- IEEE Communications Society
IEEE Communications Society Type Professional Organization Founded 1952 Origins Formation of IRE’s (the Institute of Radio Engineers) Professional Group on Communications Systems (PGCS) Key people Byeong Gi Lee (President)
Doug Zuckerman (Past President)
Area served Worldwide Focus Advancement of science, technology and applications in communications and related disciplines Method Industry standards, Conferences, Publications, Tutorials, Webinars Employees 30 Website www.comsoc.org
The IEEE Communications Society is a professional society of the IEEE. It is also known by the abbreviation ComSoc. The Society focuses on two principal areas: the science of, and education about, communications engineering with the goal of advancing the state of the field; and professional development so that the status of its members is raised along with the standards to which the profession is held.
The IEEE Communications Society sponsors several conferences every year such as the International Conference on Communications and GLOBECOM, and operates close to 100 local chapters around the world. It coordinates the operation of several councils, task forces, and technical committees, e.g. the Internet Technical Committee. The society participates in educational activities (including distance learning) and in accreditation of higher education programs within its fields of interest (including Computer Science and Computer Engineering). It operates about a dozen working groups and committees on the development of industrial standards.
Founded in 1952 with the formation of IRE’s (the Institute of Radio Engineers) Professional Group on Communications Systems (PGCS), IEEE Communications Society has evolved into a diverse group of global industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies.
The Communications Society oversees the publication of three periodical magazines:
- IEEE Communications Magazine ISSN 0163-6804, flagship publication of the society
- IEEE Network ISSN 0890-8044
- IEEE Wireless Communications ISSN 1558-0687
Three additional magazines are co-sponsored with the IEEE Computer Society:
- IEEE MultiMedia ISSN 1070-986X
- IEEE Internet Computing ISSN 1089-7801
- IEEE Pervasive Computing ISSN 1536-1268
The Communications Society oversees the publication of seven scholarly journals.
- IEEE Communications Letters ISSN 1089-7798
- IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials ISSN 1553-877X, electronically published
- IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications ISSN 0733-8716
- IEEE Transactions on Communications, ISSN 0090-6778
- IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management ISSN 1932-4537, electronic publication first issued in 2007
- IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking ISSN 1063-6692, a bimonthly archival journal sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, the IEEE Computer Society, and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
- IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications ISSN 1536-1276, co-sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society
- IEEE Internet Computing ISSN 1089-7801
- IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology ISSN 0733-8724, with Optical Society of America
- Journal of Optical Communications and Networking ISSN 1536-5379
- Journal of Communications and Networks ISSN 1229-2370, with Korean Institute of Communication Sciences (KICS)
- IEEE Multimedia ISSN 1070-986X
- IEEE Sensors Journal ISSN 1530-437X
- IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity ISSN 1051-8223
- IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing ISSN 1536-1233
- IEEE Transactions on Multimedia ISSN 1520-9210
- Global Communications Newsletter ISSN 0163-6804
- IEEE Communications Society Electronic Newsletter (e-News)
- Best of the Best - Fifty Years of Communications and Networking Research ISBN 978-0-470-11268-7
- CommuniCrostics ISBN 978-1-4244-3008-6
- ComSoc/Wiley Book of the Month
- Communications Engineering Technology - DVD Set ISBN 1-4244-2220-5
- Kleinrock video on DVD - The History of the Internet and its Flexible Future ISBN 978-1-4244-2479-5
- IEEE Press Books
The Society sponsors several conferences and workshops, called portfolio events.
- ATC - International Conferences on Advanced Technologies for Communications
- IEEE ANTS - Advanced Networks & Telecommunication Systems
- IEEE CCNC - IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
- IEEE CogSIMA - IEEE Cognitive Methods in Situation Management
- IEEE DySPAN - The IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
- IEEE EDOC - IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference
- IEEE GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Communications Conference
- IEEE HEALTHCOM - IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application & Services
- IEEE HPSR - International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing
- IEEE ICC - IEEE International Conference on Communications
- IEEE ICME - International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
- IEEE ICSOS - IEEE International Conference on Space Optical Systems and Applications
- IEEE IM - IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
- IEEE INFOCOM - IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
- IEEE ISPLC - IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications
- IEEE ISCC - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
- IEEE IWQoS - IEEE Workshop on Quality of Service
- IEEE MOBILE WIMAX - IEEE Mobile Wimax Symposium
- IEEE NOMS - IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
- IEEE P2P - IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing
- IEEE PIMRC - IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
- IEEE SECON - IEEE Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks
- IEEE SmartGridComm - IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications
- IEEE VNC - IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference
- IEEE WCNC - IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference
- MILCOM - IEEE/AFCEA Military Communications Conference
- OFC/NFOEC - Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference
The Communication Society's technical committees define and implement the technical directions of the Society. As a fundamental element of the Society all members are invited - and encouraged - to participate in one or more of its technical committees. These committees - networks of professionals with common interests in communications - usually meet twice a year at major conferences. Throughout the year, these committees also play a major role in determining which events (conferences, workshops, etc.) are technically co-sponsored by ComSoc.
- Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks
- Cognitive Networks
- Communications & Information Security
- Communications Quality and Reliability
- Communications Software
- Communications Switching & Routing
- Communications Systems Integration & Modeling
- Communication Theory
- Computer Communications
- Data Storage
- Enterprise Networking
- High-Speed Networking
- Information Infrastructure
- Multimedia Communications
- Network Operations & Management
- Optical Networking
- Power Line Communications
- Radio Communications
- Satellite & Space Communications
- Signal Processing & Communications Electronics
- Tactical Communications & Operations
- Transmission, Access, & Optical Systems
- Wireless Communications
- Asia/Pacific Region
- Europe, Middle-East, Africa Region
- Latin America Region
- North America Region
Notable leaders of the IEEE Communication Society include Misha Schwartz, Robert Lucky and Paul Green.
- Association for Computing Machinery
- British Computer Society
- Canadian Information Processing Society
- Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik
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- The IEEE Communications Society's Website
- The IEEE Communications Society's Community Site
- The IEEE Communications Society's Digital Library
- The IEEE Communications Society's Conferences
- The IEEE Communications Society's Twitter Page
- The IEEE Communications Society's Facebook Page
- The IEEE Communications Society's LinkedIn Group
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