Call for Authors
The 2018 IEEE 1st 5G World Forum (5GWF’18) in Santa Clara, California, seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate 5G technologies and applications for the benefit of society.
5G systems should unveil 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 is to build a novel network architecture that should support not only classical mobile broadband applications and services but also vertical industry (e.g. Intelligent Transport, Industrial IoTs, eHealth, etc.) and other IoT-based services.
This conference aims to bring researchers from industry, academia and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances towards 5G, and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of 5G.
Original, innovative and high quality papers are solicited in the following technical topics of interest, but are not limited to:
Technical Paper Submissions
- Track 1: 5G Technologies: EDAS link
- Track 2: 5G Application and Services: EDAS link
- Track 3: 5G & IoT: EDAS link
- Track 4: 5G Security and Privacy: EDAS link
- Track 5: 5G Trials, Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios: EDAS link
- Track 6: 5G Hardware and Test / Measurements: EDAS link
- Track 7: 5G Special Verticals: EDAS link
- Track 8: 5G Special Topical: EDAS link
Proposals for sessions and events of general interest and relevance to 5G will be considered. These should address the Technical Community and/or provide educational or expository material or recognition of significant contributions to the advancement of 5G technologies.
- Workshop and Special Session Proposal Submissions: EDAS link
- Tutorial Proposal Submissions: EDAS link
- Industry Forum Panel proposal submissions: EDAS link
- Doctoral Symposium Paper Submissions: EDAS link
- Start-ups: EDAS link
- Exhibitions: EDAS link
Suggestions for speakers, panels, demonstrations, and sessions aimed at: industry technologists, practitioners, managers, and operators; policy makers, public sector administrators, operators of public infrastructure and services; and others involved in the use of 5G; addressing the conference focus Verticals and Topical Areas identified below and in the full-length CFP.
- 5G Special Vertical Conference Propositions: EDAS link
- 5G Special Topical Area Conference Propositions: EDAS link
A. Technical Paper Submissions
|Track 1: 5G Technologies|
|Track 2: 5G Applications and Services|
|Vertical Oriented Applications
|Track 3: 5G and IoT|
|Track 4: 5G Security and Privacy|
|Track 5: 5G Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios|
|IoT Experimental Scenarios
|Track 6: 5G Hardware and Test / Measurements|
|Track 7: 5G Special Verticals|
|Track 8: 5G Special Topicals|
|Policy & Regulation
The 1st IEEE 5G World Forum (WF-5G 2018) solicits technical paper submissions.
- Full papers describing original research. Suggested size is four pages; papers up to six pages will be accepted. Extended versions of selected papers may be considered for publication in alternative IEEE publications.
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: http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck/index.html
How to submit
All papers must be submitted in PDF and US letter format. Submitted papers must conform to the IEEE formatting guidelines as specified in these templates (Word Template, LaTeX package). All papers must be submitted electronically: http://www.ieee-wf-5g.org/
Important Dates for Paper Submissions
Technical paper abstract submission: August 31, 2017
Technical paper submission: October 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2018
Camera-ready submission: February 28, 2018
Papers must be submitted electronically – see above for EDAS links for each track
B. Special Sessions Proposal Submissions
IEEE WF-5G 2018 will be hosting a series of special sessions. Special sessions feature topics relevant to the 5G community on the latest research, engineering, standards and business issues They provide a sample of the state-of-the-art research in both academia and industry in special, novel, challenging, and emerging topics. Special sessions 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. Special-session proposals should be submitted by the prospective organizer(s) who will commit to promoting and handling the review process of their special session as Chairs or Co-Chairs of the event. Proposals should include the following information (maximum five pages):
- Special session title
- Length of the special session (half/full day)
- Name(s) of special session organizer(s)
- Email of main contact person
- A brief biography (no more than 200 words per person) of special session organizer(s)
- Brief description of the special session including abstract, scope, outline, importance, and timeliness
- Brief description of publicity and promotion plan
- Planned format of the special session including projected number of referred papers and hot topic sessions
- Potential participants including program committee members and invited speakers
- Related topics
- Prior history on past editions of the special session, if any, including the number of submitted and accepted papers, the number of attendees, etc.
- A draft of the call for papers (please download and use the template at the link below)
- Description of publicity and promotion plan
Accepted events must follow IEEE academic best practices regarding peer reviews and paper publication. Papers submitted to special sessions will have to be evaluated and peer-reviewed along the very same criteria of the regular sessions. Accepted and presented papers will be added to IEEE Xplore and the conference proceedings.
Important dates for Special Session proposal submissions
Submission of proposals: August 31, 2017
Notification of proposal acceptance: September 31, 2017
Publishing of special session website: October 30, 2017
Submission of papers: November 31, 2017
Notification of paper acceptance: December 31, 2017
Submission of camera-ready paper: January 31, 2018
Please provide all the information requested above when preparing your special session proposal before electronically submitting it in PDF format to EDAS link.
Contact for Special Sessions
Alireza Ghasempour, email@example.com
C. Workshop Proposal Submissions
IEEE WF-5G 2018 will be hosting a series of workshops. Workshops feature topics relevant to the 5G community on the latest research, engineering, standards and business issues. These events 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 workshops and special sessions.
How to submit
Each proposal must include the following and should be maximum five pages:
- Workshop title
- Length of the workshop (half/full day)
- Names, main contact, and a short bio (200 words) of the workshop organizers
- Brief description of the workshop including abstract, scope and timeliness.
- Planned format of the workshop including projected number of referred papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, and panel discussions.
- Potential participants including program committee members and invited speakers.
- Brief description of publicity plan
- Prior history the workshop (if any)
- Draft call for papers
- Any other relevant information
Accepted events must follow IEEE academic best practices regarding peer reviews and paper publication. Accepted and presented papers will be added to IEEE Xplore and the conference proceedings. Workshop and special session proposal must be clearly marked as such and submitted electronically: EDAS link
Important dates for Workshops proposal submissions
Workshop proposal submissions: August 31, 2017
Proposal acceptance notification: September 31, 2017
Workshop website published: October 30, 2017
Workshop or special session paper submission: November 31, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: December 31, 2017
Camera-ready submission: January 31, 2018
D. Tutorial Proposal Submissions
Tutorial proposals should contain an abstract, scope, intended audience, objectives, prior history, outline, biographical sketch of presenter(s), and any other information that may assist in making informed decisions.
How to submit
Tutorials should complement the regular program with new and emerging topics of interest. Proposals must be in the form of a single PDF file not to exceed four pages.
Important dates for Tutorial proposal submissions
Tutorial proposal submissions: August 31, 2017
Proposal acceptance notification: September 15, 2017
Contact for Tutorials:
E. 5G Focus – Vertical Areas Propositions
Proposals in the Vertical and Topical Areas should address: suggestions for speakers, 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.
- Tactile Internet – Meryem Simsek, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Automotive, Intelligent Transport – Javier Gozalvez email@example.com
- 5G Wireless Networks for the Industrial Internet of Things – Periklis Chatzimisios, firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-Health and mobile health over 5G networks – Christoph Thuemmler, email@example.com
- Media & Entertainment – Athul Prasad, firstname.lastname@example.org, Belkacem Mouhouche, B.Mouhouche@samsung.com, David Gomez Barquero, email@example.com
- 5G Applications – Ravikiran Annaswamy, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Smart factories and Industry 4.0
- Industrial 5G Service Creation and Management Aspects
- Smart Grid, Energy Management
- 5G-based Supply Chains & Logistics
F. 5G Focus – Topical Areas Propositions
- 5G Security and Privacy – Rajendra Hegadi, email@example.com
- Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds – Upkar Dhaliwal, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Policy and Regulations – Eileen Healy, email@example.com
- 5G Standardization
- 5G Spectrum
- Best Practices, Standards, and Open Source
5G Focus proposal submissions: September 15, 2017
Proposal acceptance notification: October 15, 2017
Proposals must be submitted electronically: EDAS link
Contacts for IoT Conference Vertical & Topical Areas
5G Focus: Vertical Areas Propositions – see email address per topic above
5G Focus: Topical Areas Propositions – see email address per topic above
G. Industry Forum & Panel Sessions proposal submissions
WF-5G 2018 will be hosting Industry Forum & Panel Sessions. Panel presentation materials will not be published in the conference proceedings but will be available on the conference web site. Industrial Forum Panel proposal 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.
Important dates for Industry Forum and Panel Sessions proposal submissions
Industry Forum Panel proposal submissions: October 31 15, 2017
Proposal acceptance notification: November 31, 2017
Proposals must be submitted electronically: EDAS link
H. Doctoral Symposium Paper Submissions
The goal of the WF-5G 2018 Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive setting in which PhD students can present and receive feedback on their work. Students at different stages in their research will be able to articulate and discuss their problem statement, goals, methods, and results. The symposium also aims to provide students with useful guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and the other student attendees. Finally, the symposium seeks to motivate students in the development of their scientific curiosity and facilitate their networking within the research community. The PhD symposium also aims to facilitate networking among researcher in the WF-5G community and help students establish contacts for entering the job market. PhD Symposium attendance is open to all WF-5G registrants.
How to Submit
Paper on PhD research project (max. 2-4 pages) formatted as noted above. A letter of recommendation from the supervisor attached to the proposal submission. Full contact information including affiliation, address, e-mail and phone. Papers must be submitted electronically: EDAS link
Important dates for Doctoral Symposium paper submissions
Paper submission: October 31, 2017
Acceptance notification: November 30, 2017
Camera-ready submission: January 31, 2018
Contact for Doctoral Symposium
Meryem Simsek, University of Berkeley, firstname.lastname@example.org
This initiative is meant to actively promote the engagement of start-ups and new businesses in pioneering innovation in 5G. The 5G challenges are pretty much known by now such as latency and reliability, something of a holy grail. Shaving latency down to 1ms for a host of applications from virtual reality games to tele-medicine will be another one of the toughest challenges of 5G. Start-ups are invited to showcase their innovation in this track.
Showcase your company to the largest technical, professional association in the world. If your company manufactures or supplies products and services related to 5G components, subsystems, and systems (including hardware, software, and middleware), you should be an exhibitor at IEEE 5G World Forum.
Contact: Alireza Ghasempour, email@example.com
Financial Co-Sponsors of WF-5G 2018
IEEE Communications Society
IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
IEEE Reliability Society
IEEE Sensors Council
IEEE Signal Processing Society
IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
IEEE Council on Electric Design Automation
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society