International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC): The Flagship Event of the IEEE ComSoc Tunisia Chapter

By Tarek Bejaoui - IEEE ComSoc Tunisia Chapter Chair

The IEEE Communications Society Tunisia Chapter has been in operation since June 2009. From its inception, major steps have been taken to expand its activities, and its outstanding success could not have been achieved without the hard work and persistence of its volunteers.

Currently, the IEEE ComSoc Tunisia Chapter is actively engaged in various actions, including distinguished lecturers tours, technical lecturers, and conferences. This year, the Chapter was pleased to support ISW-5G, a winter school on 5G Networks and Technologies, and ISNCC 2016, the International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications, held 11–13 May, 2016 at Hammamet, Tunisia.

This flagship conference, technically co-sponsored by the IEEE and the IEEE Tunisia Section, in addition to the IEEE ComSoc Tunisia Chapter, covered theoretical and practical aspects related to information systems, communication networks, and computing technologies. Its multi-thematic program focused on the major future scientific challenges related to these fields.

The conference featured a strong technical program in the area of networking, communications, and information technology, and the Technical Program Committee members took on the challenging job of evaluating the submitted papers. Their dedicated and professional work made ISNCC 2016 a very successful event.

The IEEE Communications Society Tunisia Chapter generously sponsored the keynote talks that were at the technical leading edge. The conference attendees fully enjoyed the talk given by Prof. Ashfaq Khokhar from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, discussing Big Data Challenges related to Electronic Health Record Systems. They benefited tremendously from the speech given by Prof. Giuseppe Bianchi from The University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy, about Software Defined Networking (SDN), and took full advantage of the experiences and lessons learned about Autonomic Cyberdefense that were shared by Prof. Zonghua Zhang from Telecom Lille, France.,

In addition to the technical program, ISNCC attendees enjoyed the beautiful and attractive Hammamet. It is the major tourist destination in Tunisia, best known for its wide sandy beaches and water sports.

The next edition of this conference (ISNCC 2017) will take place in Marrakesh, the magical “Red City” of Morocco. The Technical Committee is composed of senior researchers with a strong background, and the program will feature highly reputable keynote speakers from the scientific and research community. Stay tuned!