About the Chapter

This Chapter is part of the IEEE Ottawa Section and constitutes the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada representation of the IEEE Computer Society. IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Through its global membership, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others.


  • To promote the sharing of technical knowledge in computing through the hosting of technical presentations by people knowledgeable in the technical areas concerned.
  • To provide a forum (the technical presentations) in which people can network and acquire contacts that will be helpful to them in their careers or studies.
  • To provide information on IEEE membership and benefits.


The Chapter holds 3-4 technical presentations per year, one of which may be a presentation by an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. These technical presentations are open to the public free of charge and it is not necessary to be an IEEE member or an IEEE Computer Society member to attend. Announcements of presentations are usually made 3-4 weeks prior to the event by email to IEEE members, and by posting on this website. In addition, a receiver list of interested people who are not members of the IEEE Computer Society is kept in order that these people may be reached. Contact the Chapter Chair if you wish to be on this list.

The Chapter is always on the lookout for technical presenters. If you or if you know someone who could be a presenter, please let the Chapter chair know. The only criteria are that the topic is one that is of interest to the computing community and that you are sufficiently knowledgeable to give a sound presentation on it. Giving a presentation is a public service to your profession that benefits you with recognition and comments on your topic. The Chapter neither charges an admission fee nor does it pay the presenter any financial remuneration.

IEEE Computer Society Membership and Benefits

For membership and benefits information, please access http://www.computer.org and click on “Join the Society”.