Find out who is behind CCECE 2018. Click on any of the tabs below to view the composition of the Organizing and Technical Committees, or to find out more about the conference sponsors.

For any information, please contact info@ccece2018.org

Organizing Committee
Honorary Chair Denis POUSSART, Université Laval 
General Chairs  André MORIN, Optelis
Xavier MALDAGUE, Université Laval
Technical Program Chairs  Hoang LE-HUY, Université Laval
Paul FORTIER, Université Laval
Tutorials & Panels Chairs  Amine MILED, Université Laval
Fabrice LABEAU, McGill University
Publications Chairs Benoît GOSSELIN, Université Laval
Publicity Chairs Georges FOUNIER, DRDC Canada
Samira A. RAHIMI, Université Laval
Finance Chairs  Yves DE VILLERS, DRDC Canada
Patronage & Exhibits Chairs Louis ROY, Optel
Martin THÉRIAULT, Eddify
Local Arrangements Chair Jean-François LALONDE, Université Laval
Webmaster & Social Media Chair  Robin DROLET, FICO
Treasurer (ex-officio) Ashfaq HUSAIN, Dillon Consulting
Registration Chair Cathie LOWELL, CL Consulting
IEEE Canada Representatives  Raed ABDULLAH, CONAC
Witold KINSNER, President, IEEE Canada
Technical Committee

Technical Committee

CDS - Circuits, Devices & Systems Amine Miled, Université Laval
Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh, York University
CRB - Control & Robotics André Desbiens, Université Laval
David Saussié, Polytechnique Montréal
COM - Communications & Networking Jean-Yves Chouinard, Université Laval
Claude D'Amours, University of Ottawa
BIO - Bioengineering & Biomedical Applications Benoît Gosselin, Université Laval
Daniel Massicotte, UQTR
CSE - Computer & Software Engineering Nadia Tawbi, Université Laval
Stéphane Coulombe, École de technologie supérieure
PWR - Power Electronics & Energy Systems Hoang Le-Huy, Université Laval
Innocent Kamwa, IREQ
SPR - Signal Theory & Signal Processing Paul Fortier, Université Laval
Benoît Champagne, McGill University
VIS - Machine and Computer Vision Denis Laurendeau, Université Laval
Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, Polytechnique Montréal
OPT - Photonics & Optoelectronics Leslie Rusch, Université Laval
  Wei Shi, Université Laval
GRN - Sustainable Energy Morad Abdelazziz, Université Laval
Ehab El-Saadany, University of Waterloo
NDT - Non-Destructive Testing Abdelhakim Bendada, Université Laval
Marc Genest, National Research Council
CCECE 2018 Sponsors

IEEE Canada

IEEE Canada is the Canadian arm (as Region 7) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as the constituent society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for the technical fields of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering.

Canadian IEEE members pay dues and assessments which partially pay for the services provided by IEEE Canada, IEEE, and EIC. The sale of products and services to members, non-members, and organizations provides significant additional income.

While both organizations provide educational services and products, EIC focuses on the “professional” component while IEEE provides “technical” information through its member societies. You can learn more about EIC and about the IEEE.

The President of IEEE Canada serves on the EIC council as a voting member, as well as being the IEEE Region 7 Director and a voting member of both the IEEE Board of Directors and the IEEE Member Geographic Area Board.

The President chairs the Board of Directors which is the principal governing body of IEEE Canada. The Section Chairs form a majority of the voting membership of the Board. Canadian IEEE members vote on alternate years for the President-Elect. Section members, likewise, vote for their section chair. Please see the administration page for more information.

The Quebec Section of IEEE

Founded in 1958 the Quebec section covers a vast territory that emcompasses all of the province of Quebec east and north of Québec City. Very active for its membership size, the Quebec Section was the host of the 4th edition of CCECE 2008.  It was also the host of the triennal Sections Congress was hosted for the 2nd time in Canada.

In 2005, the Quebec section obtained a historical milestone for the "First 735 kV AC Transmission System": Hydro-Quebec's 735,000 volt electric power transmission system was the first in the world to be designed, built and operated at an alternating-current voltage above 700 kV. This development extended the limits of long-distance transmission of electrical energy. On 29 November 1965 the first 735 kV line was inaugurated. Power was transmitted from the Manicouagan-Outardes hydro-electric generating complex to Montreal, a distance of 600 km.

The plaque can be viewed at the headquarters of Hydro-Quebec 75 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, QC; and at the Manicouagan 2 Hydroelectric Generating station, on the south end of the Manicouagan Reservoir on highway 389 - 50.643474, -68.728927.

The large undertaking of building a 735 kV line was tackled by Jean-Jacques Archembault and the Quebec Hydro. In recognition of this great feat, the IEEE awarded Archembault the 1972 IEEE Habirshaw Award for pioneering the line. The line transported electrical power from the hydraulic centers of the Manicouagan River, in the North East of Quebec, to the load centers in the south of Quebec. It had important economic ramifications as well. the lines allowed the transmission of power from remote hydroelectric plants to load centers at a relatively low cost, thereby giving customers some of the lowest rates in the world. Due to the vast amount of materials required, including but not limited to insulators, spacers-dampers, and towers, it had an impact on national and international manufacturers.

The Montreal Section of IEEE

Founded in 1936, the Montreal section has over 2,000 members and 30 active chapters.


Orleans Island, Québec