Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)


Latin America Region: Interview with Carlos Lozano, Director of the LA Region

By Carlos Lozano - Director of the LA Region and Stefano Bregni - Vice-President for Member and Global Activities

This is the eigth article in the series started in November 2016 and published monthly in the IEEE ComSoc Global Communications Newsletter, which covers all areas of IEEE ComSoc Member and Global Activities. In this series of articles, I introduce the six MGA Directors (Sister and Related Societies; Membership Services; AP, NA, LA, EMEA Regions) and the two Chairs of the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and Young Professionals (YP) Standing Committees. In each article, one by one they present their sector activities and plans.


Activities of the IEEE ComSoc Nanjing Chapter

By Lianfeng Shen - Chair of IEEE ComSoc Nanjing Chapter

The IEEE ComSoc Nanjing Chapter was established in October 2009. Currently, the IEEE ComSoc Nanjing Chapter is responsible for the members and activities in three provinces of China, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui, one of the most important and prosperous areas in China. The activities of the Chapter in 2016 were focused on the following main areas:

  • Organizing or contributing to the organization of international conferences on communications.
  • Organization of presentations, short courses, and seminars offered by world-class specialists from well known institutes.

Amateur Radio Lectures In Poland and India

By Mikko Valkama - Professor at Tampere University of Technology

To give some personal contribution to the IEEE ComSoc’s activities ‘in the field’, I decided to make two conference tours in 2016, one in IEEE Region 8 and another in Region 10. The 24th International Conference of Computer Networks (CN2016) was held in Palac Brunow, a rural place in southwestern Poland, while ICRCICN 2016 was in Kolkata, India.

In Poland I performed my complete program (theoretical+ practical) as a ‘one-man-band’ because in that area THERE were no radio amateurs. ThankS to ADI AF-16, my new portable VHF radio transceiver, I was able to reach an FM repeater located at Góra...