A Newsletter That Will Keep You Updated on 11 Emerging Technologies

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7 February 2017

Did you know that IEEE launched a 5G Initiative in December? Or that the IEEE Big Data Initiative now offers an easily accessible Web-based repository of datasets, IEEE DataPort, which serves the growing needs of people working in research facilities and industry?

You can find out about such offerings by signing up for the IEEE Future Directions Committee’s free e-newsletter. It highlights what’s going on in all of its 11 initiatives, including ones for the brain, digital senses (augmented and virtual reality, and human augmentation), and cybersecurity.

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The IEEE Software Defined Networks Initiative published the white paper “Towards 5G Software-Defined Ecosystems.”

And the IEEE Sensors Journal issued a call for papers for its special issue on smart sensors for smart grids and smart cities. (The deadline is 31 March.)

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