NAR Distinghuished Lecture Tours (DLT) - 2013

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NAR Distinghuished Lecture Tours (DLT) - 2012

DLT information for 2012 will be posted. 

 

NAR Distinghuished Lecture Tours (DLT) - 2011

22 September - 10 October, 2011 - DLT by Prof. Michael Devetsikiotis in Regions 3 and 4

We are planning a distinguished lecture tour in Region 3 involving 4 different chapters.  The distinguished lecturer is Prof. Michael Devetsikiotis of North Carolina State University (mdevets@ncsu.edu) and the title of his lecture is “Designing Smarter Networks: Modeling Communications in the Era of Service Awareness, Social Networks and the Smart Grid".  Three chapters involved in the tour along with the respective chapter chairs are:

 

Atlanta                     Joseph Long                    jlonglaw@gmail.com

Alabama                  John Spencer                  jespence@bellsouth.net

Columbia (SC)          Mary Graves                   mgraves@scires.com

Coast SC                 Russ Albright                  russell.albright@santeecooper.com

 

The following itinerary has been proposed for the tour.

Sept 22 (Thu):  Departs Raleigh, NC; Arrives Atlanta, GA

Sept 22 (Thu):  Meeting at Atlanta chapter

Sept 23 (Fri):  Departs from Atlanta, GA; arrive at Birmingham, AL

Sept 23 (Fri):  Meeting at Alabama chapter

Sept 24 (Sat):  Departs from Birmingham, AL; Arrives Raleigh NC

Oct 7 (Fri):  Departs from Raleigh NC; Arrive Columbia, SC

Oct 7 (Fri):  Evening meeting at Columbia section

Oct 10 (Mon): Lunch meeting at Coast SC chapter

Oct 10 (Mon): Departs from Charleston, SC; Arrives Raleigh, NC

13-16 October, 2011 - DLT by Prof. Larry Xue in Regions 1 and 2

We are planning a distinguished lecture tour in Region 1 and 2 involving 5 different chapters.  The distinguished lecturer is Prof. Larry Xue of Arizona State University (xue@asu.edu) and the title of his lecture is “Survivable Routing and QoS Provisioning".  Five chapters involved in the tour along with the respective chapter chairs are:

 

NJ Coast ComSoc    Raghu Krishnamurthy      krishnaraghunandan@gmail.com

NJ Coast Joint          Sohail Jalal                      sj7893@att.com

Washington DC        Paul Cotae                      pcotae@udc.edu

Maryland                 Cutis Menyuk                  menyuk@umbc.edu

Northern Virginia      Kafi Hassan                    khassan1@gmu.edu

 

The following itinerary has been proposed for the tour.

Oct. 13 (Thu):  Departs Phoenix, AZ; Arrives Newark, NJ

Oct. 14 (Fri):  Lunch Meeting at NJ Coast ComSoc and NJ Coast Joint chapters

Oct. 14 (Fri):  Departs from Newark, NJ; arrive at Washington DC

Oct. 15 (Sat):  Mid-morning Meeting at Washington DC, Maryland and NOVA chapters

Oct. 15 (Sat):  Departs from Washington DC; Arrives Phoenix, AZ

1- 4 November, 2011 - DLT by Prof. Xi Zhang in Regions 6 and 7

We are planning a distinguished lecture tour in Region 6 and 7 involving 3 chapters.  The distinguished lecturer is Prof. Xi Zhang of Texas A&M University (xizhang@ece.tamu.edu) and the title of his lecture is “QoS Provisionings in Wireless Cognitive Radio Networks".  Three chapters involved in the tour along with the respective chapter chairs are:

 

Seattle                     Sumit Roy                      roy@ee.washington.edu

Vancouver               Vincent Wong                 vincentw@ece.ubc.ca

Southern Alberta      Stephen Lai                    swlai@ucalgary.ca

 

The following itinerary has been proposed for the tour.

Nov. 1 (Tue):  Departs Houston, TX; Arrives Seattle, WA

Nov. 1 (Tue):  Meeting at Seattle chapters

Nov. 2 (Wed):  Departs from Seattle, WA; arrive at Vancouver, Canada

Nov. 2 (Wed):  Meeting at Vancouver chapter

Nov. 3 (Thu):  Departs from Vancouver, Canada; arrive at Calgary, Canada

Nov. 3 (Thu):  Meeting at Calgary chapter

Nov. 4 (Fri):  Departs from Calgary, Canada; Arrives Houston, TX

 

HOW TO ORGANIZE FOR DLT:

Any ComSoc chapter(s) in NAR (R1 -R7) is (are) interested in having a joint DLT, the first step is to contact the DLT Coordinator Cai, Yigang at     ycai@alcatel-lucent.com. To have a DLT, the following items should be made:

 

  1. Provide the Coordinator with your chapter interest in participating in a lecture tour this year.
  2. Send the Coordinator your timing preference (Month/day of week) and topic/speaker preference, if any. Note: your flexibility in dates/times/choice of lecturer as possible to ensure an appropriate match.
  3. Once your responses received, the Coordinator will collate and try to match your requests with preferences have been received from various interested lecturers.
  4. Remember that a DLT will be approved only if at least 3 (typically 4 or 5) chapters that are geographically "close" decide to participate. Therefore, you are encouraged to contact your colleagues in chapters that are close to you to see if they are interested.
  5. The Coordinator will also be contacting all North America ComSoc chapter chairs to see potential interest.
  6. The attempt is to arrange regional DLT.  However, another option is the possibility of combining a DLT with some other travel (e.g. Conference) that a distinguished lecturer undertakes. For instance, let's say, lecturer A resides in Europe and is visiting GLOBECOM conference in NA city. If the lecturer is interested in visiting 1 or 2 chapters nearby after or before the conference, then ComSoc will be happy to step in and pay for equivalent of expenses for roundtrip between city where GLOECOM is held and the location chapters. With this possibility, there would not be too much strain on the lecturer beyond a one or two day extension of conference trip. If you are interested in participating in this, let me know your interest.  Also, the best way to move forward on this is to contact the distinguished lecturers if you have a particular interest to find out which conferences they plan to attend that are close to your chapter.

 

 GENERAL ITEMS:

  •  ComSoc will be responsible for providing cost of airfare/appropriate transit costs for the lecturer. From the time the lecturer arrives at the host city airport until the lecturer departs from the city, the local chapter would be responsible for all costs (lodging, food, airport transfers). If your local chapter requires financial assistance for part of these, you may contact Gabe Jakobson, the NA Regional Director, for some of the funds.
  •  Please check the ComSoc website for a few general guidelines regarding DLT program. http://www.comsoc.org/socstr/memprog/dislec/index.html The list of ComSoc distinguished lecturers is also available on that website.
  •  You can also find the contact information from all ComSoc chapters in your region at  http://www.comsoc.org/socstr/org/chapters/index.html 

 

 

Last update: January 27, 2013

 

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