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Education & Training

ShanghaiTech University

The 4th Edition will be held on 26-29 June 2018 at the ShanghaiTech University. The IEEE ComSoc Summer School is designed for young professionals, Ph.D. students, or recent graduates studying communications and related areas. It consists of lectures by international experts and includes poster presentations by participating Ph.D. students. The ComSoc Summer program traditionally covers fundamental, advanced and hot topics in communications. This year’s program will focus on “Fog Computing.”

Support will be provided for a limited number of students based on a competitive application. Selected students will be provided with free registration and meals for the 4 days of the event. Lodging will be reimbursed for selected students up to $58 per night and some travel expenses may be reimbursed for selected students as well. More details on travel reimbursement will be provided when application acceptance messages are distributed. Students from all over the world are accepted and welcome to participate. Students wishing to participate should apply following the Student Application instructions.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2018.

An Intensive Learning Opportunity for Young Professionals

To further the education of IEEE ComSoc’s young professionals, Ph.D. students, and recent graduates studying the field of communications technology, we provide educational opportunities free of cost through IEEE ComSoc’s Summer School program.

During an intensive 4-day program, a select group of 30 students will:

  • network with experts in the field 
  • collaborate with like-minded engineers
  • experience lectures by international communications technology experts
  • cover fundamentals as well as advanced topics in communications
  • engage in varied learning opportunities including case studies, tutorials, and hands-on experiences

Past Summer School topics include:

  • Big data
  • Smart cities
  • Software-defined networking (SDN)
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

Tuition, housing, and meals are free to participants, made possible by the generous funding from IEEE ComSoc.

Eligibility Requirements

Participants in our Summer School program must:

  • be a young professional, Ph.D. student, or recent graduate
  • not have previously attended a Summer School
  • be an IEEE Communications Society Member or Student Member
  • be proficient in English

In addition, application to the Summer School requires a recommendation from the student's thesis advisor. Priority will be given to applicants who have a recommendation from a IEEE ComSoc member. Please note that if the student's advisor is not a IEEE ComSoc member, they may provide an additional reference from a IEEE ComSoc member.