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IMS Newsletter, Issue 5

January, 2013

President's Perspective

We have started a new year, and at this time we always look back to see what we have done. It is time for evaluations, and I can tell you I am really satisfied with the accomplishments of our Administrative Committee (AdCom). It is also time for starting our work with renewed energy. One very important action item we decided last year was to start writing the Society’s Strategic Plan. During the last two months, we have been discussing the future of our society. In February each year, we hold our strategic meeting where the Officers and Editors-in-Chief discuss issues in a kind of brainstorming. A set of ideas come out of that meeting, and then the committee Vice Presidents, together with the members of their committees, will start implementing actions to obtain the desired results. No plan is useful if it is only a document without any metrics and periodical reviews. Our expectation is to make this plan very practical and useful to enhance the development of our members’ careers.

At this time, I would like to say goodbye to some members of the AdCom who have finished their term. Daniel Rosenthal, Voicu Groza, and Robert Krchnavek have worked very hard, and I would like to thank them for their continued efforts. I also would like to welcome some new members to the Adcom who were elected by our membership in last year’selections: Alessandra Flammini, Richard Hochberg, and Mark Yeary. I
hope they will feel comfortable and contribute to our society in these positions. Mihaela Albu has been re-elected and
will continue working with us as Vice President of Technical Activities and Standards. Since October 2012, Andrew
Timm has joined us as our GOLD representative, and since January this year, Erik Timpson is working as our Graduate
Student Representative. My hope is that they will help us improve our involvement with our younger members. We need to understand their needs and try to satisfy their expectations. Young members are very important, and we would like to keep them as members in the future as they advance in their careers.

Before I finish writing this column, I would like to congratulate my friend Pasquale Daponte for being elected as President of IMEKO (International Measurement Konfederation) for the years
2012-2015. IMEKO is a non-governmental federation of 38 Member Organizations individually concerned with the advancement of measurement technology ( Its fundamental objectives are the promotion of international
interchange of scientific and technical information in the field of measurement and instrumentation and the enhancement
of international co-operation among scientists and engineersfrom research and industry. Pasquale has always been very active in our committes and in his professional life. I am sure he will be very successful in his new position.

See you in our next column and keep in touch.

Jorge Fernandez. Daher
President, IEEE I&M Society


First IMS Chapter Summit

The I&M Society has over 40 Chapters representing all Regions within IEEE. Our Chapter Chairs will meet together for the First IMS Chapter Summit on May 6, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN, USA, in conjunction with the I2MTC 2013.

For more information, please contact the IMS Chapter Coordinator, Sergio Rapuano.


Please find a listing of I&M Conferences at:


2013 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
will be held 6-9 May 2013 in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Final Manuscript Submission and Registration
15 March 2013

Join over 300 attendees as we highlight life science measurement among the regular I2MTC broad topics of Instrumentation and Measurement. Continuing the encouragement of industrial participation, we have a panel on technology transfer, application oriented tutorials, and Industrial Tracks with papers focused on industrial aspects of Instrumentation and Measurement. Research will merge with the practical applications of industrial technology used every day, to foster the exchange of know-how between industry and academia.

Three keynote speakers will inspire and inform you on the latest research and application:

• Mr. Kevin Bennet, Chair of the Engineering Division of Mayo Clinic – “Next Generation Deep Brain Stimulation: Collaborative Engineering Solutions”
• Dr. Susan Hagness, Philip D Reed Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Univ. of Wisconsin –“Microwave Breast Imaging: A New Mammography?”
• Dylan F Williams, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Recipient of the 2013 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement – “Vector Network Analysis in Printed Transmission Lines

Registration for tutorials is included in the Conference registration fee to give you full access to in depth discussion ranging from fundamentals to the latest research. Registration for the Tutorials alone is also available.

Tutorials at a Glance


Companies and Exhibitors: There are ample opportunities for you to become a corporate sponsor, or to display your products and services to our 300+ attendees. Contact a member of the organizing committee at the Conference web site for the best available opportunities.

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IEEE AUTOTESTCON will be held 16-19 September 2013 in Schaumburg, IL, USA.

*****Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2013*****

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