PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Proceedings of the IEEE, the most highly-cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science, will host a Centennial Engineering Innovation Forum in honor of its centennial anniversary at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 28 and 29. Led by globally recognized engineering experts, the Forum will cover eight emerging technologies that offer clear benefits to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide.
Under an umbrella-theme of Improving Quality Of Life Through Engineering Innovations, the forum will cover eight topical areas through panel discussions during the two-day forum including:
- New perspectives on education, innovation and entrepreneurship
- Integration and synergy of nano-bio-info-congno (NBIC) technologies
- Advancing frontiers in energy and sustainability engineering
- Exploring the link between art and media engineering with entertainment
- Shaping the future of healthcare engineering and informatics
- Advances in wireless communication and networking
- Next generation computation and computational intelligence
- Earth, subsea and space exploration
Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will keynote the Forum with opening remarks by Gordon Day, IEEE President; Dr. Trew and Professor Metin Akay, Founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston and Chair of the Centennial Engineering Forum. Other highly-recognized guests will include Susan Blumenthal, former U.S. Surgeon General, Kristina M. Johnson, former Undersecretary for Energy at the Department of Energy, Dave McQueeney, vice president of Software at IBM Research and Yongmin Kim, president of Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea.
The complete Forum program with schedule, panelists and topics is available at: http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/proceedings/eif_program.html.
"In planning this celebration, our goal has been to make it equate to the importance of this milestone and to encourage IEEE members and our readers to participate in as many festivities as possible. While we honor our past, clearly our focus during this celebration is, as always, on the technology of the future," said Dr. Robert J. Trew, honorary forum chairman and editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the IEEE.
SOURCE Proceedings of the IEEE