In addition to the IEEE Ottawa Section email bulletin run by Ramio Liscano, please send your meeting and event information by email to Hugh Reekie for inclusion in this page. For local publicity on noticeboards etc., you can make a wall poster.
Tuesdays 9, 16, 23 & 30
April 2002 - 7 - 9 pm
The Crowsnest, Naval Officer's Mess, 78 Lisgar St - directions
a series of videos,
Mark Bohr, John R. Hauser, Hiroshi Iwai, Scott E. Thompson, H.S. Philip Wong, and Anthony Yen
The semiconductor industry has enjoyed tremendous success over the past 30+ years due to the excellent scaling properties of MOS transistors. However, new device structures, new materials, and new ways of doing circuit design will be needed to meet the technology requirements of sub-100nm CMOS. This course identifies the growing challenges for CMOS scaling and elaborate on options being explored to meet future transistor requirements. This course was presented and videotaped for the December 1999 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM). A team of experts from North America and the Far East representing both industry and academic perspectives were assembled to teach this course. This videotaped tutorial starts by reviewing historic trends in CMOS device scaling and identifying the characteristics and requirements of sub-100nm transistors, including both device and circuit considerations. The second lecture covers the critical area of gate oxide scaling, discussing both the limits to SiO2 and options for high-k gate dielectric materials. The third lecture reviews the issues of scaling source/drain regions and optimizing well profiles. The fourth lecture deals with the challenges of patterning sub-100nm gate dimensions and describes some of the lithography options for achieving this. The final lecture describes and discusses novel device options along with their pros and cons.
Printed course notes will be provided for those pre-registering for the full course. There will be an opportunity for discussion afterwards.
Introduction and Overview - Technology Performance: Trends and
#2 Gate Dielectric for Sub-100nm CMOS;
#3 Source/Drain and Wells
#4 Polysilicon Gate Patterning; Novel Device Options
$70 for IEEE members (please provide memb #) otherwise $90.
After first presentation, $20/$25 per session. Receipts will be issued.
Registration on 9 April from 6.30 pm. Due to pressure on space, walk-ins may not be accepted. A pre-registration is recommended to guarantee course notes - 4 April cut-off.
Contact: Saman Adham Phone: 613-722-2051 Ext.242 - firstname.lastname@example.org
An IEEE AESS and Vehicular Technology Society joint meeting
Modulation Encoding for Difficult Radio Channels
Mark Jorgenson M.Sc., P.Eng - IPunwired Inc.
Monday 15th April 2002, 7.30 pm
The Crowsnest, Naval Officer's Mess, 78 Lisgar St - directions
Reservations are requested - Hugh Reekie - email@example.com 728-5343
Mark Jorgenson leads the wireless and signal processing team at IPunwired. His background includes extensive work in the areas of adaptive signal processing and beam-forming. He is the inventor of STANAG 5066 Annex G - the worldwide standard waveform for 9600 BPS and faster wireless modem communications. Mark's present work is aimed at transmitting up to 64KBPS over the extremely difficult (fading and spreading) HF band and extending this work at even higher data rates into VHF and UHF.
Mr. Mark Jorgenson is Director of Engineering for IPunwired Inc., Ottawa
IEEE Computer Society Meeting
The SIP Protocol and Internet Ad hoc Communications
Dr. Ramiro Liscano, Senior Research Engineer, Mitel Networks
Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 7:30 pm
Carleton University, Minto Centre, Board Room 2014 MC
Cost: Free - all welcome
Registration: George Yee, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: The IETF Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is quickly becoming the Internet standard for establishing communication sessions. The SIP community is actually a family of protocols that is concerned with Internet-based distributed communications. The strength of these protocols lies primarily in the capability to deploy services beyond conventional Internet telephony. One such style of service is nbased on presence and Instant Message (IM) and is crucial for advanced ad hoc communications. Such type of services leverages multimedia sessions, location information, presence information, and personal policies. The SIP family of protocols like SIP, SIMPLE, and CPL all contribute to the deployment of ad hoc communication applications.
The presentation will discuss how the concept of "presence" and "awareness" is vital for enabling ad hoc communications and overview how the SIP protocols help support ad hoc style of communications.
Liscano is a Senior
Research Engineer at Mitel Networks in the Strategic Technology
Group. He is currently involved with several university partnership
projects that are investigating ad hoc networking, service discovery,
distributed call control, and mobile computing. From 1995-2000 he was
a research scientist in the Network Computing Group at the Institute
for Information Technology at the National Research Council where he
was investigating the use of Personal Communication Agents (PCA) for
the classification and appropriate routing of a user's
communications. Dr. Liscano received his Ph.D. from the
Systems Design Engineering Dept. at the University of Waterloo in
1998. He has published over 80 papers in the past 15 years, is an
adjunct professor at Carleton and Dalhousie universities, and is a
member of the IEEE Computer Society and
IEEE Distinguished lecturer Presentation hosted by the Ottawa EMC Chapter
History and Usage of Spread Spectrum Clock Generation (SSCG)
Dr. Keith. B. Hardin, EMC Technology Group, Lexmark, Kentucky
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 7 pm to 9 pm
At: FIDUS SYSTEMS Inc., 900 Morrison Drive, Suite 203, Ottawa
Contact : Syed Bokhari, Chairman, IEEE Ottawa EMC chapter - email@example.com
Office :613-828-0063 Ext. 377, Cell: 613-277-9311
Abstract : Various aspects of Spread Spectrum Clock Generation, or SSCG, will be presented. SSCG intentionally broadbands a normally narrowband signal by frequency modulating the trapezoidal clock signal with a unique modulating waveform. The modulating waveform causes a digital clock signal to have a spectrum with sideband harmonics that are nearly uni- form in amplitude when measured with an EMI receiver. This has the effect of spreading the energy of a discrete frequency harmonic over a wider bandwidth, thereby reducing the amplitudes of the harmonics. SSCG can reduce emission amplitudes as much as 2 - 22 dB, depending on the frequency of measurement and the frequency deviation. The presentation will discuss the background that led to this invention and the issues a designer should be aware of when using this technology.
Dr. Keith B. Hardin received a Bachelor of Science in 1981 and Masters of Engineering in 1982 from the University of Louisville specializing in Electrical Engineering. He joined IBM in the typewriter and printer development teams which designed and d eveloped a number of products. In 1989, Dr. Hardin was selected to participate in the IBM Resident Study Program, which provided full support for him to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) at the University of Kentucky under Dr. Clayton Paul. The degree was completed in 1991 and he returned to Lexmark International as an engineer in the EMC department. Dr. Hardin is a NARTE certified EMC engineer ; he is now a Senior Technical Staff Member in the EMC Technology Group at Lexmark in Kentucky. He consults with internal and external customers for EMC compliance and performs research to advance Lexmark's understanding of EMC phenomena. His interests are in reducing emissions of information technology equipment and attaining EMC compliance with minimal cost. He is a co-inventor of Spread Spectrum Clock Generation which is used in millions of products every year.
Directions to FIDUS SYSTEMS INC - 900 Morrison Drive, Suite 203,Ottawa, Ontario
The IEEE AP/MTT Ottawa chapter invites you to a presentation
Optimization by Space Mapping
Dr. John Bandler, McMaster University
Tuesday, April 23rd at 8:00 pm
Research Centre, 3701 Carling Ave., Ottawa -
This is the only building located outside the guarded area of the campus.
The entrance is at the left end of the building under the tilted roof. Parking is at the right end of the building.
Space Mapping: a sensible concept for engineering optimation exploiting surrogates
Engineers have been using optimization techniques for device, component and system modeling and CAD for decades. One of the frontiers that remain is the successful application of optimization procedures in problems for which direct application of traditional optimization approaches is not practical. The recent exploitation of iteratively refined surrogates of 'fine', accurate or high-fidelity models, and the implementation of space mapping and related methodologies are attempts to address this issue. Space mapping optimization intelligently links companion 'coarse' (ideal or low-fidelity) and 'fine' (practical or high-fidelity) models of different complexities. Examples include full-wave electromagnetic simulations with empirical circuit-theory based simulations, or an engineering device under test coupled with a suitable simulation nsurrogate. The aim is to accelerate iterative design optimization. It is a simple CAD methodology, which closely follows the traditional experience and intuition of engineers, yet appears to be amenable to rigorous mathematical treatment. The exploitation of properly managed 'space mapped' surrogates promises significant efficiency in engineering design.
The original concept of space mapping, first conceived by Bandler in 1993, and the aggressive space mapping approach to engineering design-optimization will be discussed. The new expanded space mapping design framework exploiting preassigned parameters will be discussed.The new Implicit Space Mapping (ISM) concept in which we allow preassigned parameters is briefly reviewed, not used in optimization, to change in some components of the coarse model.
Reference is made to a report on recent neuroscientific findings that appear to support the notion that the Space Mapping process is a fundamental means used consciously or subconsciously in daily choices made by humans and to assess social rewards. We have devised novel physical examples to illustrate the idea: Cheese Cutting Problem, Shoe Selection Problem, Wedge Cutting Problem, etc. New results applicable to RF, wireless and microwave circuit design, integrating electromagnetic simulations are presented. The approach taken is, however, general and should be of wide interest.
John W. Bandler studied at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England, from 1960 to 1966. He received the B.Sc.(Eng.), Ph.D. and D.Sc.(Eng.) degrees from the University of London, London, England, in 1963, 1967 and 1976, respectively. He joined Mullard Research Laboratories, Redhill, Surrey, England in 1966. From 1967 to 1969 he was a Postdoctorate Fellow and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Bandler joined McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, in 1969. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. He is currently Professor Emeritus, directing research in the Simulation Optimization Systems Research Laboratory.
Dr. Bandler was President of Optimization Systems Associates Inc. (OSA), which he founded in 1983, until November 20, 1997, the date of acquisition of OSA by Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). OSA introduced the CAE systems RoMPE in 1988, HarPE in 1989, OSA90 and OSA90/hope in 1991, Empipe in 1992, Empipe3D and EmpipeExpress in 1996. OSA created the product empath in 1996 which was marketed by Sonnet Software, Inc., USA. Dr. Bandler is President of Bandler Corporation, which he founded in 1997.
Dr. Bandler was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (1969-1974), and has continued serving as a member of the Editorial Board. He was Guest Editor of the Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques on Computer-Oriented Microwave Practices (1974) and Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques on Process-Oriented Microwave CAD and Modeling (1992). He joined the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Numerical Modelling in 1987, the International Journal of Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Computer-Aided Engineering in 1989 and Optimization and Engineering in 1998.
Dr. Bandler has published more than 340 papers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (Great Britain), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Ontario (Canada) and a Member of the MIT Electromagnetics Academy. He received the Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG) Automated Measurements Career Award in 1994.
NOTE: The conference room
seats comfortably about 25 people
so please confirm your attendance with me by contacting me by email or phone as given below.
Cookies and refreshments will be served! I hope to see you there!
Jasmin Roy - Chairman of the IEEE AP/MTT Ottawa Chapter
email: firstname.lastname@example.org - phone - 613-998-2180
IEEE Ottawa Section Career Planning Seminar Series
Are you just starting your engineering or technology career and concerned about getting your first job? Have you been laid off from your job and looking for help in landing your next one? Do you want to update your resume and job search skills (just in case), or are you contemplating a career change?
The IEEE Ottawa Section is offering a seminar series to its members and other engineers to help them with their career planning. The presenters are experts in the area of career transition and job search with a combined total of over 50 years experience who have volunteered their support.
Presented by the Algonquin IEEE Student Branch
Biweekly on Wednesdays starting March 27, 2002
6:00pm Refreshments, 6:30pmto 8:30 pm. Workshop or Seminar
Most are at Algonquin College, Rideau Campus, 200 Lees Ave.
Parking after 5 p.m. free in regular parking lots. Please, respect restricted parking areas
Summary of Seminars
For this session, note location change: Cock & Bull Pub & Eatery, 3791 Richmond Road, Bells Corners (To Be Confirmed - see this page later) This is also the location of the network http://www.theottawanetwork.com
Admission: IEEE members: Free Non-members: $5.00
Lavrisa or 765-7981
- Refreshments included (except Cock & Bull
Ottawa will host OPTO Canada 2002
May 9-10, at the Ottawa Congress Centre
a SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) sponsored international meeting with a focus on optoelectronics, photonics, imaging, biophotonics, and lasers. For exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities see website at OPTO Canada 2002 - Free technical Exhibit!! Advance Program now available on line. Preregister by April 24 for conferences and short courses - conference and course prices vary.
Student Scholarships are now available - ask for details
METRICS 2002 - 8th International Symposium on Software Metrics
June 4-7, 2002 - Tutorials on June 4 - Ottawa, Canada
Focus: Software quality and productivity
Objective: The METRICS conference aims at providing participants with a thorough and complete insight into the state practice and research with respect to software measurement, process improvement, and quality engineering. Academic papers as well as industry presentations and tutorials will provide relevant information to participants of diverse background and interest. We emphasize both industry and academic participation, thus offering a forum for interaction between research and practice.
Industry participants: IBM, Nortel Networks, Alcatel, TCS-Tata Consultancy Services, InfoSys, Lockheed Martin, Philips, Ericsson, Motorola, Xerox, ...
Information and on-line
Consider attending IEEE's Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements
Ottawa 16 - 21
Call for Papers
First World Congress on Information Technology in Environmental Engineering
ITEE 2003, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland, June 24 - 27, 2003
The Ottawa Chapter, IEEE Reliability Society, SRE, and ASQ are planning a Reliability Symposium in Ottawa sometime in October 2003.
Volunteers are needed for chair and committee positions as follows:
Your help will be greatly appreciated
Also, if you wish to present a paper, we will be making requests at the end of 2002.
First Wednesday of every month -- an informal lunch at the Royal Oak, near Home Hardware, just S of the rail crossing on Eagleson. Set up by Colin Billowes and Hugh Reekie, the group has been meeting monthly since early 1998 - changed from first Mondays to first Wednesday, as of Nov 2000.
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A summary listing of selected past IEEE Ottawa meetings is also available Page maintained by Hugh Reekie- comments welcome - visit his HomePage This page is URL http://members.attcanada.ca/~max-com/IEEEOttEvents.html