On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2016 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN’16), going to be held in Berlin, Germany’s capital. The Dates of CSCN'16 were deliberately chosen to have the conference immediately precede the 7th FOKUS FUSECO Forum that will also take place in Berlin, Germany. IEEE CSCN 2016 will be collocated with the IEEE 5G Summit Berlin (under preparation).
CSCN’16 will deliver a rich technical program discussing the future of mobile communications systems, offering four distinguished keynotes, two panels and a dozen of technical sessions. The sessions consist of technical papers reviewed and selected by an international technical program committee representing both academia and industry, with a strong standardization background.
CSCN’16 will be an excellent networking and publicity event with strong presence of industry, offering the opportunity for academics and industrial people to meet and exchange ideas and information. This is indeed one of the main objectives of the conference. CSCN’16 will be also a platform for presenting and discussing standards-related topics in the areas of communications, networking and related disciplines, facilitating standards development as well as cooperation among the key players.
Known for its influence in economy, culture and politics, the city of Berlin has become a centre-hub for cutting-edge research and technology over the years. Built on the banks of river Spree, this capital city of Germany was named “Electropolis” for its outpouring creativity in the field of technology, invention and development, along-with contribution in making Germany the worlds third largest Economy and a leading member of European Union. With the greatest concentration of university and institutional facilities in most diverse regions of science, the city offers immense opportunity in the field of scientific innovation and deserves your undivided attention in witnessing the blend of its exceptional variety of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene, a metropolis lifestyle with some finest cuisines.
We look forward to welcoming you all at the IEEE CSCN’16 in Berlin.
Click here to read more.
|Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz
|Prof. Tarik Taleb
Steering Committee Chair
Standards of diverse natures are the backbone of any collaborative human effort. Being the archetype of such efforts, one can imagine how relevant standards are for networks; standards of any kind: formal, de-facto, and open-source implementations.Dr. Diego Lopez-Garcia, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Getting innovation out of the research labs and into the real world is not an easy task. Quite often, the implementation of even the brightest ideas need help – and clear standards provide that help by creating a framework for alignment across the ecosystem."Dr. Michael Peeters, Nokia, USA
Observing new challenges arising for enabling “smarter” cities across the world, we are more and more convinced that flexible and versatile infrastructure has become indispensable for resolving them and creating new values for our society. Innovative technologies are being developed rapidly these days and 5G mobile networking technology is not an exception. I strongly believe that IEEE CSCN 2016 help develop "co-opetition” towards realizing fantastic future for our planet.Prof. Akihiro Nakao, The University of Tokyo, 5GMF Network Architecture Committee Chair, Japan
As VP-Industry and Standards in IEEE ComSoc, I advocate a full innovation cycle approach to standards, including pre-standards research, market-driven open standardization, and post-standards technology training. IEEE-CSCN is an essential part of this strategy, bringing together academic researchers and industry practitioners to exchange information across the full breadth of ComSoc's technological scope. This approach benefits both researchers who learn about industry requirements, and practitioners who are exposed to the latest technological developments. This is a true expression of IEEE's mission of "Advancing Technology for Humanity."Dr. Robert Fish, Princeton University and VP Industry and Standards, IEEE ComSoc, USA
I am proud to act as General Chair for CSCN 2016 in my home city Berlin. Being active since more than 20 years in the development, prototyping and validation of emerging standards in the field of converging fixed and mobile networks, we know, how complex standards are and how important - ideally open source – software toolkits implementing these emerging standards are for the establishment of technology testbeds and the performance of PoCs. We are happy to show CSCN delegates our FOKUS 5G Playground based on our OpenXXX Toolkits.Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany