March 1, 2016 was the date of the kick-off meeting of COST CA15127 Action, entitled Resilient Communication Services Protecting End-user Applications from Disaster-based Failures (RECODIS). This one-day meeting took place at the COST premises in Brussels, Belgium, and was chaired by the Action Chair, Prof. Jacek Rak from Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, jointly with COST officers Dr. Giuseppe Lugano and Ms. Carmencita Malimban. This Action, co-chaired by Prof. David Hutchison from Lancaster University,
The always tireless Prof. Ignacio Castillo, Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Board, was invited by the IEEE El Salvador Section for what was supposed to be a one hour talk. But this turned into a visit to two of our major universities, a talk to dozens of IEEE Salvadoran past section chairs, and a two-day seminar on data centers.
The IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section, in collaboration with IEEE UET Lahore, the Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), UET & IEEE Punjab University, organized the four-day “IEEE ComSoc Summer School Program 2016 Pakistan”. This ComSoc Summer School is the second such global event following the 2015 event in Trento, Italy.
This is the second article in the series of eight, started in November 2016 and published monthly in the IEEE ComSoc Global Communications Newsletter, which covers all areas of IEEE ComSoc Member and Global Activities. In this series of articles, I introduce the six MGA Directors (Sister and Related Societies; Membership Services; AP, NA, LA, EMEA Regions) and the two Chairs of the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and Young Professionals (YP) Standing Committees. In each article, one by one they present their sector’s activities and plans.