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About the Conference

2005 will mark the 48th annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. GLOBECOM 2005 is sponsored by the IEEE Communication Society, St. Louis IEEE Section and the IEEE Region 5. The St. Louis area is a major center for the global telecommunications industry and serves as home to many of the largest corporations and also a large number of smaller firms in this industry.

The theme of GLOBECOM 2005 "Discovery, Past and Future" characterizes the continuing pervasiveness of telecommunications in all aspects of global society, industry, and government. The technical sessions of GLOBECOM 2005 will be presented in eight Symposia:

General Conference
Toward an Autonomic Internet
Computer & Network Security
Communication Theory
Wireless Communications
Signal Processing for Communications
Advances for Networks & Internet
Photonic Technologies for Communications


In addition, we will feature keynote sessions presented by leaders of our industry, a full tutorial and workshop program, student activities, and other targeted programs. A "Designers & Developers Forum" and a "Telecom Business Forum" will include papers, panels and exhibits of products that design and development engineers use in their activity on new products. See Authors page for program information. St. Louis is a very modern city and offers visitors an opportunity to participate in our fine cultural, entertainment, sporting, and dining events. We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis to again celebrate discovery, past and future.