IEEE Portugal Section

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!!

April 12th, 2016

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Location​: Instituto Superior Técnico ­ Campus Alameda, Salão Nobre
Dates​: February 20th 2016
Organising​: IEEE ­IST EMB Student Chapter
Number of participants​: 175

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”, on 20th February, IEEE­IST EMB Student Chapter organized a TEDx event in Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. It was focused on providing our scientific community and students from Lisbon with access to practices, ideas and opinions that are shaping our world. TEDxISTAlameda joined together a passionate audience ignited about sharing ideas and helped instill a healthy environment of collaboration and discussion among engineering students, which is one of IEEE’s missions.

We combined our skills, expertise and enthusiasm to bring to our local student community remarkable speakers with creative and inspiring ideas. We invited renowned speakers from several scientific and non­scientific fields, such as bioengineering (e.g. Miguel Amador, from IEEE EMB Portugal Chapter), aerospace engineering (ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen), design (Carlos Arturo Torres from IDEO and With Company), photography and music, providing highly interactive sessions and facilitating knowledge sharing.

This event was crucial to publicize IEEE­IST EMB Student Chapter among our local student community.

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Location​: Instituto Superior Técnico ­ Campus Alameda, iStart room
Dates​: February 18th 2016
Organising​: IEEE­IST EMBS Student Chapter
Number of participants​: 25


Knowing how to communicate in public and giving presentations is one of the basic requirements to impress clients, teachers and peers. When arguing properly, the speaker is providing a positive image about a certain topic, which strengthens his/her speech.

In this workshop, organized by IEEE­IST EMB Student Chapter, which took place on February 18th at Instituto Superior Técnico ­ Campus Alameda, João de Mendonça, founder of the first Toastmasters in Portugal and president of the Lisbon MBA Toastmasters Club, presented several techniques to overcome the terror of many: public speaking.

The workshop was attended by 25 participants from various IST programmes, namely Mechanical engineering, Architecture and Biomedical engineering.

December 13th, 2015

Dear IEEE Portugal Section Member,

In the election ending December 2nd, members chose the following IEEE Portugal Section executive team for the biennium 2016-2017:

  • Chair: Ana Madureira (ISEP)
  • Vice-Chair: José Pedro Silva (Critical Manufactuing)
  • Vice-Chair: Catarina Silva (IPL/ESTG)
  • Secretary: Pedro Simeão Carvalho (Tlantic SI)
  • Treasurer: Miguel Marques (Efacec)

The new ExCom has already confirmed its willingness to serve, and will take office on January 1st, 2016.

Best Regards,
Pedro Pinho
IEEE Portugal Nominations and Appointments Committee Coordinator



Caro membro do IEEE Portugal Section,

Da eleição que terminou a 2 de Dezembro de 2015, os membros escolheram a seguinte composição para a equipa que irá liderar a comissão executiva para o biénio 2016-2017:

  • Chair: Ana Madureira (ISEP)
  • Vice-Chair: José Pedro Silva (Critical Manufactuing)
  • Vice-Chair: Catarina Silva (IPL/ESTG)
  • Secretary: Pedro Simeão Carvalho (Tlantic SI)
  • Treasurer: Miguel Marques (Efacec)

A nova comissão executiva já confirmou a sua vontade em cumprir o mandato e irá iniciar funções no dia 1 de Janeiro de 2016.

Pedro Pinho
IEEE Portugal Nominations and Appointments Committee Coordinator

November 8th, 2015
Location: University of Porto
Dates: October 23rd-25th, 2015
Organisation: Student Branch at University of Porto
Number of participants: 11

IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members—advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch—compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. This year, although with a national event at Coimbra, Porto kept the tradition alive with 4 teams competing locally. As usual, in Porto, there were fresh subs for lunch, pizza and lots of coffee which in the end resulted in the 1st and 2nd places being teams from and competing in Porto.
Between the teams competing in Porto, there were 6 new IEEE members, 2 of which were 1st year electrical engineering students and 2 informatics engineering 2nd year students.


October 20th, 2015

Location: Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro
Dates: October 6th, 2015
Organisation: Rohde and Schwarz, Instituto de telecomunicações, and MTT-s Student Chapter at University of Aveiro
Number of participants: 25

Rohde and Schwarz, Instituto de telecomunicações, and MTT-s Student Chapter at Universidade de Aveiro organized a workshop dedicated to 5G. The idea was to outline concepts and ideas of the upcoming telecommunications revolution, from the hardware to the protocol level. The workshop included demonstrations and a series of talks, lasting one full day.


Members of the MTT-S student chapter not only helped to organize the workshop but also presented a talk and one demonstrator to the participants. The full program for the workshop is below:

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Reception / Introduction – IT & Rohde&Schwarz

9:30 – 11:00 “Design and characterization of amplifiers for 5G” – B.Schincke (R&S)

  • Types of Amplifier and its principles
  • Envelope Tracking, Load Pull, Harmonic Pull
  • Differential Ampl.
  • Measurement of characteristic parameter of Amplifier

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00 “Digital Pre-Distortion of Radio-Frequency Base-Station Power Amplifiers” – L.C. Nunes/F. Barradas (MTT-S Chapter/IT)

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 “Challenges of LTE advanced Rel. 10…13 ( IOT)” – L. Walther (R&S)

  • 8×8 Mimo
  • Wifi Offloading
  • D2D communication
  • Multichannel Signal generation and Analysis

15:30 – 16:15 “ORCIP Infrastructure” – P. Monteiro/N.B. Carvalho (IT)

16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 “The Way to 5G” – L. Walther/B. Schincke (R&S)

  • WW Research Activities and Initiatives
  • Envisages requirements for the next generation
  • Why LTE cannot fulfil these requirements
  • Technology Options and Air Interface Candidates
  • Channel Sounding
  • Generation and Analysis of dig. modulated signals in V-Band

18:00 Live Demos – IT & Rohde&Schwarz Multiport Solutions

The workshop counted with the participation of 40 people, mostly working engineers but also students developing work in the area of telecommunications.



October 18th, 2015

Dear IEEE Portugal Section Member,

We are pleased to announce the opening of the electoral process that will yield the next Executive Committee of IEEE Portugal Section, for the biennium 2016-2017.

Until 20th October 2015, you are invited to submit your nomination. In line with IEEE recommendations and practice, we welcome nominations of candidates for single positions, i.e. not in list format. The ballots will present all candidates for each position, and voters will vote for each individual. The mandatory positions are:

  1. Chair
  2. Vice-Chair(s)
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer

Nominations for single positions must be sent to <>, accompanied by the following information:

  1. Candidate full name;
  2. Candidate IEEE member number;
  3. Candidate biography, and activity proposal for the biennium (maximum 1000 characters);
  4. Candidate photo.

The information should be formatted as a Word document (.doc), and the photo should be sent in JPEG format. All candidates should comply with the eligibility requirements set forth by IEEE. Please use the this template.

After the candidatures are received and accepted, this information will be sent by email to all voting members of IEEE Portugal Section.

The elections will take place between 29 of November and 2 December 2015 (both included), and members will vote electronically using the IEEE vTools system. All information about candidates and voting procedures will be sent by email for all members until 23th November.

Pedro Pinho
Nominations & Appointments Coordinator

August 28th, 2015
O IEEE Day 2015 realiza-se no próximo dia 6 de Outubro e a organização está a procura de verdadeiros heróis para o superman_5IEEE Day Ambassadors.

Se estás interessado em ser embaixador de Portugal, preenche o seguinte formulário:

Tens até dia 04 de Setembro máximo pois caso contrário ficará muito em cima da data.

O que irás fazer:
1. Estar em contacto com a secção, student branches, affinity groups, etc de forma a informá-los do IEEE Day
2. Organizar e dar suporte à organização de eventos durante o IEEE Day
3. Dar suporte em campanhas de marketing
4. Promover os beneficios do IEEE, novos membros a juntarem-se e encorajar os actuais a renovarem
5. Contribuir com ideias, feedback e sugestões
6. Dar assistência no recrutamento de futuros embaixadores
7. Divulgar nas redes sociais (Facebook, G+, Instagram, Twitter, Collabratec IEEE Day Community).

Qualquer dúvida ou clarificação, pode ser enviado um email para <>.

Peço também aos que preencherem o formulário que enviem um email para <> e <> (cc) – para que possamos estar informados e passar conhecimento referente ao ano passado.


Esta é uma excelente oportunidade para desenvolverem experiência de trabalho no IEEE em Portugal.

Gonçalo Carito & Rafael Arrais
IEEE Day 2014 Ambassadors


August 19th, 2015

The IEEE Portugal Section will award outstanding volunteers, chapters and student branches for 2014.

Nominations for the following awards can be submitted by email to <> until 18th September 2015.

  • IEEE-PT Best IEEE Volunteer [link]
  • IEEE-PT Outstanding WIE member [link]
  • IEEE-PT Outstanding Chapter [link]
  • IEEE-PT Outstanding Student Branch [link]
  • IEEE-PT Outstanding Young Professional member [link]

Please follow the above links for specific instructions and regulations for each award.