The 8th Latin American Network Operations and Management Symposium (LANOMS) 2015 was held in the beautiful and pleasant coastal city of João Pessoa, jointly organized by the Federal University of Paraíba and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. LANOMS is a biannual conference, and the 2015 event was the first time it was located in the Northeast region of Brazil. It was technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
In November 2015, the IEEE Malaysia ComSoc/VTS Joint Chapter hosted an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Tour (DLT) by Professor Tarek Taleb at three different venues, namely MCMC Cyberjaya, UiTM Shah Alam, and the Hilton Kuching. The speaker, Prof. Taleb, is a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Prior to his current academic position, he worked as senior researcher and 3GPP standards expert at NEC Europe Ltd, Heidelberg, Germany.
The fifth biennial IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas, and Electronic Systems (IEEE COMCAS 2015) took place at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel-Aviv on the 2–4 November 2015. The first two days of the conference included the plenary session together with six regular parallel sessions and poster sessions, while the third day was reserved for tutorial and workshop tracks in three parallel sessions.
Prof. Tilman Wolf was invited by the Guatemala, El Salvador, and Panama ComSoc Chapters to conduct a Lecturer Tour in November 2015. All three sections asked for two lectures. The first two lectures were held at the World Heritage Site of Antigua Guatemala. This city that features Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture was the tour’s first stop.