Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

CONFERENCE REPORT

2019 Smart City Summit (SCS), Austin, TX, USA

By Fawzi Behmann - Summit Chair, USA; Director, IEEE ComSoc NA Region

We are pleased to report that a special 2019 IEEE full day summit was held November 1, in Austin at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). We had over 133 participants from different regions of the U.S. and other locations such as Italy, Namibia, and Africa. Remote connections were set up with Guadalajara, Mexico and Athens, Greece. There was a healthy mix of IEEE members (total 75) and non-members (58) in attendance.

One of the objectives of the summit is to attract new members. There were 30 ComSoc members of which 16 are new members. This brings Austin to be the second highest attracting new ComSoc members in 2019 in the content of ComSoc special services of membership development across multiple cities globally...

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CONFERENCE REPORT

Virtual 2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020

By Hanna Saarela - Centre for Wireless Communications and 6G Flagship Program, University of Oulu, Finland, Nandana Rajatheva - Centre for Wireless Communications and 6G Flagship Program, University of Oulu, Finland and Nurul Huda Mahmood - Centre for Wireless Communications and 6G Flagship Program, University of Oulu, Finland

We are pleased to report that a special 2019 IEEE full day summit was held November 1, in Austin at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). We had over 133 participants from different regions of the U.S. and other locations such as Italy, Namibia, and Africa. Remote connections were set up with Guadalajara, Mexico and Athens, Greece. There was a healthy mix of IEEE members (total 75) and non-members (58) in attendance.

One of the objectives of the summit is to attract new members. There were 30 ComSoc members of which 16 are new members. This brings Austin to be the second highest attracting new...

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CHAPTER REPORT

Workshop on Blockchain and Transactive Energy in Boulder, CO, USA

By Jason Rupe - IEEE Denver Section Chair, USA and Tim Weil - IEEE ComSoc Chapter Chair, USA
p>As the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID- 19 a pandemic and the world began to go into lockdown, the organizers of the 2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020 decided to transform the leading global 6G event into a virtual one. The organizing team at the Finnish 6G Flagship program concluded that the sharing of 6G visions, research results and challenges could be realized virtually. 6G Flagship is a vigorous research and co-creation ecosystem led by the University of Oulu, which explores essential technology components and solutions needed for the 2030 era in the interrelated domains of wireless connectivity, device and circuit technologies, distributed intelligent computing, and novel applications and services.

Until now, very few major events...

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