APCC 2013
APCC 2013

APCC 2013

APCC, Asia – Pacific Conference on Communications, is a prestigious regional conference in Asia Pacific, which is the region with the highest growth in the world of ICT technology. APCC is supported by the IEEE Communications Society, the KICS in Korea, the IEICE Communications Society in Japan, and the CIC in China. The names of the APCC Steering Committee members are also thrilling: the great figures who pioneered the world of ICT. APCC was first held in 1993 in Taejon, Korea. This year, the 19th APCC was held at the Bali Dynasty Resort in Kuta Beach, 29 to 31 August 2013. The local organisers in Indonesia was the IEEE Comsoc Indonesia Chapter, University of Telkom, and University of Udayana.

The attendees of the APCC 2013

Thursday, 29 August, the APCC 2013 was opened. Opening speeches were delivered by Dr. Wiseto Agung (GC APCC 2013), Satriyo Dharmanto (Chair , IEEE Indonesia Comsoc Chapter), Dr. Ali Muayyadi (Telkom University representative), Prof. Zhen Yang (Chair of APCC Steering Committee; Chair of the CIC), Dr. Yoshihiro Ishikawa (Chair, IEICE Communications Society), Prof. You- Ze Cho (Vice Chair , KICS), and Kuncoro Wastuwibowo (Chair, IEEE Indonesia Section). IEEE Indonesia Section itself represented the IEEE as the technical activity endorser.

The APCC 2013 Opening Ceremony
Opening speech by the APCC 2013 General Chair (Dr Wiseto Agung)
Opening speech by the IEEE Indonesia Section Chair (Kuncoro Wastuwibowo)

Keynote speeches were delivered successively by Prof. Byeong Gi Lee (Past President, IEEE Communications Society; Past President, KICS), Prof. Adnan Al-Anbuky (Director of Sensor Network and Smart Environment (SENSE) Research Lab, School of Engineering Auckland University of Technology, Auckland New Zealand), Mr. Indra Utoyo (CISP, Telkom Indonesia; Chairman, MIKTI), and Mr. Ichiro Inoue (Network Systems Planning & Innovation Project, NTT).

Gala Dinner of the APCC 2013

The next activities included special speech sessions, tutorial sessions, parallel presentation sessions, poster sessions, etc. In the tutorial session, The tutors were professors from Coventry University. This is a modern university (compared to classical universities) that gained a lot of appreciation and awards everywhere this year. Another regular event was the Gala Dinner, with its semi-formal atmosphere, but also with its permission for a laugh-out-loud sessions. Here the Paper Awards were also presented by the APCC Steering Committee.

[1] IEICE Communications Society – Global Newsletter Vol. 37, No. 4 [URL]
[2] Proceeding of the APCC 2013 at the IEEE Explorer [URL]
[3] Analytics of the APCC 2013 at Scimago [URL]

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