IEEE Global Communications Conference
8–10 December 2020 // In-person (Taipei, Taiwan)
7-11 December 2020 // Virtual
Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence

Call for Industry Forum Proposals

IEEE GLOBECOM 2020 plans to hold a number of industry forums (also known as industry workshops) and invites the submission of industry forum proposals. Industry Forum emphasizes on recent topics of technical and business issues in communications and networking of particular interests to the community. Industry Forum will include industry focused presentations for practicing engineers, technical managers, as well as researchers in academia and industries who may highly interest in both the technical and practical aspects of emerging topics.

Structure of Industry Forum

  • An Industry Forum may include talks, invited presentations, panels, or demonstrations around a targeted topic.
  • Proposers are encouraged to organize half-day (two 1.5-hour timeslots) or full-day (four 1.5-hour timeslots) Industry Forum    

Topics of Interest (including but not limited to)

  • 5G/6G Services, Implementations and Standards
  • Internet of Things and Big Data
  • Smart Cities and Healthcare Systems
  • Emerging Technologies for Public Safety
  • Industry Organization
  • SDN, Virtualization, and Network Architectures
  • Body Area and Wearable Networks
  • Industrial and Medical Robots
  • Drone/V2X Applications, Technologies and Challenges
  • Tactile Internet
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Social Networking
  • Cloud and Fog/Edge Computing, Networking and Storage
  • Electronic Commerce Including Blockchain Applications and Supporting Infrastructures
  • Security and Privacy

Preparation of Industry Forum Proposals

The length of each proposal should not exceed 5 pages in total, and a proposal should include:

  1. Title of the forum
  2. Length of the forum (half day or full day)
  3. Name, affiliation, contact information of the organizer(s)
  4. Motivation and scope of the forum
  5. A brief description of the technical issues that the forum will address
  6. If appropriate, a description of past Industry Forum organized by the proposer, including number of attendees, etc.
  7. Tentative program of the forum
  8. If appropriate, a description of how to advertise/promote this Industry Forum
  9. Biographies of organizer(s)
  10. One page of Call for Participation for this Industry Forum  

A template of the proposal for Industry Forum is available.

Important Dates

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: 15 July 2020 (Extended)
  • Proposal Acceptance Notification: 1 August 2020

Submission of Industry Forum Proposals

  • A proposal should be sent as a single PDF file to the Industry Forum co-chair via the following email address:
  • Use “Proposal of GLOBECOM2020 Industry Forum” as the title of email for submitting the proposal

Please address proposals and questions to Huseyin Arslan, Pin-Yu Chenand Yenming Huang.