Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks
Communications & Information Security
Communications Quality and Reliability
Communications Switching & Routing
Communications Systems Integration & Modeling
Green Communications & Computing
Information Infrastructure & Networking
Network Operations & Management
Power Line Communications
Satellite & Space Communications
Signal Processing & Communications Electronics
Transmission, Access, & Optical Systems
Emerging Technical Subcommittees
5G Mobile Wireless Internet
Cable Networks & Services
Cloud Communications & Networking
Innovation & Standards in Information & Communication Technologies (ISICT)
Integrated Fiber &Wireless Technologies
Internet of Things
Nano-Scale, Molecular & Quantum Networking
Smart Grid Communications
Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualization
Vehicular Networks & Telematics Applications
Our technical committees define and implement the technical directions of the Society. As a fundamental element of the Society all members are invited - and encouraged - to participate in one or more of its technical committees. These committees - networks of professionals with common interests in communications - usually meet twice a year at major conferences. Throughout the year, these committees also play a major role in determining which events (conferences, workshops, etc.) are technically co-sponsored by ComSoc.
The Committee will serve as ComSoc’s focal point in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks technologies, stimulating and organizing leading-edge wireless ad hoc and sensor networks symposia, workshops, sessions and tutorials at ComSoc conferences. It will also serve as a proactive facilitator in the dissemination of evolving wireless ad hoc and sensor networking standards.
The goal of TCCN is to provide a platform for its members in particular, and the cognitive networking research, development, policy making and standardization community in general, to interact and exchange technical ideas to identify major challenges and also derive solutions in the development of cognitive networking technologies.
Chair | Ying Chang Liang
Vice Chair Asia Pacific | Jianwei Huang
Vice Chair North America | Octavia Dobre
Vice Chair Europe/Africa | R. Venkatesha Prasad
Secretary | Oliver Holland
Standards Liaison | Mouli Chandramouli
Student Competition Program | Venkatesha Prasad
This committee will promote security of all types of communication networks and forms of information transported by them and through them, end to end. Our security interests start from the network physical layer and they end on the end user application layer. The committee will support conferences, symposia, technical sessions, publications, etc., where information is exchanged within the scope of interest of the TC.
Chair | Yi Qian
Vice Chair - Conferences | Kejie Lu
Vice Chair - Publications | Xiaodong Lin
Secretary | Francesco Chiti
Standards Liaison | Neeli Prasad
Student Competition Program | Kai Zheng
This committee focuses on and advocates worldwide communications quality and reliability on behalf of, and within, the Communications Society. CQR serves as the catalyst for global awareness and the exchange of information relative to technical and management-related aspects of communications quality and reliability.
Chair | Hideaki Yoshino
Chair-Elect | Carol Davids
Vice Chair - Operations | Tetsuya Yokotani
Vice Chair - Publications | Weider Yu
Secretary | Scott Poretsky
Treasurer | Kevin Krantz
Standards Liaison | Hideaki Yoshino
Chair - Advisory Board | Kelly Krick
Student Competition Program | Katsunori Yamaoka
The mission of this committee is to advance the state of the art in communications software and its various aspects and applications. It serves as the major forum for discussion among communications software professionals in both of the communications and computer industries.
The objective of this committee is to sponsor publications, conference technical sessions, workshops and topical meetings and discussions in the theory and applications of information switching. Specific areas include, but are not limited to theory, architecture, traffic, performance, signaling protocol and networks, call and mobility control, services and features, planning, economic factors and management of switching systems.
This committee is concerned with the systems disciplines and modeling tools that facilitate the integration of information-transport equipment, subsystems, and networks into communications systems. The committee particularly addresses computer-aided modeling of integrated subsystems to answer architectural and performance questions
Chair | Stefano Giordano
Vice Chair | George Michailidis
Secretary | Christos Verikoukis
Standards Liaison | Harry (Charalobos) Skianis
Student Competition Program | Periklis Chatzimisios | George Michailidis
This committee sponsors conference sessions, workshops, tutorials, as well as promoting and reviewing papers in the broad area of communication theory, with emphasis on applications to practical systems. The technical content of these sessions and papers focuses on the analytical and theoretical aspects of many diverse areas that include modulation, coding, synchronization, equalization, signal processing and neural networks, transmission over all media, source and channel coding, spread spectrum and multiple access, data communications, and communication networks.
This committee (TCCC) sponsors papers, discussions, and standards on all aspects of computer-communication systems. It provides a forum for members to broaden professional contacts and for technical discussions and interactions. Its areas of interest include performance of computer network and switch architectures, interfaces and protocols, configuration control, scheduling and buffer management, routing, flow control and admission control algorithms, error control, and network security, reliability, and management.
This committee (DS) promotes advances in the state of the art of coding and signal processing to enhance digital data storage systems, in order to achieve high storage densities, fast access, and low error rates. The committee is also interested in VLSI implementations of read/write channel electronics.
Chair | Bane Vasic
Vice Chair (Academia) | Kui Cai
Vice Chair (Industry) | Xinde Hu
Secretary | Brian M. Kurkoski
Treasurer | Qi Qi
Standards Liaison | Lara Dolecek
Student Competition Program | Shayan Srinivasa Garani | Alex Dimakis
This committee focuses on exploring ICT solution gaps and business models supporting emerging eHealth applications and services, as well as exploring project collaboration opportunities addressing global health challenges with IEEE sister societies and governments around the globe. The focused technical areas include eHealth network and system infrastructures (e.g., health grid, cloud computing, etc), net-centric health and healthcare application developments, ICT-enabled personalized healthcare and management, and ICT-enabled smart medical devices and systems. This committee provides a platform to ComSoc members not only for technical information exchange (e.g., conferences and workshops) but also for project-based collaborations with IEEE and non-IEEE organizations.
The goal of Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC), IEEE Communications Society, is to provide a platform for its members, and the whole research, development, standardization, and service community of energy- and/or resource- efficient and/or environment-sustainable communications, computing, and relevant systems, to interact and exchange technical ideas, to identify major research and development challenges, and to collaborate and investigate solutions in the development of energy-sustainable, resource-saving, and environment-friendly green communications and computing technologies. The areas this committee addresses are quite inter-disciplinary due to the inherent features of the relevant green topics. This committee not only addresses greening communications, computing, and relevant systems but also investigate using communications, computing, and relevant systems to achieve green objectives for the sustainable world.
Chair | Jinsong Wu
Vice Chairs | Rod Tucker | Stephen (Steve) McLaughlin | Yu Cheng
Industrial Liaisons | Chih-Lin I | Daniel C. Kilper | Juergen Quittek
Advisors | Tariq Durrani | John Cioffi | Gee Rittenhouse | Zhisheng Niu | Leonid Kazovsky
Secretary | Jaafar M.H. Elmirghani
Student Competition Program | Jinsong Wu
Working in concert with other ComSoc Technical Committees, the objective of IIN is to facilitate the cohesive advancement of information infrastructures and supportive technologies to enable global networking to guarantee distribution and accessibility of any kind of data in any format, to anywhere, at anytime, on any media, and with any access tool. Social responsibility, including green operations and the narrowing of the “digital divide” are key precepts.
This committee is a joint committee of the Internet Society and the IEEE Communications Society for stimulating interdisciplinary exchanges and applications of state of the art communications and related technologies to Internet infrastructure and services. The committee contributes to the emergence of an ubiquitous, multimedia, and high-performance Internet serving large segments of the world's population.
This committee examines systems, applications, services and techniques in which two or more media are used in the same session. These media include, but are not restricted to, voice, video, image, music, data, and executable code. The scope of the committee includes conversational, presentational, and transactional applications and the underlying networking systems to support them.
Chair | Yonggang Wen
Steering Committee Chair | Luigi Atzori
Vice Chair - North America | Khaled El-Maleh
Vice Chair - Asia | Liang Zhou
Vice Chair - Europe | Maria G. Martini
Vice Chair - Letters & Member Communications | Shiwen Mao
Secretary | Fen Hou
Standard Liaison | Zhu Li
Student Competition Program | Fen Hou
This committee (CNOM) focuses on network and service operations and management. It encourages the exchange of information on the operational and technical management aspects of public and private networks for voice, data, image, and video, and organizes and sponsors publications and discussions of these topics. Specific technical interests include automation of network operations, customer network management and control, knowledge-based technologies, real-time management of networks, network-operations architecture, service management, and end-to-end management across several jurisdictional boundaries.
The committee will serve as ComSoc’s focal point in the area of optical networking technologies and play an active role in stimulating/organizing leading-edge optical networking symposia, workshops, sessions and tutorials serving OFC and other premier M&C venues. ONTC will also serve as a proactive facilitator in the dissemination of evolving optical networking standards by working closely with standards forums such as OIF, IETF, and ITU/T1.
The Committee sponsors conference sessions, special issues, workshops, tutorials, and promotes the dissemination of technical information in the broad area of communications over power lines. Our primary goal is to serve as a focal point for all activities in the area of power line communications.
The IEEE Communications Society’s Radio Communications Committee (RCC) is primarily interested in physical layer wireless communications. Its areas of interest include engineering aspects of communication and localization systems, equipment, and operation with involvement in standardization, spectrum, and regulatory efforts. Technologies considered span point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, multipoint-to-multipoint, mobile radio access, and adaptive diversity systems. The RCC sponsors and promotes technical publications, conferences, symposia, workshops, tutorials, and other related activities on the aforementioned aspects. The committee also assumes the proactive duty to nominate suitable candidates for Communications Society and IEEE awards, propose distinguished lecturer candidates, and endorse deserving candidates for the election to IEEE Senior Member and Fellow grade.
This committee facilitates technical exchange in the field of satellite and space communications and maintains a keen interest in the development and maintenance of standards in this area. It explores the evolution of new satellite and space-based systems and the application of new and emerging technologies.
This committee (SPCE) sponsors papers, participates in the organization of conferences, and promotes technical workshops on those aspects of communications that pertain to the innovation, development and application of algorithms and electronic and photonic devices or subsystems for generation, processing, storage, transmission, recovery, and presentation of communications signals. In so doing, the committee also has as a goal the professional development of committee members and other practitioners that work in the above areas.
This committee sponsors and organizes papers, conference sessions, workshops and standards development relating to both optical and metallic guided media transmission and access systems for the transport of speech, data, andvisual information of any bandwidth. Specific areas of interest include: testing and performance of analog and digitally transmitted signals; systems and equipment for subscriber access over fiber, coaxial cable, and twistedcopper pairs; analog and digital subscriber lines over wires and interfaces to wireless media; inductive coordination and electrical protection of wired media; network synchronization; and development of IEEE-oriented standards.
The mission of the committee TCPC is to sponsor publications, conferences, technical sessions, workshops, and other information exchanges on architectures, applications, systems, terminals and technologies to provide personal, location-independent communication and computing in voice, data and visual media. Its areas of interest include techniques for achieving portability, ubiquity and transparency using wireless networks ranging from microcellular to satellite, and wired networks ranging from narrow to broadband.