The 2020 Taiwan Telecommunications Annual Meeting was held at THE E-DA Royal Hotel, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on January 14–17, 2020 (http://www.mostcep.tw/telecom2020/). The meeting combined three major conferences in the area of communications engineering in Taiwan, namely the 2020 National Symposium on Telecommunications, the Spring 2020 session of the IEEE Taiwan Workshop on Information Theory and Communications, and the 2020 Electromagnetics Workshop – A Bridge to the Future.
The annual National Symposium on Telecommunications serves mainly to provide a platform for the publication of new knowledge in the telecommunications field and new technologies in the industrial research and development field. Meanwhile, the IEEE Taiwan Workshop on Information Theory and Communications provides an important forum for the exchange of advanced information theories and communication technologies between academia and industry in Taiwan. Finally, the Electromagnetics Workshop – A Bridge to the Future is the largest electromagnetic technology conference in Taiwan and provides the opportunity for experts to share their latest research findings on such issues as the current status of industrial development in Taiwan and the world, the future development of the microwave and millimeter wave field, and the skills requirements of industry. The topics covered at the annual meeting encompass all the major fields of telecommunications, including electromagnetics, communications, signal processing and networking.
Broadly speaking, the main objectives of the meeting are as follows:
To invite domestic and foreign experts to report their latest research results and initiatives, to outline their thoughts regarding future research and development directions for the benefit of participating teachers and students, and to introduce advanced thinking and new technologies for the information of industry.
To invite professors with a record of outstanding achievements in MOST projects over the years to share their latest research findings.
To invite the heads of domestic telecommunication-related academic organizations to report on the status of their organizations and related research planning directions such that domestic academics participating in the meeting can familiarize themselves with recent progress in industry, government and science, respectively, regarding electromagnetics, communications, signal processing and networking, and can use this knowledge as a reference for their own future academic research planning.
To handle the annual reports of the research projects funded by MOST.
The 2020 Taiwan Telecommunications Annual Meeting was attended by a total of 99 IEEE members and 777 guests and included 44 invited talks, two poster sessions and an IEEE Communication and Information Theory Society member meeting.