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Technical Communities


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.


Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks *

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.


Chair | kato [at] it [dot] ecei [dot] tohoku [dot] ac [dot] jp (Nei Kato)
Vice Chair | Jalel Ben Othman
Secretary | Cheng Li
Standards Liaison | RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad
Student Competition Program | boukerch [at] site [dot] uottawa [dot] ca (Azzedine Boukerche)



Cognitive Networks*

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 | dg [at] ohm [dot] york [dot] ac [dot] uk (David Grace)
Vice Chair Asia Pacific | kandeepan [at] rmit [dot] edu [dot] au (Kandeepan Sithamparanathan)
Vice Chair North America | Ekram [dot] Hossain [at] ad [dot] umanitoba [dot] ca (Ekram Hossain )
Vice Chair Europe/Africa | R [dot] R [dot] VenkateshaPrasad [at] tudelft [dot] nl (R. Venkatesha Prasad)
Secretary | pchatzimisios [at] ieee [dot] org (Periklis Chatzimisios)
Standards Liaison | mouli [at] stevens [dot] edu (Mouli Chandramouli)
Student Competition Program | Venkatesha Prasad



Communications & Information Security *

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 | yqian2 [at] uml [dot] edu (Yi Qian)
Vice Chair - Conferences | kejie [dot] lu [at] upr [dot] edu (Kejie Lu)
Vice Chair - Publications | Xiaodong [dot] Lin [at] uoit [dot] ca (Xiaodong Lin)
Secretary | Francesco Chiti 
Standards Liaison | neeliprasad [at] gmail [dot] com (Neeli Prasad)
Student Competition Program | zhengkai [at] cn [dot] ibm [dot] com (Kai Zheng)



Communications Quality and Reliability *

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 | yoshino [at] nit [dot] ac [dot] jp ( Hideaki Yoshino)
Chair-Elect | davids [at] iit [dot] edu (Carol )davids [at] iit [dot] edu (Davids)
Vice Chair - Operations | Yokotani [dot] Tetsuya [at] eb [dot] MitsubishiElectric [dot] co [dot] jp (Tetsuya Yokotani)
Vice Chair - Publications | Weider Yu
Secretary | sporetsky [at] allot [dot] com (Scott Poretsky)
Treasurer | Kevin Krantz
Standards Liaison | Yoshino [dot] hideaki [at] lab [dot] ntt [dot] co [dot] jp (Hideaki Yoshino)
Chair - Advisory Board | kelly [dot] krick [at] ericsson [dot] com (Kelly Krick)
Student Competition Program | Katsunori Yamaoka



Communications Software *

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.

Chair | ashami2 [at] uwo [dot] ca (Abdallah Shami)
Vice Chair | lynda [dot] mokdad [at] univ-paris12 [dot] fr (Lynda Mokdad)
Secretary | Hacene [dot] Fouchal [at] univ-reims [dot] fr (Hacene Fouchal)
Standards Liaison | jlloret [at] dcom [dot] upv [dot] es (Jaime Lloret)
Student Competition Program | Abdallah Shami



Communications Switching & Routing *

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.


Chair | atiq [at] ou [dot] edu (Mohammed Atiquzzaman)
Vice Chair | mellouk [at] u-pec [dot] fr (Abdelhamid Mellouk)
Secretary | Jun Zheng
Conferences Chair | Nirwan Ansari
Standards Liaison | Henry Suthon
Student Competition Program | Roberto Rojas-Cessa



Communications Systems Integration & Modeling *

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 | s [dot] giordano [at] iet [dot] unipi [dot] it (Stefano Giordano)
Vice Chair | gmichail [at] umich [dot] edu (George Michailidis)
Secretary | cveri [at] cttc [dot] es (Christos Verikoukis)
Standards Liaison | cskianis [at] aegean [dot] gr (Harry (Charalobos) Skianis)
Student Competition Program | peris [at] it [dot] teithe [dot] gr (Periklis Chatzimisios) | gmichail [at] umich [dot] edu (George Michailidis)



Communication Theory *

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.


Chair | angel [dot] lozano [at] upf [dot] edu (Angel Lozano)
Vice Chair | mvalenti [at] wvu [dot] edu (Matthew Valenti)
Secretary | esp [at] ieee [dot] org (Erik Perrins)
Standards Liaison | Sana [dot] sfar [at] ieee [dot] org (Sana Sfar)
Student Competition Program | Leszek Szczecinski



Computer Communications *

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.


Chair | jpgs [at] eecs [dot] ku [dot] edu (James P.G. Sterbenz)
Vice Chair | jo [at] netlab [dot] tkk [dot] fi (Joerg Ott)
Secretary | massey [at] cs [dot] colostate [dot] edu (Dan Massey)
Standards Liaison | R. Venkatesha Prasad



Data Storage *

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 | Haitao [dot] Xia [at] lsi [dot] com (Haitao (Tony) Xia)
Vice Chair (Academia) | xinde [dot] hu [at] sandisk [dot] com (Sedat Olcer)
Vice Chair (Industry) | sedat [dot] olcer [at] bilgi [dot] edu [dot] tr (Xinde Hu)
Secretary | oski [at] jaist [dot] ac [dot] jp (Brian M. Kurkoski)
Treasurer | CAI_Kui [at] dsi [dot] a-star [dot] edu [dot] sg (Kui Cai)
Standards Liaison | Tiffany Jing Li
Student Competition Program | Edward Au | Yiwei Song




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.


Chair | joeljr [at] ieee [dot] org (Joel Rodrigues)
Vice Chair | nazim [dot] agoulmine [at] ufrst [dot] univ-evry [dot] fr (Nazim Agoulmine)
Secretary | hp [at] ee [dot] nthu [dot] edu [dot] tw (His-Pin Ma)
Standards Liaison | hp [at] ee [dot] nthu [dot] edu [dot] tw (His-Pin Ma)
Student Competition Program | Joel Rodrigues



Green Communications & Computing

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 

Information Infrastructure & Networking *

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.


Chair | sidi-mohammed [dot] senouci [at] u-bourgogne [dot] fr (Sidi Mohammed Senouci)
Vice Chair | nnidal [at] gmail [dot] com (Nidal Nasser)
Secretary | rami [dot] langar [at] lip6 [dot] fr (Rami Langar)
Student Competition Program | Sidi Mohamed Senouci



Internet *

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.


Chair | jlloret [at] dcom [dot] upv [dot] es (Jaime Lloret Mauri)
Vice Chair | stefano [dot] secci [at] upmc [dot] fr (Stefano Secci)
Secretary | Dijiang [dot] Huang [at] asu [dot] edu (Dijiang Huang)
Standards Liaison | Jaime Lloret
Student Competition Program | Jaime Lloret Mauri



Multimedia Communications *

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 | jwhuang [at] ie [dot] cuhk [dot] edu [dot] hk (Jianwei Huang)
Steering Committee Chair | Pascal Frossard
Vice Chair - North America | Chonggang Wang
Vice Chair - Asia | Yonggang Wen
Vice Chair - Europe | Luigi Atzori
Vice Chair - Letters & Member Communications | Kai Yang
Secretary | Liang Zhou
Student Competition Program | Fen Hou



Network Operations & Management*

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.

Chair | granville [at] inf [dot] ufrgs [dot] br (Lisandro Z. Granville)
Vice Chair | DMedhi [at] umkc [dot] edu (Deep Medhi)
Technical Program Chair | filip [dot] deturck [at] intec [dot] ugent [dot] be (Filip De Turck)
Secretary | ata [at] c [dot] info [dot] eng [dot] osaka-cu [dot] ac [dot] jp (Shingo Ata)
Standards Liaison | brunner [at] nw [dot] neclab [dot] edu (Marcus Brunner)
Student Competition Program | Filip De Turck



Optical Networking *

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.


Chair | jukan [at] ida [dot] ing [dot] tu-bs [dot] de (Admela Jukan)
Vice Chair | rouskas [at] ncsu [dot] edu (George Rouskas)
Secretary | cao [at] gsu [dot] edu (Xiaojun (Matt) Cao)
Standards Liaison | jkuri [at] infinera [dot] com (Josue Kuri)
Student Competition Program | Zuqing Zhu



Power Line Communications *

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.


Chair | tonello [at] uniud [dot] it (Andrea Tonello)
Vice Chair | latchman [at] list [dot] ufl [dot] edu (Haniph Latchman)
Secretary | Gerd Bumiller
Standards Liaison | latchman [at] list [dot] ufl [dot] edu (Haniph Latchman)
Student Competition Program | Haniph Latchman



Radio 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.


Chair | a [dot] conti [at] ieee [dot] org (Andrea Conti)
Vice Chair | j [dot] z [dot] wang [at] kent [dot] ac [dot] uk (Jiangzhou Wang)
Secretary | andrew [dot] giorgetti [at] gmail [dot] com (Andrea Giorgetti)
Standards Liaison | gchrisikos [at] ieee [dot] org (George Chrisikos)
Student Competition Program | a [dot] rabbachin [at] ieee [dot] org (Alberto Rabbachin)



Satellite & Space Communications *

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.


Chair | igor [dot] bisio [at] unige [dot] it (Igor Bisio)
Vice Chair | tomaso [dot] deCola [at] dlr [dot] de (Tomaso de Cola)
Secretary | sguo [dot] uaizu [at] gmail [dot] com (Song Guo)
Standards Liaison | h [dot] suthon [at] ieee [dot] org (Henry Suthon)
Student Competition Program | Song Guo



Signal Processing & Communications Electronics*

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.


Chair | arumugam [dot] nallanathan [at] kcl [dot] ac [dot] uk (Nallanathan Arumugam)
Vice Chair | hai [dot] lin [at] ieee [dot] org (Hai Lin)
Secretary | odobre [at] mun [dot] ca (Octavia Dobre)
Standards Liaison | hai [dot] lin [at] ieee [dot] org (Hai Lin)
Student Competition Program | Shaodan Ma



Transmission, Access, & Optical Systems *

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.


Chair | telbawab [at] ieee [dot] org (Tarek El-Bawab)
Vice Chair | mdevets [at] ncsu [dot] edu (Michael Devetsikiotis)
Secretary | amal [at] iastate [dot] edu (Ahmed Kamal)
Standards Liaison | frank [dot] effenberger [at] huawei [dot] com (Frank J. Effenberger)
Student Competition Program | Walter Cerroni



Wireless Communications*

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.


Chair | eermurch [at] ee [dot] ust [dot] hk (Ross Murch)
Vice Chair | talebtarik [at] gmail [dot] com (Tarik Taleb)
Secretary | cui [at] ece [dot] tamu [dot] edu (Shuguang Cui)
Standards Liaison | xshen [at] bbcr [dot] uwaterloo [dot] ca (Xuemin (Sherman) Shen)
Student Competition Program | hamid [dot] taha [at] gmail [dot] com (Abd-Elhamid M. Taha)


* Recertified by ComSoc 2013
e-Health Created 2009
TCO dissolved 2013
HPN merged/ON 2013