Call for Workshop Proposals

IEEE GLOBECOM 2017 will be hosting a series of workshops and invites the submission of workshop proposals. Workshops should emphasize current topics of particular interest to the community on the latest technical and business issues in communications and networking, and should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion. 

Workshop Proposal Format

Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:
  • Title of the workshop
  • Description of the technical issues covered, emphasizing the timeliness of the proposed workshop (1 page maximum)
  • Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information), limiting up to 2 workshop chairs for half-day workshop and 3 workshop chairs for full-day workshop
  • A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words)
  • Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
  • Planned format of the workshop, including 
    o  Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule
    o  Preferred day of workshop: Monday, 4 December or Friday, 8 December
    o  Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels
    o  Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged
  • Draft Call for Papers 
  • A description of the publicity and promotion plan 
  • Workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal - will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including the number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc. 

Please address questions to Workshop Chairs: Tony Quek (, Wei Zhang (, and Gang Wu (

Workshop Proposal Submission

Proposal submissions should be sent to the Workshops Chairs by email as a PDF file attachment with the subject of GLOBECOM2017 Workshop Proposal. Priority will be given to proposals that not only address an exciting topic but also promise a creative format likely to generate lively interactions and foster new ideas. Examples include bringing practitioners and researchers together, as well as facilitating multi-disciplinary discussions that can lead to high impact and transformative research. All accepted workshops should implement peer-reviews of accepted papers. Papers will be added to the Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore. 


Workshop Preparation and Organization Timeline

  • Proposal Deadline: 15 February 2017
  • Notification of Selection: 3 April 2017
  • Website for each workshop on: 16 April 2017
  • Deadline for workshop paper submission: 1 July 2017
  • Acceptance/rejection announcement: 1 September 2017
  • Final workshop papers due: 1 October 2017