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IEEE HS Student Paper Contest

Az IEEE HS minden évben pályázatot hirdet felsőoktatási intézmények hallgatói számára "Student Paper Contest" címmel. A pályázaton a felhívásban megjelölt időszakban készült, az IEEE szakterületi spektrumába tartozó magyar vagy angol nyelvű szakmai cikkek és dolgozatok vehetnek részt, amelyeknek szerzői magyar felsőoktatási intézmények jogviszonnyal rendelkező hallgatói. Közös szerzőség esetén több hallgató is pályázhat ugyanazzal a művel, legfeljebb három főig. A pályázatnak nem feltétele az IEEE tagság. A pályázat nem zárja ki a máshol publikált, akár már máshol díjazott műveket sem. A témavezetővel vagy más közismert, hallgatói jogviszonnyal nem rendelkező társszerzővel közös cikk csak akkor fogadható el, ha a pályázó hallgató(k) neve a szerzői listában előbb szerepel, mint a közismert társszerző neve.

Kategóriák:

- tudományos folyóirat cikkek

- tudományos konferencia cikkek

- TDK dolgozatok

- projektmunkák

A pályázatokat az IEEE HS elnöke által felkért bíráló bizottság rangsorolja, amely alapján az IEEE HS elnöke dönt az odaítélt díjakról. Az elismerés formája angol nyelvű oklevél, amelyet az IEEE HS elnöke és az Awards & Recognition Chair ír alá. A díj átadására az IEEE HS egyik kiemelt rendezvényén kerül sor. Az évente kiadható díjak száma nincs korlátozva.

Díjazás: I. helyezés: 30e Ft, II. helyezés 20e Ft, III. helyezés: 10e Ft

A pályázaton a 2017. évben megjelent vagy megjelenésre elfogadott művek vehetnek részt.

A pályázatokat PDF formátumban kell benyújtani a lamar.krisztian@kvk.uni-obuda.hu email címen.

Benyújtási határidő: 2017. december 15.

Elbírálás és értesítés: 2018. január 10.

Kovács Levente - elnök, IEEE HS

Lamár Krisztián - Awards & Recognition Chair, IEEE HS

IEEE Day 2017 in Hungary

We have celebrated the 30th anniversary of IEEE Hungary Section. Many respectable honoured the event with their participation. Oussama Khatib and Imre J. Rudas was awarded with Rudolf Kalman Award, Tibor Vámos and Péter Arató was granted with IEEE HS 2017 Excellence Award. Afterwards, the former and the reigning board members received a commemorative medal for their devoted work.

Oussama Khatib has held an interesting presentation about Human-Robot collaboration. This was followed by the presentation of the newly awarded Professor Honoris Causas: Huijun Gao, Viorel-Aurel Serban, Ivan Gutman and the honorary professor presentations by Clara Ionescu and Michael E. Auer.

We are grateful for honoured audience for the participation, we are looking forward to see everyone on the next upcoming IEEE event.

More photos on the facebook page of IEEE HS 

Report in Bratislava Region8 MD Team Workshop

The Region8 MD Team has recently organized an Membership Development Workshop in Bratislava, Slovakia on May 19-20.

The Workshop was very well attended with 25 participants from 20 countries within the Region 8 and the post event feedback suggested an extremely positive outcome!

The participants were welcomed to the venue on Friday afternoon.

That first day sessions included basic introduction to R8 and Membership development, with the host section presentation. Later the team was guided to a beautiful city tour followed by an exquisite networking dinner.

The second day was filled with MD focused presentations, interactive sessions and brainstorming sessions. Everyone participated to the fullest and managed to learn from each other. Towards the end, a comprehensive joint action plan was generated which all the MDO’s agreed to take it to their respective sections and implement according to their own needs and customized requirements.

Current MDW was an amazing and a successful event that will go long ways in ensuring enhanced membership with the region, many thanks for all attendees and congratulations for the Czechoslovakia Section, that done a great job hosting MDW!

More similar workshops will be planned next years as well, so please consider the opportunity to join us in future!

The IEEE Hungary Section was represented by György Eigner (IEEE HS Board Member).
Besides the official part of the meeting György was working on to strengthen the connections between the HS and the other sections in Region 8.

Good news for Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, that the IF is 0.745 according to JCR2016.

It is very important for all scientific journals to receive impact factor. Thomson Reuters has just been released the JCR list, which proves that the IF for Acta Polytechnica Hungarica increased from 0.544 to 0.745.

Special thanks to all authors, reviewers and editors to do their best in order to keep the journal’s good standard and high level.

All papers can be found on the website http://uni-obuda.hu/journal.

IEEE PES HU application success

by István Vokony

The IEEE PES HU chapter in cooperation with other organizations applied for a competition to get funds to bring the 21st century and electricity for those kinds of families who are living in extreme poverty.
In the European Union, Central-Eastern Europe, there are still households in Hungary which are suffering from energy poverty in the 21st Century. That means after paying the bills, penough money left to cover other living expenses. In Hungary, one third of households fall into the category of energy poverty, hundreds of thousands of consumers have a shortage of electricity over a 30-day period, and most of them have no electricity supply at all. These families have a real dilemma to either eat or light up. The families spends for candles at least 20 to 25$ a month for lighting, while nearly 40% of the population lives below the subsistence level; i.e. less than 210$ each person per month.

The Lightbringers program is aiming to give these families a real, instant-positive impact in the monthly budget:

 Solar powered, island-operating LED light systems: we do not build anything that is connected to the electrical grid, instead we use solar panels and battery storage, which is not only capable of delivering indirect and direct light in every room, but also all USB ports are charging a rechargeable device (e.g., a mobile phone, a pocket radio);

 training people who are capable of installing, maintaining, and repairing the system, who can gain useful knowledge over a weekend, irrespective of age, gender, and prior education;

 we are developing predictable and community funding models in which the local community is able to pre-finance the tools from its existing scarce resources that will immediately change the family's budget in the first month after installation

The solution of Lightbringers has been installed in almost 50 buildings, and app. 20 people have been trained until today!

Our plan is to improve 25 more buildings and lay down the foundations of a community funding model.

IYCE’17 – Young Professionals Career Development Workshop 

by Dávid Kertész,  László Pintér and Dániel Veres

Professor Károly Veszprémi is the vice rector for education of Budapest University of Technology and Economics and also a professor of the Department of Electric Power Engineering. He is responsible of PhD education. He held a lecture about career development starting with the different paths in Academics: becoming a member of an education staff or becoming a researcher. There are many circumstances and challenges in this field. The number are increasing in the previous years due to devaluated in some extent, the high demand of the universities. He think every university needs PhD students, it has also economical benefits.

 In the Hungarian education system there’re three levels: BSc, MSc and PhD. Just for a year the latter one have been extended to 8 semesters instead of 6. Anyone of course can continue for habilitation, the Doctor of Academy – or Doctor of Science, DSc, which is a Hungarian specialty –, while the last degree is called “Member of Academy”, which is required to become a professor at the BUTE. The aim of a doctoral degree is to become education or research staff member. The academic career can be developed only in this way, Professor Veszprémi also mentioned, that it is a ticket to the scientific blood stream.

 Of course many benefits come with academic career. With more qualifications anyone will have more opportunities, new knowledge. In the opinion of our lecturer, PhD is about pursuing knowledge for the passion of acquiring knowledge. With PhD, the students can manage their ability to use critical and innovative thinking to solve and learn, how to approach problems.

 He closed his thoughts with industry. The education is driven by the industry, especially in engineering education. The University just established a new position, called industry professor. He showed some typical example, when students did PhD parallel with industry, also one, when industry came after academic career.

Anikó Karl is the head of the Human Resources division at the Hungarian Independent Transmission Operator Company (MAVIR). MAVIR is operating in accordance with the ITO (Independent Transmission Operator) model. The company is responsible for maintaining the capacity balance of the national electricity system and for balancing deviations of the balancing groups from planned targets. Anikó held a lecture about the carrier self-development at MAVIR.

 Anikó started her presentation with some questions and statements about our „dream job”:

 •   First, we have to find what does make us happy. What is important for us?

 •   How can we motivate anybody? What would we like to work? We have to find this job at the beginning of the road! We should always think about our dreams.

 •   There are a lot of things, in which we can be good, but we have to find one field of our interest, in which we should be the number one, the best.

 If you would like to work at MAVIR, you have the option to try more departments, before you choose the best one for you. Meanwhile you will acquire the technical and organizing knowledge, the ability of problem solving and the responsibility for the company. Then you have the chance to walk your way and improve your carrier at MAVIR.

The final part of the presentation was held about typical traps of working for a multinational company, if you work as an individual contributor, as a manager, or as a business unit leader. As an individual contributor, you have to always focus on goal fulfillment, make your job well prioritized, show humility for work, sought for continuous development and never think, that you are too important as an expert. How to manage others? If you came from an other company, you can’t continue same strategies as earlier. You have to always pay attention for your colleagues and for future planning. Listen to your colleagues opinion, don’t overwhelmed by your own expertise and experience. Never correct the mistakes made by your staff, instead of teach or develop them, and show them their mistakes.

 As a business unit leader you can fall in trouble with ease, if you can’t find or maintain synergies with other areas of expertise, if there is no direct relationship with the level at which execution takes place, if you don’t pay enough attention to forming a strong functional team, if one of the functions is biased, relies heavily on it and can’t maximize the contribution of all functions, if you focus on products and processes instead of making functional executives responsible, if the short-term approach remains dominant in its actions. It is not possible to let the work flow without direct control.

 After Aniko’s lecture we could talk to her about her experiences at MAVIR and the connection between MAVIR and the BUTE.

 The third lecture of the workshop was held by Dr. Ing. Peter Magyar, who is Fellow member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and he also has a Chair position in the Industry Applications Society (IAS) Chapters and Membership Department since 2009. He is member of IEEE since 1991, hence he has a big experience in IEEE activity and possibilities for young professionals regarding this organization.

 He started the lecture with some considerable questions, for instance “Is career development part of the education?” or “If yes, what is the value of the career development?”. First he defined the meaning of “engineer”. The role and the importance of this qualification in today’s energy industry were also mentioned. He informed us about how people could become an engineer. There is a way to learn things in an autodidactic way. A good example for this way is Steve Jobs, who is a talent-born visionary and it is needed to being successful without formal engineering education. During a traditional process, the first steps are the early childhood education, the primary education and secondary education. After these steps, students could continue their studies in universities in specific fields of science. After graduation, post-degree education is a good opportunity to improve the gained knowledge. The post-degree education is essentially the definition of career development. It is conducted by technical and/or scientific associations, profit and not-profit oriented organizations. After the introductory part of his lecture, Mr. Peter Magyar provided us information about IEEE and IAS role in career development.

 Basically it is good to know that IEEE provides 1/3 of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. More than 4 million documents are available for IEEE members in IEEE Xplore digital library. Annually more than 1800 conferences are supported or technically co-sponsored by IEEE. It means that more than five IEEE related conferences are going on parallel each day. IEEE and IAS have an online education system, for example, tutorials and webinars are accessible for members. IAS also has a Distinguished Lecturer Program. The lecturers could be invited for events, for example the BUTE SBC also invites lecturers regularly. IAS always supports innovative ideas, too. For instance, they organize student thesis contests and humanitarian project contest every year. Members of IAS could apply for these contests and IAS also provides possibility for students to travel to conferences. Finally, Mr. Peter Magyar concluded the lecture. His opinion is that the most valuable career development is the internship during university studies. It is also important to apply for the possibilities that non-profit organizations provide.

 All in all, every participant were satisfied about the topics and all of them talked with the lecturers after the YP Workshop. You can see some pictures about the event which was held as a unique program during the 6th International Youth Conference on Energy.

 Most of the attendees heard about the conference through IEEE newsletters and from colleagues. Then during the conference they participated on the Young Professionals Workshop. Young professionals arrived to our event to networking, growing their personal skills and to gain information about their future possibilities.