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IEEE Globecom 2011 “one of the most successful events” in 54-year conference history


January 13, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

January 13, 2012 – IEEE Globecom 2011, an international conference dedicated to communications technologies worldwide, recently concluded what it’s calling “one of the most successful events in its 54-year history”, as nearly 2500 attendees in Houston, Texas participated in more 1400 presentations on real-world engineering, telecommunications and IT business system innovations.

Themed “Energizing Global Communications”, Globecom 2011’s technical agenda received approximately 4000 submissions from professionals representing 73 separate countries and the presentation of more than 1070 papers.

Running December 5-9, 2011, the conference initiated its agenda with a full day of tutorials and workshops covering topics such as underwater sensor, smart grid and wireless vehicle communications, as well as the start of IEEE GEOSS Forum XLIV focused on the proliferation of sensor and signal processing networks throughout the world’s most rural areas. Other first-day landmarks included the grand opening of the conference’s exhibition, which offered displays from Fujitsu, AT&T, NTT Docomo, Cambridge University Press, Springer and Wiley, among others.

The following day began with introductions from conference chairman general chair Lee Gaspard, Technical Program Committee chair Xi Zhang of Texas A&M University, and IEEE ComSoc president Byeong Gi Lee. This year’s keynote speaker was John Donovan, CTO at AT&T, with an address on “Mobile Innovation” and the “Advance of the Mobile Broadband Experience”.

Planning is now underway for IEEE Globecom 2012, which will be held December 3-7, 2012 in Anaheim, Calif. Check back here at www.EBMag.com for ongoing updates and original paper submission information.