The 2021 IEEE 4th 5G World Forum (5GWF’21) will be a hybrid event with an in-person component in Montreal. Physical attendance is not expected or required for authors and presenters, and the in-person event will be dependent on local regulations for travel and social gatherings. In-person attendees will have access to the full/virtual program, and in-person sessions will be streamed to the virtual platform or captured for on-demand viewing.

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The following program elements are for the virtual platform. The in-person program is still being developed:

Plenary Keynote Sessions – four keynote talks daily from visionaries in industry, academia and SDOs. Confirmed so far are:

  • Robert Kahn, “Father of the Internet” and CEO and President of CNRI
  • Vincent Poor, Princeton University
  • Shen Jia, OPPO
  • Peter Vetter, Nokia
  • more to be revealed soon…

Technical Program – 100+ papers presented across multiple tracks:

  • 5G Technologies 
  • 5G Application and Services 
  • 5G IoT, Security, and Privacy 
  • 5G Trials, Experimental Results, and Deployment Scenarios 
  • 5G Hardware and Test / Measurements 
  • 5G Special Verticals and Topicals

Worldwide 5G Industry Fora – our annual gathering of invited 5G industry associations from multiple regions/countries to share and discuss their current activities, visions and future roadmaps towards 5G deployment, and also to develop on international industry collaboration. This year’s speakers are being confirmed.

Future Networks Towards 2031: INGR Panel Series – the International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR) is a technology roadmap evaluating future network (5G and beyond) technologies, development challenges, and deployment opportunities at 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year horizons. Each panel in this series pairs different INGR working groups and speakers to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead as technologies evolve. The panels will group INGR experts on the following topics:

  • Massive MIMO & Millimeter Wave
  • Edge, AI/ML, & Security 
  • Deployment, Applications and Services, & Energy Efficiency 
  • Testbed & Optics 
  • Systems Optimization & Energy Efficiency 
  • Satellite & Connecting the Unconnected 
  • Standardization 

Workshops and Special Sessions – the following workshops are still accepting paper submissions:

Topical/Vertical Sessions – there is still time to submit proposals

Industry Forums and Panels – there is still time to submit proposals

Tutorials – submit your proposals by August 31

Entrepreneurship and Innovations Forum (EIF) – submit proposals

Demos – virtual and in-person in Montreal – submit proposals

Student Mentorship Program – sponsored by OPPO
In the 5G World Forum Student Mentorship Program, students are invited to participate in a one-hour session during which they may ask questions and advice from industry experts. This is an opportunity to get expert advice on career next steps, career choices, and insights into working in the industry. Time/date and the participating industry experts will be announced here shortly.

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