IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2019 // Shanghai, China
Empowering Intelligent Communications

Call for Industry Program Proposals

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The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) will be held on 20-24 May 2019 in Shanghai, China, and is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society.  The conference provides an attractive Industry Forum and Exhibition (IF&E) Program, which features, but not limited to, Executive Forums, Industry Panels, Industry Seminar/Tutorial, and Industry Demos and Exhibits.  Proposals for the IF&E Program of IEEE ICC2019 are solicited.

All sessions of the ICC 2019 Industry Program are held on Tuesday, May 21 to Thursday, May 23. Each session is 90 minutes in length.

Industry Panels

The Industry Panels provide opportunities for the practicing professionals to both share and learn about the latest ideas, trends, and products and innovations of particular interest to industry in communications and networking.

The Industry Panel program seeks submissions and proposals for original industry related contributions that address but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Intelligent communications: AI-empowered new technologies for intelligent communications and networking such as AI-based new information theory and self-driving networks.
  • Internet of Things: Concepts and designs in IoT enabling communication technologies for various scenarios including industrial internet and smart cities.
  • Next generation internet: evolutional and revolutionary technology solutions for next generation internet and future networks for emerging applications from AR/VR to high-dimensional hologram and teleporting. 
  • Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communications:  technology solutions that promote intelligent vehicles and infrastructure communication systems. New concepts in the design and development of V2X communication systems.
  • 5G and Beyond New Radio (NR): design and development strategies for the new 5G and beyond radio.
  • Network security solutions: security and privacy solutions for communications and networking.

The Panel proposal must include:

  • Title for the proposed Panel;
  • Name, affiliation, contact information, and short biography of the Panel organizer with a commitment to arrange the specific topic of interest;
  • Motivation and background for the Panel, indicating topics to be discussed as well;
  • 4 proposed speakers, affiliations, and short biography of the Panel participants with a commitment to join in under the specific topic. Before the submission of a forum proposal, it is expected that the Panel organizer contacts all the envisaged Participants in order to get their agreement for serving on the forum.  It is expected that the Organizer will serve as the moderator during the Panel.

Interested organizers should submit their proposals, using the above template in PDF to EDAS.

  • Panel Proposal Deadline: 15 January 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: 31 January 2019

Industry Seminar/Tutorial

IEEE ICC 2019 seeks Industry Seminar/Tutorial proposals on new and emerging topics within the scope of communications & networking. Each Industry Seminar/Tutorial may take either 1 or 2 time units (90 minutes/unit) according to its delivered contents.

A proposal shall contain the following information:

  1. Title of the Seminar tutorial;
  2. Abstract, objectives and motivation;
  3. Timeliness and intended audience;
  4. Name, affiliation, and a short biography of each tutorial speaker;
  5. A description of the technical issues that the tutorial will address, emphasizing its timeliness;
  6. An outline of the tutorial content, including its tentative schedule, and time units needed;
  7. If appropriate, a description of the past/relevant experience of the speaker(s) on the topic of the tutorial;
  8. A description of previous tutorial experience of the speaker(s), and past versions of the tutorial;
  9. State if a similar tutorial has been offered in recent ICC & GLOBECOM (last two years) and how your tutorial differs.

Proposals should be submitted in PDF to EDAS.

  • Submission Deadline: 15 January 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: 31 January 2019

Industry Demos

Industry Demos are hardware and/or software demonstrations that are meant to showcase new and innovative technologies.  Demonstrations will be scheduled from Tuesday 21 May Evening to Thursday 23 May, 2019.

To broaden the diversity of the conference, there is an integrated exhibition area close to coffee breaks, technical and poster sessions.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company as well as engage with other scientists from industry and academia.  In addition to provide the best possible benefit, the exhibition area will be grouped by topic. Each booth is equipped with a power supply.  Any furniture or additional equipment is subject to additional fees.  Placement of the exhibition booth is determined by conference organizers.  The costs of the booths will be announced soon.

Each demonstration proposal must include:

  • Title for the proposed demonstration;
  • Name, affiliation, contact information, and short biography of the Organizer;
  • Motivation and background, objective, and description of the demos/exhibits, emphasizing its timeliness.

The proposal should be submitted in PDF to the designated EDAS ID

  • Submission Deadline: 15 January 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: 31 January 2019

Please direct questions to Chonggang Wang.


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