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

PIMRC 2021 Special Session Guidelines

Special Session Co-Chairs


Ari Pouttu
University of Oulu, Finland



Thomas L Marzetta
New York University


Choongil Yeh
ETRI, South Korea


A special session focuses on a timely topic of increasing importance and interest. It aims at bringing together speakers from multiple institutions including preferably industry and academia to present their recent research results. The presenters are invited by the special session organizer(s).


The proposal for a special session should follow the template, available at the conference website. A special session can have one or two organizers. The proposal should be submitted via link by 15th of February, 2021

Download template

Submit Proposal

Read the Data Privacy Notice of the University of Oulu IEEE PIMRC 2021 Proposal Submission


Special sessions will be held during the main conference, which is planned to be a virtual event. All the presenters are required to submit a paper, and all the contributions are based on invitations.

A special session consists of five papers out of which one may be by the session organizers.


Special session papers should be full papers (5 pages) and should be reviewed by at least three competent independent reviewers being done via EDAS. The special session organizer(s) will allocate the papers to the reviewers, except their own papers, the review of which is handled by the Special Session Chairs. The full paper submission deadline is the same as for the regular papers of the main conference.

The papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings and they will appear in IEEE Xplore.


The presentations are pre-recorded can be viewed on demand during the conference week. The virtual session will have live discussion.


A special session will last one session times-slot, each time slot being about 1h30. Therefore, a special session is expected to accommodate five papers.

Public information

The following information will be made public:

  • Organizers’ names, affiliations, e-mail, and biographies
  • Session title
  • Structure


The following criteria will be taken into consideration for the evaluation and ranking of special session proposals:

  1. Relevance
  2. Timeliness
  3. Technical content
  4. Novelty
  5. Overall recommendation

Special Session Co-Chairs will conduct the evaluation.


Publishing authors register for up to three accepted papers which gives them access for the full program.