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    Vice Director

    Chair: Saewoong Bahk (Seoul National


    Vice Chair: Hiroshi Shigeno (Keio University) Sasi Pilacheri Meethal (Center for Development of Advanced Computing)

    Secretary: Young-June Choi (Ajou University)

    Asia Pacific Region AP Newsletter No. 43 May 2013

    Official Newsletter of ComSoc Asia Pacific Board

    Asia-Pacific Region Officers (2012 2013)


    Kwang-Cheng Chen (National Taiwan University)

    Daehyoung Hong (Sogang University)

    Noriyoshi Kuroyanagi (Chubu University)

    Byeong Gi Lee (Seoul National University)

    Lin-Shan Lee (National Taiwan University)

    Naohisa Ohta (Keio University)

    Iwao Sasase (Keio University)

    Desmond Taylor (University of Canterbury) Tomonori Aoyama (Keio University) Zhisheng Niu (Tsinghua University)

    AP Advisors

    Information Services Committee

    Chair: Jae-Hyun Kim (Ajou University)

    Vice Chair: Young-Chai Ko (Korea University) Sanjay Pawar (Usha Mittal Institute of Technology) Joonhyuk Kang (KAIST) Hung-Yun Hsieh (National Taiwan University)


    Kwang Bok Lee (Seoul National University)

    Wanjiun Liao (National Taiwan University) Muralidharan Raghavan () Takaya Yanazato (Nagoya University)

    Wan Choi (KAIST)

    Oh-Soon Shin (Soongsil University)

    Fanny Su

    Ewell Tan

    Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Keio University)

    AP Office

    Meeting & Conference Committee

    Technical Affair Committee

    Membership Development Committee

    Chair: Chengyang Yang (Beihang University)

    Vice Chair: Xiaofeng Tao (Beijing University of Posts

    and Telecommunications) Jong-Moon Chung (Yonsei University)

    Vice Director

    Special Liaison for ComSoc Activities

    Chair: Jianwei Huang (The Chinese University of

    Hong Kong)

    Vice Chair: Rui Zhang (National University of


    Youngchul Sung (KAIST)

    Chair: Kohei Shiomoto (NTT)

    Vice Chair: Takaya Miyazawa (National Institute of

    Information and Communication

    Technology) Sunghyun Choi (Seoul National University)

    Chapters Coordination Commitee

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    I. Hot Topics

    1.1 Message from AP Vice Director, Wanjiun Liao

    The communications industry has been going through a dramatic change lately, mostly due to the dramatic growth of mobile data traffic, the demands for green communications and networking, and the impact of cloud computing. To increase data rate to support the dramatic surgein mobile data,atypical solution is to deploy a large number of base stations (BSs). However, this incurs many problems, including high power consumption due to the large number of deployed BSs, rapid increase in capital expenditures and operating expense, and inefficient wireless spectrum usage of the co-existing access technologies. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is considered a promising solution to addressing the challenges for next generation wireless communications and networking. IN SDN, the control plane is separated from the data plane, thus enabling programmable networks for rich and flexible services via application programmable interfaces (APIs). By leveraging modular abstractions and well-defined APIs, the SDN framework enables programmable and automated network configuration, and allows application-centric routing for wireless networks. As a result, mobile users can be seamlessly connected to the best BSs (e.g., WiFi, 3G, 4G) available nearby. It may even be possible to connect one user to multiple BSs for higher capacity. SDN also facilitates mobility management and green communications. In summary, with wireless SDN, applications can customize their network service based on the current state (e.g., location, mobility, billing), and the wireless network can become a platform for applications, rather than a bit pipe as it is today. Nevertheless, wireless SDN is still at an early stage, and many design challenges remain. More research effort is required. Today, the Asia Pacific (AP) region is playing an increasingly important role in the communications industry and in research. For example,

    1) Many key IEEE ComSoc conferences have taken place in the AP region, including, IEEE WCNC 2013 (Shanghai, China), IEEE ICC 2008 (Beijing, China), IEEE INFOCOM 2004(Hong Kong), and IEEE GLOBECOM 2002(Taipei, Taiwan).

    2) A significant number of participants and papers in IEEE ComSoc conferences (and papers in ComSoc journals) are from the AP region.

    3) Many popular communications devices are designed and produced by companies based in the AP region. To prepare for the upcoming B4G/5G era, the AP members and communications industry must further identify new needs and tackle new challenges. There are many opportunities in communications in the AP region in the near future, but to best exploit these opportunities we AP members must work together!


    I. Hot Topics

    1.1 Message from AP Vice Director, Wanjiun Liao 1.2 IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Young Researcher Award and Outstanding Paper Award 1.3 Report from Distinguished Lecture Tour(DLT)

    II. Action Plan of APB 2012-2013

    2.1 Technical Affair Committee 2.2 Meeting and Conference Committee 2.3 Information Services Committee 2.4 Chapters Coordination Committee

    III. Upcoming conference

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    1.2 IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Young Researcher Award and Outstanding Paper Award

    1.2.1 History of the AP Young researcher Award and Call for applications Asia Pacific Young Researcher Award has been sponsored and presented by Asia Pacific Board (APB). The establishment of the awards has had a major effect and influence upon Asia-Pacific region by giving prestige and bottom-line profits to a young researcher. The award honors researchers who have been very active in ComSoc publication and conference activities over the last 3 years. Applicants must be members in the Asia Pacific region and the upper age limit is 35. The "IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Young Researcher Award will be given to the best candidate. The candidates not selected are eligible for the award of Outstanding young researcher(s) which can be issued at the same time. The award selection criterion is based on applicant biography and research contributions and activities. APB Technical Affair Committee (TAC) has managed the award since 2001. Surprisingly, this successful award started as the second APB award. The first award was APB Best Paper Award, but it lasted only for three years. In 1998, at Globecom APB meeting, the APB TAC proposed APB Best Paper Award to stimulate research in AP region. The concept and significance received general approval and the APB director at that time, Dr. Byeong Gi Lee, urged all attendee for more detailed discussion on the scheme of this award. The point of discussion was the scope of this award. After the deep discussion, the APB director proposed to start a joint award of ComSoc APB and Asia Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) Steering Committee APCC (Asia Pacific Conference in Communication). In 1999, the first APB Best Paper Award was presented. The best paper was selected from APCC/OECC 99. The award was originally planned to be the first of a series of awards planned by APB, including similar awards for the OECC, ISPACS, and APNOMS conferences that APB officially supports. However, negotiations with the organizing committee of each conference brought additional effort to the APB TAC. In 2000, at Globecom APB meeting, the APB TAC chair, Dr. Naoaki Yamanaka, proposed a new APB award, Asia Pacific Young Researcher Award. The APB TAC intended to encourage young researchers' activities in AP region by awarding them. The award focused on the activity, not on a particular paper. The proposal triggered very active discussion and received general approval on its concept and significance. Next year at ICC2001 APB meeting, the third version of "APB Best Young Researcher's Award" was proposed. After fruitful discussion, the proposal was finally approved and the first call for applicants was posted on the APB WWW homepage and printed version in the IEEE magazine. Last year there were twenty five high-quality submissions from many countries in Asia Pacific Region. The award selection committee was composed of all TAC members, APB Director, and past APB Director, including Saewoong Bahk (Seoul National University), Sasi Pilacheri Meethal (Center for Development of Advanced Computing), Hiroshi Shigeno (Keio University), Young-june Choi (Ajou University), and Kwang Bok Lee (Seoul National University), and Naoaki Yamanaka (Keio University). Comprehensive review was done for two months. Final award winners are: Best Young Researcher: Dusit Niyato (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Outstanding Young Researchers: Chi Zhang (University of Science and Technology of China, China) Lingyang Song (Peking University, China) Chau Yuen (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore) Chan Byoung Chae (Yonsei University, Korea) Sudip Misra (Indian Institute of Technology, India) The award ceremony was held at the APB meeting of IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Anaheim, CA, USA.

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    Past Winners of APB Young Researcher Awards Best Young Researcher Outstanding Young Researchers

    2001 Dr. Byoung-Hoon Kim Prof. Wen-Jyi Hwang Dr. Eiji Oki Prof. Tomoaki Otsuki Prof. Shiann-Tsong Sheu

    2005 Dr. Qian Zhang Dr. Ki-Dong Lee Dr. Jia-Chin Lin Dr. Naoki Wakamiya

    2007 Dr. Phone Lin Dr. W. Choi

    Dr. H. Harai

    Dr. H. F. Lu

    2009 Dr. Tarik Taleb Dr. Sangheon Pack

    Dr. Wei Zhang

    Dr. Xinbing Wang

    Dr. Meixia Tao

    Dr. Jianwei Huang

    2010 Dr.


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