Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)


Highlights from RNDM 2022: 12th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling

By Artur Tomaszewski - Poland, Dritan Nace - France and Jacek Rak - Poland

After a break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Compiegne in France was the venue location for the 12th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM 2022). This edition of RNDM was organized on September 19-21, 2022 by the University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC), France in co-operation with Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Poland. Technical co-sponsorship was provided by IEEE France Section and by IFIP TC6 WG 6.10.

In 2022, RNDM was a hybrid event offering on-site as well as on-line participation possibilities. It followed eleven successful editions organized annually starting from 2009 at locations such as Barcelona (Spain) — 2014, Munich (Germany) — 2015, Halmstad (Sweden) — 2016, Alghero (Italy) — 2017, Longyearbyen (Svalbard, Norway) — 2018, and Nicosia (Cyprus) — 2019...


IEEE Buenaventura ComSoc Chapter Talk: Perspective of Pluggables vs. CPO For New Optics in Next 5-10 Years

By Victor Lin - IEEE Buenaventura ComSoc Chapter Chair, USA

In December 2022, Dr. Frank Chang, senior member of IEEE and OSA Fellow, presented a talk at the Hub 101 (an Cal Lutheran University incubator) in Ventura County, Southern California on pluggable optics vs. co-packaged optics (CPO) for high-speed optical communications. Dr. Chang is Source Photonics’ Chief Engineer and CTO for advanced and next-generation transceiver design.

The optics Communication industry is at a crossroad once again driven by the post pandemic huge BW demand for lower cost/power Ethernet optics from hyperscale data centers for networking and AL/ML applications. While in telecom space, the industry is pushing higher bandwidth requirements for high performance fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul optics. Several optical transceiver products are now targeted specifically for this high-volume market driven by 5G/6G deployments...


IEEE ComSoc Panama: The 2022 Chapter of the Year

By Yessica Sáez - IEEE ComSoc Panama Chapter Chair, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá

On December 5, 2022, the ComSoc Panama chapter received the 2022 Chapter Achievement Award (CAA) from IEEE ComSoc for the Latin America Region (R9), acknowledging Chapter activities throughout 2021. Upon receiving the CAA, the ComSoc Panama chapter was also granted with the 2022 ComSoc Chapter of the Year Award (CoYA), which honors the highest ranked ComSoc chapter among the Regional Chapter Achievement Award recipients. Dr. Yessica Sáez was present at the ComSoc Awards Luncheon held within Globecom 2022, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she accepted both awards on behalf of the ComSoc Panama chapter.

Dr. Sáez mentioned that the ComSoc Panama chapter feels honored to receive these awards and that both awards belong to all the ComSoc Panama volunteers, the IEEE Panama section, and the entire technical community of Panama.