IEEE Societies and Councils Gear Up For 2013 Summer Schools

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Many IEEE Societies and Councils offer “Summer School” events annually during summer holidays. Below is a sampling of this year’s IEEE Summer Schools selection.

Summer Schools New in 2013:

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the IEEE Signal Processing Society have, inclusively, approved the formation of three new summer schools at recent AdCom meetings. These new summer schools are as follows:

International Summer School on Neural Engineering (ISSNE)
Topic for 2013: Translational Neural Engineering

7-14 July, 2013

Shanghai, China

Sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

IEEE EMBS opens a new summer school, or “International Summer School on Neural Engineering (ISSNE)” starting from 2013 biennially. The ISSNE will provide a platform to have leading scientists and experts in neural engineering to give lectures and organize workshops to the graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members who will be the next generation leading researchers in neural engineering community. ISSNE provides a unique opportunity to interact with top international scientists and to network among themselves.

The topics for ISSNE’13 will be focusing on translational neural engineering, with two subtopics: Neuroimaging, and Brain & Neural Interface. ISSNE will invite distinguished faculty members from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Northwestern University (NU), University of Minnesota (UMN), Politechnico di Milano, Case Western Reserve University(CWRU), Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Beside the lectures and seminars, ISSNE will also offer the bedside opportunities to see the translational neural engineering techniques and applications in hospitals and research centers affiliated to SJTU.

IEEE EMBS Summer School on Emerging Technologies and Applications in Telemedicine: 
Addressing the Challenges of Chronic Disease Management

26-31 August, 2013

Smolenice castle, Smolenice, Slovak Republic

Sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

The summer school will provide an excellent opportunity for learning, teaching and brain-storming for master and Ph.D. students, post-docs, faculty, engineers from industry and clinicians on a “closed-loop” of telemedicine covering data acquisition, data interpretation and clinical decision support. It will be an exciting and stimulating week of networking and discussions with prominent experts in the field related to biomedical signal processing, biomedical data treatment, neuroengineering, healthcare informatics, biomedical telemetry, e-p-m Health and telemedicine technologies. The focus will be on tutorial presentations where distinguished faculty will provide detailed insight into biomedical signal processing, telemedicine technology and devices, telemedicine systems and communications, data interoperability, computer aided decision making and applications of telemedicine.

IEEE SPS Italy Chapter Summer School on Signal Processing

1-6 September, 2013

Riororto (LI), Italy

Co-sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society Italy Chapter

The Signal Processing summer school will feature an excellent group of eight speakers including three IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturers, with a Special Track focused on Multimedia Forensics, with the support of the European Project REWIND.  The material of the summer school will be available through the IEEE SPS tutorial on-line portal.

School attendants will have the opportunity to interactively learn and study innovative algorithms and systems in the signal processing field: each day, after the lectures, the speakers will be available for face-to-face discussion with students. Students will have the opportunity to present their work to other participants and lecturers in a demo/poster session. Finally, in order to earn credits, the students will be given assignments from the speakers to be reviewed by the Steering Committee.

Summer Schools Returning in 2013:

Several IEEE Societies and Councils have Summer Schools that will return in 2013. A sampling of these schools is as follows:

The 2013 School of Information Theory

4-7 June, 2013

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Sponsored by the IEEE Information Theory Society

The school provides a venue where doctoral and postdoctoral students can meet to learn from distinguished professors in information theory, and form friendships and collaborations. This year the school will introduce several interdisciplinary topics in the emerging field of science of information. Students will present their own research via a poster during the school. Although the focus is on information theory, interdisciplinary topics are welcome, e.g., topics related to mathematics, physics, biology, control, networking, etc.

The IEEE Magnetics Society Summer School

9-14 June, 2013

Assisi, Italy

Sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society

Held annually. the school is designed for graduate students studying magnetism and related areas. It consists of lectures by international experts and includes poster presentations by participating graduate students. The program covers fundamentals and advanced topics in magnetism.

10th Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication
“How Biometrics Meets Forensics, Security, and the E-Society Challenges of Tomorrow”

10-15 June, 2013

Alghero, Italy

Co-Sponsored by the IEEE Biometrics Council

What are the most up-to-date core biometric technologies developed in the field? What is the potential impact of biometrics in forensic investigation and crime prevention? How can biometrics facilitate man-machine interaction? What are the most relevant issues in biometric standardization? What can we learn from human perception? What does it involve to develop or integrate a biometric recognition system?

This school follows the successful International Summer Schools on Biometrics held since 2003, but with a different target. In this 10th edition, the courses will mainly focus on new and emerging issues. The lectures will be given by 18 outstanding experts in the field, from both academia and industry.

The Fourth IEEE CASS R9 Summer School
“Wearable and Implantable Biomedical Circuits and Systems”

9-12 July, 2013

Bogota, Columbia

Sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

This event will provide students and researchers with a grounding in the core subjects related to Wearable and Implantable Biomedical Circuits and Systems. The topics covered will include system design, circuits and sensors, telemetry systems and regulatory aspects. The lecturers are leading researchers and industry specialists in the subject. The school is intended for students and researchers as well as industrial researchers and practitioners.

IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Summer School
“Building a Sustainable Earth through Remote Sensing”

18-19 July

Melbourne, Australia

Supported by IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

GRSS will be offering a world class technical program encompassing traditional IGARSStopics and new topics reflecting the theme of the 2013 Conference, “Building a Sustainable Earth through Remote Sensing”. This theme was selected to emphasize the issues that most affect the Earth’s environment, and the human impact on the planet. Both seasoned and new delegates are welcomed to Melbourne in July 2013.

ESAS Summer School on Materials and Applications on Superconductivity

29 July – 2 August, 2013

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Supported by IEEE Council on Superconductivity

This summer school will provide basic lectures on superconducting physics and important phenomena, state-of-the-art material development and a broad range of superconducting applications. Visits to the superconducting laboratories at the Institute of Technical Physics will be included, with opportunities to interact with the professional staff and graduate students.

This summer school will be of interest for Students (Bachelor, Diploma, Master, Ph.D.), for Post-Docs, for engineers and scientists, and for those who want to learn more about the fascination of superconductivity.

2013 SICSA International Summer School on Cognitive Computation

25-30 August, 2013

University of Stirling

Technically co-sponsored by the UKRI Section of the IEEE Industry Applications Society and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

The vision of this summer school is to empower participants with an interdisciplinary understanding of some of the key underlying methodologies, concepts and techniques in cognitive computation, and their strengths and limitations (demonstrated by a range of case studies). Participants will also learn of future directions in this exciting multi-disciplinary field. Topics covered will include: perception, action, attention, cognitive and affective learning and memory, decision making and control, social cognition, language processing and communication, reasoning, pattern recognition, problem solving, and consciousness.

Fourth International Summer School on Screw-Theory Based Methods in Robotics

19-27 October, 2013

Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil

Co-Sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Summer Screws‘13 will gather six experts in the robotics applications of screw theory and up to 40 participants. The school will teach attendees how to apply existing methods and empower them to develop new ones in their own research. The basic theoretical notions will be introduced in a rigorous manner, with emphasis on examples, applications, and exercises.