IEEE International Conference on Communications
14-23 June 2021 // Virtual / Montreal
Connectivity – Security – Privacy

Welcome Message

Message from the Conference General Chair, and the Conference Executive Chair

Dear all ICC 2021 participants,

Welcome to the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2021 (ICC 2021)

The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) has been the flagship event of the IEEE Communications Society since 1965. ICC is one of the IEEE Communications Society’s two flagship conferences dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications.

IEEE ICC 2021 was originally planned be hosted as a f-2-f conference from June 14 to June 18, 2021 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the state-of-the-art Convention Centre “The Palais des congrès de Montréal”. 

However, the health and safety of the conference participants is our first priority. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and travel restrictions, IEEE ICC 2021 is to be held as a VIRTUAL Conference. Due to the richness and the quality of the Conference Program, the conference will held in 8 days instead of 5 days, it starts on June 14, 2021 and ends on June 23, 2021.

The Theme of the ICC 2021 Conference is “CONNECTIVITYSECURITYPRIVACY”. The ICC 2021 Conference attracts and brings together thousands of the world's industry leaders, scientists, academics, engineering professionals, policy makers, and government officials. For participants it promises to stimulate the scientific exchange of ideas, the identification of future trends in communications, and the illumination of business opportunities to attend, present, demonstrate, and share the results of latest research and development on latest leading-edge technologies in Communications and take away with them the new challenges learned from the conferences.

The ICC 2021 conference has a balance between the industry and academia participation. The ICC 2021 conference has been expanded to include 18 Industry Forums with topics from across 3 pillars (recommended by industry), which will detail the latest advancements in communications worldwide:

The Industry Forums will be live and also recorded. As such, they will be available for viewing on the virtual conference platform by registered conference attendees for one month following the end of ICC 2021.


  • 5G Deployment Results & Roadmaps: eMBB, URLLC and mMTC
  • 6G Use Cases, Requirements, & Roadmap
  • AI & Communications
  • Quantum Information & Sensing
  • Robotics: Swarms and Smart Dust
  • The Road to 6G – Key Technology Enablers & Their Impact on 6G Architecture
  • Wi-Fi 7


  • Public Security
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Next-generation Immersive Entertainment
  • Smart Construction & Buildings
  • Connected Health
  • Smart Transportation (ITS)


  • Technology Adoption & Innovation Partnerships
  • Protecting & Sharing Intellectual Property
  • Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
  • Smart Cities: Technology Integration and Regulatory Issues
  • Emerging Entrepreneurship

The conference also features 13 Technical Symposia where hundreds of high qualified accepted technical papers will be presented:

  • Cognitive Radio & AI-Enabled Networks
  • Communication & Information System Security
  • Communication QOS, Reliability, & Modeling
  • Communications Software and Multimedia
  • Communication Theory
  • Green Communication Systems & Networks
  • IoT & Sensor Networks
  • Mobile & Wireless Networks
  • Next-Generation Networking & Internet
  • Optical Networks & Systems
  • Signal Processing for Communications
  • Wireless Communications
  • Selected Areas in Communications:
    •  Big Data
    • Cloud Computing, Networking and Storage
    • E-Health
    • Full-Duplex Communications
    • Machine Learning for Communications
    • Molecular, Biological & Multi-Scale Comm.
    • Smart Grid Communications
    • Social Networks
    • Quantum Communications & Computing


As part of the technical program, the conference also has 27 Technical Workshops, and 30 Tutorials.

The conference also has very well-known keynote speakers from industry and academia:

ICC 2021 TELECOM VIP KEYNOTES PANEL: Todd Zeiler, Assistant Vice President of Network Services, AT&T; Kevin Sheehan, CTO of the Americas, Ciena; Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS.

Keynote Speakers: Wen Tong, Huawei Technologies Co., Steve Vogelsang, Nokia; Greg Dudek, Samsung; Bikash Koley, Google; LTD; Scott Jones, Government of Canada; Robert Heath, North Carolina State University; Anja Feldmann, Max Planck Institute; Anna Scaglione, Arizona State University; Polina Bayvel, University College London.

During the conference, the following collated events will be held: “WOMEN IN ENGINEERING: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES” by WIE-WICE, Young Professional event by YPs, and i-Yes event.

In the meantime, we would like to express many sincere and special thanks to the ICC 2021 Organizing Committee, Technical Program Committee, Operations Committee and all volunteers for their devotion, vision, courage, passion, and constant effort to make this conference a success.

We would also like to thank all the authors, keynote speakers, panelists for making great effort of sharing innovative minds and research results, industry trends and to all the participants, the academic and industry communities.

Last, but not the least, on behalf of IEEE Communications Society, many special thanks for sponsoring and supporting the ICC 2021 Conference go to the conference PATRONS: TELUS Corporation, Huawei, Ciena, Nokia, Samsung, Qualcomm, Cisco, Google, and National Instruments; SPONSORS: IEEE Communication Society, IEEE Montreal Section and IEEE Ottawa Section; and SUPPORTERS: AMDOCS, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, The Palais des congrès de Montréal, and Tourisme Montréal.

Together, we make this ICC 2021 Conference a successful event!



Ibrahim Gedeon
CTO, TELUS, Canada


Wahab Almuhtadi
Professor, Algonquin College, Canada


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