The last few years have witnessed a tremendous growth of the demand for wireless services and a significant increase of the number of mobile subscribers. A recent data traffic forecast from Cisco reported that the global mobile data traffic reached 1.2 zettabytes per year in 2016, and the global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next 5 years. Based on these predictions, a 127-fold increase of the IP traffic is expected from 2005 to 2021. It is also anticipated that the mobile data traffic will reach 3.3 zettabytes per year by 2021, and that the number of mobile-connected devices will reach 3.5 per capita.
With such demands for higher data rates and for better quality of service (QoS), fifth generation (5G) standardization initiatives, whose initial phase was specified in June 2018 under the umbrella of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Release 15, have been under vibrant investigation. In particular, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has identified three usage scenarios (service categories) for 5G wireless networks: (i) enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), (ii) ultra-reliable and low latency communications (uRLLC), and (iii) massive machine type communications (mMTC). The vast variety of applications for beyond 5G wireless networks has motivated the necessity of novel and more flexible physical layer (PHY) technologies, which are capable of providing higher spectral and energy efficiencies, as well as reduced transceiver implementations.
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Jose' M. F. Moura, SPS Awards Board Chair
The IEEE Signal Processing Society invites nominations for the 2015 Class of SPS Distinguished Lecturers (DLs). The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2014. The nomination form can be found online at this link, along with the current list of DLs and other general information about the program.
Each year, up to ten (10) technically diverse and geographically dispersed individuals serve as IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturers. Up to five (5) new individuals are appointed each year, and their formal term of appointment is two calendar years. The nomination and selection process is handled by the Society’s Awards Board with the eventual concurrence of the Board of Governors.
The SP Society's Distinguished Lecturer Program provides means for chapters to have access to individuals who are well known educators and authors in the fields of signal processing, to lecture at Chapter meetings. While many IEEE Societies have similar programs, the SPS provides financial support for the SPS Chapters to take advantage of the service. The Society provides an allotment up to $3,500 per SPS Chapter annually to use towards scheduling Society appointed Distinguished Lecturers or other invited speakers, provided they are pre-approved by the Chapters Coordinator. More details regarding speaker expenses and how to request a speaker can be found here.
The current guidelines for the SPS Distinguished Lecturer are as follows: The candidates should be individuals of distinction who are members of the IEEE and of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, who are recognized experts in their fields of endeavor, and who are capable of delivering a message of importance to the technical community, as well as to the Society’s members organized in chapters around the world.
Nominations should be submitted to Theresa Argiropoulos (email@example.com), who will collect the nominations on behalf of Jose' M. F. Moura, Awards Board Chair. When making your nomination, please provide the following information:
DL nominations must be received no later than 31 May 2014.
A list of 2013 Distinguished Lecturers (with term 1 Jan. 2013 to 31 Dec. 2014) and a list of 2014 Distinguished Lecturers (with term 1 Jan. 2014 to 31 Dec. 2015) can be found here. A list of SPS upcoming DL lectures can be found at this page.
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