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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, 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.

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IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (TMBMC) Journal Seeks New Editor-in-Chief

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.

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.

Official scope:

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 ComSoc Director of Journals and Vice-President Publications. He/She will serve on and be a voting member of the ComSoc Publications Council. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in ComSoc Publications Council meetings and organize 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, via email

Nominations must include:

  1.  Name of candidate and nominator (self-nominations are possible).
  2.  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.
  3.  A summary statement of the candidate’s editorial experience.
  4.  Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the journal and special qualifications for the position.
  5. The candidate’s full CV.
  6. The elements of the nomination package should be combined as a single pdf file with the nominee’s CV appended at the end and a labeling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.

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IEEE Communications Magazine Call for Series Editors

IEEE Communications Magazine Call for Series Editors

IEEE Communications Magazine (ComMag) is a flagship publication of the IEEE Communications Society and the world’s top-ranked magazine in Telecommunications with an IF (Impact Factor) of 10.435, a Five-Year IF of 9.119, an AI (Article Influence) score of 2.938, and an EF (Eigenfactor) score of 0.050140. The most important objective of the magazine is to serve its readership by publishing the highest quality broad-interest papers in an accessible and tutorial format. Papers are published in three main tracks: 1) regularly scheduled Series addressing selected areas in the telecommunications field, 2) individually from open call on an ongoing basis, and 3) as part of very selective Feature Topics (FTs) which focus on emerging trends and hot subjects. The Series and Open Call (OC) form the core of the magazine and its FTs provide a popular platform for our global community to react to emerging issues.

ComMag is revamping its Series structure and scope. As part of this process, the magazine is introducing the following new Series:

  • Data science and Artificial Intelligence for Communications
  • Internet of Things and Sensor Networks
  • Mobile Communications and Networks
  • System Design and Implementation
  • Telecom Software and Software Defined Networks

We are seeking volunteer editors for these Series. Selected editors will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) and Associate Editors-in-Chief (AEiCs) and become part of the editorial team of the magazine.

The responsibilities of Series Editors include:

  • Advertising their Series (on their own and on top of any advertising by ComMag and its editorial board). Series Editors will be responsible for attracting the best of breed papers in their domains.
  • Working together with their fellow Series editors as a team. An editor maybe appointed as Lead and be the primary interface with the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Administering the review process of submitted manuscripts. Series Editors must identify suitable reviewers for every manuscript and work with them in a timely fashion to deliver acceptance/revision/rejection recommendations to EiC. The Series Editors shall recommend the very best papers for publication based on reviewers’ input and their own.
  • Committing to doing their work in compliance with IEEE, ComSoc, and ComMag policies and procedures including obtaining a minimum of three reviews per manuscript, maintaining a 90-day maximum turnaround time, maintaining the tutorial nature of papers directed towards general readership, and observing manuscripts’ compliance with the magazine format/style guidelines.

Series Editors may also help in the decision process of papers falling in their Series domain, but submitted to other Tracks for different reasons, such as publication timing or complementarity between Series.

Experienced editors will be appointed from the pool of responders to this call and from other sources, as necessary to attract the best and most suitable expertise. Applicants, preferably from the ComSoc community, must have significant experience and excellent track-record with ComMag as editors, reviewers, and/or authors. Applications are sought from both industry and academia, and industrial experience is a plus. The successful applicant is expected to be a technical guru widely respected and recognized in the field of the Series being applied for. Series editors will be appointed by the EiC for an initial term of 3 years per the magazine’s policy.

Interested volunteers may submit their applications to the Editor in Chief ( no later than May 25, 2018. Each application should specify the Series of interest and attach three separate files: a 2-page resume, a 1-page description of the candidate’s experience with ComMag, and a 150-word statement of the candidate’s experience in the Series domain. Only short-listed and/or selected candidates will be contacted.

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IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine Seeks New Editor-in-Chief

IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine Seeks New Editor-in-Chief

IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (WCM), one of the flagship magazines of the IEEE Communications Society, is currently searching for an Editor-in-Chief to lead this magazine. WCM is designed for an audience working in the wireless communications and networking communities, covering technical, policy and standards issues relating to wireless communications and engineering practices. It is an interdisciplinary magazine that provides survey and tutorial articles of high quality and depth concerning the revolutionary technological advances in wireless/mobile communications, networking, computing, and mobile services.

Eligibility and qualification: The Editor-in-Chief (EiC) should be an internationally recognized leader in the wireless community and have a broad perspective on wireless communications, networking, computing, and mobile services. The candidate must have commendable editorial experience and diversified technical expertise, with the vision to lead an editorial team to identify hot and important topics and attract high quality articles in wireless communications research and engineering practices. Since the magazine relies on special issues, the candidate should be able to assemble a high quality guest editorial team for each topic, work closely with them, and shepherd them in the entire process from call for papers to the issue publication, ensuring conformance to IEEE publication guidelines. Finally, the candidate must have a broad vision for the magazine and on how to improve the submissions, the quality of review process, and the editorial decision-making process, and thus elevate the stature of the magazine.

Selection process: A search committee consisting of all Publications Council members, chaired by Vice President–Publications Sherman Shen, will carefully evaluate all candidates and select the best suitable candidate.

Term of the EiC: The Editor-in-Chief serves for a two-year term, renewable for additional one-year. At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must be a member of the IEEE Communications Society. Due to the imminent expiration of the incumbent EiC, the confirmed EiC will work with the incumbent EiC immediately and make the transition at the end of June, 2018, with the expectation that the incumbent EiC will continue to provide consultation to the new EiC.

Application: The deadline for nominations and applications is midnight May 20, 2018 (eastern standard time). Review of applications by the search committee will commence immediately after the deadline. Nominations/applications should include the following items in electronic format (PDF):

  • Nomination/application letter.
  • Candidate statement about their vision on how to improve the intellectual quality, scientific impact, and visibility of the magazine
  • Brief description of the candidate’s editorial expertise and technical expertise.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae.

For full consideration, please send all information in one file to the search committee at We will begin reviewing applications by May 21, 2018. Further questions may be directed to Michael Fang, the Director of Magazines, IEEE Communications Society.

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