Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

INTERVIEW

Sister and Related Societies: Reaching Out to a Global Community of Communications Professionals: Interview with Octavia A. Dobre, Director of Sister and Related Societies

By Octavia A. Dobre - Director of Sister and Related Societies and Stefano Bregni - Global Communications Newsletter Editor in Chief, Vice-President for Conferences

This is the second article in the series of nine, started in May 2018 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 Vice-President and six Directors on the Member and Global Activities Council (namely: 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.

In this issue, I interview Octavia A. Dobre, Director of Sister and Related Societies...

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CONFERENCE REPORT

25th SoftCOM Conference: Academy and Industry Meeting at the Adriatic Coast

By Dinko Begusic - Universiry of Split, FESB, Croatia; University of Haute Alsace, France, Josko Radic - Universiry of Split, FESB, Croatia; University of Haute Alsace, France, Katarina Rados - Universiry of Split, FESB, Croatia; University of Haute Alsace, France, Nikola Rozic - Universiry of Split, FESB, Croatia; University of Haute Alsace, France and Pascal Lorenz - Universiry of Split, FESB, Croatia; University of Haute Alsace, France

The city of Split is the largest academic and industrial center as well as the famous tourist destination at the Croatian Adriatic coast. It provides a perfect environment to organize a conference in the area of ICT. The SoftCOM conference started in 1993 as a joint project of the University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatian Telecom and World Trade Center Split. It has grown to be the major Adriatic area ICT event. Using an innovative approach, SoftCOM has been organized aboard a cruise ship. The sailing conference connected the main cities on the Adriatic coast including Split, Rijeka, and Dubrovnik on the Croatian coast and Trieste, Venice, Ancona and...

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CONFERENCE REPORT

SpliTech2017: Growing and Being Different

By Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues - Inatel/UNIFOR, Brazil, Instituto de TelecomunicaƧƵes, Portugal, Katarina Vukojevic - University of Split, Croatia, Luigi Patrono - University of Salento, Italy, Petar Solic - University of Split, Croatia, Sandro Nizetic - University of Split, Croatia and Toni Perkovic - University of Split, Croatia

During the popular tourist season and time of a famous music festival, from 12–14 July 2017, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) hosted the SpliTech2017 conference that was technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc. A total of 10 scientific sessions were held, four professional sessions, a tutorial on “Interaction of Humans with Electromagnetics Fields,” and a one-day Workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) organized with partners from industry in collaboration with the University of Salento, Italy. As part of the IoT Workshop, companies such as Amplifico, #InClude, Plurato, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, SIEMENS, STMicroelectronics, SensorID, SofThings, Selmet, and CAENRFID presented the main challenges and results they encountered...

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