Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)


ICIN 2020: Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks

By Noël Crespi - Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Telecom SudParis, France and Walter Cerroni - University of Bologna, Italy

The 23rd Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2020) took place on February 24-27, 2020 at Orange Gardens, the Research and Innovation Campus of the Orange Group located in Châtillon, a small town in the outskirts of Paris, France. The conference was technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and held in cooperation with ACM SIGMOBILE. Patrons that supported ICIN 2020 include Orange, Huawei, Nokia,, Systematic Paris-Region, and DNAC. The conference was attended by 103 registered participants from 25 different countries around the globe: 70 percent were from Europe, 20 percent from Asia and the Middle East, and 10 percent from the Americas. The delegates represented both academia (48 percent) and industry and research institutions (52 percent). As with all previous editions of ICIN since its inception in 1989, ICIN 2020 provided presentations on the latest research and development projects in the field of communications and networking, including topics such as 5G, network slicing, security, machine learning, cloud computing, and network management...


IEEE Region 9 Meeting: Latin America and Caribbean

By Andrea Carrión - IEEE Ecuador Section

The IEEE Region 9 Committee Meeting was held in Lima, Peru from March 12 to 14, 2020. The Regional Meeting (RM) is an event that takes place every year at a headquarters in Latin America and the Caribbean. The participants are the members of the Regional Committee: Section Presidents, Council Presidents, Presidents of regular Committees and members of the Executive Committee, all with the right to vote in the decisions made during this meeting. The agenda that takes place during this meeting is established for the benefit of all IEEE members (students and professionals) and society, which positively impacts the development of the Region and strengthens ties between Latin American countries and the Caribbean.

Alberto Sánchez, IEEE R9 director, welcomed the 90 attendees to the meeting and introduced the special guests: Toshio Fukuda, President of IEEE; Kathleen Kramer, IEEE Secretary; Cecelia Jankowski, Managing Director of MGA; Kukjin Chun, VP of MGA; and In addition, the directors from other regions accompanied us at the meeting including Magdalena Salazar, R8 Director and Akinori Nishihara, R10 Director...


Activities of the IEEE ComSoc Chapter - Northeast Brazil Section (formerly Bahia Section)

By Fabrício Braga Soares de Carvalho - Past Chair of the Joint Chapter C16/COM19, Brazil

ComSoc activities in Brazilian’s Northeast region are organized by the IEEE Joint Chapter C16/COM19 in Northeast Brazil (former Bahia Section). This joint chapter aggregates members and acitivities in the communications and computer fields in the nine states that are part of Brazil’s Northeast.

In March 2020, ComSoc in Northeast Brazil had 41 members, in the following categories: one Fellow, one Life Senior Member, 13 Senior Members, 10 Members, one Affiliate Member, one Associate Member, five Student Members and nine Graduate Student Members.

During the years 2018 and 2019, different technical and professional activities were organized by ComSoc members and students in Northeast Brazil. We present a brief summary of these activities.

In October 2018, the Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Marco Di Renzo visited our region and presented a speech in a Distinguished Lecturer Tour in the city of Fortaleza...