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While there is uncertainty about the state of travel and convening in October 2021 in Montreal, we have planned for a predominantly face-to-face meeting that includes provisions for remote participation and attendance for those who cannot attend in person. In the meantime, we are working with our conference organizers to select a venue where the conference can be safely conducted following health guidelines and best practices.


Conference Overview

Future Networks: A Comprehensive Look at 5G and Beyond

The 2021 IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF’21) aims to bring experts from industry, academia, and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances towards future networks of 5G beyond and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of future networks.

The 2021 IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF’21) in Montreal, Canada, seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate future networks technologies and applications for the benefit of society.  These 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 IoT, eHealth, etc.) and other future networks-based services.

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Important Dates

2021 IEEE 5G World Forum

Technical Papers
15 July 2021

Workshop and Special Session Papers
15 July 2021

Tutorial Proposals
Vertical/Topical Area Proposals
Industry Forum and Panel Sessions

Industry Demonstrations

Conference Dates:
13-15 October 2021
Registration Deadline: TBA


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