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Welcome Message

On behalf of the Wireless and Optical Communications Conference (WOCC) Planning Committee, we welcome you to its 20th annual event, WOCC 2011.

On its 20th birthday, WOCC 2011 will publish peer reviewed papers in IEEE Conf. Proceedings. Over the last two decades, the WOCC has become a major event for telecommunications professionals in both the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region. The conference provides an excellent forum and opportunity for presenting research new results, discussing emerging technologies and innovative research ideas, and networking among telecommunications professionals. The theme of this year's conference is "Converging Communications for Internet of Things", highlighting the proliferation and advances of high-speed Internet services and applications in inspiring new intelligent communication and computing capabilities for our society.

The technical program of WOCC 2011 will feature four parallel Symposiums on Wireless Communications and Networking, on Optical Communications and Networking, on Emerging Networks and Future Internet, and on Multimedia Services and Applications. In addition, exhibitions from sponsoring organizations and graduate student posters will be presented at the conference.

We hope your participation in WOCC 2011 is a productive and rewarding experience and thank you for your participation and contribution in making WOCC 2011 a successful conference.

Victor Lawrence

Conference Chair


Hongya Ge

Conference Organizer

Rounded Rectangle: Victor Lawrence is the Charles Bachelor Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean for Special Programs at Stevens Institute of Technology. Formerly he served as the vice-president at AT&T and Lucent Technologies. An IEEE Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Lawrence has received numerous awards, including the 2004 IEEE Award in International Communication, and in 1997, he shared an Emmy Award for the HDTV Grand Alliance Standard. Dr. Lawrence is also an avid supporter of international education and technology exchange programs, and has personally championed the effort to bring fiber optic connectivity to Africa in order to improve the communications infrastructure of some of the world’s poorest countries

Rounded Rectangle: Hongya Ge received the B.S. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), the M.S. degree from the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Ph.D.
degree from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, in 1982, 1985, and 1994, respectively, all in electrical engineering. Since 1995, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, where she is currently an associate professor. Her research interests are in the general areas of statistical signal and array processing for communications, radar, sonar, and radio astronomy. Her research has been sponsored by NSF, NJCST, US Army CECOM, Texas Instruments, Physical Optics Communications, ONR-NUWC, and other high-tech firms