Workshop on Technical Activities Volunteer Training



This workshop aims at empowering qualified Volunteers to play a bigger role in building IEEE technical communities by providing information and tools in the following areas of IEEE activity:

  • Global and Local Technical Communities
  • Conferences
  • Publication
  • Educational Activities

All participants are expected to increase and expand their proactive roles within the above areas of IEEE focus, becoming prominent IEEE Volunteer leaders, both globally and locally.
Participants are also encouraged to replicate this training activity in their local communities, passing this knowledge on to other potential Volunteer leaders, to cultivate a strong, knowledgeable, and engaged Volunteer base.
This workshop is open to everybody including postgraduate students, government employees, university faculty, researchers, and industry professionals who wish to become more involved in IEEE technical communities and volunteering activities.

Even though attendance is free, please register at for logistics and follow up.


image1Vincenzo PIURI has received his Ph.D. in computer engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1989). He has been Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at George Mason University, USA. He is Full Professor in computer engineering (since 2000) and has been Director of the Department of Information Technology at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
His main research interests are: signal and image processing, machine learning, pattern analysis and recognition, biometrics, theory and industrial applications of neural networks, intelligent measurement systems, industrial applications, fault tolerance, cloud computing, internet-of-things, digital processing architectures, embedded systems, and arithmetic architectures. Original results have been published in more than 350 papers in international journals, proceedings of international conferences, books, and book chapters.
He is Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished Scientist of ACM, and Senior Member of INNS. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal (2013-15), and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. He is 2015 IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities. He has been IEEE Director and IEEE Delegate for Division X, President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the IEEE Systems Council, Vice President for Membership of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and Vice President for Education of the IEEE Biometrics Council.
He received the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award (2002) for the contributions to the advancement of theory and practice of computational intelligence in measurement systems and industrial applications, the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Distinguished Service Award (2008), and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Meritorious Service Award (2009). He is Honorary Professor at the Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary (since 2014).