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IEEE EPEC 2016 – Call for Papers

Monday, April 18th, 2016
The IEEE Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC) 2016 running under the theme “Smart Grid and Beyond: Future of the Integrated Power System” will be held in Ottawa, Canada on October 12-14, 2016.

With a selection of peer-reviewed papers, workshops, tutorials, panels, tours and plenary sessions, EPEC 2016 is your chance to get informed and prepare for the impact of new technologies and drivers on today’s evolving power systems.

EPEC 2016 welcomes submission of papers on these and related topics:
Future Integrated Electric Power System
Smart Grids: Existing & Emerging Technologies
Communications in Smart Grids
Synchrophasors and Protection in Smart Grids
Power Electronics, HVDC, FACTS
Renewable Energy: Generation and Integration
Energy Storage
Electrification of Transportation
Microgrids and Remote Communities
Smart Grid Standards and Deployment
Cyber Security and Power System Security
Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Nuclear Energy
Electricity Markets and Business Models
Integrated Energy System Planning
Data Analytics in Smart Grids
Computational Methods and Reliability
Government Initiatives, Policies and Smart Grids

This conference is sponsored by IEEE Canada and IEEE Ottawa Section and its technical sponsor IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). EPEC 2016 proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore, EI Compendex and ISI Proceedings.

Paper Submission: The format of the paper should follow the IEEE conference paper style. EPEC 2016 will only accept the electronic submission of a full paper in English. Detailed information on the paper format and submission procedure is available at: and the EDAS link for paper submission is:

Important Dates:
April 17th, 2016:    Submission of full papers in PDF
April 17th, 2016:    Submission of workshop & panel session proposals
April 17th, 2016:    Submission of tutorial proposals
April 30th, 2016:    Notification of workshop/panel/tutorial acceptance
June 19th, 2016:     Notification of paper acceptance
July 24th, 2016:     Submission of final camera-ready papers

For more information please contact EPEC 2016 at:

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Thursday, April 4th, 2013



The Fairmont Winnipeg
2 Lombard Place

Date & Time:

Friday, May 10, 2013 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.


What to Expect?

  • An exciting and full day’s program including:
    • Keynote speakers
    • A panel discussion
    • Choice of 3 out of 12 breakout sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals from public and private industries
  • Human resources professionals
  • Academics and Students
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals
  • The conference is open to all genders – everyone is welcome!

Why Attend?

  • Receive high quality personal, professional and leadership development
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Be Encouraged and Empowered to Enhance your career!

What is MCWESTT?

MCWESTT is the Manitoba Community for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology. The idea for MCWESTT came after Manitoba hosted the 13th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This was the first time that this national conference was held in Manitoba.

The 2010 conference was a resounding success with six keynote speakers, two panel discussions, 28 breakout sessions and a poster session. Over 230 attendees reflecting a diversity of professions, geographic locations, experiences and ideas, attended the conference. The excitement from meeting new and old friends, hearing success stories and being empowered created Momentum in Manitoba. We realized the benefit from having time to come together, to listen and learn from one another, and we realized that Manitoba has a community that should be celebrated and that we should continue to grow.

So, the idea to do a conference in Manitoba, for Manitobans, was hatched! Here we are, in 2013, and once again, we are bringing together the Manitoba Community to Encourage, Enhance and Empower.


Register online at


For more information contact Andrea Watts, MCWESTT 2013 Chair at or visit

IEEE Sections Congress 2011

Sunday, August 7th, 2011



August 19-22, 2011


San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in San Francisco, California, USA.


Sections Congress is the a triennial gathering of Section leadership, sponsored by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board. It is the opportunity for IEEE representatives from all over the world to participate in an event which provides them with the tools which will assist their unit in focusing their activities solely on the member and increase members’ participation in IEEE activities. Sections Congress is focused on meeting the expectations of Section leaders by providing them with an opportunity to network, receive training, and provide input into IEEE programs and projects.

The primary audience for IEEE Sections Congress is IEEE members who are volunteering within the MGA structure (Region, geographic Councils, Section, Subsection, Chapter, and Affinity Group), but volunteers from other IEEE units are encouraged to attend as well.

The Winnipeg Section will be represented by the Vice Chair, Andrew Roncin, and the Secretary, Jordan Hiebert.

For more information, visit

Tips for Publications and Conferences

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011


The IEEE Robotics and Control chapter and the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Manitoba identified two papers to help students and young academics improve their skills.

Successfully Presenting Your Research at Conferences and Competitions

Your research, as groundbreaking as it might be, heavily relies upon its presentation. This guide will give you a few pointers on what you can do to successfully present research papers and posters at conferences and competitions. All negative stereotypes commonly associated with engineering have become obsolete. Modern engineers are expected to develop advanced social, communication, presentation, and leadership.

A. Perez, “Successfully Presenting Your Research at Conferences and Competitions”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, September 2010, pp. 13-16.

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Surviving the Review Process

The purpose of this article is to provide some insight into the peer-review process used by many technical journals and to give a bit of advice about revision and resubmission of a paper that was not accepted after the first round of reviews. For young authors, the review process can be mysterious and frustrating. Criticisms conveyed in anonymous reviews may feel like personal attacks, while terse or vague comments may seem to provide little guidance for revision. This article provides a set of practical guidelines that can help you succeed in publishing good research. This includes a brief overview of the review process, as well as some hints about interpreting reviews, and suggestions for preparing a response to the reviews. The opinions below have evolved over several years, through numerous interactions with authors, reviewers, and members of editorial boards. They are meant only to convey practical hints for success and not as value judgments about the process. Finally, they represent only one viewpoint. Newcomers to the process would do well to solicit the advice and opinions of a variety of senior researchers.

S. Hutchinson, “Surviving the Review Process”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, December 2010, pp. 101, 103-104.

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UofM GradCon 2010

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010



Friday, October 15, 2010 from 8:30am to 3:30pm


Engineering Complex, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba
See website schedule for specific rooms.


GradCon is an annual event during which current research, conducted by Graduate Students from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) is showcased.

This year we will present current research in:

  • Power & Energy Technology
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Embedded & Real-Time Computing
  • Biomedical Engineering & Biophotonics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced RF Systems
  • Signal & Image Processing
  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Communication Systems & Network Research