2018 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY May 3-5, 2018, Hosted by Oakland University Rochester, Michigan, USA 🗓

2018 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on
ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
May 3-5, 2018, Hosted by Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan, USA
register

The 2018 International Electro/Information Technology
Conference, sponsored by the IEEE Region 4 (R4), is
focused on basic/applied research results in the fields
of electrical and computer engineering as they relate to
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Information
Technology, and related applications. The purpose of
the conference is to provide a forum for researchers
and industrial investigators to exchange ideas and
discuss developments in these growing fields. There
will also be exhibits where the latest electro/information
technology tools and products will be showcased. This
is also an opportunity for professional activities
development, workshops and tutorials.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
 Robotics and Mechatronics
 Intelligent Systems and Multi-agent Systems
 Control Systems and System Identification
 Reconfigurable and Embedded Systems
 Power Systems and Power Electronics
 Solid State, Consumer, Automotive Electronics
 ADAS-Advanced Driver Assist Systems
 Connected Vehicle – V2V, V2I, V2X
 Biomedical Applications, Telemedicine
 Biometrics and Bioinformatics
 Nanotech, Micro Electromechanical Systems
 Wireless communications and Networking
 Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Cyber Security
 GPU Computing
 Computer Vision, Signal/Image Processing
 Distributed Data Fusion and Mining
 Cloud, Mobile, and Distributed Computing
 Software Engineering, Middleware Architecture
 Engineering Education, More topics on website
Important dates:
 Submission full papers: February 15, 2018
 Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2018
 Final manuscript (PDF) due: March 29, 2018
 Early registration: April 1, 2018
For more information, ideas for organizing /chairing
sessions, industry participation, tutorials, professional
activities sessions, please contact:
Dr. Ganesan, Dr. Aloi or Dr. Mousavinezhad

Harman Technology Event Jan 29th 🗓

Were you unable to make it to CES 2018? HARMAN International is bringing its CES 2018 technology showcase to Farmington Hills, MI for a one day event. On January 29 from 4-8 pm, come explore the HARMAN technology innovations that are transforming the automotive industry. HARMAN experts will be on hand to guide you through each technology displayed.

RSVP today to attend: http://tinyurl.com/yan3werq

Love coding and tinkering? Are you a maker at heart? Are you just a little hungry? Join us for a demo of Arduino and Raspberry Pi 🗓

Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and PIE

Monday, January 15, 6:00pm

Love coding and tinkering? Are you a maker at heart?  Are you just a little hungry?  Join us for a demo of Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and nom some of everyone’s favorite round food named after an irrational number.

Candace Suriano, a graduate of Kettering University with degrees from Purdue University (MSME & MSE) and Dayton University (Ph.D.) will be here to demo these STEM devices. On behalf of the Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society, Dr. Suriano will be donating two Raspberry Pi 3s and two Arduinos to the library.

Coming soon: these nifty Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits for checkout – you can borrow them to take home!

Oh, and we’ll have pie!

Please register online or at 248-887-2218 (option 3).

 

Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam Review Course Begins 🗓

Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam Review Course Begins
February 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

February 10-March 17, 2018

Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (Civil)
Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 pm (Electrical Power, Environmental and Mechanical)

Location: ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, Southfield
State Exam Date: April 13, 2018 (Registration deadline for the April 2018 PE exam is January 15, 2018.) Visit www.ncees.org to get more information and to register.

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) CBT Review Courses Begin 🗓

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) CBT Review Courses

For Civil, Electrical and Mechanical
Courses are held at ESD Headquarters –
20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, Southfield MI 48076

Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 23-March 29, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
• Civil (Some classes held on Saturdays—February 10-March 17, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
• Mechanical (Some classes held on Saturdays—February 10-March 17, 1:00-5:00 p.m.)

Future City Competition 🗓

January 22, 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI

SEE THE 2017 WINNERS

TEACHER RESOURCES

BECOME A JUDGE (PDF)

What is Future City?

Future City is a cross-curricular educational program where students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Over four months, students work as a team with an educator and volunteer mentor to design a virtual city using SimCity software; research and write an essay addressing this year’s theme; build a model of their city using recycled materials; complete a project plan, and present their city before a panel of judges at a Regional Competition in January. Regional winners go on to represent their region at the national competition in Washington, DC, in February.

What Is This Year’s Theme?

The Age-Friendly City

2017 Challenge:

This year’s challenge asks participants to identify an age-related challenge that exists in today’s urban environments and engineer two innovative solutions that allow their future city’s senior citizens to be as active and independent as they want to be.
Who can participate?

The Michigan Regional Future City Competition is open to Michigan students in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th who are from the same school, a home school environment (a Home School Affidavit form will need to be completed), or are members of a nationally, regionally, or state recognized youth-focused organization, such as the Boy or Girl Scouts; Boys and Girls Clubs; 4-H, etc. The competition is team-based and each team consists of at least three students, an educator and a volunteer mentor. A team can include an entire class or as few as three students.

How Does the Competition Work?

Future City restructured its framework to incorporate project management principles and the engineering design process. Teams will work through the stages of the engineering design process and apply specific project management methods to help them complete each of the required competition deliverables. There are still 5 program deliverables however the point structure has changed:

Virtual City: Students design a virtual city using SimCity software and present their city’s progress via a slideshow presentation. Note that teams will not be uploading their actual game file, but rather a PDF slideshow. (48 points)
City Essay: Students describe the unique attributes of their city and provide their solution to this year’s challenge, The Age-Friendly City. This 1,500 word essay combines the former Research Essay and City Narrative deliverables. (60 points)
City Model: Students build a physical model of their future city (to scale) using recycled materials. (Note: No change from past years.) (70 points)
City Presentation: Students give a 7-minute presentation about their city followed by a short Q&A session. (Note: no change from past years.) (70 points)
Project Plan: Students complete a project plan to help them plan and organize their project. (10 points)
When is the Competition?

The Michigan Regional Future City Competition will take place January 22, 2018, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. In February, the winning team from each region competes at the national finals in Washington, DC. Michigan’s first-place team will receive an all-expense-paid trip for the teacher, mentor and three presenting students to Washington, DC, to compete in the finals.

For more information or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, contact Allison Marrs at amarrs@esd.org or 248-353-0735, ext. 121.

What Role Does the Volunteer Mentor Play?

The mentor is an integral part of the Future City team. Serving as the team advisor and advocate for all phases of the program, the mentor provides valuable input and technical assistance. The mentor makes connections to real life engineering experiences, serves as a coach, and helps students translate the academic to the real world of engineering. People who work in the engineering community are preferred to serve as mentors. This includes engineers, technical professionals, architects, and city or urban planners, to serve as mentors.

For more information or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, contact Allison Marrsat amarrs@esd.org or 248-353-0735, ext. 121.

Why are Judges Needed and What Do They Do?

The role of the judge is to draw on their expertise and resources to fairly judge the teams’ efforts. Judges will be needed to evaluate the following competition projects:

SimCity Slideshow: Students design a virtual city using SimCity software and present their city’s progress via a slideshow presentation. A training session will be provided in late November. No advance training is required, but detailed instructions will be provided.
City Essay: Students describe the unique attributes of their city and provide their solution to this year’s The Age-Friendly City challenge. This 1,500 word essay combines the former Research Essay and City Narrative deliverables. The essay and narrative will be judged in mid-December. No advance training is required, but detailed instructions will be provided.
Models and Team Presentations: This judging involves attending the ESD Michigan Regional Future City Competition on January 22, 2018, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The training for this phase of judging takes place at 8 a.m. the morning of the competition. The actual judging is from 9 – 11 am. At that time, the schools display their model cities and three presenting students from each team give a five-to-seven minute presentation to a panel of judges.
To volunteer as a judge, sign up on the Future City website (please be sure to choose Michigan as your judge region), download this flyer and form, or contact Leslie Smith at 248-353-0735, ext. 152.

How Do Teams Register and Is There a Cost?

Educators can register a team at www.futurecity.org or click here: http://futurecity.org/register. There is a $25 registration fee, per organization or school. This fee covers all of an organization or school’s teams, anywhere from one to twenty. Additional costs include the $100 budget for model and presentation supplies. Teams may also incur some travel costs going to the Regional Competition.

Does Future City Align With National Standards?

Future City aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards, Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Education and Technology Standards. You can view all of the standards here: http://futurecity.org/standards.

Where Can I Find Additional Resources About The Competition?

Check out our Teacher Page here. Additional resources including a program handbook, helpful webinars, and additional resources to research the essay topic, can be found http://futurecity.org/all-resources.

CES Connect2Car: Connecting with Confidence 🗓

Join us for the SAE International conference track at the CES® 2018.

The 2018 program is bigger and better than anything we have done at CES®! We have partnered with the GENIVI Alliance to create a full-day program that brings the best of current automotive technology discussions to CES!

The Tuesday program covers the industry’s hottest topics, including the future of connected smart cities, connectivity and data, autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity, and the connect2car aftermarket.

These technical sessions attract a good crowd with senior managers from startups, tech companies, aftermarket suppliers, and automotive technology enthusiasts all interested in gaining insight into the future of automotive technology.

If you are interested in experiencing an SAE program with a CES flare, especially if you are an OEM or supplier executive, consumer electronics leader, mobile application developer, or aftermarket entrepreneur focusing on enhancing the driver experience and accelerating the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, you should plan to attend.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Conference Tracks
AI and Robotics Impact on Tomorrow
AR|VR|MR: Digital Reality Delivers ROI
Artificial Intelligence: Insights into Our Future
BabyTech Summit
C Space Storytellers
CES Government 2018
Connect2Car
CONNECTIONS Summit: IoT and the Connected Consumer
Connectivity and Mobility
Design & Source
Design Driven Innovation
Digital Health Summit
Digital Hollywood
The Digital Money Forum
Disruptive Innovations in Healthcare
Entertainment Summit
FitnessTech Summit
High Tech Retailing Summit
ICCE (International Conference on Consumer Electronics)
Industry Insights
Innovation Policy
Kids@Play and FamilyTech Summit
Marketing Reinvented
Navigating the Global Marketplace
Research Summit
Revolutionizing Consumer Electronics with Voice
Scalable IoT Platforms and M2M Connectivity
Smart Cities: Thriving in the Future
Smart Home
Social Innovation Summit: Tech for Good
Sports Business Innovation
Sports Technology Innovation
Startup Stage
Transforming the Future of Public Safety Communication
Trending Techs
Vehicle Technology
Wearable Technology Summit
Where Music and Technology Collide
World Market and China Innovation
Explore Sessions
SuperSessions