Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)


IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter: Winner of Three 2018 Chapter Achievement Awards

By Weixiao Meng - Harbin Chapter Chair, China

The IEEE Communications Society Harbin Chapter won three international awards at IEEE Globecom 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 9–13 2018, which are:

  • 2018 Chapter of The Year Award.

  • Asia Pacific Region 2018 Chapter Achievement Award.

  • 2018 Member and Global Activities Contribution Award, given to the chair of Harbin Chapter, Prof. Weixiao Meng.

The IEEE Communications Society has four regions and 25,600 members currently in the world. China belongs to the Asia-Pacific region, which includes six chapters. As the youngest chapter, the IEEE Communications Society Harbin Chapter contains 147 members from universities and institutions in three provinces of Northeast China. The chapter is a non-profit academic organization aiming to lead the...


IEEE ComSoc Republic of Macedonia Chapter: Winner of the 2018 Chapter Achievement Award

By Vladimir Atanasovski - Republic of Macedonia Chapter Chair

The Chapter Achievement Award (CAA) for the EMEA region for 2018 is another crucial cornerstone for the IEEE ComSoc Republic of Macedonia Chapter. It marks the second time the chapter has received this award in a very short time frame as the chapter also received the CAA for EMEA in 2014. This shows that the chapter’s activities are well in line with the promotion of IEEE and are well accepted locally and acknowledged internationally.

The IEEE ComSoc Republic of Macedonia is a small chapter that tries hard to animate the local community, industry and students and disseminate the values of IEEE and its products and services. The key behind all its activities is the focus on the IEEE ComSoc beneficiaries (e.g. students, entrepreneurs, engineers, managers) and the creation of a portfolio of sustainable activities that will continue and be enhanced with various presidencies. Therefore, the chapter tries to build a set of recognizable events that associate with the IEEE brand in...


Fifteen Years of the Croatian Communications and Information Society (CCIS): Croatian Sister Society of ComSoc

By Darko Huljenic - CCIS, Croatia, Dean Marusic - CCIS, Croatia, Dinko Begusic - CCIS, Croatia, Josko Radic - CCIS, Croatia and Nikola Rozic - CCIS, Croatia

The Croatian Communications and Information Society (CCIS) started its membership in ComSoc’s Sister Society family in 2002. The Agreement between CCIS and ComSoc was signed at Globecom 2002 in Taipeh. It was renewed three years later in Seoul, at Globecom 2005, and the renewal has been repeated every four years regularly. In 2018 the actual Agreement between the CCIS and ComSoc was signed by N. Rozic, CCIS and K. B. Letaief, ComSoc president (coordinated by O. Dobre, director of Sister and Related Societies). Today, we are proud to say that CCIS has spent a really fruitful 15-year period in ComSoc’s Sister Society family, a great reason to continue advancing the collaboration with ComSoc and with other Sister Society members. The information about ComSoc’s Sister Society family and CCIS can be found at: