IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
13-16 September 2021 // Virtual Conference // By 6G Flagship

Welcome to PIMRC2021

Welcome to the 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2021) which brings together global experts to the esteemed scientific and technical forum dedicated to diverse facets of wireless communications!  

For this edition, our 6G Flagship program team at the University of Oulu, Finland brings a fresh 6G flavor. As the global vision towards sustainable 6G is beginning to take shape, the event covers fundamental theory as well as experimental networks, services, applications and business.  

With the continuing uncertainty due to COVID-19, we are planning IEEE PIMRC 2021 as a virtual event from the start. We hope to be able to interact with a large number of speakers and attendees. We are fully committed to creating a rewarding and memorable virtual conference experience.

Our virtual event model allows a variety of engaging sessions from plenaries, panels and workshops to regular and special sessions introducing the latest research results. As we are now ready to receive proposals for various sessions, including tutorials, we are eager to discover your bold new research openings and topics that lead to voluminous discussions online.   

With these thoughts, we hope to receive your inputs for a high-quality program! Together, we can make IEEE PIMRC 2021 a valuable discussion forum for us all!  

Matti Latva-aho
General Chair
University of Oulu, Finland 

Markku Juntti
Technical Program Chair
University of Oulu, Finland 

Submission for Workshops is now open


WS1 – 1st Workshop on Dependable Connectivity in 6G

Submit for Workshop 1


WS2 – Workshop on Enabling Technologies for Terahertz Communications

Submit for Workshop 2


WS3 – International Workshop on Beyond 5G Support for the Future Vehicular Networks

Submit for Workshop 3


WS4 – 5G Enablers and Trials for Smart Manufacturing

Submit for Workshop 4


WS5 – 1st International Workshop on Terahertz for Integrated Sensing and Communication (THz-ISAC)

Submit for Workshop 5


WS6 – Integrated communication, localization and sensing in 6G era

Submit for Workshop 6


WS7 – Workshop on eXtended Reality (XR) for 5G and Beyond (5G-XR Pro)

Submit for Workshop 7


WS8 – Fed-IIoT: Federated Learning for Intelligent Industrial IoT Networks

Submit for Workshop 8


WS9 – Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for B5G/6G

Submit for Workshop 9


WS10 – Native-AI Empowered Wireless Networks

Submit for Workshop 10


WS11 – Workshop on Taking Verticals from 5G towards 6G

Submit for Workshop 11


WS12 – Workshop on Optical Wireless Technology for Enhanced Connectivity in 6G

Submit for Workshop 12

All workshop papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will appeara in IEEExplore.

Call for Papers

The annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) is one of the premier conferences in the wireless research arena and has a long history of bringing together academia, industry and regulatory bodies. Today, it has become one of the IEEE Communication Society’s flagship conferences in wireless communications and networking. In 2021, this important wireless event will be organized virtually by the 6G Flagship program. PIMRC 2021 will include technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, as well as technology and business panels. You are invited to submit papers, as well as proposals for panels, tutorials, and workshops, in all areas of wireless communications, networks, services, and applications. The potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Track 1: Fundamental Theory and Physical Layer
  • Track 2: RF Technologies, Antennas and Propagation
  • Track 3: MAC and Cross-Layer Design
  • Track 4: Mobile and Wireless Networks
  • Track 5: Experimental Networks, Services, Applications and Business

Papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (two-column format, 10-point font) using the supplied paper template including figures without incurring any page charges. One additional page is permitted with an overlength page charge of $100. Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted on EDAS. Accepted papers will be published in the PIMRC 2021 Proceedings, and the papers presented by an author at the conference will be submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Warning on Plagiarism

Papers will be reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (multiple submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE will take action against any author who has engaged in either practice.

IEEE Web Page on Plagiarism

IEEE Web Page on Multiple Submission


The virtual event offers low registration fees for authors and non-authors to the full program on the virtual event platform with a variety of networking and discussion opportunities. We will also offer conference highlights – keynotes and panels – live-streamed, free of charge but without chat functionalities. If you wish to gain most of the flexible event schedule and broad content, which is also available after the event dates, register for the full program.