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IWSS 2021 : IEEE VTC-Spring 2021 International Workshop on Smart Spectrum


When Apr 25, 2021 - Apr 25, 2021
Where Helsinki, Finland
Submission Deadline Jan 3, 2021
Notification Due Jan 24, 2021
Final Version Due Feb 14, 2021

Call For Papers



IEEE VTC-Spring 2021 International Workshop on Smart Spectrum (IWSS 2021)

Helsinki, Finland, 25 April 2021

Conference website:

Workshop website:



Over the last years, wireless communication networks have faced
ever-increasing traffic demands beyond the available capacity, a problem
that is expected to worsen in the foreseeable future with the requirement
for high data-rate, enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services and the
advent of a myriad of machine-type devices interconnected through the
Internet of Things (IoT) for massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC).
In order to cope with the forecasted traffic loads, an essential requirement
for future wireless communication systems beyond 5G is efficient, flexible
and dynamic spectrum utilization. Smart spectrum exploitation techniques
have been developed for WRANs in TV white spaces, LTE-LAA mobile networks
in ISM bands, CBRS radar systems, and cognitive satellite communications,
to mention just a few examples. Spectrum sharing and on-demand spectrum
assignment are very hot topics for innovative and sustainable future wireless
world and continues to be an active field of research in the academic and
industrial communities as well as in spectrum regulation activities.

The International Workshop on Smart Spectrum 2021 aims to bring together
academic researchers and industry practitioners as well as members of
standardization bodies and government to meet and exchange ideas on recent
research and future directions for smart spectrum utilization. This workshop
aims to stimulate discussion and generation of innovative ideas for smart
spectrum exploitation.


The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

- Smart spectrum solutions for eMBB and mMTC/IoT in 5G networks.
- Carrier aggregation and spectrum sharing for both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum.
- Spectrum sensing, statistical modeling and field measurements.
- Radio propagation modelling for spectrum sharing.
- Sensor networks for smart spectrum awareness.
- Interference management and avoidance techniques.
- PHY/MAC layer techniques for enhanced spectrum exploitation (MIMO, full-duplex, NOMA, etc.).
- Machine learning, deep learning and other AI techniques for smart spectrum.
- Practical applications and use cases of smart spectrum exploitation in modern systems.
- Field experiments and practical/prototype implementations.
- Regulatory framework and activities for smart spectrum exploitation.


Authors should follow the submission guidelines available at the conference website:

Submission requirements: 5-page paper (without overlength charge) and
up to 2 additional pages are allowed with the purchase of additional
page charges in the amount of $100 USD per additional page at the time
of registration and final paper submission. The paper template can
be downloaded here:


To submit a paper to this workshop, please visit:


Workshop paper submission due: 3 January 2021
Acceptance notification: 24 January 2021
Final paper submission due: 14 February 2021
Workshop date: 25 April 2021

Miguel López-Benítez, University of Liverpool, UK
Kenta Umebayashi, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

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