IEEE Reliability Society Newsletter Vol. 61, No. 1, February 2015
Table of Contents
Members & Chapters
Meetings & Conferences
Letters in Reliability
2014 Reliability Society Outreach in Changchun, Changsha and Beijing, China
Professor Christian Hansen (President of RS) and Professor Eric Wong (Secretary in 2014 and VP for Publications in 2015) took a trip to China in December 2014 to visit RS chapters in Nanjing and Beijing. They also visited Changsha, which is expected to have its RS chapter established in 2015. In addition, they attended the 2014 International Conference on Cloud Computing and Internet of Things in Changchun (CCIOT) and met with local RS members to discuss the establishment of an RS chapter under the Harbin section.
On December 9th and 10th, Professor Wong visited Nanjing University and hosted a roundtable discussion with members of the RS Nanjing chapter. Participants exchanged their experiences of how to organize chapter events to attract and recruit more members. They all agreed that effective communication among members is one of the key factors to make a chapter successful. The participants also found that it is critical to create a website as a good reference point for members to receive updated information, especially announcements of forthcoming events.
On December 13th, Professor Christian Hansen gave a keynote address, The Role of Trust in the Future World of Internet of Things, at the 2014 CCIOT conference. He was also the speaker of a colloquium cosponsored by the School of Computer Science and Technology and the School of Software at Changchun Normal University on December 12th. His talk at this colloquium was on Big Data. Refer to the pictures in Figure 1.
From December 14th to the 16th, Professor Hansen and Professor Wong visited the National University of Defense Technology in Changsha. In addition to giving technical seminars on topics related to their research (see Figure 2), they also met with officers of the to-be-established RS Changsha chapter to review its application and discuss how the chapter could grow stronger with more members (See Figure 3). Possible events for the summer of 2015, jointly sponsored by the Society and the local Changsha chapter, were also explored.
Figure 2: Lecture by Professor Eric Wong at the
Figure 3: Meeting with Officers of the RS Changsha Chapter
Beijing was the last stop on this trip. The main event was an RS-sponsored tutorial at Beihang University on December 19th. There were two distinguished speakers: Professor Min Xie from City University of Hong Kong and Professor Michael Grottke from Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany. There were more than 200 attendees. Even though over 300 people wanted to attend, we could not accommodate everyone due to space limitations. This tutorial was part of the RS Tutorial Certificate Program on Software Reliability funded by the IEEE Future Direction Committee. Please visit http://paris.utdallas.edu/rs-certificate for more details, including the PowerPoint slides and recorded videos of previous tutorials. Contact Professor Eric Wong at email@example.com for any questions related to this program. Refer to Figure 4 for pictures taken at the tutorial.
Figure 4. RS Tutorial at Beihang University on December 19, 2014
We would like to give our special thanks to the following hosts for their hospitality, financial support, and all the logistic arrangements that made this trip very successful: