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Entry for Outstanding Chapter Award From IEEE Computer Society, Madras Chapter Submitted by H.R. Mohan Chairman, IEEE CS, Madras [email protected]

The IEEE Computer Society Madras Chapter was one of the early chapters in the IEEE Madras Section of the Region 10. It was re-activated in late Dec 2006 with two events. From then onwards it journey in servicing the members , professionals, students and academic faculty has been steady and phenomenal. The CS chapter had organised many events and a summary includes:        

2007: A total of 20 activities were organized. Details 2008: A total of 44 events were organized. Details 2009: A total of 61 events were organized and the IEEE CS Madras Chapter had become the first chapter in the world to have organised so many events and received a special mention. Details 2010: A total of 41 events were organized. Details 2011: A total of 37 events were organized. Details 2012: A total of 34 events were organised. Details 2013: A total of 25 events were organised. Details 2014: A total of 30 events were organised. Details

In the current year of 2015, till Nov 14 th the IEEE CS Madras Chapter as per details given belowhad organised 32 events Comprising of 13 Technical Meetings, 9 Research & Education related programmes, two Self-Development events, one Societal Impact programme, three Book Launches/Releases, supported seven Conferences / Seminars, two special programmes – Student Essay Contest and Celebration of 10th Anniversary of YouTube with crowd sourced contributions from members and two special lecture programmes involving IEEE DVP speakers. The IEEE CS Madras Chapter has also been receiving the best performing society chapter in the Madras Section for the last five years. In terms of membership, the society has been adding members. However, the higher membership fee in a developing economy with lower affordability has been deterring many to become members. As on Nov 2015, the chapter has 291 members with break-up as under: Life Senior: 3 Senior Members: 23 Members: 127 Graduate Students: 42 Associate: 3 Affiliate: 4 Student Members: 89 The Madras Section also has 10 student branch chapters of the IEEE CS and recently, the Sri Muthukumaran Intitute of Technology SB Chapter received the best student branch of IEEE CS and FIVE student members of the Madras Chapter have received the prestigious Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship. The CS Madras Chapter has an active website at http://ieeecs-madras.managedbiz.com/ and all the events announcements are posted there. Though the IEEE CS CS Madras Chapter has been performing consistently over eight years, this the first time, we are competing for the Outstanding Chapter Award and we trust meet the required criteria and will be considered for the award to sustain our activity level do better in the future

Events of 2015 Technical Meetings 6th Feb 2015: Presentation on "Intelligent Transport Systems" by Dr. Lelitha Devi Vanajakshi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. The abstract of talk: Traffic congestion in India arises from the fact that road capacity and infrastructure have not improved on par with the traffic. The direct solution for this problem – improvements in physical infrastructure – is constrained by space availability and other logistic issues. There is however scope for capacity improvements through the adoption of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). ITS activities help establish a sustainable, multi-modal surface transportation system that connects vehicles and management systems through well-established technologies. Intelligent Transport Systems combine tools for automated acquisition, communication, and analysis of road data and techniques to disseminate useful information to the public/traveller. The main challenges for the implementation of a full scale Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in India are the lack of automated traffic data collection systems and lack of theoretical models suitable for the Indian traffic condit