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Live Online Course: From LTE to LTE-Advanced and Beyond

Live Online Course: From LTE to LTE-Advanced and Beyond

From LTE to LTE-Advanced and Beyond
Now updated with the latest in 3GPP Release 13 and IMT 2020!
 
20 April 2016 | 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT 
Online course via WebEx • $250 IEEE ComSoc member • $280 IEEE member • $330 non-member 
 
As LTE Networks quickly sweep across the globe, LTE-Advanced has been emerging, paving the way to 5G. To stay competitive and knowledgeable on the latest advancements of LTE, join industry expert, Daniel Wong, for a stunning tour of LTE, exploring how LTE-Advanced builds on top of LTE to further improve wireless cellular networks. Gain first-hand insights in the discovery of the latest concepts and ideas in 5G. 

You will learn:
  • How LTE is being enhanced by LTE-Advanced and what's coming next
  • LTE limitations and how these are addressed by concepts and features in LTE-Advanced such as Carrier Aggregation, relaying, HetNet support, CoMP, e-ICIC, etc.
  • LTE Network & Service Architectures
  • How LTE and LTE-Advanced work, and how many of the latest communications and networking technologies are implemented in these systems

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Limited Seating. Registration closes on 15 April 2016.
You will earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.

 

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IEEE Communications Standards Magazine EiC Open Call

IEEE Communications Standards Magazine EiC Open Call

IEEE Communications Standards Magazine is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. It is administrated by the CommStandards Steering Committee, whose current members are: Andrzej Jajszczyk, Alex Gelman, Osman Gebizlioglu, James Irvine, Steve Gorshe (Chair) and Raouf Boutaba (Director of Magazines, non-voting member). 

Communications Standards has been incubated as a supplement within IEEE Communications Magazine, and this successful phase led to its recent approval as a standalone magazine.  The new magazine will be published quarterly in 2016 and 2017, with the expectation that it will become a bi-monthly publication starting in 2018. 

The CommStandards Steering Committee is soliciting nominations for the Editor-in-Chief candidates. 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 magazine are sustained. The period of service will be two years, renewable for one additional one-year term.

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 both substantial experience in communications standards and a strong record in IEEE publications editor role(s). It is expected that the candidate will be a member of IEEE Communications Society. The ideal candidate is well respected in the field, is known for ethics and integrity, and has demonstrated management skills.

Selection Process: The steering committee will accept nominations for the EIC position until 30 April 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 VTS President to make the appointment. 

Nomination Process: Please email Steve Gorshe (steve.gorshe@microsemi.com ) a letter of interest including qualifications (and CV). If you have any question or concern for the nomination process, please contact any member of the CommStandards Steering Committee. 

Thank you for your attention.
CommStandards Steering Committee

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IEEE WCET Certification Practice Exam Available

IEEE WCET Certification Practice Exam Available
IEEE WCET Certification Spring 2016 Testing Application Deadline:
25 March 2016
 
Want to know what taking the IEEE WCET Certification Exam is like? We have designed a unique IEEE ComSoc WCET Practice Exam to help you gain insights by answering questions pulled from the same question bank used for the actual certification exam. This 2-hour practice exam contains a 75-item online test encompassing the following seven areas of expertise covered in the IEEE WCET Certification Exam:
  • RF Engineering, Propagation, and Antennas
  • Wireless Access Technologies
  • Network and Service Architecture
  • Network Management and Security
  • Facilities Infrastructure
  • Agreements, Standards, Policies, and Regulations
  • Fundamental Knowledge
This pre-test is highly recommended and is a helpful self-assessment tool to evaluate your wireless expertise. The cost of the practice exam is US $50. If you decide to apply for the 2016 Spring IEEE WCET Exam Testing by 25 March 2016, the US$50 practice exam fee will be refunded to you.
 
 
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IEEE Wireless Communication Professional (IEEE WCP) credential is a vendor neutral, globally recognized emblem of achievement. 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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What Is Driving The 5G Technology?

What Is Driving The 5G Technology?
5G is on its way! What is driving the 5G Technology? 
Find out from 4 complimentary papers from IEEE ComSoc 5G experts.

 
Tech Focus Featured Technology:
5G Technology Drivers
 
• Channel Model for Millimeter-wave Communications Based on Geometry Statistics
• Prototype for 5G new Air Interface Technology SCMA and Performance Evaluation
• The Interplay Between Massive MIMO and Underlaid D2D Networking
• Taming the Complexity of mm-Wave Massive MIMO Systems: Efficient Channel Estimation and Beamforming
 
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In the Race to 5G, NYU Announces Open-Source Channel Simulator at FCC Workshop on Spectrum Frontiers

In the Race to 5G, NYU Announces Open-Source Channel Simulator at FCC Workshop on Spectrum Frontiers
Distinguished IEEE Communications Society Member - Ted Rappaport announced in his keynote speech at a Federal Communications Commission workshop on 5G wireless technology on 10 March 2016 that New York University (NYU) would make its channel model simulator and measurement data free and open to all.
 
The announcement comes just days after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler informed a Senate committee that the United States will lead the fifth generation of wireless communication (5G) and quickly allocate high-frequency mmWave  radio-wave spectrum.
 
The NYU WIRELESS simulator will provide the first open access to statistical spatial channel models. This is based on the research group’s 2011 to 2014 experiments that showed the world that mmWave frequencies would work for mobile communication.
 
Channel models are vital to the governing bodies that set standards and developing equipment that will test and manufacture the next generation of wireless communication, carriers, mobile device makers, and academic researchers.
 
In the keynote presentation, Ted Rappaport, a pioneering researcher, founder of NYU Tandon School of Engineering Research Center, projects that Millimeter Wave Mobile Communication will be 1000 times today’s fastest 4G cellphone speed and that it will revolutionize the mobile industry, ushering in a new frontier with unthinkable advances.
 
Visit NYU WIRELESS website for details on Open source 5G Channel Simulator Softwares.

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Featured White Paper for Download: Speed PXi RF Test Solutions

Featured White Paper for Download: Speed PXi RF Test Solutions
Speed PXI RF Test Solutions with Effective Software Selection
 
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RF test systems must efficiently handle complex signals and address a variety of standards. This application note will help you match your test priorities with the most efficient PXI software tools available, from instrument drivers to standard-specific measurement applications, to advanced modulation analysis and resource optimization tools.
 
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InterDigital's Creating the Living Network Webinar Series Kicks Off on 24 March

InterDigital's Creating the Living Network Webinar Series Kicks Off on 24 March

Future mobile networks will change everything about how we live, work, and interact.
This webinar series will focus on experiencing the Living Network –
how to create it through emerging 5G technologies and standards,
how 
to 
connect it through IoT interoperability and applications,
and how to live it through IoT and 5G use-cases.
 
LIVE WEBINAR:
 
Thursday 24 March 2016,  2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Create it – Bring it Closer with
Mobile Edge Computing
 
The wireless industry is working towards the fastest, smartest network to date – 5G. The demand for low latency and high availability required for 5G networks and services is driving the emergence of new technologies, such as Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). 
 
Join experts from InterDigital, Nokia and XCellAir during this 60-minute webinar to explore the challenges and benefits of Mobile Edge Computing, with an emphasis on the Small Cell Environment.
 
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Speakers:

Dirk Lindemeier, Head of Business Center, Advanced Mobile Network Solutions, Mobile Networks, Nokia
Narayan Menon, CTO/EVP Engineering & Founder, XCellAir
Alex Reznik, Senior Principal Engineer, InterDigital

 
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Access OFC 2016 Plenary Session Free via Live Streaming

Access OFC 2016 Plenary Session Free via Live Streaming
The 2016 OFC Plenary Session will be offered as a free, live video stream event. You'll have the ability to view two presentations as they occur — from the convenience of your home or office. Don’t miss plenary speakers, Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo) and Andre Fuetsch (AT&T), on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 from 08:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) address “Silicon Photonics and Quantum Dot Lasers” and “The Open and Flexible Optical Revolution.”
 
Yasuhiko Arakawa, Director of the Institute for Nano Quantum Information and Director, Center of Photonics Electronics Convergence at the Institute of Industrial Science at University of Tokyo, will discuss optical interconnects, recent advances in silicon photonics and quantum-dot lasers and the advantages of both.
 
Andre Fuetsch, Senior Vice President of Architecture & Design at AT&T, will talk about AT&T’s Open ROADM initiative and how AT&T’s optical network is already changing to be flexible and software driven.
 
To register for the live stream, please visit http://www.webcastregister.com/ofcconference2016/livestream.php.

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Join Your Colleagues At IEEE ICC 2016 In Malaysia!

Join Your Colleagues At IEEE ICC 2016 In Malaysia!
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), the leading international venue dedicated to the advancement of wireless and wireline communications worldwide, will be held from 23-27 May 2016 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This five-day conference will host thousands of industry experts and more than 1,500 presentations dedicated to the latest advancements in broadband, wireless, multimedia, Internet, image and voice communications.
 
Themed "Communications for All Things," IEEE ICC 2016 consists of 20 tutorials on emerging topics, 14 cutting-edge workshops, 967 technical symposia papers, 9 industry and business panels, 2 executive forums, a lightning talks session and 5 keynote speeches led by some of the world's most influential experts in communications. Global networking opportunities - both technical and social - abound at the industrial exhibition and the numerous social events throughout the conference.
 
To register or learn more about IEEE ICC 2016, please visit http://icc2016.ieee-icc.org.
 

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IEEE Transactions On Multimedia Seeks New Editor-in-Chief

IEEE Transactions On Multimedia Seeks 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 Multimedia. Nomination deadline is 30 April 2016.
 
The IEEE Transaction on Multimedia is a ComSoc co-sponsored IEEE journal. The IEEE Communications Society invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia for a 3-year term starting 1 January  2017.
 
The nominees must have the expertise and editorial experience in the multimedia area.
 
Nominations should be submitted no later than 30 April 2016 to Nelson Fonseca, Vice President of Publications, at nfonseca@ic.unicamp.br.
 
Nominations must include:
 
• Name, affiliation, and contact info for the candidate and nominator
 
• A brief statement of the expertise and editorial experience of the candidate
 
• A brief statement of interest from the candidate outlining their vision for the journal
 
• A web address that contains the candidate's CV (no attachments please)
 
 
Nelson Fonseca
Vice President, Publications
 

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The Future Evolution of LTE

The Future Evolution of LTE
Complimentary Tutorial
 
The Future Evolution of LTE
 
Abstract: 
Soon commercial LTE devices will deliver Mobile Broadband DL data rates of up to 600 Mbps, and in theory LTE Rel-12 even supports 4 Gbps in Downlink. On the other end LTE Rel-12 and beyond will serve the Internet-of-Things with dedicated device types. Meanwhile 5G is about to steal the show from LTE and the future evolution of LTE. This tutorial will discuss the following questions: To what extent will LTE evolve before 5G takes over, or will LTE be the dominant over-arching radio access technology hosting 5G access? Which vertical segments will be covered by LTE evolution, and what are unique evolution opportunities for LTE? What are critical 5G requirements, spectrum and use scenarios, network paradigms, etc. that LTE evolution cannot provide?
 
 
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IEEE ComSoc New York Chapter Introduces Student Paper Practice Initiative

IEEE ComSoc New York Chapter Introduces Student Paper Practice Initiative
The IEEE Communications Society Chapter of New York is proud to present the ComSoc NY - Student Paper Practice Initiative designed to assist New York Section ComSoc students and graduate students in preparing for the annual ComSoc Student Competition.
 
The ComSoc Paper evaluation criteria will include: "originality, creativity in applying communication technology, a measure of social impact on humanity or local community, challenging technical aspects, practical results, and possible application in other parts of the world."
 
ComSoc NY will help you, our NY Chapter student members, in this competition by arranging a Paper Practice Session. Your audience will include your peers, faculty and industry representatives. They will offer constructive critique aimed at improving your public speaking, presentation skills, and technical content.
 
For up-to-date information about 2016 ComSoc Global Competition click here.
 
Check our ComSoc NY website here for information on how to register for a Paper Practice Session in a venue in New York City.
 
Note: Official final submissions to the ComSoc organizers are normally due in early Fall around mid-September so the time is now to start preparing, and you must be a Comsoc Student Member or Graduate Student Member to enter.
 
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Warner Sharkey, P.E.
Chairman
IEEE Communications Society Chapter of New York
NY Chapter 2016 THEME: "Communications Engineering for Embedded Systems"

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Discover about the High Throughput Satellites with Live Online Course on 30 March 2016

Discover about the High Throughput Satellites with Live Online Course on 30 March 2016
Live Online Course! 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
High Throughput Satellites
Communications Payload, Ground Segment, and Technology in the 10-30 GHz Frequency Range

From the configuration and application of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) to its capabilities, limitations, GEO and non-GEO orbits - ViaSat, OneWeb, Laser Light, Google Loon, Radiowave propagation, there is a lot to discover about HTS. If you are interested in satellite communications, microwave and optical systems, you will enjoy this high-quality course by satellite communications expert Bruce Elbert. Let the in-depth knowledge and examples presented in this course take you to a higher ground.
 
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Please recommend to colleagues who might enjoy this course.
Online via WebEx | $250 IEEE ComSoc member | $280 IEEE member | $330 non-member
Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.
Registration closes on 25 March at 4:00 pm EDT
 
 

 

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Sponsored Webcast: LTE for Critical and Tactical Communications

Sponsored Webcast: LTE for Critical and Tactical Communications
You are invited to a Webcast:
 
LTE for Critical and Tactical Communications
 
Abstract:: 
LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology was standardized within the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) as part of the 3GPP Release 8 feature set. Since 2009, LTE systems have evolved from all previous incumbent cellular systems (GSM, WCDMA, CDMA2000) and the functionality has enhanced through subsequent 3GPP Rel. 9, 10, and 11. LTE has proven to be the fastest growing cellular technology and now looks to expand beyond traditional cellular markets. Enhancements resulting from the recent 3GPP Release 12, and planned functions to be included in Release 13, will enable the LTE technology for Critical and Tactical Communications.
 
This tutorial reviews the enhancements of LTE for Device-to-Device (D2D) Proximity Services (ProSe). An overview of the differences in the priorities and functions necessary for these are presented as well as the impact of the signaling and security functions necessary for these mission-critical applications. Finally, a review of some resulting physical layer impacts is discussed with some insight given to the technology challenges designers might face during implementation.
 
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