IEEE International Conference on Communications
14-18 June 2021 // Montreal, Canada
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Call for Workshop Proposals

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In addition to exciting technical symposia, tutorials, industry forums and exhibitions, IEEE ICC 2021 will feature a series of half and full-day workshops. The ICC 2021 workshops will highlight current topics related to technical and business issues in communications and networking, and will include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.    

We invite the submission of workshop proposals. The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics not specifically covered in the main symposia. Workshops should highlight current topics related to technical and business issues in communications and networking, and should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.

Workshop Proposal Format

EACH WORKSHOP PROPOSAL (MAXIMUM 5 PAGES) MUST INCLUDE (PLEASE FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING ORDER IN YOUR PROPOSAL):  

  • Title of the workshop
  • Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation, and contact information)
  • Scope and topics of the workshop (max 1 page)
  • Rationale (max 1 page)
    • Why is the topic current and important?
    • Why will the workshop attract a significant number of submissions of good quality?
    • Why will the workshop attract a large number of attendees, in addition to the authors?
    • How does the workshop differ from others, i.e., related workshops and conferences of similar topic?
  • A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words per organizer) 
  • Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
  • Planned format of the workshop, including 
    • Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule
    • Preferred day of workshop
    • Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels
      (Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged)
  • Draft Call for Papers (max 1 page)
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan 
  • Workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal - will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)
  • A description of past versions of the workshop (if applicable), including the number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc. If a similar workshop has been organized at recent ICC/Globecom, please explain the similarities and differences.

Workshop Proposal Submission

Proposal submissions should be submitted as a single PDF file online via EDAS.

Proposals that address exciting topics in creative formats that generate lively interactions among participants are highly encouraged. Examples include facilitating multi-disciplinary discussions across academicians, practitioners, and policymakers leading to high impact and transformative research. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Workshop Organization Timeline

Proposal Submission Deadline: 3 August 2020 15 August 2020 (EXTENDED)
Notification of Selection: 26 August 2020
CFP for Web Posting: 1 October 2020
Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 20 January 2021
Paper Acceptance Notification: 20 February 2021
Camera Ready: 1 March 2021

Workshops Co-Chairs

Hossam Hassanein, Queen’s University, Canada
Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), France
Ashutosh Dutta, Johns Hopkins University/APL, USA

Sponsors