IEEE Kansai Section History
As authorized by the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (known as IEEE Regional Activities Board prior to 1 January 2008) approved the establishment and boundaries of the IEEE Kansai Section on 14 November 1998. The Kansai Section conducts activities which assist the local IEEE members to enhance their professional careers and their communities.
The number of members of the Kansai Section as of November 30, 1999 was 1472, which was slight increase compared with that of June 30, 1999. In 1999 the Section had five Executive Meetings, one Annual Section Meeting, one Committee meeting, two technical lectures, and one symposium in co-operation with other institutes. In 2000 Kansai Section had three Executive Meetings, one Annual Section Meeting, two Committee meetings, two technical lectures and two symposia in co-operation.
The number of members of the Kansai Section as of December 31, 2011 was 2316, which was large increase compared with that of December 31, 2010. In 2011 the Section had five Executive Meetings, one Annual Section Meeting, two Committee meetings, five technical lectures, and two symposiums in co-operation with other institutes.
In December 2000, the Kansai Section Electron Devices Society Chapter was established.
In January 2001, the Kansai Section Solid-State Circuits Society Chapter was established.
In July 2002, the Kansai Section Circuits and Systems Society Chapter was established.
In December 2006, the Kansai Section Antennas and Propagation Society Chapter, Communications Society Chapter, Computer Society Chapter and Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Chapter were established.
In April 2007, the Kansai Section Photonics Society (knows as Lasers and Electro-Optics Society prior to 2008) Chapter was established.
In November 2007, the Kansai Section Signal Processing Society Chapter was established.
In May 2009, the Kansai Section Consumer Electronics Society Chapter was established.
In August 2011, the Kansai Section Control Systems Society Chapter was established as the 11th chapter of Kansai Section.
In June 2012, the Kansai Section Life Members Affinity Group was formed.
In January 2014, Nagoya Section, Hiroshima Section, Shikoku Section and Fukuoka Section were added to the Kansai Section Consumer Electronics Society Chapter to form the Kansai/Nagoya/Hiroshima/Shikoku/Fukuoka Joint Section Consumer Electronics Society Chapter.
In January 2014, the Kansai Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group was formed.
The Kansai Section has sponsored and supported the following IEEE Milestones:
- Sharp 14-inch Thin-Film-Transistor Liquid-Crystal Display (TFT-LCD) for TV, 1988
|1998||Founding Chair, Tsuneo Nakahara||-||-||-|
|1999||Tsuneo Nakahara||Hiromasa Ikeda||Miki Yamamoto||Miki Yamamoto|
|2000||Tsuneo Nakahara||Hiromasa Ikeda||Miki Yamamoto||Miki Yamamoto|
|2001||Makoto Nagao||Kenichiro Ishii||Yoshifumi Ooyama||Yoshifumi Ooyama|
|2002||Makoto Nagao||Kenichiro Ishii||Yoshifumi Ooyama||Yoshifumi Ooyama|
|2003||Isao Shirakawa||Noboru Sugamura||Eisaku Maeda||Eisaku Maeda|
|2004||Isao Shirakawa||Noboru Sugamura||Eisaku Maeda||Eisaku Maeda|
|2005||Masaki Koyama||Takumi Tanioka||Fumiaki Ishida||Fumiaki Ishida|
|2006||Masaki Koyama||Takumi Tanioka||Fumiaki Ishida||Fumiaki Ishida|
|2007||Hiroshi Matsumoto||Tohru Chiba||Tetsuo Iwase||Tetsuo Iwase|
|2008||Hiroshi Matsumoto||Tohru Chiba||Tetsuo Iwase||Tetsuo Iwase|
|2009||Yukihiro Nakamura||Yosiaki Kushiki||Daisuke Ueda||Daisuke Ueda|
|2010||Yukihiro Nakamura||Yosiaki Kushiki||Daisuke Ueda||Daisuke Ueda|
|2011||Shigeru Katagiri||Atsushi Yano||Toru Murase||Toru Murase|
|2012||Shigeru Katagiri||Atsushi Yano||Toru Murase||Toru Murase|
|2013||Hidetoshi Onodera||Naonori Ueda||Takeshi Yamada||Takayuki Suyama|
|2014||Hidetoshi Onodera||Naonori Ueda||Takeshi Yamada||Takayuki Suyama|