At any rate, isn’t IEEE a ‘public’ body, e.g. publishing proceedings and papers free? Or do you have to be a (paying?) member to access stuff?
ieee isnt free, its quite expensive to join, fairly limited also. I remember after graduating i tried to join and they said cs in u.c.c. wasent ieee approved, i think the only cs course at the time was tcd computer eng i think(if theirs such a thing). although they did say if i worked for a year or so in the field of research in some specific area and got published by them i could join. so maybe ill try again, might even get the student rate.
as for the paper, im going to send the author an email and see if he’ll give me the pdf and permission to spread,