Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)


Highlights from IEEE LATINCOM 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 14th IEEE ComSoc Latin-American Conference on Communications

By Igor M. Moraes - IEEE LATINCOM 2022 General Chair, Luís Henrique M. K. Costa - IEEE LATINCOM TPC Chair, Miguel Elias M. Campista - IEEE LATINCOM 2022 General Chair and Yacine Ghamri-Doudane - IEEE LATINCOM TPC Chair

From November 30 to December 02 2022, the IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM) returned to Brazil for its fourteenth edition. LATINCOM was held in the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro, which had the privilege to offer attendees all its fantastic beauties comprising landscapes with a series of green mountains cascading down to the coast. LATINCOM’s journey to Rio de Janeiro started in Medellín, Colombia, in 2009, Bogotá, also in Colombia, in 2010. It first appeared in Brazil, Belém, in 2011. Then it moved to Cuenca, Ecuador, in 2012, Santiago, Chile, in 2013, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, in 2014, Arequipa, Peru, in 2015, Medellin, Colombia, in 2016, Guatemala City, Guatemala, in 2017, and Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2018...


IEEE ComSoc/SPS Spain Joint Chapter: Winner of the IEEE ComSoc 2022 EMEA Chapter Achievement Award

By Víctor P. Gil Jiménez - IEEE Spain Signal Processing and Communications Joint Chapter Chair

Usually some of the things are better in pairs. In the case of the IEEE Spanish Signal Processing and Communications Joint Chapter, the last two years have been awesome.

First, in 2021, we collaborated in the organization of IEEE Globecom in Madrid. Just some comments on it to remember that IEEE Globecome finally arrived to Madrid in 2021!

7–10 December 2021. It is holidays in Spain but we are very busy these days in Madrid. The IEEE Globecom opens its doors. This time, the event is hybrid due to COVID situation. Hopefully, it is the beginning of December and Omicron has not exploded yet. One more week, and the event would probably have had to be cancelled. The event is hybrid as explained but, for the first...


Birth of the IEEE Communications Society

By Gunther Karger - Senior Life Member IEEE, Holocaust Survivor, USA

It was October, 1963 in the depth of the Cold War when the military/Defense focus was on Post Nuclear Attack defense against first strike nuclear armed enemy ICBM’s. Then, there was the Air Force Systems Command under General Bernard Shriever with Hq in Boston(Hanscom Field and the MIT/MITRE complex and who also commanded the Rome Air Development Center at Rome, NY. This was the time and place where such things as Command Control Communications (C3) and Airborne Command Post (post nuclear attack national command center) and AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) were developed as was the post attack Air Force Communication System (AFSACS) which was created at ICS (ITT Communication Systems) under the personal direction of Gunther Karger, Project Manager and Technical Staff member at ICS in Paramus NJ...