IEEE Toronto Section




The Value of the Unpopular
Jutta Treviranus (University of Toronto, Canada); Stephen A. Hockema (University of Toronto, Canada
Symposium on Education and Social Implications of Technology: Social Implications of Technology

Covert Monitoring of the Point-of-Gaze
Moshe Eizenman (University of Toronto, Canada); Dmitri Model (University of Toronto, Canada); Elias Guestrin (University of Toronto, Canada)
Symposium on Biomedical Engineering – Image Processing

Preventing Future Brownfields: Engineering Solutions and Pollution Prevention Policies
Bruce Taylor (Enviro-Stewards, Canada); Lloyd Hipel (Enviro-Stewards, Canada); Hipel Keith (University of Waterloo, Canada); Liping Fang (Ryerson University, Canada); Michele Heng (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Symposium on Sustainable Development and Energy Availability


Saturday, Sept. 26

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Auditorium):
    Key Note Speech: Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President, NSERC
  • 9:00 AM – 12.30 PM (ENG-LG21):
    Tutorial 1: Success Secrets of Managing Enterprise Architecture Projects,
    Vitalie Temnenco, Enterprise/Solutions Architect
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Auditorium):
    Key Note Speech: Hydrogen Village (s): Creating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Communities, Rymal Smith, P. Eng., Director, Hydrogen Village Program
  • 1:30 PM – 5.30 PM (ENG-LG21):
    Tutorial 2: Using the Pilot Library: A Fresh Alternative to MPI for HPC Clusters,
    Dr. Bill Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada
  • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Auditorium):
    IEEE Milestone Panel Session to Commemorate the First External Cardiac Pacemaker
    Chair: Sri Krishnan, Ryerson University, Canada
  • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Delta Chelsea Hotel, Gerrard Street)

Sunday, Sept. 27

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Auditorium):
    Key Note Speech: Sustainability: The Ultimate Quest for Science, Technology and Humanity, Marc Rosen, President, Engineering Institute of Canada
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Auditorium):
    Invited Speaker: Prof. Rajit Gadh, University of California, UCLA
    Smart Grid – Convergence for a Future Energy Transmission and Distribution System with Wireless communications, Sensors/Monitors, RFID and I.T.
  • 9:00 AM – 12.30 PM (ENG-LG21):
    Tutorial 3: An Introduction to CUDA: Harnessing Graphics Processing Units for High-Throughput General-Purpose Computation,
    Lukasz Wawrzyniak, University of Guelph, Canada
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Auditorium):
    Plenary Talk: Convergence of U-Health and U-Environment: An Autonomic Smart Home for the Elderly
    Prof. Jamal Deen, McMaster University, Canada and Nazim Agoulmine, University of Evry Val d’Essonne, France


Conference language: English

Steering Committee

Name Title Affiliation
Dr. Ann Cavoukian
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Commissioner Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario
Dr. Om Malik
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President Elect IEEE Canada
Dr. Richard J. Marceau
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Provost University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Dr. Tim McTiernan
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Assistant Vice-President Research
Executive Director of Innovations
University of Toronto
Dr. Xavier Fernando
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Conference General Chair Ryerson University
Dr. Tas Venetsanopoulos
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Vice President, Research and Innovation Ryerson University  
Dr. Alexei Botchkarev
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Senior Information Management Advisor
Chair, IEEE Toronto Section
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario

Organizing Committee

Role Name/Affiliation
Conference General Chair Dr. Xavier Fernando
Ryerson University
Technical Program Co-Chairs Dr. Vijay K. Sood
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Dr. Robert Allison
York University

Publications Chair Marcelo Mota
Greater Toronto Airport Authority
Government and Industry Relations Chair,
Conference Spokesperson
Dr. Dimitri Androutsos
Ryerson University
Finance Chair Pelle Westlind
Pelle Westlind Consulting Services
Tutorials Chair Bruno Di-Stefano
Nuptek Systems Ltd
Academic and Industry Engagement Chair Dr. Maike Luiken
Lambton College
Registration Chair Behnaz Ghoraani
Ryerson University
Registration Co-Chair Elnaz Afatmirni
Ryerson University
Sponsorship Chair Benjamin Mak
Ridout & Maybee LLP
Publicity Chair Shahab Ardalan
Gennum Corp.
Publicity Co-Chair Dr. Mohamed Wahab Mohamed Ismail
Ryerson University
Global Outreach Chair Dan Hosseinzadeh
Sunnybrook Hospital
Local Arrangements Chair Dr. Bala Venkatesh
Ryerson University
Web Conferencing and Audio/Video Chair Dr. Lian Zhao
Ryerson University
Web Conferencing and Audio/Video Vice Chair Hamed Rasouli
Ryerson University
Web Conferencing Solutions Evaluation Chair Fasih Masood
BMO Financial Group
Regional Publicity Co-Chair Dr. Bin Su
Unitec New Zealand
Member-at-Large Dr. Wai Tung Ng
University of Toronto
Webmaster Karl Martin
University of Toronto

Technical Program Committee

Name Affiliation
Robert Allison (co-chair) York University
Vijay Sood (co-chair) University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Rifaat Abdalla Defence R&D Canada
Sunil Bisnath York University
Douglas Bower Ryerson University
Clare Brett University of Toronto
Miriam Capretz University of Western Ontario
Mieso Denko University of Guelph
Robert Dony University of Guelph
Khalil El-Khatib UOIT
Xavier Fernando Ryerson University
Behnaz Ghoraani Ryerson University
Gary Grewal University of Guelph
Ming Hou Defence R&D Canada
Patrick Hung University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Henry Kim York University
Hassan Kojori Honeywell Engines, Systems and Services, Toronto, Canada
Anna Lawniczak University of Guelph
Guangjun Liu Ryerson University
Hamed Majedi University of Waterloo
Kristiina McConville Ryerson University
Carolyn McGregor University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Ralf Meyer Laurentian University
Roy Ng Ryerson University
Joshua Pearce Queen’s University
Jayshri Sabarinathan University of Western Ontario
Bo Tan Ryerson University
Karthikeyan Umapathy University Health Network
Bala Venkatesh Ryerson University
Venkat Venkatkrishnan Ryerson University
Amir Sepasi Zahmati Ryerson University

International Advisory Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Dr. Robert T. H. Alden Bob Alden Technologies Canada
Dr. Alagan Anpalagan Ryerson University Canada
Dr. Igor Astrov Tallinn University of Technology Estonia
Mr. Ehsan Behboudi Eaton Corp Canada
Dr. Chih-Hung Chen McMaster University Canada
Dr. Denis Gingras Université de Sherbrooke Canada
Dr. Takahiro Hanyu Tohoku University Japan
Dr. Sridhar Krishnan Ryerson University Canada
Mr. Naresh Kurada CIBC Canada
Dr. Goh Wang Ling Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Dr. Juin J. Liou University Central Florida USA
Dr. Ka Lok Man University College Cork Ireland
Dr. Shahriar Mirabbasi The University of British Columbia Canada
Dr. Cary Yang Santa Clara University USA
Dr. Paul Yu UC San Diego USA