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May 21-23, 2015
hosted by Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, USA


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Dr. Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb

Department of Electrical Engineering
Engineering Building, 330
DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828
Fax 815-753-1289
Welcome Letter from the Conference General Chair
Ibrahim M. Abdel-Motaleb
Dear 2015 IEEE-eit-2015 Attendees,
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Northern Illinois University. The conference will be held at NIU Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois, which is a university campus used for conferences, meetings, and off campus programs. Northern Illinois University is happy to be the host of this year's IEEE-eit Region-4 (R4-eit) conference. This is the fifteenth year after the start of the first eit conference in the city of Chicago in 2000. This year, the conference received more than 160 technical papers in various fields associated with IEEE. From the submitted papers, about 100 papers were accepted to be presented at the conference. We have been working hard to create more interest from the Engineering education and industrial community. This resulted in including Engineering education on the call for papers. In addition, this created higher rate of contributions from our industrial partners in the form of papers, sponsorships, and professional development, such as workshops and technical presentations.
R4 is the main sponsor for these eit conferences, where state of the art research and development are presented and discussed for the good of our members and the society. To help dissemination the knowledge presented in the conference, all accepted papers w ill be printed in the conference proceedings and published in the IEEE-Xplore® database. With the outstanding reputation of IEEE-Xplore®, the papers will reach the widest readership possible in the USA and the world.
For those who come from outside the Chicago area, please note that the conference will be in Naperville, off I-88. Chicago has two airports: O’Hare international airport and Midway airport. Both are at about 25-28 miles from the conference center. It takes about 30 minutes by Taxi from the airport to the hotel. Both hotels are about 3 minutes walking distance from the conference center, which is located across the street from the hotels.
We hope you will enjoy the networking opportunities that eit conference provides. In order to improve the conference programs and meet the society expectations, we hope to receive your feedback about the conference activities, once the conference is ended.
We are also happy to report that next year's eit conference will be jointly hosted by the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University. We hope to see you there.
The General Chair would like to give special thanks to Dr. Hossein Mousavinezhad, eit conferences founding general Chair for his dedication and relentless effort that kept the conference going all these years. He has been the driving force for these conferences and the glue that cemented activities and ensured their success since it started. Mr. James Riess, R4 Conferences Administrator, is thanked and appreciated for his dedication and advice on issues related to IEEE and Region 4 regulations. Since the conference web is the platform used to conduct all activities, I would like to acknowledge the mountainous effort done by the webmaster, Mr. Bob Evanich. Without Bob, nothing could have been accomplished. Thanks Bob! Finally, the General Chair would like also to thank all members of the organizing committee for their hard work that will make the conference a successful event. Without you, I would not be able to do it!
At the end of the day, no conference would be possible without the authors' contribution. Hence, I would like to thank you for submitting your outstanding research work to the conference. All the credit should go to all of you. Again, I welcome all of you to Northern Illinois University and to the Central Area of R4, and we hope you will enjoy your stay with us and continue supporting our technical, professional, and educational activities. We invite all participants to attend the workshops, technical sessions, and the Banquet.
Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb,
General Chair of IEEE-eit 2015 Conference
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Director of the Microelectronics Laboratory
Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program,
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115