iCON 2018 Award Winner: IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC)
At Convene 2018, IEEE ComSoc had the pleasure of receiving the annual IEEE MCE iCON Award. This honor celebrates an event that has demonstrated excellence in innovation, content curation, community building, and financial stability and growth.
The winner of the iCON 2018 Award was the 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC). IEEE WCNC is the world premier wireless event to exchange ideas and information on the advancement of wireless communications and networking technology. The award was accepted by co-chairs Andrea Goldsmith of Stanford University and Katie Wilson of Santa Clara University, whose outstanding leadership drove results for and led advancement for the conference’s long-term goals.
IEEE WCNC was recognized for their mission to incorporate diversity, the latest technologies, and both industrial and academic forums. Through their efforts, IEEE WCNC almost doubled their attendance, grew their exhibits from 7 to 31, and exceeded their budgeted surplus by $70,000. Led by an organizing committee that was 42% female, including two female co-chairs, this event is exemplary of how future events can grow, evolve, and be representative of today’s technology industry.
IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (TMBMC) Journal Seeks New Editor-in-Chief
The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the journal IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (TMBMC) for a two–year term starting on October 1, 2018.
IEEE TMBMC is a new journal that was launched in 2015, and the Editor-in-Chief is expected to play a major role in its further development.
IEEE TMBMC is devoted to the principles, design, and analysis of communication systems that use physics beyond classical electromagnetism, including but not limited to molecular, quantum, chemical and biological techniques, as well as new communication techniques across multiple scales (e.g. nano to micro to macro). Original research articles on one or more of the following topics are within scope: mathematical modeling, information/communication and network theoretic analysis, standardization and industrial applications, and analytical or experimental studies on communication processes or networks in biology. As the boundaries between communication, sensing, and control are blurred in these novel signaling systems, research contributions in a variety of areas are invited. Contributions on related topics may also be considered for publication, and researchers outside the IEEE’s typical audience are strongly encouraged to participate, since communication is a fundamental part of any multi-element system, human-engineered or natural.
The nominee must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive editorial experience. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the journal forward.
The duties include the interaction with authors, initiating and monitoring the review process to its completion, identifying candidates for Associate Editors and members of the Editorial Board, ensuring that the Periodical follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC), the execution of the policies established by the Editorial Board, maintaining the intellectual integrity and timeliness of the journal. It is anticipated that special issues will form an integral part of the journal in this formative stage; thus, the fostering of editorial teams to manage such special issues is also of importance.
The Editor-in-Chief will report to the IEEE ComSoc Director of Journals and Vice-President Publications. He/She will serve on and be a voting member of the IEEE ComSoc Publications Council. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in IEEE ComSoc Publications Council meetings and organize IEEE TMBMC Editorial Board meetings at IEEE ICC in the Spring and IEEE GLOBECOM in the Fall. The terms of service will be from 10/1/2018 to 09/30/2020 and be renewable for up to additional two years.
Please submit nominations by July 15, 2018 to:
Robert Schober, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc
Nominations must include:
- Name of candidate and nominator (self-nominations are possible).
- A brief biography of the nominee of no more than one page; with a discussion of research activities that are directly aligned with the scope of the journal.
- A summary statement of the candidate’s editorial experience.
- Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the journal and special qualifications for the position.
- The candidate’s full CV.
- The elements of the nomination package should be combined as a single pdf filewith the nominee’s CV appended at the end and a labeling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.
Mustafa Prize Awarded to IEEE ComSoc Member, Erol Gelenbe
Professor Erol Gelenbe, an IEEE Fellow and ComSoc member, was awarded the 2017 Mustafa Prize in Information and Communication Sciences and Technology for his pioneering research on “Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems.” Prof. Gelenbe invented the random neural network and the eponymous G-networks or Gelenbe Networks as a model for queueing systems.
In a prize ceremony held on 3 December 2017 at Vahdat Hall, the Opera House in Tehran, Prof. Gelenbe received a US$500,000 prize, a certificate, and a special medal.
This is only the second time that the Mustafa Prize was awarded. It was first awarded in 2015 to Taiwanese-Singaporean Jackie Ying and Jordanian-American Omar Yaghi.