse Nylon Bags with Orlando Logo
The bag has been designed with many zippered compartments and can be carried with either a shoulder strap or handles. These sturdy, versatile bags are suitable for travel (they fit under an airline seat), for gym/athletic apparel, for electronics accessories, or for books.

The bags have been donated to the IEEE Orlando Section by the Chair of the AUTOTESTCON 2010 Conference. As such, they are available only through the IEEE Orlando Section at the deeply discounted price of $15.00, payable in cash or by check to the IEEE Orlando Section. 

To purchase these bags or for additional information please contact Dr. William (Bill) Hortos, 


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New Benefits:

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Benefits and Status of IEEE Life Membership
  • Dues and Regional assessments are waived for a Life member. 
  • For qualifying Life members, Society fees are waived (IEEE Bylaw I-108.8).
  • Individuals may receive reduced member rates at IEEE sponsored conferences. IEEE Policy 10.1.15 (Conference Registration Fees) indicates "There must be a reduced fee, waiver of fees, or fee differential for Student members. Reduced fees, waiver of fees, or fee differential for unemployed IEEE members, retired members, and Life members, and for special registrants (e.g., guests, speakers, and exhibitors) are permitted at the discretion of the Conference Committee. The individual registration fee for retired members and for Life members must be no more than that for Students."
  • Life members continue to receive the same benefits that are available to other IEEE members. 
  • IEEE Financial Advantage Program (includes IEEE Insurance Program)


Volunteers Needed - SoutheastCon 2012 Conference in Orlando
The Region 3 annual conference, SoutheastCon, will be held in Orlando in the spring of 2012.  This is a good opportunity for section members to get experience in helping to manage a significant technical conference.  Currently there are opportunities in committees for local arrangements, technical program, registration, sponsorship solicitation, papers reviewers, exhibits, publicity, contest competitions, and hospitality (among others).  For further information, send email to , with "2012" in the subject line. 


Member Recognition
The Orlando Section Monthly seeks member achievements:
If an IEEE colleague received an award, promotion, appointment, or any other achievement, please inform The Orlando Section Monthly so it can run a notice in its monthly Member Recognitions column. In addition to providing the member's name, please include a brief biography of the member's career and a description of the achievement. Send all notices to


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