Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

INTERVIEW

North America Region: Interview with Fawzi Behmann, NA Region Director

By Fawzi Behmann - Director of the NA Region, USA and Stefano Bregni - Global Communications Newsletter Editor in Chief, Vice-President for Conferences

This is the fourth article in the series of eight, started in December 2020 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 Fawzi Behmann...

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CHAPTER REPORT

Activities of the IEEE ComSoc Saudi Arabia Chapter in 2020

By Mohammed S. Juaid - ComSoc Saudi Arabia Chapter Chair

The year 2020 has been full of unprecedented circumstances. Before this year, our technical sessions were mainly dependent on physically gathering in venues such as auditoriums, conference rooms in hotels and so on. The lockdown that was imposed by the propagation of COVID-19 brought major challenges, yet it expedited some welcome transformations. Circumstances have been tough but people have been putting a lot of effort into adopting the new way of living our personal and professional lives. Among these changes is the increased dependency on virtual meetings as the main venue for delivering technical seminars. Overall, we in the IEEE ComSoc Saudi Arabia Chapter and others around the world have been striving to meet the objectives that were set before the storm of COVID-19. Luckily, high percentages of these goals have been achieved by leveraging different means...

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CHAPTER REPORT

ComSoc Harbin Chapter Changchun Branch: 2020 Series of Online Lectures

By Fengye Hu - Jilin University, China

The IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter Changchun Branch held an Online Workshop on 25 November, 2020, called the International Workshop on 6G Wireless Intelligent Networks. Under the situation of the global epidemic, our branch had made adequate preparations for this academic event in advance. Professor Fengye Hu from Jilin University organized this activity.

According to different research fields, they invited well-known experts and scholars at home and abroad, and encouraged relevant members and student members to actively communicate with experts.

With the financial support of Jilin University, the following well known domestic and foreign scholars accepted the invitation of the IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chuangchun Branch and conducted academic exchanges online during November of 2020...

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