IEEE R10 Symposium (TENSYMP) 2023

IEEE R10 Symposium (TENSYMP) was held in Canberra, Australia from 6-8 September 2023 at the University of New South Wales, Canberra Campus. The theme for this year’s TENSYMP was “Technology for an Autonomous World”.

The IEEE Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Section made history by becoming the smallest section in history to ever have hosted TENSYMP. The highlight of this year’s TENSYMP was the Gala Dinner hosted at the Australian Parliament House. The delegates enjoyed the tour of the Parliament House along with enjoying the hospitality. Participants from 21 countries participated in this year’s TENSYMP either joining us online or attending the conference in person.

TENSYMP 2023 attracted 146 papers in total of which 81 papers were finally accepted into the conference proceedings giving an acceptance ratio of 55%.TENSYMP 2023 had two special sessions as part of the symposium one on Artificial Intelligence and the other on Climate Change. A Climate Change Workshop on the topic of “Building Energy Security in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities” was organized inviting members from the Australian Government agencies, Academia and Industry.

TENSYMP 2023 featured three keynotes as below:

Prof. Hussein Abbas on Open Challenges in Artificial Intelligence
Jessica Bian on Advancing Innovation in Grid Resilience and Edge Technologies
Cibby Pulikkaseril – Where’s my self-driving car, and why did you lie to me?

Other guest speeches were from Australian Government Agencies as follows:

Dr Rohan Baxter from the Australian Taxation Office/Digital Transformation Office on the topic of Data Science
Dr. Tim Burgess from IP Australia on the topic of Intellectual Property.

IP Australia hosted a pop-up show and tell booth at TENSYMP 2023 where they were engaging with attendees explaining to them how the process of patenting works and what steps one could take to protect their intellectual property. IP Australia showcased what options, funding, and resources were available to potential applicants planning to apply for a patent.

TENSYMP 2023 had a Women in Engineering and Young Professionals session organized as well which attracted guests from the Australian armed forces and academia, sharing their experience and journey in Engineering.

IEEE Standards Association hosted an exclusive event at TENSYMP 2023 on 7 September 2023. It featured speakers talking on the topic of “Importance of Standards on Emerging Technologies to Industry and Public”.

Reihana Mohideen, Principal Advisor at the Nossal Institute, The University of Melbourne, delivered a session on “Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and Technology.” The event gained further momentum with a dynamic panel discussion on “A Just Transition: Why Diversity, Gender Equality, and Inclusion are necessary.” Guiding the discourse was Iven Mareels, Executive Dean at the Institute for Innovation, Science, and Sustainability, Federation University Australia. The diverse panel included Jaimes Kolantharaj, Senior Energy Specialist at the Asian Development Bank, Reihana Mohideen, and Lily O’Neill, Senior Research Fellow at Melbourne Climate Futures, The University of Melbourne. Their insights echoed the imperative of fostering diversity, gender equality, and inclusion for a just and sustainable transition, providing a comprehensive exploration of these critical topics at the intersection of technology and societal progress.

For more memories from TENSYMP 2023 visit the website and Facebook page for more photos.

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