IEEE Ottawa News

IEEE Ottawa Section Executive Slate

This is an official announcement of the IEEE Ottawa Section Annual General Meeting (AGM) that will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, and of […]
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75th Annual IEEE Ottawa Section AGM and Banquet

We are pleased to welcome you to the 75th Annual General Meeting of the IEEE Ottawa Section. This annual event provides an opportunity for recognizing and honouring outstanding individuals and […]
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An invitation to participate in the 2019 IEEE Ottawa Photonics Student Paper Competition (Update)

The IEEE Ottawa Section Photonics Chapter would like to invite the student presenters at Photonics North 2019 to participate in the 2019 IEEE Ottawa Photonics Student Paper Competition.  To participate […]
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An invitation to participate in the 2019 IEEE Ottawa Photonics Student Paper Competition

The IEEE Ottawa Section Photonics Chapter would like to invite the student presenters at Photonics North 2019 to participate in the 2019 IEEE Ottawa Photonics Student Paper Competition.  To participate […]
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The IEEE engineering milestone “First Search and Rescue Using Satellite Technology, 1982” dedication ceremony held on 9th Sept 2019

The dedication ceremony to commemorate the “*First Search and Rescue Using Satellite Location Technology, 1982* was successfully held at the Canada Space and Aviation Museum  in Ottawa on 9th September […]
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Upcoming Events

Oct
17
Thu
Ottawa L5 Autonomous Vehicle Test Track Tour @ NCC Greenbelt Research Farm
Oct 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Ottawa L5 Autonomous Vehicle Test Track Tour @ NCC Greenbelt Research Farm | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Ottawa Life Member Affinity Group presents: Ottawa L5, the first integrated Connected & Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) test environment in North America.

 

The Ottawa L5 private test track is a 1,866 acre, fenced and gated private facility with 16 kilometres of paved roads. The largest secure test facility for CAVs in Canada, the Ottawa L5 private test track creates an ideal proving ground for the safe and productive pre-commercial development, testing, validation and demonstration of CAV technologies. The Ottawa L5 testing facilities are equipped with GPS (RTK), dedicated short range communications (DSRC), Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE and 5G telecommunications and networking infrastructure, making it the first integrated CAV test environment of its kind in North America. Find more information at: https://www.investottawa.ca/ottawal5

 

Tour will last about an hour involving a walk around the site and a group discussion of various technical aspects of the L5 facility. An additional treat is the possibility of an autonomous shuttle ride at the site for some attendees.

Please register in advance with wolfram.lunscher@ieee.org by Friday October 11. Priority will be given to Life members. All members and family are welcome. There is an online liability waiver to be signed. The link will be provided to registrants.

 

 

Oct
30
Wed
IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning @ Vitesse - Reskilling
Oct 30 @ 11:30 – 13:30

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning: AI-Driven 5G Networks & Beyond

By Hatem Abou-Zeid, Ericsson Canada

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning

Presented by IEEE Ottawa CS Chapter, ComSoc Chapter, and SP Chapter, jointly with Vitesse- Reskilling

Date

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Location

359 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, Ontario

Agenda

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Light Lunch and Networking

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  : Presentation and Q&A

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    : Post Presentation Networking

Oct
31
Thu
Enabling IoT Services Through Secure 5G Core Slices @ Ciena-Optophotonics Lab, Algonquin College
Oct 31 @ 18:00 – 19:30

The IEEE Ottawa Section,
IEEE Ottawa Joint Chapter of
Communications Society, Consumer Electronics Society, and Broadcast Technology
Society
(ComSoc/CESoc/BTS), IEEE
Ottawa Joint Chapter of Reliability Society, IEEE Ottawa Educational Activities
(EA), IEEE Ottawa Women In Engineering (WIE), IEEE Ottawa Young Professionals
(YP), and Algonquin College Student Branch (ACSB) in conjunction with School of
Advanced Technology, Algonquin College are inviting all interested IEEE members
and other engineers, technologists, and students to ComSoc Distinguished
Lecture on

 

Enabling IoT Services Through Secure 5G Core Slices
by

Prof.
Ashraf Matrawy, PhD, PEng, SMIEEE,

School
of Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa,
Canada

 

DATE:
Thursday October 31,
2019

TIME: Refreshments, Registration and Networking: 06:00 p.m.; Seminar: 06:30 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.

PLACE: Ciena-Optophotonics Lab (Room T129), T-Building, School of Advanced Technology,

               Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe
Ave.
,
Ottawa, ON Canada  K2G 1V8

PARKING: after 5:00 p.m. at Lots 8 & 9. Pay
$5 flat rate at the machine and display the ticket on your car dashboard.

Admission: Free
Registration. To
ensure a seat, please register by e-mail contacting: Wahab Almuhtadi

Abstract
 

The key motivation for
this work is that future smart services (e.g. IoT applications) will have
competing and perhaps conflicting networking performance requirements. These
services will also require flexible and agile deployment. 5G networks, an
essential component of future virtualized infrastructures, deal with this issue
– in part – by relying on network slicing. To define a network slice, one has
to consider the allocation of resources – both in the radio and core parts – of
the 5G network to form a logical entity where a service could be deployed.
Network slicing has emerged as a key-enabler for proving heterogeneous
services. It takes advantage of the virtualization elements of future
networking infrastructures where multiple services can be hosted on the same
physical infrastructure.

This talk will give a
quick overview of network slicing with emphasis on 5G core networks. It will
also discuss the requirement for network slice isolation and different methods
that were proposed to implement it. Finally, an overview of our research group
ongoing work on mitigating Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks using
slice isolation. Our approach is to tackle slice isolation as a resource
allocation problem to deal with the trade-off between offering security while
achieving a certain level of performance. In other words, we utilize a
mathematical optimization model to solve a security problem. In our proposed
solution, we use slice isolation as security constraints for the optimization
model to proactively mitigate DDoS attacks. Our experimental test results show
how DDoS could be mitigated and the impact on slice availability. We believe
this work will encourage further research in securing 5G network slicing.

 

Speaker’s Bio

 

Dr. Ashraf
Matarawy

(http://www.csit.carleton.ca/~amatrawy/) is a Full Professor at the School of Information
Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Carleton University. He is also a senior
member of the IEEE and a licensed P. Eng. in Ontario. Dr. Matrawy leads the
Next Generation Networks group at Carleton and is a Network co-Investigator of
Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC). His research interests include
reliable and secure computer networking, secure virtualized infrastructures,
and security routing in IoT. In addition to his academic work, he did
consulting work for different industrial and government organizations
(https://ca.linkedin.com/in/ashraf-matrawy-5917b56). He spent his sabbatical
leaves working for industry, at Cloackware Research Center in 2010-2011 and at
TELUS in 2017-2018. He serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Communications
Surveys and Tutorials journal and Wiley’s Security and Privacy Journal. He has
served as a technical program committee member of IEEE CNS, IEEE ICC, IEEE
Globecom, IEEE LCN, and IEEE/ACM CCGRID and other conferences. Dr. Matrawy has
more than 10 year experience in undergraduate and graduate curriculum
development for the Network Technology programs at Carleton University. He
served as associate director for the School for three and half years and as
coordinator for the Networking program for six years.

Nov
15
Fri
75th Annual IEEE Ottawa Section AGM and Banquet @ Shaw Centre
Nov 15 @ 17:30 – 22:15

We are pleased to welcome you to the 75th Annual General Meeting of the IEEE Ottawa Section.

This annual event provides an opportunity for recognizing and honouring outstanding individuals and groups within the IEEE Ottawa Section and hearing from academia and industry leaders through keynote speeches.

This event sells out every year and attracts 150+ members and leaders from academia, industry, and government. In addition to a great agenda, there will be plenty of time allotted for socializing, networking and enjoying a night of entertainment.

This year’s theme is Smart Cities and Marc René de Cotret, Director, Service Transformation, City of Ottawa, will present Smart City 2.0, the City of Ottawa’s smart city strategy built on three pillars: connectivity, a smart economy, and an innovative municipal government.

Date: Friday 15 November 2019

Time: 05:30 PM to 10:15 PM

  • 05:30 PM: Networking and Arrival
  • 06:00 PM: AGM Business (optional)
  • 06:30 PM: AGM Banquet Dinner
  • 09:00 PM: post-AGM Social and Networking
  • 10:15 PM: Closing

Location: Shaw Centre (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre), Trillium Ballroom

Address: 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON

Event contact: Ajit Pardasani, Vice-Chair, IEEE Ottawa Section

Registration Link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/206258

Speaker:

Marc René de Cotret, Director, Service Transformation of City of Ottawa

Topic: Smart Cities

Smart City 2.0, the City of Ottawa’s smart city strategy, is built on three pillars: connectivity, a smart economy, and an innovative municipal government. Marc’s presentation will provide a high level overview on the progress of the implementation of the strategy, focusing on some recent key initiatives. These include projects related to the autonomous vehicle test track, open data program and mobile app as well as initiatives to better leverage artificial intelligence and augmented reality, among others. Finally, he will conclude with a look ahead at upcoming projects.

Biography:

Marc René de Cotret joined the City of Ottawa’s Innovative Client Services Department as the Director of Service Transformation in April 2017.

He leads the Service Transformation team, which is responsible for delivering the City’s strategic planning process, smart city strategy, digital and innovation initiatives, open data program, and organizational effectiveness efforts to cultivate a culture of innovation and client-centric service delivery.

Prior to joining the City, Marc was an Associate Partner with the Digital Operations practice of IBM’s Global Business Services. He has extensive consulting experience in strategy, business operations, and transformation. He has worked for large-scale clients in numerous sectors including all levels of government, public safety, health care, construction and engineering, defense, pulp & paper, industrial shipbuilding, nuclear regulatory, and taxation.

Marc has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

 

Elections

The IEEE Ottawa Section Nominations and Appointments Committee will propose the nominees for the 2020 IEEE Ottawa Section Executive. The elections will be held during the AGM Business at 06:00 PM.

 

Exhibitors

The AGM provides a few booths to organizations that wish to showcase their accomplishments / products. For $250, an organization will get a display booth and two complimentary admissions to the events. If interested, please contact Michael Lalondeat michael.lalonde@ieee.org

 

Dinner

A three course dinner will be served.

Appetizer:

  • Garlic & Cauliflower – (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free) – Roasted Garlic and Truffled Cauliflower Soup with Charred Cauliflower

Main Course Menu Options:

  • Artichoke Caprese Chicken Supreme – Stuffed Ontario Chicken Supreme, Spinach Orzo Pasta, Thyme Butter Braised Baby Vegetables and Olive Oil Demi-Glaze
  • Miso Glazed Salmon (Dairy Free) – Buckwheat Noodles, Sesame Seed Braised Daikon and Carrots with Lemongrass Lobster Broth and Lobster Salsa
  • White Bean Truffle Cassoulet – (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free) – White Bean Cassoulet with Eggplant and Lentil Meatless Meatballs, Fleur de Sel Crouton

Dessert:

  • Cheesecake – (Vegetarian) – White Chocolate, Pumpkin and Local Goat Cheese with Berry Splash and Cardamom Spread

NOTE: a Tatin or a fruit plate is available as dessert upon request. Please leave a comment in the “Special Requests” field on the registration page if you have any dietary restrictions or require any accommodations.

  • Tatin – (Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free, and Gluten Free) – Upside Down Peach Tort with an Oat Crumble Crust)*for those that cannot have the cheesecake due to dietary restrictions*

 

All prices include HST. HST (# 86168 0296 RT0001).

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