Signal Processing and Communications Electronics Technical Committee (SPCE)

Meeting at ICC 2012, Ottawa, Canada
13 June, 2012

1. Introductions – The meeting began at 12:30 PM. Attendees introduced themselves. SPCE Chair Hung Nguyen welcomed the members to the meeting.

2. Minutes of GC 2011 – The draft GC 2011 meeting minutes were shown and Chair Nguyen asked if there were any necessary modifications. There were none and the minutes were then approved to be posted on the SPCE Web site.

3. Technical Program Committee Reports

A. ICNC 2012: TPC Co-Chair: Dr. Hung Nguyen: SPC Symposium Co-Chairs: Profs. Hai Lin (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan) and Octavia Dobre (Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada). It was very successful and the organizers decided that ICNC 2013 is to follow.

B. ICC 2012: Hussein Mouftah, TPC Chair. Raouf, Boutaba, TPC Co-Chair. Hossam Hassanein, Symposia Chair. Chengshan Xiao, Symposia Co-Chair. SPC Symposium Co-Chair: Nallanathan Arumugam and Said Boussakta. Prof. Nallanathan Arumugam reported 206 submissions, 75 accepted, acceptance ratio 36.4%.

C. GLOBECOM 2012: Zhensheng Zhang, TPC Chair. Stefano Bregni, TPC Vice-Chair. Abbas Jamalipour and Nei Kato, Symposia Co-Chairs. SPC Symposium Co-Chair Profs. Hsiao-Chun Wu, Tomoaki Ohtsuki and Ying-Chang Liang. Prof. Hsiao-chun Wu reported 216 submissions.

D. ICC 2013: Andreas F. Molisch, TPC Chair. Andrea Conti. Iain Collings, TPC Vice-Chairs. SPC Symposium Co-Chair: Hai Lin, Octavia Dobre, Said Boussakta and Hongyang Chen. Dr. Hai Lin reported that the TPC members have been invited.

E. GLOBECOM 2013: John Barry, TPC. Matt Valenti, TPC Vice-Chair. Tommaso Melodia, TPC Vice-Chair. SPC co-chair: Octavia Dobre, CTS co-chair: Nallanathan Arumugam, WCS co-chair: Hai Lin. There is a TPC meeting later this afternoon.

F. ICC 2014: Abbas Jamalipour, TPC Chair. Sanjay Jha, TPC Vice-Chair. Grenville Armitage, T PC Vice-Chair. Nei Kato, Symposia Chair. Drs Tomohiko Taniguchi and Feifei Gao were nominated as SPCE representatives for SPC symposium. Drs Hung Nguyen and Nallanathan Arumugam were nominated for WC and CT symposiums, respectively.

G. GLOBECOM 2014: 8-12 December 2014, Austin, Texas, USA, TPC Chair (TBD)

4. Other Businesses:

A. One IEEE Fellow Grade Endorsement was made. Prof. M. Win suggested more endorsement activities for TC recertification.

B. SPCE Outstanding Service Award: Call for Nominations. Award to be presented at Globecom 2012.

C. SPCE Technical Recognition Award: Solicit objectives from membership. Propose modifying policies and procedures to cover this award and get approval from membership at Globecom 2012. Aim for first award at ICC 2013.

D. SPCE TC Election to be held at Globecom 2012: Calls for Nominations for all 3 positions. New officers for the 2013-2014 term.

E. Discussion on SPCS topics: Next SPCE meeting will be held during GLOBECOM 2012 in Anaheim, CA, USA.

Adjourn – The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM.  There were 27 people in attendance.


Hung Nguyen The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Arumugam Nallanathan Kings College London, UK
Tomohiko Taniguchi Fujitsu Labs, Japan
Tomoaki Ohtsuki Keio University, Japan
Hai Lin Osaka Pref. Univ., Japan
Xianbin Wang University of Western Ontario, Canada
His-Pin Ma National Tsinghua Univ., Taiwan
Yindi Jing University of Alberta, Canada
Xu Zhu University of Liverpool, UK
Himal Suraweera SUTD, Singapore
Yonggang Wen Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dimitrie Popescu Old Dominion University, USA
Moe Win MIT
Hsiao-Chun Wu Louisiana State Univ., USA
Feifei Gao Tsinghua University, China
Andrea Conti Univ. of Ferrara, Italy
Lingyang Song Peking University, China
Alberto Rabbachin MIT
Ebrahim Bedeer Memorial University, Canada
Yahia Ahmed Memorial University, Canada
Wei Chen Tsinghua University
Tony Quek SUTD, Singapore
Yunxiang Wu LSI
Shahram Shahbnazpandahi UOIT, Canada
Jingxian Wu University of Arkansas
Shigang Chen UFL
George Chrisikos Qualcomm