IEEE Portugal Section

April 22nd, 2015
QT Widgets QT Widgets 2

Location: Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Dates: April 15th, 2015
Organising OU: IEEE IPLeiria Student Branch, IEEE Universidade de Coimbra Student Branch
Number of participants: 25

In this workshop, the guest speakers Luís Garrote and António Simões from the University of Coimbra introduced the basic concepts of QT – a framework used to develop graphical user interfaces (GUI) in C++ programming language. Then, using a hands-on approach, the participants were able to see and better understand how to develop the graphical interface for a simple application (such as the game tic-tac-toe), which included the usage of custom widgets, mouse events, timers, and others.


April 14th, 2015
IEEE-IST 25th Anniversary

Location: Instituto Superior Técnico ­- Alameda and Taguspark
Dates: from 6 to March 8th 2015
Organising OU: IEEE-­IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Number of participants: 60

The IEEE-IST Student Branch celebrated its 25th anniversary. The celebration served as an amazing opportunity to hold a STEP event. This event was held at Instituto Superior Técnico and included a membership elevation ceremony. In it, several IST faculty members were elevated to senior members of IEEE, and student members who had finished their degrees, were also elevated to graduate members.
In addition to the ceremony, the event featured lots of interesting talks and workshops, mostly given by IEEE active volunteers from Region 8, IEEE Portugal Section, and IST. Former members of IEEE student branches also shared their experiences of their past and current roles in IEEE, providing some inputs on various subjects.

Participants had the opportunity to network with people who are in the industrial world and who can provide valuable career advices, but also gain insights about some new technologies and projects, and their impact in the world.

The event attracted around 60 participants, both IEEE and non-IEEE members. The feedback about the event was highly positive. The students left motivated and eager to work, not only at the academic level but also on the IEEE activities. Thus, the event served as a great motivational tool where students and young professionals had a clear vision of how IEEE can positively influence their future.


March 19th, 2015

GitHubWorkshop_IST         GitHubWorkshop_IST_2

Location: Instituto Superior Técnico ­- Taguspark
Dates: March 9th, 2015
Organising OU: IEEE-­IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico), NEETI­ Núcleo de Estudantes de Engenharia de Telecomunicações e Informática do IST
Number of participants: 28

The Computer Society Chapter of the IEEE­-IST Student Branch, in partnership with NEETI, organized another event for the whole community: GitHub workshop.
Given by a student and our colleague, Nuno Nogueira, it helped about 28 students see how git works. It was a very practical workshop in which all those present followed the steps taken by the speaker.


March 14th, 2015



Location: Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Dates: 3 March 2015
Organising OU: IEEE IPLeiria Student Branch
Number of participants: 450

The Conference on Electrical Engineering is an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas and
knowledge. This year’s edition had both technical and pedagogical lectures. The technical ones
consisted on the presentation and discussion of current and very interesting topics, such as:

  • Internet-of-Things (IoT);
  • Smart Grids;

The pedagogical lectures aimed to show future engineers what to expect after graduation in the
job market and in job interviews, as well as the development of much needed soft skills, such

  • Career paths and opportunities (Debate);
  • From education to practice;
  • Get motivated!

Aside from these presentations, there were also exhibitions provided by companies on their
products and solutions, as well as projects developed by students from the Electrical
Engineering Department.
This event was a success, with the number of participants surpassing last year’s edition. We
received positive feedback from the participants on the guest speakers and their presentations.


March 3rd, 2015


Dates : February 26th, 2015
Organising : IEEE­-IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Number of participants : 21

Taking advantage of the Borrow a Workshop program, Élvio Sousa, chair of the IEEE­IPCB SB, was the speaker present on this technical activity. In two hours of intense acquired knowledge, twenty­one enthusiastic students had the opportunity to learn the most important and used concepts of HTML5, the differences between HTML4 and HTML5, structure and semantics, new elements… just some of the subjects addressed by the speaker. After a theoretical part, the students had the opportunity to create some pages, with the help of the speaker.

March 3rd, 2015


Dates: February 23th, 2015
Organising: IEEE-­IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Number of participants : 37

During more than three hours, IEEE members and members of the Computer Society Student Branch Chapter helped close than 40 new students installing a Linux distribution on their personal computers. After that long journey, and take advantage of the motivation and excitement of the student about their new operating system, the new students had the opportunity to learn some basic commands for the command line which they will need to know to develop theirs projects.

February 23rd, 2015


This year, the IEEE-IST Student Branch will be 25. They will celebrate with technical talks, panels, workshops, presentations on IEEE, social and networking events, and a ceremony. They will showcase their current projects, bring back recent members who left their mark on the branch, hear other personalities share their IEEE stories, cheer on as faculty are promoted to IEEE senior member and student members move on to the next stage of their membership and learn about the multiple opportunities within IEEE.

Speakers will be IST alumni, current students, and other IEEE personalities, such as Efthymia Arvaniti (BrainArK), Rui Costa (Veniam), David Dias (^lift, &yet, IST), Diogo Mónica (Square, IST), José M. F. Moura (CMU), Hugo Silva (PLUX, IST), José Pedro Silva (Critical Manufactoring), and Manuela Veloso (CMU). Their talks will range from autonomous robots to vehicular networks, touching on big data, biosignals, neuroengineering, or startup life, as well as the workings of IEEE.

Date: March 6 to 8, 2015.

Place: Taguspark campus (March 6, included in SET – Semana Empresarial e Tecnológica) and Alameda campus (Abreu Faro Auditorium, March 7 and 8).

Don’t forget to register:


January 6th, 2015

Dear IEEE Portugal Section Member,

In the election ending December 3rd, members chose the IEEE Portugal Section executive team for 2015:

  • Chair: Ana Madureira (ISEP)
  • Vice-Chair: Ana Sofia Gomes (UNL)
  • Vice-Chair: José Pedro Silva (Critical Manufactuing)
  • Secretary: Gonçalo Carito (IST)
  • Treasurer: Miguel Marques (Efacec)

The new ExCom has already confirmed its willingness to serve, and will take office on January 1st, 2015.

Pedro Pinho
IEEE Portugal Nominations and Appointments Committee Coordinator

December 20th, 2014


Date: 04.12.2014
Organising: IEEE-­IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Number of participants: 33

With Christmas knocking on the door, it was time to organize a creative and fun activity allusive to the theme. So we thought, why about cupcakes? Teams of 2­4 people had the opportunity to make their own cupcakes.
The activity had three stages: creating the base, baking and decorating. The participants creativity was shown by the combinations of flavors, textures and colors. The activity also allowed the participants to acquire more cooking notions and tricks for the holiday season.
In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the teams showed enthusiasm, proactivity and cooperation between them (taking into account the limited number of cooking utensils).
Considering the fact that the cupcakes disappeared within the first hour of their completion, it is fair to say the event was a success!

December 20th, 2014

Date: 10 December 2014
Organising: IEEE IPLeiria Student Branch
Number of participants: 26
Activity name: LaTeX Workshop for Beginners

Given last year’s success, the IEEE IPLeiria Student Branch organized another LaTeX Workshop for beginners, in which the participants could learn the basics of LaTeX. A brief presentation on LaTeX was given, followed by a practical exercise consisting in replicating a simple document containing different elements using a LaTeX word processor. After this exercise, the school’s template for dissertations was explained.
With this workshop, participants took the first step to start writing reports / articles / essays with LaTeX word processor, which allows the user to abstract from the appearance of the document and focus on its content instead.