IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
April 10-13, 2022 // Austin, USA
Boosting Verticals into Wireless Orbit

Call for Papers

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The IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) is one of the premier annual events of IEEE in the wireless research arena bringing together researchers, academics, industry, and government.  WCNC 2022 will be held in the vibrant downtown of Austin, Texas, the capital of not only the Texas government, but also of culture and technology in the central United States, headquarters to companies such as National Instruments, Dell, Tesla, Oracle, and many others.   

WCNC 2022 will include technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, and technology and business panels. You are invited to submit papers, and proposals for panels, tutorials, and workshops, in all areas of wireless communications, networks, services, and applications. The proposals for panels, tutorials, and workshops should be sent to the appropriate Chairs listed below.  The submissions of technical papers should be made on EDAS in the following four tracks.

TRACK 1: Physical Layer and Communication Theory

Chair: Ayfer Ozgur, Stanford University, USA

Co-Chairs: Luca Sanguinetti, Pisa University, Italy

                  Xu (Judy) Zhu, University of Liverpool, UK

(submit a paper)

  • Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz
  • Next Generation MIMO and Massive MIMO
  • Short Packet and Finite Block Length Communications
  • Energy Harvesting and Low Energy Communication
  • Waveforms and Modulation
  • Channel Modeling and Estimation
  • Coding Theory
  • Low Resolution Communication
  • Relaying and Self-Backhauling
  • Physical Layer Security
  • Free Space Optical Communication
  • Feedback and Two-Way Communication
  • Information Theory and Channel Capacity
  • Fundamentals of Age of Information
  • Stochastic Geometry
  • Iterative Techniques, Detection, and Decoding
  • Wireless Power and Information Transfer
  • Propagation and Interference Modeling
  • Antennas and RF

TRACK 2: Networking and MAC

Chair: Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, China

Co-Chairs: Dinh Thai Hoang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

                  Nikolaos Pappas, Linköping University, Sweden

(submit a paper)

  • Scheduling and Opportunism
  • Resource Management
  • URLLC, Time Sensitive, and Deterministic Networking
  • Network Slicing
  • Routing and Congestion Control
  • Multihop Networks
  • Multiple Access and Contention
  • Cooperative Communication and Networking
  • Cognitive Radio and Networking
  • Spectrum Sensing, Access, and Sharing
  • Wireless Network Security and Privacy
  • Backscatter Communications
  • Edge Computing, Edge Intelligence and Fog Networks
  • Network Economics
  • Energy-Efficient and Green Networking
  • RAN Data Collection and Storage Enhancement
  • Unlicensed Spectrum and Licensed/Unlicensed Inter-Networking
  • Age and Value of Information for Networks
  • Semantics of Information

TRACK 3: Machine Learning and Optimization for Wireless Systems

Chair: Deniz Gunduz, Imperial College London, UK

Co-Chairs: Marwa Chafii, ENSEA, France

                  Sheng Zhou, Tsinghua University, China

(submit a paper)

  • Deep Learning for Wireless
  • Reinforcement Learning for Wireless
  • Distributed Learning for Wireless
  • Unsupervised and Generative Models
  • Communication-inspired Machine Learning (ML)
  • End-to-end ML over Wireless Channels
  • Scalability of ML for Wireless
  • Performance Analysis of ML Techniques for Wireless
  • Implementation of ML Algorithms for Wireless
  • Cross-Layer Optimization
  • Data-driven Network Modelling and Optimization
  • Networking Architectures for Artificial Intelligence
  • Load Balancing and Cell/Band Association
  • Bayesian Optimization for Wireless
  • Convex and Non-Convex Optimization for Wireless
  • Semantic and Goal-Oriented Communications
  • Game-Theoretic Approaches to Wireless
  • Datasets for Wireless Systems and Channels

TRACK 4: Emerging Technologies, Standards, and Applications

Chair: Sofie Pollin, KU Leuven, Belgium

Co-Chairs: Yasaman Ghasempour, Princeton University, USA

                  David Lopez-Perez, Huawei Technologies, France

(submit a paper)

  • Experiments, Prototypes, and Testbeds
  • Sensing and Localization
  • Joint Radar and Communications
  • Visible Light and Optical Communication
  • Connected Vehicles
  • UAVs and NonTerrestrial Networks
  • Satellite and Deep Space Communications
  • Intelligent Beamforming Relays
  • Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
  • Molecular and Nano Communications
  • IoT and Machine Type Communications
  • Software Defined Radio and Networks
  • 5G NR and 6G standardization
  • O-RAN
  • 802.11 and next-generation Wi-Fi
  • E-health and Mobile Health
  • Blockchain and Cryptography
  • Quantum Communications
  • Innovative implanted and wearable devices
  • Networking support for virtual and augmented reality
  • Full-duplex communication networks


  • Full Paper Submission:15 September 2021

  • Notification of Acceptance: 01 December 2021

  • Camera Ready Submission: 15 January 2022