The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) is IEEE’s first society, established in 1948, and its fourth largest. SPS members are as diverse as the signal processing field itself, with more than 17,000 members spread across over 120 countries in varying fields, professions, career stages, and age ranges. SPS serves its members with high-quality publications, world-class conferences, educational resources, networking opportunities, and student services, cementing itself as the premier association for signal processing professionals and a trusted resource for the global engineering community.

Conferences

SPS sponsors or co-sponsors dozens of conferences annually, including three flagship conferences:

  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
  • IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP)

Publications

SPS sponsors seven unique journals across multidisciplinary signal processing fields of interest, plus dozens of co-sponsored journals and periodicals across IEEE. Additionally, the bi-monthly IEEE Signal Processing Magazine publishes tutorial-style articles on signal processing research and applications, as well as columns and forums on issues of interest. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine is the primary resource and communication platform for issues concerning Society members and the signal processing community.

Education

SPS’ newest education offering and member benefit, the SPS Resource Center (http://rc.signalprocessingsociety.org), launched in June 2016 and features demonstrative videos, tutorials, white papers, and more.

Society

im society logoThe IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) was organized in 1950 to focus on the science, technology and application of instrumentation and measurement. Communication and cooperation among measurement scientists enhances results in every field of technology because measurement is ubiquitous. The IMS technical committee on Wireless and Telecommunications in Measurement works to explore and establish innovative measurement principles for the new and emerging fields of telecommunications and to establish standards for telecommunication.

IMS is supportive of the 5G initiative, as this represents a field of interest from the instrumentation and measurement perspectives. Additionally, IoT enabled by 5G is of significant importance for IMS. 

Conferences 

ims conferencesThe International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE IMS. It is an international technical forum for disseminating and exchanging information concerning the science and application of instrumentation and measurement accomplished through technical conference sessions, exhibits, tutorials and publication of conference papers. I2MTC is a meeting place where scientists, engineers, students and others discuss information relative to specific disciplines and areas of interest, including measurement and instrumentation for telecommunications. IMS also sponsors various other conferences in related fields.

 

 

Journals

ims transactionsIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) is a highly rated exclusive publication of scholarly papers on the advancement of the science of instrumentation and measurement.

 

 

 

 

ims magazineIEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine presents a broader view of pertinent topics in this area, with articles and columns ranging from measurement tutorials to instrumentation reviews.

 

 

Applications of instrumentation and measurement to the field of telecommunications, including the emerging 5G systems, are published within our journals. To help prospective 5G authors understand the scope of the journals, the following overview paper has been made available in Open Access: L. Angrisani, D. Petri and M. Yeary, "Instrumentation and Measurement in Communication Systems", IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 4-10, Apr. 2015.

Education

ims educationThe IMS Education Committee administers programs that promote the dissemination of instrumentation and measurement culture and improve education in I&M.  We provide support for students and educators through awards for graduate research and course development by faculty members.  The very popular Distinguished Lecturer program has provided highly qualified speakers for chapters around the world in a number of current topics, including I&M for telecommunications. An all-new video tutorial program makes useful and hot-topic lectures available on demand via the society’s website. 

 

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) is a society that focuses on the challenges of moving from a technical concept into product. This includes management practices and skills and methodology particularly useful for industry. TEMS intends to be a key bridge between industry challenges and needs with the resources available with the IEEE and its programs. It creates programs to establish an IEEE resource for industry professionals and academic researchers to engage the issues that face organizations and individuals in a dynamic, demanding and constantly evolving economic environment.

The IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) advances the theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies as applied to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). ICT-based ITS have been developed and deployed for more than three decades for improving safety, traffic efficiency, energy efficiency and comfort. The core technologies in the ITS domain are sensor technology, telecommunication, information processing and control technology. Different options can be combined in different ways to create stand-alone in-vehicle systems and cooperative systems (v2x).

5G will play an important role in v2x and automated transport. ITSS has added-value for the development of 5G technologies and industrial standards based on the requirements of the automotive industry, systems providers and infrastructure service providers, as well as for exploitation of the 5G research and innovation results.

IEEE-SA provides a global, open, and collaborative platform for wireless communities that engage in, and enable the development of new, innovative, and relevant use cases and standards which, in turn, accelerate the time to market of consensus-developed technologies. Specific areas of focus include:

  • Mobile broadband network evolution
  • User experience continuity and supporting technology interoperability
  • Enabling IoT and Smart Cities (including public safety)

Inclusive to this is the ability to support addressing the following technological considerations:

  • Integration of networking, computing, and storage resources into one programmable, and unified infrastructure. This includes design principles such as resources, connectivity, and service enablers.
  • Convergence of fixed, mobile, and broadcast services
  • Multi-tenancy models
  • Sustainability, scalability, security, and privacy management
  • Spectrum
  • Software enablement for SDN, NFV, Mobile Edge, Fog Computing, Virtualization, etc.

IEEE-SA adds value in this emerging space by:

  • Supporting the development of market driven constructs (SIG, Alliances, etc.,) while representing the interests of ourselves and our stakeholders.
  • Providing a global, open, and collaborative platform for wireless communities, that engage in and enable the development of standards. Endorsing the development of the NGMC community. Engaging the applications and use cases, such that WiFi and enabling technologies continue to recognize marketplace growth, in a manner that the world is able to continue to benefit from its existence and advancement. Ensuring that policy makers are aware of technologies, such as WiFi, and that they understand that co-existence and collaboration are critical to successful NGMC deployment.
  • Developing and sharing region-specific use cases to ensure regional viability of standards and applications.
  • Offering add-on services, products, registries, and lifecycle elements and supporting the development of open source initiatives and APIs, where applicable.
  • Facilitating NGMC technological research and development (e.g., Mmwave/MIMO, Microwave RAN for backhaul, and IoT) by universities and other research institutes/SDOs, and where applicable, offering a binding community.

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society has significant activities in 5G through its work on mobile radio. The Society’s field of interest covers mobile radio as well as automotive electronics, with a particular focus on transmission technologies. It is also supporting an initiative on connected vehicles.

Publications 

publicationsIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology has been published since 1949. It has recently doubled its annual page count to over 9000+ pages.  The Transactions publishes research papers in mobile radio technologies. The Society also co-sponsors a letters journal, the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, with ComSoc and the Signal Processing Society.

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, which goes to all members, publishes industry focussed, agenda setting papers.  Two issues each year feature best papers from the Wireless World Research Forum’s meetings.  The Society also publishes the monthly VTS Mobile World e-newsletter.

 

 

Conferences 

conference2The Society’s flagship conference is VTC, which was first held in 1950.  For the past 20 years the conference has been held twice each year, alternating between Asia and Europe in the Spring, and North America in the fall. The majority of papers at VTC are in the transmission technology area, along with wireless access and networking, and application papers in the vehicular domain. Workshops alongside VTC focus on specific aspects of 5G, and recent workshops have included the 3rd International Workshop on 5G Mobile and Wireless Communication Systems for 2020 and Beyond (MWC2020), the Emerging MIMO Technologies and Millimeter-waves for 5G Networks Workshop, 5GArch 2015 and the FANTASTIC-5G International Workshop on 5G New Air Interface. VTC conferences also feature an Industry Track, with one day of that track devoted to 5G.

 

 

Education

educationVTS has just launched a new Resource Centre (http://resourcecenter.vts.ieee.org/), featuring videos of 5G tutorials from VTS Distinguished Lecturers. The Society has an extensive DL program available to its chapters (http://dl.vtsociety.org), and sponsored two summer schools in 2016.

 

 

 

About the Society 

The Vehicular Technology Society was formed in 1949 as the Vehicular and Railroad Radio Communications Group of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE).  When the IRE merged with the AIEE to form the IEEE, its scope was expanded to cover automotive electronics more generally, and in the 1970s railway electrical systems joined from the Industry Applications Society. The Society has approximately 4500 members, two thirds of which list an aspect of mobile radio as their primary interest, with most of the rest in automotive electronics. Society alumni include Martin Cooper, who is credited as lead inventor of cell phone while VTS President 1972-3.

Steering Committee

Working Groups

 

IEEE Future Networks Initiative Steering Committee

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Communications Society   Rob Fish Communications Society

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Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)    Alex Gelman Communications Society

 

    Adam Greenberg Communications Society

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IEEE Future Directions Program Manager    Eileen Healy SDN Initiative 
Chuck Adams Standards Association   T. Russell Hsing OpenFog Consortium
Ravikiran Annaswamy IEEE Region 10   Chih-Lin I Communications Society
Rich Baseil Signal Processing Society
  James Irvine Vehicular Technology Society  
Harold Tepper Communications Society   Timothy Lee Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)   
Cagatay Buyukkoc IEEE SDN Preindustrial Committee   Ray Liu Signal Processing Society   
Sri Chandrasekaran Standards Association   Meng Lu Intelligent Transportation Systems Society   
Chi-Ming Chen Communications Society   Telex Magloire Ngatched Nkouatchah Instrumentation and Measurement Society  
Upkar Dhaliwal  IEEE Region 6
COM-S NA Board
  Aarno Parssinen Solid States Circuit Society   
Mischa Dohler Independent Academic   Zoltan Safar Signal Processing Society  
Adam Drobot Communications Society
  William Tonti IEEE Future Directions
Aloizio P. Silva Region 1       

 

IEEE Future Networks Initiative Working Groups

Working Group  Chairs  Email to Contact 
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Community Development 

James Irvine, Co-Chair
Alex Wyglinski, Co-Chair

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Publications

Chih-Lin I, Co-Chair
Geoffrey Li, Co-Chai
Rod Waterhouse, Co-Chair

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Education

Ravi Annaswamy, Co-Chair
Rulei Ting, Co-Chair

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Technology Roadmap

Chi-Ming Chen, Co-Chair
Rose Hu, Co-Chair

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Standards 

Alex Gelman, Co-Chair
Purva Rajkotia, Co-Chair
Mehmet Ulema

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Industry Engagement

Sudhir Dixit, Co-Chair
Meng Lu, Co-Chair

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Conferences and Events 

Ashutosh Dutta, Co-Chair
Latif Ladid, Co-Chair

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Please visit 5gsummit.org for information regarding upcoming global IEEE 5G Summits.

 

For more information about the IEEE 5G Initiative Conferences / Events Working Group, please contact the co-chairs: 

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For more information on the IEEE 5G Initiative Industry Engagement Working Group, please contact the co-chairs: 

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For more information on the IEEE 5G Initiative Standards Working Group, please contact the co-chairs: 

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For more information about the Education Working Group, please contact the co-chairs: 

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Tim Lee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Steering Committee Presentations DateSpeakerDownload 
IEEE 5G Initiative Steering Committee Meeting - Welcome and Introductions  17 Nov 2016 Ashutosh Dutta  Download PDF
IEEE 5G Initiative Kickoff Meeting, Princeton, NJ - Overview of IEEE 5G Initiative and Beyond  29-30 Aug 2016 Ashutosh Dutta
Gerhard Fettweis
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The objective of the IEEE 5G Initiative Web Portal and Content Development group is to provide a 'must read' place for information regarding 5G. it will include content from within and external to IEEE to support the global development of 5G. 

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Theresa Cavrak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Portal Development 

 

IEEE Future Networks Steering Committee and Working Groups 

Participating Societies

IEEE Future Directions launched the IEEE 5G Initiative in December 2016. To better reflect the IEEE contribution to current and future generations of networking, the initiative was re-branded to IEEE Future Networks, with the tagline Enabling 5G and Beyond, in August 2018.

The IEEE Future Networks Initiative will help pave a clear path through development and deployment of 5G and the great potential it enables, while envisioning the landscape of connectivity and applications beyond 5G. Recognizing that networking is larger than a single technology, standard, organization, or region, IEEE Future Networks is gathering the world’s researchers, scientists, engineers, and policymakers from industry, academia, and governments to solve the challenges and reveal the opportunities associated with current and future networks.

The experts participating in IEEE Future Networks draw upon practical knowledge gained working with previous generations of networking and consider current trends of technology evolution to foresee the meaningful shifts coming our way. Will 5G serve best as a hotspot technology? Or, will the promise of 5G only be imagined after buildout? Is it time to change how we think about telecommunications generations – do we still need discrete generations or are we in an era of continuous change? These and many other technical, business, and policy topics are explored and addressed in the various activities of the IEEE Future Networks Initiative.

The Future Networks Initiative is actively pursuing the following goals:

  • Providing practical, timely technical and theoretical content in tutorials, webinars, podcasts, original technical articles, and externally published articles, all available on the web portal.
  • Establishing a 5G and Beyond Technology Roadmap, which identifies short- (~3 years), mid- (~5 years) and long-term (~10 years) research, innovation, and technology trends in the communications ecosystem for the purpose of maintaining and continually enhancing a living document with a clear set of recommendations.
  • Organizing and leading technical conferences and workshops, including a World Forum, the first of which was held 9-11 July 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, USA. More information about this conference can be found at the conference website.
  • In collaboration with IEEE Standards Association, contributing to IEEE standards to address a breadth of networking areas, including wireless, small-cell and machine-to-machine technologies, dynamic spectrum allocation, front-haul and back-haul technologies, IoT, software-defined networking, network-functions virtualization, cloud and fog computing and networking, and more. A database of IEEE Standards related to 5G and future networks is continually updated with input from the community.

The IEEE Future Networks Initiative is managed by a Steering Committee with activities carried out by a series of Working Groups enacting the goals of the initiative. Members of the IEEE Future Networks Technical Community gain access to extensive resources including publications, videos, articles, interviews, webinars, newsletters, workshops, and conferences as well as opportunities to participate in the growth and impact of the Initiative. The IEEE Future Networks Initiative is a program of IEEE Future Directions, and a broad cross-section of IEEE Societies are active participants and stakeholders.

IEEE Future Networks calls on the world’s participants in all aspects of current and future connectivity to join together in collaborating to enable the historic transformation promised by 5G and beyond for the benefit of all. Join the IEEE Future Networks Technical Community.

 

IEEE Future Networks Initiative Participating Societies

Society  Representative   Description of Society 

 

 

 

 

Michael Rice The field of interest of the IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control.

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Steve Best  The field of interest of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) encompasses: antennas, including analysis, design, development, measurement, and testing; radiation, propagation, and the interaction of electromagnetic waves with discrete and continuous media; and applications and systems pertinent to antennas, propagation, and sensing.

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Chih-Lin I
Ashutosh Dutta
Gerhard Fettwies
Adam Greenberg 

IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) is a leading global community comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. 

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Serving more than 60,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the trusted information, networking, and career-development source for a global community of technology leaders.

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 Peter Corcoran The IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (CE Society) is an organization within the IEEE that strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of Electronic Engineering and of the allied arts and sciences with respect to the field of Consumer Electronics and the maintenance of a high professional standing among its members, which now number over 5000. The society has long been the premier technical association in the Consumer Electronics Industry.
emc logo Lawrence Cohen
Frank Sabath
Mike Violette 
The IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the development and distribution of information, tools and techniques for reducing electromagnetic interference. 
 

The Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) was established to foster design automation of electronic circuits and systems at all levels. The Council’s field of interest spans the theory, implementation, and use of EDA/CAD tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems. This includes tools that automate all levels of the design, analysis, and verification of hardware and embedded software up to and including complete working systems.

 

The IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society (recently renamed the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society) is the leading international forum for scientists and engineers engaged in the research, design and development of revolutionary advances in microsystems packaging and manufacturing. Its objectives are scientific, literary, and educational in character. The Society strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronics engineering and of the allied arts and sciences, and the maintenance of a high professional standing among its members and others and with special attention of such aims within the field of interest of the Society.

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The field of interest for the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) is all aspects of engineering, physics, theory, experiment and simulation of electron and ion devices involving insulators, metals, organic materials, plasmas, semiconductors, quantum-effect materials, vacuum, and emerging materials. Specific applications of these devices include bioelectronics, biomedical, computation, communications, displays, electro and micro mechanics, imaging, micro actuators, optical, photovoltaics, power, sensors and signal processing.

embs logo Carole Carey  The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. The organization’s 11,000 members reside in some 97 countries around the world. EMBS provides its members with access to the people, practices, information, ideas and opinions that are shaping one of the fastest growing fields in science.
Wei Yu 

The IEEE Information Theory Society encompasses the processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process. It specifically encompasses theoretical and certain applied aspects of coding, communications and communications networks, complexity and cryptography, detection and estimation, learning, Shannon Theory, and stochastic processes.

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Telex Magloire Ngatched Nkouatchah

The IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) is dedicated to the development and use of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena. 

Learn more about IMS involvement in Future Networks. 

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Meng Lu

The IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) advances the theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies as applied to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

Learn more about ITSS involvement in Future Networks. 

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Timothy Lee
Ke Wu 
The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) promotes the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, including RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz technologies
 

The IEEE Photonics Society forms the hub of a vibrant technical community of more than 100,000 professionals dedicated to transforming breakthroughs in quantum physics into the devices, systems and products to revolutionize our daily lives. From ubiquitous and inexpensive global communications via fiber optics, to lasers for medical and other applications, to flat-screen displays, to photovoltaic devices for solar energy, to LEDs for energy-efficient illumination, there are myriad examples of the society’s impact on the world around us.

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  The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) provides the world's largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public. Members of the Power & Energy Society are leaders in this field, and they — and their employers — derive substantial benefits from involvement with this unique and outstanding association.

 

The Reliability Society is a technical Society within the IEEE, the world’s leading association for the advancement of technology.  We are a volunteer group of professionals engaged in assuring reliability in the engineering disciplines of hardware, software, and human factors. The RS is focused on the broad aspects of reliability, allowing us to be seen as the IEEE Specialty Engineering organization.  We are concerned with attaining and sustaining these design attributes throughout the total life cycle.  We have the management, resources, and administrative and technical structures to develop and to provide technical information via publications, training, conferences, and technical library (IEEE Xplore) data to both our members and to the Specialty Engineering community.  

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 Zhi Ning Chen The IEEE Council on Radio Frequency Identification (CRFID)  advances and coordinates work in the field of radio frequency identification.

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 Zoltan Safar

Founded as IEEE’s first society in 1948, the IEEE Signal Processing Society is the world’s premier association for signal processing engineers and industry professionals.

Learn more about SPS involvement in Future Networks. 

SSCS  Aarno Parssinen  With over 9,000 members around the world,  the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) focuses on fabricated integrated circuit designs for all applications using relevant materials and interconnections.
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Alex Gelman

 

IEEE Standards Association (SA) provides a global, open, and collaborative platform for wireless communities that engage in, and enable the development of new, innovative, and relevant use cases and standards.

Learn more about IEEE-SA involvement in Future Networks

 

      Allen Chen
Michael Condry

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) is a society that focuses on the challenges of moving from a technical concept into product. This includes management practices and skills and methodology particularly useful for industry. TEMS intends to be a key bridge between industry challenges and needs with the resources available with the IEEE and its programs. It creates programs to establish an IEEE resource for industry professionals and academic researchers to engage the issues that face organizations and individuals in a dynamic, demanding and constantly evolving economic environment.

Learn more about IEEE TEMS involvement in Future Networks. 

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Jae Hong Lee
Alex Wyglinski

 

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) covers mobile radio as well as automotive electronics, with a particular focus on transmission technologies. It is also supporting an initiative on connected vehicles.

Learn more about IEEE VTS involvement in Future Networks.