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Chair: Yao-Win Peter Hong (National Tsing Hua
Vice Chair: Jianwei Huang (Chinese University of
Hong Kong) Hiroshi Shigeno (Keio University) Rui Zhang (National University of Singapore)
Asia Pacific Region AP Newsletter No. 46 December 2014
Official Newsletter of ComSoc Asia Pacific Board
Asia-Pacific Region Officers (2014 2015)
Membership Development Committee
Hsuan-Jung Su (National Taiwan University)
Hsi-Pin Ma (National Tsing Hua University)
Wanjiun Liao (National Taiwan University) Information Services Committee
Special Liaison for ComSoc Activities
Nei Kato (Tohoku University)
Chapters Coordination Commitee
Chair: Sumei Sun (I2R)
Vice Chair: Wei Zhang (University of New South Wales)
Hung-Yun Hsieh (National Taiwan University) Takaya Miyazawa (NICT) Youngchul Sung (KAIST)
Kwang Bok Lee (Seoul National University)
Technical Affair Committee
Takaya Yamazato (Nagoya University) Saewoong Bahk (Seoul National University) Mohd Ali Borhanuddin (University Putra Malaysia)
Meeting & Conference Committee
Chair: Jiming Chen (Zhejiang University)
Vice Chair: Jong-Moon Chung (Yonsei University) Sasi Pilacheri Meethal (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing)
Chair: Sunghyun Choi (Seoul National University)
Vice Chair: Lingyang Song (Peking University) Shaodan Ma (University of Macau)
Kwang-Cheng Chen (National Taiwan University)
Daehyoung Hong (Sogang University)
Noriyoshi Kuroyanagi (Chubu University)
Byeong Gi Lee (Seoul National University)
Kwang Bok 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) Naoaki Yamanaka (Keio University)
Chair: Eiji Oki (University of Electro-Communications)
Vice Chair: Liang Zhou (Nanjing University of Posts and
Telecommunications) Chih-Peng Li (National Sun Yat-Sen University)
I. Hot Topics
1.1 Message from AP Vice Director, Prof. Takaya Yamazato
It is my honor to write this message as the APB vice Director. I am proud to be a member of APB covering the Asia Pacific region, the fastest growing region with exciting opportunities. I have been with ComSoc for more than twenty years and have served APB officers of TAC, ISC, and MCC. In the past, I gathered statistics of ICC and Globecom to share among APB members. Although those statistics are not provided anymore, I would like to share some data that I gathered from past ICC2014 held in Sydney. I compare them with the data related to global research and development (R&D) trend. Figure 1 shows the comparisons of R&D spending as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The size of the circle reflects gross expenditure in US billion dollar on R&D. The data are from "2014 Global Funding Forecast" by Battle. What you find is that East Asian countries, as defined by International Monetary Fund (IMF), China, Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan, become big R&D players together with Singapore. The globalization of R&D endeavors is maturing. The US, EU, Japan, and those Asian countries will dominate global R&D.
I. Hot Topics
1.1 Message from AP Vice Director, Prof. Takaya Yamazato 1.2 IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Young Researcher Award and Outstanding Paper Award 1.3 Hot Papers 1.4 Report from Distinguished Lecture Tours (DLTs) 1.5 Report on Activities for Students from Local Chapters
II. Update on Action Plan of APB 2014-2015
2.1 Technical Affair Committee
III. Upcoming Conferences
The vertical axis of Fig.1 is the number of earned engineering doctoral degrees in 2008 or most recent year until 2012. The data is from "Science and Engineering Indicators 2012" by National Science Board (NSF). China produces large numbers of scientists and engineers. Figure 2 also shows the comparisons of R&D spending as a percentage of GDP. What differs from Fig.1 is that the size of the circle reflects ICC2014 contributors, authors and chairs. Note that I may double counts the numbers. What you find is that almost the same tendency that China produces not only large number of doctors but also ICC (and may also Globecom) papers.
According to the NSF reports I just mentioned, average annual growth in number of researchers in the Asian region outside Japan was generally higher averaged 8%9% for Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea, capped by China's 12% annual average. Engineering journal articles growth in the United States and Japan averaged less than 2%; in the EU, about 4.4%. Chinas engineering article output grew by close to 16% annually. And the Asia-8 (India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand) economies expanded their combined output of engineering article by 10% a year. In conclusion, the global R&D activity does reflect the number of contributors in ICC or Globecom. And as we see clearly from the figures, Asia-Pacific countries provide a positive impact not only to the global R&D but also to the ComSoc conference activity. Prof. Takaya Yamazato Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences Nagoya University, Japan
1.2 IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Young Researcher Award and Outstanding Paper Award
1.2.1 The 9th IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Young researcher Award IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Board (APB) sponsors the The 9th IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Young Researcher
Award. This award honors young researchers who have been very active in IEEE ComSoc publications and
conference activities over the last 3 years (Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2013).
The upper age limit for the applicant is 35 (i.e., the applicant must be born on or after 1978/01/01)
Applicants must be members of the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific region.
The IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award will be given to the best candidate.
The candidates not selected for the award may be considered for the award of Outstanding Young
The recipient of IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Young Researcher Award will receive a certificate and
honorarium of US$500.
Each outstanding young researcher will receive a certificate and honorarium of US$250.
Award Winners for Year 2014
Best Young Researcher: Yulong Zou (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Outstanding Young Researchers:
Nan Yang (Australian National University, Australia) Haojin Zhu (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China) Kaishun Wu (Shenzhen University, China) Jemin Lee (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore) Mugen Peng (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Award Ceremony The award ceremony will be held at the APB meeting of IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, Austin, TX, USA. Biography of Award Winners Yulong Zou (Year 2014 Best Young Researcher Award Winner) for his contributions to cognitive and cooperative communications in wireless networks
Yulong Zou (S'07-M'12-SM'13) is a Full Professor at the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), Nanjing, China. He received the B.Eng. degree in Information Engineering from NUPT, Nanjing, China, in July 2006, the first Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, the United States, in May 2012, and the second Ph.D. degree in Signal and Information Processing from NUPT, Nanjing, China, in July 2012. His research interests span a wide range of topics in wireless communications and networks, including the cooperative communications, cognitive radio, wireless physical-layer security, and energy-efficient communications. His research findings in these areas have been published extensively in IEEE journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications,
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Communications Magazine, and IEEE Network. Dr. Zou is currently serving as an editor for the IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Letters, and EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. Additionally, he has acted as symposium chairs, session chairs, and TPC members for a number of IEEE sponsored conferences.
Nan Yang (Year 2014 Outstanding Young Researcher Award Winner) for his contributions to cooperative networking and wireless security
Nan Yang received the B.S. degree in Electronics from China Agricultural University, China, in 2005, the M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from a joint program between the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia and BIT in March 2011. Currently, he is a Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellow and Lecturer in the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (2010-2012) and a Postdoctoral Resea