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OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 7, Number 11

OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 7, Number 11


  • MTS/IEEE OCEANS Seattle is this week.
  • IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (FISTS) call for papers

    OCEANS 2010 MTS/IEEE Seattle

    Is being held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center from September 20th through 23rd, 2010. Come visit the OES booth. Details at http://www.oceans10mtsieeeseattle.org

    IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (FISTS) call for papers

    Transportation of goods and people plays a vital role in the lives of everyone and in virtually all businesses on earth. The cost of transportation, both personal and freight, accounts for a significant share in the global economy. Significant advances in technology as well as the incorporation of technology already available will be required to sustain the demands for transportation in the years ahead. Traditionally, transportation has been divided into three categories: land (automobiles, trucks, and rail); air; and water. There are four societies in IEEE addressing these issues, namely the Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS), the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS), the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), and the Vehicular Technology Society (VTS). Each of these societies addresses issues in a particular mode of transportation. However, there are many issues affecting all of these modes of transportation in the face of increasing demand. Some of the issues include congestion, environmental impact, and energy sources.

    These four societies have joined together to co-sponsor a conference that will bring together academicians, practitioners, and policy makers to assess the current technology and identify the new technologies required to meet the demand for a sustainable transportation system. This conference will focus on the issues common to all of these modes of transportation as well as the integration of the technologies required.

    The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society is now on Linked-In, come join us!

    For information on other OES activities, go to http://www.ieeeoes.org

    Send content for and comments regarding this newsletter to the editor: Marinna Martini, mmartini@ieee.org