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21/07/2011

Kevin reported:
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IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop, Friday 26 August 2011
The programme for the IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop is now being finalized.
Speakers include:
Tony Baird Vodafone NZ – General Manager – Networks & Services
Kevin Sowerby IEEE ComSoc
Sudhir Singh IRL/VUW
Rahul Mehta Radio Spectrum Policy & Planning,
Ministry of Economic Development
Clive Horn Tait Electronics
Alan Coulson IRL
Richard Clarke Tait Electronics
Dr Sayuj Nath National Instruments
Attendance is free of charge.
The final schedule and keynote speakers will be confirmed closer to the event date.
A networking function will be held immediately following the Workshop including a short musical interlude. Canapés and beverages will be served.
There will be casual drinks prior to the Workshop on Thursday 25th August 5.30pm – 7.00pm at Misceo¿s
Please see the website http://www.wrc.canterbury.ac.nz/ieee/ for further details and updates on the full programme.
Jill Bond is the Workshop Coordinator
Phone: (03) 364 3417

19/05/2011

Kevin reported:
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IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop, Friday 26 August 2011
Planning for the IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop is underway. This year the Wireless Workshop will take place at The University of Canterbury. The coordinator is Jill Bond of the Wireless Research Centre at the University of Canterbury.
The date and venue for the Wireless Workshop are:
Friday 26 August 2011
C Block Lecture Theatre
University of Canterbury
Creyke Rd, Ilam
Christchurch
The proposed programme surrounding the workshop is:
Thursday 25 August - Pre-workshop welcome and cocktail function, NZi3, Creyke Rd, University of Canterbury
Friday 26 August - Post-workshop dinner, NZi3, Creyke Rd, University of Canterbury
Saturday 27 August - Trip to Akaroa, Banks Peninsula
Meeting of Asia Pacific IEEE Communications Society Chapter Chairs, Kyoto, Japan, 9 June 2011
A meeting of IEEE Region 10 ComSoc Chapter Chairs is to be held at the conclusion of the IEEE ICC conference in Kyoto, Japan in early June. Unfortunately the NZ North/NZ South ComSoc Chapter Chair (Kevin Sowerby) is unable to attend because he will be in Europe at that time. Fortunately IEEE ComSoc member Dr Pawel Dmochowski from Victoria University of Wellington will be attending the ICC conference. He has kindly agreed to attend the meeting and briefly discuss ComSoc activities in New Zealand.

31/03/2011

Kevin reported:
Here is the report from the Joint NZ North/NZ South IEEE Communications Society Chapter:
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This year¿s IEEE New Zealand Wireless Workshop is scheduled to be held in Christchurch on Friday 26 August. The date was set before the devastating 22 February earthquake in Christchurch. The planned venue for the Wireless Workshop is the University of Canterbury. At this stage the Wireless Workshop is still planned to go ahead in Christchurch. The date selected for the Wireless Workshop aligned with a mid-semester break in the second semester at the University of Canterbury. It appears that the second semester dates have not been altered following the earthquake and the Wireless Workshop should proceed as originally planned.

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Technical presentation: 6pm Wednesday, 30 March 2011

University of Auckland, Faculty of Engineering Room 3.404

IEEE/IET/IPENZ event:

Subject: Ultra-Fast Broadband - Why They Will Come Once we Build

Speaker : Ernie Newman - ex CEO of Telecommunications Users Group
Synopsis

Ernie Newman will talk about the evolution of the Internet; its current impact on our lives, and his prognosis for the next decade or two. He'll review where the social and economic returns will occur between now and 2025
- which are the sectors with most to gain, and where the real opportunities will arise from a development perspective. As a passionate believer in the crucial importance of connectivity, he'll explain why New Zealand has more to gain from ubiquitous connectivity than any other nation on earth, and more to lose if we don't get ahead of the game.

Meeting date

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12/08/2010

The 2010 IEEE New Zealand Wireless Workshop will be held in Wellington on Friday 27 August. The programme is attached herewith, and contains 29 speakers from industry, academia, and government.
Preparations for the Asia Pacific Communications Conference and ATNAC are well advanced, with paper authors now being notified. These two conferences will be co-located in Auckland this year (31 October - 3 November at the Langham Hotel).

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27/05/2010

  • The 2010 IEEE New Zealand Wireless Workshop will be held in Wellington on Friday 27 August. Alan Coulson from Industrial Research Ltd will take the lead in coordinating the event, which will probably be held on IRL's premises in Gracefield, Petone. The date was chosen to avoid clashes with research project exhibitions at Victoria University (3 September) and the University of Auckland (10 September). (In 2009, when the event was held in Auckland, there was a clash with the Victoria University event.)
  • Alan Coulson <A.Coulson@irl.cri.nz> will soon be issuing a call for participation in the 2010 Wireless Workshop at which speakers from academia, industry and government present and discuss issues related to the design, implementation and use of wireless systems.
  • Planning has advanced for the Asia Pacific Communications Conference and ATNAC which will be co-located in Auckland this year (31 October - 3 November at the Langham Hotel). Paper submissions are due shortly. Accepted papers will eventually appear on IEEExplore.See:http://apcc2010.aut.ac.nz/and http://atnac2010.aut.ac.nz/

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25/03/2010

Please see minutes

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8/10/2009

-Please see the minutes...

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6/8/2009

-Please see the minutes...

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28/5/2009

Apologies from Kevin. He is flying out to USA this evening.The main news from the ComSoc Chapter is that, after consultation with Canterbury, the 2009 IEEE NZ Wireless workshop will be held in Auckland on Friday 4 September.
(Another event is being planned at Canterbury on Thursday 3 September.)

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23/4/2009

  • Kevin's apologies for not attending the IEEE NZ North Section Meeting on (23/4/2009). At the time he will be flying out to the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
  •  Planning for IEEE NZ Wireless Workshop is underway. The one-day event will take place in Auckland in the first week of September 2009 (Thursday 3 or Friday 4 September).

Events

Date

Event/Title

Location

Speaker(s)

Comment

3/4/2009

HSPA+, LTE, and WiMAX :What makes new air interfaces better?

The University of Auckland

Dr. Stefan Gustafsson,
TNO Information and Communication Technology in Delft, Netherlands

~40 attendees (30 IEEE)

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26/3/2009

Discussions are still in progress on splitting NZ ComSoc Chapter and forming a NZ North Chapter. However this requires sufficient ComSoc membership in NZ Central and South Sections for them to remain viable.

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25/9/2008

It is proposed that the NZ North Communications Society Chapter split from the NZ South Section in 2008.

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Event/Title

Location

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26/3/2009

NZ Wireless Workshop - to be held in Auckland in first week of September.

 

 

 

Date

Event/Title

Location

Speaker(s)

Comment

5/9/2008

IEEE Wireless Workshop 2008

University of Canterbury

(various)

~120 attendees

28/8/2008

Wireless sensor area network

The University of Auckland

Dr John Pollard, QM, University of London

~30 attendees

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