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									   President’s Report

What your Board of Directors has
      done for you lately


  Moshe Kam
  London, UK
 27 March 2011
                         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
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                    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 XPLORE a state of the art platform



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                   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
                         Quality is the conference
         technical co-sponsor of an IEEEKey
    – 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
                   Quality is the Key
    – 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 – 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
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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…
                     The 2010 IEEE International Workshop on
EMBS        UFFC     Bioinformatics and Life Science Modeling and
                     Computing
NPSS
            SMC
SPS
CIS
            SSCS
RAS         ComSoc
CAS         Computer
EDS         Sensors Council
Photonics   Biometrics Council
MTT-S
            Nanotechnology Council
            Systems Council
          IEEE Conferences with the Keywords
          “Bio” or “Bioengineering”

     30

     25

     20
                                                     Keyword Bio
     15
                                                     Keyword
     10                                              Bioengineering

     5

     0
           2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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A few elements at the intersection of Life Sciences
and IEEE’s “traditional disciplines”

                                           Electrical Engineering


                                   Biomedical Instrumentation
Computer
                              Image Processing and Signal Processing
Science
                                  Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics   Computer
                                               Standards
                                                                          Engineering
 Healthcare information systems and services

                         Life Sciences



                           IEEE Standards Activities
  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
     Regional Distribution of LS-
        Related Conferences
             Elsewhere   Regions 1-6
                2%           9%




                          Region 8
           Region 10        35%
             54%




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       Geographic Distribution of
             Conferences
                                     Other
      Region 8                        2%
     elsewhere        USA
        9%            9%
                               China (incl.
                                  Hong
                                 Kong)
                                  35%

                  Italy,
                 Greece,
                 Cyprus,
                  Egypt     Region 10
                  26%       excluding
                              China
                              19%


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     Sponsorship of Conferences


                       Other
                       16%
                                 Geo Unit
                                  24%



                    Society/
                    Council
                     60%



     Geo Unit in most cases is from P.R. China or Taiwan
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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
     40


     35


     30


     25


     20


     15


     10


     5


     0
          1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010




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EPICS in IEEE Projects Around the
World




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              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



First meeting – 27 March , afternoon
     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
Africa

    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
                 Committee Membership
           Name                  Affiliation           Country
     Amoakoh Gyasi-    Pentecost University College – Ghana
     Agyei (Chair)     Accra
     Zaipuna O Yonah   Ministry of Communications,   Tanzania
                       Science and Technology
     Krishna Seeburn   University of Technology      Mauritius

     Zacchaeus         Polytechnic of Namibia        Namibia
     Olusegun
     Oyedokun
     Fesseha Mekuria   CSIR Modeling and Digital     South Africa
                       Sciences
     Oyewole John      Huawei Technologies           Nigeria
     Funso-Adebayo

     Milton Edimu      University of Cape Town       South Africa

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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 – Eisesntein
     – 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/Steacker


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     IEEE Presidents 2010-2013




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