27th Biennial Symposium on Communications          



The 27th Biennial Symposium on Communications will be held at

the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

in historic Kingston, Ontario, Canada

June 1-3, 2014

Welcoming reception on the evening of June 1, 2014

The 2014 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research

will be presented during the Symposium


QBSC 2014 continues a tradition that began in 1962. Founded to address the need for developing Canadian expertise in the new field of telecommunications, the symposium is the first of its kind in Canada and continues to foster greater understanding in the fields of coding and information theory as well as telecommunications and signal processing. It connects Canadian and global leaders in academia and industry as well as fosters students in their development as the professionals of the future. For many graduate students attending, it is their first chance to present their work to their future peers. Since its inception, papers presented at the symposium have focused on coding, Shannon, and information theory as well as the mathematical foundations of communications and signal processing.

The Symposium includes plenary and contributed papers. It is also the time when we acknowledge an exemplary colleague with the Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research (CATR). This is a career award that is traditionally presented at the QBSC banquet. The winner is chosen by their senior and prominent peers for the contributions made to the field of telecommunications. The competition for this award is and has been fierce.

The duration of the symposium will be three days in total. On Sunday, June 1, there will be two tutorials held (new additions); one in the morning and one in the afternoon with breaks and lunch. Registration and a reception will be held in the evening. The technical program will be held Monday andTuesday with keynote speakers on Monday and Tuesday. Two-hour lunches are planned to allow for collaboration and networking. The banquet will be a 1000-Island dinner/dance cruise aboard the Island Star with live music on Tuesday evening. The 2014 Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research and paper awards will be presented during the cruise.

QBSC 2014 is initiating a number of new features. To increase interest and participation by students, student travel grants, student paper competitions, and tutorials are planned. The plenary speakers and the tutorial presenters will be of the highest international caliber: engaging, visionary, and highly effective presenters are considered.

NEW : The authors of the top papers accepted for presentation at QBSC 2014 will be invited to submit extended versions of their work as a journal submission to a special issue of theCanadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CJECE) [http://ieee.ca/journal/]. These papers will be selected by the TPC chairs to be submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts portal. Accepted papers will be indexed on IEEE Xplore.Extensions must have sufficient new material to satisfy the IEEE guidelines and warrant a new dissemination.




For additional information please contact:

 Bernice Ison

Symposium Coordinator

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Queen’s University

Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada






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