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IEEE 5G World Forum: Call For Papers and Proposals

The 2018 IEEE 1st 5G World Forum (5GWF’18) in Santa Clara, California is a unique event for industry leaders, academics, and decision-making government officials.

IEEE 5G World Forum: Call For Papers and Proposals


The 2018 IEEE 1st 5G World Forum (5GWF’18) in Santa Clara, California, seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate 5G technologies and applications for the benefit of society. This conference 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.


Original, innovative and high quality papers are solicited in the following technical topics of interest, but are not limited to:

  • Track 1: 5G Technologies
  • Track 2: Applications and Services
  • Track 3: 5G & IoT
  • Track 4: 5G Security and Privacy
  • Track 5: 5G Trials, Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios
  • Track 6: 5G Hardware and Test / Measurements
  • Track 7: 5G Special Verticals
  • Track 8: 5G Special Topical

Proposals for sessions and events of general interest and relevance to 5G will be considered. These should address the 5G technical community and/or provide educational or expository material or recognition of significant contributions to the advancement of 5G technologies.

  • Workshop and Special Sessions
  • Tutorials
  • Industry Forum and Panel
  • Doctoral Symposium
  • Start-Ups
  • Exhibitions

Suggestions for speakers, panels, demonstrations, and sessions aimed at: industry technologists, practitioners, managers, and operators; policy makers, public sector administrators, operators of public infrastructure and services; and others involved in the use of 5G; addressing the conference focus Verticals and Topical Areas identified below and in the full-length CFP.

  • 5G Special Vertical Conference
  • 5G Special Topical Area


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