Measurements and Networking
The purpose of the TC-37 is to increase awareness and interest in networking and to encourage I&M Society members to apply their skills and extend their knowledge of networking-related problems in I&M application field.
Indeed, given the complexity of modern networks and related systems, a multidisciplinary approach has to be followed for correctly addressing the technological challenges and issues that are arising and will arise in the future in the field of telecommunication systems and networking. So the TC-37 tries to promote the international cooperation and integration of researchers belonging to the IMS with ones coming from other areas of the telecommunication and information technologies. In particular, efforts are made for highlighting the important contribution of a metrological approach inside different areas of networking, looking also to emerging fields as IoT, Software Defined Radio, Software Defined Networks, Coexistence and interference problems in wireless networks, 5G systems, to cite a few. To these aims, TC-37 is in touch with several other bodies in the networking world, as IP Performance Metrics working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the SIGMETRICS special interest group of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the AMTA (Antenna Measurement Techniques Association).
The main fields of expertise include Measurement for networking, Networking for measurements, Measurements for network performance assessment, Measurements in/and for IoT, Measurements for security in networks. Recently, new emerging topics have been included as “Measurements on 5G systems” and “Antenna measurements for modern telecommunication systems”.
The TC cooperates with the technical committees of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference about the topics of expertise of TC-37, as well as it is massively involved in the organization of the biennial IEEE Symposium on Measurements and Networking and of the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium.
As for the standardization activity of IEEE, the TC-37 supports Working Groups involved in the development of standards sponsored or co-sponsored by IMS.
The TC-37 has links with other I&M technical committees, e.g., TC-13 Wireless and Telecommunications in Measurements and TC-36 Industrial Inspection, and also try to keep in touch with other IEEE societies as Communication Society and Computer Society.
(Chair of the TC-37)