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Education & Training

Next Generation Cloud Communications

Dates: 21-23 September 2023
Location: Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA USA

Organized By: IEEE Atlanta Section

Program Chair: Melody Richardson, Committee Vice Chair, IEEE Atlanta Section

About the Program

This ComSoc School Series event will be focus on next generation cloud communications. Cloud communications empower nearly every aspect of engineering and technology. The modern generation of communication technology is increasingly relying on the use of cloud communication to improve performance metrics like spectral efficiency, reliability, and less processing time. Cloud communications is a telecommunications engineering field university students should be familiar with and excited about. This ComSoc School Series event will bring together scholars, local professionals, Distinguished Lectures (DLs), and students to learn, connect, and get inspired about the latest innovations in cloud communications. In this program, students will hear lectures from industry leaders in cloud communications, explore leading edge concepts, be exposed to the latest innovations in the industry, and will have the opportunity to network with professionals and peers in the field. In addition, hands-on tutorials may be incorporated into the program for students to have an interactive learning experience.

The IEEE ComSoc School Series Atlanta Event will be an exemplary opportunity for students to meet industry professionals and garner technical knowledge necessary to excel in this industry. Students will also be able to attend career talks, stop by sponsor tables, and take part in a resume review workshop.


(Subject to change)

Thursday, 21 September 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am Welcome
Jill Gostin 
Georgia Tech Research Institute/IEEE VP, MGA
9:30 am - 11:00 am Networking 2030: Metaverse, Extended Reality, Hologram Type and Mulsemedia Communication Challenges for 6G/Beyond Wireless Systems
Ian Akyildiz, Truva Inc.
11:00 am - 11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Engineering The Future: Leveraging Cloud Applications in Design
Romulo Lakip, Arseal
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Technology into Action for Disaster Relief
Brian Page and John Balsam, Move Community Outreach
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Latest Trends in Testing and Measurement for Wireless Communications Systems
Brian Esque and Charlie Coulter, Rhodes & Schwarz
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Reception
Friday, 22 September 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am Poster Competition
9:00 am - 10:15 am Networking 2030: Metaverse, Extended Reality, Hologram Type and Mulsemedia Communication Challenges for 6G/Beyond Wireless Systems
Fawzi Behmann, Telnet Management Consulting Inc.
10:15 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm AI in Wireless Networks: Standardization Activities and Challenges
Majid Butt, Nokia Bell Labs - IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm SDN & NFV in Future Communication Networks
Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento Italy - IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm RFID-Based 3D Human Pose Tracking: Design, Generalization, and Data Augmentation
Shiwen Mao, Auburn University - IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Event
Saturday, 23 September 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am Resume Review
Eta Kappa Nu
9:00 am - 10:30 am Unground Sensor Network Using ML
Texas State University
10:30 am - 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm 21st Century Satellite Communications
Wyman Williams, Viasat
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Non Terrestrial Networks for Beyond 5G
Sumit Chakravarty, Kennessaw State University
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Overview of 5G Channel and System Modeling Techniques
Kafi Hassan, T-Mobile - IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks

Student Applications

Update: All funding for travel reimbursement has been allocated and no additional funding is available for student travel.  Applications are no longer being accepted. Student applications will be reviewed and accepted on a first come, first served based until 25 August or until all available seats are filled.  Membership is not required to apply, however if your application is accepted to attend in-person, you will need to become a ComSoc Student Member in order to register and attend the event.  Once accepted, registrations need to be completed by 30 August 2023.

Applications are no longer being accepted.  No additional funding is available for travel reimbursements.

Decision notification emails will be sent to student applicants within 1-2 weeks after applying.  If your application is accepted, you will be sent a link to register for the event. You will need to have an active ComSoc Student Membership at that time in order to register.  Registration for this event will close on 30 August 2023.

Please note: Participation is subject to applicable law.

Guidance for Submitting your Application

To help you prepare to submit your application, please have the following items ready:

  • Name of Your University/College
  • Program Currently Enrolled In At University
  • Years Spent In Advanced Degree Program
  • Short CV - Attached as a PDF
  • Student Application Letter - Attached as a PDF (This is a one-page letter about why you want to participate in this program)

Eligibility Requirements
Participants in ComSoc School Series events must:

  • be an IEEE Communications Society Student or Graduate Student Member
  • not have previously attended a ComSoc School Series events (including Summer or Autumn School)
  • be proficient in spoken and written English