IEEE Portugal Section

June 22nd, 2016


On June 4th 2016, The IEEE Portugal Section held a meeting at Universidade de Coimbra, Polo II, Departamento de Engenharia Informática with the main topics discussed being the upcoming 35th Anniversary of the IEEE Portugal Section, the next Leadership Camp, hosted by the IEEE-UC Student Branch and Engineering Day, all of which to be carried out in October in Coimbra.

The list of this meeting attendees is as follows:

  • Ana Madureira – Chair
  • Catarina Silva – Vice-Chair
  • José Pedro Silva – Vice-Chair
  • Miguel Marques – Treasurer
  • Joana Pereira – Electronic Communication Coordinator
  • João Pedro Boavida – Historian Coordinator
  • Ana Trigo – WIE
  • Rafael Arrais – Young Professionals
  • Andreia Pereira – Young Professionals
  • Manuel Gericota – E25
  • Rui Aguiar – ComSoc
  • Rafael Caldeirinha – AP-ED-MTT
  • João Filipe Ferreira – RAS
  • António Morgado – EMBS
  • João Barata Oliveira – UNL Student Branch
  • Ivo Ferreira – UC Student Branch

May 30th, 2016


We at IEEE Portugal Section, are pleased to announce our new appointed officers:

  • Historian Coordinator: João Pedro Boavida
  • Chapter and Nomination & Appointments Coordinator: Pedro Pinho
  • Conference Coordinator: Paulo Novais
  • Educational Activities Coordinator: Paulo André
  • Webmaster: Jorge Silva
  • Student Activities Coordinator: Tomás Tavares
  • Electronic Communications and Newsletter Coordinator: Joana Pereira
  • Professional Activities Coordinator: João Apura
  • Awards & Recognition Coordinator: Paulo Gonçalves
  • Membership Development Coordinator: Ivo Pereira

Contact information regarding all our new officers is available on our Committee page.

May 26th, 2016

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Location: Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto

February 25th 2016

Organization: WiE UP

Number of participants: 150

Name of event: Women in Engineering

The role of the IEEE Women in Engineering affinity group is fundamental to spread and praise women’s roles within the world of engineering. It was with this goal that we came up with this initiative.

Throughout the event there was a share of experiences between students and women who dedicate themselves to the areas of science and engineering. There were four female speakers that talked about their academic and professional backgrounds, namely Luisa Madureira (FEUP Teacher) , Sara Santos (Project manager), Cristina Ribeiro (Researcher at INEB and I3S) and Teresa Andrade (FEUP Auxiliary Teacher).

This event had 242 registrations which shows the interest of the academic community. During the event, there was also time for an afternoon snack break which doubled as a networking event.


May 23rd, 2016



We are pleased to inform all our members that we’ve been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment Performance prize for this membership year.

A deep thank you to all of you who joined us. We couldn’t have won this without you!


May 18th, 2016

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Location: E.S Felgueiras, Externato Vila Meã, E.S Latino Coelho, E.S. Trofa, Colégio são Gonçalo,E.S Viana do Castelo, E.S. Celorico de Basto

Between the 13th of April and the 11th of May 2016

Organization: NuIEEE, Universidade do Porto

Number of participants: 520 in total

Between the dates of 13th of April to the 11th of May 2016, NuIEEE carried out a series of TISP Activities in seven Portuguese HighSchools.

Every activity started with a presentation of IEEE, Universidade do Porto and information about college education.

Next it was time for the practical activities. These consisted of playing a programming based game, trying out Google Cardboard and Lego MindStorm and building a stoplight using an Arduino.

During the course of these activities, there was also time to clear some doubts and fears expressed by some of the attending students regarding the college experience.




May 10th, 2016

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Location: Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores, Antiga Biblioteca

May 4th,2016

Organising: IEEE-UC Student Branch & Núcleo de Estudantes de Engenhar
ia Electrotécnica e de Comp
utadores & Clube de Programação da Universidade de Coimbra

Number of participants: 19

In this workshop, organised by IEEE-UC Student Branch, which took place on May 5th at Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores da Universidade de Coimbra, PhD. student Luís Garrote and MsC. student António Simões, presented several techniques on how to make powerful GUIs with all the latest fancy technologies. Qt is used mainly for developing application software with graphical user interfaces (GUIs);

The workshop was attended by 19 participants.


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May 7th, 2016

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From 18th to 20th of March, the IEEE Region 8 held at Hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco, the 106th IEEE R8 Meeting.  The R8 Meeting is an internacional event organized 2 times per year with the objective of join together all the Region 8 Sections in order to plan and discuss the strategic guidelines for the Region 8 future.
The IEEE Portugal Section was represented by Ana Madureira (Chair), José Pedro Silva (Vice Chair) and Miguel Marques (Treasurer) who had a chance to interact with other Section Members in order to gain further insight, exchange knowledge and skills, and bring back fresh ideas to Portugal Section.
Furthermore, was announced that Porto (Portugal) will be the place for the next IEEE Region 8 Meeting.

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IMG_20160502_110446Location: Auditório DI-A2,Departamento de Informática, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga

Date: May 2nd, 2016

Organization: IEEE CIS Chapter, and ISLab ( University

Number of participants: 30



The IEEE CIS Portugal Chapter, represented by Prof. Paulo Novais, have organized a successful seminar entitled “Emerging Optimization techniques based on IA for the Decision Support Making” with the participation as speaker of Professor Ana Madureira, IEEE Senior, IEEE Portugal section Chair, Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering, Polytechnique of Porto.

The optimization in modern applications takes a strong interdisciplinary nature relating to the need of integrate different techniques and paradigms in solving complex real problems. Arise in this context the Metaheuristics also called of Modern Optimization Techniques whose main interest is the fact that generally produce good solutions for a small computational effort. They are most often sufficiently flexible procedures in order to be able to deal with complex specific restrictions, thus overcoming a major limitation of conventional methods. The seminar will emphasize the application context of Modern Optimization Techniques.

Professors, researchers, MSc and PhD students from different research fields had participated and formulated questions at the end of the session about different aspects related with the invited talk.

April 27th, 2016

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Location: Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, ISCTE-IUL / Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto, FEUP

Date: March 14th, 2016 / Thursday 17th, 2016


Number of participants: 44 / 35

The IEEE IMS Portugal Chapter, represented by Prof. Octavian Postolache, together with ISTA/ISCTE-IUL, represented by Prof. Américo Correia and Prof. Isabel Alexandre, and FEUP, represented by Prof. Joaquim Mendes, have organized a successful seminar entitled “Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities” with the participation as speaker of Dr. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, IEEE Felow, Professor of Sensing Technology, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University (Manawatu), Palmerston North, New Zealand.

The seminar did have two parts of IoT related research activities of the S2IS group (Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Massey University, New Zealand) followed by an overview of IoT.

Professors, researchers, MSc and PhD students from different research fields had participated and formulated questions at the end of the session about different aspects related with the present and the future of IoT architectures.

All the participants were highly satisfied by the quality and the actuality of the presented subjects.

April 27th, 2016

IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Chapter LOGOWe would like to congratulate the Portugal Section Instrumentation and Measurement Society Chapter for receiving approval and official formation.

Welcome and good luck for upcoming activities!!