2020 | IEEE 5G World Forum

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2020 | IEEE 5G World Forum

2020 10 – 12 September
(originally scheduled Bangalore, India)
Location: Virtual

Entrepreneurship and Innovations Forum (EIF)


5G is being rolled out in many parts of the world, and it is unleashing significant entrepreneurial, innovation, and investment opportunities throughout the world. It is generally entrepreneurial pioneers and startups who take the risk with new and innovative technologies, products, and services. This EIF within WF-5G offers a platform for speakers from the entrepreneur community to present and showcase their 5G strategies, innovations, and practices. The aim is to actively promote the engagement of entrepreneurs and young businesses in pioneering 5G innovations and to stimulate vibrant discussions on how 5G would improve and evolve with time as technologies mature to deliver its full potential. It also provides a networking venue for startup executives, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and participants. 

The EIF will be a full-day track with three sessions being planned, one in the morning and two in the afternoon. Each presentation is suggested to be 20-minute long. At the end of each session, we will hold a panel discussion with the speakers and the audience.


Stimulate in-depth discussions among the EIF participants by providing a platform for them to showcase their implementation, evolution, revolution, and potentially disruptive business models in 5G.

Suggested Topics | EIF Organizers and Chairs

Sudhir Dixit

Titus Lo

Ravikiran Annaswamy

  • Technology/Networks
  • Enabling technologies for 5G
  • 5G Protocols, Architecture, and Infrastructure
  • 5G Virtualization, slicing, softwareization, and evolution
  • Privacy, Trust and Security in 5G Networks
  • Services/Applications 
  • 5G-Enabled Services
  • 5G- Enabled Applications
  • 5G-Enabled Industry Verticals
  • Business in 5G Ecosystems
  • Business Models
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management


By invitations by EIF Track Co-chairs

By sending a presentation proposal to EIF Track Co-chairs

Website: https://ieee-wf-5g.org/ or write to 5GWF-info@ieee.org.

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) 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 the 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. Read More.

Call for Papers | Authors


This initiative is meant to actively promote the engagement of start-ups and new businesses in pioneering innovation in 5G. The 5G challenges are pretty much known by now such as latency and reliability, something of a holy grail. Shaving latency down to 1ms for a host of applications from virtual reality games to telemedicine will be another one of the toughest challenges of 5G. Start-ups are invited to showcase their innovation in this track, sending an e-mail to the contact persons

Contact for Start-ups:

Tutorial Proposal Submissions

IEEE WF-5G 2020 solicits proposals for 1.5-hour Tutorials that complement the regular program with clear and focused coverage in new and emerging topics within the scope of the conference. Tutorials are an opportunity for researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry to learn about state-of-the-art research. Proposals should concisely describe the motivation, the content, and the structure of the tutorial.

Tutorial Proposal Format

Tutorial proposals (4 pages maximum) in PDF format (Column: Single, Font: Times Roman, Size: 11 pt) should be submitted by the prospective Tutorial Speaker(s). Tutorial proposal submission must include the following:

  • Title of Tutorial
  • Name, Affiliation, and E-mail of Tutorial Speaker
  • Abstract (200 words)
  • Description of the Tutorial Proposal
    • Objectives and motivation
    • Novelty, highlighting the technical innovations presented in this tutorial
    • Tutorial content, indicating the topics that the tutorial will cover in detail
    • Tentative timeline schedule
  • Tutorial Length: Maximum length of 1.5 hours
  • Intended audience
  • Prior history of the tutorial presentations and number of past attendees, if applicable
  • Short biography (half page) of Tutorial Speaker

How to submit

Tutorials should complement the regular program with new and emerging topics of interest. Tutorial Proposals must be in single PDF file not exceeding Four Pages and submitted electronically to IEEE WF-5G 2020 Tutorial Track using the EDAS Link.

Important dates for Tutorial proposal submissions
Proposal submissions:  June 1, 2020
Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2020
Final manuscript: July 31, 2020

Contact for Special and Workshop Sessions

Learn more about the call for papers!

Important Dates

2020 IEEE 5G World Forum  

Technical Paper Submission:
31 March 2020

Special Session and Workshop Proposals:
6 January 2020 24 January 2020

Tutorial Proposals:
Vertical/Topical Area Proposals:
Industry Forum and Panel Sessions:
1 June 2020

Conference Dates:
10-12 September 2020
Virtual Event