IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing (COLCOM 2013)

by Manuel Bojato

Medellin – Colombia hosted the 6th IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computer (COLCOM 2013). COLCOM is the most important IEEE conference in Colombia that brings the progress, research and recent development of the academia and industry in communications and computer science.

This event is organized by IEEE ComSoc Society Colombia Chapter, IEEE Computer Society Colombia Chapter and IEEE Colombia Section. IEEE Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana was the host Student Branch.

In COLCOM-2013 the main topic was “ICT for development”, the Information and Communications Technologies – ICT – which are considered the driving force behind the development of a region. In the actual world it is necessary to expand the coverage of transport and access networks, improve the services and applications that decrease the digital divide between ICTs and society.