IEEE International Conference on Communications
7-11 June 2020 // Virtual Conference
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding

Call for Workshop Proposals

In addition to exciting technical symposia, tutorials, industry panels and exhibitions, IEEE ICC 2020 will feature a series of half and full-day workshops. We invite the submission of workshop proposals. The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics not specifically covered in the main symposia. Workshops should highlight current topics related to technical and business issues in communications and networking, and should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.


Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include (please follow the following order in your proposal):  

  • Title of the workshop
  • Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation, and contact information)
  • Scope and topics of the workshop (max 1 page)
  • Rationale (max 1 page)
    • Why is the topic current and important?
    • Why will the workshop attract a significant number of submissions of good quality?
    • Why will the workshop attract a large number of attendees, in addition to the authors?
    • How does the workshop differs from others; i.e., related workshops and conferences of similar topic?
  • A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words per organizer) 
  • Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
  • Planned format of the workshop, including 
    • Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule
    • Preferred day of workshop
    • Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels
    • Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged
  • Draft Call for Papers (max 1 page)
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan 
  • Workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal - will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including the number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc. If a similar workshop has been organized at recent ICC/Globecom, please explain the similarities and differences.


Proposal submissions should be submitted as a single PDF file online via EDAS at the following link: EDAS Link

Proposals that address exciting topics in creative formats that generate lively interactions among participants are highly encouraged. Examples include facilitating multi-disciplinary discussions across academicians, practitioners, and policymakers leading to high impact and transformative research. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.


Proposal Submission Deadline: 05 Aug 2019, 19 Aug 2019 (Extended Deadline)
Notification of Selection: 28 Aug 2019
Website for each workshop on: 30 September  2019
Deadline for workshop paper submission: 27 January  2020
Acceptance/rejection announcement: 11 March 2020
Final workshop papers due: 13 March 2020 (Extended Deadline)

Please address all questions to the ICC 2020 Workshops Chairs:

Allen B. MacKenzie, Tennessee Tech, USA,
Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University, China,
Sofie Pollin, KU Leuven, Belgium,