About Communication, Networking and Broadcast Technologies; Signal Processing and Analysis
Keywords:signal processing,wireless,communications,network,
Scope:Signal processing for wireless communications and networks.
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Call for Special Session Proposals

The open call for special session proposals is also included below for your information:

The program for SPAWC 2022 will include Special Sessions that complement the regular program with new and emerging topics of interest to the signal-processing community, particularly those that are in line with the theme of the conference. The aim of a special session is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art as well as to highlight current research directions and challenges in specific fields of signal processing.

Submission of Special Session Proposals

To submit a special session proposal, please prepare a PDF document with the following information and email it to the special sessions chairs, Profs. Danijela Cabric ( and Christoph Studer ( by January 7, 2022. Prior to submitting your special session proposal, please invite and confirm the participation of each participant and solicit a tentative paper title for each paper in the special session. Each special session is expected to have between 5 and 7 papers. All papers will be presented in poster format. Only a maximum of three organizers per special session is allowed, and each organizer may not contribute more than one paper.

Notification of acceptance is by January 14, 2022. If your proposal is accepted, then your speakers will be required to submit the final papers to EDAS by March 1, 2022. The individual papers in each session will then go through the regular SPAWC review process.

Organizer Information

  • Names of all special session organizers

  • Email addresses of all special session organizers

  • Brief biography of all special session organizers in IEEE format

Session Information

  • Tentative session title

  • Summary of the special session topic

  • Motivation and rationale of the special session with a discussion on the key issues of the special session, what makes the special session topic timely and state-of-the-art, and any special, unique, or distinctive features of the special session

Invited Paper Information

For each invited paper in the special session (5-7 papers total), please provide:

  • Tentative paper title (and a short abstract)

  • List of authors

Additional Information

Please feel free to provide any additional information that you think may be helpful for the conference organizing committee to evaluate the special session proposal.



General Chair
Markku Juntti, University of Oulu, Finland


Technical Co-Chair
Antti Tölli, University of Oulu, Finland


Technical Co-Chair
Mikko Valkama, Tampere University, Finland

Keynote and Thematic Talk Chair
Visa Koivunen, Aalto University, Finland

Finance Chair
Pekka Pirinen, University of Oulu, Finland

Special Session Chairs
Danijela Cabric, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Christoph Studer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Local Arrangements Chair
Markus Leinonen, University of Oulu, Finland

Patronage Chair
Mika Rantakokko, University of Oulu, Finland

Web site
Sallamaari Syrjä, University of Oulu, Finland

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline

The 23rd IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), will be held in Oulu, Finland, on July 4-6, 2022. A flagship workshop of the IEEE SP Society SPCOM technical committee, SPAWC 2022 will combine cutting-edge research in the fields of signal processing, communication theory, information theory, statistical learning, wireless networking, and more.

SPAWC 2022 invites original contributions in the following (but not limited to) areas:

  • MIMO systems (massive-, multiuser-, cooperative, coordinated, cell-free, IAB, etc.)
  • Machine learning for wireless communications and networking
  • Cooperative communication
  • Resource allocation
  • Sparse signal processing for wireless communications
  • Millimeter-wave and terahertz communications
  • Integrated communications and sensing
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS)
  • Full duplex systems
  • Cognitive radio and networks
  • Cooperative, compressed, and sparse sensing
  • Machine-to-machine, device-to-device communications
  • Modeling, estimation and equalization of wireless channels
  • Acquisition, synchronization, localization and tracking
  • Signal processing for optical, satellite, and underwater communications
  • Energy efficiency and energy harvesting
  • Distributed signal processing and uncoordinated access
  • Internet of things
  • Information freshness / age of information
  • Cache-aided communications
  • Broadband, ultra-reliable, and low latency solutions towards 6G
  • Digital front-end signal processing in radio transceivers
  • Experimental setups

All invited and regular papers, with up to 5 pages of technical content (including references), will be published through IEEE Xplore.

Deadline March 1, 2022

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Contact Information
  • Prof. Markku Juntti, University of Oulu, Finland(General Chair)
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  • Mikko Valkama, Tampere University, Finland(Antti Tölli, University of Oulu(Technical Co-Chair))
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