Central European Student and Young Professionals Congress

Zagreb, May 8-10 2015
Workshop 3 - IEEE
16:00 - 17:30 A201 Young Professionals
16:00 - 17:30 A202 R8 SAC Workshop: Writing successful applications
for the awards
16:00 - 17:30 A301 TISP
16:00 - 17:30 A302 Society: IAS, PES

You can register for the workshop here:

Young Professionals
Saturday, 16:00 - 17:30, A201



Transition between student and professional stage of life and a next stage in volunteering will be presented in an interactive lecture held by R8YP subcommittee member.


Kateryna Osypenko was born on 17/12/1989, Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2012 graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Faculty of Electronics, Department of Industrial Electronics, specialty "Electronic systems", got the qualification of engineer-researcher. From 2012 – PhD student of Department of Industrial Electronics, Faculty of Electronics, National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", thesis theme – "Converters operating modes control in autonomous power supply systems".

Position: National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Faculty of Electronics, the assistant lecturer of Department of Industrial Electronics.

Research interests: analysis and calculation of electronic circuits by the method of structural numbers; PLC networks planning methods; converters in Smart Grid; MPPT algorithms for renewables in Smart Grid.

IEEE activities: IEEE member since 2010; Vice Chair of IEEE KPI Student Branch since 2012; Chair of IEEE KPI Student Branch from 2013; Vice Chair of YP AG; assists in the organization of IEEE international scientific conferences on Electronics and Electrical Engineering: IEEE International Conference on Electronics and Nanotechnology, International Scientific Conference of Young Scientists "Electronics", International Scientific Conference "Problems of modern electrical engineering", International Conference on Intelligent Energy and Power Systems.

R8 SAC Workshop: Writing successful applications for the awards
Saturday, 16:00 - 17:30, A202


Participants will learn how to submit successfully application for awards. We will introduce participants with best practices and point out to the most common mistakes. Also participants will be introduced with all contests that are conducted within IEEE R8 and whole World.


Dinko Jakovljević is a graduate student at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek where he studies Computer Engineering. He has been an IEEE member for 3 years during which he performed various roles. In 2012 he was a Tresaurer at IEEE Student Branch Osijek upon which in 2013 he was promoted into the Chair position being currently held. Furthermore, he has been a Student Representative at Croatia Section since the beginning of 2015. Among three other people, he has established IEEEmadC contest where he is a Promotional Activities Coordinator and Designer. He was a Student Ambassador for Croatia at IEEEXtreme 8.0 competition. Currently he works as PR lead for IEEEXtreme 9.0 competition. Being the Awards and Contest Coordinator, he is responsible for promoting and coordinating the awards and contests at the regional level, encouraging students to participate in contests and assisting them making nominations for awards.

Ahmet Taygun NAMLI is senior year Electrical and Electronics Engineering student who’s majority is about Telecommunication field in Osmangazi University in Turkey. In four years of membership he was responsible for many active role either in his branch or in the section. In Osmangazi University SB, Event Coordinator and Board Member his main roles for over 2 years. In Turkey Section he served as Twin Branch Coordination Team Member and Section SAC Member as Institutional Representative. In IEEE Region 8 SAC he volunteered as Corresponding Member. This year as a main role he helped the evaluation process of Awards & Contests.

Saturday, 16:00 - 17:30, A301

Presentation TISP
Presentation Understanding IEEE


The Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) is a tool for IEEE volunteers to demonstrate the application of engineering, science and mathematics concepts to the pre-university teachers and to strengthen the ties between schools and universities.

The TISP training workshop aims to show to the participants how to achieve those goals, to help them find out more about TISP and the Pre-University Works initiatives and to train them on how to conduct TISP workshops in their local areas. Moreover, all the participants are going to experience a true hands-on TISP experience by building a chair lift with simple materials.

If you want to become a TISP Champion, join the workshop!


Ioannis Mousmoutis is a Computer Software Engineer based in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a senior student at the University of Thessaly, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics and he is working as a Software Developer for OTS SA.

He has been an IEEE volunteer for 4 years and since then he has served different positions in Region 8 and has been member of the Organizing Committee of several technical and non-technical events. He is currently a Corresponding Member of the IEEE R8 Education Activities Subcommittee.

Society: IAS, PES
Saturday, 16:00 - 17:30, A301

Presentation IAS


IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Representative Edina Livnjak is going to give a presentation about advantages of joining PES and opportunities which this Society offers to students and young professionals.

Focus of PES presentation will be mostly on available educational activities, support for Student Branch Chapters and career advancement possibilities. Presentation will include detailed instructions about PES SB Chapter forming, information about funding possibilities and projects such as PES Student Congress, High Performing Student Branch Chapter Program and Distinguished Lecturer Program. Representative will also talk about PES Careers and about support, encouragement and opportunities for women in energy industry.

The scope of the Industry Applications Society, as a transnational organization, is the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices and controls to the processes and equipment of industry and commerce; the promotion of safe, reliable and economic installations; industry leadership in energy conservation and environmental, health, and safety issues; the creation of voluntary engineering standards and recommended practices; and the professional development of its membership.

If your engineering interests are the needs of the industrial or commercial sector, the Industry Applications Society (IAS) will be a valuable professional connection.

This presentation will contain a lot of useful information about benefits of forming IAS Student Branch Chapter and being a part of IAS and Young Professionals Program. Participants will also find out what kind of activities IAS supports, who can join, why join as well as how to join IAS and YPP.


Edina Livnjak (PES representative) received her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering title at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Sarajevo, Department of Electric Power Engineering in 2013 and is currently on the final year of Master studies. Her area of interest includes Renewable Energy Resources, Power System Analysis and Transmission Technologies.

Edina Livnjak is IEEE Power and Energy Society Region 8 Student Chapter Coordinator and her tasks include helping IEEE members with establishing new PES Student Chapters as well as helping and supporting existing SB Chapters in Region 8. She is also a Member of PES Student Activities Team. As a member of this team, she worked on High Performing Student Branch Chapter Program which had a goal of gathering information about SB Chapters and rewarding active and successful ones. She is currently working on preparations for the next IEEE PES Student Congress.

Edina was also a Member of Chapter Board at IEEE University of Sarajevo PES SB Chapter. During that time, she worked on various projects organized in order to provide students with practical knowledge in modern technologies. One of the most successful projects was “beENG” – project of working visits to electrical engineering companies which was noticed by members in different regions. She worked with Region 10 representatives in order to implement “beENG” in that region and there are also plans to make it worldwide.

Lamija Vuković (IAS representative) is a Vice Chair of University of Sarajevo Industry Applications Society Student Branch Chapter, the outstanding and most happening student branch in the world with many awards over last few years. She has been IEEE member for over a year and during that period she has worked on various IAS SB UNSA projects, most noticeable being Study Tour to Cern project, in which she has served as a project leader. She received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Sarajevo in 2014 and is currently pursuing M.Sc. in department of Automatic Control and Electronics. At the moment her area of interests are Robotics and Control Systems.

Emina Prlja (IAS representative) is 22 years old student of Computer Science at Faculty of Electrical Engineering - University of Sarajevo. She became a member of IEEE and IAS about year and a half ago. She is now a Membership Development Officer of IAS Student Branch in Sarajevo. Activities within IAS helped her to develop both social and technical skills and she is glad to be a part of such a great team!