2022 IEEE 5th Future Networks World Forum (FNWF’22)
Theme: A Comprehensive Look at 5G and Beyond
12-14 October 2022, Montreal, Canada, with virtual options

Organized by IEEE Future Networks, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Montreal Section

Technical Paper Submission: 31 July 2022
Workshop Paper Submission: 31 July 2022
Acceptance Notification: 31 July 2022
Camera-ready Submission: 31 August 2022

The 2022 IEEE 5th Future Networks World Forum (FNWF’22) seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate future network technologies and applications beyond 5G, and how they can benefit society.

This will be an in-person event in Montreal, Canada with options for virtual attendance to be announced.

5G systems have started to deliver a novel mobile network architecture that not only improves physical data rate, but also creates a new ecosystem allowing the deployment of novel services and applications. A key target for future networks will be to improve support not only for classical mobile broadband applications and services but also for vertical industry (e.g. Intelligent Transport, Industrial IoTs, eHealth, etc.) and other mobility-based services.

This conference, called the 5G World Forum in its first four years, aims to bring experts from industry, academia and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances in 5G and towards 6G, and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of 5G while identifying and investigating the possibilities of future networks.


  1. Call for Technical Papers
  2. Call for Symposia Papers
  3. Call for Workshop Papers
  4. Call for Tutorial Proposals
  5. Call for Topical and Vertical Session Proposals
  6. Call for Industry Forum and Panel Proposals
  7. Call for Entrepreneurship and Innovations Forum Proposals
  8. Call for Industry Demonstrations
  9. Requirements for paper submissions


Original, innovative, and high-quality papers are solicited in the following technical topics of interest, but are not limited to:


  • Track 1: 5G and Future Networks Technologies [submit]
  • Track 2: 5G and Future Networks Application and Services [submit]
  • Track 3: 5G and Future Networks Trials, Experimental Results, Deployment Scenarios, Hardware and Test/Measurements [submit]
  • Track 4: 5G and Future Networks Special Verticals [submit]
  • Track 5: 5G and Future Networks Special Topicals [submit]
Track 1: 5G and Future Networks Technologies
o    5G and beyond New Radio (NR) specification

o    Flexible and programmable RAN

o    Cloud-RAN, functional split

o    5G and beyond Ultra large Cell technologies

o    5G and beyond Small Cell Technologies

o    Network Slicing

o    Multi-service architectures

o    5G and beyond wireless technologies

o    Cloud-based 5G and beyond mobile architectures

o    5G and beyond Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

o    Software Defined Networking (SDN) for 5G and beyond

o    Spectrum utilization and sharing

o    Massive MIMO Communications

o    Dynamic Beamforming techniques

o    Free Space Optical

o    Multicast / Broadcast in 5G and beyond

o    Convergence of RAN and Core Network

o    Novel mobility management

o    Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)

o    Multi-Connectivity/RAT

o    Resource (network, relay, cloud-computing, etc.) management techniques in 5G and beyond Wireless

o    Device-to-Device Communications and networking

o    Cognitive spectrum access

o    X-haul transport network

o    Self-backhaul / integrated access networks

o    Energy efficient network design and protocols for 5G and beyond


o    QoE/QoS management over 5G and beyond

o    Dynamic QoS framework as an enabler for disruptive use cases and services

o    Network and protocol interoperability in 5G and beyond Wireless Networks

o    Heterogeneous cells and communications

o    Millimeter wave communications

o    Coordinated and small-scale cell communications

o    Machine learning and adaptive techniques for 5G and beyond

o    Ultra-reliability and low-latency in 5G and beyond

o    5G and beyond and AI

o    6G technologies

o    LEO and Satellite Technologies

Track 2: 5G and Future Networks Applications and Services
o       Smart Cities, Smart Public Places

o       Smart Home, and 5G and beyond -based Building Automation

o       Smart Agriculture and Water Management

o       Cyber-physical systems, Context Awareness, Situation Awareness, Ambient Intelligence

o       Collaborative Applications and Systems

o       Service Experiences and Analysis

o       Cloud services with 5G & Future Networks

o       Next Generation Consumer Electronics with 5G & Future Networks


o       Consumer Electronics, Assisted Living, Rural Services and Production

o       5G and beyond Wireless Networks for body sensors

o       Crowd-sensing, human centric sensing

o       Big data and 5G and beyond Data Analytics

o       Internet Applications Naming and Identifiers

o       Social-aware 5G and beyond networks

o       Industry of the future, e.g., Industry 4.0

o       Semantic Technologies, Collective Intelligence

o       Cognitive and Reasoning about Things and Smart Objects

o       Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) and 5G and beyond

o       Horizontal application development for 5G and beyond

o       Design principles and best practices for 5G and beyond application development

o       Open Communities, Open API, Open Source

o       Testbeds/ Federated Testbed

o       Test-bed as a Service for Future Networks

Vertical Oriented Applications

o         Healthcare, e-Health, Assisted Living

o         Building Management and Operation Automation

o         Environmental Monitoring

o         Connected Car, Automotive

Intelligent Transport

o         Aerospace and Defense

o         Smart Grid, Energy Management

o         Utilities Management and Operation

o         Consumer Electronics, Assisted Living, Rural Services

o         Mining, Oil & Gas, Digital Oilfield, Electronic Oilfield

o         Agriculture, Industrial IoT, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retailing

o         Additive Manufacturing

o         Logistics, Entertainment

o         Large Event Management

o         Industrial Service Creation and Management

o         Financial Services

o         Health of Machinery

o         Highway, Rail Systems

o         Industry of the Future, e.g., Industry 4.0

o         Media & Entertainment

o         Digital Twins of Complex systems with 5G & Future networks


Track 3: 5G and Future Networks Trials, Experimental Results, Deployment Scenarios, Hardware and Tests/Measurements
5G Experimental Scenarios

o       Closing the Gap between Research and Implementation

o       Experimental prototypes, Test-Bed and Field Trial Experiences

o       Multi-Objective 5G System Modelling and Analysis—Performance, Energy, Reliability, Robustness

o       5G Interconnections Analysis—QoS, Scalability, Performance, Interference

o       Real case deployment scenarios and results

o       5G deployment at Government and ISPs

o       5G deployment on agriculture, retails, smart cities, etc

o       5G Interconnections among ISPs Analysis—QoS, Scalability, Performance, Interference management

o       Gap Analysis for real deployments

o       5G and Future Internet architectures

o       Standardization and Regulation


Future Networks Experimental Scenarios

o       Infrastrructureless communication

o       AI driven encoding & decoding

o       Future network simulators

5G and Future Network Hardware and Test/Measurements

o       Massive MIMO, MU-MIMO, Multi-RAT system architectures

o       Reconfigurable and switching wireless network topologies

o       RF beamforming, digital beamforming and hybrid beamforming architectures

o       Beam steering and phased arrays

o       Antenna system architectures

o       5G and beyond Radio designs

o       RFIC and CMOS technologies and architectures for 5G and beyond

o       RF, PA, PLL, Source, phase shifting, ADC/DAC/Modem blocks Full-Duplex and STAR architectures and evaluation methods

o       RF blockers and interference cancelers

o       Test and measurement over entire 5G and beyond ecosystem.

o       Multi-standard coverage and measurement approaches

o       Antennas and Massive MIMO OTA tests

o       Array timing and synchronization

o       Channel measurements and modeling

o       Radio measurements at microwave and mm-waves

o       Signal characterization

o       5G and beyond device/component level testing;

o       mmWave Material, transistor and nonlinear device measurements

o       Terahertz for Future Networks (6G)

Track 4: 5G and Future Networks Special Verticals
o   Tactile Internet

o   Smart factories and Industry 4.0

o   Automotive, Intelligent Transport

o   5G and beyond & Autonomous Driving

o    Industrial 5G and beyond Service Creation and Management Aspects

o    Smart Grid, Energy Management

o    5G-based Supply Chains & Logistics

o    5G and beyond Wireless Networks for the Industrial Internet of Things

o    E-Health and mobile health over 5G and beyond networks

Track 5: 5G and Future Networks Special Topicals
Policy & Regulation

o    Policy and Regulations

o    5G and beyond Spectrum

o    Best Practices, Standards, and Open Source

o    Technical enforcement of legal 5G regulations, service level agreements, mutual legal assistance requests, etc.

o         Privacy and security in 5G and beyond Internet of Things: data sharing, threats, liability, audit and compliance concerns for cloud-supported 5G and beyond, fog and edge computing

5G Standardization

o    ITU-T IMT2020 Spectrum standardization

o    IEEE 5G and future networks standardization

o    3GPP 5G and future networks standardization

o    ITU-T 5G and future networks standardization

o    ETSI 5G and future networks standardization


Contacts for Technical Papers
TPC-Chair, Essaid Sabir,
TPC Co-Chair, Halima Elbiaze,
TPC Co-Chair, Gunes Kurt,
TPC Co-Chair, Walid Saad,
TPC Co-Chair, Francisco Falcone,


Original, innovative, and high-quality papers are solicited in the following technical topics of interest:

S1. Symposium on 6G Mobile Networks [CFP | submit]
S2. Symposium on Blockchain Future Networks [CFP | submit]
S3. Symposium on Connecting the Un/Under-Connected in 5G and Beyond [CFP | submit]
S4. Symposium on IoT & Sensor Networks [CFP | submit]
S5. Symposium on Satellite & Space Communications [CFP | submit]
S6. Symposium on Security for 5G and Future Networks [CFP | submit]
S7. Symposium on Next Generation Networks and Internet [CFP | submit]
S8. Symposium on Optical Communication [CFP | submit]
S9. Symposium on AI/ML-driven Communications [CFP | submit]
S10. Symposium on 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility [CFP | submit]



Workshops typically include a mix of regular and invited presentations including regular papers, invited papers, as well as invited presentations and panels to facilitate highly interactive sessions. Papers submitted to workshops will be evaluated and peer-reviewed along the same criteria as the regular sessions. Accepted and presented papers will be added to IEEE Xplore and the conference proceedings.

2022 FNWF Workshops accepting paper submissions:

Important dates for Workshop proposal submissions
Proposals due: 1 May 2022
Notification of selection: rolling acceptances through 5 May 2022
Website setup + CFP dissemination: Rolling basis
Deadline for paper submission: 31 July 2022
Acceptance Notification: 15 August 2022
Camera-Ready Submission: 31 August 2022

Contact for Special and Workshop Sessions
Workshop co-chair, Eman Hammad,
Workshop co-chair, Mohammad Patwary,
Workshop co-chair, Mithun Mukherjee,



Submit a tutorial proposal

Download the Tutorials Call for Proposals PDF

IEEE FNWF’22 solicits proposals for Tutorials of up to 90 minutes that complement the regular program with clear and focused coverage in new and emerging topics within the scope of the conference. Tutorials are an opportunity for researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry to learn about state-of-the-art research. Proposals should concisely describe the motivation, the content, and the structure of the tutorial.

Tutorial Proposal Format
Tutorial proposals (4 pages maximum) in PDF format (Column: Single, Font: Times Roman, Size: 11 pt) should be submitted by the prospective Tutorial Speaker(s). Tutorial proposal submission must include the following:

  • Title of Tutorial
  • Name, Affiliation and E-mail of Tutorial Speaker
  • Abstract (200 words)
  • Description of the Tutorial Proposal
    • Objectives and motivation
    • Novelty, highlighting the technical innovations presented in this tutorial
    • Tutorial content, indicating the topics that the tutorial will cover in detail
    • Tentative timeline schedule
  • Tutorial Length: Maximum length of 90 minutes
  • Intended audience
  • Prior history of the tutorial presentations and number of past attendees, if applicable
  • Short biography (half page) of Tutorial Speaker

Important dates for Tutorial proposal submissions
Proposal submissions: 15 July 2022
Acceptance Notification: Rolling basis

Contacts for Tutorials
Tutorial Chair, Amruthur Narasimhan,
Tutorial Vice Chair, Christopher Udeagha,
Tutorial Vice Chair, Alireza Ghasempour,
Tutorial Committee Member, Ashok Rudrapatna,



Submit a topical/vertical proposal

Proposals in the Vertical and Topical Areas should complement the conference program and not conflict with topics already covered by our Symposia. Proposals should address: suggestions for speakers (all speakers will be invited – no papers), panel discussions, roundtables, presentation sessions on focus topics, demonstrations of novel or important technologies, and events with other formats that may be effective for furthering the involvement and participation of the attendees.

Vertical/Topical Areas Proposal Format
Each proposal (maximum 3 pages) must include:

  1. Title of the Vertical or Topical Area Proposal
  2. Names, Institutions, addresses, and a short biography (up to 200 words) of the organizers
  3. Motivation, background, objective, description of the challenges issues to be covered (1-page max), and timeliness
  4. Structure proposal, tentative invited speakers and panelist and links to their bio
  5. If appropriate, a description of past versions of the previous Vertical or Topical Area session, the number of attendees, etc.
  6. Public adequacy

Contact for Topical/Vertical Areas Proposal:
Topical/Vertical co-chair, Aloizio Pereira da Silva,
Topical/Vertical co-chair, Ivan Seskar,

Important dates for Vertical and Topical Area Proposal Submissions
Proposal submissions: 15 July 2022
Acceptance Notification: Rolling basis



Submit a forum/panel proposal

IEEE FNWF’22 will host Industry Forum & Panel Sessions. Forum and Panel presentation materials will not be published in the conference proceedings but will be available on the conference web site. Industry-focused sessions are encouraged, but a forum or panel outside of industry (government or research) may be considered. Proposals should contain an abstract, scope, intended audience, objectives, prior history, an outline, the biographical sketch of presenters, and any other information that may assist in making decisions. Industry Forum & Panel Proposals must be in single PDF file not exceeding Four Pages and submitted electronically to IEEE FNWF’22 Industry Forum & Panel Track using the EDAS Link.

Important dates for Industry Forum and Panel Sessions proposal submissions
Proposal submissions: 15 July 2022
Acceptance Notification: Rolling basis

Contacts for Industry Forum & Panel Sessions:
Ajay Rajkumar –



5G and its extensions (i.e., B5G) have unleashed significant entrepreneurial, innovation, and investment opportunities the world over. It is generally entrepreneurial pioneers and startups who take the risk with new and innovative technologies, products and services, and introduce them to the market. This initiative is meant to actively promote the engagement of entrepreneurs and young businesses in pioneering innovations in 5G and B5G and to stimulate vibrant discussions on how these would improve and evolve with time as technologies mature to deliver their full potential. The EIF offers a platform for innovators from the entrepreneur community to present and showcase their evolutionary or revolutionary 5G strategies, and potentially disruptive business models. It also provides a networking venue for startup executives, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and participants.

We welcome proposals for individual talks or panels that can give the Future Networks community fresh insights into how entrepreneurs are playing an innovative role. Start-ups are invited to showcase their innovation in this track.

How to Submit:
Please provide an abstract and suggested length for each proposed presentation or panel by sending e-mail to the contact persons.

Start-Ups co-chair, Sudhir Dixit,
Start-Ups co-chair, Titus Lo,



Submit a demo proposal

The Industry and Academic Demonstrations are aimed at the researchers, practicing engineers, and technical managers who need to understand both technical and practical aspects of new and emerging topics within the scope of communications, networking, industrial practices/standards and so on. Demonstrations should also emphasize training for current topics and demonstrate some practical works of interest to the industry targeting near-term implementations and development in those areas.

For in-person demos, a 6-foot tabletop will be allotted to the demonstrator with the fee of $3500 for industry presenters and $2000 for academic presenters. Each tabletop is equipped with a power supply. Any furniture or additional equipment is subject to additional fees. Placement of the tabletop is determined by conference organizers.

Industry Demonstrations Proposal Format
Each proposal (maximum 3 pages) must include:

  1. Title of the demonstration
  2. Length of the demonstration (Half‐day or Full‐day)
  3. Names, Institutions, addresses, and a short biography (up to 200 words) of the organizers
  4. Motivation, background, objective, description of the technical issues that the demonstration will address (1-page max), and timeliness
  5. If appropriate, a description of past versions of the demonstration including the number of demonstrations, the number of attendees, etc.
  6. Public adequacy

Contact for Industry and Academic Demonstrations:
Furkan Ercan –



Papers must be submitted electronically – see above for EDAS links for each track

Full papers describing original research, written in English. The suggested size is four pages; papers up to six (6) printed pages (10 point font) including figures, tables, will be accepted incurring additional page charges. Extended versions of selected papers may be considered for publication in alternative IEEE publications.

When preparing your manuscript, please also pay attention to the following:

  • If your paper has been prepared using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, please ensure that you have used the most current version which will help reduce pdf conversion issues such as embedded fonts, bookmarks, etc.
  • No page numbers and no headers/footers
  • Use non-zero PDF top and bottom margins (typically at least 0.5 inches/12.7 mm) to help indicate if there are any page numbers

Papers Format
Standard IEEE conference templates for Microsoft Word and LaTeX formats can be found here:

Papers will be fully peer-reviewed. If the paper is accepted and presented, it will be included in the conference proceedings and be submitted to the Xplore Digital Library. IEEE takes the protection of intellectual property very seriously. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism using Cross Check. By submitting your work you agree to allow IEEE to screen your work for plagiarism.

IEEE Web Page on Plagiarism:

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[Please note: To be published in the IEEE Future Networks World Forum 2022 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE Future Networks World Forum 2022 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.]

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