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Welcome to the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), an IEEE premier annual event in the wireless research arena, bringing together researchers, academics, and industry professionals.

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The IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) is one of the premier annual events of IEEE in the wireless research arena bringing together researchers, academics, and industry professionals. The 2021 edition of this important event will be held in Nanjing, China. WCNC 2021 will include technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, and technology and business panels. You are invited to submit papers, and proposals for panels, tutorials, and workshops, in all areas of wireless communications, networks, services, and applications. The proposals for panels, tutorials, and workshops should be sent to the Chairs listed below. The submissions of technical papers should be made on EDAS. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Channel modeling, characterization and estimation
Modulation, coding, diversity, equalization, synchronization
Multi-carrier modulation, waveform design
Wireless Communications through Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
AI, machine learning and data analytics for wireless communications
Interference modeling, management, cancellation and alignment
PHY strategies for low-rate, sporadic and asynchronous communications
MIMO, massive MIMO and cloud-RAN
Cooperative, device-to-device and multi-hop communication
Cognitive radio, spectrum sensing
Content caching and storage in wireless networks
PHY layer design for cellular, wireless LAN, ad hoc and sensor networks
Energy efficient and energy harvesting PHY layer design
Joint information and energy transmission
PHY layer security and privacy
Ultra-wideband, mmWave and sub-THz communication
Information-theoretic aspects of wireless communications
Signal processing for wireless communications
Molecular and nano communications
Beyond 5G and 6G
Full duplexing
Wireless MAC protocols for beyond 5G: design, analysis, and optimization
AI, machine learning and data analytics for MAC and cross-layer design
Cognitive and cooperative MAC
MAC for mesh, ad hoc, relay and sensor networks
Scheduling and radio resource management
Cross-layer MAC design
MAC design for Non-Terrestrial Networks and Aerial Networks
Software defined radio, RFID MAC
QoS support and energy efficient MAC
MAC protocol for energy harvesting wireless networks
MAC design for multitier cellular/small cell networks
Multiple access in machine-to-machine communication
MAC for cloud-RAN
MAC protocols for molecular and nano networks
MAC protocols for mmWave networks
Full-duplex MAC design
Cross-layer design for massive MIMO and multiuser MIMO networks
Software-defined mobile/wireless networks
Wireless network functions virtualization
Virtual network management and orchestration
AI, machine learning and data analytics for wireless networks
Mobile cloud
Fog computing and networking
Mobile edge computing
Mesh, relay, sensor and ad hoc networks
Routing and congestion control in wireless networks
Cognitive radio and networking
Resource management and optimization
Mobile big data and network data analytics
Wireless network security and privacy
Mobile social networks
Wireless network measurements and characterization
Wireless networking for autonomous vehicles
Wireless networking for smart X (energy, factory, city, etc.)
IoT wireless networking
Wireless networks empowered by reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
Age of Information in Real-time Systems and Networks
Mobile/Wireless network support for vertical industries
Adaptive content distribution in on-demand services
Context and location-aware wireless services and applications
User-centric networks and adaptive services
Wireless body area networks and e-health services
Intelligent transportation systems
Dynamic sensor networks for urban applications
Wireless emergency and security systems
Ultra-reliable communication
Enabling regulations, standards, spectrum management
Hybrid licensed/unlicensed spectrum access schemes
Technologies, architectures and enabling business models for rural communications
Satellite-based mobile access and backhaul
Non-terrestrial, Aerial and hybrid satellite-terrestrial networks
Testbed and prototype implementation of wireless services

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    Apr 01


  • Oct 30 2020

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Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
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