Webinar: Bringing the Power of AI to IoT

Last 27th of February, we had our first webinar titled: Bringing the Power of AI to IoT, by Dennis Zarate. This webinar, organized by the Industry Relations Committee of ComSoc LA Region and ComSoc Peru Chapter, was a success thanks to the support of the YP ComSoc committee and the participation of the audience, mostly young professionals.

Topics covered in the webinar were the following:

– Data value chain in IoT
– Importance massive IoT of LPWAN technologies (Sigfox, LoRa,NB-IoT and LTE-M).
– Power of IoT an AI
– Use cases and opportunities of IOT & AI
– Challenges of IoT & AI in implementation

The talk had many interesting questions by audience about AI and IoT applications in industry and business models.


About the speaker:

Dennis Zarate Torres obtained a Master in Business Administration MBA CENTRUM PUCP, International Master in Leadership at EADA Barcelona-Spain, Telecommunications Engineer at Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), with internship studies at Peking University China (Doing Business in China) and the Polytechnic School at São Paulo University.

He works as Solutions Architect at America Movil Claro Perú, and President to the technical commission of Internet of Things at  Engineers College of Peru at the chapter Electronic Engineering chapter and was president of the IEEE COMSOC PUCP in 2010. Specialized in Big Data, Data Science and IoT solutions.

UNSA International Symposium on Communication


UNSAUNSA ISCOMM 2019 is the most important event in the field of wireless and wired communications to take place in Arequipa, Peru. It will be hosted by Universidad Nacional San Agustín de Arequipa on March 28–29, 2019. We aim to attract professionals from the academia as well as the industry to share their latest results with the scientific, academic and industrialcommunity in the field of communications technologies. This symposium is organized around the keynote speeches of our award-winning guests. You are eagerly invited to see the details and news at our symposium homepage: https://www.unsaiscomm.org.

Arequipa is called the white city and is well-known for its nice weather all year round, colonial downtown, delicious cuisine and touristic attractions nearby.

Papers in all areas of wired and wireless communications and networks are welcomed. Expected topics include, but they are not limited to:

Physical layer and Communications theory

  • AI-based communications systems
  • Channel estimation and modeling
  • Modulation techniques
  • Multi-carrier schemes
  • Interference estimation
  • Cognitive radio
  • Energy efficient PHY
  • Physical layer security
  • Ultra wideband
  • mmWave
  • Massive MIMO
  • Antenna design and characterization
  • Pulseshape design
  • 5G PHY
  • IoT PHY


Wired and Wireless Networks

  • AI-based networks
  • Software-defined wired/wireless networks
  • Wireless sensor networksOptical networks
  • Internet
  • Social networks
  • QoS and traffic management
  • IoT Networks
  • Ultra-dense networks
  • Multi-RAT networks
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Smart cities



  • Visible light communications
  • Power line communications
  • Satellite communications
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Localization and tracking
  • M2M communications
  • P2P communications


Authors are invited to submit original, 4-6 pages papers written in English and following the IEEE conference format guidelines and the instructions at our webpage. Accepted and presented papers will be published at IEEE Xplore and in the UNSA ISCOMM 2019 Proceedings. Aiming to encourage undergraduate students’ participation, a poster session is also planned. Check our webpage for details. Further information can be obtained mailing to information@unsaiscomm.org



Paper submission deadline: December 18, 2018

Extended Deadline: February 10, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2019

Camera ready submission: February 28, 2019

DLT Yi Quian Tour 2018

This year 2018 we received DLT Yi Quian on his tour of Latin America that included the countries of Bolivia, Chile and Peru. On August 9 and 10 he was in the city of Lima, as a speaker at the International Conference on Electronic, Electrical Engineering and Computing (INTERCON 2018) that was held at the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM).


Yi Qian is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Prior to joining UNL, he worked in the telecommunications industry. Some of his previous professional positions include serving as a senior member of scientific staff and a technical advisor at Nortel Networks, a senior systems engineer and a technical advisor at several start-up companies, an assistant professor at University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and a senior researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research interests include information assurance and network security, network design, network modeling, simulation and performance analysis for next generation wireless networks, wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, vehicular networks, smart grid communication networks, broadband satellite networks, optical networks, high-speed networks and the Internet. He was the previous Chair of IEEE Technical Committee for Communications and Information Security. He was the Technical Program Chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2018. He is serving on the editorial boards for several international journals and magazines, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.


The topic “On 5G Wireless Security” showed the audience, both professionals and students, the impact of these technologies in the world and in our country. The participants were satisfied with the innovative topics and information received, as they were able to clarify their doubts and know in the near future.


In addition to the conference, Yi Qian enjoyed the Intercon dinner where he shared his experiences of the tour with colleagues and keynotes from other participating chapters.



On his last day he visited the ruins and the museum of Pachacamac and participated in a dinner with the comitee of the ComSoc Peru Chapter where the research lines and projects he is currently carrying out were discussed and could also be done together with Peruvian students.