Newsletter

It is a great pleasure to share with you the IEEE Tunisia section newsletters. It provides an excellent opportunity to present news and events related to IEEE, as well as activities carried out by the chapters, affinity groups, student branches, student chapters, and WIE student affinity groups in greater detail.

In this occasion, I take the opportunity to remind you that the IEEE Tunisia Section aims to spread IEEE Activities to all corners of the country by educational and technical activities, human networking, and to develop technology and its applications for humanitarian challenges. Please don’t hesitate to contact your section officers if you need any help.

Issues:

For volunteers: The IEEE Tunisia section newsletter will be out 3 – 4 times per year, so don’t hesitate to send us your activities report in order to share your successful events with IEEE Tunisia section members.
The deadline for the next issue is February 15, 2017.

 

Newsletter Editor:
Amin Zribi

ISET’Com

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Activities Calendar:

 

Sep
27
Thu
Pitch Your Skills @ City: Sfax
Sep 27 @ 9:08 am – Sep 30 @ 7:08 pm

Co-sponsored by: National Engineering School of Sfax

The National Engineering School of Sfax in collaboration with IEEE ENIS Student Branch are delighted to launch the first edition of Pitch your Skill, Which will be taking place at the Sfax International Fair on  the 27th – 30th of September.

Pitching skills are vital for getting a dream job, successfully sustaining employment or starting your own venture and as simple as it seems but we often get flustered when under pressure.

Pitch Your Skill is a competition where every participant is asked to prepare a poster and a pitch about their competence, experiences and skills.

On the 27th of September participants will benefit from a training session animated by an expert to teach them how to share their expertise and credentials quickly and effectively.

Exciting prizes await the winners ! 
Remebrer ” Being competitive wasn’t enough. We had to be compelling.”

Location:
Sfax National Fair
Sfax, Sfax

Sep
30
Sun
World Robot Olympiad – Tunisia @ City: Sfax
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Tunisia Section, IEEE RAS Tunisia Section Chapter

WRO-Tunisia’2018 aims to promote the development of robotics in Tunisia through bringing together primary and secondary and university students as well as robotics experts to exchange ideas and share problem solving strategies pertaining to robotics.

WRO-Tunisia’2018 will be organized on 30th September 2018 in the Sfax International Fair.

The judges will select the best team respecting and fulfilling the WRO material requirements to be qualified to the finals of 15th World Robot Olympiad (WRO), that will be organized in Chiang Mai (Thailand) on 16-18 November 2018.

This year’s WRO theme is Food Matters, it focusses on the way we grow, share and consume food.

Categories

  1. Regular Category
    1. Elementary (Primary) School (<=12 years)
    2. Junior High (Middle) School (13-15 years)
    3. Senior (Secondary) School (16-19 years)
  2. Open Category
    1. Elementary (Primary) School (<=12 years)
    2. Junior High (Middle) School (13-15 years)
    3. Senior (Secondary) School (16-19 years)
  3. WRO Football (10-19 years)
  4. Advanced Robotics Challenge (17-25 years)

WRO:  http://wro2018.org/

Location:
Sfax International Fair
Sfax, Sfax

World Robot Olympiad (WRO) – Tunisian Qualifications @ City: Sfax
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Tunisia Section

Robotics is a wonderful platform for learning 21st century skills. Solving robotic challenges encourages innovation and develops creativity and problem solving skills in students. Because robotics crosses multiple curricular subjects, students must learn and apply their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, math, and computer programming.
The most rewarding part of designing robots is that students have fun. They work together as a team, discovering their own solutions. Coaches guide them along the way, then step back to allow them their own victories and losses. Students thrive in this supportive and immersive environment, and learning occurs as naturally as breathing air.
At the end of the day, at the end of a fair competition, students can say they did their best, they learned, and they had fun.

WRO-Tunisia’2018 will be organized on 30th September 2018 in the Sfax International Fair. To participate in the WRO 2018 Tunisian qualifications, teams should register by 31 August 2018 at 23:59 Tunis time. Registration to the WRO-Tunisia is FREE. <link>

WRO-Tunisia’2018 aims to promote the development of robotics in Tunisia through bringing together primary and secondary and university students as well as robotics experts to exchange ideas and share problem solving strategies pertaining to robotics.

The judges will select the best team respecting and fulfilling the WRO material requirements to be qualified to the finals of 15th World Robot Olympiad (WRO), that will be organized in Chiang Mai (Thailand) on 16-18 November 2018. Each participant of a qualified team for WRO finals in Thailand should plan to pay the registration fees for WRO 2018 and pay his/her travel expenses to Thailand. Qualified teams are encouraged to look for sponsors in advance. http://wro2018.org/

Location:
Bldg: Sfax International Fair
Sfax, Sfax

Oct
1
Mon
PES Week @ City: Sfax
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 9:08 pm

The PES week is an event hosted by the National Engineering School of
Sfax and organized by IEEE ENIS PES SBC aimed to introduce PES’s
mission on a larger scale. Furthermore, it will highlight the importance of
renewable energy and create a new generation concerned by all its
technical characteristics.

Location:
Sfax, Sfax

Nov
19
Mon
The Future of Health and Wellness Empowered by IoT Collaborative Technologies @ City: Hammam Sousse
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Communications Society, ComSoc Tunisia Chapter, IEEE Tunisia Section, and ISITCOM

Several technologies such as sensors, wearables, connectivity, big data/analytics and apps are converging advancing both the healthcare and wellness at an accelerating rate. This cycle is bound to disrupt the delivery of services engaging individuals in a way that was not feasible before.

Smart connectivity among care providers, empowering IoT and delivering a greater impact and advance services to multiple markets by 2020’s.

This summit will introduce the concept and vision of IoT and architectural evolution impacting many markets such as home, health, automotive, enterprise, transportation and infrastructure. This will be enriched by several examples.

The talk will focus on advancement of technology and impact on healthcare and wellness exploring current and emerging solutions at hospitals, clinics, care centers and homes. Solution building blocks include sensing, aggregation, and data analytics. Examples of some of the adjacent technologies such as 3D, Robot, Drone and Wearables will be highlighted. Finally the talk will conclude with some of the factors and challenges to deliver scalable solutions, delivering better quality of services and experience. These include development platforms, 5G, virtualization, collaborative applications and security.

The proposed program include the following segments:
a) IoT Empowering smart connectivity for healthcare and wellness
b) Examples of current and future smart solution for healthcare and Wellness
c) Challenges and consideration for an integrated delivery and support system

 

Location:
Bldg: ISITCOM
Higher Institute of Computer and Communication Technics
Hammam Sousse, Sousse

Dec
2
Sun
I have a Dream @ City: Sfax
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE HAC: IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee

Generally, in Tunisia children who live in neglected regions and who grow up in
orphanages quit school. So our event aims to encourage these children to continue
their studies, make them aware of the importance of education for their future,
build ambitions and pursue their dreams.

Location:
Sfax, Sfax

Dec
16
Sun
6th IEEE Tunisian Students and Young Professionals Congress (TSYP) @ City: tba
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Tunisia Section and IEEE INSAT Student Branch

The Tunisian Students and Young Professionals Congress (TSYP) is the IEEE Tunisia section’s Annual Meeting where more than 700 engineering students from several Tunisian public and private universities, as well as young professionals, gather together to learn further details about the IEEE technical, professional, and education benefits; and to discuss the future engineering challenges worldwide and in Tunisia.

The purpose of this event is to help undergraduate, graduate students, and young professionals gain further insight, enabling exchange of knowledge and skills.

The program will includes technical, professional, educational, and social activities. Sessions will be presented by highly qualified national and international speakers.

The IEEE TSYP is also the unique event which bring several IEEE student branches to interact, to collaborate, and to increase effective networking.

The program also include  a competition between IEEE student branches in Tunisia in order to select the student branch which will organize the next IEEE Tunisian Students and Young Professionals congress.

The congress is your opportunity to:

  • Learn more about IEEE
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Enhance your soft skills
  • Share skills, methods and insights
  • Boost your leadership skills
  • Participate in competitions
  • Exchange ideas, experiences and thoughts
  • Create value by implementing new ideas
  • Most of all, just have FUN!

Past congresses were organized by all student branches on 2013, by ENIS SB on 2014, by INSAT SB on 2015, by ULT SB on 2016, and by ENIS on 2017.

Looking forward to meet you soon!

Location:
tba, Unknown

Dec
19
Wed
International Days on Pedagogical Innovation JIP’2018 @ City: sousse
Dec 19 @ 8:00 am – Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm

The International Days on pedagogical innovation in higher education JIP’2018 are an opportunity for debates and exchanges between teachers, professionals of training and researchers on higher education pedagogy and educational technologies with the aim of sharing their experiences and valorization of their pedagogical innovation practices.

Location:
sousse, Sousse