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: amin.zribi.tn@ieee.org

 

 

Activities Calendar:

 

Apr
27
Thu
Impact of Renewable Energy Integration on Electrical Grids @ City: Tunis
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 12:00 am

The speaker is Mr. Tuan Tran-Quoc, Professor in Electrical Engineering in Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble and Scientific Manager and International Expert in CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives) in the field of Renewable Energy integration, Smart and Micro Grids and Energy Management.

Location:
Bldg: Mokhtar LAATIRI
National Engineers School of Tunis
Tunis, Tunis

Smart Grids and Micro Grids @ City: Tunis
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The speaker is Mr. Tuan Tran-Quoc, Professor in Electrical Engineering in Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble and Scientific Manager and International Expert in CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives) in the field of Renewable Energy integration, Smart and Micro Grids and Energy Management.

Location:
Bldg: Mokhtar LAATIRI
National Engineers School of Tunis
Tunis, Tunis

Apr
28
Fri
Contribution in the IoT Tunisia forum. @ City: Ariana
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

The chapter is involved in the national IoT competition under the IoT Tunisia forum: over 100 teams will participate, and 14 teams to be selectedin order to developtheir idea.

 

Location:
Chafaa hamrouni BP 545 – 3000 Sfax – Tunisia
Ariana, Ariana

HVDC Interconnexions: Review and Prospectives @ City: Tunis
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The speaker is Mr. Tuan Tran-Quoc, Professor in Electrical Engineering in Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble and Scientific Manager and International Expert in CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives) in the field of Renewable Energy integration, Smart and Micro Grids and Energy Management.

Location:
Bldg: Mokhtar LAATIRI
National Engineers School of Tunis
Tunis, Tunis

Apr
29
Sat
NASA Space Apps Sousse 2017 @ City: Tej Marhaba Hotel
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm

The NASA’s Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe collaborate and engage with publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges.

NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of government collaborators and over 170 local organizing teams across the globe.

 

 IEEE ISSAT Sousse Student Branch will be hosting the Challenge this year again ,that will be on 29-30 April 2017 at Tej-Marhaba Hotel, Sousse in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique Sousse.

Location:
Tej Marhaba Hotel, Sousse

Nasa Apps Challenge Nabeul
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: IT Business School

Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Because of citizens like you, we continue to grow each year. If you haven’t already, join us to share ideas and engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space. Work alone or with a team to solve challenges that could help change the world. Check back here to find a Space Apps event near you, or sign up to participate virtually. The event includes four topics : 

1. The Earth and Us

NASA Earth Science uses space-borne and aircraft measurements to help us characterize, understand, and predict variability and trends in Earth’s system for both research and specific applications.

2. Planetary Blues

Making up roughly 60% of the mass of our bodies and over 70% percent of the surface of the Earth, liquid and frozen water are naturally of interest to NASA as we search for water and life on other planets, and try to meet the increasing demands for freshwater here on Earth. 

3. Warning! Danger Ahead!

 

Natural disasters, like wildfires, earthquakes, and landslides, wreak havoc on the lives of people all over the world every year.  Additionally, many natural phenomena bring with them increased risks of deaths and illnesses from exposure to hazardous chemicals and pollutants, and the spread of communicable diseases. 

4. Our Ecological Neighborhood

 

NASA conducts explorations in search of life not only on other planets, but also to understand life right here on our home planet. The 18 Earth Science missions that orbit the Earth reveal clues about the environments and species that make up our ecological neighborhood, and help us answer questions about our biosphere.

Agenda:

April 29th
  1. Local Registration

  2. Challenge Kick-OFF

  3. Lunch Break

  4. Challenge Continued

  5. Coffee Break

  6. Challenge Continued

  7. Dinner Break

April 30th
  1. Day II Lunching

     

  2. Online Submissions

  3. Lunch Break

  4. Local Projects Evaluations

  5. Jury Deliberations

  6. Local Awards Ceremony

  7. Post Challenge Social

Location:
Room: 1-2
Bldg: Block A
IT Business School
Sidi Mahrsi, Avenue Dali Jazi
Nabeul, Unknown
8000

Tutorial – Data Centers: fundamentals and trends @ City: Sfax
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Computer Tunisia chapter

In IT industry there are many different kinds of Data Centers around the world. Users just wish more and more IT services mainly in cloud and what is it behind all this technology for supporting IT and cloud computing applications is for granted. But Data Center industry is very critical industry due to it supports companies using IT services such as banks and other financial system, government services, transport services by air or train, national security or many other industries depending on IT and crashing data center could represent a company´s death. So a very wide overview about Data Center´s complexity is offered dealing with data centers around the world including some cases in Latin America. In data centers industry standards are a very important components since the beginning of planning a data centers till the day by day operations, so some international standards are reviewed where IT and network communications are not the only one knowledge areas involved at data centers.

We will see a Data Center is not like any other in the world, each one is different and responds to very specific designs and industry needs. Nowadays Data Centers are the huge industry as in past the chemical industry was, due to people requires more and more computing power and storage than ever before; even in crisis time in 2016, data center industry is one of the most growing industries around the world. Finally, specific application´s Data Centers and future trends are exposed, showing some applications which will be very common in a near future.

Participants could obtain a wide approach about how Data Centers support the cloud computing from academic and industrial point of view, and will have a “top view”. Also participants will clarify some rolls for IT people inside Data Centers and after a worldwide view about the state of Data Center those for Latina America are reviewed in order to have a close perception to our region and will know some trends in industry but also which could be applied to the academic world. Participants will know how to difference between a data centers a just a computer hall.

This tutorial is oriented to all professional or graduated or ungraduated interested on IT&C (Information Technology and Communications). It is not easy students or academy members to have easy access to industrial Data Centers, mainly due to security restrictions, but also due to huge secrecy. Anyway, datacenters industry will be in brief the natural environment for many of IT&C future professionals coming from universities. Data Centers requires abilities from many different knowledge areas, even beyond IT&C such as air conditioning and energy, but this tutorial is oriented to offer a general view in datacenters and has an orientation to IT&C.

This 3 hours tutorial is composed of four parts:

Part I: Data centers and a worldwide distribution (1.5 hrs)

We begin with a very brief cloud computing revision, then data centers definition and elements conforming real data centers are reviewed, after a worldwide and a top view about this industry is offered.

Around the world in IT industry there are many different kinds of Data Centers. Common IT users wish more and more IT services mainly in cloud but what is it behind all this technology for supporting IT and cloud computing applications are not clear for them but even for IT professionals. Data centers technology for supporting modern IT industry is really complex, it´s like aeronautics industry, due to theoretically, failing is not an option, failing in data centers industry can crash other companies using IT services such as: a bank or any other financial system, government services, transport services by air or train, national security or many other industries depending on IT. Nowadays Data Centers are the huge industry as in past the chemical industry was, due to people requires more and more computing power and storage than ever before; even in crisis time in 2016, data center industry is one of the most growing industries around the world. Some videos are shown in order participants could have a better understanding about how real Data Center works. Also a pair of exercises are offered to participants.

Part II: Industry standards for Data Centers (0.5 hrs.)

Data center industry is a very complex, where people from many different discipline converge; so it’s a need to implement standards for each sub area in a data center. So we can find standards for building the full facilities, physical protection, standards for air conditioning, fire protection, electrical supply energy, communications, information technology infrastructure, security and governance. But also as in all industry, best practices frameworks are applied. UPTIME INSTITUTE and ICREA standards are briefly discussed, but also ISO/IEC 27000 and ISO/IEC 38000 and those for ASHRAE. Some short videos are shown in order participants could have a better understanding about how real Data Center works. Also an exercise is offered to participants.

Part III: Centros de datos en Latinoamérica (0.5 hrs.)

A review about data centers in Latin America is offered in order participants have a close perception about our region and reality, so a brief comparative is offered and discussed, but also real cases are discussed. Some videos are shown in order participants could have a better understanding about how real Data Center works in Latin America.

Part IV: Data centers for special cases and future trends (0.5 hrs.)

Finally, specific application´s Data Centers and future trends are exposed, showing some applications which will be very common in a near future, some could be of interest for academy but also for government and industry. Some specific and real cases are discussed.

Speaker(s): Ignacio Castillo,

Location:
National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS)
Sfax, Unknown

May
8
Mon
International Conference on Engineering & MIS (ICEMIS) @ City: Monastir
May 8 @ 8:00 am – May 10 @ 2:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: Mohsen Maraoui

The International Conference on Engineering & MIS 2017 will take place in Monastir, Tunisia, 08-10 May, 2017. The ICEMIS 2017 is organized by the International Association of Researchers (IARES), a non-profit international association for the researchers. The ICEMIS is co-sponsored by the Monastir University, Monastir, Tunisia. In addition, IEEE Tunisia Section and IEEE Tunisia SMC Chapter technically sponsor the ICEMIS 2017 that includes sessions and different tracks. Manuscriptedit.com, your online partner for English language editing, proofreading, medical writing, formatting, design & development and publication support services. ManuscriptEdit is the Media Partner of IEEE ICEMIS 2017 & ICET 2017 conference.

The conference has the focus on the frontier topics in the theoretical and applied engineering and MIS subjects. The ICEMIS conference serves as good platforms for our members and the entire engineering and MIS community to meet with each other and to exchange ideas. ICEMIS 2017 Conference will be held at the Roses Beach Hotel, Monastir, Tunisia. Note that the ICEMIS 2016 Conference was held at the Ibn Zohr University in Agadir, Morocco. The IEEE ICEMIS 2016 is available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library via the following link http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7725027. In addition, the ACM ICEMIS 2015 Conference was held at the İstanbul Kemerburgaz University in Istanbul, Turkey. The ACM ICEMIS 2015 is available at the ACM Digital Library via the following link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2832987&CFID=735444636&CFTOKEN=91296695

All submitted papers will be under peer review and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceeding. The abstracts will be indexed and available at major academic databases such as IEEE Xplore Digital Library, SCOPUS, and Google Scholar. In addition, Special issues will be published in some SCI and Scopus journals.

A number of joint sessions will be held in conjunction with the ICEMIS 2017 includes:

1. Session of Innovative Applications on Modern Devices – the Key Factor of Effective Education and Edutainment

2. Workshop on Software Engineering and Knowledge Discovery

3. Session on Social Computing and Cloud

4. Session on Civil Engineering & Architechural Engineering

5. Session on Smart Cities

6. Workshop on Internet of Things (IoT)

Location:
Monastir, Unknown

Jun
4
Sun
IEEE IAS Tunisia Chapter Members Meeting @ City: Tunisia
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
In our meeting we discussed the following points:
Negociate the strengths and weaknesses achieved over the past year
Planning of actions to be taken for the year 2017
How to promote and involve IEEE IAS members to become active
Make events, meeting, industrial visits…
 
 
 
 

Location:
Tunisia, Tunis

Aug
1
Tue
IEEE Middle East Student Branch and Young Professional Congress @ City: ariana
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 12:00 am

MESYP is an international IEEE congress that brings together engineering students and young professionals in order to provide technical enrichment and a cultural exchange. MESYP is organized by the IEEE INSAT Student Branch, and will be held in Tunisia during August 2017 with the main goal of gathering more than 200 participants from the middle east and North Africa for a professional and cultural new experience.

Location:
ariana, Tunis