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Blog Archive - June 2016
The ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) invites you to participate in a full-day workshop, which will take place on 4 December 2016 in conjunction with the IEEE GLOBECOM conference in Washington DC, on the Columbia 3 & 4 / Terrace Level at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The workshop will feature state-of-the-art technical seminars, technical interactions of participants with common research interests, as well as career panels. It will be a day of learning and networking!
- Andrea Goldsmith, Professor, Stanford University, USA
- Sheila Hemami, Draper Labs, USA
- Muriel Medard, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Monique Morrow, CTO – Evangelist for New Frontiers Development and Engineering, Cisco, Switzerland
- Emina Soljanin, Professor, Rutgers University, USA
- Antonia M. Tulino, Research Scientist, Nokia-Bell Labs, USA
- Peiying Zhu, Huawei Fellow, Chief Expert of Wireless Communications, Huawei, Canada
- Grace J. Wang, Deputy Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation, USA
The Organizing Committee
Ana Garcia Armada, Jean Armstrong, Irena Atof, Irem Bor-Yaliniz, Octavia A. Dobre, Sinem Coleri Ergen, Shalinee Kishore, Philippa Martin, Urbashi Mitra, Maite Brand-Pearce, Nada Phillip, Meryem Simsek, Mari C. Aguayo-Torres, Rosa Zheng, Katie Wilson
By the completion of the course, you will be able to identify the difference between:
- Wireless and Mobile
- Wireless and Fixed Networks
- Macro-cells, Micro-cells, Pico-cells, and Femtocells
- Packet Switching vs. Circuit Switching
- Cellular Network Generations [1G; 2G (GSM and FDMA/TDMA); 2.5G (GPRS); 3G (UMTS; CDMA); 3.5G (HSPDA; HSPA+); Almost 4G (LTE; OFDMA); 4G (LTE Advanced)]
- Wireless usage, history
- Electromagnetic spectrum, propagation, antennas
- Modulation and access methods
- Network protocols and layers
- Elements of wireless telecommunication networks
- Understanding of the systems, protocols, and mechanisms needed to support mobility in communications
- Wireless generations 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G
- Wireless Standards: GSM/UMTS/LTE, 802.11/WiFi,...
- Types of Telecommunications Networks: Cellular, Vehicular, Sensors, RFID, Satellite, ...
- Service evolution
- Mobile applications development
- HW and SW in Smartphones and other mobile platforms
- Content distribution networks
For other featured Tech Focus topics, visit www.comsoc.org/TechFocus
Initiated in IEEE Region 10, designed for fresh graduates and MS/Ph.D. students, the first ever COMSOC Summer School in Pakistan will cover fundamental, advanced and hot topics that will brighten young graduates. From current Industry trends to knowledge & scope of Communication field in the world, the program consists of series of lectures and tutorials by International and National experts from Industry & Academia.
- A Test & Measurement Perspective
Future mobile networks will change everything about how we live, work, and interact.
This webinar series will focus on experiencing the Living Network –
how to create it through emerging 5G technologies and standards,
how to connect it through IoT interoperability and applications,
and how to live it through IoT and 5G use-cases.
The 5th webinar of InterDigital’s Creating the Living Network™ webinar series will focus on IoT use-cases such as smart buildings, smart cities, and smart healthcare. During the webinar, IoT experts from InterDigital, Harman and Hitachi will also discuss lessons learned and real-life applications for IoT technologies and services.
Prakash Tripathi, Distinguished Engineer (IoT) HARMAN Connected Services
Dr. Vanja Subotic, Director of Product Management, InterDigital IoT Solutions
Notwithstanding the phenomenal progress made in the past years, the IEEE 802.11 launched a task group to discuss the next generation of the standard after 802.11ac. It is clear now that the days when the Wi-Fi network was considered a mere convenience is behind us. It has become a critical part of our home, enterprise and, even, cellular operator access networks.
In this tutorial, panelists discuss the physical layer (PHY) and medium access control layer (MAC) technologies being considered by 802.11ax such as orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), uplink MU-MIMO, dynamic sensitivity control, dynamic clear channel assessments, and share the latest results on performance improvement provided by these changes. The panelists also discuss the challenges they see in the future regarding high-performance usage of 2.4GHz and 5GHz unlicensed bands by 802.11ax and beyond.