Within the North America region of the Communications Society (ComSoc), there are seven local regions (http://www.comsoc.org/about/chapters/NARegion), with the Western USA making up Region 6. In this article we will provide some details about the region and report on some of the recent activities within the region.
The Northeastern USA Region 1 consists of the following chapters: Binghamton, Mohawk Valley, North Jersey, Boston, New Hampshire, Princeton Central Jersey, Buffalo, New Jersey Coast, Rochester, Connecticut, New Jersey Coast (Joint), Syracuse, Long Island, New York, Worcester County, and Maine.
I have been serving IEEE, particularly ComSoc, for more than 20 years as an author, a reviewer, an editor, a conference organizer, and a TC Chair, but this is my first time serving as a ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer (DL), for the term 2014-2015. I made my Distinguished Lecture Tour (DLT) to China during this past summer (22 June – 6 July). Before this I delivered a DL in 2014 in India, Bangladesh, UAE, and the Philippines. It was indeed a fantastic experience.
The International Conference on Telecommunications (ConTEL) 2015 was organized by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria. ConTEL 2015 was technically co-sponsored by the IEEE. This year ConTEL celebrates the 13th issue of bi-annual events, and after 2011 as an alternate to Zagreb in Croatia, it was hosted again by Graz University of Technology 13–15 July.