The flagship event of the joint COM/AP/ED/MTT/EMC Tomsk Chapter, the Siberian Conference on the latest advances in communications and control systems, was held in Moscow, the Russian Federation, on 12–14 May 2016. Approximately 180 participants from 23 countries presented 232 technical papers in 12 oral sessions. There were five workshops and seven short courses in addition to a number of related events. Discussions included emerging wireless related growth areas such as 5G technologies, networking control, electron devices, wearable
The IEEE Hyderabad Section includes a large and vibrant student community. On 29–30 January 2016, the Student Chapter of CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad, organized a technical colloquium jointly with the ComSoc/SPS Joint Chapter of the Hyderabad Section. This event had several distinguished speakers from industry, apart from the IEEE Hyderabad Section, who addressed 330 participants, including 240 students and 50 faculty members from the college and 40 participants from other colleges.
The 17th Congress CNR (http://umh.ieeespain.org/cnr/) for all Spanish IEEE student branches (IEEE SB) was held on 7–9 April 2016 at the Miguel Hernández University, Elche, Spain. The event was supported by the IEEE Spain Section, organized by the IEEE Student Branch located at the same university, and sponsored by industry and institutions located in the regional area. During three days, the congress attracted more than one hundred participants from all IEEE student branches distributed around the country.
The IEEE New Zealand (NZ) Communications Society (Com- Soc) Chapter is a joint chapter of IEEE NZ North, South, and Central Sections. Last year (2015) was very productive for us in terms of professional development of members in the wider community. We hosted several professional development programs, including an IEEE Distinguished Lecture (DL), invited speakers, and several workshops and seminars.
As a senior member of IEEE and active volunteer in the Communications Society, I had the opportunity to participate in the Science, Engineering and Technology Congressional Visits Day (SET CVD), an annual two-day event held April 12-13 to bring scientists, engineers, mathematicians, researchers, educators, and technology executives to Washington to raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology.