Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

CHAPTER ACTIVITIES

IEEE ComSoc Austin Chapter, USA: Winner of the 2017 IEEE ComSoc Chapter-of-the- Year Award and North-America Chapter Achievement Award

By Fawzi Behmann - Chair, IEEE ComSoc and Signal Processing Joint Chapter in Austin

Since our last CAA and CoY awards in 2015, The Austin Chapter strived to a greater level in serving our membership and the local community, and extending our reach within the region, to North America and, when opportunities opened, internationally.

Through focused vision, high energy and passion, the core team led by Fawzi Behmann exhibited high capacity in executing many activities and programs. Such efforts were not only recognized by the Society but also by the region where...

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REGIONAL REPORT

Asia-Pacific IEEE Comsoc Summer School 2017 in Lahore, Pakistan

By Kashif Bashir - Chair, IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section, Pakistan

The IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section, in collaboration with the Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and Fast National University Lahore, organized the four-day “Asia Pacific IEEE ComSoc Summer School 2017.”

Other collaborators are HEC Pakistan, IEEE UET and IEEE FAST. It was very inspirational for all who attended, particularly for the young engineers in Pakistan who very actively participated in the event. The summer school program was designed for new graduates, M.S. and Ph.D. students...

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CONFERENCE REPORT

A Series of Cyber Security Workshops at INTERPOL World 2017

By Ewell Tan - IEEE APO Office, Singapore and Leo Hwa Chiang - IEEE APO Office, Singapore

Today, we are living in a connected society and the world has become borderless. Law enforcement officials are therefore facing a challenging environment, as technology has created new opportunities for criminals. The INTERPOL World conference, which was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre 4–7 July 2017, brought together security professionals, experts and police forces from around the world, to gain knowledge, share experiences and address security challenges, to further safeguard the cities we are living in and manage cyber threats.

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