The NY ComSoc chapter hosted a Virtual Distinguished Lecturer (VDL) talk on Oct 29, 2021. The presentation is “Connecting Space Assets to the Internet: Challenges and Solutions “, by Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, with a ComSoc session number 02136. The event is co-hosted by other 66 IEEE chapters (see details below).

Date: Friday Oct 29, 2021

Time: 8pm – 9:15pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: New York, USA

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Primary Host: New York Section Chapter,COM19


Fort Worth Section Chapter, COM19

Twin Cities Section Jt. Chapter, SP01/COM19

Philadelphia Section

Bangladesh Section Chapter, COM19

Harbin Section Chapter, COM19

Jamaica Section Chapter, COM19

Foothill Section Chapter,COM19

Pittsburgh Section Jt Chapter,VT06/COM19

Malaysia Section Jt Chap,VT06/COM19

Baltimore Section Chapter,COM19

Toronto Section Chapter, COM19/BT02

Long Island Section Chapter,COM19

Central Texas Sect Jt. Chap,COM19/SP01/CT08 Austin

Thailand Section Chapter, COM19

Binghamton Section Chapter,COM19

Indonesia Section Chapter,COM19

Northern Australia Section Jt. Chap, MTT17/COM19

Oakland-East Bay Section Chapter, COM19

Santa Clara Valley Section Chapter,COM19

Guangzhou Section Jt. Chapter, SP01/COM19-Shenzhen

Hyderabad Section Chapter,COM19

South Australia Section, SP01/COM19

Pune Section Chapter, COM19

Hamilton Section Chapter, SP01/IT12/COM19

Buenaventura Section Chapter,COM19

New South Wales Section Jt Chapter,SP01/COM19/OE22

Tokyo/FK/HR/NG/SP/SK/SE Jt Sec Chap,COM19

Central Indiana Section Jt. Chapter,SP01/COM19

Chicago Section Chapter, COM19

Canadian Atlantic Section Chapter, COM19

Coastal Los Angeles Section Chpt, SP01/VT06/COM19

Windsor Section Joint Chapter, SP01/COM19

Maine Section Chapter,C16/COM19

Kingston Section Chapter, C16/COM19

Central Iowa Section Jt. Chapter, SP01/CAS04/COM19

Columbus Section Jt Chapter,C16/COM19

Atlanta Section Chapter, COM19

Galveston Bay Section Chapter, COM19

Winnipeg Section Chapter, COM19

Seattle Sect Jt. Chap, COM19/VT06/BT02/IT12/ITS38

Karachi Section Chapter,COM19

Kansai Section Chapter,COM19

Orange County Section Chapter,SP01/COM19

Saint Maurice Sect Chap, COM19

Southeastern Michigan Sec,AES10/COM19

Kolkata Section Chapter, COM19

Madras Section Chapter, COM19

Victorian Section Chapter, COM19

Huntsville Section Jt. Chapter,AP03/MTT17/COM19

Northwest Florida Section Chap,C16/COM19

Xian Section Chapter, COM19

Hong Kong Section Jt. Chapter, CAS04/COM19

Montreal Section Chapter, IT12/COM19

Kitchener-Waterloo Section Chapter,COM19

Shanghai Section Chapter, COM19

North Saskatchewan Sect. Jt. Chap,CAS04/COM19/SP01

Northern Virginia Section Chapter,COM19

North Jersey Section Chapter,COM 19

Washington Section Chapter,COM19

New Jersey Coast Section Chapter,COM19

Bangalore Section Chapter, COM19

Kansas City Section Chapter, C16

Coastal South Carolina Chapter,C16/COM19/PE31

Buffalo Section Chapter,COM19

Baltimore Section Chapter,SP01

Syracuse Section Jt Chapter,AES10/COM19/SP01

Event Agenda

07:45 PM – 08:00 PM: Connecting to the ZOOM meeting

08:00 PM – 08:05 PM: Welcoming & IEEE ComSoc Membership Promotion

08:05 PM – 08:10 PM: Speaker Introduction

08:10 PM – 09:00 PM: Presentation (50 minutes)

09:00 PM – 09:10 PM: Questions and Answers (10 minutes)

09:10 PM – 09:15 PM: Closing Remarks

Talk Title

Connecting Space Assets to the Internet: Challenges and Solutions


Data communications between Earth and spacecrafts, such as satellites, have traditionally been carried out through dedicated links. Shared links using Internet Protocol-based communication offers a number of advantages over dedicated links. The movement of spacecrafts however gives rise to mobility management issues.

This talk will discuss various mobility management solutions for extending the Internet connection to spacecrafts.  The talk with provide an overview of the network layer based  solution being developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force and compare with the transport layer based solution that have been developed at University of Oklahoma in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Network in motion is an extension of the host mobility protocols for managing the mobility of networks which are in motion, such as those in airplanes and trains. The application of networks in motion will be illustrated for both terrestrial and space environment.

Speaker Bio

Mohammed Atiquzzaman obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1984 and 1987, respectively.  He currently holds the Edith J Kinney Gaylord Presidential professorship in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Atiquzzaman is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Vehicular Communications, and serves/served on the editorial boards of many journals including IEEE Communications Magazine, Real Time Imaging Journal, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems and Journal of Sensor Networks and International Journal of Communication Systems. He co-chaired the IEEE High Performance Switching and Routing Symposium (2003, 2011), IEEE Globecom and ICC (2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006), IEEE VTC (2013)  and the SPIE Quality of Service over Next Generation Data Networks conferences (2001, 2002, 2003). He was the panels co-chair of INFOCOM’05, and is/has been in the program committee of many conferences such as INFOCOM, Globecom, ICCCN, ICCIT, Local Computer Networks, and serves on the review panels at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Atiquzzaman received IEEE Communication Society’s Fred W. Ellersick Prize, IEEE Distinguished Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Satellite Communications Technical Contribution Award, and NASA Group Achievement Award for “outstanding work to further NASA Glenn Research Center’s effort in the area of Advanced Communications/Air Traffic Management’s Fiber Optic Signal Distribution for Aeronautical Communications” project. He is the co-author of the book “Performance of TCP/IP over ATM networks” and has over 350 refereed publications, available at

His current research interests are in areas of transport protocols, wireless and mobile networks, ad hoc networks, satellite networks, power-aware networking, and optical communications. His research has been funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Air Force, Cisco, Honeywell, Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.

Total Registration: 462 (as of 10/29/2021)

Peak attendance: 184

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