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Delegates get Blackberry Playbooks at IEEE’s “paperless” ICC Ottawa conference


March 29, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

March 28, 2012 – The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)—a venue dedicated to advancing wireless and wireline communications—has initiated registration for its first “paperless” event, being held June 10-15 in Ottawa. Themed “Connect – Communicate – Collaborate”, IEEE ICC 2012 is expected to host more than 2000 industry professionals attending numerous presentations highlighting the range of global voice, data, image and multimedia technologies.

As part of this year’s registration package, all full, limited and one-day registrants also receive a Blackberry Playbook 16Gb upon arrival. In the desire to actively promote conservationism, efficiency and environmentalism, the conference will then update each tablet daily with all standard program and presentation information, including the exhibition guide, news and updates.

On June 10, IEEE ICC 2012 will hold a special workshop entitled “Telecommunications: From Research to Standards”. On the following day, the conference will formally commence with a full day of tutorials and workshops spotlighted by the “special interest session” on “Humanitarian Communication Applications: Solutions for the Next Billion People”.

Other tutorial and workshop topics include: Application Architectures for Machine to Machine Communications; Recent Advances in Wireless Sensor Networks; 60 GHz Wireless Communication; Energy Harvesting for Communication; Intelligent Vehicular Networking; Mobile Consumer Health Care Networks; Cognitive Radio & Green Networking; Wireless Systems in the Future Internet; and Cloud Networks.

In addition, IEEE ICC 2012 will be earmarked by the Exhibition of Innovation, which will display the products and services of more than 20 leading international corporations. This includes the latest research and product and service developments from global telecom corporations such as Telus, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, Cisco, LG, Juniper, NEC, RIM, Fujitsu, Oracle, Qualcomm, Comcast, SAP, Sigma, Telus, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and IBM.

For more information on IEEE ICC 2012, visit www.ieee-icc.org/2012. The Playbook will be provided at the conference registration area upon arrival. IEEE members who register by Thursday, April 12 will receive a $125 savings, while non-members will receive a $180 reduction in the standard attendance fee.

Playbook photo courtesy RIM. Actual conference Playbook may differ.