Leading international conference to host thousands of industry experts attending more than 1,500 presentations dedicated to the latest advancements in broadband, wireless, multimedia, internet, image and voice communications

New York, NY (September 3, 2013) -- IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 will hold its 56th annual event from December 9 – 13, 2013 at the Atlanta Hilton and Towers in Atlanta, Georgia. Themed the “Power of Global Communications,” the five-day conference will host thousands of industry experts and more than 1,500 presentations in a global venue located just minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and surrounded by attractions such as the Georgia World Congress Center, World of Coca-Cola Museum, CNN Center, Martin Luther King Center, High Museum of Art and Centennial Park, the home of the 1996 Summer Olympics.

“IEEE GLOBECOM is one of the most significant scientific events of the networking and communications community and a must-attend for industry leaders representing the entire spectrum of  broadband, wireless, multimedia, Internet, image and voice communications research,” says Branko Bjelajac, IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 General Chair and CTO for Landis+Gyr. “Each year, our organizers work tirelessly to ensure our world-class agenda is filled with the presentations of global experts, C-level corporate executives and international government officials sharing their visions for a better future and their efforts to introduce the next wave of technological accomplishments to billions of people and businesses worldwide.”
IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 will be highlighted by more than 800 technical paper presentations and hundreds of speakers from industrial leaders, senior-executive panel discussions, the exhibitions of global technological corporations and numerous business and industrial forums focused on the “new world” of IPv6, smart grid, cloud computing and network infrastructure advancements. Already included within this comprehensive agenda are the keynote addresses of Lew Tucker, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco and Dr. Bjelajac, who will speak on “ICT – A Key Enabler of Smart Grid Innovation” and its role in transforming and modernizing the sustainability, production, distribution and consumption of electricity on a global scale.

Scheduled to begin Monday, December 9, IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 will open with a full day of workshops and tutorials detailing the newest  accomplishments, applications and research in “Broadband Wireless Access,” “Cloud Computing Systems, Networks & Applications,” “Wireless Networking and Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles,” “Optical Wireless Communications,” “Autonomous Underwater Sensor Networks,” and “Cognitive Radio, Software-Defined Radio, and the Adaptation of Wireless Mobile Radio Systems.”

The conference’s technical and executive program will then officially commence on Tuesday, December 10 with the first of three days of wide-ranging presentations entailing the latest original findings in e-Health, Internet of Things (IoT), game theory, power-line, satellite, space, green and social networking communications, among the many other topics. Other significant events will include the Industry Forum & Exhibition (IF&E) Program, which will also explore subjects like “Smart Metering,”  “Cyber Security Challenges in Software Defined Networks,” “Next Generation 4G/5G Cellular Networking,” “Internet Governance,” and “Programmable Cloud Networking.”

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 will then close on Friday, December 13 with another day of workshops and tutorials discussing “Wireless Device-to-Device Communications and Networks,” “Wireless Network Economics and Games,” “Machine-to-Machine Technologies & Markets,” “Online Learning,” “Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications,” “Emerging Technologies for LTE-Advanced and Beyond 4G,” “Cloud-Processing in Heterogeneous Mobile Communication Networks,” and “Vehicular Network Evolution.”

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