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

Call for Papers


Traditional machine learning tends to be centralized in nature (e.g., in the cloud). However, security and privacy concerns as well as the availability of abundant data and computational resources in wireless networks motivate moving learning algorithms deployed on mobile networks towards the network edge. This has led to the emergence of the rapidly growing area of (mobile) edge learning, which integrates two originally decoupled areas: wireless communication and machine learning. It is widely expected that the advancements in edge learning will provide a platform for implementing edge artificial intelligence (AI) in 5G-and-Beyond systems and supporting large-scale problems ranging from autonomous driving to personalized healthcare. Thus, this proposed full-day workshop will seek to bring together researchers and experts from academia, industry, and governmental agencies to discuss and promote the research and development needed to overcome the major challenges that pertain to this cutting-edge research topic.

We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental limits of edge learning systems
  • Data compression for edge learning
  • Adaptive transmission for edge learning
  • Techniques for wireless crowd labelling
  • Performance analysis of edge learning networks
  • Energy efficiency of implementing machine learning over wireless edge networks
  • Ultra-low latency edge learning and inference
  • Experiments and testbeds on edge learning
  • Privacy and security issues in edge learning
  • Edge learning for intelligent signal processing
  • Edge learning for user behavior analysis and inference
  • Distributed reinforcement learning for network decision making, network control, and management


Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 20 January 2021 19 February 2021 [FIRM]
Notification of Acceptance: 20 February 2021 22 March 2021
Camera-ready Papers: 1 March 2021 31 March 2021 8 April 2021 (FIRM)
Workshop Date: 14 June 2021


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