CLOSED Call for Papers: 2022 IEEE 5th Future Networks World Forum (FNWF’22)

12 - 14 October | Montreal, Canada
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Submissions Due: See Specific Call for Deadlines

The 2022 IEEE 5th Future Networks World Forum (FNWF’22) — formerly the 5G World Forum — seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate future network technologies and applications through 5G and beyond for the betterment of society.

This will be an in-person event in Montreal, Canada, but authors of accepted conference papers may opt to present remotely.

5G systems have started to deliver a novel mobile network architecture that not only improves physical data rate, but also creates a new ecosystem allowing the deployment of novel services and applications. A key target for future networks will be to improve support not only for classical mobile broadband applications and services but also for vertical industry (e.g. Intelligent Transport, Industrial IoTs, eHealth, etc.) and other mobility-based services.

This conference, called the 5G World Forum in its first four years, aims to bring experts from industry, academia and research to exchange their visions as well as their achieved advances in 5G and towards 6G, and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of 5G while identifying and investigating the possibilities of future networks.


Call for Technical Papers

Original, innovative, and high-quality papers are solicited in the following technical topics of interest, but are not limited to:

  • Track 1: 5G and Future Networks Technologies
  • Track 2: 5G and Future Networks Application and Services
  • Track 3: 5G and Future Networks Trials, Experimental Results, Deployment Scenarios, Hardware and Test/Measurements
  • Track 4: 5G and Future Networks Special Verticals
  • Track 5: 5G and Future Networks Special Topicals

Authors of accepted technical papers may choose to present in person or virtually

Call for Symposium Papers

  • Original, innovative, and high-quality papers are solicited in the following technical topics of interest:
  • Symposium on 6G Mobile Networks
  • Symposium on Blockchain Future Networks
  • Symposium on Connecting the Un/Under-Connected in 5G and Beyond
  • Symposium on IoT & Sensor Networks
  • Symposium on Satellite & Space Communications
  • Symposium on Security for 5G and Future Networks
  • Symposium on Next Generation Networks and Internet
  • Symposium on Optical Communication
  • Symposium on AI/ML-driven Communications
  • Symposium on 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility

Authors of accepted symposium papers may choose to present in person or virtually

Deadlines and Contacts for Technical Program:

  • Technical Paper Submission: 15 June 2022
  • Workshop Submission: 30 June 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: 30 July 2022
  • Camera-ready Submission: 31 August 2022

TPC-Chair, Essaid Sabir,

TPC Co-Chair, Halima Elbiaze,

TPC Co-Chair, Gunes Kurt,

TPC Co-Chair, Walid Saad,

TPC Co-Chair, Francisco Falcone,

Symposiums Chair: Mithun Mukherjee,

Call for Workshop Proposals

Deadlines and Contacts for Workshops:

  • Proposals due: 1 May 2022
  • Notification of selection: rolling acceptances through 5 May 2022
  • Website setup + CFP dissemination: Rolling basis
  • Deadline for paper submission: 30 June 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: 30 July 2022
  • Camera-Ready Submission: 30 August 2022

Workshop co-chair, Eman Hammad,
Workshop co-chair, Mohammad Patwary,
Workshop co-chair, Mithun Mukherjee,

Call for Tutorial Proposals

Submit a tutorial proposal

View Tutorial proposal guidelines

Deadlines and Contacts for Tutorials:

  • Proposal submissions: 30 June 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: Rolling basis

Tutorial co-chair, Amruthur Narasimhan,
Tutorial co-chair, Christopher Udeagha,
Tutorial co-chair, Alireza Ghasempour,

Call for Topical and Vertical Session Proposals

View Topical/Vertical proposal guidelines

How to Submit: Proposal submissions are not through EDAS — anyone Interested in submitting a proposal to these tracks should get in contact via e-mail with the corresponding contact persons indicated below:

Deadlines and Contacts for Topical/Vertical sessions:

  • Proposal submissions: 30 June 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: Rolling basis

Topical/Vertical co-chair, Aloizio Pereira da Silva,

Topical/Vertical co-chair, Ivan Seskar,

Call for Industry Forum and Panel Proposals

Submit a forum/panel proposal
View forum/panel proposal guidelines

Deadlines and Contacts for Panel and Forum sessions:

  • Proposal submissions: 30 June 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: Rolling Basis

Panels and Forums Co-chair, Ajay Rajkumar,

Call for Entrepreneurship and Innovations Forum (EIF) Proposals

View ENT proposal guidelines

How to Submit: Please provide an abstract and suggested length for each proposed presentation or panel by sending e-mail to the contact persons.

Contacts for Entrepreneurship sessions:
Entrepreneurship co-chair, Sudhir Dixit,
Entrepreneurship co-chair, Titus Lo,


Submit a Demo proposal
View Demo proposal guidelines

Contact for Industry Demonstrations:
Furkan Ercan,

Requirements for Paper Submissions: 

Papers must be submitted electronically – see above for EDAS links for each track

Full papers describing original research, written in English. The suggested size is four pages; papers up to six (6) printed pages (10 point font) including figures, tables, will be accepted incurring additional page charges. Extended versions of selected papers may be considered for publication in alternative IEEE publications.

When preparing your manuscript, please also pay attention to the following:
If your paper has been prepared using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, please ensure that you have used the most current version which will help reduce pdf conversion issues such as embedded fonts, bookmarks, etc.
No page numbers and no headers/footers
Use non-zero PDF top and bottom margins (typically at least 0.5 inches/12.7 mm) to help indicate if there are any page numbers

Papers Format:
Standard IEEE conference templates for Microsoft Word and LaTeX formats can be found here.

Papers will be fully peer-reviewed. If the paper is accepted and presented, it will be included in the conference proceedings and be submitted to the Xplore Digital Library. IEEE takes the protection of intellectual property very seriously. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism using Cross Check. By submitting your work you agree to allow IEEE to screen your work for plagiarism.

Please note: To be published in the IEEE 5G World Forum 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 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 arranged in advance 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. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE 5G World Forum 2021 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.