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IEEE ComSoc Educational Activities Newsletter
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IEEE Communications Society

Published: 30 Nov 2019

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Dear Readers,

In my role of Vice-President of Technical and Educational Activities, it is with great pleasure that I introduce the first issue of the ComSoc Educational Activities Newsletter.

Indeed, Education represents the third pillar of ComSoc and several volunteers are actively involved in providing effective education and training initiatives to our members.

We aim to convey all required information to access our ever growing list of training courses, face-to-face learning initiatives and other related information in a single publication to our readership.

Thanks for signing up for this newsletter, we hope that you will find several interesting materials to foster your curiosity and build a stronger knowledge in the communications field!

- Prof. Nelson L.S. da Fonseca
Vice President, IEEE ComSoc Technical and Educational Activities (2018-2019)

Nelson Luis Saldanha da Fonseca, University of Campinas

Nelson Fonseca

Vice President, Conferences

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Update on the IEEE ComSoc School Series

IEEE ComSoc has been offering an ongoing program, which has developed into the IEEE ComSoc School Series and was designed to further enhance the education of IEEE ComSoc Student Members and help kick-start the careers of new professionals, Ph.D. candidates, and researchers in wireless communications.  IEEE ComSoc School Series events generally feature a highly interactive classroom environment with an intense focus on learning the cutting-edge trends in communications technology, as well as laboratory tours, demonstrations, hands-on workshops and networking activities.
In July 2019, an IEEE ComSoc Summer School was hosted at the National Instruments campus in Austin, Texas, USA.  Students from around the globe participated in this program that included presentations by experts from both industry and academia; a tour of the National Instrument 5G Lab; a networking dinner at Top Golf; and student led lightning talks.  

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On 5-8 November, 34 students from 20 different countries participated in the  IEEE ComSoc Autumn School hosted at Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions in Barcelona, Spain. The program included presentations from seven university professors and industry experts, which focused on 5G cellular wireless networks, network slicing, data analytics, data-driven communication, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and vertical applications.  You can view more details about the program on the ComSoc Series website.

More IEEE ComSoc School Series programs are being planned for 2020.  Stay tuned for more information in upcoming newsletters.

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IEEE Communications Magazine Featured Topic on Telecommunication and Network Engineering Education

The October 2019 IEEE Communications Magazine featured topic was on “Telecommunication and Network Engineering Education.” Articles addressed topics covering all areas of telecommunications and network engineering education which may include initiatives between academia and industry, the challenges of ethics and professionalism in education, and emerging topics in telecommunication and network engineering education.  View the current issue of IEEE Communications Magazine.

iYES Program

About the iYES Program

The IEEE Young Engineers and Scientists Initiatives, or iYES, Education Track focuses on inspiring PH. D students, researchers, and IEEE young professionals through interactions with practicing professionals and discussions on how to become involved in volunteering and in educational and standardization activities.  The next IYES Education Track will take place at IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM, on the Big Island of Hawaii in December 2019 and will feature a hands on demo session covering research and development in 5g using Net slim.  Learn more about this upcoming program on the IEEE GLOBECOM website.


IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals Offers Free Webinars

The IEEE Comsoc Young Professionals has offered several free webinars this year to bring updates and key information on the hottest topics that are of interest to this community.  To date the following webinars have been offered:

  • “Bringing the Power of AI to IoT” presented by Dennis Zarate on 27 February 2019

  • “Network Softwarization:  The State of the Art” presented by Richard Cziva on 28 March 2019

  • “IoT, the Inevitable Shift to Innovation” presented by Gilberto Basilio Sánchez on 16 May 2019  

Visit the IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals website to connect with this community and stay up to date on the latest activities.

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Build Your Technical Expertise with IEEE ComSoc Training 

IEEE ComSoc Training offers live, online courses delivered by industry experts.  IEEE ComSoc Members receive the best rate on course registration fees.  The 2020 course schedule will be online soon.  Also a special IEEE ComSoc 5G Virtual School will be announced shortly to help provide you with an up to date picture of the 5G landscape. Visit to learn more. 

Important Dates

IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2019 // Waikoloa, HI, USA

IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
10-13 January 2020 // Las Vegas, USA

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