The Emerging Technologies Committee (ETC) is responsible for identifying and nurturing new technology directions through various activities, including the formation of subcommittees in emerging technology areas that are of high interest to ComSoc members. Members with common interest in a new technology area are strongly encouraged to form a subcommittee with the expectation that such a group may eventually evolve into a full-fledged technical committee under the Society's Technical Affairs Council (TAC). The subcommittees organize a range of activities to promote their technical area and may also serve as technical co-sponsors for Comsoc conferences and publications. All ComSoc members are encouraged to participate in ETC subcommittees that intersect with their interests, and to propose new ones associated with emerging technologies in the field of communications.
The subcommittee aims to support the emerging community of engineers, academics, scientists and others who are interested in, and benefit from, nanotechnology in the telecommunications discipline. Technologies and devices that help enhance the performance of existing infrastructure as well as others which offer new and useful functionality are all included in the scope of the subcommittee. The ultimate goal is to guide some of the developments in this rapidly developing field to cater for the communication applications’ needs. Subcommittee activities will reinforce the necessary network between the different players in the field; from technology and device scientists, to circuit and subsystem designers as well as system integrators and service providers.
Chair | rboutaba [at] uwaterloo [dot] ca (Raouf Boutaba)
Vice Chair | marcus [at] brubers [dot] org (Marcus Brunner)
Secretary | nazim [dot] agoulmine [at] iup [dot] univ-evry [dot] fr (Nazim Agoulmine)
Standards Liaison | sdena [at] ece [dot] upatras [dot] gr (Spyros Denazis)
Student Competition Program | rboutaba [at] uwaterloo [dot] ca (Raouf Boutaba)
The purpose of this sub-committee is to support the research, discussions and developments technologies, principles, and applications of Autonomic Communications - a new paradigm for new networks in the fixed as well the mobile world. This sub-committee focuses on mechanisms to achieve intelligent behavior for network control and services based on self-organization, automatic configuration, and smart network and service elements. Since network users interact with numerous, often-dynamic networks or virtual networks, these structures should also be represented in the control structure of the networks. The goals are to understand how autonomic behaviors can be provided (identified, influenced, changed, and eventually learned) and how, in turn, these affect other elements, groups and the network and its services. Such self-organizing networks will be able to sense their environment to perceive these changes to understand the meaning of these changes and to react in an adaptive manner. This facilitates new ways to perform network control, management, service creation, etc. Autonomic networking naturally also applies to mission critical distributed systems, since autonomic behavior allows for immediate corrections of any problems.
Chair | Mehmet_Toy [at] cable [dot] comcast [dot] com (Mehmet Toy)
Vice Chair | Rob Fish
Its mission is to provide a platform for its members from industry, academia and research communities worldwide to exchange ideas and develop solutions for challenges of the cable industry, organize, participate and stimulate conferences, sessions, workshops, publications and standards activities to disseminate information, and contribute to the research and development of systems and applications for the cable industry.
Chair - masumzh [at] gmail [dot] com (Masum Z. Hasan)
Vice Chair - Gerard Parr
Vice Chair - Ravindran Kaliappa
Standards Chair - Markus Brunner
Advisory Board Chair - Doug Zuckerman
The sub-committee (herein referred to as "committee") is tasked to lead and coordinate ComSoc's efforts in various communications/networking issues related to Cloud Computing. Several of our existing Technical Committees likely have an interest in this topic. Therefore, the members of this new committee will include volunteers from the appropriate/interested Technical Committees and Communities. As part of providing a focal point in ComSoc for cloud communications/networking, the committee will contribute to IEEE-wide efforts in this area, e.g., the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative. It will help organize conference sessions, propose keynote/guest speakers, serve on relevant conference committees and tracking/liaising with Cloud Communications/Networking related Standards organizations. It will also help encourage participation with and paper submissions to IEEE periodicals devoted to cloud computing, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. Finally, it will actively endorse and help organize conferences sponsored by ComSoc in the cloud computing/networking area.
Chair | wujs [at] ieee [dot] org (Jinsong Wu)
Vice Chairs | Rod Tucker | Stephen (Steve) McLaughlin | Yu Cheng
Industrial Liaisons | Chih-Lin I | Daniel C. Kilper | Juergen Quittek
Advisors | Tariq Durrani | John Cioffi | Gee Rittenhouse | Zhisheng Niu | Leonid Kazovsky
Secretary | Jaafar M.H. Elmirghani
Student Competition Program | jwu_soc [at] yahoo [dot] com (Jinsong Wu)
The goal of the TSCGCC (Technical Subcommittee on Green Communications and Computing), IEEE Communications Society, is to provide a platform for its members, and the whole research, development, standardization, and service community of energy- and/or resource- efficient and/or environment-maintainable communications and computing, to interact and exchange technical ideas, to identify major research & development challenges, and to collaborate and investigate solutions in the development of energy-sustainable, resource-saving, and environment-friendly green communications and computing technologies.
Chair | buford [at] samrg [dot] org (John Buford)
Vice Chair Context-Awareness | Eunsoo Shim
Vice Chair Human-Centered eHealth | Mario Kolberg
Vice Chair Human-Centered Sensing | Raghu Ganti
Advisors | Chang Wen Chen | Rob Fish | Nelson Fonseca | Alex Gelman | Phillip Sheu
The interdisciplinary field of human centric communications encompasses the design of pervasive and seamless communication systems; the modeling of human behavior, the communication environment as well as naturalized human – human/machine/data interactions; understanding social, cultural, and environmental issues; and creating contextual and semantic aware computational tools. It requires the understanding and development of technologies from theoretical concepts to solutions that can resolve real-world situations. The goal of the HCCTC is to provide a platform for its members, and the human centric networking and communications research, development, and standardization community at large, to interact and exchange technical ideas, to identify major R&D challenges, and to collaborate and investigate solutions in the development of human centric and naturalized communications technologies. The technical issues addressed by the committee will include all aspects of human centric and naturalized networking and communications related research issues, implementation technologies, industry standardization activities, and economic considerations.
Chair | hasan [at] ge [dot] com (SM Hasan)
Vice-Chair | TBD
Secretary | Dinesh Datla
The goal of this subcommittee is to foster and promote research related to theory and methodology of innovation and standardization in information and communication technologies; to foster contributions from academic and industrial research organizations to global standards activities; and to foster undergraduate and graduate academic curricula and continuing education in innovation and standardization areas. The subcommittee organizes conferences and workshops, articles for journals and magazines, as well as tutorials, short courses, and Distinguished Lectures on the topic of innovations and standards in Information and Communication Technologies.
Chair | mouftah [at] site [dot] uottawa [dot] ca (Hussein Mouftah)
Vice-Chair | Sudhir Dixit
Secretary | Gangxiang (Steven) Shen
Standards Liaison | Steve Weinstein
Chair | Chunming Qiao
Member | Ting Wang
The subcommittee on Fiber-Wireless Integration addresses architectures, techniques, and interfaces for the integration of fiber and wireless network segments in a unified wired-wireless infrastructure. Such integration could be at access, metro and long-haul scales and includes end-to-end connectivity. Its objective is to enhance interoperability and resource sharing among wired and wireless segments so that mixed wired and wireless networks can provide better support for converged multimedia services irrespective of users' locations, terminal device capabilities, and access media. It does not address architectures or techniques specific to individual optical or wireless networks.
The subcommittee FiWi organizes, sponsors, and promotes conferences, workshops, tutorials, publications, standardization activities and other forms of information exchange in the multi-disciplinary field of mixed wired and wireless networking, and collaborates for mutual benefit with technical committees focused on the individual wired or wireless networks that are components of an integrated wired-wireless infrastructure.
Chair | latif [at] ladid [dot] lu (Latif Ladid)
Vice-Chairs | Antonio Jara | Antonio Skarmeta | Sebastien Ziegler
Secretary | Yunchuan Sun
The objective of this subcommittee is to facilitate a global definition of IOT architecture and governance; investigate the sensitive security and privacy issues; and explore the different technology scenarios and impacts when enabling Internet protocols over the emerging generations of IoT devices and networks in order to reach harmonization and end to end transparency through IPv6 (For this purpose, this TC will be supported by IPv6 Forum www.ipv6forum.org).
This subcommittee will pursue a global collaboration with IEEE ComSoc and non- IEEE organizations from academia and industry. For this purpose, current members from the TPCs in the GLOBECOM 2013 IoT Symposium track will be invited as well as members from industrial alliances such as IPSO Alliance, Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and standardization groups such as ETSI M2M, oneM2M and IETF. The worldwide research community such as the European IERC community will be invited (http://www.internet-of-things-research.eu/ ). This multi-discipline of the members from this TC will promote a common understanding to enable harmonization and convergence on governance, integration and security of the Internet of Things.
Chair | aeckford [at] gmail [dot] com (Andrew Eckford)
Co-Chairs Bio | Tatsuya Suda | Sasitharan Balasubramaniam
Co-Chair Quantum | Alexander Sergienko
Co-Chairs Neuromorphic | Alexandre Schmid | Wei Lu | Wei Wang
Vice-Chairs | Sanjay Goel | Maggie Cheng | Alhussein Abouzeid | Tadashi Nakano | Lei Liu | Jian-Qin Liu | Danilo Gligoroski | Yu Wei
The scope of this subcommittee is communication on the nano-scale, including nano-scale media and wireless nano-scale media in support of nano-robotics. Example media include carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, biological structures, and harnessing the advantages of quantum and hybrid classical/quantum effects for applications such as security and coding. This includes the goal of aiding the development of smart materials, nanoscale bio-medical applications, and nano-robotics.
This subcommittee exists to support the emerging community of engineers, academics, scientists and others who are developing communications on the nano-scale. Activities such as special sessions, symposia, tutorials and workshops in leading conferences will be vastly expanded to help provide the community with continuing updates about the burgeoning field of nanotechnology and nano-scale telecommunications in particular. For an example, see www.nanonets.org.
A goal of this committee will be to provide a network for required diverse specialties, some of which are in fields typically found outside the IEEE, to come together to advance nano-scale communications. Joint events, special journal issues and dedicated topical meetings will also be organized with relevant IEEE societies.
Chair | xshen [at] bbcr [dot] uwaterloo [dot] ca ( Xuemin (Sherman) Shen )
VC Sister TC Relations & Membership | Madjid Merabti
VC Industry Standard | Heather Yu
VC Conferences | Gary Chan
VC Publications | Jie Li
Secretary | Nei Kato
The goal of the Peer-to-peer Networking and Communications Subcommittee is to provide a platform for its members, and the peer-to-peer networking and communications research, development, and standardization community at large, to interact and exchange technical ideas, to identify major R&D challenges, and to collaborate and investigate solutions in the development of P2P technologies.
The technical issues addressed by the committee will include all aspects of P2P networking and communications related research issues (e.g., P2P overlay networks, P2P content access and distribution, P2P media streaming, and P2P security issues), implementation technologies, industry standardization activities, and economic considerations.
Chair | gabejakobson [at] earthlink [dot] net (Gabriel Jakobson)
Vice Chair | Mitch Kokar
Vice Chair | Kristin Schaefer
Vice Chair | Scott Fouse
Secretary | Galina Rogova
Web Master | Jacob Whitney
The aim of this subcommittee is to sponsor research, engineering, standards and educational activities of collaborative man-machine systems whose behaviors depend on real-time situations, events and goal-directed actions. Examples of such systems include complex terrestrial, marine and satellite communication networks, physical and cyber security systems, humanitarian assistance and disaster recovery systems, Earth observation and operations support systems, intelligent transportation systems, and tactical battlefield command and control systems. Common to these systems is the need to adequately sense, perceive, reflect and act according to the situational changes that are happening the surrounding environment and within the systems themselves.
The subcommittee sees its mission in fostering cross-domain ideas and solutions among different scientific and engineering communities, including situation awareness, decision support, cognitive situation modeling, situation control, semantic information fusion, human factors modeling, and social networking.
Chair - petarp [at] es [dot] aau [dot] dk (Petar Popovski)
Vice Chair | Stephen Bush
Vice Chair | Lutz Lampe
Secretary | George Michailidis
Mentor | Mark Karol
Activities | SmartGridComm 2010
The goal is to provide technical support to the IEEE Smart Grid Initiative and secure ComSoc’s position in the development and promotion of Smart Grid related technologies, and particularly, in Smart Grid Communications. The activities include conferences and journal publications, standardization and policies, industry outreach programs, academic curriculum development, realization of an IEEE ComSoc Smart Grid portal.
Chair | chenkc [at] cc [dot] ee [dot] ntu [dot] edu [dot] tw (Kwang-Cheng Chen)
Vice Chairs | Symeon Papavassiliou | Steven Wicker
Secretary | Chunting Chou
The Social Networks sub-committee promotes interdisciplinary researches among social science, information theory and computer science. The main scope of the subcommittee is to encourage study and research activities that answer the very fundamental questions in human and telecommunication networks including:
- Formation and evolution of human social network
- Information propagation and dissemination un human social network
- Small world phenomenon and its implication in telecommunication networks
- Convergence of telecommunication networks and human social networks
- New applications and services
Chair | tazhang2 [at] cisco [dot] com (Tao Zhang)
Vice Chairs | Xiang Cheng | Daniel Wong
Student Competition Program | tazhang2 [at] cisco [dot] com (Tao Zhang)
The subcommittee addresses the confluence of transportation technologies with communications technologies. Its charter is to actively promote technical activities in the field of vehicular networks, V2V, V2R and V2I communications, standards, communications-enabled road / vehicle safety, real-time traffic monitoring, intersection management technologies, and future telematics applications, and ITS-based services.