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Summons to IEEE Sweden Section – Annual General Meeting FY 2016
& Seminar on Smart Grid

Dear IEEE Sweden Section member!

It is our pleasure to invite you to an exciting IEEE evening on Wen 15 March 2017 at KTH in Stockholm. Feel free to invite and bring a friend.

· The Fiscal Year 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the IEEE Sweden Section,

· A Technical Lecture by IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. (will also be broadcasted on the web)

Time: 15 March 2017, 18:00 local time. Registration starts 17:30

Venue: Stockholm, KTH Main Campus, Lecture room D3, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 3,
https://www.kth.se/places/room/id/4e66e1af-3d92-4584-8559-b229d5f1030e

The FY 2016 Annual Report and the FY 2016 Annual Account/Balance Sheet / meeting agenda will be available before the AGM at our website

Our Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power & Energy Society , Prof. Lina Bertling-Tjernberg, KTH will speak on “Smart grid experience in Europe”. The EU objective is to reach at least 27% renewable energy of the energy usage by 2030. Smart Grid is a facilitator for this change. This keynote presentation gives an overview of the current developments of Smart Grid in Europe and examples on technology solutions for smart grid and results from larger projects. (Abstract & bio attached)

Please register via this link https://goo.gl/forms/iR357tVqMCH6oFYz1 and indicate your preferences. If you register to attend the Technical Lecture via the web, then more details on how to watch will later be mailed to you.

The evening is planned to run as follows

· 17:30 Registration, refreshments

· 18:00 IEEE Sweden Section AGM

· 18:30 Short break, refreshments. Broadcasting via the web begins

· 18:45 Technical lecture by IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Lina Bertling-Tjernberg

· 19:45 Discussions

· 20:30 Closing. Broadcasting via the web ends

We wish you very welcome to this exciting IEEE evening!

Please note that refreshments will be served, please register before Wednesday March 8, 2017. If you cancel, please mail us immediately, to samarthdeo@ieee.org

Welcome !

Mats Edvinsson

Chair IEEE Sweden Section

mje@ieee.org

IEEE Sweden FY2016 Agenda for the AGMPDF
IEEE Sweden FY2016 Annual ReportPDF
IEEE Sweden AGM FY2016PDF
 Dec 30, 2016 

Dear IEEE member!

A new issue of the IEEE Sweden Section Member Newsletter “MN 2016-04” is now available ! Please download and read. PDF

Some highlights in Newsletter 2016-04

2016 has been a very exciting year for IEEE Sweden. Also in this issue, Sweden has received a prestigeous IEEE award, elevated more Senior Members, and now got the first IEEE Milestone!

We continue to increase industry relevant events, (re-)vitalizing IEEE entities, and improve the Section (e g modernize the website). Please find related articles in this issue

Please note, tight deadline: IEEE/ICES Workshop on Safety and Security for Autonomous Systems

- 27 Jan 2017 at 09:00 – 12:00, via WebEx or physically at KTH, main campus

- Speakers from Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Saab Kockums and KTH.

- Topics include: Relations between safety, security and privacy goals in our connected society, Managing safety and security in the context of autonomous construction equipment machines, Safety aspects of unmanned maritime system operations, Securing large-scale cyber physical systems, and Bringing reliability and security together: challenges and opportunities

- Please register for physical or WebEx participation by using the following link: http://www.ices.kth.se/events.aspx?pid=3&evtKeyId=d6a2bc5d3b7449b99c940a1e89f2515d

Please mark 15 March 2017 in your calendar – the IEEE Sweden Section AGM, Annual General Meeting. Like recent years, we intent to broadcast the lecture by the key note speaker via IEEE WebEx, available for everyone. The Section, Chapters and Affinity Groups are now preparing to close 2016. AGM documents will be available on the website ahead of the AGM.

The new Section Board for 2017, to be approved at the AGM, has been nominated by the Nomination Committee. However, we would like each of you to either nominate yourself or someone you know to the remaining 2 positions in the Board.

IEEE Region 8 will be very present in Sweden in 2017: The Region 8 Director 2017-2018 will be Margaretha Ericsson, Sweden. The next Region 8 meeting will be in Stockholm in March 2017.

Last but not least, SEASONS GREETINGS !

Best regards

Mats Edvinsson

Chair IEEE Sweden Section

mje@ieee.org

 Dec 30, 2016 

PE/PEL seminar on power converters for particle accelerators – ESS examples

On 7 Nov 2016 at LTH in Lund, a cutting-edge lecture related to the ESS project was presented by our IEEE member Carlos A. Martins: "Applications and topologies of power electronic systems for large particle accelerators - the example of ESS". He is the Power Converters section leader at European Spallation Source ERIC, and Professor at Industrial Engineering and Automation Department, LTH.

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research facility in the field of materials science currently under construction in Lund.

Please find a summary article of the lecture here PDF.

 Sep 12, 2016 

IEEE PES Membership meeting with Distinguished Guest Speakers

Time: Thursday, September 29, 16.00-18.00 (including break for refreshments)

Place: KTH Campus, Stockholm.

Address: E34, Osquars backe 2, floor 3, https://www.kth.se/places/room/A43:03/1330

Contact and registration (by Sept. 19th): Professor Lina Bertling Tjernberg linab@kth.se

- Welcome and membership information, Lina Bertling Tjernberg, Chair of Sweden Chapter PES/PEL

- Old and new uncertainty in power systems, Professor Math Bollen, Luleå University of Technology, Skellefteå Campus

- Demonstration of Smart Grid and E-mobility projects, Dr. Fredrik Carlsson, Vattenfall

Welcome !

 Sep 4, 2016 

Dear IEEE Sweden member
We kindly want to bring your attention to the ongoing IEEE voting process and deadlines:

Regarding the future of IEEE, please use your right as an IEEE member to vote (except Student members). The elections are now open, and continues until Oct 3rd:

· Election of Region 8 Director-Elect, for the period 2017-2018. All IEEE R8 members (except Student members) will vote during Aug 15 – Oct 3 2016. The candidates are Tariq S Durrani (UK & Ireland), Elya B Joffe (Israel) and Magdalena Salazar-Palma (Spain) www.ieeer8.org/category/elections/

· Election of the global IEEE President-Elect 2017. All IEEE members world-wide (except Student members) vote during Aug 15 – Oct 3 2016.The candidates are– Jim Jefferies and Wanda Reder .http://theinstitute.ieee.org/briefings/election/meet-the-candidates-for-2017-ieee-presidentelect

· Vote YES or NO for the proposed amendments of the IEEE constitution. https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/election/2016_constitutional_amendment.html

We kindly ask you to vote!

Below some personal reflections on the voting topics from a Sweden perspective, provided by Igor and Margaretha:

· Igor Gazdik – a former Sweden Section Chair, gives his personal views on his voting for Region 8 Director.

· Margaretha Eriksson – Region 8 Director Elect for 2015-2016, and Region 8 Director for 2017 – 2018 (and former Sweden Section Chair), provides some insights on the ongoing change process in IEEE, and shares her personal position on the constitutional amendments proposal.

Best regards

Mats Edvinsson

Chair IEEE Sweden Section

mje@ieee.org

 Sep 4, 2016 

Elections are upon us again – personal reflections by Igor Gazdik

IEEE elections give us, the members, an opportunity to exercise our democratic rights to choose IEEE officers. The possibility to vote is not only a privilege, it is also a responsibility. The responsibility for making the right choice, to maximize our Section’s competitive advantage. For our section, the maximum competitive advantage comprises improved visibility of the section, enhanced cooperation within the Region, and more say to IEEE-related matters. Right now, we have the chance to increase our competitive advantage by electing the new Region 8 Director-Elect that would be supportive of our aspirations. It is, therefore, an advantage if the critical mass of members that focuses on the same candidate is as big as possible.

As of this writing, the election of the R8 Director-Elect is up on the agenda. My choice of the next R8 Director is Professor Tariq Durrani as the optimum candidate seen through Sweden Section’s optic. Professor Durrani is well known as a person with keen interest in Sweden Section. Here follows an abbreviated listing of his merits for the benefit of new members who may be unfamiliar with his name.

Tariq Durrani is a research professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has supervised over 40 Ph.D. theses and is the author of six books and 350 publications. In 2003 the Queen decorated him with the Order of the British Empire (OBE). He is an IEEE Fellow, and a fellow of four more societies and academies. He was a consultant to five governments and several companies, and a visiting professor at six overseas universities. His vision for Region 8 is to become: (1) An irresistible magnet that draws professionals, practitioners, academics, and students to its fold - through excellent opportunities and services, and (2) A home for life for the engineering and technology community, and indeed for individuals from cognate disciplines, thus leading to membership retention and growth.

Region 8 is the most multidimensional region in terms of languages, ethnic groups, local interests, landscapes, distances, and the degree of local development. A region of that sort can best be led by a person who is a leader with experience of, and ability to lead a motley crowd of independent individuals. Within this region, our Section is large in terms of its membership head-count. The size should also manifest itself in terms of our activity level. We can demonstrate part of that activity by taking part in the elections, thus generating the critical mass behind the candidate of majority’s choice.

Igor Gazdik

Senior Member

former Sweden Section Chair

 Sep 4, 2016 

A personal view on voting on the amendments in IEEE election – by Margaretha Eriksson

You may wonder why you are requested to vote on a constitutional amendment to IEEE bylaws in the election. You may also have received mailings on why you should vote against the proposal and wondered why.

The reason – as I see it – is that IEEE’s organisation as of today is blocking almost any change by itself. Let me explain why: as R8 Director-Elect I am a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and participate in the meeting of BoD. In the BoD there are 10 regional Directors and 10 representatives from the Technical Activities Board (TAB). IEEE has 10 regions globally, and 6 of them are in the US. About 50 percent of the IEEE members are residing in our region (8) and Asia Pacific (10).
There was a time when this setup was fulfilling its purpose. Now many things have changed. IEEE’s areas of technical interest have expanded immensely, and the membership growth is outside of US - more than 50 percent of our members are residing somewhere else in the world.

I observe that the opposition is mainly from persons in US Regions and Sections, and the other source of opposition is from leaders of Technical Societies. Why? Are they thinking they risk losing a seat in BoD? Is it so that from a non US perspective the other regions will have more influence in the future? Will Europe, Middle East, Africa (R8) and Asia Pacific (R10) be more fairly represented? R8 has about 78 000 members and IEEE globally roughly 380 000, and R8 and R10 each have one seat. Is that fair?

My personal view is that the amendment is a positive move for IEEE in R8 and globally. I will vote in favour of the proposal.

If you want background information from both sides, see https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/election/2016_constitutional_amendment.html

Margaretha Eriksson

IEEE R8 Director-Elect 2015-2016

IEEE R8 Director 2017-2018

former Sweden Section Chair

 Jun 19, 2016 

Dear IEEE member!

A new issue of the IEEE Sweden Section Member Newsletter “MN 2016-02” is now available! Please download and readPDF.

We are sorry for problems with the previous issue “MN2016-01”. Please find a download version at the Tab “Document Archive”

Medical image analysis – the key to personalized medicine?

Key-note speech by IEEE Fellow Professor Ewert Bengtsson at IEEE Sweden Section AGM FY2015, March 16, 2016

Please download here a summary of his speachPDF, where he elaborates on his contributions to quantitative microscopy and biomedical image analysis

Some highlights in Newsletter 2016-02

This spring has a number of IEEE activities and events in Sweden. In this issue we have listed most of them. In addition we bring you a summary of some selected events, such as the seminar ICT and Entrepreneurship – “Raising a Unicorn” together with VINNOVA.

Please observe some deadlines and coming events closely after the summer: IEEE Sweden cooperates with industry and external parties, to bring knowledge and opportunities to our members. To mention a few:

· Aug 31 – IEEE/ICES Workshop on EMC Requirements for Complex Systems, KTH, Stockholm, also to be streamed via IEEE WebEx. A workshop bringing industry and academia together in complex and technical issues. Speakers include Saab Aeronautics, KTH and Volvo Cars. More info on http://goo.gl/forms/kXidAt5qfKFmtd5t1

· Sep 13 – Deadline for for applications to VINNOVA’s program “Mobility for growth”, which offers financial support for international mobility for individuals. Please check www.vinnova.se/mobility

Sweden Section elevation campaign has been very successful. We congratulate our 42 new Senior Members, listed in this newsletter.

There are quite a few activities in Region 8 in the near future relevant to our members, both senior and younger members. We have listed a few of them.

Regarding the future of IEEE, please use your right as an IEEE member and vote during Aug 3 to Oct 15 for the next leaders of IEEE in Region 8 and IEEE global. More details at the end of this newsletter

Last but not least – we wish you all a very nice summer!

Best regards

Mats Edvinsson

Chair IEEE Sweden Section

mje@ieee.org

 May 1, 2016 

Dear IEEE Sweden Members

The IEEE Sweden Section Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Fiscal Year 2015 was held 16 March 2016.

A new Sweden Section Board was elected for FY 2016:

Chair: Mats Edvinsson

Vice Chair: Luis Guillermo Martinez

Secretary: Samarth Deo

Treasurer: Christofer Silfvenius

Rune Persson

Nasim Farahini

Viacheslav Izosimov

A new Nominating Committee was elected for FY 2016:

Alberto Lorente Leal, Chair

Igor Gazdik

Babak Taghavi

After the AGM, the was a very interesting lecture by our new IEEE Fellow Ewert Bengtsson, Uppsala University, who elaborated on his contributions to quantitative microscopy and biomedical image analysis

Please find below the Member’s Newsletter No 1 - 2016

Best regards

Mats Edvinsson

Chair IEEE Sweden Section

mje@ieee.org

 Feb 14, 2016 

Summons to IEEE Sweden Section – Annual General Meeting FY 2016

Dear IEEE Sweden Section member!

It is our pleasure to invite you to an exciting IEEE evening on Wen 16 March 2016 at KTH in Stockholm. Feel free to invite and bring a friend.

- The Fiscal Year 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the IEEE Sweden Section,

- A Technical Lecture by IEEE Fellow Prof Ewert Bengtsson. The seminar will also be broadcast on the web

Time, Venue and Registration

Time: 16 March 2015. 18:00 local time. Registration starts 17:30

Venue: Stockholm, KTH Main Campus, Lecture room F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, floor 2 (Sing sing)

http://www.kth.se/places/room/A443:08/132

Registration & updated information: Please vist http://goo.gl/forms/nIUQeTCvcd

If you register to attend the Technical Lecture via the web, then more details on how to watch will later be mailed to you.

Documents

Relevant documents for AGM FY2015 will be available at our website http://ieee.se/ (Tab = Document/Archive). Official agenda AGM FY 2015. FY 2015 Annual Report. FY 2015 Financial report.
Section Bylaws 2nd reading AGM March 2016

Outline of the evening

· 17:30 Registration, refreshments

· 18:00 IEEE Sweden Section AGM (Agenda for the meetingPDF)

· 18:30 Short break, refreshments. Broadcasting via the web begins

· 18:45 Technical lecture by IEEE Fellow Ewert Bengtsson.

· 19:45 Discussions

· 20:30 Closing. Broadcasting via the web ends

IEEE Fellow Prof. Ewert Bengtsson, Uppsala University, was recently elevated to Fellow “for contributions to quantitative microscopy and biomedical image analysis”. An IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor.

We wish you very welcome to this exciting IEEE evening!

Please note that refreshments will be served, please register before Wednesday March 9, 2016. If you cancel, please mail us immediately, to lgmb@kth.se and samarthdeo@ieee.org

Welcome !

Mats Edvinsson

Chair IEEE Sweden Section

mje@ieee.org

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