Conference Overview

5G and Beyond: A Comprehensive Look at Future Networks

Note: The IEEE 5G World Forum is a fully virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration fees have been significantly reduced, and all of the recorded and streamed content will be available on demand for over a full month, from 10 September through 2 November 2020. Please see the program page for full details of the 300+ presentations on tap.
Registration is open until 7 October


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

Conference Dates:
10 September – 2 November 2020
Registration Deadline: 7 October 20020
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