IEEE Global Communications Conference
7–11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Connecting Cultures around the Globe

Call for Symposium Papers

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The 2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) will be held in Madrid, Spain, from 7 -11 December 2021. Themed “Connecting Cultures around the Globe,” this flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society will feature a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 12 symposia, selected areas in communications track and a variety of tutorials and workshops. IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 will also include an attractive Industry program aimed at practitioners, with keynotes and panels from prominent research, industry and government leaders, business and industry panels, and vendor exhibits.

All papers for technical symposia (including Selected Areas in Communications) should be submitted via EDAS.


Paper Submissions (Extended Deadline): 30 April 2021 28 May 2021 (23:59 EST) (FIRM)
Acceptance Notification:  25 July 2021 15 August 2021
Accepted Author Registration: 15 September 2021
Camera-Ready: 15 September 2021

Original technical papers are sought in the following areas:

Cognitive Radio and AI-Enabled Networks (CFP)
Daniel Benevides da Costa, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Sangarapillai Lambotharan, Loughborough University, UK

Communication and Information System Security (CFP)
Francesco Chiti, University of Florence, Italy
Chunxiao Jiang, Tsinghua University, China
Abbas Bradai, University of Poitiers, France

Communication QoS, Reliability and Modeling (CFP)
Ramon Agüero, University of Cantabria, Spain
Nizar Zorba, Qatar University, Qatar
Frank Li, University of Agder, Norway

Communication Software and Multimedia (CFP)
Hassine Moungla, Universty of Paris Descartes, France
Michele Nogueira, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Shaoen Wu, Ball State University, USA

Communication Theory (CFP)
Syed A. Jafar, University of California Irvine, USA
Xu (Judy) Zhu, The University of Liverpool, UK
Sofie Pollin, KULeuven, Belgium

Green Communication Systems and Networks (CFP)
Venkatesha Prasad, TU Delft, NL
Kun Wang, UCLA, USA

IoT and Sensor Networks (CFP)
Baoxian Zhang, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hyunbum Kim, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA
Georgios Papadopoulos, IMT Atlantique, France
Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Spain

Mobile & Wireless Networks (CFP)
Valeria Loscri, INRIA, France
Khoukhi Lyes, ENSICAEN, Normandie University, France
Rui Wang, Tongji University, China
Shuai Han, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Next-Generation Networking and Internet (CFP)
Alessio Giorgetti, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Ilhem Fajjari, Orange Labs, France
Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Optical Networks & Systems (CFP)
Mauro Biagi, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Rudra Dutta, North Carolina State University, USA

Signal Processing for Communications (CFP)
Chenhao Qi, Southeast University, China
Zhijin Qin, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Cenk Gursoy, Syracuse University, USA

Wireless Communications (CFP)
Abla Kammoun, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Andrea Giorgetti, University of Bologna, Italy
Koji Yamamoto, Kyoto University, Japan
Stefano Tomasin, University of Padova, Italy
Cong Shen, University of Virginia, USA

Selected Areas in Communications

Aerial Communications (CFP)
Yong Zeng, Southeast University, China

Big Data (CFP)
Ruidong Li, Kanazawa University, Japan

Cloud Computing, Networking and Storage (CFP)
Dania Marabissi, University of Florence, Italy
Yongjune Kim, Western Digital, USA

E-Health (CFP)
Igor Bisio, University of Genoa, Italy

Full-Duplex Communications (CFP)
Dirk Slock, EURECOM, France

Machine Learning for Communications (CFP)
Elisabeth de Carvalho, Aalborg University, Denmark
Kamel Tourki, Paris Research Center, Huawei, France

Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications (CFP)
Werner Haselmayr, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Quantum Communications & Computing (CFP)
Michael Ng, University of Southampton, UK

Satellite and Space Communications (CFP)
Min Lin, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Smart Grid Communications (CFP)
Ruilong Deng, Zhejiang University, China

Social Networks (CFP)
De-Nian Yang, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers for presentation and publication. Accepted and presented technical papers will be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

Please address questions regarding the Technical Symposia to TPC Chair, Sennur Ulukus, and both TPC Co-Chairs, Rui Dinis and Santiago Mazuelas Franco. Please address questions regarding a specific symposium or a SAC symposium track to the respective symposium co-chairs or the SAC symposium track chairs listed on the conference website.

Please make sure to follow the Author and Submission Guidelines listed below.


Important IEEE Policy Announcement: The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its removal from IEEE Explore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE Communications society will take action against any author who engages in either practice. Follow these links to learn more:

IEEE Policy on Plagiarism
IEEE Policy on Double Submission

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the FULL or LIMITED (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions.  Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one FULL or LIMITED registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

During the initial paper submission process via EDAS, it is the authors' responsibility to ensure that the author list and the paper title of the submitted pdf file is an exact match to the author list and paper title on the EDAS registration page.  In particular, the EDAS registration page must include all co-authors, not just the submitting author. Failure to comply with this rule might result in your paper being withdrawn from the review process. Please be aware that the author list of an accepted paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all submissions must be done through EDAS.


The page length limit for all initial submissions for review is SIX (6) printed pages (10-point font) and must be written in English. Initial submissions longer than SIX (6) pages will be rejected without review.

All final submissions of accepted papers must be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures. No more than one (1) additional printed page (10-point font) may be included in final submissions and the extra page (the 7th page) will incur an over length page charge of US$100. All final papers must be submitted to the IEEE Conference eXpress website. Please refer to the acceptance letter for the instructions on how to upload final papers.

You may also use one of the following templates for Microsoft Word: A4, US letter.

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If you have any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts, please contact one of the Technical Program Chairs of the Symposia that you are submitting a paper.