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

Welcome to PIMRC2021

Log in to the Virtual Platform

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 this year’s edition, our 6G Flagship program team at the University of Oulu, Finland together with the global PIMRC community are excited to invite you to a joint expedition Towards Sustainable 6G!

With the up-to-date visions of 6G and predictions of the 6G landscape, IEEE PIMRC 2021 covers beyond 5G technologies from multiple angles.

Our four keynotes, six panels and ten workshops highlight timely research and development topics and predict their evolution towards 6G. Several talks and panel discussions explore fundamental theory and technology while others look at the same problem framework from the vertical application perspective. A key theme for the exploration in verticals is how we should design 6G to support the future application requirements and needs. 

In parallel, you can dive into challenges regarding radically new business models which are crucial for the holistic deployment of wireless systems in 2030s. We must rethink who owns and builds networks, how customers are served and by whom. These aspects, among others, are discussed in the 6G business panel. 

As a truly global event, IEEE PIMRC 2021 offers a great setting of papers in five technical tracks with 30 regular and one special session and authors from more than 35 countries. The contributions address the timely challenges on networking, physical layer, antennas, transceivers, and fundamental theoretical bounds relevant to 6G technology. 

Looking at cross-cutting themes in the technical program, machine learning and its use on different layers of 6G networks remains an important topic in several technical tracks as we have witnessed over the last few years. The use of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces and their impact on various network layers, on the other hand, can be identified as a rising theme. Thirdly, the use of mmWave and THz communications and their impact on antennas, RF technology, physical layer, networking, and applications shaping our everyday lives in 2030s.

Furthermore, our selection of 15 tutorials is a great means to dive deeper into your specific topics of interest, whether you are a researcher or a more business-oriented practitioner. The tutorials cover different aspects of machine learning for wireless networks, 5G/6G technology and evolution, fundamental technologies, and theoretical foundations, as well as several vertical applications and use cases.

We are certain that with the 6G oriented topics and themes, you will gain an excellent overview of the current state of the art, challenges, limitations, possibilities, and expected evolution of 5G technologies – and great value for your time!

With the continuing uncertainty due to COVID-19, IEEE PIMRC 2021 is organized as a virtual event. Our virtual event model allows you to join a variety of engaging sessions and access the on-demand content which remains at your disposal for two months after the event. We look forward to active interaction and voluminous discussions online!

With these thoughts, we invite you to benefit maximally of our high-quality program! Together, we can make IEEE PIMRC 2021 a valuable discussion forum for us all!   

Matti Latva-aho
General Chair
6G Flagship Program
University of Oulu, Finland 

Markku Juntti
Technical Program Chair
6G Flagship Program

University of Oulu, Finland 

Virtual IEEE PIMRC 2021

For the realization of the virtual IEEE PIMRC 2021, University of Oulu partners with Conference Catalysts – a trusted IEEE partner company specializing in comprehensive conference management.  

The Conflux Virtual Platform we are utilizing in this year’s event gives attendees access to all IEEE PIMRC 2021 content and discussion opportunities.  

Read the full guide to the Virtual platform here

2021 Patrons

  • Nokia logo


  • Ericsson logo


  • Huawei logo


  • Qualcomm logo


  • VDI logo


  • Clear 1x1