Conferences: November 2008 to January 2009

Upcoming IEEE conferences to cover ultrasonics, electron devices, education, and more

5 September 2008


beijingIEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
2–5 November

Ultrasonics experts from around the world come together at this meeting to advance work in research, development, and applications. The symposium takes place at the Beijing International Convention Center, located in the complex where the 2008 Olympic Games were held in August.

Other topics include bulk acoustic wave sensors, clinical cancer imaging, droplet processing, thin-film and device characterization, and ultrasonic motors. The conference features courses in acoustic microscopy, medical photoacoustic imaging and sensing, and ultrasonic transducers. Jiqing Wang, a professor of acoustics at Tongji University in Shanghai, is scheduled to lecture on the acoustics of traditional Chinese theaters.

Organizers say a banquet on 4 November will include performances of traditional Chinese folk dances and music.

SPONSOR: IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society


singIEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies
24–27 November

This first of a series of biennial conferences on sustainable energy brings together professionals from electric power companies, manufacturers, research institutes, and educational bodies to exchange ideas about renewable and alternate energy systems.

Topics include the economics and management of electric energy markets, energy efficiency, energy storage, fuel cells, and solar photovoltaic, thermal, wind, and other energy systems.

SPONSORS: IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Singapore Section


xiaIEEE International Symposium on IT in Medicine and Education
Xiamen, China
12–14 December

Topics include computer-aided teaching and campus networking, the ethical and social issues of using IT in education, health informatics education, medical image processing, plagiarism in open and distance education, telemedicine and telesurgery, and the three-dimensional reconstruction of medical images.

The conference also presents papers on several special tracks, such as IT’s application in traditional Chinese medicine and digital library organization.

SPONSOR: IEEE Beijing Section


sfIEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
San Francisco
15–17 December

For 54 years, this conference has been the world’s main forum for examining the technology, design, manufacture, physics, and modeling of semiconductor and other electronic devices.

Topics include compound semiconductor materials, deep submicron CMOS transistors, micro­machined devices, nanotechnology devices and architectures, and novel displays and imagers. IEEE Fellow Jim Plumme­r, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, plans to speak during a luncheon on 16 December. His topic is ”A Life in Semiconductors.”

SPONSOR: IEEE Electron Devices Society


sdIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
San Diego
16–22 January

Part of IEEE Radio and Wireless Week, this symposium covers analog adaptive, collaborative, and digital signal processing, high-power and efficient RF transmitters, signal generation, space-time processing, ultra­wideband technology, wireless security and RFID, and wireless system architecture.

The meeting is held in conjunction with the IEEE Power Amplifier Symposium and the IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Circuits in RF Systems.

SPONSORS: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society


zurichInternational Zurich Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
12–16 January

This 20th annual conference addresses issues in electro­magnetic compatibility standards and the modeling of electromagnetic fields. Other topics include computational electromagnetics, signal integrity, impulse radar, neural networks, and shielding theory.

SPONSORS: Eidgenössische Technical University, Zurich, IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and the Laboratory for Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Electronics.

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