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The Global Communications Newsletter (GCN) appears monthly within IEEE Communications Magazine.

It provides an excellent opportunity to present news and events related to communications around the world, as well as activities carried out by IEEE Communications Society Chapters in greater detail.

In general, articles published in the GCN are not technical papers or even technical surveys. Rather, they are short articles informing the IEEE Communications Society about various activities being carried out and organized in the four corners of the world by the many volunteers who are the true engine of the IEEE Communications Society. Also, major news from the regional telecommunications industry, operators, and academia may be of great interest to our global community.

The relevance, timeliness, and interest of reports published in our Newsletter depend on your cooperation. The willingness of everyone to contribute timely and informative reports is essential to ensure the success of our Newsletter. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Call for Papers

The Global Communications Newsletter (GCN) publishes short articles (usually from 300 to 1000 words) that inform the IEEE Communications Society community about the various activities that are carried out, organized, started in the four corners of the world by the many volunteers that are the engine of IEEE Communications Society Chapters.

Examples of suitable articles include, but are not limited to:

  • Highlights from IEEE Communications Society conferences, in particular but not exclusively conferences with regional scope
  • Reports of most notable Distinguished Lecturer Tours
  • News from telecommunications regional industry or operators, e.g. about the deployment of new technologies or services
  • Reports of technical events organized by IEEE Communications Society Chapters, but of international interest

Technical papers or even technical surveys are not suitable for publication on GCN. Such papers should be submitted to IEEE Communications Magazine. In case of doubt, please contact the Editor-in-Chief Stefano Bregni.

Articles may be submitted directly to the EIC or to the most appropriate Regional Correspondent. The format of submission should be an email including title and article attached (DOC or TXT). One or two figures (photos or graphs) may also be included.

Editorial Board


Stefano Bregni
Dip. di Elettronica e Informazione
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milano MI, Italy
Phone: +39 022 399 3503
Fax: +39 022 399 3413

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Fabrizio Granelli
University of Trento
Via Sommarive 9
I-38123 Trento, Italy
Phone: +39 0461 282062
Fax: +39 0461 282093

Regional Correspondents

Africa, Europe, Middle East

Domenico Scotece
Univ. Bologna, Italy

José María Malgosa-Sanahuja,
Polytechnic Univ. of Cartagena, Spain

Nicolae Oaca

Pablo Serrano
Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Asia Pacific

Ewell Tan
IEEE Asia Pacific Communications Society Office, Singapore

Latin America

Yessica Saez
Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá

North America

Alan J. Weissberger
Alan J. Weissberger, USA