Guoliang Xue has been elected vice president of conferences for the Communications Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Xue is a professor of computer science and engineering in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering.

Professor Guoliang Xue

Professor Guoliang Xue

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association focused on advancing technological innovation, with more than 400,000 members from about 160 countries.

The Communications Society is the second largest society within IEEE, with about 50,000 members. It sponsors about 60 conferences and meetings each year around the world that spotlight cutting-edge research in communications and information technologies.

Overall, about 18,000 research papers are submitted for those events, and about 7,000 papers are chosen each year to appear in the conference and meeting proceedings publications.

Xue’s duties in the vice president’s role began Jan. 1. His term continues through 2017.

Xue’s goals include improving the experience of research paper authors, keeping the costs of conference publications and registration fees affordable, developing new conferences and helping young society members develop into leaders of the group.

He also wants to increase participation of industry representatives in conferences, as well as the presentations of papers by authors who are in industry.

Xue is a Fellow of the IEEE and has published technical papers in several of the institute’s leading research journals. He has won several best paper awards and was the Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2010.

He has also been an editor for leading IEEE journals on information and communications technologies.

He has extensive experience in conference organization, serving in chair and vice chair positions for a number of major symposiums and conferences, including INFOCOM 2010 and GLOBECOM 2012.

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