IEEE Sapporo Section 2015

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Technical Meetings

  1. Presentation Date and Time: 14:50-16:20. May 15, 2015
  2. Presentation Venue: Room 593, Future University Hakodate, Hakodate City, Hokkaido, Japan
  3. Topic: Towards 5G: Carrier-Grade Programmable Virtual Mobile Networks
  4. Speaker: Dr.Tarik Taleb, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland
  5. Abstract:The telecom industry keeps reinventing itself. Soon,the world will be experiencing the 5th generation mobile networks(5G), also referred to as beyond 2020 mobile communicationsystems. Major obstacles to overcome in 5G systems are principally the highlycentralized architecture of mobile networks along with the static provisioningand configuration of network nodes built on dedicated hardware components. Thishas resulted in lack of elasticity and flexibility in deployment of mobilenetworks; rendering their run-time management costly, cumbersome andtime-consuming. Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization,and Cloud Computing, along with the principles of the latter in terms ofservice elasticity, on-demand features, and pay-per-use, could be importantenablers for various mobile network enhancements, to specifically virtualizeand decentralize mobile networks using general-purpose COTS (commercial of theshelf) hardware. For this purpose, different requirements have to be met andnumerous associated challenges have to be subsequently tackled. This talk willtouch upon the recent trends the mobile telecommunications market isexperiencing and discuss the challenges these trends are representing to mobilenetwork operators. To cope with these trends, the talk will then showcase thefeasibility of on-demand creation of cloud-based elastic mobile networks, alongwith their lifecycle management. The talk will introduce a set of technologiesand key architectural elements to realize such vision, turning end-to-endmobile networking into software engineering.


Co-sponsor for ISEEE 2014 (

  1. Date and time: April 26-28, 2014
  2. Venue: Sapporo Prince Hotel, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

Administrative Meetings

Annual Meeting

  1. Date and time: Thursday, February 6, 2014 (16:30-17:15)
  2. Venue: Conference room 5-08, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University

1st Executive Committee Meeting

  1. Date and time: Thursday, February 6, 2014 (17:15-17:50)
  2. Venue: Conference room 5-08, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University

Student Awards

Open Call for Nominations for 2014 IEEE Sapporo Section Best Paper Award

(Applications will be closed on August 29, 2014)

  1. Submission Guidelines (in Japanese)
  2. Submission Form (in Japanese)

2013 IEEE Sapporo Section Best Paper Award

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2013 IEEE Sapporo Section Student Paper Contest

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Officers and Executive Committees


  1. Chair: Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Hokkaido University
  2. Vice Chair: Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Hokkaido University
  3. Secretary/Treasurer: Yoshinori Dobashi, Hokkaido University

Standing Committee Chairs

  1. Auditor: Hirobumi Sanada, Hokkaido Institute of Technology
  2. Auditor: Hajime Igarashi, Hokkaido University
  3. Fellow Nomination: Kunimasa Saitoh, Hokkaido University
  4. Membership Development: Tatsuya Kashiwa, Kitami Institute of Technology
  5. Student Activities: Manabu Omiya, Hokkaido University
  6. Publications: Yuichi Fujino, Future University Hakodate
  7. Nominating: Kenji Araki, Hokkaido University
  8. Technical Program: Koji Hasegawa, Muroran Institute of Technology

Other Executive Committee Members

  1. Takeo Ohgane, Hokkaido University
  2. Kunitoshi Motoki, Hokkai-Gakuen University
  3. Jun Awaka, Tokai University
  4. Miki Haseyama, Hokkaido University