3rd IEEE R10 Section Chapter Symposium 2023 was organized by the IEEE R10 Section Chapter Committee from 1 to 3 December 2023 at the Hotel Novotel Goa Candolim, Goa, India.
The event was well attended by around 60 volunteers from IEEE Sections across India including Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Madras, Vizag Bay, Kerala, and Kolkata. The other representatives included the India Council, IEEE R10, R8, and IEEE MCE as well as the Sensors Council.
The main events of the Chapter Symposium included:
R10 Section Chapter Symposium
Focus of the program was to train IEEE volunteer leaders to effectively run Chapters and Sections. The topics covered were Ethics, R10 and R8 Section and Chapter Committee Updates, Section Chapter Formation and Reporting Policies, Building Synergy among Society Chapters and Sections, and Section Chapter Management (Best practices, Finances, etc). It also covered information on how to bid and manage society-sponsored conferences along with case studies. A group exercise was done on running an IEEE Section with brainstorming on topics such as effective budgeting and reviewing, grooming effective volunteers from industry and academia, planning and conducting events, new OU formation and sustainability under Sections, and ensuring compliance and reporting. The speakers were from IEEE R10, MGA and MCE.
R10 Conference Leadership Program
The focus of this program was to train the conference organizers and volunteers to effectively run IEEE conferences. The topics covered were why conferences matter, why run an IEEE conference, R10 conference review, conference sponsorship overview and application, Section leadership role, MGA sponsorship approval process and TCS fees, conference teams, peer review process, scope-conference/paper, evaluating papers, handling non-presented papers, publication overview, tools, and MCE resources. Additionally, a workshop on ethics was organized in the chapter symposium by IEEE R10.
The Greentech innovation challenge had team exercises that included zero waste, sustainable food sources, renewable energy, smart and green buildings, sustainable materials, electronic vehicles, and sensor-based solutions. Three teams were awarded the prizes as the winners