The Communication Chapter of the IEEE Communications Society
was organized on October 25th 1995 by National Semiconductor engineer Dwight
Borses, the chapter held its first monthly meeting in November 1995.
The first meeting was very successful and monthly meetings have been held
since. Our meetings feature prominent speakers and always provide
a venue for making important local industry contacts.
In March of 2000, the chapter formed a joint chapter with
the Signal Processing chapter of the IEEE Orange County section and become
known as the ComSig chapter.
ComSig's mission is to: Enhance the knowledge and competence
of our members and advance the communications and signal processing art.
If you are already a Communications Society member or a Signal Processing
Society member and live in Orange County, then you are automatically a member
of ComSig. If not, then please consider joining with the 500 plus
other Orange County engineers who are dedicated to advancing the communications
and signal processing art. Other than the fellowship, there are many
other reasons to join. First of all, you will receive a society magazine,
a respected information source that many members consider the primary membership
benefit. The magazine constantly seeks editors, authors and reviewers.
The technical heart of the Communications Society and of
the Signal Processing Society is in their Technical Committees, which cover
virtually all significant and hot topics in the field. The Technical
Committees put together workshops, symposia, and sessions at major conferences,
and lead the Societies into new technical areas. Any member of either
Society can become a member of any Technical Committee by attending a few
of its meetings, held at major conferences.
Each year, the two societies hold major conferences such
as ICC, Globecom, and Infocom, which attract thousands of participants who
have a desire to learn and much to share. The value of attending a
single conference (at low member rates) frequently exceeds the entire cost
of membership. The members find as much value in quiet discussions
and in making and maintaining contacts as in the well-designed sessions themselves.
We in Orange County hold approximately 8 to 12 meetings a
year. Some are meetings on topic concerning our members only, some
are joint meetings with the Orange County Computer chapter on topic of mutual
interest. From time to time, we also hold meetings with the Los Angeles