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IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Past Events

30 March 2017: Invited talk by A/Professor Mark A Gregory, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
11 February 2017: IEEE-IQRA Community Workshop, Rocket Park, Mount Albert, Auckland
8 February 2017: Invited talk by Dr Marija Furdek, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

2 September 2016: IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop. 9:30am – 5:30pm, Callaghan Innovation Gracefield Campus, Lower Hutt, Wellington
5 August 2016: Invited talk by Associate Professor Jinsong Wu, University of Chile
30 June 2016: Invited talk by Associate Professor Jianwei Huang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
9 June 2016: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk in Christchurch (Prof Jalel Ben-Othman, France)
8 June 2016: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk in Wellington (Prof Jalel Ben-Othman, France)
7 June 2016: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk in Auckland (Prof Jalel Ben-Othman, France)

12 December 2015: IEEE ComSoc Workshop for Community School, Rocket Park, Mount Albert, Auckland
4 September 2015: IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop. 9:30am – 5:30pm, Owen G Glenn Building (OGGB4/260-073), 12 Grafton Road, The University of Auckland (City Campus).
25 August 2015: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk by Prof Ying-Dar Lin, Taiwan, Auckland University of Technology.
20 August 2015: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk in Wellington (Prof Ying-Dar Lin, Taiwan)
17 August 2015: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk in Christchurch (Prof Ying-Dar Lin, Taiwan)

20 November 2014: IEEE invited DL talk in Auckland (Professor Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State University,USA)
14 November 2014: A special session wit Professor Hossain for student members.
13 November 2014: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk in Auckland (Prof Ekram Hossain University of Manitoba, Canada)
11 November 2014: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk in Wellington (Prof Ekram Hossain University of Manitoba)
10 November 2014: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk in Christchurch (Prof Ekram Hossain)

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Past Events 

Women Networking Potluck – 11th May 2017 :

This was a casual and social event for the Women Engineers to network with other fellow Engineers in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, etc. The event was held in Newmarket campus attended by over 40 people.

IEEE Young Professionals (YP) Past Events 

End of Year Wrap Up – 14 December 2016 :

The final wrap up event of the year was on the 14th December 2016. This was a casual and social event for the young professionals to network and celebrate the achievements of the year. The event was held at Newmarket Ten Pin bowling on York Street. Around ten young professionals attended the event which was a success with positive feedback from the attendees who really enjoyed the chance to meet new people from their industry.


IEEE Young Professionals (YP) Past Events 

Road to Success – 25 October 2016 :

Beca, one of the largest professional services provider in the Asia Pacific hosted this event on Tuesday, the 25th of October 2016.

The key speakers at the event were Don Lyon, Managing Director at Beca NZ and Winston Fong, Vice President of ICT and the CIO of Fisher and Paykel Healthcare. Winston is also the recipient of the NZ CIO of the year award for 2016.

Both speakers discussed the highlights of their careers and the core values that they believed in throughout their road to success. They also offered valuable insights to what it takes for recent graduates to be more effective team members within their organisations.

The speakers shared the essential elements to their career success thus far. Don gave a very insightful piece of advice to the young engineers emphasising the need to “stop worrying about the potholes in the road and to celebrate the journey”. While in the presentation given by Winston, he mentioned that “you’ll need to be ready to be ready, luck is when opportunity meets preparation”. Both of these comments resonated with many in the audience and urged young professionals to find a career that they could be passionate about, enjoy the development process and ultimately yield more fruitful results.


IEEE Young Professionals (YP) Past Events 

Effective Networking and Creating a Positive Personal Brand – 7 September 2016 :

An invited talk given by Mrs. Julie Raine, Bid Manager at Downer, NZ on the topic ‘Effective Networking’ and by Nikita P Rajapurkar, a manager at EY New Zealand about creating a positive personal brand. It was very well received by all the professionals who attended the event and found the interactive environment particularly valuable. The main focus of this event was to help the young professionals to focus on their soft skills. The presenters made themselves available for conversations after the event to answer any questions that the attendees might have.


PST2016 Call for Papers

14th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust

December 12-14, 2016, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

Paper Submission Information

The conference seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research results in all practical and theoretical aspects of privacy, security and trust with an emphasis on cybersecurity. All topic areas related to privacy, security and trust are of interest and in scope. Theoretical papers must make a convincing argument for the relevance of the results to secure systems.  Accepted papers will be published by IEEE in the conference proceedings.

Click here for a list PST 2016 topics.


Submissions must be made by the deadline of August 15, 2016 (23.59 EDT). The review process will be carried out in two phases and authors will have an opportunity to comment on the first-phase reviews.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference or workshop. Simultaneous submission of the same work is not allowed. Note that submitted papers cannot be withdrawn from the process after the first phase reviews are received by authors. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.

The paper submission system is available here 


Accepted papers will be accepted as ‘regular’ papers up to 8 pages, or ‘short’ papers of up to 4 pages. The standard IEEE two-column conference format should be used for all submissions. IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be downloaded here.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register by 1 October, 2016. A regular registration is required.


Submission Deadline: 15 August 2016 (23.59 EDT)

Notification of Acceptance:   15 September 2016

Final Manuscript Due & Authors’ Registration: 1 October 2016

Early registration: 15 October 2016

PST 2016: 12-14 December 2016

IEEE Young Professionals (YP) Past Events 

Waterview Tunnel Site Visit, Auckland – 29 July 2016 :

A successful site visit to the Waterview Tunnel in Auckland was organised by the IEEE Young Professionals on the 29th of July. It was highly appreciated by everyone who attended it and got a chance to drive through the 2.4km tunnel due to open to public in 2017.

This is New Zealand’s largest roading project which used the world’s 10th largest tunnel boring machine, named Alice, to construct the twin tunnels up to 40m below ground. Each tunnel will carry three lanes of traffic.

IEEE Computer Society Events

Past Events
9 February 2015: Seminar by  Prof Martin Glinz, full professor of Informatics at the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland
13 January 2015: Seminar by Dr Ali Ghorbani, Dean of Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton, Canada
26 August 2014: Seminar by Matt Sinnock, freelance project manager, Auckland
9 May 2014: Seminar by Prof Keith Clark, Imperial College, London
23 January 2014: Seminar by Prof John Grundy, Dean of the school of software and electrical engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne


IEEE EMB Chapter Events

Past Events
19 November 2015: Plenary lecture by IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Auckland (Professor Roman Maev, Canada)


*April 2015: From the Mouse to the Smartphone and Beyond: tracing the development of human-computer interactio

Presenter: Professor Mark Apperley Department of Computer Science The University of Waikat

May 7: Beyond Touch: using everyday tools as input devices

Dr Beryl Plimmer Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science The University of Auckland

May 14: Innovation in Airline Human Computer Interaction: from ALC to IoT

Paul McGlashan Chief Architect Air New Zealand

*May 21: From Interaction to Understanding

Professor Mark Billinghurst Human Interface Laboratory New Zealand The University of Canterbury
IEEE SP/IT Chapter Events

Past Events
16 April 2015: IEEE hosted a technical seminar in Auckland (Dr Shoichi Koyama, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
6 May 2015: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk in Auckland (Prof Hamid Krim, North Carolina State University, USA)

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