IEEE 5G World Forum 2018 (5GWF) 


9-11 July 2018, Santa Clara, California, USA                    


The 2018 IEEE 5G World Forum Organizing Committee would like to invite you to submit your work to the IEEE 5G World Forum 2018 (http://ieee-wf-5g.org/) to be held on 9-11 July 2018 in Santa Clara, California, USA.        

5G systems should unveil 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 is to build a novel network architecture that should support not only classical mobile broadband applications and services but also vertical industry (e.g. Intelligent Transport, Industrial IoTs, eHealth, etc.) and other services.         

This conference aims to bring experts from industry, academia and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances towards 5G, and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of 5G.             

====== TRACKS ========     
Track 1: 5G Technologies      
Track 2: 5G Application and Services           
Track 3: 5G & IoT                
Track 4: 5G Security and Privacy                
Track 5: 5G Trials, Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios         
Track 6: 5G Hardware and Test / Measurements     
Track 7: 5G Special Verticals           
Track 8: 5G Special Topical  

*** Submission Date for Technical Papers ***               

Technical paper submission: February 28, 2018 (Extended)                    

Proposals for workshops and special sessions of general interest and relevance to 5G will be considered. These should address the Technical Community and/or provide educational or expository material or recognition of significant contributions to the advancement of 5G technologies.    

- Workshop and Special Session Proposal Submissions       
- Tutorial Proposal Submissions       
- Industry Forum Panel proposal submissions         
- Doctoral Symposium Paper Submissions    
- Start-ups     
- Exhibitions        

** Submission Date for Proposals **      

Proposal submissions: March 15, 2018 (Extended)                  

For more information and submission instructions please visit the conference website: http://ieee-wf-5g.org/    

The deadline for submitting annual financial reports is the last day of February, and the deadline for annual officer and meeting reports is 15 March 2018.  To be eligible for the 10% bonus, all reporting (financial, meeting, and officer) must be submitted by the third Friday in February.

 SECTIONS - Current Officer Confirmation Report (roster of incoming 2018 officers), report of a minimum of 5 Section, Chapter and/or Affinity Group meetings in 2017, and a financial report* for 2017 activity.

 COUNCILS - Current Officer Confirmation Report (roster of incoming 2018 officers) and if applicable, a financial report* for 2017 activity.  Councils do not receive a rebate unless there are eligible Chapters/Affinity Groups.  The Council Chapters/Affinity Groups (if any) submitting their required reporting are eligible for a $200 subsidy.

 SUBSECTIONS - Current Officer Confirmation Report (roster of incoming 2018 officers), report of a minimum of 5 meetings in 2017 and, if applicable, a financial report* for 2017 activity.

 CHAPTERS - Current Officer Confirmation Report (roster of incoming 2018 officers), reports of a minimum of two Technical Category meetings in 2017 and, if applicable, a financial report* for 2017 activity.

AFFINITY GROUPS - Current Officer Confirmation Report (roster of incoming 2018 officers), reports of meetings (any type) in 2017 and, if applicable, a financial report* for 2017 activity.

 * The annual financial activity for some Subsections/Chapters/Affinity Groups is consolidated with the Section's financial instance in NetSuite.  For those Subsections/Chapters/Affinity Groups that report their financial activity to IEEE independently from the Section, please be sure to do so by last day of February 2018 (financial reporting deadline).

 For those Subsections/Chapters/Affinity Groups that consolidate their financial activity with the Section, please provide a list of expenses, and income, to the Section Treasurer.

Eligible Chapters/Affinity Groups meeting the above requirements, will receive $200 which will be included in the 2018 Section/Council Rebate, to be distributed by the Section/Council Treasurer.

The forms for the required reports, as well as instructions and information, are on the Section/Chapter Support web site at http://www.ieee.org/scsreports  

(updated 1 January 2018)

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The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2019 MGA Committee Member and Liaison positions.  complete list of available MGA positionscommittee descriptions, and information on the MGA Nominations and Appointments process are available.

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In alignment with a prior IEEE Board of Directors motion, and in accordance with IEEE’s publishing policies, a new process was approved by the IEEE Technical Activities Board during its June 2017 meeting. Plagiarism screening is already a requirement per IEEE policy and this recently-approved process will help ensure the quality of IEEE conference proceedings content submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore. The process provides guidance on roles, preferred tools and timing.

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