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

Call for Workshop Papers

In addition to exciting technical symposia, tutorials, industry panels and exhibitions, IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 will feature a series of half and full-day workshops. The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics that are not specifically covered in the main symposia. Each workshop may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, keynotes and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.

Please address all questions to the IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Workshops Chairs:

Mohsen Guizani, Qatar University, Qatar

Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 14 August 2021 (FIRM)
Paper Acceptance Notification: 15 September 2021
Camera-Ready: 8 October 2021


WS-01: 2nd Workshop on Network Management for 6G Communication Systems (NetMan6G)

WS-02: Workshop on Scalable, Secure and Intelligent Blockchain for Future Networking and Communications

WS-03: The 3rd Workshop on Future of Wireless Access for Industrial IoT (FutureIIoT): Enabling Industrial Revolution

WS-04: The Fifth IEEE Workshop on 5G and Beyond Wireless Security (5th IEEE Wireless-Sec 2021)

WS-05: Workshop on SIGNIS: Softwarized Next Generation Networks for IoT Services

WS-06: Workshop on Edge-AI and IoT for Connected Health

WS-07: Workshop on Channel Coding beyond 5G

WS-08: Workshop on Sustainable Environmental Sensing Systems (SESSy)

WS-09: Workshop on Cellular UAV and Satellite Communications

WS-10: Workshop on AI and Blockchain-Enabled Secure and Privacy-Preserving Air and Ground Smart Vehicular Networks

WS-11: 1st Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Edge Computing and Networking

WS-12: Workshop on Human-Centric and Tactile IoT

WS-13: Workshop on Communication and Networking for Cloud-integrated Edge Computing

WS-14: Workshop on Emerging Topics in 6G Communications

WS-15: Workshop on 6G Oriented Trustworthiness

WS-16: Workshop on Towards Native-AI Wireless Networks

WS-17: Workshop on Robust, Low-Latency and Efficient Federated Learning for 6G-Enabled Internet of Things

WS-18: Workshop on Securing Next-Generation Connected Healthcare Systems using Futuristic Technologies

WS-19: Workshop on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Future Wireless Communications

WS-20: Workshop on Experimental wireless platforms and testbeds for computing, communication and networking research

WS-21: Workshop on Intelligent Communications for Decentralized Energy Management (EnergyCom)

WS-22: Workshop on Evolution of MIMO Technology for Emerging Uplink-Centric 5.5G Applications (5.5G UL-MIMO)

WS-23: 9th IEEE Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN)

WS-24: IEEE IoST-5G&B: 2nd Workshop on Recent Trends of Internet of Softwarized Things - 5G & B

WS-25: Workshop on Wireless communications for distributed intelligence

WS-26: 2nd Workshop on Edge Learning over 5G Mobile Networks and Beyond

WS-27: Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable B5G/6G Networks (ASNet)



Submission link.

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.

Download Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats >>

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.