IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter Won Three International Academic Activities Awards at IEEE Globecom 2018

IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter won three international academic activities awards at IEEE Globecom 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from December 9th to13th in 2018, which are 2018 Chapter Of The Year Award, Asia Pacific Region 2018 Chapter Achievement Award, 2018 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference Contribution Award, and the chair of Harbin Chapter, Prof. Weixiao Meng, won 2018 Member and Global Activites Contribution Award.

IEEE Communications Society has 4 regions and 25,600 members currently in the world. China belongs to the Asia-Pacific, which includes 6 chapters.As the youngest one, IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter contains 147 members from universities and institutions in three provinces of Northeast China. The chapter is a non-profit academic organization aiming to lead the professional career of members, provide academic exchange platforms and service channels for members so as to promote the development of communication theory, technology and industry.

Harbin Chapter was founded by Prof. Weixiao Meng in 2012, who was also the chair. Associate Prof. Shuai Han served as the vice chair and established the student chair. In the past 6 years, Harbin Chapter has made outstanding achievements in academic exchanges, membership services, upgrades, development, information consultation and won consistent commendation from IEEE Communications Society. This is the first time for Chinese academic organizations to win the serialization of international academic activities award. Prof. Weixiao Meng attended the conference,accepted the award from the international academic organization and made a speech.

In the past one year, IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter tried its best to attract more elites and promote quantity and quality of its membership. In order to enrich the chapter   and elevate its international influence, Harbin Chapter organized a series of recruiting events facing to faculties and students of northeastern universities in China which has relative great influence.

The core volunteers has made a lot of effort to enhance the IEEE and ComSoc. Chapter Chair, Prof. Weixiao Meng and Vice Chair, Dr. Shuai Han organized a publicity meeting where they described the history, development and current influence of the IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter in details, which have become one of routine activities for newcomers every September. Prof. Weixiao Meng kept contacting with all the EEE and ECE Deans of universities from three provinces of Northeast China, encouraged them to distribute the recruiting polices to the corresponding areas of their own universities. Faculty members also shared the functions of IEEE ComSoc with their students and inspired them to start their professional careers with ComSoc student members. At the same time, Harbin Chapter noticed the crutial state of multimedia, so it made full use of social networks for more sufficient propaganda. After contacting with professors who are focusing on information and communications engineering in northeastern universities, QQ ,WeChat and other social communication groups which mainly oriented to teachers, master and Ph.D students were established among universities and various organizations. IEEE ComSoc Harbin Chapter nominated Ms. Qian Chen, a Ph.D student member as the student chair, who plays an important bridge role between chapter and all kinds of students in March, 2018.In those groups, Harbin Chapter issued the relevant notifications for the recruiting events and sent warm invitations to the potential teachers and students. In order to organize some activities afterward convieniently, Harbin Chapter raised funds to customize T-shirts for the new members and guests, and mailed them to everyone, which were extremely popular among them. Since most of students had no VISA/MASTER cards, the payment of membership became knotty. A faculty member was willing to pay equivalent dollars online for new student members so that the problem was succesfully solved. From these details, therefore, newcomers increased their confidence to Harbin Chapter.

Due to meticulously preparation, many teachers and students responded positively. In order to remain its lasting competitiveness, Harbin Chapter held more than 10 visiting academic lectures last year and hosted 3 DLT and DLS in recent years. In addition, they drafted newsletters to ComSoc twice a year. Their Monday Seminar is still ongoing chairing by student members in Harbin once a week.

Thanks to IEEE Communications Society for confirming the achievements of IEEE Comsoc Harbin Chapter in the last year and awarding the three awards for it. Harbin Chapter will keep seriousness, pragmatic and innovation, try to make greater effort for advanced contributions to IEEE Communications Society in the future.