// April 2016

By Carmen Mas Machuca - Germany, Dimitri Papadimitriou - Belgium, Eiji Oki - Japan, Jacek Rak - Poland and Krzysztof Walkowiak - Poland

The 7th edition of RNDM (International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling) was held in Munich, Germany in Novotel Munich City on 5–7 October, 2015. The event was technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and endorsed by its Technical Committees on Computer Communications (TCCC), Communications Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM), and Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR). Other technical co-sponsors of RNDM 2015 included the IEEE Germany Section, IFIP TC6, and the V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of RAS.

By Nurul I Sarkar - IEEE Joint NZ North, South and Central ComSoc Chair

In New Zealand (NZ), we have a Communications Society (Com- Soc) Chapter that is a joint chapter of the IEEE NZ North, South, and Central Sections. We believe that both ComSoc members and the wider community would benefit from a single joint Chapter. However, last year (2015) was very productive for us in the areas of professional activities and community development programs.

By Anader Benyamin-Seeyar - Chair, IEEE Montréal Communications and IT Chapter, Fabrice Labeau - IEEE Montréal Section Chair, Canada and Mouhamed Abdulla - Vice-Chair, IEEE Montréal Communications and IT Chapter

In 2015, IEEE ComSoc Chapters in Eastern Canada had an active and dynamic year. We brought some of the best technical speakers across the world from Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America, to IEEE members that are interested in telecom-related technologies and research. Overall, we had the pleasure of inviting 15 outstanding telecommunication experts from government, academia and industry. The speakers are leaders in the field, and a number of them are IEEE Fellows.