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IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section and KICS-UET Celebrate the World Telecom Day 2017

IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section and KICS-UET Celebrate the World Telecom Day 2017

Authors: Kashif Bashir, Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Usman Munawar and Shahid Zulfiqar
(Photo submitted by Kashif Bashir)

IEEE Communication Society Lahore Section and KICS-UET organized World Telecommunication Day (WTC) on 16 May 2017. The event was held at Seminar Hall in University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, embraced by many high officials and the experts from academia and industry. Mr. Kashif Bashir, IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section Chair, Edwart Zhang Vice President of Huawei Technologies China, Mr. Javed Aslam EVP Technical PTCL, Dr Amjad Hussain Director, Fast University, Mr. Sajjad Kirmani, CEO, Infogistic, Mr Fysal Gill, Senior Director, Spead Cast, Prof Dr Waqar Mahmood, Director KICS, Mr. Moeez Ahmad Faizi and Deputy Chief, Telecom Punjab Safe City Authority attended the event, which theme was ‘Big Data for Big Impact’. The purpose of WTD was to highlight the importance of communication in our lives.

The event began with a video message by Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Piuri, who is a Full Professor at the University of Milan, Italy. He emphasized the importance of Big Data in today’s world and thanked the organizers for conducting the World Telecom Day 2017 at KICS.

Chief Guest of the occasion - Mr. Edward Zhang, Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Wireless Solution, uttered about the strapping friendship between Pakistan and China and how beneficial it had been since the outset in terms of business development between the two countries. He also revealed about the ICT solutions and mentioned the Huawei Pakistan’s functions. Mr. Edward then expressed about the overview of Safe City Project Lahore. Besides, he mentioned about Smart City Services Development and IoT Services.

Mr. Javed Aslam, Executive Vice President Technical PTCL, expressed his views on ‘How PTCL connects us to the world?’ Mr. Amjad Hussain, Chair IEEE Lahore Section and Director FAST, presented his views on technology enhancements and communication development. Mr. Fysal Gill, Head SpeedCast (Central & South Asia), talked about the topics like GPRS, Technology and Satellite Systems. Mr. Sajjad Kirmani, CEO Infogistic, revealed his views on legacy systems, advancement in technology, cloud computing and telecom explosions in Pakistan. Mr. Moeez Ahmad Faizi, Deputy Chief Telecommunication Punjab Safe City Authority, presented safe city projects and speed connectivity.

Vice Chancellor UET Lahore, Prof. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, thanked the guests and stressed the importance of technology in today’s world. He also gave a special mention of Huawei’s collaborations with UET.

Director KICS, Prof. Waqar Mahmood, too talked about the importance of Big Data and gave a presentation on IEEE Society and KICS’ Labs. The event concluded with souvenirs’ distribution among the guests.

A post panel discussion followed in which the distinguished guests and the high officials of Al-Khawarazmi Institute discussed their views on the impact of Big Data. IEEE ComSoc Chair and Manager, HUTIC, Mr. Kashif Bashir elaborated the Big Data impacts on the masses and told the panel about conducting more future events of these kinds. He also thanked all guests and member of IEEE Society who attended this event.

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2017 Fall IEEE WCET Certification Applications Now Open

2017 Fall IEEE WCET Certification Applications Now Open

2017 Fall Application is Now Open for the IEEE Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification
 
IMPORTANT DATES: 
Application Deadline: 8 September 2017 by 23:59 UTC
Testing Window: 25 September - 21 October 2017
 
 
As you seek to advance your career in today's competitive world of wireless communications engineering, earning a certification or credential can be a key reflection of the fact that you have the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in your profession, demonstrating your readiness to meet the challenges. Earning a high-standard credential from a world-renowned institution - the IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (IEEE WCP) can sharply distinguish yourself from your competitors in the field.
 
Join this elite IEEE WCP group now! Validate your knowledge and skills by passing the IEEE WCET exam during this upcoming testing period. It's your opportunity to take your career to new heights this year and beyond.
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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.  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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Explore the LTE Fundamentals On the Way to 5G

Explore the LTE Fundamentals On the Way to 5G
 
Got 5G on your mind? How about its key player LTE, who is evolving to fit the 5G future? Join industry expert, Daniel Wong, on Wednesday, 7 June for an exciting journey of LTE. Come and discover the fundamentals and and learn about where LTE is heading.
 
This course is a great primer for those interested in learning about more advanced LTE technologies that lead to 5G as offered in the 14 June Beyond LTE course.

Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Understand what LTE is, why it's used, how it works
- Identify limitations of LTE and areas of improvement
- Appreciate LTE Network and Service Architectures
- Get a big perspective on LTE 
 
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Seating is limited. Can't participate in the live session? You can register now and view the recording for 15 business days after each course. You can earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for taking the course. Price: $279 IEEE ComSoc member, $349 IEEE member, $459 non-member 
 
" The material was well put together, and Daniel did a good job presenting it. I appreciated how he was able to predict some of the questions we might have. I also found he was very knowledgeable in the material and knew quite a few anecdotes that were valuable to the students."
- Frederic Demers, Québec, Canada
 
Did you know? With an IEEE ComSoc membership, you can receive valuable discounts when you register for our courses. Not a member? Join IEEE and ComSoc now!
 
For any questions, contact Tara Gallus at t.gallus@comsoc.org  or visit the IEEE ComSoc Training website.

 

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Now Available On-demand for a Limited Time! Online Course - Designing the Green Internet

Now Available On-demand for a Limited Time! Online Course - Designing the Green Internet
 
IEEE ComSoc is leading the IEEE initative on Green Information and Communication Technologies (Green ICT), and we're proud that you are part of it.  
 
To help professionals stay ahead in today's green ICT dynamic, ComSoc Training is offering a new one-day online course - Designing the Green Internet: Energy Efficient Design of Access, Backbone, and the Cloud. For the first time, this course is on-demand to fit into your busy schedule.
 
Taught by distinguished wireless expert Fabrizio Granelli, the course provides valuable insights into the design of energy efficient networking solutions. Participants will explore how to analyze energy consumption of networks, devices, and servers; identify the best strategies to reduce the overall environmental impact of the Internet; and receive an up-to-date review of the main issues in energy saving.
 
Take the course today or share the news with your colleagues.
 
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The course is in streaming video recording delivered via WebEx. Participants will have access to the course for 15 calendar days. Course materials and CEUs are not provided. Offer expires on 13 August 2017.

 

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Live Webinar on 26 June - A deep Dive into New Radio and mmWave for 5G

Live Webinar on 26 June - A deep Dive into New Radio and mmWave for 5G

Join us for a live webinar!
 
 
Join us for a technical overview of the New Radio (NR) standard being proposed for 5G. NR aims to provide a solution for both sub 6 GHz and mmWave.  Evolving communications from the sub 6 GHz frequencies into mmWave frequencies presents a variety of unknowns and challenges.  This webinar will also discuss what some of those challenges are and the ongoing research for mmWave communications.
 
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Speakers:
 
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Ian Wong, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Advanced Wireless Research, National Instruments
Sarah Yost, SDR Product Marketing Manager, National Instruments
Dexter Johnson, Moderator
 
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IEEE REACH Awarded Digital Engagement Prize

IEEE REACH Awarded Digital Engagement Prize

The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) has awarded IEEE REACH with the Ayrton Prize.

As the BSHS release states “This valuable set of educational resources, which has the potential to grow significantly through collaborations in the future, is easily-navigable and represents an important step in raising the profile of the history of science, technology and medicine by inspiring engineers of the future."

The Ayrton Prize recognizes digital engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine, and is named after Hertha Ayrton, holder of nearly 30 patents and winner of the Hughes Medal for her work on electric arcs. IEEE REACH is the second recipient of the prize.

The IEEE Foundation is thrilled that REACH is gaining awareness around the globe, and excited to learn how pre-university teachers in the UK will use IEEE REACH’s inquiry units to enhance their classroom lessons.

Donors’ early support of IEEE REACH enabled the website design, development of three inquiry units: Early Maritime Navigation, Printing Press and Triremes, and another two in production: Drones and Radio.

IEEE REACH draws heavily from oral and first-hand histories, milestones, and IEEE historians use these sources in creating each inquiry unit. You’re encouraged to register for an account and discover REACH for yourself, forward it to a teacher or join our roster of donors. 

 

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REACH Illuminates Technologies’ Role in Society

 

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Join Us for a Special IoT Workshop

Join Us for a Special IoT Workshop
Join experts and practitioners from industry, the public sector, and the research community who are interested and involved in the deployment of IoT technologies at a special 19 June 2017 IoT workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management (ICPHM) 2017 in Allen, TX. The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society and the IEEE IoT Initiative. 
 
The workshop includes an overview of the Internet of Things from multiple perspectives - what it is, how it is evolving, and why it is important. Talks by practitioners from industry will cover critical applications where reliability, scale, or safety are important factors.
 
The workshop will include a special focus on logistics, smart buildings, power systems, and transportation. It will offer interactive panel sessions and presentations focusing on real-world situations. The speakers include technologists from BNSF, IBM, Interdigital, Huawei, NTIA, Fluor, Corporation, OpenTechWorks, the Vincula Group, and I.D.Systems..
 
The IEEE IoT initiative is sponsored by more than 20 IEEE societies. IEEE ComSoc is the lead sponsor and the Reliability Society is a major sponsor.
 
We hope that you can join us and be involved in the exciting world of IoT! Networking opportunities will be plentiful, with breakfast, lunch, and a post-event reception included in the admission fee.
 
(Select “IoT Workshop Only” when you scroll down the “registrant type” menu on the registration site)
 

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ComSoc and MTT to Host Joint 5G Summit at IMS2017

ComSoc and MTT to Host Joint 5G Summit at IMS2017
The 5G Summit at IMS2017 is part of a special collaboration that complements MTT-S’s “hardware and systems” focus with ComSoc’s "networking and services” focus. It will be held from 5–6 June as part of the impactful 5GSummit.org series. This summit will provide a platform for industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industrial and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help drive the standards and enable rapid deployment. 
 
5G Summit @ IMS2017
Monday-Tuesday, 5-6 June 2017
Location: Hawai‘i Convention Center, 311
 
Organizers
Debabani Choudhury, Intel Labs, IMS2017 5G Summit Committee
Doug Zuckerman, Vencore Labs, IMS2017 5G Summit Committee
Ashutosh Dutta, ATT, IMS2017 5G Committee
Tim LaRocca, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, IMS2017 5G Summit Committee
Joy Laskar, Maja Systems, IMS2017 5G Summit Committee 
 
The summit program features top experts from industry, academia, and government, who will share knowledge and discuss strategies and solutions with the summit attendees. Day 1 (PM) features Flavio Bonomi of Nebbiolo Technologies as the opening keynote speaker, who will give a 5G overview and show the relationship with fog computing and networking as a key enabler. Distinguished speakers following Flavio will cover topics including security, spectrum use, operator and service provider perspectives, advanced multicarrier waveforms, channel modeling, and densification.
 
Day 1 will end with a panel on “5G Startup Ecosystem-Network to Components.” Day 2 (PM) begins with an overview of the IEEE 5G Initiative by Ashutosh Dutta of AT&T, the initiative co-chair, and then a keynote by Arogyaswami Paulraj of Stanford University on “5G Wireless Evolution and MU-MIMO.” The distinguished speakers who follow will cover topics such as massive MIMO from LTS to new radio, V2X and 5G, 5G vision and experimental trials from a service provider perspective, full-duplex wireless challenges, RFIC/CMOS techniques for 5G and beyond, and RFIC/CMOS transceivers for 5G. Day 2 will close with a panel on “5G Test and Measurement.”
 
 
 

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IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section Announces 2017 ComSoc Summer School Program

IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section Announces 2017 ComSoc Summer School Program

IEEE Region 10 IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section, Pakistan has announced “2017 IEEE ComSoc Summer School Program.” The program will be held on 11- 14 July 2017 and organized by UET Lahore & FAST University. A 2-Day seminar will be conducted in FAST University & another 2-day seminar will be held in UET Lahore, Pakistan.

Last year, 18 Speakers presented their talks, and 35 Ms/Phd students from all across the universities participated in this program.

ComSoc Summer School is designed for fresh graduates, MS/PhD students to promote research. The program covers fundamental, advanced and hot topics that will brighten young graduates on current Industry trends, knowledge & scope of Communication related field.

Important Date:
11 July 2017: Day 1 FAST University Lahore, Pakistan
12 July 2017: Day 2 FAST University Lahore, Pakistan
13 July 2017: Day 3 UET Lahore, Pakistan
14 July 2017: Day 4 UET Lahore, Pakistan

The program Includes:
1) Technical Sessions
2) Paper Poster presentation
3) Technical Visit
4) Free Meals for 4 days

Check out the program details, or watch last year's video clips at Youtube Channel, or browse this year's Summer School website.

For queries about registration: call +92 300 6804657. For queries about Venue: Call +92 323 4480000, or email the Event Chair Kashif Bashir at: Kashif@]kics.edu.pk

IEEE ComSoc Team members who are working on IEEE ComSoc Summer School Program include:
Convener: Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Director KICS UET Lahore
Event chair: Mr. Kashif Bashir, Chair IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section
Advisory committee: Dr. B.S. Chowdhry, Dr. Parkash Lohana, Dr. Amjad Hussain, Dr. Khalid Mahmood ul Hassan, Dr. Omer Saleem Bhatti,
Steering committee: Dr. Yasir Saleem, Usman Munawar, Shahid Zulfiqar, Mamoon Masud, Hamza Ihtisham, Usman Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Bilawal.

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Complimentary Tutorial on mmWave and Massive MIMO

Complimentary Tutorial on mmWave and Massive MIMO

Complimentary Tutorial
 
 
5G is accelerating a better connected world with high data rate, low latency, high reliability and massive connections. Massive MIMO (M-MIMO) in the mmW range is considered to be one of the key technologies that will enable 5G capacity increases. How much of the hype surrounding M-MIMO is wishful thinking and how much is reality is a critical question for the future of 5G. Many challenges remain in performance evaluation and implementation. In this panel we examine the critical issues surrounding M-MIMO for mmW, how to address those challenges and in what areas further research is needed.  This exciting panel hopes to bring the audience a little closer to understanding this critical technology.
 
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Tech Focus Features 5G

Tech Focus Features 5G
 
The 5G revolution is coming. Here are 3 valuable articles by our experts that we think you will enjoy reading. Register now for your free access.
 
From LTE to 5G for Connected Mobility
Mads Lauridsen ; Lucas Chavarria Gimenez ; Ignacio Rodriguez ; Troels B. Sorensen ; Preben Mogensen, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp 156-162, March 2017
 
Instantaneous Direction of Arrival Measurements in Mobile Radio Channels Using Virtual Circular Array Antennas
Hung-Anh Nguyen; Wilhelm Keusgen; Taro Eichler, 2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)
 
Propagation Characteristics for Indoor E-band Wideband Channels
Chang Cao; Xiongfei Zou; Hua Yan; David Steer; Stan X. Lu; Jia He; Guangjian Wang, 2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)
 
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SDN/NFV - Time for Real Innovations

SDN/NFV - Time for Real Innovations

Live Webinar on 23 May 2017

SDN/NFV – Time for Real Innovations
 
SDN and NFV are currently moving from the phase of standardization to that of early proliferation and adoption as common 5G base technologies. First innovations that truly exploit the capabilities enabled by SDN and NFV are also emerging in the form of novel architectures and technologies that improve on flexibility, dynamicity and overall performance. On the other hand, there is also a remaining belief that SDN and NFV have not pushed the boat out where it is needed for 5G and beyond. This webinar sheds light on these aspects of adoption, innovation, and the new frontiers with the help of invited esteemed experts in this space who will outline their position and debate their views.
 
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Speakers:
 
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Josep Matrat, Telecom and Media Market Manager, Atos R&D Spain
Artur Hecker, Director of Future Network
Antonio de la Oliva, Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Dirk Trossen, Senior Principal Engineer, InterDigital Europe
 
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New! Introducing Two Live Online Courses on LTE

New! Introducing Two Live Online Courses on LTE
 
LTE is the most successful wireless cellular system in the world today. The demand for mobile data continues to grow, and LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro have been emerging.
 
IEEE ComSoc Training has designed two live online one-day courses focusing on the topic of LTE to help you get ahead. The courses will be presented by wireless expert and instructor, Daniel Wong.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017
9:00am to 4:30pm EDT
In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of LTE — Why LTE is used and how it works. Anyone working in wireless field who has the interest in getting a foundation in LTE and its technologies is recommended to attend.

Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Understand what LTE is, why it's used, how it works
- Identify limitations of LTE and areas of improvement
- Appreciate LTE Network and Service Architectures
- Get a big perspective on LTE 
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
At intermediate to advanced level, this course provides an in-depth knowledge and valuable insights as LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro are heading firmly towards 5G. If you are familiar with the LTE fundamentals, this course is for you.
 
Upon completing this course, you will:
- Know how to think of LTE-Advanced (and LTE-Advanced Pro) from a systems perspective
- Better understand how to design LTE-Advanced deployments to optimize usage of LTE-Advanced technologies
- Be able to explain the directions in which technology and standards are moving as 5G comes
 
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Seating is limited. Can't participate in the live session? You can register now and view the recording for 15 business days after each course. You can earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for taking the course. Price for each course: $279 IEEE ComSoc member, $349 IEEE member, $459 non-member 
 

SPECIAL OFFER:
Take both courses as a package and get a discount!

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Offer expires on 5 June at 5pm EDT
 

"The material was well put together, and Daniel did a good job presenting it. I appreciated how he was able to predict some of the questions we might have. I also found he was very knowledgeable in the material and knew quite a few anecdotes that were valuable to the students."    - Frederic Demers, Québec, Canada

 
Did you know? With an IEEE ComSoc membership, you can receive valuable discounts when you register for our courses. Not a member? Join IEEE and ComSoc now!
 
IEEE ComSoc Training
A Trusted Continuing Education Service for Professionals
For any questions, contact Tara Gallus at t.gallus@comsoc.org  or visit the IEEE ComSoc Training website.

 

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