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An Introduction to Wi-Fi - Live Online Course

An Introduction to Wi-Fi - Live Online Course
An Introduction to Wi-Fi
Wednesday 16 March 2016
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Online via WebEx
 
Wi-Fi systems are the most widely deployed wireless technologies, yet often get neglected. Whether your focus is on 5G, LTE or other cellular technologies, this course will help you gain inspirations for innovative wireless solutions. 
 
Our wireless expert will guide you through the requirements and challenges to help you master the similarities and differences between Wi-Fi and cellular. You will gain an edge on how to find the best way to leverage each of the technologies’ strengths, and appreciate the power of Wi-Fi from a perspective that others do not see.
 
Participate in this one-day online course to gain the insights you need to meet today's challenges in the wireless market.
 
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Limited Seating
 
Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.
For more information, visit www.comsoc.org/training
 

 

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4 Complimentary Papers On Network Infrastructure Available for Download

4 Complimentary Papers On Network Infrastructure Available for Download
Tech Focus Featured Technology:
Network Infrastructure

Four Complimentary Papers. One Focus. 
 
• IP Multicast Receiver Mobility Support Using PMIPv6 in a Global Satellite Network
• User Mobility-Aware Virtual Network Function Placement for Virtual 5G Network Infrastructure
• Applying Formal Methods to Networking: Theory, Techniques, and Applications
• Building a Network Highway for Big Data: Architecture and Challenges
 
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IEEE ComSoc Content Sponsored by DRS Technologies

For other featured Tech Focus topics, visit www.comsoc.org/TechFocus
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mark David at m.david@ieee.org
 
 

About Tech Focus
Tech Focus provides a unique opportunity for free access to papers from IEEE Communications Magazine, as well as other IEEE Communications Society magazines, journals and conferences on specific hot topics. The free access to the full articles is made possible by our Sponsors. Outside of the Tech Focus section, users would need their password and paid a subscription to each publication or conference proceeding to access these papers. 
 

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10 Online Courses! All Open. All On Wireless Communications!

10 Online Courses! All Open. All On Wireless Communications!

10 dynamic online courses via WebEx on Wireless Communications designed to help you meet the challenges in today's ever competitive wireless industry. 

Wednesday, 16 March - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
An Introduction to Wi-Fi
Instructor: Daniel Wong
 
Wednesday, 30 March - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
High Throughput Satellites
Instructor: Bruce Elbert
 
5-8 April 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
4 Day Intensive Wireless Communications Course:
Intermediate Level - Covering 7 Key Areas of Wireless
Instructor: Alan Bensky
 
5-8 April - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
2 For 1 Deal: April 4 Day Intensive Wireless Course
plus Spring 2016 WCET Exam Seat
Instructor: Alan Bensky
 
20 April - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
From LTE to LTE-Advanced and Beyond
Instructor: Daniel Wong
 
27 April - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Wireless for the Internet of Things (IoT)
Instructor: Lee Vishloff
 
4 May - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Fundamentals of 4G Small Cell Deployments
Instructor: Jonathan Levine
 
8 June - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Enabling Wireless Towards and In 2020
Instructor: Javan Erfanian
 
Wednesday, 27 July - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Network Function Virtualization (NFV),
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) 

and the Road to 5G
Instructor: Javan Erfanian
 
Wednesday, 28 September - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Wireless for the Internet of Things (IoT)
Instructor: Lee Vishloff
 
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Earn the IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (IEEE WCP) Credential. Apply Now for the Spring Testing

Earn the IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (IEEE WCP) Credential. Apply Now for the Spring Testing
IEEE Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification
 
Make 2016 the year you invest in yourself. Earn the IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (IEEE WCP) credential and distinguish yourself in the ever competitive wireless industry.
 
Application Deadline: 25 March
Testing Window:  11 April – 13 May 2016
 
APPLY NOW 
 
IEEE Wireless Communication Professional (IEEE WCP) credential is a vendor neutral, globally recognized emblem of achievement. Understand why professionals get certified by IEEE. Learn More.
 
A special package with Exam Seat and 4 Day Intensive Wireless Training is available for your convenience and to help you prepare for the exam.
 
 
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About IEEE WCET
The IEEE WCET® Certification Program was specifically designed by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) to address the worldwide wireless industry's growing and ever-evolving need for qualified communications professionals who can demonstrate practical problem-solving skills in real-world situations.

 

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What Are the Benefits of Earning the IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (IEEE WCET) Certification?

What Are the Benefits of Earning the IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (IEEE WCET) Certification?
IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (WCP) is a credential many of us are considering earning. With the approaching 2017 Spring testing window for the IEEE WCET Certification exam, you might be asking yourself, "What are the reasons that I should earn the IEEE WCET Certification? How will it benefit me?"
 
Who better to ask than current IEEE WCPs themselves about what they feel are the greatest benefits of IEEE WCET Certification and what were the deciding factors that led them to earn their certification. Our findings show that there are three main drivers:
 
• To show their commitment to the industry
• To improve their skills and deepen their current knowledge base
• To help them advance their career
 
Commitment to the Industry
As stated in the IEEE WCET Candidate’s Handbook, this certification was created to "assess the skills and knowledge of practicing wireless communications professionals with the equivalent of a college or university degree and three or more years of professional experience." Earning your IEEE WCP (Wireless Communication Professional) credential shows that you have the knowledge and on-the-job experience needed to be successful globally in this industry. Many consider it to be a challenge to pass the test and taking the time to prepare on your own time demonstrates one’s commitment to the profession and the wireless communications industry. 
 
WCP"After 5 years working for a cellular network operator in several technical areas, my passion for the industry did nothing but increase. Such passion drove me to question myself about my professional development and commitment. I received the IEEE WCP information and I decided that to prepare and pass this certification would be the first step towards a bigger commitment to the profession I love," said Jorge Mario Guzman, IEEE WCP and Independent Contractor in Bogotá, Colombia.
 
Globally IEEE ComSoc's commitment to industry is especially recognized through the partnerships that have been established to extend the reach of the IEEE WCET Certification Program. MCPC (Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium) of Japan and NTUST (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology) of Taiwan are active partners in the IEEE WCET Certification Program supporting professionals in their regions to demonstrate their experience, knowledge and skills by earning this credential.  Individuals from these partnerships join others who have earned the IEEE WCP credential from more than 24 countries around the world.
 
WCPThe wireless communications industry is experiencing tremendous growth, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.  New opportunities are emerging requiring professionals to stay current and IEEE WCET Certification is a strong way to show your commitment to continuous professional development and advancement. IEEE WCET Certification makes it easier for industry to identify those dedicated to a profession in wireless communications.  Adam Drobot, CTO, Telcorida, clearly expressed the value of this certification to industry during his 2010 IEEE Wireless Communications Networking Conference (WCNC) keynote address when he said that “the WCET exam provides professional recognition for those individuals who have the necessary breadth and can be counted on as effective practitioners in the engineering, deployment, or operation of wireless systems.”
 
 
Personal Achievement and Professional Development
In addition to achieving an internationally recognized industry credential and joining an elite group of wireless communication professionals, earning this credential can be a very satisfying personal experience.  You are not only demonstrating your commitment to the industry but also your commitment to your own professional development.  It takes an investment in time to prepare for the exam. Most individuals who pursue WCET Certification do a number of things to study, including reading reference materials, participating in training courses, and taking the practice exam.  Through the preparation process and the challenge of successfully completing the certification exam, many individuals end up learning a lot about themselves. 
 
WCP"Taking the exam is very useful to know my current skills and knowledge," stated our IEEE WCP Ryota Kimura. Again, Jorge Mario Guzman shared that for him "to earn the certification means to accomplish a goal after a big effort and commitment. The process of studying for the exam taught me a lot about myself and has given me motivation to move forward on my career."  Hiroshi Kizaki of KDDI Corporation - a communication company in Japan, who also became an IEEE WCP and shared that for him earning the certification "was great challenge for me and I am very happy to get it.”
 
 
Career Advancement
Another important benefit that was expressed by many of the IEEE WCPs was this certification would be very helpful in improving their career opportunities.  This seemed to be especially true for those looking to move into new technical areas within the industry.  Satoshi Nagano, IEEE WCP and certified engineer through Japan’s MCPC, was looking to expand his experience into new areas and felt that the IEEE WCET Certification “is suitable for the future development of my career."  Scott Peterman, IEEE WCP and RF Engineer for the United States Air Force, also shared a similar sentiment about WCET Certification, "I do feel that this can have a large impact on my career opportunities and I am glad that the IEEE created the certification to create a benchmark for people working in this field."
 
WCPIn addition to career advancement, many WCPs expect their certification to have a positive impact on their dealings with colleagues, customers, and future clients.  Many independent contractors who earned this certification see it as a valuable asset for their consulting business and consider it to be a great way to convey their qualifications to new clients.  When a client, co-worker, or organization sees that you’ve earned IEEE WCET Certification, they can be assured that you bring valuable knowledge and experience to the job and can be relied upon as a leader in the field of wireless communications.
 
 
Get Certified
Your next opportunity to earn IEEE WCET Certification is quickly approaching with the testing window being open from 17 April to 13 May 2017. Applications to take the exam during that time period must be submitted by 31 March 2017, so you must act now. More information on how to apply for the exam can be found on the IEEE WCET website. Don’t miss this opportunity to join an elite group of wireless communication professional who are already putting the benefits of their IEEE WCET Certification to good use in advancing their career, enhancing their professional development and showing their commitment to the industry.
 
A very special Thank You is extended to all our IEEE WCPs for sharing their insights with us for the development of this article and Special Thanks to IEEE WCPs: Jorge Mario Guzman (pictured upper left), Ryota Kimura (pictured upper right), Hiroshi Kizaki (pictured left) and Satoshi Nagano (pictured right) for sharing their pictures with us.
 
 
Deadline Reminder:

Commit to Taking the IEEE WCET Certification Exam
Applications for the Spring 2017 testing window for IEEE WCET certification are being accepted now through 31 March 2017.  Once you have completed the exam application, you can then decide the day that you would like to take the exam between the dates of 17 April to 13 May 2017. Act now to become an IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (WCP) this year.
 
Curious if certification is right for you? Learn more about it online where you can also review application details and understand exam specifications to get a comprehensive view of exactly what is covered on the exam. You’ll get a full appreciation of the breadth and depth of what IEEE WCPs know and why they stand head and shoulders above the competition.
 

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Register for Complimentary Access to the Upcoming 2016 Brooklyn 5G Summit Live Streaming Video

Register for Complimentary Access to the Upcoming 2016 Brooklyn 5G Summit Live Streaming Video
 
The 2016 Brooklyn 5G Summit live video streaming will be held on 21-22 April. This year’s event builds upon the achievements of the past two years, pushing 5G technology to new heights. The Brooklyn 5G Summit is the annual forum to discuss the latest trends and best approaches for understanding and framing the implementation of 5G wireless technology.
 
Join us from anywhere in the world with live stream video access brought to you by National Instruments in cooperation with the IEEE Communications Society, Nokia Networks and the NYU WIRELESS research center at NYU Tendon School of Engineering.
 
Themed “Making 5G a Commercial Reality,” the third annual Brooklyn 5G Summit will host discussions centered around 5G System Design across sub 6GHz to 100 GHz bands, progress in propagation and channel modeling to appropriately model 5G systems, and novel concepts and accomplishments in providing new massive machine and mission critical communications.
 
Discover "What's hot and what's not!"
The 2016 Brooklyn 5G Summit is a groundbreaking event you don't want to miss! It brings together wireless/mobile industry R&D leaders in academia and business to explore the future of 5G wireless. You will watch the keynote speakers on the stage right from your screen. Register now for the Free Access, thanks to the support of National Instruments. 
 
 

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IEEE ComSoc Technology News: Lost in Space

IEEE ComSoc Technology News: Lost in Space

IEEE ComSoc Technology News

Lost in Space
How Secure Is The Future For Mobile Positioning?

Editor's Note: 
   
This month we feature Professor Todd Humphreys, an expert in the James Bond world of faking out GPS signaling, to tell us what the latest news is for the reliability of the GPS systems that have become increasingly important to our everyday lives. Will GPS become the next front in the war between the modern world and the hackers and terrorists who wish to disrupt it? If so, it will be engineers and not super spies who will save the day. Read on at your own risk. Comments welcome as always.
 
- Alan Gatherer, Editor-in-chief
 
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IEEE ICC 2016 Registration Is Now Open

IEEE ICC 2016 Registration Is Now Open

We are happy to meet you in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the IEEE ICC 2016. You can register yourself by starting the online registration procedure here:
http://www.cvent.com/d/9fqnyk

The conference fees can be referred here:
Before starting the registration, the fees and Terms and Conditions are listed here: 
http://icc2016.ieee-icc.org/registration

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Tech Focus on mmWave

Tech Focus on mmWave
This month's Tech Focus Features Millimeter-wave. Following four complimentary papers are available for download:
 
• Mimo For Millimeter-wave Wireless Communications: Beamforming, Spatial Multiplexing, Or Both?
• Ultra-dense Networks In Millimeter-wave Frequencies
 • Hybrid Millimeter-wave Systems: A Novel Paradigm For Hetnets
• Millimeter-wave Multimedia Communications: Challenges, Methodology, and Applications
 
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IEEE ComSoc Content Sponsored by Keysight Technologies

For other featured Tech Focus topics, visit www.comsoc.org/TechFocus
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mark David at m.david@ieee.org
 

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Opportunity to lead! IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications seeking new Editor-in-Chief

Opportunity to lead! IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications seeking new Editor-in-Chief
Opportunity is knocking. You or your colleague could be an ideal candidate for the Editor-in-Chief position for the highly respected publication - IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Nomination deadline is 31 March 2016.
 
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWireless) is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Signal Processing Society. It is administrated by the TWireless Steering Committee, whose current members are: Gerhard Fettweis, Hamid Jafarkhani, Urbashi Mitra, Chengshan Xiao (Chair), and Jeffrey Andrews (Editor-in-Chief, non-voting member).
 
Since its inception, TWireless has undergone phenomenal growth, both in terms of size and impact. Currently, there are more than 1,500 submissions to the journal every year, and the citation indices including impact factor, eigenfactor, article influence, and total citations are consistent among the highest in the field. 
 
The current Editor-in-Chief will complete his term on 31 December 2016. The TWireless Steering Committee is soliciting nominations for the Editor-in-Chief candidates. The ideal candidate is well respected in the field, is known for ethics and integrity, and has demonstrated management skills. The selected candidate is expected to assume the roles and responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief including the selection of associate editors, governance of the entire editorial board, and ensuring that the standards of the journal are sustained. The period of service will be two years, renewable for one additional term.
 
The current editorial board consists of 8 Executive Editorial Committee members and a chair, 8 Area Editors, and 100 Editors. Five topical areas are set for Physical layer communications and 3 topical areas for MAC and wireless networks. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for appointing Editorial Board members, setting goals, updating topical areas, overseeing the review process, handling appeals, and handling cases of plagiarism among other topics.
 
Eligibility: Must have a strong record of editorial activities and excellence in communications and signal processing. According to the charter, the candidate must also be a member of IEEE Communications Society. 
 
Selection Process: The steering committee will accept nominations for the EIC position until 31 March 2016. Based on a holistic evaluation of all EIC candidates, a ranked short list will be generated, and the final selected candidate will be passed to the ComSoc President in consultation with SPS President to make the appointment. 
 
Nomination Process: Please email Chengshan Xiao (xiaoc@mst.edu) and Jeffrey Andrews (twireless@utexas.edu) a letter of interest including qualifications. If you have any question or concern for the nomination process, please contact any member of the TWireless Steering Committee. 
 
Thank you for your attention.
TWireless Steering Committee
 

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2016 IEEE ComSoc Summer School Application Extended Deadline: 29 February

2016 IEEE ComSoc Summer School Application Extended Deadline: 29 February
Are you an IEEE Communications Society member or Student Member and a current Ph.D. student in communications
 
Summer will soon arrive before you know it. For an out-of-this-world experience, here's a unique opportunity for you. The 2016 IEEE ComSoc Summer School will be held in beautiful Trento, Italy from 20-23 June. The application is now extended to 29 February 2016. 
 
The school is designed for Ph.D. students studying communications and related areas. It consists of lectures by international experts and includes poster presentations by participating Ph.D. students. The program will cover advanced and hot topics in communications.
 
Support will be provided for approximately 30 students based on a competitive application. Awardees will be provided with free lodging and meals for the 4 days of the event. Selected students will be responsible for their own international and local transportation needs, as well as a registration fee of 50 Euros.
 
Students wishing to participate should apply following the “Student Application” instructions. In order to attend the Summer School, you will need to be an IEEE Communications Society Member or Student Member and a Ph.D. student. 
 
Event Date and Location
Trento, Italy - 20-23 June 2016
University of Trento, Via Sommarive 9, Trento, Italy
 
Confirmed Speakers
Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
"Data Center Networking"
 
Jaafar Elmirghani , University of Leeds, UK
"Energy efficiency in cloud networks"
 
Michael Devetsikiotis , North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
"Design and Performance of a Smarter Infrastructure: Smart Energy, Smart Buildings and Electric Vehicles"
 
Reuven Cohen, Technion, Israel
"Recent developments of TCP"
 
For questions, contact local organizer: Professor Fabrizio Granelli,  granelli@disi.unitn.it
Visit ComSoc website for more info: http://www.comsoc.org/summer-school 
 

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IEEE WCNC 2016 To Explore The Latest In Wireless Communications & Networking Trends, Benefits & Applications

IEEE WCNC 2016 To Explore The Latest In Wireless Communications & Networking Trends, Benefits & Applications
Devoted to the entire range of wireless communications and networking technologies, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) will be held from 3-6 April 2016 at the Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel in Doha, Qatar. IEEE WCNC 2016 will include numerous technical sessions, 4 keynotes, 7 invited speakers, 7 business panels, 10 tutorials and 11 workshops  exploring the latest advances in IoT, 5G, cyber security, small cell networks, M2M, software defined networks, autonomous vehicles, wearables, mobile health and research funding opportunities.
 
The conference will feature keynote addresses from Nasser Marafih (Ooredoo), Reinaldo Valenzuela (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent), Mostafa Ammar (Georgia Tech) and Gerhard Fettweis (TU Dresden), as well as invited talks from Mung Chiang (Princeton University), Merouane Debbah (Huawei R&D Center), Babak Hassibi (Caltech), Geoffrey Ye Li (Georgia Tech), Ross Murch (HKUST), Jean Walrand (UC Berkeley) and Albert Zomaya (University of Sydney).
 
As a special bonus, registration includes free access to all tutorials, which cover topics from 5G+, green heterogeneous and socially enabled wireless networks to MIMO, vehicular cloud, visible light communications and the Internet of Things.
 
Registration is open, and discounts are available through 6 March 2016. To register or learn more about the conference, please visit http://wcnc2016.ieee-wcnc.org

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