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

WS-16: AI-Enabled 5G/6G Networks: Automation, Openness, and Radio Access

WS-16: AI-Enabled 5G/6G Networks: Automation, Openness, and Radio Access

AI-Enabled 5G/6G Networks

Update[3th Dec 2020]: IEEE 2020 Globecom workshop on AI-enabled 5G/6G networks welcomes Magnus Frodigh head of Ericsson Research for a keynote presentation on Journey Towards 6G Networks. (11 Dec 2020).

Artificial intelligence (AI) is leading to an automation revolution in 5G, beyond 5G, and 6G cellular networks. AI is also empowering the trend to open up the 5G/6G network capabilities by leveraging universal infrastructure, open network architectures, open-source software/hardware, and other state-of-the-art technologies (such as software-defined networking, network function virtualization, multi-access edge computing, network slicing, and artificial intelligence, etc.). AI can impact all aspects of cellular network design from the physical layer waveform to radio resource management to the network core to the applications that make use of the network.

This workshop will provide a platform for exchanging ideas on how AI techniques lead to a revolution in 5G and 6G cellular communication networks. Topics include AI aspects of:

  • Automation Applications of machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learn, federated learning, and transfer learning in automation of cellular networks.
  • Openness Rethinking cellular networks using open architectures in the device, radio access, and the network.
  • Radio access Beamforming, scheduling, modulation, coding, channel estimation, power control, handoff, open radio access, mmWave-THz, and massive MIMIO.
  • Experimental Testbeds, experimental measurements, performance evaluation of AI-enabled open 5G/6G networks, and applications like V2X, virtual reality, and UAVs.
  • Computation Integrated allocation of communication, computing and storage resources in open 5G/6G networks, multi-access edge computing and fog computing
  • Networking Slicing including agile instantiation, QoS/QoE service assurance, traffic prediction and classification, and anomaly detection. 


-Paper submission deadline: 14 August (firm)
-Workshop paper notification deadline: 15 September
-Final paper upload: 1 October

-WS time: 11 Dec 2020, 14:00-18:00


Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10pt  font), no longer than 6 pages, and submitted as PDF files via EDAS using this link: AINet​. The Program Committee reserves the right to not review papers that violate these formatting rules. Submitted papers shall not have been previously published, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers will be reviewed and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation, and all accepted papers must be presented at the workshop for inclusion in the proceedings.

Executive Chair: Robert W Heath Jr. (UT Austin),
General Chairs: Amin Azari (Ericsson) and Kai Liang (Xidian Univ),
Technical Chairs: Whai-En Chen (National ILan Univ) and Aldebaro Klautau (Fed. Univ. of Para),
Keynote Chairs: Xiaoli Chu (Univ. of Sheffield) and Neiva Linder (Ericsson)
Steering Comitee: Char Dir Chung (National Taiwan University), Aylin Yener (The Ohio State University), Zan Li (Xidian University), Nageen Himayat (Intel)