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Live Online Course on 15 June - Wireless Positioning and Location Technologies

Live Online Course on 15 June - Wireless Positioning and Location Technologies
Wireless Positioning and Location Technologies
15 June 2016 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Online via WebEx | $250 IEEE/ComSoc member; $280 IEEE member; $330 non-member
 
A one-day live online course 
that will put you at the forefront of the latest wireless positioning and location technologies.
 
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Limited Seating. Registration Closes on 10 June 2016.
 
Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.
For more information, visit www.comsoc.org/training

 

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Participate in the 2016 "Communications Technology Changing the World" Student Competition

Participate in the 2016 "Communications Technology Changing the World" Student Competition
Dear students,
 
We're proud to announce the 2016 "Communications Technology Changing the World" student competition, and invite you and your school to participate. 
 
Show us how you can change the world by improving people's lives and making a positive impact on humanity. Demonstrate a unique solution to a real-world problem by using engineering, technology, science, computing, and leadership skills to benefit your community or the world.
 
To qualify for the competition, you must be a Student Member or Graduate Student Member of the IEEE Communications Society. Non-Student Members can participate as "Advisors." Or form a team with either Student Members or Non-Student Members that is led by a Student Member. In this competition, students play the main role in developing the project, while higher grade senior members, if included on a team, are considered mentors or advisors. The age requirement is 18+ years. 
 
Prizes:
 
1st: USD $2000 + plaque
 
2nd: USD $1000 + plaque
 
 
Participate Now!

Submission Deadline: 15 August 2016
 
Best wishes from
Stefano Bregni
Chair of the Student Competition Committee 
Vice-President for Member and Global Activities, IEEE Communications Society
 
 
 
 

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Coming in July! IEEE 5G Summit Aalborg

Coming in July! IEEE 5G Summit Aalborg
Join us for the IEEE 5G Summit Aalborg on 1 July 2016 to collaborate with industry leaders, innovators and researchers from industry and academia helping to drive standards development and rapid deployment. This summit covers all major aspects concerning 5G with renowned expert speakers from industry and academia discussing various strategies to enable 5G based communications globally.
 
Hear leading experts explain and discuss the future of wireless with a focus on 5G vision, design and future directions for the network as well as:
·         5G Security
·         5G Applications & Business Model
·         5G from Operators Perspective
·         5G Radio Access
·         5G Outlook - R&D, Standards and Deployment
 
Lively discussions on the vision for 5G and the drive towards 5G standardization led by a host of outstanding speakers from Alcatel Lucent, AT&T, Belgacomm, Huawei, IBM, NEC, Qualcom, Raytheon, Samsung, Skydoot, Teracom, CTIF, Netherlands Defence Academy, Kyoto University, National Taiwan University, Roessingh Research & Development among others.
 
Registration is open, and discounts are available through 10 June 2016.
IEEE Member: $50 // Non-Member: $75
Full-time Student: $25 // IEEE Life Member: $25 
 
To register or learn more about the Summit, please visit www.5gsummit.org/aalborg.

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Seeking the Roadmap to 5G? Participate This Eye-Opening One-Day Live Online Course

Seeking the Roadmap to 5G? Participate This Eye-Opening One-Day Live Online Course

ENABLING WIRELESS TOWARDS 2020 
LTE-Advanced, Densification /SON and the Roadmap to 5G

8 June 2016 | 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT 
Online course via WebEx • $250 IEEE ComSoc member • $280 IEEE member • $330 non-member 
 
Join our wireless expert Javan Erfanian in a live online session as he outlines LTE's roadmap to 5G. Marvel at the emerging and new paradigms' evolution along the way.
 
From key technologies, their attributes, roles, and prospects, to the astonishing change in landscape and shifts in enabling environment, this one-day journey will help you get a breathtaking view of the next several years — through such paradigms as:
  • Densification
  • Small cells
  • Machine-type communication and virtualization
  • Self-organizing network (SON) technologies
  • Standards
Future success together with the maturity of other technologies will also be explored.
You will learn about LTE standardization evolution, enabling the Internet of Things, and the road to 5G.
 
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Registration closes on 3 June 2016

Limited Seating. 
You will earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.
 

 

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Tech Focus – LTE-U/LAA Testbed

Tech Focus – LTE-U/LAA Testbed
Tech Focus Featured Topic:
 
LTE-U/LAA Testbed
 
LTE in the Unlicensed Spectrum: Evaluating Coexistence Mechanisms

Enhanced Listen-before-talk scheme for Frequency Reuse of Licensed-assisted Access Using LTE
 
On the Impact of LTE-U on Wi-Fi Performance
 
LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum Using Licensed-assisted Access

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This month's Tech Focus is brought to you by

National Instruments

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 a paid subscription to each publication or conference proceeding to access these papers. 

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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Call For Nominations! 10 Women in Networking/Communications that You Should WATCH

Call For Nominations! 10 Women in Networking/Communications that You Should WATCH
Who should be on the list of
10 Women In Networking/Communications That You Should Watch?
 
 
Last year N^2Women started honoring the amazing women in the networking/communications field by launching an annual list of "10 women in networking/communications that you should know.” Our call for nominations led to a nice list of awesome women in the networking/communications field, but also made us realize that there are a lot of amazing young women at the beginning of their careers who we should all be aware of. To get to know some of these women, N^2Women is launching an annual list of "10 women in networking/communications that you should WATCH.” 
 
Who do you think should be on our 1st annual list? Whose career should the networking/communications community watch evolve? Let us know via: http://goo.gl/forms/CF99e3oBca. Feel free to submit one name, or as many names as you care to. Deadline for names to be considered this year is 31 May 2016. 
 
We will announce the 1st annual list of  "10 women in networking/communications that you should watch” on 15 June 2016. 
 
We look forward to receiving your nominations for our 1st "10 women in networking/communications that you should watch” list. 
 
Best,

Noa Zilberman, Liu Cui, and Oana Lova
N2Women Awards Co-Chairs

Tracy Camp and Wendi Heinzelman
N2Women Board Co-Chairs
 

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Two Popular Wireless Courses Are Back in June

Two Popular Wireless Courses Are Back in June
 
Coming back this June are these two popular wireless courses.
Take one or both! Let our expert instructors help ignite ideas and spark your innovation!
 
8 June - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Enabling Wireless Towards 2020
LTE-Advanced, Densification / SON and the Roadmap to 5G
Instructor: Javan Erfanian
 
15 June - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Wireless Positioning and Location Technologies
Instructor: Alan Bensky
 
 

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Live Webinar on 19 May - Rumble in the IoT Jungle

Live Webinar on 19 May - Rumble in the IoT Jungle
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 19 May 2016, 11 AM EDT
 
Rumble in the IoT Jungle:
Emerging Standards Take On Proprietary Solutions
 
We know the vision – as the IoT industry grows our “things” will become more intelligent and make our lives more efficient by connecting everything from health monitoring devices to traffic lights.  In addition to end user benefits, the opportunity to create new revenue streams through monetized data and new applications makes the IoT space attractive for businesses and services. But what connectivity will underpin the IoT?
 
The mobile industry is characterized by global standards, and various solutions are being pushed by organizations like 3GPP, ETSI and most emphatically oneM2M. But proprietary solutions aren’t waiting, and are driving into the market with connectivity solutions that are ready and available now, and could emerge to be a de facto standard if adoption is rapid enough. Who’ll win this battle?
 
The fourth webinar in InterDigital’s Creating the Living Network™ webinar series will bring together two IoT experts to debate proprietary solutions vs. global standards in IoT.  SIGFOX North America President Allen Proithis will make the case for investing in proprietary IoT technologies, while Ken Figueredo, founder of consulting firm more-with-mobile and expert in oneM2M and other IoT standards, makes the case for standards-based IoT platforms.
 
Matt Hatton, CEO of Machina Research, will referee the bout, and should weigh in with a blow or two himself! Tune in to see who walks away with the IoT championship belt.
 
 
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Speakers:
 
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Allen Proithis, Sigfox - President, North America
Ken Figueredo, Founder, More-with-Mobile
Matt Hatton, Founder and CEO, Machina Research
Dexter Johnson, Moderator
 
 
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What do you need to develop SDN based High Performance Enterprise WiFi Systems? (Sponsored Content)

What do you need to develop SDN based High Performance Enterprise WiFi Systems? (Sponsored Content)
You are invited to a Webcast: 
 
Enabling SDN Based High Performance Enterprise WiFi Systems with Zynq All Programmable SoCs
 
Designing secure, high performance Enterprise WiFi networks while serving a rapidly exploding number of wireless devices is a real challenge. NPUs with their inflexible feature sets increasingly struggle to handle the expanding universe of wireless devices and ever-increasing data rates; they stumble over new security protocols; and they just weren’t designed for the brave new world of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and the closely associated OpenFlow protocol.
 
Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoCs, which meld ARM Cortex-A9 processors with programmable logic, have sufficient flexibility to meet these design challenges head on. Even a smaller family member, the Zynq 7015 has sufficient processing horsepower and programmable hardware to easily tackle the complexities of routing and security in Enterprise WiFi networks.
 
The next generation UltraScale+ Zynq MPSoC  based on the advanced 16nm FinFet+ process node provides much higher processing horse power and feature set and are also extremely power efficient.
 
This Webcast supplies you with the information and tools you’ll need to develop SDN-based, Enterprise-class WiFi routers and access points based on Xilinx Zynq SoCs.
 
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Complimentary Tutorial on Testbeds and Prototyping of Next-generation Wireless Networks

Complimentary Tutorial on Testbeds and Prototyping of Next-generation Wireless Networks
Complimentary Tutorial
 
Theory to Practice: Experimental Testbeds and Prototyping of Next-generation Wireless Networks
 
5G includes many ideas and technologies touted as the next big revolution in wireless. Numerous network configuration and deployment options are available such as small cells, eICIC, LTE/WiFi interworking, carrier aggregation, dual connectivity, MIMO as well as CoMP. Other new concepts include C-RAN, D-RAN, mmWave, Massive MIMO as well as ultra-low latency. While many of the concepts mainly affect the complexity of the physical layer and RF, the higher protocol layers including MAC will have to cope with a tremendous range of requirements e.g. throughput, latency and traffic scheduling to optimize capacity.
 
As learned from the past LTE and WiFi standardization, promising new technologies require testing to ensure that theoretical gains translate into practice. This panel discussion focuses on specific requirements for experimental testbeds in future 5G systems and what use cases and scenarios future prototyping platforms need to cover to be able to assess the practical relevance of new technology components--including hardware / software abstraction of the different network architectures and the need for over-the-air tests and prototyping as well as general scalability.
 
To separate the hype from reality, this panel of experts from both academia and industry share their experimental setups, early results, and ideas for future experiments to take us a step closer to a truly revolutionary next-generation wireless network.
 
This IEEE ComSoc tutorial is sponsored by
 
NI
 
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For other IEEE ComSoc Free Tutorials, visit: http://www.comsoc.org/free-tutorials
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mark David at m.david@ieee.org

 

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18 May Live Online Course - Wireless Evolution of the Overall Network Architecture

18 May Live Online Course - Wireless Evolution of the Overall Network Architecture
Wireless Evolution of the Overall Network Architecture
 
18 May 2016 | 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT 
Online course via WebEx • $125 IEEE ComSoc member • $155 IEEE member • $180 non-member 
 
Puzzled by today's network architecture protocols, interfaces and elements? This half-day course will unmask how wireless network architecture has evolved and converged with the packet-based IP networks serving customer demands today. You will be able to stitch together various network elements with a fundamental understanding of interfaces used and the protocols that reside inside them. Taught by wireless expert Jonathan Levine, the course will align your understanding with the direction of the standards bodies ensuring that the path into the future appears to be a clear one.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Understand basic network architecture functions including network elements, interfaces, signaling and control planes, protocol stacks, etc
  • Step through network architectures from the early days of wireless to today, including operator networks and personal area networks
  • Relate overall wireless network architecture function and evolution to the various systems deployed today such as; WiFi, 2G, 3G, 4G, and beyond
  • Understand the approach of standards bodies including IEEE, 3GPP, and 3GPP2
  • Align network function to the elements required in the architecture
  • Identify the necessary requirements to evolve the wireless network architecture in support of emerging network functionality
  • Understand the keys to optimal end-to-end network performance

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Registration closes on 13 May 2016

Limited Seating. 
You will earn 0.3 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.
 
 

 

 

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