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Active Report


Nurul Sarkar reported:
1) 2013 IEEE ComSoc DL to New Zealand
IEEE joint NZ ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer (DL) A/Professor Maode Ma is expected to arrive in Auckland on Sunday 29 September to give talks in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington on September 30, October 2, and October 4, respectively.
In Auckland, Prof Ma will give two talks on ¿Systems QoS Provisioning in LTE/LTE-Advance 4G Wireless Networks: and ¿Security Enhancement for M2M in Cyber-Physical Systems¿ on Monday 30 September starting at 4.30 pm (refreshment from 4 pm) at AUT (Venue: WF303, Business Faculty Building, Cnr of Wakefield Street and Mayoral Drive, AUT Wellesley Campus). A wider university community from within and outside of AUT including research students is expected to attend the talk.
In Wellington, the DL talk is going to be held on Wednesday 2 October 2013 at 11 am (Venue: Cotton Building CO350, Victoria University of Wellington). In Christchurch, the talk is going to be held on Friday 4 October 2013 at 5.30 pm in A309 at University of Canterbury.
2) ComSoc news on Global Communications Newsletter
Being an active IEEE Joint NZ North/South ComSoc Chapter we had organised several workshops and distinguished lecturer (DL) talks in New Zealand last year. We also won the ¿Best Chapter Achievement Award¿ in 2012.The article highlights the professional development activities for the member of the wider university community through IEEE ComSoc DL programme in New Zealand. These events were very effective and had generated a lot of interest among staff/students for further discussion. The article has been published in September 2013. Click on

for details.


Nurul Sarkar reported:
IEEE Wireless Workshop 2013:
The 2013 IEEE New Zealand Wireless Workshop will be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington.
Date: Friday 6 September 2013
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Venue: MacLaurin Lecture Theatre 102 (MCLT102), Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington
Registration: Free (and lunch is provided)
RSVP: by Friday 23rd August
Further programme details will be posted at


Nurul SarKar reported:
1. ComSoc DL Funding application: I had a correspondence with Ewell Tan (Co-ordinator, Asia-Pacific ComSoc office in Singapore) earlier regarding ComSoc DL programme for this year. There is an uncertainty in DL funds for this year. We need to wait until further notice from IEEE ComSoc Region 10.
2. IEEE Region 10 Activity Funds: I would like to apply for funds to run a community involvement activity such as workshop/tutorial for school kids. This will generate a lot of interest among young kids about the global IEEE in general and IEEE NZ North section in particular. Any help from Section Chair would be much appreciated.


Nurul SarKar reported:
1. I have sent an article to the editor of the IEEE Global Communications Newsletter (GCN) by summarising professional activities especially Prof Asatani's visit to NZ last year (DL Lectures).
2. Prof Harsha Sirisena (from NZ South Section) is our IEEE joint NZ N/S ComSoc Chapter Chair for this year. However, I will continue to serve on the North section committee as ComSoc representative this year. I will work with Harsha for joint activities such as workshops and DL programmes this year.