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Date 5-7 Aug. 2009

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  • 2009 HTS - Title page

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  • 2009 HTS [Copyright notice]

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  • 2009 HTS Introduction

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  • 125 Years of IEEE History

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    IEEE is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2009, as it traces is origin to the beginning of its predecessor society AIEE in 1884. This paper is a high-level overview of that history, the history of the IRE, IEEE's other predecessor organization, and the merger that created IEEE in 1963, all placed in the context of the evolution of electrotechnologies. It thus provides background for ... View full abstract»

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  • A Brief History of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB): Promoting Quality Education in the Computing Fields

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    Although professional accreditation has existed well over a century, the accreditation of computing programs is a relatively new experience. This paper highlights some of the important aspects of computing accreditation, particularly from the perspective of CSAB. In essence, this narrative presents a history of the organization as it celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. The work discusses the ... View full abstract»

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  • A Historical Perspective of the IEEE Computer Society: Six Decades of Growth with the Technology It Represents

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    The technology that dominated the second half of the 20th century was no doubt the digital electronic computer and its derivatives. The Computer Society of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) was born the same year as the world's first digital computer the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer). As the computer became ever more important to every aspect of li... View full abstract»

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  • A history of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

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    In 1949 Dr. Lester C. Van Atta and 55 others signed a petition to form the IRE Professional Group on Antennas and Propagation, the third of the professional groups of the IRE. By 1953 there were 1100 members, and the Transactions started under Editor John Smyth. Participation in annual meetings began in the early 50s, and in 1963 the first of the current series of international symposia was held i... View full abstract»

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  • A History of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

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    The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) focuses on computational and theoretical aspects of mimicking nature for problem solving. CIS core technologies include neural, fuzzy, and evolutionary computation, as well as hybrid intelligent systems that contain these and other related paradigms. The Society has its own history of transformation from the Neural Network Council to the Neural Net... View full abstract»

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  • A History of the Society on Social Implications of Technology 1981-2009: Some Themes and Activities

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    The group was founded in 1971 as the Committee on Social Implications of Technology, largely in response to its founders' concerns about nuclear weapons and disarmament. It became an IEEE society in 1982 as the Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). Since 1982, SSIT has addressed technology policy, risk, sustainability, the education of engineers, women and minorities in engineering ... View full abstract»

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  • A Personal View of Engineering Ethics

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    The price-fixing scandal in the electrical industry that came into public view during the early 1960s set off a chain of events that profoundly affected the electrical industry. Coincidentally, a book written by Mr. P. L. Alger et. al. on ethical problems in engineering was published during the same era. Meanwhile the unfolding effects of the price-fixing scandal on the electrical industry forced ... View full abstract»

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  • A Short Historical Glimpse of the Founding (Electrical) Fathers

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    The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers traces its history to the founding of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in the spring of 1884. We know that the AIEE included such notables as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, but who were some of the other founders and what technologies did they bring to the organization? This paper attempts to shed more light on these ques... View full abstract»

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  • A Short History of the IEEE Region 9: One Hundred Years of Electrical Engineering in Latin America

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    In Latin America, first recorded formal interest in the Activities and Publications of the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers) was in Mexico, in 1910. A Section was formed in that city in 1922. In 1939, the first IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers) Section outside North America was formed in Buenos Aires, followed by a few more in the 1950's. After the formation of the IEEE (Institute... View full abstract»

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  • A Swindling Concern: The National Institute of Inventors, 1914-1925

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    In 1914, the National Institute of Inventors (NII) emerged as an organization dedicated to the "mutual aid, betterment, and protection" of America's independent inventors. Unfortunately, the Nil was a scam its officers simply pocketed the membership dues, embezzling thousands of dollars from America's unsuspecting inventors. The NII emerged at a time when independent inventors desperately wanted a... View full abstract»

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  • ABET and IEEE: A History Intertwined

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    In 1932, IEEE's predecessor, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and six other engineering organizations founded the Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD). The ECPD had a mission to establish training plans for personal and professional development, devise methods whereby engineers could achieve recognition from their profession and the public, recognize engineering cu... View full abstract»

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  • Across the Past 50 Years of IEEE Presence in Italy

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    This year, while the celebrations for the 125th anniversary of foundation of the IEEE are under way, the IEEE Italy Section will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary year. Founded in 1959 as the Milan Section of the IRE, it then spread over the country and followed the evolution of the US based Institute with the merging of the IRE with the AIEE in 1963 and the creation of Regions, Societies an... View full abstract»

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  • Brief Historical Overview of Women and Scientific and Technical Societies

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    The paper begins with a brief summary of women's involvement in science, mathematics and technology from early modern Europe to today. In the early days of the creation of technical and scientific societies and academies, women were completely excluded, until around the middle of the twentieth century. In post modern days however, women have participated increasingly in these societies but this ha... View full abstract»

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  • Co-Evolution of Human and Machine: Neuroprosthetics in the 21st Century

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    Throughout the history of mankind, tools have served the role as passive extensions of the body. Recently, the development of neuroprosthesis has changed the scope of how humans interact with tools. Neuroprosthetics enable direct interfacing with the brain and have the great potential for restoring communication and control in disabled individuals. The transformative aspect of direct neural interf... View full abstract»

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  • Comments by Joseph Bordogna, Honorary Chair

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  • Concurrent Evolution of a Discipline and Its Technical Society: The IEEE Signal Processing Society

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    The paper reports on the evolution of one of the IEEE society - the Signal Processing Society (SPS). With its developments, Signal Processing will continue to adapt and serve these new advances, as it has so admirably done in the past. View full abstract»

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  • Control Engineering and the Professional Societies: The Early Days in International Context

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    By the time control engineering emerged as a coherent body of knowledge and practice (during and just after WW2) professional engineering societies had existed for many decades. Since control engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of the profession, new sections devoted to control were quickly established within the various existing technical societies. In addition, some new bodies devoted spe... View full abstract»

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  • Creating the IEEE Code of Ethics

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    The origins of the IEEE Code of Ethics can be traced back to 1906 when the president of AIEE gave an address that led to the creation of a "Code of Principles of Professional Conduct," adopted in 1912. Following the 1963 merger of AIEE and IRE, a new code of ethics for IEEE was adopted in 1974 and revised in 1979 and 1987. In 1990 a shorter code was adopted, with content and wording more appropria... View full abstract»

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  • Cuerpo de Telegrafos: First Attempts to Create a Professional Body for Electrical Communications in Spain

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    The Body of Telegraphists ("Cuerpo de Telegrafos", in Spanish) was established in Spain in 1856 in order to operate the electric telegraph service and later to develop a national-wide telegraph network. The origins of this professional body and the way it was formed with people from the optical telegraphy field of activity will be described. It will also be explained how these people were educated... View full abstract»

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  • Differentiation of Medical Electronics in Organization of the IRE and AIEE

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    The decade before the January 1963 merger of the Institute of Radio Engineers, combining the Society of Wireless Telegraph Engineers and the Wireless Technical Institute in 1912, and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, founded in 1884, was a time of internationalization, computing applications, and journal start-ups. Organizational differentiation and integration related to technical s... View full abstract»

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  • EMB History to Increase Health Technology Literacy in the General Public for Improved Health World Wide

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    History provides common access to technology for both technical and non technical persons and for youngsters. Placed in an historical context complex health technology and health care can be more understandable and therefore more accessible to the general public; technical persons can understand past health technology advances to help propel the field. History is a reference for experts disguised ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Professional Societies in Italy: A Historical Perspective

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    The history of professional societies is examined starting with the medieval Corporations and Universities, through the Renaissance, the scientific revolution, the industrial revolution and the birth of the electromagnetism and its applications, up to the foundation of national professional associations at the end of the XIX century with the emergence of the IEEE as an international institution. I... View full abstract»

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