The 14th IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS 2014) was successfully held in Macau, China, from 19-21 November 2014. It was co-organized by the IEEE Communications Society Singapore Chapter, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Singapore Chapter, and the IEEE Singapore Section, and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Macau Section. Started in Singapore in 1988, the IEEE ICCS has been a biennial conference providing a platform to researchers from both academia and industry to exchange the state-of-the-art communications technologies over two decades.
The organizing committee of IEEE ICCS 2014 includes academics and researchers from both Singapore and Macau. The key members consist of General chair, Prof. L. Wong (NUS, Singapore); General co-chairs, Dr. Y.-C. Liang (I2R, Singapore) and Dr. Benjamin Yue (CEM, Macau); TPC chair, Prof. T. J. Lim (NUS,Singapore); and TPC co-chairs, Prof. J. Q. Li (MUST, Macau) and Dr. S. Sun (I2R, Singapore).
IEEE ICCS 2014 showcased a technical program consisting of 24 technical sessions, covering many exciting aspects of wireless communications, optical communications, devices, and new emerging technologies. Among the 24 technical sessions, 11 were special sessions, organized by distinguished researchers in their respective areas, on current hot topics in communications and networking, featuring well known speakers sharing their latest discoveries. The topics covered by the special sessions and the regular sessions include machine-to-machine/device-to-device(M2M/D2D) communications, cognitive cellular networks, 5G wireless communications, green wireless communications, signal processing for wireless and optical communications, network economics, cyber security, and so on. A total of 151 submissions to the open call were received from more than 20 countries and territories, with 69 papers accepted after a rigorous and challenging technical review process. Each paper was peer reviewed by at least three independent reviewers.
IEEE ICCS 2014 featured three keynote talks. The first keynote talk, entitled “Eternal Evolution Toward 5G and Beyond”,was delivered by Mr. Seizo Onoe, the Chief Technology Officer(CTO) of NTT DoCoMo, Japan, on the first day of ICCS 2014.The second keynote talk, titled “Networking and Computing for Internet of Things”, was brought to the audience by Prof. Kwang-Cheng Chen from National Taiwan University, Taiwan on the second day, 20 November 2014. The third keynote talk, given on the third day by Professor Shinji Shimojo from Osaka University,Japan, focused on future Internet, titled “Future Internet: Managing Innovation and Testbed”
The conference banquet was held on the second day at the restaurant in the conference venue to promote the social interac-tion among the attendees. The award ceremony was also held during the conference banquet. The Best Paper Award was given to “Matrix Optimization Problems for MIMO Systems with Matrix Monotone Objective Functions”, authored by Chengwen Xing(Beijing Institute of Technology and University of Hong Kong, P.R.China), Shaodan Ma (University of Macau, P.R. China), and Yiqing Zhou (Chinese Academy of Science, P.R. China). The Best Student Paper Award was given to “SOAR: Strategy-Proof Auction Mechanisms for Distributed Cloud Bandwidth Reservation”,authored by Yang Gui, Zhenzhe Zheng, Fan Wu, Xiaofeng Gao,and Guihai Chen (all from Shanghai Jiaotong University)
This is the second time that ICCS was held outside Singapore,and it attracted more than 120 participants from the Asia Pacific Region as well as from Europe and North America. IEEE ICCS 2014 was a very successful event, thanks to the active participation and involvement from the authors, TPC members, and attendees, and strong support from colleagues from Macau.
The IEEE Communications Society Singapore Chapter and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Singapore Chapter are nowplanning to host the next IEEE ICCS in November 2016.