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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10 years of news and resources for members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
When the IEEE Signal Processing Society was initially established as the Professional Group on Audio in 1948, signal processing as we know it didn’t exist. The founders of what would eventually become IEEE’s first society could not have foreseen the evolution of their discipline’s once-narrow scope.
Now, signal processing and data science are fundamental in a world so data-driven and fast-paced that their efforts are near-invisible while their impact are immeasurable. Our members have always been the center of that impact, driving the groundbreaking technology that enables our interconnected world. Smartphones, home assistants, self-driving cars – signal processing makes the once-unimaginable possible.
That is why, during his State of the Society address at ICASSP 2019 in Brighton, UK, SPS President Ali H. Sayed unveiled a token of the next era of our discipline, of our Society, and of our community:
The new logo for the IEEE Signal Processing Society captures the spirit of our future – Global. Connected. Dynamic. Forward-thinking. And ready to embark on what’s ahead. We’re excited for you to join us as SPS ushers in an era full of possibility and opportunity for our members, the engineering community, and the world we enable together.
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