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ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Invites You To A Full-day Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing

ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Invites You To A Full-day Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing

The ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) invites you to participate in a full-day workshop, which will take place on 4 December 2016 in conjunction with the IEEE GLOBECOM conference in Washington DC, on the Columbia 3 & 4 / Terrace Level at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The workshop will feature state-of-the-art technical seminars, technical interactions of participants with common research interests, as well as career panels. It will be a day of learning and networking!

ComSocWICE.jpg  Invited speakers & panelists: 
  • Andrea Goldsmith, Professor, Stanford University, USA 
  • Sheila Hemami, Draper Labs, USA
  • Muriel Medard, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Monique Morrow, CTO – Evangelist for New Frontiers Development and Engineering, Cisco, Switzerland
  • Emina Soljanin, Professor, Rutgers University, USA
  • Antonia M. Tulino, Research Scientist, Nokia-Bell Labs, USA
  • Peiying Zhu, Huawei Fellow, Chief Expert of Wireless Communications, Huawei, Canada
  • Grace J. Wang, Deputy Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation, USA
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The number of seats is limited. There is no fee for Globecom attendees.
Looking forward to seeing you in Washington DC!

The Organizing Committee 
Ana Garcia Armada, Jean Armstrong, Irena Atof, Irem Bor-Yaliniz, Octavia A. Dobre, Sinem Coleri Ergen, Shalinee Kishore, Philippa Martin, Urbashi Mitra, Maite Brand-Pearce, Nada Phillip, Meryem Simsek, Mari C. Aguayo-Torres, Rosa Zheng, Katie Wilson

 

 

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Introduction to Professional Wireless Communications - Live Online Course on 13 July

Introduction to Professional Wireless Communications - Live Online Course on 13 July
Introduction to Professional Wireless Communications
 
13 July 2016 | 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT 
Online course via WebEx • $250 IEEE ComSoc member • $280 IEEE member • $330 non-member 
 
In this exciting introduction to the world of wireless communications, you’ll learn the fundamentals of what these technologies can do and what wireless communications professionals on the engineering front are working on developing for future applications. This course is a great way to refresh your knowledge with an overview of wireless telecommunications technologies, networks, services, and standards.
 
This course may be used as an introductory resource for candidates pursuing IEEE’s WCET professional certification.

By the completion of the course, you will be able to identify the difference between:
  • Wireless and Mobile
  • Wireless and Fixed Networks
  • Macro-cells, Micro-cells, Pico-cells, and Femtocells
  • Packet Switching vs. Circuit Switching
  • Cellular Network Generations [1G; 2G (GSM and FDMA/TDMA); 2.5G (GPRS); 3G (UMTS; CDMA); 3.5G (HSPDA; HSPA+); Almost 4G (LTE; OFDMA); 4G (LTE Advanced)]
Key learning topics include:
  • Wireless usage, history
  • Electromagnetic spectrum, propagation, antennas
  • Modulation and access methods
  • Network protocols and layers
  • Elements of wireless telecommunication networks
  • Understanding of the systems, protocols, and mechanisms needed to support mobility in communications
  • Wireless generations 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Wireless Standards: GSM/UMTS/LTE, 802.11/WiFi,...
  • Types of Telecommunications Networks: Cellular, Vehicular, Sensors, RFID, Satellite, ...
  • Service evolution
  • Mobile applications development
  • HW and SW in Smartphones and other mobile platforms
  • Content distribution networks
Your instructor, Mr. Vishloff, is the principal engineer in a wireless consultancy focused on cellular-based M2M solutions and short-range wireless products. He has over 30 years of experience in wireless systems and product design. 
 
What our participants say:
 
"Great job of summarizing such a large topic as wireless communication and mobile devices, definitions, and system overviews." ~Steve Kaleta, PE
 
"With all the history, technologies and claims, it’s good to put a complex subject in perspective. Lee provided a clear picture to current technologies, but also a brief originating history, enough relevant technical depth, connection/operating descriptions supporting migration of systems and common sense based personal/professional insights. That’s not an easy thing to do." ~Joe L.  
 
Don't miss this essential wireless communications introductory course. Reserve your seat now!
 
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White Paper on Flexible Mobile Client

White Paper on Flexible Mobile Client
 
Flexible Mobile Client / UE Emulation for Prototyping Next-Generation Wireless Systems
 
Abstract: 
 
As the wireless world designs new networks, the need for researchers to build prototypes to prove their concepts in real-world scenarios in real-world conditions takes center stage. Building a working prototype has now become an even more important step along the development trajectory. And the faster wireless innovators can realize a working system and undeniably prove the efficacy or feasibility of a particular concept or design, the faster everyone can benefit from these new innovations. This article explains NI’s prototyping platform for wireless communications and its application as a UE emulator in the 5G proof-of-concept system that leading researchers developed.
 
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Tech Focus on Coexistence of LTE Communications Systems and Radar

Tech Focus on Coexistence of LTE Communications Systems and Radar
Tech Focus Featured Topic:
 
Coexistence of LTE Communications Systems and Radar
 
LTE - Wi-Fi Coexistence in 5 GHz band
 
On the Co-existence of TD-LTE and Radar Over 3.5 GHz Band: An Experimental Study
 
Impact and Mitigation of Narrow-band Radar Interference in Down-link LTE
 
Radar Inband and Out-of-band Interference Into LTE Macro and Small Cell Uplinks in the 3.5 GHz Band
 
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This month's Tech Focus is brought to you by Rohde & Schwartz
 
 
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mark David at m.david@ieee.org
 
 

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IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section Introduces ComSoc Summer School Program in Pakistan

IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section Introduces ComSoc Summer School Program in Pakistan

Initiated in IEEE Region 10, designed for fresh graduates and MS/Ph.D. students, the first ever COMSOC Summer School in Pakistan will cover fundamental, advanced and hot topics that will brighten young graduates. From current Industry trends to knowledge & scope of Communication field in the world, the program consists of series of lectures and tutorials by International and National experts from Industry & Academia.

 
IEEE COMSOC Summer School is a 4-day Program that will give an opportunity to 30 students based on a competitive application from all over Asia and Pacific. Students from all of the world are also accepted and welcome to participate.
 
IEEE COMSOC Summer School Program will be hosted by the collaboration of two universities. University of Engineering and Technology, and Lahore & Punjab University, Lahore, are jointly working to conduct IEEE COMSOC Summer School to be held 26 -30th July 2016. This School will cover 10 Technical Talks, 2 industry visits & a Paper competition. Participants of the Summer School will learn about new technologies in the industry & possibilities of research based upon problems of countries. 
 
Dates and Venues: 
26 July 2016: Day 1 Punjab University
27 July 2016: Day 2 Punjab University
28 July 2016: Day 3 UET Lahore
29 July 2016: Day 4 UET Lahore
 
It Includes:
1) Technical Sessions 
2) Paper Poster presentation
3) Technical Visit
4) Free Meals for 4 days
 
For Registeration: 
 
For queries about registeration:
+92 300 6804657
 
For queries about Venue:
+92 333 4657292 (IEEE Punjab University) 
+92 336 4589839 (IEEE UET)
 
 
IEEE COMSOC Team Working on IEEE COMSOC Summer School Program:
 
Dr. Waqar Mahmood
Director KICS & HUTIC UET Lahore
Master and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1996, respectively. Research interests are Modeling, Control, and Optimization Discrete Event Systems Communication Systems Digital Signal Processing.
 
Mr. Kashif Bashir
Chair IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section
Manager Huawei-UET Telecom and IT Center (HUTIC) 
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Huawei has its International training center in UET Lahore and 10-million-dollar worth of equipment installed in it. Mr. Kashif Bashir is the Managing this center since 2008.
 
Steering committee:
Usman Munawar, Shahid Zulfiqar, Mamoon Masud, Hamza Ihtisham. Zujajah Masud
 
 

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Unleashing 5G mm-Waves - A Webcast from A Test and Measurement Perspective

Unleashing 5G mm-Waves - A Webcast from A Test and Measurement Perspective
Webcast:
 
Unleashing 5G mm-Waves 
- A Test & Measurement Perspective
 
In the past 12 months, research around 5G wireless communications has gained significant momentum, yet it is still unclear what the new physical layer may look like. This poses a challenge for transceiver components such as filters, mixers, and amplifiers. This webinar discusses the associated test and measurement aspects and challenges that have been identified and demonstrates initial measurement solutions for 5G.
 
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Specializing in Wireless Communications? Check Out These Two Online Courses

Specializing in Wireless Communications? Check Out These Two Online Courses
This July, IEEE ComSoc Training is offering two great wireless courses. Take one or both and let them serve your innovative needs.
 
13 July - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Instructor: Lee Vishloff
 
27 July - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Instructor: Javan Erfanian
 
For more information, visit www.comsoc.org/training
 

 

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Live Webinar on 23 June: IoT Use-Cases and Lessons Learned

Live Webinar on 23 June: IoT Use-Cases and Lessons Learned

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 23 June 2016, 2:00 PM EDT
 
Live It: IoT Use-Cases and Lessons Learned
 
The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving innovation and development in both connected devices and wireless networks. IoT promises constant connectivity, intelligent devices, and access to more data for better real-time decisions.  But, where are we in the race to implement real-life IoT scenarios? Join us on June 23rd to find out!

The 5th webinar of InterDigital’s Creating the Living Network™ webinar series will focus on IoT use-cases such as smart buildings, smart cities, and smart healthcare. During the webinar, IoT experts from InterDigital, Harman and Hitachi will also discuss lessons learned and real-life applications for IoT technologies and services.
 
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Speakers:
 
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Dave Wilson, General Manager/Chief Technology Officer, HDS
Prakash Tripathi, Distinguished Engineer (IoT) HARMAN Connected Services
Dr. Vanja Subotic, Director of Product Management, InterDigital IoT Solutions
Dexter Johnson, Moderator
 
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For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mark David at m.david@ieee.org
 

 

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Emerging Technologies in IEEE 802.11 WLAN (Wi-Fi) - A Free Tutorial

Emerging Technologies in IEEE 802.11 WLAN (Wi-Fi) - A Free Tutorial

Complimentary Tutorial
 
Emerging Technologies in IEEE 802.11 WLAN (Wi-Fi)
 
The IEEE 802.11-based wireless local area network (WLAN) technologies (popularly known as “Wi-Fi”) have grown into one of most ubiquitous wireless access technologies across consumer and enterprise markets. The evolution of IEEE 802.11 standards has significantly increased data rates of wireless access. 

Notwithstanding the phenomenal progress made in the past years, the IEEE 802.11 launched a task group to discuss the next generation of the standard after 802.11ac. It is clear now that the days when the Wi-Fi network was considered a mere convenience is behind us. It has become a critical part of our home, enterprise and, even, cellular operator access networks. 

In this tutorial, panelists discuss the physical layer (PHY) and medium access control layer (MAC) technologies being considered by 802.11ax such as orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), uplink MU-MIMO, dynamic sensitivity control, dynamic clear channel assessments, and share the latest results on performance improvement provided by these changes. The panelists also discuss the challenges they see in the future regarding high-performance usage of 2.4GHz and 5GHz unlicensed bands by 802.11ax and beyond.
 
 
This IEEE ComSoc tutorial is sponsored by
 
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Congratulations to the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Prize Paper Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Prize Paper Awards Recipients
Each year, the IEEE Communications Society offers many awards to honor the top minds in the communications industry and their outstanding technical achievements and services. Normally, award presentations are made at ComSoc’s major conferences IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM. Following are this year's Paper Prize Awards recipients:
 
Best Tutorial Paper Award 
Title of Article:   “Living on the Edge: The Role of Proactive Caching in 5G Wireless Networks”, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 52, No. 8, pp. 82-89, August 2014.
Authors: Ejder Baştuğ, Batu, Mehdi Bennis, Mérouane Debbah 
 
Fred W. Ellersick Prize
Title of Article:“Five disruptive technology directions for 5G”, IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume: 52, Issue: 2 pp. 74 – 80, February 2014.
Authors: Federico Boccardi, Robert W. Heath Jr., Angel Lozano, Thomas L. Marzetta, Petar Popovski 
 
Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications
Title of Article: “Group Sparse Beamforming for Green Cloud-RAN”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 2809-2823, May 2014. 
Authors: Yuanming Shi, Jun Zhang, Khaled B. Letaief
 
Stephen O. Rice Prize 
Title of Article: “Millimeter Wave Beamforming for Wireless Backhaul and Access in Small Cell Networks”, IEEE Transactions On Communications, Vol. 61, No. 10, pp. 4391-4403, October 2013.
Authors: Sooyoung Hur, Taejoon Kim, David J. Love, James V. Krogmeier, Timothy A. Thomas, 
Amitava Ghosh 
 
Young Author Best Paper Award 
Title of Article:. “Networking Low-Power Energy Harvesting Devices: Measurements and Algorithms”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 12, Issue: 9, pp. 1853 - 1865, September 2013.
Authors: Maria Gorlatova, Aya Wallwater, Gil Zussman 
 
William R. Bennett Prize
Title of Article: “Mobile Data Offloading: How Much Can WiFi Deliver?”, IEEE/ACM Transactions On Networking, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 536-551, April 2013. 
Authors: Kyunghan Lee, Joohyun Lee, Yung Yi, Injong Rhee, Song Chong  
 
Leonard G. Abraham Prize 
Title of Article:“Efficiency Resource Allocation for Device-to-Device Underlay Communication Systems: A Reverse Iterative Combinatorial Auction based Approach”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 348 – 358, September 2013.
Authors: Chen Xu, Lingyang Song, Zhu Han, Qun Zhao, Xiaoli Wang, Xiang Cheng, Bingli Jiao 
 
Charles Kao Award for Best Optical Communications & Networking Paper
Title of Article:  “Software-Defined Optical Networks Technology and Infrastructure: Enabling Software-Defined Optical Network Operations [Invited]”, IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 5, No. 10, pp. A274-A282, October 2013.
Authors: Mayur Channegowda, Reza Nejabati, Dimitra Simeonidou
 
Heinrich Hertz Award for Best Communications Letter 
Title: “Downlink Rate Distribution in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks under Generalized Cell Selection”, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 42-45, February 2014 
Authors: Harpreet S. Dhillon, Jeffrey G. Andrews
 
The IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award
Title:“ Fundamental Limits of Cooperation" IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 59, No. 9, March 2013, pp. 5213 - 5226.
Angel Lozano, Robert W. Heath Jr. and Jeffrey G. Andrews
                        
Check with the ComSoc Awards Committee to find out about details of each award, and the Nomination and Award Process.
Get recognized by your peers!
 
 

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