2016 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC2016), Hanoi, Vietnam: Organized Jointly by the IEEE ComSoc Sister Society Radio Electronics Association of Vietnam (REV) and the IEEE Communications Society

By Duc-Tan Tran - VNU-UET, Viet Nam
Prof. Hikmet Sari delivered keynote speech.

The 2016 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC2016) was jointly organized by The IEEE Communications Society, The Radio-Electronics Association of Vietnam (REV), and VNU University of Engineering and Technology in Hanoi, Vietnam, on October 12-14, 2016. The technical program of the conference featured 86 papers, including 81 oral presentations and five poster presentations. All papers are indexed by IEEEXplore.

The IEEE Communications Society was actively involved in the conference organizing committee with Prof. Stefano Bregni (IEEE ComSoc Vice-President for Member and Global Activities) acting as the Technical Program Co-Chair, Prof. Vijay Bhargava (2012–2013 President of IEEE ComSoc) as the Steering Co-chair, and Prof. Hikmet Sari (2014–2015 IEEE ComSoc Vice-President for Conferences) as the General Co-Chair. The conference was also honored to welcome Prof. José Roberto Boisson de Marca, 2014 President of IEEE, as the Honorary Co-Chair.

Conferring the best paper award to Dr. Pham Ngoc Nam.

ATC2016 attracted more than 200 scientists and researchers from 29 different countries around the world to discuss the latest technologies in electronics and communications. Typical dicussion topics included antennas and propagation, microwave engineering, communications, signal processing, biomedical engineering, networks, IC and electronics design.

The conference was successful in inviting the world’s leading researchers to deliver three important keynote speeches in the area of wireless communications and multimedia. The first speech, entitled “Power Efficiency in Wireless Communications– A Historical Review,” was delivered by Prof. Hikmet Sari, Head of the Telecommunications Department at SUPELEC, France, and Chief Scientist of Sequans Communications, France. The next keynote speech was on “Wireless-Powered Communication Networks: Architectures, Protocols, and Applications,” given by Prof. Dong In Kim, Director of the Cooperative Wireless Communications Research Center, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Korea. The two speeches garnered the special attention of more than 200 delegates. The third speech was presented by Prof. Minh N. Do, IEEE Fellow, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on the hot topics of “Quantifying and Extracting Visual Information from Mobile Devices.” The technical sessions of the conference, with 86 papers, were divided into nine tracks and three special sessions running over three consecutive days. The conference received 174 submissions, of which 86 papers were accepted, for an acceptance rate of 49%. Two excellent papers were selected by the technical committee to receive the best paper awards.

Opening ceremony.

The ATC2016 conference was a great opportunity for longterm and sustainable collaborations between the scientists in Viet Nam and other countries. The next conference is scheduled for 2017 in Quy Nhon, Viet Nam.

For further information, please see the conference web site http://rev-conf.org/. More photos of ATC2016 are available at http://rev-conf.org/conferences-photos