IEEE Region 10

Asia Pacific Region


Call For Action


Sunday, December 18th, 2016

The 16th IEEE Annual International Conference on Electro Information Technology (eit 2017) is to bring together nationally and internationally renowned researchers, technologists, and practitioners to present their latest research work, technology and practice in all areas of Information Technology related to communication, power and energy, computer, signal processing, health sciences, and engineering and computer science education. This includes, theory, methodology, hardware, software,application, processing, and security. Please check the attached CFP for more details.

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Volunteer invite for 2016

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015


Dear IEEE R10 members,

Warm greetings to all fellow IEEE members from R10! I take this opportunity to extend to all members a happy New Year 2016 as we draw to close of a fabulous and eventful 2015. At Region 10, we have been able to make significant strides in developing member benefits, delivery of some promises and striving with your support to reach rest of the goals for 2015 but for the heart wrenching nature’s disaster that struck Nepal.

To name a few of R10’s activities in 2015, we have

  • First time, R10 got funding of 70K USD approved, as agenda point to the IEEE Board, to help the Nepal Earth quake victims by offering IEEE smart Villages and GLOFWS.
  • 2015 MGA outstanding Section Awards announced wherein R10 Kerala Section is Large Section recipient.
  • Venue for the 2017 Sections Congress has been finalized as ICC, Sydney in R10.
  • MGA approved changes to R10 Bylaws, formation of Rajasthan Subsection of the Delhi Section and Fiji Subsection in R10.
  • Region 10 truly represents a complete gamut of IEEE members from students, professionals to IEEE Fellows. This year, the focus has been to engage more of industry in all our IEEE events to enable our student members, professional members in their development. We have been successful in driving industry connects thru webinars, SmartTech (Metro Area Workshops) which has drawn positive response and an encouraging support.
  • To make better learnings of organizing quality technical and conference events, our CTS team organized many mini POCOs besides successfully completing R10 flagship events.
  • R10 Website is now totally revamped and became nodal point for latest information of all R10 committee, section and student activities besides housing   important documentation. R10 News Letter is a significant example of R10 efforts.
  • Our flagship student social innovation series AIYeHum (All IEEER10 Young Engineers Humanitarian Challenge) has reached another milestone. This year we received numerous entries with the support received for technical collaboration of Regions 6,7,8 and 9 for wider participation of proposals, Jury & Mentors. It’s encouraging to see the innovative ideas and I am overwhelmed that we as IEEE have been able to provide right mentorship to these students to shape up their skills and make their dream come true in the social sphere by taking technology to the needy. Projects like Hemoglobin Sensor Using Tapered Optical Fiber to blind e-book reader are testimonials of the skills the student members have. It’s an onus on IEEE members to help these young lads to flourish and I take this stage to call support of all to mentor and encourage the student members while we make truly global by encompassing all the rest 9 Regions also with AIYeHum 2016 version.
  • To bring in operational efficiency, R10 is introducing some procedures for streamlining the systems of Region 10 geo-units like petition approval process for section, subsection, society chapter, student branch, YP or WIE or LM AGs formation, re-activation of any inactive entities, better engagement of volunteer Leaders of geo units by R10 ExCom, etc.; I look forward for your continued support on this front that would enable us to be more efficient in operation.
  • Lots of HQ information is being shared at Regional level to capture members’ valuable feedback viz.

1)   IEEE 2030 AdHoc Committee recommendations are found at the weblinks of IEEE website for your info and inputs, if any

2)   MGA AdHoc on Globalisation Opportunities to organize survey at Regional level for better socialization of Staff-Volunteer activities.

3)   MGA AdHoc on implementation of TCS changes is working vigorously through socialization and other efforts.

4)   Collabratec to penetrate more in R10 and seeks active involvement, support and suggestions for larger engagement of members.

It’s yet another milestone for Region 10 as we complete golden jubilee of R10 initiation in 2016. We had called for sections to host events and R10 would also be holding yearlong events across R10 to commemorate its golden jubilee celebrations from 24th August 2016. I request all to actively take part in these celebrations and contribute extensively to your section or chapter growth.

To strengthen my 2016 Excom, I may shuffle my 2015 team and need few more committed and dedicated volunteer leaders, who can spare some of their valuable personal time and space, to take up the responsibilities listed in the link provided below as leads or team members, synchronise with my plans and provide impeccable support to achieve the results in the given very little time span.

I wish to convey to all volunteers (Member Grade & above only) that if you like to join my journey, do check the possibilities / positions in the following link and apply. Please remember that I have very few positions and less time to deliver. This link can be found in IEEE Region10 web site also.

Please complete this process by 27th of October 2015. Shortlisted members will be contacted within one week after that. Dates are not extendable as time is too short and request to co-operate.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.


With Warm Regards,

Ramakrishna Kappagantu
IEEE R10 Director (2015-16)

Renew your membership – stand a chance to win Apple Watches!

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Members renew your membership by 15 November 2015 to stand a chance to win Apple Watches!

Apple® Watch Drawing Rules

Five winners will be chosen at random. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. The odds of winning are determined by the number of membership renewals received by 15 November 2015.

If you are enrolled in auto-renewal, you are automatically included only upon successful completion of your renewal transaction. If your auto-renewal is not completed successfully, you will need to renew manually by the deadline.

Five (5) prizes will be awarded (as permitted by law) in the form of an Apple Watch computer. No prize substitutions will be allowed, except in the event that the watch is not available in a winner’s country; an appropriate substitution will be offered up to a maximum value of US$500. Prize has no cash value. This drawing is open to existing IEEE members and Society Affiliates (with at least 1 year of service) who renew their membership for the 2016 membership year, and Life Members who confirm their profiles. IEEE staff, members of the IEEE Board of Directors, or members of the Standing Committees of the Board are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.


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R10 and Bangalore Section’s IEEE Smart Tech Workshop

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

The IEEE Smart Tech Workshop Series is returning to Bangalore 25-26 September at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa High Grounds Bangalore, Karnataka India.

This year’s workshop is being designed to supplement the two great initiatives of the Government of India to infuse technology in to our daily life through Digital India Initiative viz. Make in India and Smart-City Mission.
Learn More and Register Now


Featured Make in India Topics:


  • Opportunities in Satellite Technology
  • Opportunities in Defence Technology
  • IEEE Software Standards (12207) for Aerospace and Defence Electronics
  • Opportunities in Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Opportunity in Telecom Sector
  • Advanced Polymers for Space, Defence, Aerospace and Atomic Energy
  • Role of Startups

Featured Smart City Topics:


  • Smart Infra in Smart Village
  • Electronic System Design & Manufacturing Ecosystem
  • Smart Transport
  • IEEE Standards
  • Intelligent infrastructure management using IoT & Big Data technologies
  • Clean Energy and Clean Technology
  • Public & Cyber Security
  • Water and recycling
  • Implementers’ Perspective

View the complete workshop agenda.
Last year’s workshop on the theme of ‘Internet of Things and Data Science’ encompassed CEOs, Chief Technology Officers, Directors, Professors, research scholars, and students. The IEEE Bangalore Section, with 25 society chapters and 2 affinity groups is one of the most vibrant sections in the Asia-Pacific region with a membership of 8000.

Submit Ideas for the 50 Years Celebrations of IEEE Region 10

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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Call for Nominations: 2015 IEEE Region 10 Awards

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The nominations for R10 Awards 2015 are now open for the awards listed below. Detailed information about the eligibility, nomination conditions & procedures and entry forms can be downloaded by clicking the award’s name below or by visiting the R10 website at:

The IEEE Region 10 Awards and Recognition program is designed to promote, recognize, and reward excellence in promoting the interests of IEEE in the Geographic Unit (GU) activities (Councils, Sections, Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches, and Student Branch Chapters). Nominating deserving candidates from your GU for R10 awards is a great way to acknowledge their excellent performance and contributions. Please pay special attention to the relevance of candidate’s work to the award and try to provide solid evidences to improve your candidate’s chances to win these awards. To draw your attention to some of the shortfalls of nominations a simple guide written by Alfred U. Mac Rae is attached. It is written for EAB awards but equally applies to all IEEE awards.

Please note the deadline to receive the nominations is 31 August 2015.

The 2015 R10 awards open for nominations are:

IEEE Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award

IEEE Region 10 recognizes and values the important role of members as volunteers to promote the IEEE objectives in the region. It is the sustained hard work of the volunteers that makes a Section vibrant and beneficial to its members and attracts new members. The R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award aims to recognize those volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to a particular Region 10 Section.

Point of Contact: R10 ARC,, Zia Ahmed (

IEEE Region 10 Awards for Humanitarian Technology Activity (HTA)

1. IEEE R10 Outstanding Individual Award for HTA

R10 Humanitarian Technology Activities aims to inspire scientists and engineers to become socially responsible and be engaged in developing technological solutions to improve living conditions and livelihood of people thus making a difference in peoples’ lives in a cost effective and sustainable manner. To achieve the goals of HTA mission, R10 has established an Outstanding Individual Award for humanitarian technology activities.

2. IEEE R10 Outstanding Section Award for HTA

This award is to recognize the Sections who have done outstanding work in identifying social issues and made efforts to solve those issues through the use of technology or any other means. The objective of instituting this award is to motivate Sections to promote humanitarian technologies and in helping the OUs to plan and implement technologies
that might uplift the society.

Point of Contact: R10 HTA Coordinator, Rajnish Gupta (

IEEE Region 10 Women in Engineering (WIE) Awards

1. IEEE R10 WIE Student/Professional Volunteer Award

R10 WIE Student / Professional Volunteer Award has been established to recognize individuals who have exhibited exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities which support the visions of IEEE WIE and R10 WIE, at the local, regional, national, and/or international level.

2. IEEE R10 WIE Section/Student Branch Affinity Group of the Year Award

R10 WIE strongly encourages activities conducted by WIE Affinity Groups (AGs) and supports excellent activities with financial contributions. R10 WIE has instituted both the IEEE R10 WIE Section Affinity Group of the Year Award and the IEEE R10 WIE Student Branch Affinity Group of the Year Award to recognize distinguished WIE Section Affinity Group and WIE Student Branch Affinity Group respectively in R10.

Point of Contact: R10 WIE Coordinator, Supavadee Aramvith (

IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals Awards

1. IEEE R10 Best Young Professionals Volunteer Award

R10 places very high priority to assist young professionals in their early career by creating opportunities to network, refine and plan their career goals, and learn soft skills to boost their chance for success. R10 recognizes the vital role volunteers play in realization of these objectives and has launched the Young Professionals Volunteer awards to recognize the efforts and achievements of those individuals who have made substantial contribution to IEEE and Young Professionals Affinity Groups. The award will be conferred upon three young professionals; one from academia, one from industry and one entrepreneur.

2. IEEE R10 Best Young Professionals Affinity Group Awards

R10 has launched the Young Professionals Affinity Group awards to motivate and recognize the efforts and achievements of Young Professionals AGs. The award will help Young Professionals AGs in its membership development by member’s satisfaction. The award will be conferred for two best Affinity groups who have done quality activities and had secured high member increase and retention. This recognition is expected to motivate the winners to do even better and serve as examples for others to follow.

Point of Contact: R10 YP Coordinator, Ranjit R Nair (

Please note that this Call for Nominations (CFN) does not include the awards for the R10 Education Activities (EA) and Student Activities. The CFN for R10 EA awards was issued earlier in the year and is now closed. The CFN for all the Students awards will be issued later. We are working to include these awards in a consolidated CFN from 2016.

Information provided by the nominators for IEEE R10 Awards may be used for promotional and/or publicity purposes on IEEE websites, Facebook, Twitter and other social media, printed material and press releases etc.  By submitting a nomination, nominators agree for the release of submitted information and the photographs of Awards Ceremony for these purposes.

I look forward for worthy nominations and wish all the best for your nominees.

With kind regards,

Call for Nominations: 2015 MGA Outstanding Section Awards

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Each year, the MGA Outstanding Section Awards are presented to one large, one medium, and one small Section (across all Regions), to recognize their excellent work and successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public.  The recipient Sections are acknowledged for maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries.

Three awards are presented, as follows:

  • Large Section = 1,501 or more members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year;
  • Medium Section = 501-1,500 members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year; new in 2014
  • Small Section = 500 or fewer members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year

To nominate your Section for the MGA Outstanding Large, Medium, or Small Section Award, please go to  Follow the links provided to review the selection criteria and submittal instructions.

The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2015.  Recipients will be announced in July 2015.

Please note: We welcome all feedback about your experience with the online portal, so that we may continually work to improve the IEEE MGA and Region Awards processes.  Please email questions and/or feedback to

​MGA Awards Staff (

R10 Young Professionals Initiatives Grant

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals Committee is giving out open call for proposals for the 2015 Initiatives grant. This is meant to promote innovative activities among the Young Professionals AG and to promote inter section activities.

All Young Professionals Affinity Groups in Region 10 are encouraged to conduct Inter Section activities to deliver benefits for their Young Professionals Members. Call for proposals for the R10 YP Initiatives Grant are now open.

For Application:

  • Young Professionals Affinity groups in Region 10 will need to get in touch with their section first and then submit a proposal according to the proposal form to R10 Young Professionals coordinator Ranjit R Nair ( and Cc-ed to Ajin Baby ( by the deadline of May 20th 2015 July 20th 2015.
  • The maximum amount of total funds to be awarded to each AG from Region 10 will be 500 USD.
  • All proposals will be reviewed based on to the following criteria and
    an appropriate grant amount will be intimated by June 10th

    • The relevance of the event/activity for current/potential IEEE members?
    • How the event/activity aligns with IEEE objectives as described in the IEEE MGA manual? (
  • The event must be held by October 30th 2015.
  • The funding will only be reimbursed on receipt of the activity report which should be submitted by October 31st 2015. Note that any reports submitted after the above mentioned due date will not be eligible for funding.

Download Application Form

CFP: 2015 Asia Pacific Conference on Emerging Technology

Friday, March 27th, 2015

2015 Asia Pacific Conference on Emerging Technologies (APCET2015) is devoted to emerging technologies and innovative enterprises for improving human lives. Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length paper of maximum of four pages.

The objectives of the conference are to a)share the latest trends in humanitarian technologies, b)share how industries and Institutions for Higher Learning (IHLs) have used technologies to solve real world humanitarian issues and c)discuss best practices in social enterprise.

The scope of conference papers and exhibits include but not limited to the following areas:

1.              Technology for Silver Age
2.              Assistive Technology
3.              Healthcare
4.              Frugal Technology
5               Sustainability
6.              ICT in Education
7.              Intelligent Mobility
8.              Smart Nation
9.              Disaster Recovery
10.            Social Enterprise

APCET2015, jointly organized by IEEE Singapore Section and Singapore Polytechnic will be held in Singapore on October 14 – 16, 2015.

Important Dates:

Paper submission for review:
15 May 2015

Notification of acceptance:
15 July 2015

Final manuscription submission:
15 August 2015

For more information, please visit
Conference Secretariat

IEEE CONECCT 2015 – Call for papers

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

2015 International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT 2015) organized by IEEE Bangalore Section will be held at IIIT-Bangalore, India during 10-11 July 2015. This conference is the third in a series to be organized by IEEE Bangalore Section. The conference will feature plenary talks and invited papers by distinguished researchers and technologists from the academia and industry. The conference will focus on recent advances in the fields of Electronics, Computing and Communication. Peer-reviewed accepted papers will be most likely published in IEEE Xplore (process of IEEEXplore registration is on) as well as in the Conference proceedings (2013 and 2014 Proceedings are available on IEEE Xplore). Please see the Call for Paper page for paper submission and detail area description.

Call For Papers deadline is March 31st, and time’s running out. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, just click the link below to get started today. We look forward to all the papers — including yours!

BEST PAPER AWRDS: 3 different categories,
A. CONECCT’2015 Best Paper: Award amount INR 20,000/-
B. PG Level IEEE Bangalore Section B R Vardhan Student Best Paper: Award Amount INR 15, 000/-
C. UG Level IEEE Bangalore Section B R Vardhan Student Best Paper: Award Amount INR 10,000/-

Event website –