1st Quarter
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About the IEEE Systems Council Newsletter:

Engineers and scientists today start their careers with excellent technical skills and knowledge within their fields of expertise. The Systems Council Newsletter includes time-sensitive news useful to the IEEE Systems Council’s participants.
President's Message
Q1 2023 SC NL President.jpgGreetings! I am pleased to write this message to the 22,000 plus participants of the IEEE Systems Council as I begin my term as President. I look forward to collaborating with you as we advance technology for humanity!

In case you are unfamiliar with Technical Councils in general or Systems Council in particular, here is a brief description. Technical Councils are groups of Societies working together in multidisciplinary technical areas of mutual interest, primarily through conferences and publications. Systems Council promotes activities around the technical area of systems and systems engineering. The IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) approved establishing the Systems Council to provide a continuing mechanism for Societies interested in systems and systems engineering, known as “Member Societies,” to collaborate. Systems Council currently has 18 Member Societies and others are considering membership. A Technical Council has no individuals as members per se, however IEEE members can elect to be “participants” of Technical Councils (at no charge).

It is customary to begin a new year with reflections on the past and plans for the future. I do this with some trepidation since the past three years were so disrupted by the pandemic and the future is notoriously difficult to predict. But it is also said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. 2023 will be a busy year as we hope and plan to continue emerging from the COVID pandemic that interrupted travel, meetings, conferences, and many other face-to-face activities.

Conferences have begun to return to an in-person format, although some virtual and hybrid events are also being held. On 24-26 October 2022, the IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE) was held in Vienna, Austria. The IEEE International Conference on Recent Advances in Systems Science and Engineering (RASSE) was held on 7-10 November 2022, in Tainan, Taiwan. We look forward to holding the IEEE Systems Conference (SYSCON) in Vancouver, BC, Canada, on 17-20 April 2023, and hope that you plan to attend.

Publications have done quite well during the pandemic. The IEEE Systems Journal grew under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Amir G. Aghdam. I would like to congratulate Dr. Aghdam on his elevation to the rank of IEEE Fellow as of January 2023. This is a well-deserved recognition of his success and achievements. Dr. Hanwen Yu became Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS) in 2022 as the tempo of publications in this journal picked up. In 2023, we anticipate a successful launch of the IEEE Open Journal of Systems Engineering under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief, Dr. W. Dale Blair, and Associate Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Ljiljana Trajkovic.

High on my list of priorities is getting more individuals actively engaged in the Systems Council. I firmly believe you get more value from your IEEE membership when you invest your time in technical activities. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow professionally, try out a volunteer role on Systems Council. I would be happy to help you get connected.

Best Regards,
Walt Downing
President, 2023-2024
IEEE Systems Council News
Systems Council Has Added a New Member Society!
Please welcome the Systems Council's new member Society, IEEE Reliability Society. The IEEE Reliability Society welcomes anyone that has an interest in making “things” reliable. Their mission is to promote recognition of the reliability profession, develop, and disseminate reliability best practices, and be a resource for collaboration among reliability professionals.
IEEE Systems Council Award Nominations Are Now Open!
Systems Council offers two scholarships of US$5,000, one for undergraduate and one for graduate students.

The Outstanding Service Award honors long and distinguished service to IEEE Systems Council at a level of dedication and achievement rarely demonstrated. The recipient receives a plaque and US$1,000.
IEEE Life Members
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Call for History Column Editor and Articles

The Systems Council Life Member Committee is seeking individuals interested in historical accounts or biographical sketches about events or individuals that shaped the field of systems engineering. Members interested in this activity should contact the Systems Council Life Member Committee Chair, Walt Downing.

Women in Systems Engineering (WISE) Webinar Series
Come meet our WiSE women at 2023 SYSCON. The in-person event will take place on 19 April at 6 PM PT. Registration is free but required.
WiSE Community Membership Call
Systems Council Women in Systems Engineering (WiSE) is a community focused on promoting women in engineering. We are seeking to identify members who are interested in participating in our activities. If you would like to be added to our information list, please sign up here or contact Holly Handley, WiSE Chair.
Chapter News
Please Welcome Four New Student Branch Chapters!
Systems Council gained four new Student Branch Chapters. Please welcome IEEE Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore, Nanfang College-Guangzhou, Anil Neerukonda Institution of Technology and Sciences, and Swarnandhra College of Engineering Technology Student Branch Chapters from Region 10.
Conference News
ISSE 2022: Now on IEEE Xplore
We would like to thank everyone for participating in this Systems Council sponsored conference. If you missed ISSE 2022, the conference proceedings are now available on IEEE Xplore. Unfortunately, ISSE will not be held in 2023. Keep an eye on the Systems Council website for 2024 announcements.
RASSE 2022: Conference Review
The IEEE International Conference on Recent Advances in Systems Science and Engineering (RASSE) 2022 was held at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, southern part of Taiwan. The conference was opened by Dr. Sue, President of NCKU (picture shown below far left) and Dr. Dyer, President of IEEE Systems Council. Hu-Lien Chen (shown in the far-right picture with her advisor Professor Jar-Ferr Yang) was the recipient of the Best Paper Award for the Ph.D. Forum.
SYSCON 2023: Save the Date
The 2023 IEEE International Systems Conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 17-20 April 2023. SYSCON caters to both practitioners and academics, providing a forum to exchange ideas and experiences on technology, methodology, applications, study cases, and practical experiences. Register now to take advantage of the early-registration rates. Book your stay here!
Publications News
The IEEE Systems Journal (ISJ) is now soliciting papers for their upcoming issue. View all Systems Journal call for papers or to submit a paper here.
The IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS) is a technical journal devoted to covering the rapidly evolving field of small air and space systems such as drones and small satellites. View the most accessed J-MASS articles here.

The Open Journal of Systems Engineering (OSJE) is now soliciting papers for their next issue. OSJE is an open-access journal that is sponsored by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and IEEE Systems Council. To view all of OSJE’s call for papers, click here.

Member Society News
IEEE CASS Young Professional Members Create a Hardware Community
The IEEE CAS Kenya Chapter members have been working hard to create a hardware community that will bring together hobbyists, engineers, scientists, researchers, start-ups, resellers, and PBC companies. Before the formation of the Chapter, all the members were working in Silos. The YP members in Kenya decided that CAS was the best platform to connect all these people together.
Announcing the 2023-2024 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer Program Roster
Congratulations to all of the 2023-2024 IEEE CASS Distinguished Lecturers!
  • Sudpito Chakraborty
  • Yen-Kuang Chen
  • Yiran Chen
  • Danilo Demarchi
  • Herbert H. C. lu
  • Baker Mohammad
  • Ahmadreza Rofougaran
  • Emre Salman
  • Milian Zhang
  • Yuanjin Zheng
IEEE to Form a Technical Council on Transportation Electrification
Recognizing the momentous technical and societal trends occurring in transportation electrification, the IEEE recently approved the formation of a Technical Council focused on the subject, to be called the Transportation Electrification Council (TEC). If you work in the transportation industry or have an interest in the field, please participate in activities, volunteer, suggest new initiatives, or take lead in developing programs for transportation engineers, managers, and researchers.
IEEE Consumer Technology Society
IEEE Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc) has established an Industry and Standards Activities Committee (ISA Committee) that is chaired by the VP of IAS, who serves at the pleasure of The CTSoc president. The current VP of ISA is Stuart Lipoff ([email protected]), and he welcomes input from CTSoc members and also from non-members among consumer-technology industry stakeholders.

Learn more about CTSoc conferences, awards, Chapters, publications and more here.
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMC)
2022 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Awards

The Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society recognizes outstanding volunteers and their significant achievements by the presentation of a number of awards. To view the 2022 award recipients, click here.
eNewsletter of the IEEE SMC Society - Issue 75, December 2022

This eNewsletter aims to serve SMC members by providing a useful platform for information exchange. News is published on an ongoing basis and can be accessed free of charge here on the Society's website.
Member Society Conferences of Interest
IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2023: Call for Papers
AUTOTESTCON will be held at The Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD, USA on 28-31 August, 2023. Papers and sessions should cover the appropriate topicals dealing with increasing DoD systems availability and automatic test technology in particular. Abstracts are to be submitted to the Abstract Management website no later than 15 February 2023.
IEEE GESSC 2023: Call for Papers
The IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference is being held on 13-14 November 2023 in Long Beach California. Submit your paper by 1 June 2023! To view more information about submissions, click here.
ISCAS 2023: Save the Date
Save the Date! The 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems will be held in Monterey, CA, USA from 21-25 May 2023. ISCAS 2023 will be driven by the theme “Technology Disruption and Society” aiming to emphasize the potential of the CAS Society to find innovative solutions to challenges facing society today.

2023 Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER)
16-17 March 2023 | Hoboken, NJ, USA | Register

28-31 August 2023 | National Harbor, Maryland, USA | Register

2023 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
1-4 October 2023 | Maui, Hawaii, USA | Register

2023 IEEE International Radar Conference
6-10 November 2023 | Sydney, Australia | Call for Papers

2023 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference (IGESSC)
13-14 November 2023 | Long Beach, CA | Call for Papers

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