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8th annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2018) Call for Papers 🗺

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Call for Papers – 8th annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2018)

The IEEE GHTC is an international flagship conference on the application of technology to meet the needs of underserved populations around the world and in support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). GHTC 2018 will be held Oct. 18-21 in San Jose, CA.

GHTC strongly encourages submissions that utilize both applications of current technologies used in new ways and innovative technologies that address its goals. These submissions can include presentations, posters, workshops, panel discussions, and other formats which address the socio-cultural and socio-economical needs of vulnerable end user communities in both developed and developing countries. Submissions by public, private and end-user community representatives are very welcome.

*New for 2018* – GHTC has now added Social Science & Entrepreneurship as new topics for papers, panels, and workshops, in the context of technology design, adoption, and dissemination.

See the Call for Papers for details on topics and focus areas.


6th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability Call for Papers 🗺

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

6th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2018) Call for Papers

SusTech 2018 will be held in Long Beach, CA. on November 11-13, 2018.

SusTech is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

SusTech 2018 will feature technical papers, posters and workshops. A number of prominent experts will be giving keynote addresses, plenary presentations and invited talks. Best Posters and Papers in the conference will be eligible for an award. Full papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

For details on the topics, see the Call for Papers


IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference (IGESSC 2018) Call for Papers

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Call for Papers: IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference (IGESSC 2018)

Date: November 5-6, 2018

Location: California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

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 Smart Systems, Engineering a Resilient, Sustainable, Secure, Optimized Power Grid with Battery, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Conference has the following topics:

Smart Systems

  • Smart Systems: Smart Building, Smart Campus, and Smart City
  • Communication, Networking, and Digital Signal Processing
  • Internet-of-things and Green Computation
  • Smart Grid and Big Data
  • Security Cloud Computing/Intelligent Transportation Systems

Green Energy and Power

  • Safe and 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 and Water Management and Sustainability
  • Secure and Advanced Metering Infrastructure


Region 6 Organizational Meetings 2018

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Region Meetings 2018

Region Conferences
Rising Stars 2018January 6-8, 2018Las Vegas
GHTC 2018Oct 18-20, 2018San Jose
SusTech 2018Nov 11-13, 2018Long Beach, CA
Region Meetings
SFBAC Training27-Jan-18Mountain View, CA
OpcomFeb 2-4, 2018 @ SFO
Strategic Planning2-Jun-18Reno/Lake Tahoe
Excom3-Nov-18San Diego
Spring Area Meetings for Volunteers
NE Area10-Mar-18Butte MT
Southern Area7-Apr-18UC Irvine
SW Area14-Apr-18Phoenix
Central Area21-Apr-18 SJSU, San Jose
NW Area28-Apr-18Seattle Airport
Fall Area Meetings for Volunteers
NW Area6-Oct-18Spokane?
NE Area13-Oct-18TBD (SLC?)
Central Area20-Oct-18SCV
SW Area27-Oct-18ALB
Southern Area10-Nov-18LA


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


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