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IEEE Globecom 2011 expands conference agenda with Industry Forum & Expo

April 18, 2011 | By Alyssa Dalton

April 18, 2011

IEEE Globecom 2011, an international conference dedicated to the global
advancement of communications, has expanded the agenda of its 54th
annual event by introducing the new Industry Forum & Expo designed
specifically to further the real-world telecommunications knowledge of
industry professionals, academics, researchers, scientists and
government officials, it says.

IEEE Globecom 2011 runs from Dec. 5-9 in Houston, Texas.

“Our primary focus is providing ‘working engineers’ with in-depth, broad
interest programming that will greatly enhance their understanding of
the latest innovations, spur new research and facilitate their ability
to implement new technologies into existing services and applications,”
said Bob Shapiro with EADS North America and the IF&E Chair for the


“All of our speakers will be carefully selected from among
hundreds of industry leaders for their ability to deliver concise,
detailed and forward-thinking presentations on topics that span from
economic modeling and the impact of new international regulations to
current technology practices and revolutionary networking
breakthroughs," he added.

Themed “Energizing Global Communications,” this year’s conference and
expo discusses topics such as nanonetworking, green communications,
next-generation Internet, mobile computing, cognitive radio and adaptive
wireless communications systems, among others. In addition, the event’s
three-day Industry Forum & Expo, which will be held from December 6 – 8, will also expand upon this theme by offering 12, two-hour sessions
featuring the newest advances in telecommunications services and
applications, IT business systems, regulatory impact assessments,
telecommunications industry economics and engineering industry
practices, said organizers.

Formerly called the Communications Expo, IEEE describes the Industry
Forum as being "especially formatted" to include high-level executive,
technical and business panels focused on the challenges and
opportunities presented within key communications areas including the:

• Funding essential for helping universities, industrial labs and
business developers to initiate and advance scientific and technological
• Latest Modeling and Simulation (M&S) processes available for
designing, developing, testing and evaluating any network product or
• Development of next-generation mobile broadband wireless networks such as 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced and Mobile WiMAX/IEEE 802.16m;
• Technological advances in millimeter-wave circuit components, circuits, antennas, and propagation;
• Benefits of cloud computing including methods for reducing cost, while
enhancing performances, service orientation and application development
platforms; and
• Costs, benefits and issues surrounding the development and implementation of the newest.

For questions and more conference information, contact Heather Ann Sweeney of the IEEE Communications Society at 212-705-8938, h.sweeney@comsoc.org

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