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Pedro Ray

Salvador, Brazil

7 April
2011


President’s Report


What your Board of Directors has
done for you lately

Outline

The flavor of 2011


Board priorities in 2011


Selected activities


Life Sciences


Humanitarian Activities


Africa


On continuity


Questions

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“The Flavor of 2011”

The Board has declared its priorities


Emphasis on the external environment
wherein IEEE operates


De
-
emphasis of internal machinations and committee
structure


Rationale: we have spent most of 2010 on matters of
internal structure


Spotlight on key large
-
scale activities


Publications and conferences


Expansion into new areas and strengthening
of IEEE competitiveness

3

2011 priorities (1)


Ensure sustainable progress toward
establishing IEEE’s leadership in
important
new technical areas


Including SMART GRID and selected areas intersecting
with LIFE SCIENCES



Develop and approve a plan to ensure that
IEEE is at the forefront of
digital publishing
technology


Including making IEEE XPLORE® a state of the art
platform


4

2011 priorities (2)


Develop and implement an
IEEE Conference
Strategy
, including protection of quality of
IEEE publications



Develop collaborative
strategic alliances
with
other associations and publishers


Including exploration of new joint membership
agreements and incorporation of new publications in
Xplore


To ensure all members are engaged and find a
professional home in IEEE; create a
global
strategic member development plan


Particularly emphasizing practicing
engineers/technologists and young professionals


Especially where IEEE membership is declining



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A few themes that interpret the
priorities


conferences

We are looking seriously at our
conference
operation


Maintenance of quality
is paramount


We need to make sure that technically co
-
sponsored
conferences are beneficial to the participants, to the
profession and to IEEE


We are struggling with the question “
who can be a
technical co
-
sponsor

of an IEEE conference?”


Pressure to publish in IEEE
-
labeled conferences is
high


With unintended consequences, all the way to fake IEEE
conferences

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A few themes that interpret the
priorities


conferences

We are looking seriously at our conference
operation


Maintenance of quality is paramount


We need to make sure that technically co
-
sponsored
conferences are beneficial to the participants, to the
profession and to IEEE


we are struggling with the question who can be a
technical co
-
sponsor of an IEEE conference


Pressure to publish in IEEE
-
labeled conferences is
high


With unintended consequences, all the way to fake IEEE
conferences

7

A few themes that interpret the
priorities


publications

We are investing in our delivery platform,
XPLORE


Want to make it as user friendly and useful to our
readers


The platform offers materials that were
created by other organizations


IET, AIP, IBM


We expect this trend to continue


We continue to look at alternative access
packages for members


Realizing many of our members seek more access

8

Selected Activities


-

The Life Sciences

-

Humanitarian Activities

-

Africa

We continue to
develop IEEE
presence in the Life
Sciences


New Initiative on
Life Sciences in IEEE

IEEE is already active…


EMBS

NPSS

SPS

CIS

RAS

CAS

EDS

Photonics

MTT
-
S

UFFC

SMC

SSCS

ComSoc

Computer

Sensors Council

Biometrics Council

Nanotechnology Council

Systems Council


The 2010 IEEE International Workshop on
Bioinformatics and Life Science Modeling and
Computing

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IEEE Conferences with the Keywords
“Bio” or “Bioengineering”

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Keyword Bio
Keyword
Bioengineering
Life
Sciences

IEEE Standards Activities

Electrical Engineering

Computer

Engineering

Computer

Science

Standards

Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics

Biomedical Instrumentation

Image Processing and Signal Processing

Healthcare information systems and services

A few elements at the intersection of Life Sciences

and IEEE’s “traditional disciplines”

“Life Sciences in IEEE” Initiative

Aimed at…


Better coordination of Life Sciences
technical activities as currently
distributed among various
Societies/Councils



Promoting the technical leadership of
IEEE in Life Sciences and Engineering


Including bioengineering, biomedical
engineering, healthcare technology, and
applications of various technologies to life
sciences and healthcare.



Common themes to Technical
Committees

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


CIS, Computer Society, EMBS, SMC


Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing


EMBS, SPS


Bio
-
robotics


EMBS, RAS, SMC

Unique themes to Technical
Committees

E
-
health (Communication Society)


Surgical Robots (
RAS
)


Biomedical Circuits and Systems (CAS)


Applications and biological effects of
Microwave Radiation (MTT
-
S)


Sample of LS
-
related Conferences: 2010

In the last four
months of 2010,
there were 46 IEEE
LS
-
related
conferences

General Observations

Life Sciences
--

including healthcare
--

represent (roughly) 7% of our current
activities


Measured by publications and conferences

Activities are expanding and growing

There are obvious opportunities to bring
together groups that work in relative isolation


Especially in computational biology and bioinformatics

IEEE has several areas where it has advantage
over other organizations



Standards; Medical Robotics; E
-
health

Presence in
PubMed

will affect our ability to
recruit members from the LS community


IEEE Life Sciences Portal is on the way

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Regions 1
-
6

9%

Region 8

35%

Region 10

54%

Elsewhere

2%

Regional Distribution of LS
-
Related Conferences

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Geographic Distribution of
Conferences

China (incl.
Hong
Kong)

35%

Region 10
excluding
China

19%

Italy,
Greece,
Cyprus,
Egypt

26%

Region 8
elsewhere

9%

USA

9%

Other

2%

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Sponsorship of Conferences

Geo Unit

24%

Society
/

Council

60%

Other

16%

Geo Unit in most cases is from P.R. China or Taiwan

Humanitarian Activities

We are reorganizing our activities in the
humanitarian arena

We feel pressure from groups of members to
expand IEEE’s presence in the humanitarian
arena


Primarily from group of students and from GOLD


IEEE is organizing its humanitarian activities
through the “Engineering for Change” project


Collaboration between IEEE, ASME and Engineers
without Borders


We are seeking a long
-
term model for
organizing and sustaining humanitarian
activities


Possibly through use of Affinity Groups

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IEEE Articles with the word
“Humanitarian” in Metadata

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EPICS in IEEE Projects Around the
World

2011 Ad Hoc Committee on
Humanitarian Activities


Amarnath Raja, In
-
App (India)


Chair


Christopher Baker
-
Brian, BBOXX Ltd (UK)*


Kartik Kulkarni, NIXI (India)*


Adrian Pais, TNO (The Netherlands)


Gertjan van Stam, LinkNet (Zambia)


Peter Staecker, AMP M/A
-
COM (retd. USA)


William Walsh, NSWC Dahlgren (USA)


Matt Loeb


Staff Executive, IEEE (USA)


*Winners of the IEEE Presidents’ Change the


World Competition


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Ad Hoc Committee on
Activities in Africa

The (Short) History of the Committee

Established in response to requests from IEEE
Region 8 to examine and decide on a path for
IEEE’s activities in Africa


Announced in the IEEE Board of Directors
meeting on February 2011


Membership selected from different
constituencies in Africa


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Tasks assigned to the IEEE Activities in
Africa Ad Hoc Committee


Review and report on IEEE
current activities
in
Africa


scope, geographical distribution, and
observable trends








Conduct
gap analysis
for a horizon of 3
-
5
years in the following categories


Educational activities

Technical activities


Conferences, publications

IEEE organizational units in Africa

Membership


Models, composition, engagement, growth
prospects

Technological infrastructure support


Power, water, communications

Africa


Develop a preliminary
“short list” of
recommendations

for action based on the
previous two reviews for further analysis and
development of action plan



Further analysis would define scope, volunteer and
staff support needs, and required budget

Africa

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Committee Membership

Name

Affiliation

Country

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Gyasi
-
Agyei

(Chair)

Pentecost University College


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Milton
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University of Cape Town

South Africa

Africa

Final Comment


Continuity

A Trivial Observation…

Rome ne s'est pas faite en un jour


Translation: the most successful IEEE
Presidents were succeeded by Presidents who
shared their vision and provided continuity for
key projects


While adding new ones and redirecting


Examples of good transitions


Bordogna



Laker



Eisenstein


Lightner



Jamieson


Terman



The best intentioned president would not be
successful if his/her successor completely
resets the system

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The Good News:

We may be lucky in 2010
-
2011
-
2012
-
2013

When the 3Ps are united IEEE can reach new
heights

When the 3Ps are divided they tend to
neutralize each other with great enthusiasm


much effort/little progress


We face a good opportunity that several
programs and efforts will go forth for at least
four (4) years


Ray
-
Kam
-
Day
-
Pollard/
Staecker

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IEEE Presidents 2010
-
2013

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QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS