No.7 (November 12, 2001)

Publications Committee Chair Shigehiko Suzuki
Fourth Tokyo Section Lecture Meeting of 2001

The Fourth lecture meeting of 2001, co-sponsored by Waseda University, was held at the Nishi Waseda Campus at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, with Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione, Telecom Italia Laboratories, Italy as guest speaker. In his lecture entitled "The MPEG Story in 2001: a Generation Change", Dr. Chiariglione explained various technologies for standardizing MPEG, an international standard of audio and video communications. He also discussed the future contents to improve the quality. The lecture was followed by a lively Q & A session with the audience. (122 participants, including 52 non-members)

View of Dr. Chiariglione's Lecture(Photograph)

Fourth Executive Committee Meeting of 2001

The Fourth Executive Committee Meeting was held in the conference room of NTT Advanced Technology Corporation in Otemachi, Tokyo on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31, 2001. In this meeting, Fellow Nomination Committee Chair Yoh'ichi Tohkura proposed a revision of the recommendation procedure, to provide nominators with a better guideline for IEEE Fellow Nominations. The recommendation of Fellow candidates will be closed at the beginning of December, and then the committee will determine the candidates who have obtained the Section's endorsement by the end of December.

View of Executive Committee Meeting(Photograph)
Fellow Nomination Forms

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Third IEEE Japan Council Committee Meeting of 2001

The third IEEE Japan Council Committee Meeting was held at the Aoba Memorial Building at Tohoku University in Sendai on the afternoon of Friday, October 12, 2001. In this meeting, the tellers committee reported the result of the IEEE Japan Council election of officers for 2002. Dr. Takeo Nakahara, Dr. Yasuyoshi Inagaki, Dr. Keiichi Koyanagi and Dr. Yoichi Hori were elected as Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. At this committee meeting, long and middle range aims of IEEE activities in Japan were discussed, based on a report from the Long Range Strategy Committee that was formed in August 2001 for the purpose of reinforcing it. The first committee meeting was held on the morning of October 12 at Tohoku University, prior to the Japan council committee meeting. After the Committee meeting, an information exchange meeting with the Sendai Section followed, where constructive discussions were conducted on the subjects of the Chapter's activities, student activities and membership development.

View of the Japan Council Committee Meeting (Photograph)
View of the Long Range Strategy Committee Meeting (Photograph)
View of the meeting with the Sendai Section (Photograph)
Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop

The Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop was held at the Hongo Campus of Tokyo University on Friday, November 2, 2001, with 40 student participants and the Branch counselors from a total of 13 universities in Japan.

The Student Branches of Tokyo University and Osaka University were recognized on their 25th anniversaries and awarded their Branch banners and commemorative plaques, which were presented by Student Activities Committee Chair Dr. Kiyoharu Aizawa. A noteworthy event was the group discussion, with 6 to 7 students from different universities making up a group, which focused on how to recruit students for IEEE membership. Again, each group contributed a lot of effective and unique ideas.

View of the Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop (Photograph)

Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications

The Seventh Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC2001) was held at the University of Electro-Communications on Monday, September 17 through Thursday, September 20, 2001.

During the 4 days, about 300 participants attended the Conference from 17 countries /areas: 213 participants from Japan, 35 participants from Korea, 17 participants from China, and so on. After the keynote address by Dr. Toshiharu Aoki, President of NTT Data, two tutorial sessions, three panel sessions, and several technical sessions were held.

The APCC-IEEE ComSoc APB Joint Award was presented to Mr. Jun-ichi Kani for the most excellent paper entitled: 100Mbps/1Gbps Asymmetric Bandwidth Wide-area Access Network Based on Super-dense WDM Technologies.

(In this conference, 42 technical sessions were held and 164 papers were presented.)

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View of the APCC2001 (Photograph)
View of the Awarding Ceremony of APCC-IEEE ComSoc APB Joint Award (Photograph)
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