Second Meeting of 2003 of Chapter Operations Committee
Second Meeting of 2003 of Chapter Operations Committee was held on Nov.19 from 14:00 at the Kousai Kaikan.
Japan Council Officers, Chapter Operations Committee Officers and 35 Chapter Chairs (or Deputies) out of40
Following confirmation of the previous committee meeting minutes and report from Japan Council, Chapter Operations Committee reported on Chapter support status and proposed rewriting of “Points of Attention regarding the Approach and Operation of Chapter Support” and “IEEE Chapter Operations Committee Meeting Business Traveling Expense Revision”. Each Chapter gave activity report from June to November 2003.
Chapter Operations Committee provides support for establishing Section Chapters through visits by Chair Ishikawa and Committee Officers to grasp the current status and to exchange views. From June to September, visits to Chairs of 7 Chapters were made.
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Fourth Meeting of Tokyo Section Executive Committee of 2003
Fourth Meeting of Tokyo Section Executive Committee of 2003 was held on Dec. 5 at the conference room on the 28th floor of the KDDI HQ building（Garden Air Tower）.
At the meeting, the draft minutes of the Third Meeting of Tokyo Section Executive Committee of 2003 was reported and approved. Regarding the Tokyo Section Office lease contract, to submit proposal to the Third Meeting of IEEE Japan Council Committee of 2003, to be convened on Dec.15, to alter the name of leaseholder of the new lease contract from Tokyo Section to Japan Council was approved.
Secretary Matsushima reported the intention to prepare towards realizing student
exchange activity in 2004 based on the sister section relationship with the Boston
section. To request cooperation also from the Japan Council Student Activities Committee was affirmed to enable open student participation from other Sections in Japan. Treasurer Sezaki reported on 2003 account closing estimates. Budget draft of 2004 was presented and approved.
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Third Meeting of IEEE Japan Council Committee of 2003
Third Meeting of IEEE Japan Council Committee of 2003 was held on Dec.15 from 15:00 at the conference room on the 28th floor of the KDDI HQ Building（Garden Air Tower）.
At the Committee meeting, 2003 Japan Council activity report was given following the report and approval of the draft minutes of the Second Meeting of IEEE Japan Council Committee of 2003. Other major discussion and reporting items were as follows;
Chapter Operations Committee reported on Chapter support status and proposed rewriting of “Points of Attention regarding the Approach and Operation of Chapter Support” and “IEEE Chapter Operations Committee Meeting Business Traveling Expense Revision”, which were discussed and approved.
Tokyo Section’s proposal on altering the name of leaseholder from Tokyo Section to Japan Council for the new lease contract to match rent payer and leaseholder together with expensing deposit from Japan Council was discussed and approved.
Upon Tokyo Section’s request for cooperation from Japan Council on conducting student exchange activity in 2004, based on the Sister Section Agreement between Tokyo and Boston sections, to carry out student activity exchange centered by Student Activities Committee was affirmed.
Treasurer Sezaki reported on 2003 account closing estimates. The method of account item posting of deposits, in connection with the alteration of name of leaseholder of the office lease contract, to be left to the entire discretion of the Treasurer was approved. Budget draft of 2004 was presented and approved.
Committee member Ohno gave a participation report on IEEE History Committee/ Trustees Meeting by providing a report on IEEE History Center activity including information on IEEE Milestone. The briefing also covered such items as IEEE Virtual Museum.
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Region 10 Annual General Meeting 2003 Participation Report
Region 10 Annual General Meeting 2003, held for 2 days on Oct. 10(Friday) and on 11(Saturday) in Penang Malaysia, was attended respectively by Chair Yasuda and Vice Chair Murakami from the Tokyo Section, Secretary Matsushima and Treasurer Sezaki from Japan Council. 77 participants from IEEE and Region 10 attended the Annual General Meeting.
Participants hold the impression that the meeting was well prepared to provide an overview understanding of IEEE Regional Activity through the large turnout and active discussions in all of the numerous sessions organized, ranging from guidance sessions to regional theme specific sessions.
2003 IEEE Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop in Japan Council
Student Activities Committee held 2003 IEEE Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop on Oct. 31 from 11:30 to 17:30 at Yamaguchi University. This workshop was held to provide an overall understanding on IEEE and its system as a society and on student branch activity as its main theme. 33 participants from 14 university Student Branches attended the workshop.
Activity reports from each student branch and group discussions by student members were conducted. A lecture was given by Prof. Akinori Nishihara, well-versed in IEEE’s organization and activities, which provided a sufficient understanding on the positioning of student branches and the organization of IEEE. Active exchange among student branches provided profound reference to future activity plans. Student branch members enjoyed a both friendly and positive exchange with members from other student branches at the gathering held following the workshop.
Owing to the local arrangement support from Prof. Ikuo Awai of Yamaguchi University, the workshop held is expected to bring more future activity to the student branch.
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2003 Student Paper Contest Award Ceremony at the Tokyo Institute of Technology Student Branch
The Tokyo Institute of Technology Student Branch holds its Student Paper Contest every year. With the support from IEEE Tokyo Section, the Contest has invited papers in English again this year, which was entered by 11 applications. 17 faculty members of The Tokyo Institute of Technology volunteered to referee papers. 3 referees were assigned for each paper to grade the paper by a 5 score evaluation scale on 12 evaluation items. This evaluation item based paper referee form was drafted by students and formatted through joint discussions with faculty members. 3 papers were selected from the First to the Third Prize respectively by strict paper screening.
2003 Student Paper Contest Award Ceremony was held on Dec. 10 from 13:30 at The Tokyo Institute of Technology Ohokayama Campus South Building 3. The Award Ceremony was conducted with the presence of Prof. Shigehisa Arai, Dean of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The Tokyo Institute of Technology. Prizewinners were awarded the award certificate and prize money from Branch Counselor Prof. Akinori Nishihara. The award is expected to provide a springboard for fledging awardees by giving the sense of achievement and confidence. It was also impressive to observe applicants keenly reading referee comments on their papers when it was handed to all applicants.
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HISS-The 5th IEEE Hiroshima Student Symposium
IEEE Hiroshima Section held
the 5th IEEE Hiroshima Student Symposium for 2 days on Dec.13 and on 14 at the Junior High School and High School attached to Hiroshima University. This year marking the 5th HISS gathered an attendance of about 450 participants over the 2 day period.
Panel discussion titled “National Universities on the Move-view of the Future” was held on the theme of National Universities becoming Autonomous Administrative Institutions. This theme was observed to be of high interest to the audience, who spared the time to break for active exchange of views. The Research Laboratory Exhibition, mainly from the Chugoku region, introduced technology and research outcomes from 21 research labs at universities and for the first time planned corporate participation from 3 corporate research labs. 2 award contenders were selected by grading in the form of a questionnaire survey conducted after the exhibit tour. There were 114 applications to the paper contest through the extensive call for paper subscriptions from Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu. 1 HISS Grand Prize Research Award, 5 HISS Prize Research Awards, 1 HISS Grand Prize Presentation Award and 4 HISS Prize Presentation Awards were selected by 57 volunteer paper referee faculty members. HISS is organized by its active students in 5 prefectures of the Chugoku region. It has lived up to its theme of bridging university research activity and its research outcome to the society by bearing a major role in the penetration of university research activity and its research outcome into the society.
2004 New Fellows
2004 new Fellows. 11 from the Tokyo Section and 26 nationwide were newly elected to IEEE Fellow grade. (List of new Fellows in Japan)
We would like to express our wholehearted congratulations to the new IEEE Fellows.
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