Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

CONFERENCE REPORT

NETSOFT 2018: 4th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization, Montreal, Canada

By Chadi Assi - NETSOFT 2018 TPC Co-Chair, Imen Grida Ben Yahia - NETSOFT 2018 TPC Co-Chair, Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville - NETSOFT 2018 TPC Co-Chair, Noura Limam - NETSOFT 2018 General Co-Chair and Prosper Chemouil - NETSOFT 2018 General Co-Chair

The telecommunications landscape has been changing and will continue to change in the next few years. Pervasive ultra-broadband, programmable networks, and cost reduction of IT systems, are paving the way to new services and commoditization of telecommunication infrastructures, while lowering entrance barriers for new players and giving rise to new value chains. While this results in considerable challenges for service providers, this transformation also brings unprecedented opportunities for the Digital Society and the Digital Economy...

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WORKSHOP REPORT

WICE Workshop at ICC 2018: Promoting the Visibility and Roles of Women Communications Engineers

By Ana Garcia Armada - Chair of the WICE Committee, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, Baek-Young Choi - University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA, Dola Saha - University at Albany, SUNY, USA and Michele Nogueira - Federal University of Parana, Brazil

WICE represents the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee, whose mission is promoting the visibility and roles of women communications engineers, as well as providing a venue for their professional growth. N2Women (Networking Networking Women) is a discipline-specific community of researchers in the fields of networking and communications. WICE and N2Women jointly organized a workshop at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), which was held in Kansas City, MO, USA on Sunday, 20 May, 2018.

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CHAPTER REPORT

Arduino Day 2018: Sensing and Controlling Real World Using Arduino: Celebration by IEEE ComSoc Karachi

By Anum Talpur - Mehran UET, Pakistan

The Department of Telecommunication (TL) Engineering, Mehran UET, Jamshoro, organized this two-day workshop to celebrate Arduino Day 2018 with the partnership of the IoT Research Labortory (TL, Dept.) and IEEE ComSoc Karachi. The title of the workshop was “Sensing and Controlling Real World using Arduino.” The celebration and workshop were conducted on 10–11 May, 2018. It was initiated by Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh (Chairman, TL Dept.), Engr. Nafeesa Bohra (Assistant Professor). and Engr. Anum Talpur (Lecturer), to make the students of Telecommunication, Electrical, Electronics and Computer System department aware of the Arduino...

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