Communications Society Chapter
Description of the IEEE Parent Society
The IEEE Communications Society http://www.comsoc.org/
Vision Statement: The Vision of the IEEE Communications Society is to be the organization of choice for communications and related professionals throughout the world.
Mission Statement: The IEEE Communications Society promotes the advancement of science, technology and applications in communications and related disciplines. It fosters presentation and exchange of information among its members and the technical community throughout the world. The Society maintains the highest standard of professionalism and technical competency.
Goals / Focus of the Local Chapter
The mission of the IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Communication Society Chapter is to support communications-related research, development, and industry within the Section by bringing together experts from both academia and industry to share their technical knowledge and expertise among ComSoc members and the technical community at large. This networking between researchers and business developers is key to the continued growth of the communication technology sector in our Section. The chapter will endeavour to complement the activities of others by providing technically-focused events highlighting the evolution of and upcoming opportunities in this rapidly changing industry. This will be done by organizing events to highlight the accomplishments and expertise of local success stories in this area, as well as participating in the Distinguished Lecturer Program.
History of the Local Chapter
The local chapter was founded in 1998 by Dr. Ivan Fair who initially chaired the new chapter. The role of chair then pasted to Michael Lamoureux who continued to build on Dr. Fair’s efforts to develop the fledgling chapter. The role of chair then past to Dr. Jacek Ilow who chaired the chapter for a number of years before Dr. Scott Melvin took over the chair’s duties. After several years at the helm, the role of chair has now pasted to Qiang Ye.
ComSoc Chapter Funding Program: http://www.comsoc.org/about/memberprograms/chapter-funding
ComSoc Distinguished Lecture Program: http://www.comsoc.org/about/memberprograms/distinguished-lecturers
Eastern Area Council (DL Program): http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r7/ecc/index_e.html
ComSoc Chapter Achievement Awards Program: http://www.comsoc.org/about/chapters/chapter-achievement-award-caa
ComSoc Awards: http://www.comsoc.org/about/memberprograms/comsoc-awards