// August 2016

By Vladimir Atanasovski - IEEE R. Macedonia ComSoc Chapter Chair

FutureComNet is an annual conference organized by the Institute of Telecommunications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies in Skopje. The main idea is to celebrate the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD), on 17 May. Moreover, this year (2016) marks two noteworthy milestones: the 100th anniversary of the birth of Claude Shannon, and the 60th anniversary of the birth of Nikola Tesla. Therefore, the IEEE R.

By Sreevas Sahasranamam - Secretary of the IEEE Communications Society Kerala Chapter

Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop

By Alan J Weissberger - IEEE Sr. Life Member and GCN NA Correspondent, USA

With extraordinary potential, impact, and influence, the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to be a big revenue generator and improve efficiencies for many different industries and companies. Gartner Group has forecast “$1.9 trillion value-add IoT revenue across industry sectors in 2020.” Also from Gartner: “IoT endpoints will grow at a 31.7 percent CAGR from 2013 through 2020, reaching an installed base of 20.8 billion units.”

By Amit Patel - IEEE North Jersey Section Communications Society Chapter Chair

At the IEEE North Jersey Section’s Annual Awards Reception, held May 1, 2016 at the Birchwood Manor, Whippany, New Jersey, USA, several section Communications Society members were recognized for their outstanding contributions.

The reception honors numerous local members from different technical society chapters and committees for their achievements. Awardees and their guests celebrate many different accolades covering section, regional, international, and society awards as well as Fellow grade elevations.