IEEE International Systems Conference Networking Event @ Fairmont Château Laurier,
Apr 1 @ 21:30 – Apr 2 @ 00:00

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student?  Have you graduated in the last few years?  Are you interested in a career path revolving around “the big picture” or the systems you work on, viewing the system as a whole?

Local systems engineering professionals are also invited!   We are offering a unique opportunity to meet, learn from, and network with, the systems engineering community.

Come join us for a networking event with the many national and international experts that will be attending the IEEE International Systems Conference 2014 (SysCon2014) in Ottawa.   IEEE Systems Council and IEEE Young Professionals Ottawa will be holding a reception at the conference venue, the Fairmont Château Laurier, followed by an information session about systems engineering.  More details about the conference at

Attendance at the networking session is free of charge.  To complement this networking event, we offer reduced-price access to the conference on the day of the event. The cost is particularly low for students!. Conference sessions on the day of the event cover topics such as:

– Security

– Control Systems

– Machine Learning

– Service Systems

– Engineering Processes for Complex Systems

– Systems Reliability

– Systems of Systems


Agenda :

17:30 – 19:00 Networking Reception

19:00 – 19:05 Address by IEEE Ottawa Section

19:05 – 19:10 Address by IEEE Young Professionals Representative

19:15 – 19:30 Introduction to Systems Engineering, a presentation by Robert C. Rassa

19:30 – 20:00 Open discussion, Q&A session


Networking Reception:  Free

Full day conference attendance on Tuesday April 1st, 2014:

$40         IEEE Student Member and IEEE Life Member

$40         IEEE Graduate Student Member

$50         Student, non-IEEE

$50         Graduate student, non-IEEE

$150       Industry IEEE member

$150       Faculty IEEE member

$200       Industry, non IEEE

$200       Faculty, non IEEE

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering, focused on the design, management, and analysis or complex engineering projects and systems over their entire life cycle.  Systems engineering is applicable to many disciplines of engineering and is sometimes regarded as a discipline in itself.  This field deals with issues such as robustness, reliability, safety, maintainability, manufacturability, risk management, requirements management, and more.   An understanding of the systems engineering approach is important in all engineering disciplines and work in this field is rewarding, challenging, and exciting.  An information session that will be held following the networking reception will give attendees the opportunity to learn about some of the foundations of systems engineering, in a nutshell, and have your questions answered.

IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Presentation hosted jointly by the IEEE Ottawa EMC Chapter, and the IEEE Ottawa MTT/AP Chapter
Apr 29 @ 22:00 – Apr 30 @ 00:00

Speaker: Dr. Dale Becker, IBM, Poughkeepsie, New York

Topic: Electrical Design for high end Computer Systems

Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: FIDUS SYSTEMS Inc., 35 Fitzgerald Road, Suite 400, Ottawa, ON,K2H 1E6

Parking: Free in spots marked Fidus

Registration: Free, and is on a first to reply basis.

  • Preference given to IEEE EMC/MTT/AP society members.
  • Seating is limited. E-mail Reservation is required.
  • Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Organizer: Dr. Syed Bokhari, Chairman, IEEE Ottawa EMC chapter

Office:(613) 828-0063 Ext. 377, Cell: (613) 355 – 6632



The electrical design of computer systems includes signal integrity, power integrity, electromagnetic emissions and susceptibility and ESD. Practicing engineers in system design and development typically are skilled more deeply in one of these areas than the others. However, these are not independent disciplines and today’s dense packaging and high-speed signals require more cross-discipline skills that we call co-design and co-analysis. This presentation comes from the perspective of an engineer most deeply skilled in the power integrity discipline and explores the building of cross-discipline skills focusing on the application of electromagnetic extraction and circuit simulation tools to electrical modeling that enables co-design for robust system development.




 Dale Becker received the B.E.E degree from the University of Minnesota, M.S.E.E. from Syracuse University and the Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is a Distinguished Engineer in IBM Systems and Technology Group and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He is the System Electrical Architect for the IBM POWER and System Z Enterprise Systems. His responsibilities include designing the high-speed channels to enable the computer system performance and the power distribution networks for reliable operation of the integrated circuits that make up the processor subsystem. Dr. Becker is the Chair of the IEEE EPEPS 2014 Conference and co-chair of the IEEE EMCS embedded conference on SIPI TPC. He has 25 patents on electrical design of computer systems and has presented 75 papers in refereed journals and international conferences covering many aspects of electrical computer system design including power distribution analysis and design and modeling of signal and power distribution networks. He is a senior member of IEEE, a iNEMI Technical Committee member and a member of IMAPS and SWE.

IEEE Photonics Society Ottawa Chapter Distinguished Lecturer Seminar on Integrated Microwave Photonics @ Conference Room, SITE Building, University of Ottawa
Jun 9 @ 19:30 – 21:00


Prof. José Capmany, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Span



Monday, June 9, 2014 / 3:30pm – 5:00pm



Conference Room, SITE Building, University of Ottawa





For the last 25 years, Microwave Photonics (MWP) systems and links have relied almost exclusively on discrete optoelectronic devices and standard optical fibers and fiber-based components which have been employed to support several functionalities like RF signal generation, distribution, processing and analysis. These configurations are bulky, expensive and power-consuming while lacking in flexibility. A second generation, termed as Integrated Microwave Photonics (IMWP) which aims at the incorporation of MWP components/subsystems in photonic circuits, is crucial for the implementation of both low-cost and advanced analog optical front-ends and, thus, instrumental to achieve these targets. After reviewing the basic principles of microwave photonics (MWP) for the non-specialized technical audience, this lecture states the case for the integrated approach towards MWP and overviews the available technology platforms (InP, silicon, silica, silicon nitride, chalcogenides etc..) for the implementation of MWP photonic integrated circuits (PICs), outlining the main features advantages and limitations for each one. The lecture then reviews the salient research results reported during the last years in several applications and the different platforms (MWP link, signal processing and filtering, signal generation, delay lines, phase-shifters and beam formers etc..) and finally introduces the concept of the MWP transistor, a multipurpose signal processor architecture which allows for the implementation of all the main basic MWP functionalities. The lecture is concluded with a summary and considerations on the future directions of this field.


HIC-Ottawa Meeting @ T-Building, Room T129
Jun 11 @ 22:30 – Jun 12 @ 01:00


Wednesday, June 11, 2014


6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


  • Refreshments, and Networking: 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • IHTC Reports and Impressions (round table discussion): 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • OS-ARIS (open-source radar project): 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm
  • OS-HL Next Steps: 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Planning next meeting and for the summer: 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm



Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., T-Building, Room T129 (& Skype)


No fee after 5:00 p.m. at the Visitors’ Parking Lots 8 (green) & 9 (red). Please respect restricted areas.


Send email to Alfredo Herrera 

Site visit to CBC Monitoring Station, Carp.
Jun 18 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Site visit to CBC Monitoring Station, Carp. @ Ottawa | Ontario | Canada


Wed 18 June, 2 – 3.30 pm – with pub socializing afterwards


2415 Richardson’s Side Road, Carp


Park beside station, Handicap spots available


Email to stating numbers etc – spouses welcome

Registration cut-off 14 June. space limited to 18 persons


Hugh Reekie –613-728-5343

Organizer e-mail:

Organized by:

AESS Ottawa Chapter



In order to maintain good transmit signals, a monitoring station was required. CBC set up a monitoring station on the Richardson Sideroad in 1968 to monitor broadcasts from Sackville, NB, expanding to monitor other CBC transmit locations in 2003, when the site became the National Alarm Centre. There are more than 900 transmitters to monitor. The site is also the maintenance centre for the Ottawa area – for transmitters at Barry’s Bay, Chapleau, Kingston and Cornwall. Twenty-three people are employed on site; the site is active 24 hours per day, 7 days a week .

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