NORTH AMERICA REGION (NAR)
The Communications Society’s North American Region (NAR) consists of 93 IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Chapters in the following IEEE regions:
- United States:
- IEEE Region 1 – Northeastern USA: 16 ComSoc Chapters
- IEEE Region 2 – Eastern USA: 9 ComSoc Chapters
- IEEE Region 3 – Southeastern USA: 16 ComSoc Chapters
- IEEE Region 4 – Central USA: 9 ComSoc Chapters
- IEEE Region 5 – Southwestern USA: 11 ComSoc Chapters
- IEEE Region 6 – Western USA: 16 ComSoc Chapters
- IEEE Region 7 – Canada: 18 ComSoc Chapters
NAR is a community comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. To that end, the Society sponsors publications, conferences, educational programs, local activities, and technical committees that:
- Foster original work in all aspects of communications science, engineering, and technology.
- Encourage the development of applications that use signals to transfer voice, data, image, and/or video information between locations.
- Promote the theory and use of systems involving all types of terminals, computers, and information processors; all pertinent systems and operations that facilitate transfer; all transmission media; switched and unswitched networks; and network layouts, protocols, architectures, and implementations.
- Strongly advance developments toward meeting new market demands in systems, products, and technologies such as personal communications services, multimedia communications systems, enterprise networks, and optical communications systems.
ComSoc members stay on top of the world of communications technology by accessing up-to-the-minute technical information, networking with other experts in the field, and leveraging many other exclusive benefits. Volunteer members of the Society shape the course of ComSoc, its publications, technical activities, and conferences while the Society’s strength comes from the vision and dedication of its members and staff.
The IEEE Communications Society has evolved into a diverse group of global industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. Members interact across international and technological borders to:
- produce publications
- organize conferences
- foster educational programs
- promote local activities
- work on technical committees