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Region 6 Organizational Meetings 2018

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Region Meetings 2018

Region Meetings
Rising StarsJanuary 6-8, 2018Las Vegas
SFBAC Training27-Jan-18Mountain View CA
OpcomFeb 2-4, 2018 @ SFO
Strategic Planning2-Jun-18Reno/Lake Tahoe
GHTCOct 18-20, 2018San Jose
Excom3-Nov-18San Diego
SusTechNov 11-13, 2018Long Beach CA
Spring Area Meetings
NE Area10-Mar-18Butte MT
Southern Area7-Apr-18UC Irvine
SW Area14-Apr-18Phoenix
Central Area21-Apr-18TBA
NW Area28-Apr-18Seattle
Fall Area Meetings
NW Area6-Oct-18Spokane?
NE Area13-Oct-18TBD (SLC?)
Central Area20-Oct-18SCV
SW Area27-Oct-18ALB
Southern Area10-Nov-18LA
List of meetings specific to Region 6 volunteers


Announcing 2017 R6 Award Winners

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

The Region 6 Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Region awards.

Outstanding Engineer Sudhakar K. Rao, Coastal Los Angeles Section
Outstanding Service and Leadership
Brian Berg, Santa Clara Valley Section
Outstanding Educator Elisa Barney Smith, Boise Section
Outstanding IEEE Member Promoting Membership Development
Kris Verma, Santa Clara Valley Section
Outstanding IEEE Member Contributing to Global Humanitarian Projects or Activities
Catherine Blackadar Nelson, Santa Clara Valley Section
STEM K-12 Teaching Assistant Lee Colby, Santa Clara Valley Section
Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Women in Engineering Lesley Polka, Phoenix Section
Outstanding Small Section Spokane Section
Outstanding Large Student Branch California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Foothill Section
Outstanding Small Student Branch California State University San Bernardino in Foothill Section
Outstanding Chapter PELS (Power Electronics Society), Santa Clara Valley Section
Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Women in Engineering – Chapter WIE Chapter, Santa Clara Valley Section
Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Life Member Activities – Chapter LMAG Chapter, Buenaventura Section
Outstanding Corporate Service Electric Power Group, Metro Los Angeles Section


2017 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conf. (IGESSC)

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Call for Papers: IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference (IGESSC 2017)

Date: November 6-7, 2017
Location: Pyramid, CSULB, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

For full details see

The proposed conference intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from relevant fields to present and disseminate ongoing research for smart systems, sustainable and green energy technologies. This year the focus would be on Towards Smart systems, Sustainable, Secure Cyber-Physical Energy technologies. Conference has the following topics:

Smart Systems

  • Smart Systems: Smart Building, Smart Campus, and Smart City
  • Smart Communication, Networking, and digital signal processing systems
  • Green Computation
  • Smart Grid Communication Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Environmental Systems, Water Purification, and Desalination

Green Energy and Power

Resiliency through Community-Scale Micro-Grids

  • Modeling Cyber-physical Smart Grids  and Demand Response Management
  • Energy Storage, Fuel Cell Technologies, and Trends
  • Electrical Vehicles, Grid to Vehicle (G2V) and Vehicle to Grid (V2G)
  • Solar Power Systems, Energy Management and Sustainability
  • Secure and Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Submission & Publication: All accepted papers in Technical Track will be published in IGESSC proceedings by IEEE. All submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE standard Word or Latex Template.

Technical Track:
Full paper (4-6 pages) submission deadline: May 29 June 12, 2017 (Mon)
Full paper acceptance notification: Aug. 8, 2017 (Mon)
Camera-ready version: Oct 17, 2017 (Mon)

Student Track for Poster Presentation Only (Not for publication in IEEE Xplore):
High quality research papers are encouraged to submit to Technical Track
Submission deadline for student paper for posters (2-4 pages): May 29 June 12, 2017 (Mon)
Acceptance notification: Aug. 8, 2017 (Mon)
Poster-Ready Version: Oct 17, 2017 (Mon)

1-day Workshop 11/7/2017 (Tu):
Green Energy and Power Systems: Choice, Change, Challenge, and Opportunity (presentation only).


  • IEEE Coast Los Angeles Section
  • IEEE Region 6
  • IEEE Systems Council
  • AIChE Los Angeles and Orange County Sections
  • College of Engineering, CSULB

GHTC 2017 Notice of Competition – Call for Solutions

Friday, March 17th, 2017

GHTC 2017

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
DoubleTree By Hilton San Jose, California, USA – October 19-22, 2017
Organized by IEEE Region 6 & IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section

Notice of Competition: Call for Solutions

2017 Global Humanitarian Technology Solutions Challenge
Ensuring sustainable food consumption and production

Click on the following for more information:
About the Solutions Challenge
Call for Solutions

IEEE SusTech 2017 Call for Papers

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

5th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017) CFP

The SusTech 2017 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 5th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability which is being held in Phoenix, AZ. on November 12 – 14, 2017. See

Abstracts are solicited for both oral and poster presentations from industry, government and academia (including students) covering relevant research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. Topics with policy implications are also welcome. Poster presentations this year will be limited to students.

Topics of Interest (see website for full details)
Smart Grid
Renewable/Alternate Energy
Energy Efficiency
Internet of Things – IOT
Agriculture & Food Technology
Water Resources Management
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Ocean Waste & Pollution
Smart Cities
Ecological Sustainability & Conservation
Societal Implications
Quality of Life / Public Policy

For information for authors, please visit the conference website at and follow the instructions there.

Key Dates
April 15, 2017 Submission deadline for paper and poster abstracts
May 15, 2017 Notification of acceptance
July 1, 2017 Review manuscript submission deadline
August 31, 2017 Final manuscript submission deadline

SusTech 2017 is sponsored by the IEEE Phoenix and Oregon Sections, IEEE Region 6, IEEE-USA; and co-sponsored by the IEEE Environmental Engineering Initiative, CES and SSIT.

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