Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)


Collaboration Among Texas ComSoc Chapters and IEEE Section

By Fawzi Behmann - Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Central Texas (Austin) Chapter, USA

ICBC 2023 is the 5th edition of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)-sponsored IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. It is the society’s primary forum for reporting the latest research results and innovations, regulations, standards, industry practice innovations, and policies in the exciting, emerging, and challenging area of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. It was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on May 1–5, 2023, at the Sofitel Dubai Downtown Hotel.

It was a challenging task to win the bid for Dubai as we were a bit late in bidding, but this happened at the end of the Corona pandemic times, too, which provided a very good planning basis for ICBC, since...


Being Part of the IEEE Sections Congress 2023

By Kayoum Djedidi - IEEE ComSoc Tunisia Chapter

SC2023: A World of Insights and Connections

The anticipation was palpable as I embarked on a journey to the prestigious IEEE Sections Congress 2023. From August 11th to 13th, Ottawa, Canada, played host to this remarkable event that brought together passionate minds from around the globe to celebrate innovation, unity, and the power of collaboration. The Congress offered an array of enlightening sessions that expanded my horizons on a range of subjects. Engaging with thought leaders and industry experts, I delved into topics that resonated with my passion for technology and innovation. What struck me most was the unity that pervaded the atmosphere – a reminder that despite our diverse backgrounds, we all share the same goal of advancing technology for the betterment of society...


Amateur Radio Tutorial and Experimentation: CITS 2023, Genoa, Italy

By Miroslav Skoric - IEEE Austria Section

The 2023 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems (CITS 2023) was held at magnificent Aula Magna of the University of Genoa, Italy, from 10th to 12th July 2023. The international forum was supported by IEEE Communications Society, and was intended for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research and development results in all areas of computer, information, and telecommunication systems. Topics of interest were divided in several tracks: Computer Systems, Information Technology, Web Technologies, Networking Systems, Telecommunications Systems, and Security Systems. The conference featured technical paper presentations, distinguished keynote speeches, and a tutorial. Having in mind that the event was organized during...