2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security @ The Westin Hotel
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland SecurityConference Date: 25-27 April 2017
Location: Waltham, Mass. (Boston area)

The 16th annual IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST ’17) will bring together innovators from leading academic, industry and business; Homeland Security Centers of Excellence; and government programs to provide a forum to discuss ideas, concepts and experimental results.


Paper Abstracts Deadline: 1 November 2016
Paper, Poster and Tutorial Acceptance Notification: 1 December 2016
Final Paper Submission Deadline: 1 March 2017


IoT – an Embedded Systems Engineers perspective @ Urban Workshop
Apr 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

IoT – an Embedded Systems Engineers perspective

IoT is the buzz word everyone like to be associated with. This talk will approach IoT from a Embedded systems designer’s point of view. We will explore the concepts of IoT with a gentle introduction and dive deep into the realm of design challenges involved in coming up with a IoT enabled product. We would try to complete a design of a simple IoT device using familiar tools in hardware, Firmware, Software and networking aspects of the design. We will try to make it as hands on as possible. This will be a very interactive session. Come prepared! Bring your laptops with your familiar tools, whatever that may be.

Date and Time


  • Urban Workshop
  • 365-A Clinton Street
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • United States 92626



  • Email event contact
  • Asad Abu-Tarif

    Ph.D., MBA


    Chair, IEEE Orange County Computer Society (OCCS)

    VP, Research and Development

    Midmark Corporation


  • No Admission Charge
  • Starts 16 April 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 25 April 2017 07:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific


Raja D. Singh of Sirius Microtech LLC



IoT – an Embedded Systems Engineers perspective


6:30-7:00 Networking


7:00-8:00 Presentation


8:00-8:30 Questions and connecting with the speaker
Urban Workshop ( is the 3rd largest DIY workshop and makerspace in North America and we provide the highest caliber of tools and equipment for our members to use along with the instruction needed to use it safely and effectively. Whether you are completing a home project or starting a new high tech business, our friendly staff and our large community of makers is always here to support and help you.

Futures in Engineering Conference at CSUSB @ California State University, San Bernardino
Apr 29 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Letter Invitation from Cal State University San Bernardino student:

Hello IEEE Foothill Section,


My name is Carlos Zepeda, I am the Secretary of the Computer Science and Engineering Club at

California State University San Bernardino. We are a student branch affiliated with IEEE and

ACM. Our student organization is hosting a one day event: The Futures in Engineering

Conference at CSUSB on April 29th, 2017 at the San Bernardino Campus where we will have

guest speakers, company demos, and student project presentations. Our theme for this event

focuses on current and future trends in technology and related fields. We would like to invite

your organization to send some representatives and contribute to the opportunities this

conference will provide. We can give you the whole stage for a presentation, demo your

organization at a booth, or even just attend the event as our guest to see all the great work the

students of Cal State San Bernardino are doing. We have many graduating seniors this year with

various fields of study including: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security,

Physics, and Mathematics. We believe this is a networking opportunity that both our students

and your organization can benefit from.


We would greatly appreciate it if you can participate at our event, please feel free to contact

me with any questions.


Thank you


Carlos Zepeda


Section Monthly Meeting @ IHOP
May 9 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Foothill Section Monthly Meeting

6:30 – 7:00 – Networking

7:00 – 9:30 – Meeting Proper

Bay Area Maker Faire @ San Mateo County Event Center
May 20 – May 21 all-day

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 215,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2014, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family-friendly event, 50% attend the event with children. Also in 2014, 119 independently-produced Mini and 14 Featured Maker Faires occurred around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Detroit, Oslo and Shenzhen.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.

Maker Faire is brought to you by Maker Media.  Maker Media publishes Make: magazine, produces Maker Faire, and offers DIY electronics, tools, kits, and books through its online and pop-up Maker Shed stores.

IEEE VIC Summit @ The Palace in San Francisco, CA
May 25 all-day


Join us for the 1st annual IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit & Honors Ceremony Gala “IEEE VICS” on 25 May 2017 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Engineers are at the center of innovation. They have improved our quality of life and changed the way we live, work, communicate, and obtain knowledge. Evolutionary changes would not have been possible without the work of engineering and technology pioneers, whose work inspires others to turn today’s impossibilities into tomorrow’s realities.

IEEE is the trusted source of information from research and standards to conferences and education, and we plan to leverage that trust and curate a new event that demonstrates IEEE’s breadth and reach. We have created a one-day event to showcase the breadth of engineering by bringing together innovators, visionaries, and leaders of technology to discuss what is imminent, to explore what is possible, and what will these emerging areas mean for the future. The 2017 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (2017 IEEE VIC Summit) will present a unique opportunity to meet, mingle, and network with peers and some of the top technology “Giants” in the world.

The IEEE VIC Summit and Awards will include dynamic speakers in an interactive setting and culminate with the evening’s festivities that will include the celebration of contributions of some of the world’s most revered innovators, leaders, and legends at the Honors Ceremony. The IEEE Honors Ceremony presents IEEE’s highest-level awards for exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

IMS 2017 and Microwave Week @ Hawaii Convention Center
Jun 4 – Jun 9 all-day

Registration for Microwave Week 2017 is Now Open!
Registration Periods:
Early Bird Registration: 6 February – 8 May
Advance Registration: 9 May – 2 June
Onsite Registration: 3 June – 9 June
The Early Bird Registration period provides discounted rates for those that want to plan ahead. Immediately following is Advance Registration, which ends just prior to the start of Microwave Week; the rates are higher than Early Bird, but lower than Onsite Registration.
We appreciate your understanding that this registration structure allows us to more efficiently work out conference logistics, while also serving the needs of our membership.
Please note that registration is required for all attendees including session chairs and presenters.
For more information about registration, visit the above registration page link or contact Nannette Jordan, Registration Manager,
Applications are now being accepted for the following programs:
Please visit the IMS2017 Registration & Travel tab for additional information onHotels, Transportation (including discount codes), Tours, and Visas.

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2017 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC 2017) @ Hawaii Convention Center
Jun 4 – Jun 6 all-day


Submit Your Paper Today!

RFIC2017 Paper Submission

Deadline: 9 January 2017


The premier IEEE conference in the world focused on RFIC technologies invite authors to submit technical papers describing original work and/or advanced practices in the following areas, but not limited to:
  • Millimeter-wave circuits and ICs with focus on 28GHz cellular and 802.11ad/ay WiGig systems
  • Wireless Mobile and Connectivity transceivers for sub-6 GHz 5G, advanced-LTE, and MU-MIMO WiFi
  • Low-power transceivers for IoT and other key new low energy wireless applications
  • RF/Analog front-end and mixed-signal baseband circuits with focus on advancements in full-duplex applications, RF front-end interference cancellation, and high performance ADCs
  • Reconfigurable and tunable front-ends with focus on cognitive radios, advanced connectivity radios, and N-path filter based tunable circuits
  • Power amplifiers and advanced transmitter circuits with focus on high-frequency PAs, higher-class cellular UE PAs,  linearization, and efficiency enhancement
  • RFIC modeling, simulation, testing, process, devices, and packaging technologies

This year in RFIC2017, focus on 5G Technologies:

Jointly with the IMS 5G summit and executive forum held on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (June 5 & 6, 2017), the RFIC2017 Monday morning technical session will be dedicated to original academic and industrial work in future sub-6GHz and 28GHz mobile 5G radios, including 60GHz WiGig connectivity. Consider submitting your paper focused on 5G technologies advancement!


Not to forget that RFIC symposium has a Best Student Paper Award and an Industry Best Paper Award!
RFIC will recognize outstanding technical contributions from academia and industry sources, which will significantly benefit the RFIC community at large. Consider submitting your paper that describes innovation of an integrated circuit or a system application that potentially has the highest impact on RFIC technology and products!



For more information and to submit your paper click on the links below:
View the Call for Papers
Author Instructions


Click Here to Submit Your Paper


In conjunction with IMS Microwave Week, we invite you to come and enjoy



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