IEEE Finland chapter offers a free and informative virtual Seminar on Grid code requirements for power park modules. The seminar is provided by Antti Kuusela from Fingrid, and focuses on Grid code compliance from a converter manufacturer perspective by Antti Vilhunen, from ABB.

Seminar dates: 21.04.2021, 14:00 – 15:30

Please register until 20.04.2021

Agenda (21.04.2021)
14:00 – 14:05 Opening words and introduction of the speakers
14:05 – 14:45 Antti Kuusela: Grid code requirements for power park modules (Presentation + Q&A)
14:50 – 15:20 Antti Vilhunen: Grid code compliance from converter manufacturer perspective (Presentation + Q&A)
15:20 – 15:30 Joint discussion and Closing


Antti Kuusela
Topic: Grid code requirements for power park modules
Antti Kuusela received the M.Sc.(Eng.) degree in power engineering from the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Espoo, Finland, in 2011, with specialization in power systems and high-voltage engineering. Since 2011, he has been working on power system planning, generation grid integration, and operation-related tasks. He is currently an Expert of Market Innovations with Fingrid Oyj, Helsinki, Finland. Antti was the project manager and expert for the implementation of European network connection codes in Finland.

Antti Vilhunen
Topic: Grid code compliance from converter manufacturer perspective

Antti Vilhunen received the M.Sc.(Eng.) degree in power engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, in 2008, with specialization in electric drives. Since 2008, he has been working in ABB Drives R&D on grid code compliance of power conversion drives including simulations, SW development, dimensioning and grid code certification.

4th Int. Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies

The fourth edition of the SEST conference series will be held in Vaasa, Finland, from 6-8 September 2021.

Smart energy systems present enormous engineering challenges in the design and integration of energy and electrical grids with communication and network technologies, along with substantial questions of security and privacy of different components within the grid. The SEST conference aims at providing an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges of smart energy system design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid. It also provides a forum for researchers from academia and professionals from industry, as well as government regulators to tackle these challenges, and discuss and exchange knowledge and best practices about design and implementation of smart energy systems.

IEEE ICIP 2020 (fully virtual)

The IEEE International Conference on Image Processing will take place on 25-28 October 2020 (virtual).

ICIP features world-class speakers, tutorials, and industry sessions, and creates an excellent forum to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, and network with the brightest minds in academia and industry that are working in this field.

The event features

  • Networking opportunities including Student Job Fair, Young Professionals in Signal Processing, Women in Signal Processing, and more!
  • Industry Workshops such as Tencent Industry Workshop and the YouTube/Chrome Industry Workshop
  • Special Sessions including Computational Imaging with Optical Coding, Learning-Based Processing of 3D Visual Data, and many more
  • Competitions including the IEEE SPS Video and Image Processing Cup and the 3-Minute Thesis Competition
  • Author Ethics and IEEE New Author Tools Workshop

Visit the ICIP 2020 webpage for further information.

Region 8 Virtual Student and Young Professionals Congress

The very first edition of the IEEE Region 8 Virtual SYP Congress will provide 12 days of exciting content from around the Region and IEEE, from plenary sessions to workshops, debates, and social events. While the event gathers more than 450 students and YPs from across the Region every two years, this time it’s hoping to achieve an even wider audience and go beyond the borders of the Region, to engage young volunteers in IEEE and provide a unique networking and development experience. To find out more, make sure you keep an eye on the official Facebook page, and follow them on Instagram @R8SYP.

Event Date: 14-26 September 2020
Location: Virtual – Connection details to be announced
Further details:

Seminar on Image Sensing and Processing research, development and applications

The IEEE Finland Section and the IOP Finland Chapter invites you to a seminar on Image Sensing and Processing research, development and applications. The program is:

The seminar will take place from 10:00 to 16:10 on Friday 20th September 2019 at Aalto University, Room 2190, Micronova Building, Tietotie 3, Espoo. Everyone interested in the subject is welcome to attend. Admission is: free of charge for students, € 25 for all other participants. Please register in advance via this link.

Program and further information: pdf

IEEE Nordic SYP meeting on cruise ship Symphony (Stockholm to Helsinki)

The IEEE Nordic Student and Young Professional (SYP) Congress is a bi-annual event promoting cooperation and sharing of ideas between the Nordic student branches, young professionals and women in engineering affinity groups and chapters. This will be 3rd edition of the event. The previous two congresses have been organized in Stockholm, Sweden (2015) and Vilnius, Lithuania (2017).

This event gives an unique opportunity to grow global networks and to get new ideas! We expect to see at least 50 Young Professionals and Students during the weekend from all around Region 8. The program includes interesting IEEE presentations, workshops and team building activities.

The SYP is going to be focused on sustainability and the role that young professionals and students will play in trying to engineer smarter, more efficient solutions in the future.

Flyer: PDF

Further details and registration: here

Event Description and Cost: here

IEEE Distinguished Lecture on Communications: Orthogonal Complementary Coded Code Hopping Multiple Access

On 13 August 2018, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Hsiao-Hwa Chen has given a Lecture about Orthogonal Complementary Coded Code Hopping Multiple Access in VTT, Espoo.  This lecture was free for all IEEE members and coffee was served.


Code hopping multiple access (CHMA) is a newly emerging multiple access technique with its potential to offer a high security and elastic capacity. Unfortunately, orthogonality amongst user signals in existing CHMA schemes can be preserved only in synchronous channels under an assumption that neither multipath interference (MI) nor multiple access interference (MAI) exists. Exploiting their ideal orthogonality, we apply orthogonal complementary codes to CHMA systems to overcome the problems with existing CHMA schemes. In particular, we will show that the application of orthogonal complementary codes can significantly improve the performance of a CHMA system due to its unique collision resistant capability. The properties and the performance of the proposed system are analyzed for both uplink and downlink applications, where the system may suffer MI and MAI simultaneously. Simulation results show that the complementary coded CHMA can provide a high capacity and a robust performance.


Hsiao-Hwa Chen is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from Zhejiang University, China, and a PhD degree from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 1982, 1985 and 1991, respectively. He has authored or co-authored over 400 technical papers in major international journals and conferences, six books and more than ten book chapters in the areas of communications. He served as the general chair, TPC chair and symposium chair for many major international conferences. He served or is serving as an Editor or/and Guest Editor for numerous technical journals. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks Journal ( He is the recipient of the best paper award in IEEE WCNC 2008 and a recipient of IEEE Radio Communications Committee Outstanding Service Award in 2008. He received prestigious IEEE 2016 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in September 2016. He also served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications from 2012 Feb to 2015 June, and an elected Member at Large of IEEE ComSoc from 2013-2016. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IET.