IEEE Symposium on Data Analytics and Internet of Things (ISDAIOT 2020)

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Organised by Computational Intelligence Society, IoT Community and University of Melbourne Student Branch   IEEE Victorian Section presents “IEEE Symposium on Data Analytics and Internet of Things (ISDAIOT 2020)”, a virtual technical event series during 29th September - 19th November 2020. The symposium includes diverse sessions including technical talks, workshops, poster competitions, and panel discussions to promote the use of Data Analytics and IoT Technologies for real-time applications. This symposium provides a unique opportunity for industry and academic experts as well as students to get an insight on Data Analytics and Internet of Things, through a series of presentations and hands-on workshops, delivered by experts in the field. The talks will be held for an hour every Tuesday (5.00-6.00 PM) and Wednesday (6.00-7.00 PM), beginning from 29th September while the two-hour hands-on data analytics workshop will be delivered from the second Thursday of October (October 8, 2020, 5.00-7.00 PM).     Week 1 talks' details  29th September 2020 (5PM - 6PM)  Sujan Chowdhury- Introduction to the Internet of Things and its architecture 30th September 2020 (6PM - 7PM) Farzad Khodadadi- Advancement of IoT technologies like IoT Gateway and Sensors 1st October 2020 (5PM - 6PM) Shama Islam- Applications and advancement in smart grid and renewable energy   Symposium registration link: https://bit.ly/3bZ6FFq    Call for Posters: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/239763   Website link: https://attend.ieee.org/sdait-2020/ Online webinar link: Zoom webinar link will be sent out to the registered participants.   For further information and enquiries, email: isdaiot2020@gmail.com  

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Practical Tips on Underground Design

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Underground design can sometimes be viewed as the dark art of the black magic that is electrical engineering. Not only can you not see electricity, but with underground cabling, you can’t see the cables either. This presentation will help improve understanding of this part of engineering and present some practical tips for Underground Design. Using studies from cable capacity modelling software CYMCAP some different scenarios for cable layout are explored. Is it better to have cables in conduit or direct buried? What is the effect of reducing the spacing between cables compared to increasing the size of the conductor? What physical ground properties should you be aware of when considering a design? These and other questions will be discussed using a Solar Plant design scenario.   Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/practical-tips-on-underground-cabling-design-tickets-120709034973 Online Meeting Link:  Online Link: https://deakin.zoom.us/j/97373815967  Contact: IEEE PES Victorian chapter– pes.victorian@ieee.org

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IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition is October 2, 2020. Students are invited to send ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the Key focus areas of GHTC 2020 including (but are not limited to): Affordable & Clean Energy Agriculture & Food Security Clean Water & Sanitation Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development Good Health and Well Being Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery Quality Education Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Action plans are now in place to support a Hybrid Conference (combining both physical and virtual participation) should the impact of COVID-19 prevent some presenters and delegates travelling to attend the conference.   Contest:  https://ieeeghtc.org/2020/ghtc-2020-student-poster-contest/     For additional information please contact Mostafa Mortezaie: mortezaie@ieee.org Download event flyer: IEEE Flyer_Student_Poster_GHTC-2020  

Recent Spectrum Developments in the United States

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Recently, there have been several important regulatory actions in the United States in response to industry developments of the next generation of mobile technologies. Following the release of several GHz of spectrum in the mmwave and sub-mmwave ranges a few years ago, the US FCC embarked upon releasing additional spectrum in the mid-ranges to accelerate the expansion of 5G. These efforts, aside from being exceptionally expeditious, have used novel approaches to arrive at suitable regulatory solutions. From financial incentives to FSS operators in C-band to devising an Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) vehicle in 6 GHz, these bold solutions are leading to several “first of its kind” solutions, paving the way towards taking full advantage of recent technological developments such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6E. In this presentation, we look at the background and outcome of the FCC’s proceedings related to these bands. Speaker Reza Arefi leads Emerging Spectrum Strategies and Planning at Intel and Vice President of Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) More Information: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/event/register/241430 Organised by: IEEE Victorian ComSoc Chapter

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Arduino as a Learning Tool – Part 2

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Soft and tech skills from zero to the latest technologies Presenter Massimo Sacchi, Arduino Engineer, Market Developer, Australia Massimo will present the engaging approach of the Educational Division of Arduino, which supports millions of students across the world in their learning path from primary and secondary school to the University, and its benefits for people entering the professional world.     Host IEEE Vic. Education chapter. Enquiries. Alan Harvey Acupak00@hotmail.com  Join Zoom Meeting                https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81311470816?pwd=dU8waUpIVXBRMmE1SEE4SENrakgxdz09 Meeting ID: 813 1147 0816 Passcode: 914623        Note: Arduino architecture and IoT applications was covered on 22 Oct.

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SAR and Temperature Rise in a Human Head due to EM Radiation

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This online presentation will focus on the development and simulation procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) and the corresponding temperature rise due to electromagnetic waves incident on a human head. The human head model is based on medical magnetic resonance images (MRI) that are discretized to fit in the simulation domain.   Presenter: Prof. Atef Elsherbeni, Distinguished Professor, Colorado School of Mines, USA. Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/242580 (A Zoom link will be sent out one day before the event)   Contact for further information: IEEE AP-MTT Chapter (asthadahal1992@gmail.com or e.vinnal@ieee.org)

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Human Factors: Developing the right Technology and Training in Healthcare

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By Professor Marcus Watson Abstract Modern healthcare systems are good but could be much better. Healthcare is an evolved complex socio-technical system rather than a designed system, which has resulted in spiraling costs and high rates of harm to patients. Less than 100 years ago the majority of the complexity of healthcare originated from clinicians’ skills and their network of other clinicians. Today, the diversity of specializations, pharmaceuticals, medical technologies, information systems and financial systems have increased the complexity exponentially. Our clinical training has not evolved a great deal from the models populated across the world at the beginning of the last century.  Medical, nursing and allied health students are still trained with a focus on their relationship with their patients rather than their role in a system caring for many people. Similarly, the majority of healthcare processes and treatments have little evidence to guide safe and efficient implementation. Unlike industries such as aviation where human factors and systems engineering underpins everything from the design of cockpits to planning and coordination of international flights; healthcare systems have been designed by committees whose training is often based on outdated concepts of systems. Although new pharmaceuticals and implants require highly controlled clinical trials before they can be implemented, many other critical components such as the medical equipment and the records systems, and clinicians’ proficiencies required no or minimal evidence. Poorly designed technologies, processes and systems not only have negative consequences for patients, they adversely affect the clinicians’ who care for them. Examples from clinical technologies, patient record-keeping systems, inter-department patient management and medical education will be used to illustrate why healthcare needs to catch up with other complex socio-technical systems and imbed human factors and systems engineering in the implementation of patient care.  Biography Marcus is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, at The University of Queensland where he leads research on human factors, systems engineering, education and design. He has extensive knowledge of simulations in healthcare and defence and is a national leader in simulation-based research. His national roles in simulation include being the past Chair of Simulation Australasia, and a founding member and past Chair of the Australian Society for Simulations in Healthcare. Prof. Marcus Watson is actively involved in medical information systems design and education. He has delivered international keynotes, plenaries, and workshops including simulations development, serious games, online learning and human factors in healthcare, and has extensive experience as a developer and instructor working with computer-based simulation, high-end immersive simulation, serious games and distributed learning. He has received national awards for innovation. Zoom meeting: https://deakin.zoom.us/j/93675878363?pwd=c1dqbU4zdlhhRmpBOEluMkRPTEFoQT09 Organised by: IEEE SMC Victorian Chapter

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Orbital Angular Momentum for Communications

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In recent years it has been recognized that there is another angular momentum associated with a coherent light beam called orbital angular momentum (OAM) which can be any integer. The ability to reliably create and detect such states holds great potential for communications using electromagnetic waves, both in free space and in optic fibres. Our speaker will talk about the theoretical ideas behind this new technology, as well as a few practical aspects and uses in communications.  Speaker: Dr Bill Moran, currently serving as Professor of Defence Technology in the University of Melbourne Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/event/register/245736 This event is organised by IEEE Victorian ComSoc Chapter

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Mandatory Primary Frequency Response (PFR) in Australian Power Grid

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IEEE Power Energy Society (PES) VIC Women in Power Chapter Technical Seminar With the increasing penetration of renewable generation (e.g., wind, solar PV) in the Australian power grid and planned retirement of large conventional thermal will potentially result in deteriorated frequency regulation performance due to the reduced system inertia and primary frequency response. Until recently, synchronous generators (e.g., coal, gas, and hydro) have provided PFR in the NEM and renewable energy generators were not expected to contribute to the frequency control of the grid. However, almost all the renewable generation is connected to the grid via power inverters. If these renewables are equipped with the necessary control features, inverter-coupled power generation technologies will also be capable of contributing to PFR. This capability can help alleviate the concerns around grid frequency quality and stability. The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has issued National Electricity Amendment on Mandatory Primary Frequency Response rules on 26 March 2020. In order to ensure sustainability in implementing mandatory PFR on Wind Power Plants, many technical aspects need to be considered, monitored, and managed. In this presentation mandatory, PFR, and the benefits and challenges around its implementation are discussed.  Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mandatory-primary-frequency-response-in-australian-power-grid-tickets-128826013073 Online Meeting Link:  Online Link: https://deakin.zoom.us/j/91051395705 Contact: IEEE PES Victorian chapter– pes.victorian@ieee.org

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IEEE CITISIA 2020 conference

Charles Sturt University Sydney Campus

The “Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems & Industrial Applications” (CITISIA) is a student conference that aims to provide students of higher learning institutions with a platform for presenting their own projects. It is also a measure of recognition of students’ professional and technical achievements – by industries and international organizations such as IEEE. This conference is designed to facilitate exchanges of ideas through communication, networking, and learning from others, for students and IEEE Chapters in terms of greater collaboration. Email : chandana@ieee-citisia.org / prabhakar@ieee-citisia.org Download PDF: CITISIA 2020

Augmented Perception: Next Generation Wearables and Human Machine-Interfaces

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Products like Fitbit and the Apple Watch have brought to the public decades of foundational work on wearable technologies achieved by researchers in the IEEE CAS Society and related groups. Similarly, research into brain- and human-machine interface is starting to enter the public domain in applications including deep brain stimulation, prosthetic limb control, and human assistive devices. While researchers continue to explore new wearable sensing and human-interface paradigms, it is vital that we also explore what applications the next generation of wearable human-machine interfaces can and should enable. This talk will review key challenges and approaches within wearable assistive devices and brain/human interface technologies. Aspects of physiological, environmental, and behavioral sensing within wearable platforms will be discussed, and technical challenges such as miniaturization, power efficiency, and artifact removal will be highlighted. Approaches to brain-machine interface and human assistive technologies will, likewise, be analyzed. Finally, the next-generation concept of augmented human perception, real-time machine-enhanced awareness that expands natural human senses, will be introduced. Utilizing wearable sensing and real-time feedback through visual, audio, and tactile mechanisms, augmented perception is poised to revolutionize the human experience, enhance daily performance, and enable new pathways to address mental and physical health concerns. Speaker: Prof. Andrew J. Mason of Michigan State University Location: Online Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/242902 For any inquiries please contact: Prashan Kandasamy – mr.prashan.kandasamy@ieee.org or James Papagianopoulos - mr.james.papagianopoulos@ieee.org This event is organised by the Circuits and Systems Society (Victoria)

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