IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY
Signal Processing and Communications Electronics Technical Committee (SPCE)
Meeting at GLOBECOM 2011, Houston, Texas, USA
7 December, 2011
1. Introductions - The meeting began at 12:30 PM. Attendees introduced themselves. SPCE Chair Hung Nguyen welcomed the members to the meeting.
2. Minutes of ICC 2011 - The draft ICC 2011 meeting minutes were shown and Chair Nguyen asked if there were any necessary modifications. There were none and the minutes were then approved to be posted on the SPCE Web site.
3. SPCE Outstanding Award Ceremony - The SPCE Outstanding Service Award was presented to Past-Chair Prof. Otsuki Tomoaki, and he expressed his gratitude to the TC past and present officers to nominate and selected him for this important SPCE award.
4. Technical Program Committee Reports
A. GLOBECOM 2011: SPC Symposium Co-Chairs: Dr. Yunxin (Jeff) Li (NICTA, Australia), Dr. Hung Nguyen (Aerospace, USA) and Prof. Nallanathan Arumugam(King's College London, UK).The symposium has 12 sessions with 6 papers per session.
B. ICNC 2012: TPC Co-Chair: Dr. Hung Nguyen: Over all acceptance rate was 30% (136/467 & comparably competitive with Globecom and ICC). SPC Symposium Co-Chairs: Profs. Hai Lin (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan) and Octavia Dobre (Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada). Two sessions with 5 and 6 papers each.
C. ICC 2012: SPC Symposium Co-Chair: Profs. Nallanathan Arumugam (King's College London, UK) and Said Boussakta (University of Newcastle upon Tyne).
D. GLOBECOM 2012: SPC Symposium Co-Chair Prof. Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Keio University, Japan) reported there will be a TPC meeting Thursday.
E. ICC 2013: SPC Symposium Co-Chair: Hai Lin and Octavia Dobre were nominated.
F. GLOBECOM 2013: Profs Octavia Dobre and Pooi-Yuen Kam were nominated as SPCE representatives for SPC symposium. Profs Hai Lin and Nallanathan Arumugam were nominated for WC and CT symposiums, respectively.
5. Other Businesses:
2011 SPCE Nominations for COMSOC: Harry Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings and Conferences, ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.
To increase paper submission of SPC symposium, TC Chair Dr. Hung Nguyen proposed to include more research topics, and members responded positively to the proposal. Prof. Moe Win suggested Localization-related topics, and Dr. Nguyen suggested efficient spectral scanning techniques for Cognitive Radio applications.
Members also suggested the TC should consider Technical Recognition Award.
Next SPCE meeting will be held during ICC 2012 in Ottawa, Canada.
Adjourn - The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM. There were 32 people in attendance.
||The Aerospace Corporation, USA
||Kings College London, UK
||Fujitsu Labs, Japan
||Keio University, Japan
||National University of Singapore
||University of Arkansas, USA
||Osaka Prefecture Univ., Japan
||Loughborough Univ., UK
||University of Western Ontario, Canada
||National Tsinghua Univ., Taiwan
||University of Leeds, UK
||University of Alberta, Canada
||Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
||University of Liverpool, UK
||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
||Memorial University, Canada
|Alina A Florea
||Old Dominion University, USA
||Southeast University, China
|Claudio Da Silva
||Virginia Tech., USA
|Venkata Gautham Chavali
||Virginia Tech., USA
||Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., China
||Louisiana State Univ., USA
||Tsinghua University, China
||Univ. of Ferrara, Italy
||The University of Hong Kong
||Peking University, China
||University of Oulu, Finland
||University of Arkansas