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UPDATED registration now open for IEEE ICC 2012


March 19, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

(Updated March 19, 2012)

February 28, 2012 – Registration is now open for the “paperless+” IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC) to be held June 10 – 15 at the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, Ont.

Themed “Connect – Communicate – Collaborate,” IEEE ICC 2012 is expected to host more than 2000 industry professionals, scientists, academics and government officials for various presentations highlighting the latest research, innovations and business policies surrounding 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 will also receive a Blackberry Playbook 16GB upon arrival, which will be updated daily with all standard program and presentation information including the exhibition guide, news and updates.

“Ottawa is the ideal location for stimulating the scientific exchange of ideas, identifying future trends and illuminating new business opportunities,” said conference general chair Ibrahim Gedeon, and CTO, Telus.

“As the hub of Canadian government and the national centre of high technology commonly referred to as Silicon Valley North, Ottawa represents the highest level of scientific achievement with more than 1,800 separate corporations focused on the advance of the latest software, telecommunications, photonics, semiconductors, defence and wireless communications technologies,” added conference executive chair Wahab Almuhtadi, and Ottawa’s Algonquin College professor.

On June 10, IEEE ICC 2012 will hold a special workshop titled “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 “Cloud Networks”, “60 GHz Wireless Communication”, “Wireless Systems in the Future Internet”, “Energy Harvesting for Communication”, “Recent Advances in Wireless Sensor Networks”, “Intelligent Vehicular Networking”, “Application Architectures for Machine to Machine Communications”, “Mobile Consumer Health Care Networks”, and “Cognitive Radio & Green Networking”.

Special events also include:
• Keynote addresses from Eros Spadotto, executive VP, Technology Strategy at Telus; Matt Bross, CTO & vice chairman at Huawei; and Marcus Weldon, CTO at Alcatel-Lucent.
• Industry Plenary presentations of Lucy Hood, executive director at Communication Technology Management (CTM).
• Technical Plenary presentations of Ian Akyildiz, professor at Georgia Tech; Victor Bahl, director MCRC at Microsoft; Vincent Poor, professor at Princeton University; Raj Jain, professor at Washington University, St-Louis; and P. R. Kumar, professor at Texas A&M University.
• Exhibition of Innovation, which will display the products and services of various exhibitors.

To register, contact Heather Ann Sweeney of IEEE ComSoc at h.sweeney@comsoc.org or visit www.ieee-icc.org/2012.