Call for Papers

WWRF, being one of the leading platforms worldwide for discussions and innovation within the Wireless World, is organizing its 45th meeting at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 18-21 January 2021, and invites authors to submit original manuscripts that will be peer reviewed and, if successful, presented to the Forum. All speakers will be able to participate remotely as this is a hybrid event (physical & virtual) based on the global situation and local regulations. Contributions that are accepted for the meeting will be published on the WWRF website (, and the best contributions may form part of a WWRF Outlook (a series of White Papers) or be incorporated into new volumes of the WWRF Book Series. Selected papers will also be considered for publication in a special issue of a leading scientific journal.

The manuscripts may be aligned with the theme of the event, on one or more of the following topics, or on any relevant aspect of the Wireless World:

  • Intelligent applications for vertical industries
  • Intelligent applications for SMEs
  • Software-Defined Infrastructure
  • Core network architectures & protocols
  • A greener blockchain platform
  • Network architectures
  • Advanced Radio Technologies
  • Ultra-Reliable & Low-Latency communications
  • Tactile Internet
  • Green Communications & Networking
  • Social Network-aware applications
  • Millimeter- Wave Communications
  • THz communications
  • Innovations in business models
  • Bridging the digital divide beyond 5G
  • Data analytics, AI and machine learning
  • Cyber-physical systems & networks
  • 5G & beyond technologies, including 6G
  • Sensor networks & embedded systems
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) & wearable technologies
  • Cognitive Internet of Things
  • Cognitive radio networking
  • Social Network-aware wireless
  • Spectrum issues and regulatory principles
  • Privacy and security
  • Connected Vehicles

Publication of Papers

The best papers based on presentations given at the 45th WWRF meeting will be published in a special issue of the prestigious Journal of Communications Networks (JCN) published by the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS) and co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. Authors wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should provide their full paper to WWRF by the deadline.

Call for Lightning Talks

In addition to the regular contributions, we will be running ‘lightning talks’ on at least two of the days. Each of these will comprise short 5-10 minute presentations on any topic related to the event, but prioritizing last minute announcements on new results, products or ideas. Proposals on all WWRF45 topics, especially those related to ‘5G Showcase’, such as experiences with 5G rollout and new applications for 5G are most welcome.

Suggestions should be sent to

All suggestions received before the event will be considered, and the programme will be announced at the last minute.


Contributors should submit an extended abstract by 1st November 2020 to for review. Extended abstracts should be at least two pages in length, either in plain ASCII text, MS Word or Adobe PDF. The  template for abstracts or papers are available below. Full papers must be prepared using the WWRF template, which is also available at the WWRF web page. The list below shows the different working groups (WGs) and Vertical Industry Platforms (VIPs) to one of which the contributions should be directed:

Important Dates

Submission of extended abstracts 10 December 2020
Notification of acceptance 20 December 2020
Final papers 30 December 2020
Event 18-21 January 2021

Other Details

Copyright License

Please note that, by disclosing information to WWRF, it is deemed non-confidential, in accordance with Section 8 of the WWRF Articles of Association available here and authors grant WWRF permission to use such information as described in the WWRF copyright license.

Authors must complete and submit a copyright license along with their full paper.

Contributions submitted without a completed and signed copyright license cannot be presented and will not be published in the meeting proceedings or in WWRF’s other publications.  Abstracts do not require a copyright license.

Student Grants

  • Due to Covid 19 travel restrictions, the organizing committee of WWRF 45 and WWRF will only offer student travel grants for those residing in Malaysia
  • Since Malaysia also restricts travel within the country, the student applying is responsible for meeting local travel restrictions
  • The students should send their request to the WG Chair via
  • The WG Chair will forward the request to the Treasurer with their recommendation
  • Maximum grant: RM 600
  • The cost of travel at the lowest economy airfare, bus or train fares and two nights for hotel.
  • Receipts must be provided
  • Students must provide proof that they have presented the paper, WG Chair can do that
  • Must provide bank details so that our accountant in Switzerland can do electronic transfer
  • Students will receive free registration for the event in any case
  • It will take up to 30 days to process the claim after it is received

Templates for Abstract / Papers

WWRF Abstract

IEEE Paper