Conference Overview

5G and Beyond: A Comprehensive Look at Future Networks

Note: The IEEE 5G World Forum has decided to make our 2020 event fully virtual to eliminate uncertainty and ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our global community during the Covid-19 pandemic. With plenty of time to prepare, the goal is to make our virtual event as rich and comprehensive as our in-person events, including multiple tracks and exhibition opportunities for industry. Registration fees will be reduced, and we remain committed to the publication and indexing of all accepted and registered papers in IEEE Xplore. Stay tuned for the precise details of the virtual IEEE 5G World Forum!


The 2020 IEEE 3rd 5G World Forum (5GWF’20) aims to bring experts 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.

The 2020 IEEE 3rd 5G World Forum (5GWF’20) in Bangalore, India, 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 IoT, eHealth, etc.) and other 5G-based services.

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Important Dates

2020 IEEE 5G World Forum

Technical Papers
31 March 2020 30 May 2020 (firm extension)

Workshop and Special Session Papers
1 May 2020 30 June 2020

Tutorial Proposals
Vertical/Topical Area Proposals
Industry Forum and Panel Sessions
1 June 2020 17 June 2020

Industry Demonstrations
1 June 2020 14 August 2020

Entrepreneurship and Innovations Forum (EIF)

Conference Dates:
10-12 September 2020
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