WCA Events

WCA CenterStage presents: CMUSV Next-Gen Wireless Research Projects

October 15th 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Bldg 23, Moffett Field, CA
Cost: $20 through October 5th, $30 afterwards. Refreshments will be provided.

Silicon Valley is home for some of the most distinguished universities involved in wireless research and development. In the first of a planned series, WCA spotlights the wireless happenings at our Bay area universities and colleges.

Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus offers graduate degrees through Carnegie Mellon's top-ranked College of Engineering. CMU-SV opened in 2002 and is located at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Mountain View. As a rough estimate, upwards of 90 percent of their studies are wireless-related.

Join faculty and researchers at Carnegie Mellon as they present the latest news from next generation wireless research projects underway at the Silicon Valley campus. These exciting projects are in various stages and include multiple opportunities for partnership and collaboration.

• CROSSMobile
CROSSMobile is an open mobile architecture, enabled by controlled cross-layer information exchange between radio, network, and application layers (both on-device and in-cloud), coupled with information-owner-based privacy and security controls. In the past year, the campus has created, at lab scale, a working networking supporting cellular calls, text messages, data transmission and an application-optimized virtual computing framework.

• WEA+
WEA+ examines the effectiveness of Wireless Emergency Alerts, with sponsorship from the US Department of Homeland Security. Researchers are using CROSSMobile to create a test bed with client-side and server-side filtering to emulate creation and broadcast of messages and to collect data from participants.

• Survivable Social Network (SSN)
SSN is a network of small nodes installed and maintained within communities to re-establish communications after disasters using social networking, wireless networking and smartphones. The SSN includes a Web application in HTML5 for users and a mesh network of access points to create the "survivable" network.

Register now at cmusv.eventbrite.com - Discount registration will end on October 5th - Act now!

-- Bob Iannucci, W6EI, Director, Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus and Associate Dean, CMU College of Engineering
-- Martin Griss, KJ6MIN, Principal Research Scientist, Director, Disaster Management Initiative, CMU Electrical and Computer Engineering
-- Hakan Erdogmus, Associate Teaching Professor, CMU Electrical and Computer Engineering
-- Patrick Tague, W6PDT, Associate Research Professor, CMU Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Director, Information Networking Institute

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WCA LBS SIG presents: LocationPalooza 2014

October 23rd 2014, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Umpqua Bank, 225 W Santa Clara Street #150, San Jose, CA 95113
Cost: $20 through October 12th, $30 afterwards. Refreshments will be provided.

The Wireless Communications Alliance LBS SIG is celebrating its 7th Anniversary! To celebrate, we are bringing back our most popular event where the "best and brightest" location apps show off why you should be so excited about downloading them. Past presenters at this event include AHA, Glympse, Geodelic, Networks in Motion, and Google Maps.

Pardon the pun, but location is EVERYWHERE these days. It is in the news, it’s on Capitol Hill, and it’s inside your favorite apps.

Join us on Oct 23rd, 2014 to see some cutting-edge, life-changing apps that you'll want to get on your phone NOW, and also get an opportunity to network with movers and shakers in the mobile app industry. The event will be hosted by Umpqua Bank.

-- Paul McBurney, CEO, GopherHush

-- Glympse
-- Wave
-- Life360 (invited)
-- ShopKick (invited)
-- Waze (invited)
-- ...and more

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Industry Partner Events

September 18-19 2014
Qualcomm Uplinq : Mobile Developers Conference
San Francisco, CA

If you're a developer, you can't afford to miss Uplinq - the only conference for developers that focuses on the distinct intersection of mobile, computing and wireless through technical education sessions, business content and networking opportunities. Get views into what's coming next in wireless technology and deep insights into how Qualcomm® technologies enhance your apps.

Register now for Qualcomm Uplinq.


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• Academia admission policy: Faculty, researchers and students from high schools, colleges or universities will be admitted free to all regular 2014 WCA events. (Academia admission does not apply to events which don't offer a walk-in registration, to co-located events, or to sold-out events. Refer to the event details.) Registration codes for eligible events are sent to the department admins of academia partner schools once pre-registration is opened. Educational institutions wishing to become a WCA academia partner should apply via email.

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About The WCA

Founded in 1993, the Wireless Communications Alliance (aka "WCA") is a Silicon Valley-based, all-volunteer, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing opportunities for education, connection, and community in the wireless industry. The WCA accomplishes these goals by hosting seminars/panels; providing networking opportunities; encouraging and supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs; and helping to build and maintain bridges between business and academia. Supporting academia and technical education is a primary goal of the WCA. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the WCA is near several world-class universities, colleges, and think tanks. Despite the meteoric rise in mobile technology, research has shown that only 5% of incoming college freshmen identify wireless as a career goal. To help ensure a strong talent pool in the coming decade the WCA invites college students to attend our events at no charge in the hopes that exposure to the wireless industry will encourage the them to shift their major and course focus towards wireless.