Technical Program

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

TECHNICAL PAPER TRACKS

  • 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, essaid.sabir@ieee.org
TPC Co-Chair, Halima Elbiaze, elbiaze.halima@uqam.ca
TPC Co-Chair, Gunes Kurt, gunes.kurt@polymtl.ca
TPC Co-Chair, Walid Saad, walids@vt.edu
TPC Co-Chair, Francisco Falcone, francisco.falcone@unavarra.es

 

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