IEEE Italy Section

September 23rd, 2016

Advanced methods for reliability, availability, maintainability, diagnostics and prognostics of industrial equipment

November 21-24, 2016 – Politecnico di Milano

The goal of this course is to provide participants with the methodological competences and the computational tools necessary to tackle critical problems in the areas of reliability, availability, maintainability, diagnostics and prognostics of industrial equipment. The course presents proven methods to improve safety, increase efficiency, manage equipment aging and obsolescence, automate maintenance and reduce maintenance costs of industrial equipment and systems.


September 23rd, 2016


Prof. Michael Pecht

25 th November 2016, h. 11.30 Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Today, products are changing very rapidly, customers have more choices, tremendous price pressure exists on suppliers, and there is pressure to test quickly. However, the traditional test and qualification standards are not working. Over the past 10 years, there have been an increasingly large number of products that have passed qualification tests but have failed in the field. The resulting costs of these failures have been in the hundreds of millions of dollars for many companies. This lecture will overview why the current methods are inadequate, why the standards need to be replaced and how companies can qualify products in an accelerated manner to ensure acceptable reliability. Virtual qualification, accelerated testing, target application requirements, failure mechanisms and models, and prognostics-based qualification will be discussed, with various examples. Responsibilities with the supply chain will also be presented



September 17th, 2016

The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that up to three €250 Master Thesis awards (one per reference Society) and up to three €350 PhD Thesis awards (one per reference Society) will be awarded to encourage students to pursue careers in the areas of interest of the Antennas and Propagation, Electron Devices, and Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies. The awards are intended to support students involved in theses directed by a faculty member at their institution who is also a member of the IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter.

Interested applicants are encouraged to download the call and the application form. All applications must be sent to

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016 

September 14th, 2016

Seminar Announcement


The  IEEE  IAS/PELS/IES  North  Italy  Joint  Chapter  in  collaboration  with  the  Department of Information Technology, University of Parma, invites you to attend the Seminar on:


Predictive Control: the Powerful Method
to Control Power Converters and Drives in the Future


held by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel

Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., TUM Technische Universität München (D)

at the Department of Information Technology (Sala Riunioni Palazzina 4 Viale delle Scienze 181/A Parma) on Thursday September 15th, 2016,  from 9:30 to 11:30am

Abstract of the Seminar – Up to the present the control of electrical power using power converters has been based on the principle of mean value, using pulse width modulation with linear controllers in a cascaded structure.

Recent research works have demonstrated that it is possible to use Predictive Control to control electrical energy with the use of power converters, without using modulators and linear controllers. This is a new approach that will have a strong impact on control in power electronics in coming decades.


Attendance at the Seminar is free of charge until all seats.

For organization reasons, participants are invited to inform by a mail to


September 12th, 2016

Congratulazioni da parte della Sezione per il riconoscimento ottenuto a

Leopoldo Angrisani Best Chapter Award IMS

Giacomo Oliveri Best Chapter Award MTT

September 4th, 2016

The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control will be held in Calabria, Southern Italy on May 16-18, 2017. This conference will provide a remarkable opportunity for the academic and industrial communities to address new challenges and share solutions, and discuss future research directions. It will feature plenary speeches, panel sessions, tutorials, workshops, interactive sessions, and invited/special sessions. Contributions are expected from academia, industry, and management agencies. All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and will be indexed by EI. The conference theme is: Sensing, Connecting and Controlling Everything through Open Internet of Things.

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August 24th, 2016

IEEE Smart Tech events have been held in more than 12 cities worldwide since 2011. With an 86% satisfaction rating and over 2,500 past attendees worldwide, the 2016 Signature Event series has been designed to showcase the best of these previous workshops in the most highly sought after and emerging technologies today. In addition, Smart Tech provides an un-paralleled experience for networking. This is a key member engagement and education opportunity for our members.

The two-day intensive workshop will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Smart Tech events offer all-day track sessions that allow attendees to immerse themselves in a given technology. The workshop is geared toward the practicing professional, those in career transition, or newly graduated students. We are very pleased to have our evening keynote address from Sir Robin Saxby, former CEO and Chairman of ARM Holdings, PLC.

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July 25th, 2016

IEEE Milestone to the Dadda’s Multiplier
Inaugural Ceremony
Politecnico di Milano, De Donato Conference Room, piazza L. da Vinci 32, Milano
September 29, 2016 – 14:30-17:00

The IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering and Computing program honors significant technical achievements in the field of interest of the IEEE and recognizes the technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE awarded a Milestone to the invention of an innovative high-speed multiplier architecture by prof. Luigi Dadda in 1965.
Luigi Dadda published the first description of the optimized scheme, subsequently called a Dadda Tree, for a digital circuit to compute the multiplication of unsigned fixed-point numbers in binary arithmetic. This circuit allowed the arithmetic units of microprocessor-based computers to execute complex arithmetic operations with a performance/cost ratio unequaled at that time.
This invention had an extraordinary impact in the area of computer engineering and science and all related applications, which ultimately resulted in unique benefits for improving the quality of daily life and the economy around the world.
Dadda’s conceptual design still constitutes the solid foundation for many research works and many industrial applications in the area of computer arithmetic.

It is worth noting that, so far, the IEEE Milestone has been assigned only to three other inventions developed in Italy for works by Alessandro Volta, Guglielmo Marconi, and Enrico Fermi. This very limited number clearly outline the extreme selectivity of the award and, consequently, the unique value of the Dadda’s Multiplier.

On 29 September 2016 the bronze plaque of this prestigious recognition will be placed by the IEEE al Departimento di Elettronica, Infromazione e Bioingegneria of the Politecnico di Milano.

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Attendance at the inaugural ceremony is free, but registration will be appreciated to allow for appropriate planning. To register, please fill in the form made available at

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Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano
2016 IEEE Past Vice President for Technical Activities

June 19th, 2016
Quest’anno la IEEE ha premiato due italiani Roberto Zich con il premio IEEE Honorary Membership e Giorgio Franceschetti con il premio IEEE Electromagnetics Award, a loro le congratulazioni della IEEE Italy Section.

June 19th, 2016

During the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS2016) held in San Francisco, California, 22-27 May 2016 and organized by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society (MTT-S), an Italian undergraduate student of University of Pavia, Giulia Maria Rocco (IEEE student member) has been awarded of one of the 10th Undergraduate/Pre-graduate Scholarship – ( of IEEE MTT Society for her project proposal.

The research proposal presents a low-loss and reconfigurable microwave components in SIW technology, manufactured by 3D printing. This device will open new perspectives in the field of wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things, thanks to its compact size, flexibility, easy fabrication, and low cost. Her faculty mentor is Maurizio Bozzi (University of Pavia), IEEE Senior Member.

Congratulations to our young student member for this important award!