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Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOM-TC)

Chair:
Tim Davidson
McMaster University
Ontario, CANADA
Email: davidson@mcmaster.ca
(Term Ends: 12/31/14)
Vice Chair:
Erik Larsson
Linköping University
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Campus Valla, Sweden
Email: erik.larsson@isy.liu.se
(Term Ends: 12/31/14)

Though the IEEE Signal Processing (SPS) and Communications (COMSOC) Societies have evolved somewhat independently, the technical areas covered by the two societies are tightly and undeniably intertwined. In fact, in most problems, it is impossible to tell where the signal processing ends and the communications technology begins, and vice versa. Driven in part by recent advances in cross-layer network design, there is nowadays considerable cross-fertilization between SPS and the communication networks community at the intersection of COMSOC and the Information Theory (IT) Society. The Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (TC) of SPS is dedicated to exploring and illuminating the connections between these rapidly growing fields within the larger IEEE organization. Our technical interests include:

  • coding, data compression, and information theory
  • network-distributed signal processing, including distributed sensing, estimation, detection, coding, and compression
  • channel modeling, estimation, and equalization
  • multiuser, multicarrier, and multiple-access communications
  • antenna arrays for wireless communications
  • synchronization and timing recovery
  • performance analysis, experimental studies and measurements
  • signal processing and cross-layer aspects of ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access systems
  • cross-layer resource optimization, including scheduling and queuing protocols