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


Workshop format

The workshop follows a novel format that pursuits two objectives:

  • To identify new challenges and share new solutions for the convergence of edge computing and networking from the perspective of academia as well as industrial partners involved in that evolution: network operators, service providers and manufacturers.
  • To encourage strong interaction between presenters and attendees.

Firstly, a keynote session with two speakers from industry followed by an industrial panel will be held. Then, in the afternoon, two scientific session will take place. For these scientific sessions, we encourage researchers from edge computing and networking communities to submit complete unpublished papers. Scientific session follows hybrid oral and poster format. Each accepted refereed paper will have just 3 minutes to orally present the key points of that work and, after this round, the session will change its format to a poster session where authors will expose and explain their complete work using a poster. The 3-minute talks will help the attendees to quickly learn about all the different contributions presented in the session. Then, during the poster session attendees can focus their attention on the most interesting papers from their point of view and discuss their questions/opinions/suggestions with the authors. Both presentation and poster are mandatory to consider a paper as presented. 


A tentative schedule of the workshop is:

Tuesday, 7th December 2021

Morning session 1

Welcome from workshop organizers & Keynote talks

Coffee break

Morning session 2

Industrial panel “Emerging technologies and challenges for Edge Computing and Networking Convergence”

Lunch break

Afternoon session 1

Scientific session 1

Coffee Break

Afternoon session 2

Scientific session 2 & Closure