Inaugural IEEE VTS UKRI chapter meeting and presentations | Keith Nolan
ITRN 2011Chaired by Keith Nolan, CTVR Aug. 30th, 2011The Telecommunications Research Centre http://vts-ukri.orgwww.ctvr.ie
The Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) comprises engineers, scientists, students, and technicians, interested in advancing the theory and practice of electrical engineering as it applies to the following areas ◦ Land Transportation ◦ Railroad/Mass Transit ◦ Mobile Communications ◦ Vehicular Electrotechnology Equipment and Systems ◦ Land, Airborne and Maritime Mobile Services This new chapter will serve the more than 130 VTS members in the UK and Republic of Ireland Section of IEEE ◦ Key speakers and presentations ◦ Networking ◦ Highlight and promote the work of the membership ◦ Representations and support for member initiatives ◦ Driven by the members
What is a Chapter? ◦ A geographically-based group of the members of an IEEE society (VTS in this case) ◦ Has to have at least 12 supporting signatures from members of the society within the geographic area of the Chapter ◦ Must maintain at least 10 members ◦ Helps for various reasons if a chapter corresponds to the local ―section‖ of the IEEE There is a UKRI section of the IEEE Strong and productive links between the UK and RI, so it makes sense for the VTS Chapter to be UKRI too
◦ Chapter must hold at least two meetings per year◦ Meetings can take a (very) wide variety of forms, e.g., Formal lectures Dinner meetings with an after dinner speaker Field trips to industry sites Breakfast meetings with a speaker Tutorial sessions Social events (picnics, pizza parties, etc.) Workshops or symposia technical visits Technical lectures to electrical engineering and computer students Joint meetings with other technical groups Among others...
Time Event Location10.30am - 12.30pm Presentations ORB1011pm - 2pm Lunch Staff dining hall2pm – 4pm EV Project Showcase ORB101 & Technology Discussions6.30pm - 8.30pm Pre‐conference City Hall LaunchHousekeeping:Please sign the attendance register
Presenter TopicJames Rohan Materials utilised in lithium batteries and future possibilitiesMartin Glavin Connaught Automotive Research (CAR) GroupFrazer McKimm Small screen high performance interfacesDirk Pesch Wireless sensors for vehicular networksBrendan Finn Using ITS to achieve the potential of public transportMazhar Bari Printed solar arrays, FP7 project SMARTOPKeith Nolan Next steps
Tasks ◦ Define chapter structure and officers ◦ Seek volunteers Encourage and increase active membership VTS UKRI website ◦ Publish today’s presentations ◦ Showcase members’ projects ◦ Facilitate the creation of links between members (e.g., online profiles) ◦ Further ideas? Proposals for the next meeting—email call ◦ Location, date and format ◦ Topics to cover ◦ Member presentations