24th to 26th April 2015

-Polytechnic School, University of Alcala

-Telecommunications School of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Campus Sur

Information


News

12/02/2015

Welcome to the 4th edition of ISBC! As you can see, some parts of the content are not available yet. We will post more information about the schedule, registration and so on as soon as possible.

 


Venues

 

UPM Campus Sur - Telecommunications School of Polytechnic University of Madrid

This faculty is part of the UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), where assistants will be during the first and the second day of the congress. Students of this school could complete from grade to doctorate in several telecommunication areas such as Telematics, Electronics, Telecommunication Systems and Sound and Image.

 

More information: www.etsist.upm.es?idioma=EN

 

UPM Campus Sur - Telecommunications School of Polytechnic University of Madrid

 

Polytechnic School of Alcalá de Henares University

This faculty is part of Alcalá de Henares University where assistants will assist during the last event day. Students of this school could complete from grade to doctorate in several degrees such as Telecommunications, Industrial or Computer Systems engineering.

 

More information (only available in Spanish language): http://www.uah.es/escuela-politecnica/

 

Generic information of University available in English language: https://portal.uah.es/portal/page/portal/portal_internacional/

 

Polytechnic School of Alcalá de Henares University

 

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is expected to be at el Casino Restaurant, situated in the heart of Alcalá de Henares city. This moment will be a great opportunity to make new friends and contacts, improving the experience of the event.

 

Accommodation

Ciudad Residencial Universitaria of Alcalá de Henares University

We have chosen the residence to accommodate assistants. It is really close to one of the schools where the event will be held.

 

If you desire, you can check more information and directions here


How to arrive

Map

 

There are several ways to get to the accomodation, although you should go first to Campus Sur of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. There are several ways to get there:

 

If you arrive to Madrid by airplane

Using Cercanías:

 Take line C1 to one of the following stations:

  Chamartín

  Nuevos Ministerios

  Recoletos

  Atocha

 At any of those stations, you should take line C2 (Guadalajara direction) or C7 (Alcalá de Henares direction).

 

Using underground:

 Take line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios station

 Take line 6 to Pacífico station

 Take line 1 to Sierra de Guadalupe (Congosto direction)

 

 

If you arrive to Madrid by train

To get to Telecommunications School of Campus Sur of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

There are two main stations in Madrid, Chamartín and Atocha.From any of the stations, there are different ways to get to the destination:

Using Cercanías:

 At any of the stations, you should take line C2 (Guadalajara direction) or C7 (Alcalá de Henares direction), getting of the train at Vallecas station.

Using underground:

 At any of the stations, take line 1 to Sierra de Guadalupe (Congosto direction).

 

 

If you arrive to Madrid by bus

Using Cercanías:

 Take line C-1, C-7 or C-10 to Atocha Station. Even taking line C-7, remember to get off the train at Atocha station unless the train's final stop is Alcalá de Henares.

 At Atocha Station, take line C2 (Guadalajara direction) or C7 (Alcalá de Henares direction).

 

Using underground:

 Take line 6 to Pacífico station

 Take line 1 to Sierra de Guadalupe (Congosto direction)

Get to know Madrid and Alcalá de Henares

Madrid is not only a beautiful city but is also known by its history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, and trade.It has all the charm of cities which happily cohabit with their river. You can stroll along the Manzanares park, walk over the historical city centre or arrive to any part of the city using the green cyclist route.

 

Alcalá de Henares, considered as World Heritage, is also a kown city because of the illustrious writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quijote. It also has a beautiful historical center that could be easily visited on foot.

 

Madrid and Alcalá de Henares know how to make you feel welcome and you will remember your staying.

 

 

Important information

Be Sharp

Please follow the timetables strictly and arrive in time to every event. Participants getting in and out during any of the activities distract both attendees and speakers.

 

Dress Code

There is no dress code during the time of the event. However, for the gala dinner we would like you to dress more formally. Suit up or just put on your fancy clothes and have fun in that memorable night.

 

Behaviour

This event is intended to be as friendly as possible so we do not impose any strict rules as we trust every attendant will behave accordingly. Nonetheless, we will not tolerate harassment of any kind, being it verbal or physical. Any participant that infringes this conduct will be expelled. We hope that everyone has a pleasant time without trouble.

Workshops

Under construction

Productivity Workshop

Nowadays we live constantly under threats that target our attention and we just succumb to them, keeping us from doing our work and achieving our goals. However there are a lot of people that understood that our attention is one of the most valuable assets we have and with the right mindset we all can become super achievers.

This workshop is all about producitivity, how to get your things done efficiently and take the most of your time and energy each day.

 

David Dias

David Dias

David is a Communication Networks Engineer, taking now a Masters on Cloud Computing, P2P networks and Mobile applications at IST,. He is, as well, an IEEE Volunteer serving as IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassador for Region 8(EMEA) and the Google Student Ambassador for Europe representing Portugal. David has been developing Productivity techniques for almost 3 years now, being awarded in the last year with a scholarship to deepen his research.

TISP Get Practical Workshop

The TISP (Teacher In-Service Program) get practical workshop aims to show how to support the teaching of science, technology and mathematics in all pre-university schools. In this workshop, participants will know more about the Pre-University Works initiatives with a hands-on activity on TISP. All the attendees will feel the true TISP experience and know more about TISP 2.0 and how it can help strengthen the ties between pre-university schools and their university institutions as well as spreading IEEE and engineering awareness throughout their local community.

The participants will be trained in order to be able to organize TISP workshops and initiatives throughout their region, becoming TISP Champions.

The session will be presented by Efthymia Arvaniti (Student Representative of Greece Section) and Rui Costa (Educational Activities Coordinator of Portugal Section) both Ad Hoc members to the IEEE Region 8 Pre-University Works Sub-Committee.

 

Rui Costa

Rui Costa

Rui Costa is a masters students finalist in Networks and Communications Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), of the Technical University of Lisbon, having as main research and thesis topic Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks. IEEE member since 2011, has been vice-chair for technical activities from the past two execute committees, creating, coordinating and proliferating several successfully projects, and also part of the organizing committees of several of the most successful branch initiatives and events of the past two years. Currently, is the founder and coordinator of the NIC funded project, IEEE-X Academic. Also, he is serving as an Ad-hoc member to the IEEE Region 8 Pre-University Works Sub-Committee, and appointed as member of the IEEE Region 8 Educational Activities Sub-Committee.


 

Efthymia Arvaniti

Efthymia Arvaniti

Efthymia Arvaniti is an undergraduate student at the University of Central Greece, Dpt of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics with main scientific interest in Computer Science and Neuroengineering. She has been an IEEE member since 2008, and Chair of the IEEE UCG Student Branch at 2010-2011 and part of the Organising Committee of several IEEE events since 2008. She is currently the Greece Section Student Representative and Coordinator of the Young-Scientist's-Corner-Initiative in Greece. Also, she serves as Vice-Coordinator and Ambassadress at the IEEE X-Academic Project, founded and coordinated by Rui Costa. For 2013 she is aappointed as an Ad Hoc member to the IEEE Region 8 Pre-University Works Sub-Committee and as the Student Branch Coordinator at the Region8 Student Activities Committee.

Why should we aim for the stars as IEEE volunteers?

Nowadays, some IEEE student branches sense the lack of ambition in their volunteers. Despite the fact that some local activities are performed, IEEE offers the possibility for students to create such amazing and limitless activities that some volunteers are unaware of. This presentation will focus in inspiring students to be ambitious in creating projects and initiatives for IEEE that can affect positively their lives and the lives of others in their community and throughout the world.

 

Rui Costa

Rui Costa

Rui Costa is a masters students finalist in Networks and Communications Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), of the Technical University of Lisbon, having as main research and thesis topic Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks. IEEE member since 2011, has been vice-chair for technical activities from the past two execute committees, creating, coordinating and proliferating several successfully projects, and also part of the organizing committees of several of the most successful branch initiatives and events of the past two years. Currently, is the founder and coordinator of the NIC funded project, IEEE-X Academic. Also, he is serving as an Ad-hoc member to the IEEE Region 8 Pre-University Works Sub-Committee, and appointed as member of the IEEE Region 8 Educational Activities Sub-Committee.

How To Keep The Lights ON

Very complex power systems have been built to satisfy increasing demand of electrical power supply. To design the power system that provides the secure power supply; it requires different aspects including different studies: Steady State, Dynamic State Simulation and Electromagnetic Transients Study. Distribution systems, with Distributed Generation (DG) increase, have been changed significantly in operation and safety of public and equipment. Therefore, power system protection schemes become more complex due to changes in system behavior and power flow under short-circuit conditions.

 

Meliha B. Selak

Meliha B. Selak

Meliha B. Selak is a Specialist Engineer in Electrical Power Systems with BC Hydro Utility. She has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Sarajevo and has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of power systems engineering including utility protection, research & development, project management and consulting on international projects. Prior to joining BC Hydro in 2000, she worked as a research engineer in the Power System Group at the University of British Columbia on Real-Time Power System Simulator in connection with EMTP. After graduation for the University, she was with Energoinvest, Sarajevo for 18 years. Her technical activities include power system protection and control applications, power system analysis, evaluations and interconnection studies for the various plants connecting to the power system, as well as development of the protection guidelines.

She is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia and she is a senior member of IEEE. Meliha is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board and she is currently serving as the Vice President for Chapters. . Also, she is a member of the IEEE Power System Relay Committee (PSRC), working on IEEE guide for “Protective Relaying of Utility-Consumer Interconnections”. She has written numerous technical reports and papers on the power system subjects and she is also a paper reviewer. Meliha is a distinguished lecturer of IEEE PES.

Meliha received numerous awards for her service to British Columbia’s Power and Energy community through her leadership role in IEEE Vancouver Section and IEEE PES Chapter Chair. Meliha is a recipient of the 2010 IEEE Canada Award in recognition of dedicated and distinguished service to the profession” and 2012 IEEE PES Vancouver Outstanding Engineer Award for “Contribution to the Engineering Profession at Local and Global level”.

R8/Portugal GOLD AG Presentation

Being a member of an IEEE student branch has given you amazing experiences, friends, networking and a lot of skills that have complemented your degree. But, what happens after graduation? Did you know that there is a "Graduate of the Last Decade" IEEE community you can belong to after graduation? The GOLD is a community of young and vibrant professionals that are looking for new opportunities and challenges that will fulfil their hunger for success. By taking part in a GOLD Affinity Group you will be able to get involved in plenty of both technical and non-technical activities that will launch your successful professional career. This presentation will show you what the GOLD community is, and all the benefits of getting involved in our activities.

 

Miguel Marques

Miguel Marques

Miguel Marques is an Electrical Engineer from Power Production Department in EFACEC. He received his BSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2010 at New University of Lisbon. In 2012, received his Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the field of Fault Detection and Dianogis in Induction Machines. Furthermore, since 2010 he's member of IEEE and in 2011 was Chair of IEEE UNL Student Branch. Currently, Miguel Marques is Chair of the GOLD Affinity Group in the Portugal Section.


 

Elena Pareja

Elena Pareja

Elena Pareja is a Telecom Engineer by the Technical University of Madrid (Spain). She focused on communication systems and specialized on radar systems while working in the Microwave and Radar Department of the School of Telecommunication Engineering. She has been member of IEEE since 2010 and she took part in the organization of the SBC Madrid 2012. Right now she is working in an engineering company in Spain and for 2013 she has been appointed as a member of the R8 GOLD Committee.

Want to know LIACC and ProDEI?

A LIACC and ProDEI presentation. Want to know more about FEUP and UPorto and our work Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science? LIACC is the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory at FEUP and you may find something of your interest here. Also, what do want to do your PhD at FEUP? You have here the opportunity to ask questions about the PhD program, maybe you will join us next fall!

 

Eugénio Oliveira

Eugénio Oliveira

Full Professor (Artificial Intelligence) at the University of Porto. Director of LIACC (Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory) at the University of Porto. Chair of the PhD Program on Informatics Engineering at the University of Porto (PRODEI). Member of the Editorial Boards of: “Agents and Multi-Agents Systems International Journal”, Springer, and three other international journals. National delegate for “Agreement Technologies” Cost Action and co-founder of previous AGENTLink European Network of Excellence. He got his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at New University of Lisbon in 1984. He was awarded with the Gulbenkian Prize for Science and Technology in 1984. "Guest Academic" at IBM/IEC in La Hulpe (Belgium) (84-85). He successfully supervised 15 PhD students and more than 50 Master students. On Google Scholar Citations he has H-index=23 and i-10_index=55 with more than 2000 citations. Current topics of interest include Multi-Agent Systems architectures, Trust and Reputation Computational Models, Adaptive Agents for Electronic Business, Intelligent Transportation Systems, "Emotional-like" Agents, Learning systems, Adaptive agent’s Strategies for Co-operation and Negotiation; Text Mining.

Building a stronger team by using feedback

Feedback among team members is not that hard, and yet, it can boost the potential of team members if communicated in a manner that is appropriate for the situation. By sharing feedback among team members it's an opportunity to improve productivity and behaviour within the team and on the other hand for them to grow personally and professionally.

This workshop is an introduction to the importance of the feedback and when and how this feedback can be given to your team members.

 

Leonid Kholkine

Leonid Kholkine

Leonid Kholkine is a student of Elecrotechnical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto. Besides the studies. Besides the studies, Leonid has been developing diferente projects within the scope of international youth organisation, specially being very active in the organisation BEST (Board of European Students of Technology). As a member of BEST, he had many responsabilities, including as an internal trainer in soft-skills and member of the international board. BEST is a pan-european organisation present in 94 universities and 32 countries. Leonid has also been a member of IEEE for 3 years.

Introduction to Creativity

In the world that we live today, if we strive to be entrepreneurial, we also must be very creative - As a lot of products and ideas have been already tried over the past decades. This workshop will introduce you to what is creativity and some tools that can be used either individually or in a group.

 

Leonid Kholkine

Leonid Kholkine

Leonid Kholkine is a student of Elecrotechnical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto. Besides the studies. Besides the studies, Leonid has been developing diferente projects within the scope of international youth organisation, specially being very active in the organisation BEST (Board of European Students of Technology). As a member of BEST, he had many responsabilities, including as an internal trainer in soft-skills and member of the international board. BEST is a pan-european organisation present in 94 universities and 32 countries. Leonid has also been a member of IEEE for 3 years.

Platforms for Large Scale Benchmarking Services: three examples of successful applications

Get to know 3 successful benchmarking services developed by FEUP researchers.

 

Henriqueta Sampaio da Nóvoa

Henriqueta Sampaio da Nóvoa

Henriqueta Sampaio da Nóvoa is an Assistant Professor at the University of Porto in Industrial Engineering and Management Programmes. She has worked as a production engineer at Texas Instruments Portugal for 6 years before joining the University. She has been involved in several R&D projects with different industries, with particular emphasis on the Wine Industry, concerning the development of informational portals, as well as the Construction Industry, by developing sector-wide benchmarking internet platforms.

Student Chapters Workshop

Interested in Societies and Technical Chapters? And establishing new student chapters or activate your student chapter in your student branch?

In this workshop, participants will design new projects regarding their interest area (They will represent the chapter they chose) by using tools of “being Student Chapter” and benefits.

 

Simay Akar

Simay Akar

Simay joined IEEE as a student member in 2007 and currently serving positions in Region 8 as Student Chapter Activities Coordinator and in MGA WIE(Women in Engineering) Conference Subcommittee. She mainly served different positions in IEEE Region 8, Turkey and METU (Middle East Technical University) Student Branch; including Student Branch Coordinator of Region 8, Chairperson of IEEE METU, Twin Student Branch Project Coordinator and also PES(Power& Energy Society Advisor) of IEEE Turkey. She is youth soft skill trainer since 2008 and has been delivering many soft skills training topics in different International Student Organizations’ events, as much as IEEE Student Branches' for several years.

WIE Workshop

In this workshop Women in Engineering Affinity Group opportunities will be discussed.

 

Simay Akar

Maciej Borówka

Simay joined IEEE as a student member in 2007 and currently serving positions in Region 8 as Student Chapter Activities Coordinator and in MGA WIE(Women in Engineering) Conference Subcommittee. She mainly served different positions in IEEE Region 8, Turkey and METU (Middle East Technical University) Student Branch; including Student Branch Coordinator of Region 8, Chairperson of IEEE METU, Twin Student Branch Project Coordinator and also PES(Power& Energy Society Advisor) of IEEE Turkey. She is youth soft skill trainer since 2008 and has been delivering many soft skills training topics in different International Student Organizations’ events, as much as IEEE Student Branches' for several years.

IEEE EPICS

You are an Engineer? Want to use your ideas and skills to be a hero for the local community? Do you know that you can get funding from IEEE for your project? If YES, EPICS in IEEE workshop is for You!

The purpose of the Engineering Projects in Community Service in IEEE program is to strengthen its position as a leader in pre-university student education while performing a public service to community-based non-profit organizations. The objective is to empower student branches and IEEE GOLD groups to work with high school students on engineering projects with the focus on development of devices and systems in IEEE’s fields of interest that address projects involving access and abilities; environment; education and outreach; or human services.

 

Maciej Borówka

Henriqueta Sampaio da Nóvoa

Maciej Borówka is Master of Science and Engineer in Electronics and Telecommunications from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (Poland). Currently preparing PhD in Electronics and second Master in Medical Physics, both at AGH-UST. He’s member of IEEE since 2008, founder and current Chair of IEEE AGH-UST Krakow Student Branch, coordinator of Twin Branch Project @AGH-UST with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and EPICS in IEEE Global Team member for 2 years. Also founder and co-owner of biomedical equipment company TINMED. In his free time he love to dance salsa and bachata, skiing, discover new places and spend time with friends.

Speakers

Under construction

Schedule

This is for now a general timetable, so final activities, workshops and visits will be gradually added when confirmed

 

Friday, 24 April
09:00 - 15:00 Arrival and registration at Telecommunications School, Polytechnic University of Madrid (to be confirmed)
15:00 - 16:00 Opening session
16:00 - 20:00 Visits / workshops
20:00 Transport to accommodation
22:00 - 00:00 Gala dinner
00:00 Nightlife (optional)

 

Saturday, 25 April
08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast

09:00 - 10:00

Transport to Telecommunications School, Polytechnic University of Madrid

10:00 - 14:00

Visits / Conferences

14:00 - 16:00

Lunch

16:00 - 18:00

Workshops / Conferences

18:00 - 21:00

Student branches presentation

21:00 Transport to accommodation
22:00 Dinner

 

Sunday, 26 April
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 14:00 Workshop
14:00 - 16:00 Lunch
16:00 Cultural (optional)
 

Sponsors

Do you want to become our sponsor? Send us an email!

 

Registration

Registration fee includes all expenses of the event including accommodation, two nights and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. Transportation expenses to and from the event (to and from the airport, train or bus station) are not included.

 

If you need to book your flight, we recommend you to do it as soon as possible. Several low cost companies fly to and from Madrid airport.

 

The registration form is available at Google Forms