IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
13-16 September 2021 // Helsinki, Finland

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!  

In 2021, IEEE PIMRC returns to the vibrant capital city of Helsinki in Finland where it has been organized twice before – in 1997 and 2006 – as many of you may remember. For this edition, our 6G Flagship program team at the University of Oulu 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 hybrid event from the start. We hope to be able to interact with a large number of speakers and attendees onsite at our venue “Finlandia Hall”. At the same time, we are fully committed to creating a rewarding and memorable virtual conference experience for those who will not be able to travel to Finland in September.  

Our hybrid 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 both onsite and 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 

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 held in Helsinki, Finland. 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

  • Capacity and coverage analysis and optimization
  • Coded and wireless caching
  • Coding and modulation
  • Cognitive and green radio
  • Communications theory
  • Cooperative communications
  • Detection and equalization
  • Information theory
  • Low-latency communications
  • Machine learning for PHY designs
  • Machine-type communications
  • Millimeter wave and THz communications
  • Multi-user communications and interference mitigation
  • Optical wireless communications
  • Physical layer security
  • Precoding and beamforming
  • Reflective surfaces and backscatter communications
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Single-/multiuser MIMO and massive MIMO
  • Source coding and joint source/channel coding
  • Synchronization techniques
  • Ultra-wideband communications
  • Wireless information and power transfer

Submit Paper for Track 1

Track 2: RF Technologies, Antennas and Propagation

  • RF technologies for system design
  • RF transceiver architectures and circuits
  • Channel modeling and emulation
  • Antenna design
  • Radio propagation
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surface design
  • Massive MIMO RF transceivers and antennas
  • Antennas and transceivers for mmWave and THz systems
  • Body-area channels and devices
  • OTA characterization of antenna systems and wireless devices

Submit Paper for Track 2

Track 3: MAC and Cross-Layer Design

  • Information-theoretic approaches to MAC design
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for intelligent MAC
  • MAC for distributed learning over wireless networks
  • Adaptive and reconfigurable MACs
  • Cross-layer designs for 5G-and-beyond
  • QoS/QoE-enabling MAC in 5G-and-beyond mobile networks
  • MAC for aerial and vehicular networks
  • MAC design for mmWave and Terahertz communication networks
  • MAC for massive MIMO
  • MAC design for network virtualization and network slicing
  • Blockchain-based protocols
  • URLLC MAC design
  • Radio resource management, allocation, and scheduling
  • Machine learning based RRM and scheduling
  • Joint access and backhaul scheduler design for 5G-and-beyond
  • Schedulers for macro-, pico-, femto-cellular systems, HetNets
  • Schedulers for cooperative and relay systems
  • MAC for delay-tolerant and low-power networks
  • Security and privacy issues in MAC designs
  • Implementation, testbeds, and prototypes

Submit Paper for Track 3

Track 4: Mobile and Wireless Networks

  • 4G/5G networks and beyond
  • Ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks
  • AI for wireless networking
  • Body area networks
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Congestion, load and admission control
  • Cooperative networking
  • Delay tolerant networks
  • Deterministic networking
  • Free space optical networks
  • Green wireless networks
  • Heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Information-centric wireless networks
  • Locally dependent networks
  • Location management and positioning
  • Machine-type communications networks and IoT
  • Millimeter-wave wireless networks
  • Mobile and wireless IP
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Network security and privacy
  • Novel network architectural design
  • Open radio access networks
  • Opportunistic wireless networks
  • Satellite integrated communications
  • Self-organizing networks
  • Smart grid networks
  • Social wireless networks
  • Software-defined wireless networks
  • Testbeds and deployment
  • UAV networks and vehicular networks
  • Underwater wireless networks
  • Wireless mesh networks
  • Wireless multicasting, broadcasting, and geocasting
  • Wireless multimedia networks

Submit Paper for Track 4

Track 5: Experimental Networks, Services, Applications and Business

  • Mobile/Wireless network support for vertical industries
  • Adaptive content distribution in on-demand services
  • Context and location-aware wireless services and applications
  • User-centric networks and adaptive services
  • Wireless body area networks and e-health services
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Dynamic sensor networks for urban applications
  • Wireless emergency and security systems
  • Ultra-reliable communication
  • End-to-end time sensitive networking
  • Enabling regulations, standards, spectrum management
  • Hybrid licensed/unlicensed spectrum access schemes (e. g. licensed-assisted access)
  • Technologies, architectures and enabling business model for rural communications
  • Satellite-based mobile access and backhaul
  • Hybrid satellite-terrestrial networks
  • Full duplexing
  • Joint access and backhaul schemes
  • Sustainability and environmental impact
  • Novel business models
  • Testbed and prototype implementation of wireless services

Submit Paper for Track 5

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 EUR100. 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