IEEE ComSoc Sapporo/Shinetsu/Tokyo/Nagoya/Shikoku/Hiroshima/Fukuoka Joint Sections Chapter

New officers for 2017 - 2018 received approval from members

The following officers received approval from our chapter members:
  • Chair : Hidenori Nakazato (Waseda University)
  • Vice Chair : Tomohiko Taniguchi (Fujitsu Laboratories Limited)
  • Secretary : Atsushi Tagami (KDDI Research)
  • Treasurer : Takeshi Takahashi (NICT)

DLT #6 : Incentive Mechanisms for User-Provided Networks

The lectures of Dr. Jianwei Huang, an Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, were held on 21th July 2016 at Tsukuba University and on 24th July 2016 at Hakodate-Kokusai Hotel. These lectures were ones of the lecture series in three locations in Japan: Kansai, Tsukuba and Hakodate. The lecture entitled "Incentive Mechanisms for User-Provided Networks" was given by Dr. Huang and it was a very meaningful and helpful time.

DLT #5 : Wireless Powered Communication Networks: Architectures, Protocols, and Applications

The lectures of Dr. Dusit Niyato, an associate professor at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, were held on 24th May 2016 at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Techinology, and on 26th May 2016 at Hokkaido University. These lectures were ones of the lecture series in Japan and Koria. Dr. Niyato lectured about wireless powered communication and networks with a wide rande of aplications, which are not only low-power device but also high-power device like an electric vehicles. Totally 88 participants joined the lectures and were able to deepen their knowledge more.

OCS Symposium

Our chapter cooperatively supported the Optical Communication Systems Symposium sponsored by the Technical Committee on OCS, IEICE. The symposium was hold from 17th to 18th November 2016 at the TORAY General Training Center, Shizuoka. We hosted a special lecture entitled "5G時代に向けた移動体通信ネットワークの展望 (Outlook of Mobile Communication Network for 5G era)". Dr. Matsunaga, KDDI Corporation, presentated the overview of the feture mobile network and application from the view point of the carrier.

Research Activities and Future of EU/US/JP ICN Projects Workshop

An open workshop called "Research Activities and Future of EU/US/JP ICN Projects Workshop" was held on October 30, 2015 at Waseda University Japan. ICN (Information Centric Networking) is a new network networking paradigm to shift the emphasis to addressing content directly. This workshop featured lectures from ICN-related projects, such as GreenICN, CCNx, NDN and POINT. And trends in ICN-related standardization were also introduced. 55 participants joined the workshop and 9 lectures and 1 panel discussion were given.

DSP : A Hyper Cellular Architecture for 5G

Prof. Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, gave a lacture at NICT Kojimachi Tokyo on 19th October 2016. This lecture was hold as an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Speaker Program (DSP). The lecture was titles "A Hyper Cellular Architecture for 5G" and 11 participants joined it.

Internet Conference 2015

Our chapter cooperatively supported the Internet Conference 2016 sponsored by ITRC (JSPS 163rd Committee on Internet Technology), et al. The conference was hold from 13th to 14th October 2015 at Sanpal, Kobe.

DLT : A Hyper Cellular Architecture for 5G

The lecture of Prof. Lingyang Song, Professor of Peking University in China, was held on 29th July 2015 at Kikai-Shinkou Kaikan Building and on 31th July 2015 at Muroran Institute of Technology. These lectures were ones of the lecture series in four locations in Japan: Kansai, Sendai, Tokyo and Muroran. There were totally 42 participants in these lectures. After the short introduction of Prof. Song’s biography, the lecture on two topics “Device-to-device Communications” and “Full-duplex Communications and Networks” were given. End of each topic, we had a discussion time and 3 or 4 questions were raised for each topic from audiences. Each question was not superficial but insightful, so extensive and fruitful discussions were made between the lecturer and audiences.