2015 IEEE Harbin Communications Society Chapter Annual Meeting

By Weixiao Meng - Harbin ComSoc Chapter Chair

The Harbin ComSoc Chapter held their annual meeting at the Communication Research Center at the Harbin Institute of Technology on Sept. 28, 2015. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Weixiao Meng, the Chair of the Harbin ComSoc Chapter, with the main purpose to promote the IEEE Communications Society to the faculty members and students.

Prof. Meng gave an opening speech with a brief introduction of the Harbin ComSoc Chapter and an overview of the organization of IEEE. Prof. Meng also highlighted the technical lectures of visiting scholars and several interesting self-designed logos and souvenirs. He also introduced the membership of IEEE and the flagship conferences sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society to raise awareness among the young students, who are keen on doing research and development.

Following the opening speech, Dr. Shuai Han, the Secretary of the Harbin ComSoc Chapter, gave a presentation on “Conference Paper versus Journal Paper.” This topic described the newly published statement of IEEE, which helped the students to have a better understanding of how to use the reference materials that were already published via other conference(s) as a reference for their journal paper submission. This topic has captured the interests of the students when preparing their research papers.

After the presentation, the participants celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is a traditional festival celebrated by the Chinese. Romantically speaking, the festival is to commemorate Chang E, who in order to protect her beloved husband’s elixir, ate it herself and flew to the moon. There are many other legends and stories related to this grand festival.

The Chapter organized several interesting activities during the celebration, such as guessing lantern riddles. Participants enjoyed sharing and eating the mooncakes, and the meeting was ended with the sound of joy.