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There is much uncertainty about the state of travel and convening in October 2021 in Montreal, so we are planning a predominantly virtual conference. At the same time, we are investigating the possibility of an in-person event in Montreal that would be an official part of the 5G World Forum.


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), a virtual event with an optional in-person component 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

Workshop Proposals
July 31, 2021

Technical Papers
August 31, 2021

Workshop and Special Session Papers
August 31, 2021

Tutorial Proposals
Vertical/Topical Area Proposals
Industry Forum and Panel Sessions
August 31, 2021

Industry Demonstrations
August 31, 2021

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

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