UNSA SBC: IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2014 in Krakow


IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2014 in Krakow

6-10 August 2014


IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress is event that takes place every two years and this year it was held in Polands oldest city-Krakow. IEEE Section Bosnia and Herzegovina and Young Professional Bosnia and Herzegovina had their representatives at this congress:

  • Sidik Hodžić, IEEE respresentative;
  • Tarik Hubana, IAS SB representative;
  • Emir Alihodžić, IAS SB representative;
  • Haris Tanković, PES SB representative.



Congress has began on August 6th with introductory speeches given by IEEE representatives at opening ceremony that took place at Wawel Castle. The scientific Sessions of the conference began next day early in the morning. Plenary Session 1 was about Students & Young Professionals in Future World and lot of great speeches were held in beautiful atmosphere in AGH University of Science and Technology building.  Plenary Session 2 – IEEE Past and Future was held in the same hall and it was about activities of IEEE in the past and planned activities in future. After that Workshops 1 were held in various locations with a variety of topics. In those workshops students were organized in small groups and were participating in interactive workshops like: How engineers should present their ideas, Teacher in Service Program TISP, How to organize IEEE Activity, Career Development, Active and Exemplary Student Branch-How to achieve it, etc.


Gala dinner at Salt mine

After scientific part of Thursday, it was time for more relaxed part and it was visit to Salt mine where was also held Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. It was very well organized and all students and young professionals were really impressed with everything they were able to experience there.

Friday started with Plenary Session 3 – IEEE community and it was about IEEE Academic, IEEE DAY, IEEE Woman in Engineering, etc. And after that, it was time for Technical Workshops with a variety of topics from various fields in engineering. Some of topics were: Digital evidence, Collecting and protecting digital images using TETRA portable radios, Building the Wireless Systems of the Future Cellular Mobile Devices, MRI Laboratory, Design of switch mode power supply for lighting application-the EMC requirements analysis and minimization of energy losses, etc. After technical workshops, Scientific Poster Session was held where all representatives could present their posters and their activities in the last two years.


Representatives on a Kościuszko Mound

In the evening, on a small hill called Kościuszko Mound was organized barbecue where all participants were able to socialize, to talk about all kinds of things in very relaxed atmosphere, to see the city of Krakow at night from a beautiful point of view.


All participants

On Saturday, participants in small groups were visiting scientific centers like Motorola Solutions, Nokia Networks, Fideltronik, FAMUR S.A, etc. In the afternoon, Workshops 3 were held and topics were Body language, Project Management Session-Start a Project by using Benefits of IEEE Societies, IEEE Women in Engineering, Computer Society, etc. In the Saturday evening one of the main events Multicultural Evening was organized in Studio Club and in that event all participants were able to present their national, traditional and cultural heritage.


Multicultural evening

Congress was concluded during the closing ceremony which took place Sunday morning and where was held award ceremony for best poster and best funny photo from congress. After that it was time for all participants to say goodbye to Krakow and all new people they met in this beautiful city and to go home with new experience and knowledge they received in this congress.


Bosnia and Herzegovina team

Report written by:
Emir Alihodžić,
IAS Representative
Graduate student Member,
University of Sarajevo Student Branch IAS Chapter,
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina