ComSoc Latam Newsletter May 2022

Dear ComSoc LA Member, 

 
I am very pleased to send you the MAY 2022  issue of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Newsletter.  I encourage you to share it with all members and volunteers of your Chapter, by email or suggesting them to visit the IEEE ComSoc Latina America Region Website: https://la.regions.comsoc.org/resources/newsletter-en/ 
 
I take this opportunity to invite all Chapter Officers to contribute to this newsletter by submitting the reports of their best activities. I am sure you do a lot of good things in your Chapter so let us share them with all ComSoc members and let everyone know what you are up to! 

 
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In this issue: 

Comsoc in Telecommunications and Information Society Day

By Andrés Navarro, Director – IEEE ComSoc Latin America

PERUCOM 2022

By Esmeralda Asurza, ComSoc Perú Chapter Chair


ComSoc’s Panama Chapter celebrates the “World Telecommunications and Information Society Day”

By Yessica Sáez, Newsletter Editor in Chief – IEEE ComSoc Latin America & ComSoc Panama Chapter Chair

IEEE Meet Up 2022 (UTP Student Branch)

By Esteban Rua Villa, ComSoc Technical Chapter Chair – IEEE Student Branch–Technological University of Panama

Telecom Week

By IEEE Student Branch – Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI) – Universidad Nacional del Callao (UNAC), Peru

IEEE Smart Cities Contest 2022

By Roberto Moreno, Social Networks Committee and Webpage Coordinator – IEEE ComSoc Latin America

Social Networks and New Ideas

By Roberto Moreno, Social Networks Committee and Webpage Coordinator – IEEE ComSoc Latin America

Next Events:  

Important information about ComSoc elections 

IEEE 802.11be: Wi-Fi Strikes Again

English: The IEEE ComSoc Morelos and Peru Chapters are pleased to present the virtual conference “IEEE 802.11be: Wi-Fi Strikes Again”, by IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Giovanni Geraci, Assistant Professor at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

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 Date: Wednesday June 08, 2021

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 Time: 11:00 am (GMT-5)

ℹ Registration: https://bit.ly/VDL-WiFi-ComSoc

Español:

Los Capitulos Perú y Morelos de la IEEE Communications Society se complacen en presentar la conferencia virtual “IEEE 802.11be: Wi-Fi Strikes Again”, a cargo del Conferencista Distinguido IEEE ComSoc Giovanni Geraci, Assistant Professor at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

📅 Fecha: Miércoles 08 de Junio, 2021
⏰ Time: 10:00 am (GMT-5)
ℹ Registration: https://bit.ly/VDL-WiFi-ComSoc

ComSoc Latam Newsletter March 2022

Dear ComSoc LA Member,

I am very pleased to send you the APRIL 2022  issue of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Newsletter.  I encourage you to share it with all members and volunteers of your Chapter, by email or by suggesting them visit the IEEE ComSoc Latina America Region Website: https://la.regions.comsoc.org/resources/newsletter-en/

I take this opportunity to invite all Chapter Officers to contribute to this newsletter by submitting the reports of their best activities. I am sure you do a lot of good things in your Chapter so let us share them with all ComSoc members and let everyone know what you are up to! 
 Download the Newsletter 
 In this issue:
Girls in Information and Communication Technologies
By Yessica Sáez, Newsletter Editor in Chief – IEEE ComSoc Latin America
Comsoc in the IEEE Region 9 Regional Meeting
By Andrés Navarro, Director – IEEE ComSoc Latin America
Metaverso Industrial en el Perú
By Esmeralda Asurza, ComSoc Perú Chapter Chair
Comsoc Panama Chapter VDL Report
By Yessica Sáez, Newsletter Editor in Chief – IEEE ComSoc Latin America & ComSoc Panama Chapter Chair
Girls in ICTs celebration by ComSoc Peru Chapter
By Esmeralda Asurza, ComSoc Perú Chapter Chair
Tinkuy: Technology Innovation
By IEEE Student Branch – Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI) – Universidad Nacional del Callao (UNAC), Perú
Next Events:
PERUCOM and WICE event at the ICC 2022 
 Download the Newsletter 
  
Yessica Sáez
Chair - IEEE ComSoc Panama Section 
Communications Coordinator & Global Communications Newsletter (GCN) Committee- IEEE ComSoc Latam
MaL-IEEE Women in Communications Engineering (WICE)Azuero Region
Liaison - IEEE Panama Section 
Volunteer - IEEE WIE/PES/YP Panama Section

IEEE TEMS LATINAMERICAN INDUSTY FORUM 2022

Following the success of the 2020 and 2021 Forums, the third edition of the IEEE TEMS Latin American Industry Forum 2022 is launched.

The Virtual event will be held on May 31 throughout the day, starting at 9:50 AM UTC-3

There will be fourteen international exhibitors covering various topics of interest to the industry.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Change Management, Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Technology Project Agile Organization, Industry Reference Models, Cloud Services, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Security, Industrial Internet Blockchain, Quantum Computing, IOT 5G Next Generation Mobile Networks NGMN

The event has the support of the IEEE Societies: TEMS technology management and engineering , Computer, Communications, Smart Cities, Future Directions Committee, Quantum Computer initiative, Latin American and European Universities and the IEEE Latin American region.

The event is organized by the Costa Rica, Mexico and Uruguay sections

Organizing committee

General Chair Gustavo Giannattasio, IEEE Uruguay

Rafael Sotelo IEEE Uruguay, Martin Ferreira IEEE Uruguay, Germán Moya IEEE Costa Rica, Eduardo Ahumada IEEE México

Downloads:

Participation registration: https://bit.ly/LAIF22

Speaker List: https://bit.ly/LAIFSPEAKERS

ComSoc Latam Newsletter March 2022

Dear ComSoc LA Member,

I am very pleased to send you the MARCH 2022 issue of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Newsletter. I encourage you to share it with all members and volunteers of your Chapter, by email or suggesting them to visit the IEEE ComSoc Latina America Region Website: https://la.regions.comsoc.org/resources/newsletter-en/

I take this opportunity to invite all Chapter Officers to contribute to this newsletter by submitting the reports of their best activities. I am sure you do a lot of good things in your Chapter so let us share them with all ComSoc members and let everyone know what you are up to!

[CFP] IEEE Future Networks World Forum: Symposium on Security for 5G and Future Networks

[CFP] IEEE Future Networks World Forum: Symposium on Security for 5G and Future Networks

IEEE Future Networks World Forum: Symposium on Security for 5G and Future Networks

12-14 October 2022, Montreal, Canada

IEEE FNWF 2022  website: https://fnwf.ieee.org


IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for paper submission: 15 May 2022
Date for notification: 30 July 2022
Camera Ready Submissions: 31 August 2022

SCOPE AND MOTIVATION

The 5G long term vision is to “turn the network into an energy-efficient distributed computer system that enables agile and dynamic creation, move and suppression of processes and services in response to changing customer demands and information flows, and that supports interaction with humans through new communication modes, such as gestures, facial expressions, sound, and haptics. To make this vision a reality, a shift towards a full automation of network and service management and operation is a necessity. However, a major challenge facing full automation is the protection of the network and system assets (i.e., services, data and network infrastructure) against potential cybersecurity risks introduced by the unprecedented evolving 5G threat landscape. Indeed, the risk of full automation is the ability to replicate a small isolated error or attack broadly and rapidly, putting the entire critical ecosystem (multi-party/tenant/technologies) into peril.

5G is expected to support supremely high data rates and extremely low latency to enable a variety of applications, e.g., remote control of smart vehicles and virtual/augmented reality. Due to diversified and stringent requirements in different applications, 5G also needs  intelligent mechanisms for managing various resources including computing, networking and storage resources.

Although 5G and beyond-5G offer a multitude of benefits to the emerging applications, they are susceptible to the malicious or inadvertent introductions of vulnerabilities, such as malicious software or hardware, counterfeit components, and poor designs. Even worse, these new technologies are facing a series of inherent security and privacy threats, which intensify the vulnerabilities of the 5G networks. In addition, vastly increased numbers of devices and an elevated use of virtualization result in more 5G security threats and a broader, multifaceted attack surface. To realize strong and healthy communication networks, exploring the approaches to address the security and privacy threats are vital for both industry and academia. To address the aforementioned challenges in beyond 5G or 6G telecommunication infrastructure and services, the inherent support of full automation operations in network and service management is a necessity. One of the most critical areas of application for zero touch automation is the protection of the network and system assets against potential cybersecurity risks introduced by the unprecedented evolution of the 5G threat landscape.

Our aim is to promote the development of 5G security by design

TOPICS OF INTEREST

We invite submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research, including results from industry and academic/industrial collaborations, related but not restricted to the following topics:

·        5G and Beyond architecture with security and privacy considerations

·        Security for new service delivery models

·        AI and Machine Learning for 5G and Beyond security

·        Verticals and business (non-technical) 5G and Beyond security requirements and solutions

·        Big data analytics tools and techniques in 5G and Beyond Security

·        Advances in lightweight cryptography and IoT security

·        Wireless virtualization and slicing security

·        Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) for 5G and Beyond security

·        Diameter security in 5G and Beyond

·        Tera-Hertz communication and security for 5G and Beyond

·        Millimeter wave and security for 5G and Beyond

·        Quantum Safe Cryptography for 5G and Beyond

·        Secure Integration of IoT and Cloud Computing

·        Secure Device-to-Device communications in 5G and Beyond

·        Secure integration of IoT and other networks

·        Intrusion Detection/Prevention Techniques and System Integrity

·        Secure data storage, communications and computing

·        Energy efficient security in IoT

·        Heterogeneous system modeling for 5G and Beyond security

·        Secure sensing and computing techniques in 5G and Beyond

·        Big data analytics for 5G and Beyond security

·        Secure, privacy-aware and trustworthy IoT communications

·        Trust models and trust handling/propagation for 5G and Beyond security

·        Physical layer security for 5G and Beyond

·        5G and Beyond security standardization

·        Privacy-preserving Machine Learning or Deep Learning in 5G and Beyond

·        Adversarial Machine Learning or Deep Learning in 5G and Beyond

·        Trustworthiness and Fairness in Artificial Intelligence for 5G and Beyond

·        Security and Privacy for Blockchain Technology in 5G and Beyond

·        Security and Privacy for Data-centric Networks in 5G and Beyond

·        Security and Privacy for Fog Computing in 5G and Beyond

·        Security and Privacy for Software-Defined Networks

·        Security and Privacy for Network Function Virtualization

·        Security and Privacy for Drone Communications in 5G and Beyond

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

All papers for technical symposia should be submitted via EDAS. https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=29311&track=110535

Full instructions on how to submit papers are provided on the IEEE FNWF 2022  website: https://fnwf.ieee.org

SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRS

·       Dr Antonio Skarmeta, Universidad de Murcia, Spain,  skarmeta@um.es

·       Dr. Pascal Bisson. Thales, France,  pascal.bisson@thalesgroup.com

·       Dr. Ved P. Kafle, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan, kafle@nict.go.jp

·       Dr.  Chamseddine Talhi, École de Technologie Supérieure, Chamseddine.Talhi@etsmtl.ca

IEEE WCNC 2022: Boosting Verticals into Wireless Orbit

This premier world wireless event, IEEE Wireless Communications, and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) 2022, will be hosted in Austin from 10th thru13th April 2022. The venue for this hybrid-format conference is the Hilton Austin, located in the heart of downtown. It is famous for its vibrant culture and 6th Street as the entertainment district and called Live Music Capital of the World.

IEEE WCNC 2022: Boosting Verticals into Wireless Orbit

The theme of the conference is ‘Boosting Verticals into Wireless Orbit.’ 5G is driving mobile data traffic growth this decade with exciting new applications that vertical industries will increasingly adopt. At the same time, the 6G vision is starting to emerge, and it will become the new wireless platform for 2030 and beyond.

The conference offers comprehensive Technical and Industry Programs that provide rich and unique value to attendees. The content covers all the most exciting topics in wireless communications and networking, including 11 workshops, 12 tutorials, 361 technical papers and presentations, Eight dynamic keynote

speakers, Two Executive Forum sessions., Dialogue with Industry Leaders, Eleven Industry panel, Ten Industry presentations, Wireless Startup session – a pitch competition, Sponsors & Exhibitors

The conference received 742 paper submissions, among which 361 papers were accepted after a careful review process. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the meeting will be hybrid, with 23 in-person sessions at the conference venue and 48 virtual sessions. All papers will have a recorded video associated with them to watch at your leisure.

For this WCNC, we have reorganized the technical tracks into four new tracks that we believe better fit the current trends in wireless research. These are:
1. Physical layer and communication theory
2. Networking and MAC
3. Machine learning and optimization for wireless systems
4. Emerging technologies, standards, and applications
The Industry program is enhanced and expanded with more keynote speakers, several panels (mixed participation between industry practitioners and technical research), new dialogue with industry leaders, and executive

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forums. These talks represent over 1200 hours of content, led by over 70 distinguished speakers and experts representing over 50 companies and institutions from around the world.

Most of the Industry Program will be onsite and live-streamed for remote attendees, while a small part will be virtual-only. All presentations and panels discussion will be available on-demand on the virtual platform on the conference dates.

Some of the main conference topics:
• Industry Leaders on Boosting Verticals into Wireless Orbit
• 5G and Beyond Applications for Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0
• 3 Drivers of Network Transformation: Delivering on the 5G and 6G Vision
• Scaling in public and private networks with ORAN • AI for Network and Network for AI
• 6G Cloud-native and AI-native Networks
• Non-terrestrial Networks in 5G and 6G
• 6G Use Cases, Requirements, and Key Capabilities • How to Secure Future Communication Networks

• From Theory to Practice: Emerging Antenna Array Technologies for 5G-Advanced
• Is XR a technology waiting for service or service waiting for technology?

Other topics include:Advancing 5G Technology Innovations into the 6G Era, Perspectives on 6G, 6G Radio Access Gearbox PHY Idea, Sub-THz Innovations for 6G Wireless, What Will a 6G Time-Sensitive Network Look Like?, Bringing 6G to life through testbeds

This 4-day conference is your opportunity to network with your peers again for onsite attendees. In addition, at the special welcoming reception, you will connect with attendees, sponsors, and speakers. The closing banquet will celebrate achievements. Thank the support and help from all the volunteers.

Please don’t miss this outstanding opportunity and be part of the conference.

https://wcnc2022.ieee­wcnc.org/registration

New Senior Member ComSoc LA

We are happy to share that a IEEE Member of a ComSoc Latinamerica chapter has been promoted to Senior Member for his outstanding track record. The Communcations Society congratulates his successful career.

New Senior Member ComSoc LA

Daniel A. R. Chaves (S’11, M’13) was born in Recife, Brazil. He received the B.Sc (2006), M.Sc (2008) and Ph.D (2012) degrees in electrical engineering from Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil.

He joined the department of Computer Engineering at University of Pernambuco (Recife, PE, Brazil) as an assistant professor in 2010. He is currently an associate professor in the same department. His research has been related to optical networking, optical communications and artificial intelligence in themes such as routing and spectrum assignment algorithms, network resilience, design of all-optical and translucent networks, optical amplifier operational point adjustments and applications of artificial and computational intelligence in network optimization. He is co-author of about 100

papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences.

Dr. Chaves is a member of the Brazilian Society
of Microwaves and Opto-electronics and
National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) Fellow Researcher since 2022. Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/ citations?user=fM6l2AMAAAAJ&hl=en, ResearcherID: F-7915-2011, orcid: 0000-0001- 5274-6646.

2022-2023 Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) leadership

Post in Progress
We are working on the article, but due to the need for information we publish the preliminary content

The Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) Committee is looking for volunteers with the necessary leadership skills to share your talents, passion, and make an impact in the ComSoc society.

Serving as a Chair of this standing committee, I would like to work with committed, enthusiastic, and creative volunteers that provide support for a period of two years, 2022 and 2023.

In ComSoc, women form a community of more than 3,300 professionals and students around the world that see in ComSoc, THE society for sharing and creating information on communication and networking technologies. The WICE committee is responsible for encouraging the participation and membership of more women communications engineers in the Society and provides a venue for their growth and leadership in ComSoc.

If you find value in being part of ComSoc, have been volunteering or plan to volunteer in any activity from your chapter or region, I encourage you to nominate yourself or a colleague before January 21 by submitting below:
1. a short biography (up to 300 words)
2. a statement of plan for the duties of the desired position to serve during 2022 and 2023.

Based on this, the new WICE Board members will be communicated by January 28, then we can have our meeting by February 4th.

More detailed information about each of these roles that are voting members of the WICE committee is available here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KJ89PmsgqDKedcpLwafa-tZ-0q604Y4J/view?usp=sharing:
– Secretary
– Publicity chair
– Student representative

There are other positions that can be part of the WICE committee as non-voting members:
– Industry Relation liaison
– Young professional liaison

Volunteer today!

Sincerely,

Nury Ramirez Cely
WICE Chair
2022- 2023
nuryramirez@ieee.org