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About the IEEE Systems Council Newsletter:

Engineers today start their careers with excellent technical skills and subject matter. The Systems Council Newsletter includes time sensitive news useful to its members and highlights content of the current issue of the IEEE Systems Journal.
President's Message

image of Vincenzo PiuriDear Member of the IEEE Systems Council Community,

This is still a hard time for everybody around the world due to the pandemic, even though in some countries the situation is improving, in others it is hitting very hard. I hope that you and your families and friends are doing fine, and I really hope that the virus will be defeated soon and no more people will suffer.

As Systems Council, we are working to support our scientific and professional community to stay on the leading edge of knowledge and profession. Online conferences will allow our community to continue to share ideas and experiences. Our publications are investing more efforts in speeding up the review process while ensuring quality by expanding the editorial boards, as well as exploring more options to address the needs for open-access publishing.

I am glad to inform you that we are building a new educational program in the area of systems, complex systems, systems of systems, and systems engineering, including tutorials and lectures from distinguished speakers, and study cases. We are working on the platform and the technical content.

We are expanding our network of Chapters, joint Chapters, and Student Branch Chapters and increasing the number of distinguished talks of local experts to better serve our local communities. We are growing the networking and interactions among young professionals with a dedicated committee and more meeting opportunities.

Please visit our website frequently for detailed information about our activities. Our newsletter will help you to remain updated on our activities as well as other information relevant for our field. Past issues are available on our website

If you have any comments, suggestions, recommendations, or criticisms, please do not hesitate to contact me. Everyone can help continuously improve our technical activities. We aim to continue to have live activities for our live community. With you, we strive to serve our community. Join us to make a difference in the world!

Looking forward to working with you for the benefit of our scientific and professional community and the entire humanity!

Ciao, Vin

Vincenzo Piuri
President, IEEE Systems Council
IEEE Systems Council News
Women in Systems Engineering (WISE)
The Systems Council has launched its Women in Systems Engineering (WiSE) page. Featured on the page are WiSe women like Holly Handley of Old Dominion University.

What advice do you have for those just starting out in the field of systems engineering?
"Say yes more often than you say no. Don’t be afraid to say yes to something that is outside your area of expertise or you feel you might be under-qualified. Just say yes and learn along the way."

Read more about Holly and WiSe here.

Help us share your story to motivate women to consider Systems Engineering as their area of study and career by contacting WiSE Chair Stephanie White or Brooke Johnson.
Nominations for the Systems Council Awards Now Open
The nominations for the annual awards of the IEEE Systems Council are now being accepted. The nomination deadline for all award nominations is 1 March 2021.
James O. Gray Scholarship Graduate Award Winner
Named in memory of James O. Gray, the scholarship recognizes students pursuing studies in process control systems engineering, plant automation or instrumentation and measurement.

Scholarship Awards:
  • US$5,000 and a certificate for a Graduate student
  • US$5,000 and a certificate for an Undergraduate student

More information on the award and nomination process can be found on our website.

Outstanding Service Award
The IEEE Systems Council Outstanding Service Award honors long and distinguished service to the IEEE Systems Council at a level of dedication and achievement rarely demonstrated. This award is open to all IEEE members that support the Systems Council. The prize includes a plaque and US$1,000.

Nominees should have outstanding contributions over a substantial time period encompassing:
  • Creative and invigorating leadership
  • Exceptional administrative and managerial accomplishments
  • Initiation of new programs to encourage wider participation in Systems Council activities
  • General communication and advocacy of System Engineering to the technical community as a whole

Further details including the nomination form can be found on our website.

IEEE Systems Council Conference News
2021 IEEE International Systems Conference
Save the date for IEEE SYSCON 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 22-25 March 2021. Attendees will receive access to all of the presentations for the duration of the conference online. The papers of the approved authors will also be published on IEEE Xplore.
Call for Papers Deadline Extended to November 15
IEEE Systems Council Publications News
The IEEE Systems Journal (ISJ) is the technical journal of the IEEE Systems Council. This publication provides a systems-level, focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance.
Top 5 Most Accessed Systems Journal Articles | September 2020

Learn more on the ISJ website or visit IEEE Xplore to read the latest issue!

The IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS) is a new technical journal devoted to covering the rapidly evolving field of small air and space systems such as drones and small satellites.
Top 5 Most Accessed J-MASS Articles | September 2020

For more information, please visit our website or contact Antonio Plaza.

Council Member Society Spotlight
The Systems Council provides benefits to its 18 IEEE member Societies with a focus on publications, conferences, Technical Committees, Chapters, Distinguished Lecturers, and other Systems Engineering services. Each member Society appoints two representatives, one of which holds a voting seat on the Administrative Committee. Thus, each Society has direct influence in the Council’s direction and future initiatives.
Welcome to the Systems Council: ITS, VTS, SSIT!
AESS invites you to participate in the IEEE AESS Virtual Distinguished Lecturer Webinar Series! Registration is free and will be limited to the first 100 registrants per event. If you are unable to attend live, recordings will also be available following the vent on the IEEE AESS Resource Center.

The IEEE AESS Virtual Distinguished Lecturer Webinar Series are 60-minutes long, including 15 minutes for Q&A:
IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems (OJCAS)  is a new Open Access journal that publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed papers covering the theory, analysis, design, tools, and implementation of circuits and systems; including their theoretical foundations, applications, and architectures, as well as circuits and systems implementation of algorithms for signal and information processing.

The journal’s scope can be found here. View the active call for papers here.
Discover IEEE Computer Society’s flagship journal, IEEE Transactions on Computers! The Computer Society is giving away five peer-reviewed papers for you to explore for FREE. This monthly publication highlights research in all your favorite areas such as: Digital Signal Processing, Synchronization, Signal Processing Algorithms, Pattern Recognition, and more. Stay ahead of the curve and unlock your papers today!
As of 16 August 2020, the Society's name has been officially changed from the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (CES) to the IEEE Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc). As a leading international professional engineering Society, IEEE CTSoc is determined to provide its members, industry and academia communities the best professional services.

Read a message from the CTSoc President, about CTSoc Conferences, Awards, Chapters, Publications, and more.
COVID-19 has required us all to adapt personally and professionally, and the I&M Society is no exception! IMS is hosting two Virtual Distinguished Lecturer Webinar Series. Registration is free. Live recordings will be available on the IMS Facebook page and website.
  • Advanced Reliability, Availability and Safety Design Tools for Industrial Applications - Dr. Marco Mugnaini
  • Smart Sensors and Tailored Environments for Neuro-Motor Rehabilitation Monitoring in IoT Era – Dr. Octavian Postolache
  • Accurate Linearity Testing for High Performance Data Converters Using Significantly Reduced Measurement Time and Relaxed Instrumentation – Dr. Degang Chen
Submit your paper to the premier new gold fully open access IEEE Open Journal of the Industry Applications. The journal’s goal is to publish quickly—the rapid peer review process is targeting a publication time frame of 10 weeks for most accepted papers. Topics include but not limited to: the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture, and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices, and controls to the processes and equipment of industry and commerce, and more.
Member Society Conferences of Interest
59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) | 12-13 December 2020 | Virtual Workshop | 14-18 December 2020 | Virtual Conference

The CDC will be held in a fully virtual format for the first time in its ~60-year history. Workshop topics include advanced battery management, real-time nonlinear model predictive control, data-driven control, social and economic networks, emerging mobility systems, compressed sensing, multi-agent systems, and nonlinear and adaptive control. For details and registration, please visit the conference website.

2021 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) | 23-26 May 2021 | Daegu, Korea | Call for Papers Deadline Extended to 15 November

ISCAS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society and the world’s premiere networking forum for researchers in the highly-active fields of theory, design and implementation of circuits and systems. ISCAS 2021 will be driven by the theme "Smart Technology for an Intelligent Society." For details and registration, please visit the conference website.

2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory | 11-16 July 2021 | Melbourne, Australia | Call for Papers

ISIT is the premier international conference series dedicated to the advancement of information theory and related areas. It brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners each year to present and discuss new research results and perspectives on future developments relevant to all areas of information theory. For details and registration, please visit the conference website.

2021 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS) | 10 -13 May 2021 | Victoria, BC, Canada | Call for Papers

2021 IEEE Radar Conference | 10-14 May 2021 | Virtual Conference | Call for Papers Extended to 22 November

2021 IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) | 17-20 May 2021 | Virtual Conference | Call for Papers Extended to 30 November

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