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IEEE 5G World Forum 2021 is now taking place 100% virtually. The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After evaluating the current COVID-19 and Delta Variant situations, the decision has been made to postpone the face-to-face event and move the programming planned for Montreal into the all-digital conference experience. The conference dates remain the same: 13-15 October 2021. Proceedings will not be cancelled, and publication to IEEE Xplore will continue as planned.
We intend to maintain Montreal, Canada as our location for 2022, with dates to be announced soon. For questions, contact


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), now a fully virtual event, 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

Workshop Proposals
July 31, 2021

Technical Papers
August 31, 2021

Workshop and Special Session Papers
September 15, 2021

Tutorial Proposals
Vertical/Topical Area Proposals
Industry Forum and Panel Sessions
September 15, 2021

Industry Demonstrations
September 15, 2021

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

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