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Become A Certified Wireless Communications Professional!

Become A Certified Wireless Communications Professional!
 
2 for 1 Deal:
4-Day Intensive Wireless Communications Course
 
Plus IEEE WCET Exam Seat 
 
20-23 September 2016
2 Sessions Daily |  9:00am - 12:00 noon EDT | 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT 
Online via WebEx | Price: $950 IEEE/ComSoc member; $980 IEEE member; $1130 non-member
 
Are you aiming to expand your wireless knowledge, boost your career, and get certified to become an IEEE Wireless Communications Professional? If so, this 4-Day Intensive Wireless Communications Online Course plus WCET Exam combination package is a perfect fit for you.
 
Join industry expert Alan Bensky on a 4-day journey exploring seven key areas in wireless, and then go the extra mile to take the IEEE Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification exam to test your knowledge and skills and validate what you know.  
 
This combination package offers $125 or more in savings for members and customers compared to making separate purchases. 
 
This value package includes:
  • A 4-day online course (20-23 September 2016) along with all the course materials and access to the streaming video recording for 15 business days after the course.
  • A free online practice exam ($50 value) with 75 questions to help you assess your areas of strength and identify areas where improvement is needed
  • A seat for the Fall 2016  IEEE WCET Certification Exam
Demonstrate your value to employers. Focus on your continued professional development and earn the IEEE Wireless Communications Professional Credential.
 
Important Dates:
 
The testing window for the WCET Exam: 26 September - 21 October 2016
Applications for the exam must be submitted by 9 September 2016. 
 
About the 2 for 1 Deal:
 
The 2 for 1 Deal is the best price for a seat in both Course & Exam. Offer valid now through 8 September, 4:00 pm EDT. You will have until midnight UTC to complete the application.
 
The 4-Day Intensive Wireless Communications Course and the Fall 2016 IEEE WCET Exam Seat are perfect together, geared to help sharpen your wireless skills and prepare you for the challenge ahead. 
 
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Limited Seating
Earn 2 IEEE Continuing Education Units for Participating! 
(Equivalent to 20 Professional Development Hours) 
 
Can't attend the live session? 
Register for the course and get access to the live session recording for 15 business days following the course date. You'll still receive a certificate of participation and can still earn CEUs if you submit the course evaluation.  
 
IEEE ComSoc Training 
A Trusted Continuing Education Service for Professionals 
For more information, visit www.comsoc.org/training
Contact: Tara Gallus at t.gallus@comsoc.org
 

 

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Register Now for the 14 September Live Online Course on High Throughput Satellites

Register Now for the 14 September Live Online Course on High Throughput Satellites
 
High Throughput Satellites
Communications Payload, Ground Segment, and Technology in the 10-30 GHz Frequency Range
 
Wednesday 14 September 2016 
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Live Online course via WebEx
$250 IEEE ComSoc member • $280 IEEE member • $330 non-member 
 
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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You will earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating.
 
Can't attend the live session? 
Register for the course and get access to the live session recording for 15 business days following the course date. You'll still receive a certificate of participation and can still earn CEUs if you submit the course evaluation.  
 
IEEE ComSoc Training 
A Trusted Continuing Education Service for Professionals 
For more information, visit www.comsoc.org/training
Contact: Tara Gallus at t.gallus@comsoc.org
 

 

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IEEE Technology Time Machine 2016 - Making the Future

IEEE Technology Time Machine 2016 - Making the Future

IEEE Life Fellow Doug Zuckerman chairs the IEEE Future Directions’ flagship Technology Time Machine conference this year in San Diego, on 20-21 October 2016, hosted by IEEE Region 6. In this Q&A, he provides insights into the conference’s purpose, program and value propositions.

Question: Would you explain the TTM conference theme and its relevance and describe the value proposition for attendees?

Zuckerman: The theme this year is “Making the Future.” That’s a differentiator. Previous conferences have taken future-oriented approaches. What will the world look like in 2030? That sort of thing. But it’s always a challenge to weave together a cross-domain sense of how today’s research and development and commercial offerings will take us to that future. What can we do today that will help us shape that future? It’s important to broaden everyone’s perspective on developments in a variety of fields and how those developments may impact someone’s work in a specific domain. That’s both a differentiator as well as a value proposition for attendees.

We think that the value of networking in such an environment is very powerful. Our Future Directions initiatives include Big Data, Brain, Cybersecurity, Digital Senses, Internet of Things, Rebooting Computing – and each of those topics has inter-relationships with the others. There’s a lot of potential synergy in bringing strategists, researchers and practitioners in those fields together in one place.

Question: From a glance at the agenda, it appears that the TTM conference extends well beyond technology – is that a correct perception?

Zuckerman: Indeed it is. Not only are we looking across various IEEE initiatives and creating a holistic view of all of the important technologies – not just within IEEE but across the world in general – but we’re also focusing on the social implications of technology. One of our keynote speakers, Sherry Turkle, works as a professor at MIT and serves as director of MIT’s Initiative on Technology and Self. She personifies and exemplifies the inquiry into technology’s social implications. In interviews and in her books she’s constantly questioning – is all this technology really a good thing? Is it dehumanizing us? Are mobile electronics – tweeting, texting – somehow making it more difficult for people to really communicate with each other? Technology is great but perhaps there’s a downside from its impact on humanity that we should anticipate and take into account as we develop it. Turkle will explore that angle in her keynote address and I expect it to emerge as a major theme running throughout the conference. We also have what we call a “technology superstars panel,” so the program will have a compelling mix of highly relevant and thought-provoking content.

Question: Who should attend?

Zuckerman: We’ll have content and value for a gamut of people, from students to researchers to entrepreneurs to long-range strategists in the upper echelons of technology companies. Topics under discussion at TTM 2016 will cover a wide and synergistic range of business, social, economic, political and educational issues. The event is geared towards executives, decision makers, industry leaders, technologists, government officials, scientific innovators, economists, social policy makers and others.

Students should attend because they might need ideas on a focus for their thesis or it could help them decide what field to pursue after graduation. In fact, we’ll have a “Lightning Talks” event for young entrepreneurs and professionals to give five-minute insights into their work for students after dinner on the first day. 

For researchers, attendance at TTM could help shape their thinking, perhaps lead them to see their own work in a broader context or more long-range. In the technology industry, anyone in mid- to high-level management, particularly people involved with strategic or long-range planning for their companies, would benefit from hearing the conference’s thought leaders and, of course, the chatter in the hallways outside the programmed events.

I should emphasize that this event is open to all interested people, whether or not they are IEEE members. Please look over the conference program and you’ll see that this is a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons on the future of technology and its social implications. It’s quite easy to register for the conference.

Also, attendees should bring their families. San Diego is a lovely location and that provides an extra incentive to make the journey to attend.

Question: What sort of take-aways or post-conference resources will be available?

Zuckerman: Typically, TTM conferences yield a summary white paper on the activities and discussions that unfold at the event and those have proven popular. That will be available via IEEE’s Xplore Digital Library. Also, we’ll be videotaping the event for possible use in creating educational resources and webinars. These resources would prove useful to attendees post-conference and to those who could not attend.

Question: Another theme to the TTM conference seems to be diversity, in all its respects – diversity of topics, viewpoints, and speakers. Would you elaborate on that angle?  

Zuckerman: Certainly, and gladly. We’ve already discussed topical diversity. But we take very seriously the need to present diverse viewpoints and speakers. Demographically, women in engineering have been under-represented. So, in addition to having female keynote speakers, we’re holding a first-day panel on “Women in Making the Future,” which will feature real superstars of the technology world, including Alicia Abella from AT&T, Kathy Herring Hayashi from Qualcomm, Tamara Clay from Hyperloop One, Meredith Perry, founder and CEO at uBeam and “Chuck” (Charlene) Walrad, managing director at Davenport Consulting.

Frankly, it doesn’t get much better than that at any technology conference. Also, it’s important to point to the generational diversity supported by our attention to students and young entrepreneurs, as mentioned earlier.

Question: What do you hope to accomplish with TTM 2016? What outcomes would matter to you personally?

Zuckerman: We’ve used a quote from the author Arthur C. Clarke as our motif for the conference: “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” That’s fitting for TTM 2016. The role of the imagination has always been emphasized by great thinkers. Flights of fancy, unfettered by the actual technology challenges involved in realizing a vision, has always been at the heart of technology advances and scientific breakthroughs. To achieve something new, you must imagine it first. Then you work through the practicalities to see if it’s possible.

We’ve conceived and designed TTM 2016 to take attendees out of their own world and give them a glimpse over their own horizons into other domains and ways of seeing the world. Personally, and as chair of this event, my goal is to send attendees home imagining the impossible, and for them to reap the rewards of bold new thinking about their technology pursuits and the social implications and impacts their work may create.

For more information on IEEE TTM 2016, Visit
- TTM conference website
- PDF program


Doug Zuckerman is an IEEE Life Fellow, past president of the IEEE Communication Society and a past member of the IEEE Board of Directors, with more than 30 years of industry experience in telecommunications starting at Bell Laboratories in 1969.

 

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Tech Focus on Massive MIMO

Tech Focus on Massive MIMO
Tech Focus Featured Topic:
 
Massive MIMO
 
Massive MIMO For Next Generation Wireless Systems
A Flexible 100-antenna Testbed For Massive MIMO
Noncooperative Cellular Wireless with Unlimited Numbers of Base Station Antennas
Massive MIMO: Ten Myths And One Critical Question
 
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Hear Holistic Approaches on 5G System Design at the IEEE 5G Summit Dresden

Hear Holistic Approaches on 5G System Design at the IEEE 5G Summit Dresden
Hosted by 5G Lab and co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc, the IEEE 5G Summit Dresden on Thursday, 29 September 2016 in Dresden, Germany will address a holistic approach on 5G system design, ranging from silicon hardware, wireless, networks, edge clouds towards Tactile Internet applications. This one-day event connects world leaders, and will feature keynotes, oral presentations, poster sessions and exhibits on 5G technology, including Tactile Internet use cases and lively panel discussions on the future of 5G.
 
The IEEE 5G Summit Dresden brings together R&D leaders from the ICT domain and vertical sectors, as well as academia to explore the future of 5G. This forum will present and discuss trends aimed at discovering hot topics from different perspectives, and will find the best ways to take the next steps towards framing the world’s 5G technology future.
 
For the full speaker list, event overview and session information, visit http://www.5gsummit.org/dresden.
 

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IEEE WCNC 2017 welcomes Paper, Tutorial and Panel Submissions

IEEE WCNC 2017 welcomes Paper, Tutorial and Panel Submissions
The city of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley will host the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2017) from 19-22 March 2017. Expected to attract over 800 wireless professionals, the conference will explore the latest advances in terrestrial wireless communications, while also detailing the newest innovations and developments in digital cellular, PCS, mobile and broadband communications across a broad section of paper presentations, tutorials, business panels and keynote addresses.
 
Submissions of original technical papers are welcomed in all areas of wireless communications, networks, services and applications. Potential areas include:
- PHY and Fundamentals
- MAC and Cross-Layer Design
- Mobile and Wireless Networks 
- Services, Applications and Business
 
The conference is also accepting proposals for tutorials focusing on new and emerging topics within the scope of communications and networking, as well as panels that feature technical, business and policy-related issues and opportunities for the wireless communications industry. 
 
Paper, Tutorial and Panel submissions are due 30 September 2016. For more information about specific topics, submission information and guideline, visit http://wcnc2017.ieee-wcnc.org.  
 

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Join Us at IEEE GLOBECOM 2016! Registration Is Now Open

Join Us at IEEE GLOBECOM 2016! Registration Is Now Open
IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, the premier international event dedicated to driving innovations and technological breakthroughs in nearly every aspect of communications, will hold its 59th annual event from 4-8 December at the Washington Hilton in downtown, DC. Themed "Freedom through Communications," the program will feature over 1,500 presentations exploring next generation advancements in broadband, wireless, multimedia, Internet, image and voice communications.
 
The conference will feature keynote addresses from Edward Tiedemann (Qualcomm), Vahid Tarokh (Harvard University), Julius Knapp (FCC), and Muriel Médard (MIT), as well invited talks from Wonil Roh (Samsung), Satish Dhanasekaran (Keysight), and Petros Mouchtaris, President (Vencore Labs).
 
The heart of the conference entails the delivery and presentation of over 900 technical, peer-reviewed papers advancing the science of telecommunications covering the latest research and industry solutions. In addition to a comprehensive technical program, IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 will host a variety of industry panels, exhibits and demonstrations from National Instruments, Huawei, Intel, Qualcomm, Nokia, Samsung Anritsu, AT&T, Verizon, Orange, InterDigital, Fujitsu, Comcast, ProGlove, ICRI Urban and Itseez.
 
For more information about IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 including program updates and registration information, please visit http://globecom2016.ieee-globecom.org. All website visitors are also invited to network with colleagues and peers, share their professional experiences through the conference’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.
 

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Coming Up in September from the IEEE ComSoc Training

Coming Up in September from the IEEE ComSoc Training
Invest in yourself this September by participating in one or more wireless courses. Invent the future with knowledge and imagination.
 
14 September - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
High Throughput Satellites 
Communications Payload, Ground Segment,
and Technology in the 10-30 GHz Frequency Range 

Instructor: Bruce R. Elbert
Learn More and Register
 
20-23 September - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
For 1 Deal:
4 Day Intensive Wireless Training Course
Plus Fall 2016 IEEE WCET Exam Seat
Instructor: Alan Bensky
Learn More and Register
 
20-23 September - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
4 Day Intensive Wireless Training Course
Intermediate Level
Covering 7 Key Areas of Wireless

Instructor: Alan Bensky
Learn More and Register
 
28 September - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Wireless for the Internet of Things (IoT)
An intermediate level course intended for engineers creating, or about to create,
products for use with IoT applications

Instructor: Lee Vishloff
Learn More and Register
 
 
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Can't attend the live session? 

Register for the course and get access to the live session recording for 15 business days following the course date. You'll still receive a certificate of participation and can still earn CEUs if you submit the course evaluation.  
 

IEEE ComSoc Training
A Trusted Continuing Education Service for Professionals

For more information, visit www.comsoc.org/training

 

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Who will be the next IEEE ComSoc President? 2016 Election Results Revealed

Who will be the next IEEE ComSoc President? 2016 Election Results Revealed
2016 IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors Election Results
 
This year, a total of 5,199 ballots were returned for the IEEE Communications Society President-Elect and the Board of Governors members-at-Large for the term beginning 1 January 2017. 
 
Khaled B. Letaief received 2,773 votes to become the IEEE ComSoc President-Elect. He holds a one-year term starting 1 January 2017.
 
Officers for a Three-Year Term Beginning  1 January 2017 include:
 
Members-at-Large from IEEE Regions 1-7 and 9 
David Michelson, Canada
Ricardo Veiga, Argentina
 
Members-at-Large from IEEE Regions 8
Lajos Hanzo, United Kingdom
 
Members-at-Large from IEEE Region 10
Wanjiun Liao, Taiwan
 
Congratulations to all the candidates!
 
 

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The First IEEE COMSOC Summer School Program in Pakistan

The First IEEE COMSOC Summer School Program in Pakistan
Authors: Kashif Bashir, Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Usman Munawar and Shahid Zulfiqar
(Photo submitted by Kashif Bashir)
 
The 4-day “IEEE ComSoc Summer School Program 2016 Pakistan” held 26-29 July was an inspiring event to many young engineers in Pakistan and around the world.
 
Designed for fresh graduates and students pursuing MS/Ph.D. in the fields of IT and Communication, the program welcomed 30 students selected among 169 applications. The participants were from 21 prestigious universities from Pakistan, United States, Australia, Indonesia, Srilanka, China, Afghanistan, Iran, and Morocco.
 
Organized by IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section in collaboration with IEEE UET Lahore, Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), UET & IEEE Punjab University, the IEEE ComSoc Summer School in Pakistan is the 2nd such global event after the one held in Trento, Italy. 
 
15 Technical, 2 Industry & 3 professional Talks
 
During the 4-day event, various talks were given by speakers from Universities from all over Pakistan and abroad. Director KICS Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Principal CEET PU Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmad, Director FAST University Prof. Dr. Amjad Hussain and Mr. Kashif Bashir (Chair IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section) delivered opening speeches on the first day of the program.
 
Every talk was outstanding. There were new ideas behind each to inspire and ignite innovation. The topics included: Data Center evolution, Visible Light communication, the Internet of things, Living the LTE era: Post-deployment Emerging and Practical Research and Development directions in LTE (4G and Beyond).
 
A 6-member delegation of the US State Department was invited on the 2nd day of the Event. Miss Karol Hines, Liby Parker & Mindy Mclaughlin delivered talks on Leadership, Project management, and Entrepreneurship
 
Amazing Poster Competition
 
A poster competition was held on the 2nd day of the school. The theme of poster competition was “humanitarian.” Participants presented their projects in front of judges from the US Delegation and local authorities - VC UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid & Director KICS Dr. Waqar Mehmood. The projects presented were acknowledged by all the judges. 
 
Syed Muhammad Rizwan was the Best Poster winner! His project title was: Fire Fighting robot for Industrial application. The advisor to the project was Usman Munawar.
 
Eye-Opening Technical Visit
 
The Technical Visit on the 3rd day of the summer school was a great eye-opener. Participants visited Huawei UET Telecom & IT Center. During the visit, Huawei officials Mr. Charles Wang & Mr. Usman Khan gave talks on Cloud Computing & Networking, including Development of Technology Trends in IP Networks.
 
Social Dinner
 
The social dinner & closing ceremony was held in UET Lahore. Dr. Naveed A. Malik, VC of Virtual University was the chief guest of the ceremony.
 
Vice Chancellor UET Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid thanked the honorable guests and appreciated the efforts of IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section, Punjab University and KICS UET for conducting such a great event.
 
Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood presented an overview of all the activities engaged in during Summer School.
 
The chief guests speaking on the occasion said that these kinds of events help to establish collaborations among different universities to promote R&D, and that more of these should be held in future.
 
VC LCWU Dr. Uzma Qureshi, MD Pakistan Railways, CEO Siemens Enterprises, Dean CS & IT superior University, Dean EE HITEC Taxila, Director FAST, Chair IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section and many other distinguished guests were also present. Certificates and shields were presented to the participants, organizers and the speakers of the Summer School.
 
Future Event Awaits
 
We have already been looking into planning for next year's Summer School Program, hoping to inspire more and more young engineers around the world.
 
 

 

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Boost Your Career this Fall! Apply for the IEEE WCET Certification

Boost Your Career this Fall! Apply for the IEEE WCET Certification
IEEE Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification
 
Boost Your Career in Wireless Communications!
Earn the IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (IEEE WCP) credential and
distinguish yourself in the ever competitive wireless industry.
 
Application Deadline: 9 September 2016
Testing Window:  26 September - 21 October 2016
 
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IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (IEEE WCP) credential is a vendor neutral, globally recognized emblem of achievement. Understand why professionals get certified by IEEE. Read the WCP News. 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.
 
 
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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Unleash the Power of Wi-Fi

Unleash the Power of Wi-Fi

An Introduction to Wi-Fi

Wednesday 24 August 2016
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Online via WebEx
 
WiFi systems are the most widely deployed wireless technologies, and yet taken entirely for granted these days. If your focus is on 5G, LTE or other cellular technologies, this unique course will help inspire you toward innovative wireless solutions. 
 
Your instructor, wireless expert Daniel Wang will guide you through the requirements and challenges in mastering the similarities and differences between Wi-Fi and cellular technologies. 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.
 
Discover and unleash the power of WiFi. Participate in this one-day online course to gain the insight 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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