Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

CHAPTER REPORT

IEEE Malaysia ComSoc/VTS Joint Chapter: 2021: The Year of Online Activities

By Mohamad Yusoff Alias - Chair of the IEEE Malaysia ComSoc/ VTS Joint Chapter

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, a lot of the activities that were normally held physically have to be converted to online activities instead due to movement restriction order. By 2021, online activities have become a norm and the pandemic did not stop the chapter from continuing to organize activities that were beneficial to the members and to the community in general. Throughout 2021, IEEE Malaysia ComSoc/VTS Joint Chapter was able to organize a total of 131 activities that include 23 administrative and strategic meetings, 10 membership development programs, 84 technical activities, 10 educational activities, 1 humanitarian/social activities and 3 conferences...

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Virtual Webinars at IEEE ComSoc Santa Clara Valley Chapter and Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering

By Alan J Weissberger - IEEE GCN Correspondent and IEEE Techblog Content Manager, IEEE ComSoc SCV Chapter, CA, USA
Clara University’s School of Engineering (SoE) collaborated this Spring 2022 to produce two very well received virtual webinars:
  1. OpenRAN and Private 5G — Opportunities and Challenges on March 22, 2022 and

  2. Critical Cybersecurity Issues for Cellular Networks (3G/4G, 5G), IoT, and Cloud Resident Data Centers on May 26, 2022.

The presentations and lively discussion by the panelist and moderators made the event both informative and intellectually...

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CONFERENCE REPORT

IEEE Austin Texas Section Hosts the IEEE ComSoc Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC 2022)

By Amit Patel - IEEE North Jersey Section ComSoc Chapter Chair, USA and Damian Valles - Texas State University, WCNC Social Media Chair

Greetings from Austin, Texas. Home of this year’s world wireless event, the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) 2022. The conference was a four-day event from April 10–13, 2022, held in person and virtually. For those who attended, the location was the beautiful Hilton Austin, located in the heart of downtown. Details about the event, keynotes, events, and topics are detailed online https://wcnc2022.ieee-wcnc.org/.

The conference not only enjoyed the warm and sunny days of spring, but its attendees also had access to Austin’s vibrant culture as the Live Music Capital...

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