The IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN) will hold its first annual event dedicated to the advancement and globalization of the latest industry standards from October 28-30, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The deadline for original paper submissions is May 15, 2015 for high-quality technical and visionary presentations exploring the development, research and implementation of the next wave of standards in communications, networking and all related disciplines.

“Standards are key to the success of the communications industry as well as global systems inter-operability,” says Dr. Tarik Taleb, IEEE CSCN general chair and professor at Aalto University in Finland. “IEEE CSCN was designed to close the gap, create greater symmetry and forge relationships between scientists and standards experts from academia, industry and differing standardization bodies. The goal is to drive a deeper awareness for the work performed by researchers worldwide, while providing a cooperative environment for sharing ideas and fostering bonds among all key players. It will also offer a meaningful venue for disseminating 'pre-standards' technological developments that are likely to drive future and emerging standardization.”

Immediately preceding the 94th IETF meeting that will take place in nearby Yokohama, Japan, IEEE CSCN 2015 will include a three-day, comprehensive agenda focused on the delivery of visionary papers, panels, keynotes and special industry sessions highlighting the broad critical issues impacting telecommunications standards directions. Emphasized will also be the need to foster closer collaborations across various SDOs resulting in the development of more compatible standards and creation of more efficient and effective global communication systems. The specific topic addressed at IEEE CSCN 2015 will include, but not be limited to: 

Enhancements to existing systems and communication protocols developed by standards bodies such as ITU-T, IEEE, IETF, 3GPP, ETSI, OMA, Broadband Forum, Metro Ethernet Forum, oneM2M, ONF, among others

Visionary papers on hot topics, such as Advanced 5G Radio Access and Network Infrastructure, Converged Access Networks, Optical Networks, Twisted Pair and Coaxial Access Networks, Software Defined Networks and Services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) 

The relationship between innovation and standardization, technology governance of standards, the history of standardization, tools and services related to any or all aspects of the standardization lifecycle, and compatibility and interoperability, including testing methodologies and certification to standards

Current works in progress by global standardization organizations

For more information on IEEE CSCN 2015, including specific submission guidelines, registration, patronage details and ongoing conference updates, visit the website. All timely papers submitted through EDAS will be accepted for review.