Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

CONFERENCE REPORT

26th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) Athens, 5-8 September 2021: Tutorial on APRS™ (Automatic Packet Reporting System) Networks

By Miroslav Skoric - IEEE Austria Section

The 26th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) 2021 was held in Athens, Greece, from 5 to 8 September 2021. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was uncertain until just a few days before whether ISCC would be held in person, hybrid, or fully virtual. It was also unknown whether the meeting would take place at the University of Piraeus in the case of a face-to-face (F2F) event. That produced some further uncertainty for those who planned to travel to Greece, related to accommodation options, local transportation in pandemic times, and so on...

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CHAPTER REPORT

Evaluation of Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) for Digital Terrestrial Television in Ecuador

By Gonzalo Olmedo - Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas – ESPE, Ecuador and Román Lara - IEEE ComSoc Ecuador Chapter Chair

Currently, most ComSoc Ecuador Chapter members belong to academia (88/158), and the majority of active members are developing several research projects for Ecuador’s benefit, and we will try to present these works. We take this opportunity to present the work related to early warning systems, because Ecuador is one of the South America countries crossed by the so-called Cordillera de los Andes mountain range. It is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is one of the most complex volcanic intensity locations in the world due to the tectonic plate collision between Nazca and South America...

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WORKSHOP

Workshop on Data Management in Connected Environments for Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection, September 2021, Panama

By Héctor Poveda - Universidad Tecnológica de Panama, IEEE ComSoc Panama Chapter and Yessica Sáez - Universidad Tecnológica de Panama, IEEE ComSoc Panama Chapter

The Workshop “Data Management in Connected Environments for Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection” was a hybrid event organized by the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP), the University of Pau et Pays de l’Adour (UPPA), and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Électronique, Informatique, Télécommunications, Mathématique et Mécanique de Bordeaux (ENSEIRB-MATMECA). This event had the collaboration of the IEEE Computer Society (CS), Panama Section...

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