Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)


ICIN 2018: Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks

By Noël Crespi - Institut-Mines Télécom, Télécom SudParis Evry, France and Rogier Noldus - Ericsson Telecommunicatie, Nederland

ICIN 2018, the 21st edition of the long-standing ICIN conference series, took place on 20–22 February, in Paris, France. It was technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc and IFIP, and held in cooperation with ACM Sigmobile, with Orange, Nokia and Gandi being patrons (gold, silver, bronze, respectively). The conference was attended by 125 delegates from around the globe, representing academia, research institutes, standardization organizations, network operators and equipment vendors. As with all previous editions of ICIN, from the first edition in 1989 onward, ICIN 2018 provided presentations on the latest research and development projects in the field of mobile communications, along with sharing market experiences, discussing trends and setting out directions for industry.


One-Day Seminar of Ashutosh Dutta on Security in SDF/NFV and 5G Networks: Opportunities and Challenges: Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata, India

By Rishov Aditya - Kolkata Chapter, India and Saheli Sarkhel - Kolkata Chapter, India

The IEEE EDS NSEC Student Branch Chapter in association with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized a one day seminar on “Security in SDF/NFV and 5G Networks: Opportunities and Challenges” on 4 August, 2018. Prof. Ashutosh Dutta, Senior Wireless Communication Systems Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs (JHU/APL), presented his valuable lecture on the aforementioned topic. Prof. Dutta holds the respected positions of Director of Industry Outreach and IEEE 5G Initiative Co-chair apart from being an eminent Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc.


Thailand MWIT Science School Talk: How to Understand Quantum Communications and Computing

By Keattisak Sripimanwat - ComSoc Chapter Chair, Thailand and Thanyanan Phuphachong - MWIT

An event for human resource and membership development was organized on 14 February, 2018 by the IEEE ComSoc Thailand Chapter with ECTI association (quantumIT) at Mahidol Wittayanusorn (MWIT), the national high school for gifted students, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

This school talk and discussion aimed at introducing a story of quantum information technology (QIP) through its history with current worldwide news, and also their present situations including related IT applications (quantum computing and cryptography). All was presented for students self-learning and helping on widespread distribution to their own generation.