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Conferences & Events

IEEE ComSoc's portfolio of Conferences and Events has continued to evolve to meet the technical needs of over 7000 attendees each year. Developed by volunteers who represent all regions of the world and are researchers, practitioners, and in academia, there is always cutting edge information being delivered.

In 2011, ComSoc adopted a portfolio based conference management approach, trying to maximize the value our conferences provide to our members.

Flagship Conferences

Large Conferences covering most of ComSoc’s technical scope, supported by most of ComSoc’s technical Committees.

IEEE Global Communications Conference
IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) is one of the IEEE Communications Society’s two flagship conferences dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications. Each year, more than 2,900 scientific researchers and their management submit proposals for program sessions to be held at the annual conference. After extensive peer review, the best of the proposals are selected for the conference program, which includes technical papers, tutorials, workshops and industry sessions designed specifically to advance technologies, systems and infrastructure that are continuing to reshape the world and provide all users with access to an unprecedented spectrum of high-speed, seamless and cost-effective global telecommunications services.

Please see the IEEE GLOBECOM website for full details.

IEEE International Conference on Communications
Featuring the latest developments in telecommunications from a technical perspective. Subjects include Communications Theory, Wireless Communications, Wireless Networking, Optical Networking, Next Generation Networks for Universal Services, Multimedia Communication and Home Networking, Signal Processing for Communications, Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling.

Please see the IEEE ICC website for full details.

Core Conferences

Medium/Large Events (attendance range above 200), targeting an internationally based audience covering a subset of ComSoc’s technical scope.

IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
CCNC represents a singular opportunity for consumer electronic manufacturers to join with communications and networking manufacturers and service providers. It represents the latest approaches and technical solutions in the area of home networking and consumer networking.

Please see the IEEE CCNC website for full details.

IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
Addressing key issues related to recent advances in computer communications and networking. Bringing researchers, practitioners together to present the most up-to-date achievements.

Please see the IEEE INFOCOM website for full details.

IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
Held in even-numbered years since 1988, NOMS continues to be the primary forum for technical exchange of research, standards, development, systems integrator, service providers, and user communities, presenting the latest approaches and technical solutions in the area of network operations and management.

Please see the IEEE/IFIP NOMS website for full details.

IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
WCNC, one of the world’s foremost international technical conferences for engineers and researchers in wireless technologies, offers the best and most current tutorials, research results, industry-oriented technical content and perspectives on wireless communications, networksnand systems.

Please see the IEEE WCNC website for full details.

IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
IM is one of the world's premier conferences on network management. It meets in odd-numbered years, typically during May.

Please see the IEEE/IFIP IM website for full details.

Other Conferences and Workshops

Events with normally less than 200 attendees focusing on a more narrow technical scope often driven by one technical committee.


IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks
The IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling, Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) represents a unique forum for discussion of recent developments in analytical and simulation tools, and techniques for the performance evaluation of communications systems, bringing together top-level engineers and researchers from around the globe.

Please see the IEEE CAMAD website for full details.

IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking
Cloud computing has emerged as a promising direction for cost-efficient and reliable service delivery across data communication networks. The dynamic location of service facilities and the virtualization of hardware and software elements are stressing the communication network and protocols, especially when datacenters are interconnected through the Internet. Although the "computing" aspects of Cloud technologies have been largely investigated, lower attention has been devoted to the "networking" and communications aspects. The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking (IEEE CloudNet) precisely addresses these aspects.

Please see the IEEE CloudNet website for full details.

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
Dedicated to Communications and Network Security, IEEE CNS will focus on the communications-oriented aspects of security and will serve as a premier forum for mobile, wireless, and communications cyber security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to security and privacy. Topics of interest encompass all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security, from the physical layer to the various network layers to the variety of applications reliant on a secure communication substrate.

Please see the IEEE CNS website for full details.

IEEE International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop
The annual IEEE CQR International Workshop is held with the purpose of bringing together industry and academic experts to present and discuss communications quality, reliability and security issues as they relate to real world issues.

Please see the IEEE CQR website for full details.

IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking
Standards play a key role in the success of the communications industry, as enablers of global systems inter-operability. IEEE CSCN aims for closing the gap between researchers, scientists and standards experts from academia, industry and different standardization bodies. It will serve as a platform for presenting and discussing standards-related topics in the areas of communications, networking and related disciplines, facilitating standards development as well as cooperation among the key players.

Please see the IEEE CSCN website for full details.


IEEE Communications Theory Workshop
The workshop is held every Spring and features invited talks on the latest research in communication theory from the world's leading researchers.

Please see the IEEE CTW website for full details.


IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
Bringing technologists together with the spectrum policy community charged with re-architecting the legal regime for managing spectrum in the 21st century to accommodate new technologies.

Please see the IEEE DySPAN website for full details.

IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services
Healthcom brings together interested parties from around the world working in the health care field to exchange ideas, to discuss innovative and emerging solutions and to develop collaborations participants include clinicians, hospital administrators, IT professionals, researchers, educators, healthcare solutions vendors and consultants.

Please see the IEEE HEALTHCOM website for full details.

International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing
HPSR is focused on the technology of high-speed, high-capacity switches and routers, including architectural and algorithmic aspects of high-speed IP networks, possibly adopting optical technologies and wireless user access.

Please see the IEEE HPSR website for full details.

IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
IEEE ICBC will be the first premier technical conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency that will be sponsored by IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). IEEE ICBC will feature keynotes, tutorials, technical paper presentations, posters, demos, exhibitions from world-leading service providers, solution vendors, research institutes, open source projects, and academia. IEEE ICBC will be the primary forum for technical exchange of the latest research and innovation results, regulations, policies, standards, and applications in this exciting and challenging area.

Please see the IEEE ICBC website for full details.



IEEE International Conference on Space Optical Systems and Applications
The International Conference on Space Optical Systems and Applications (ICSOS) covers technologies, procedures and algorithms that relate to free-space laser communications. The domain of the applications includes terrestrial, near-Earth and deep space (planetary). Areas of interest include components, devices, subsystems, systems (flight and ground), applications, laboratory and field demonstrations, algorithms, link models, signaling techniques and concept of operations.

Please see the IEEE ICSOS website for full details.


IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications
A forum for the discussion of the issues associated with the use of electrical power distribution wires as a viable communication channel.

Please see the IEEE ISPLC website for full details.

IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
IEEE LANMAN has an established tradition as a forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical advances in local and metropolitan area networking.

Please see the IEEE LANMAN website for full details.

IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
IEEE NetSoft addresses the challenges raised by the overall transformation trend, which is deeply impacting and bridging Telecom and IT industries, currently considered by Software-Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Software-Defined Clouds. This trend is also transforming several other Industries, in using "softwarization" to optimize costs and processes and in bringing new values in infrastructures. In particular, SDN, NFV and network programmability will help creating the conditions to reinvent network and cloud architectures, accelerate service deployment and facilitate infrastructure management.

Please see the IEEE NetSoft website for full details.

IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) enable rapid networks and services innovation for all participants in the ecosystem. Decoupling network functions from the underlying physical infrastructure using virtualization technologies enables Service innovation. SDN allows programmability of the NFV infrastructure to support the deployment of new network functions in a variety of environments including campus & enterprise networks, data centers, telecommunications networks providers, ISPs, cloud providers and over-the-top (OTT) applications & services providers. NFV enables network capacity and functionality to be decoupled, allowing network functions to be dynamically deployed whenever they are required and wherever they can be hosted.

Please see the IEEE NFV-SDN website for full details.

IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking
IEEE SECON provides a forum to exchange ideas, techniques, and applications, discuss best practices, raise awareness, and share experiences among researchers, practitioners, standards developers and policy makers working in sensor, ad hoc, and mesh networks and systems.

Please see the IEEE SECON website for full details.

IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
The IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm) will focus on all communications aspects related to the Smart Grid initiative, an initiative that has the goal of achieving the modernization and optimization of the power grid so that it is more reliable, efficient, secure, and environmentally neutral. The conference will help bring together researchers from academia, industry and government to exchange novel ideas, explore enabling technologies, discuss innovative designs, and share trial experiences.

Please see the IEEE SmartGridComm website for full details.

Regional Conferences

Conferences that always occur in a specific region of the world drawing involvement of IEEE Sections and Chapters, technical committees, and ComSoc sister societies.

IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
IEEE ANTS fosters strong relationship in the telecom field across diverse stakeholders: from industry to academics to government; from researchers to practitioners to business professionals; from system vendors to equipment manufacturers to telecom network operators.

Please see the IEEE ANTS website for full details.

IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking
The IEEE BlackSeaCom series of conferences are held in the countries surrounding the Black Sea. The goal of the IEEE BlackSeaCom is to bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Black Sea. Here they will address many of the outstanding grand challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking while having an opportunity to explore this exciting and dynamic region that has a rich history.

Please see the IEEE BlackSeaCom website for full details.

IEEE Latin American Conference on Communications
IEEE LATINCOM is an international conference organized by the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region. It is held annually and attracts submissions and participants from all around the world. It covers the scope of all IEEE ComSoc Technical Committees and has a broad technical program that includes renowned keynote speakers and comprehensive tutorials presenting the state of the art in communications. Its prime target is to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners in Latin America to share R&D results, to meet and to network. It is an offer of the IEEE Communication Society to reach out to its members in Latin America and to offer them a venue meeting the specific needs of their region.

Please see the IEEE LATINCOM website for full details.

Conferences Financially Co-Sponsored

Events which facilitate collaboration with other IEEE societies or another type of organization (Sister Societies, ACM, AFCEA, OSA, etc.) having fields of interests overlapping with ComSoc.

Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition
co-sponsored by OSA (Optical Society of America) and the IEEE Photonics Society
The OFC audience spans the entire industry, from scientists and engineers to manufacturers and service providers. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive view of optical technology — the latest research breakthroughs and innovations.

Please see the OFC website for full details.

Military Communications Conference
co-sponsored by AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association)
MILCOM offers a full program of technical sessions, tutorials, keynote speakers, and panel discussion focusing on information relevant to communication and information systems capabilities that address the 21st century challenges of National Defense and Homeland Security.

Please see the MILCOM website for full details.


International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications
co-sponsored by the The Radio-Electronic Association of Vietnam and the Vietnam Maritime University
ATC covers a comprehensive range of communication and electronics technologies contributing toward a “Flat World” of communications. It gives a focus on intelligence and security issues for advanced communication systems and services, as well as emerging technologies and applications.

Please see the ATC website for full details.



European Conference on Networks and Communications
EuCNC is an annual conference held in countries across Europe. It focuses on communications systems and networks, reaching applications and services. One of the main goals of this conference is to showcase the results of European R&D projects co-financed by the European Commission. As such, the conference program includes a large expo with demos, and a large part of the participants are from industry. EuCNC also targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present the latest research results in networks and communications and the new developments in this field.

Please see the EuCNC website for full details.


IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
IEEE ICCC is a regional flagship conference being held annually throughout the greater China region under the vision of realistic globalization by extending IEEE ComSoc's reach to the fastest growing region. It will basically follow the format of ICC by featuring major Technical Symposia, Industry Forums, Invited Tracks, Tutorials, Panels, and Workshops.

Please see the IEEE ICCC website for full details.


International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
co-sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE Signal Processing Society
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo serves as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research, development, and implementations of multimedia systems, technologies and applications.

Please see the IEEE ICME website for full details.



IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service
IWQoS has served as the prime annual workshop on Quality of Service, providing an international forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting edge research in the field. The scope of the workshop covers the main and currently important aspects of QoS research, including related issues such as availability, reliability, security, pricing, resource management, and performance guarantees.

Please see the IEEE/ACM IWQoS website for full details.


IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
co-sponsored by an organization in the location of the conference
PIMRC has attracted major figures in the cellular, PCS, wireless LAN, and mobile data industries. Conference topics are presented in keynotes, tutorials, technical, and panel sessions.

Please see the IEEE PIMRC website for full details.


IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering
co-sponsored by the IEEE Quantum, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC), and IEEE Photonics Society
IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) invites contributions and participation from the international quantum community to form a world-class program. The multi-faceted event will include a series of world-class keynotes, technical paper presentations, technical briefings, informative tutorials throughout the week, community-building workshops throughout the week, posters, networking receptions, and exhibits featuring the latest technologies and accomplishments from the world’s leading vendors, research organizations, and universities.

Please see the IEEE QCE website for full details.


IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference
co-sponsored by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS)
IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference seeks to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to present and discuss recent developments and challenges in vehicular networking (e.g., vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications) technologies, and their applications (e.g., driving safety, traffic congestion reduction, mobile infotainment).

Please see the IEEE VNC website for full details.


Events of IEEE Initiatives Sponsored by ComSoc

IEEE 5G Summit
IEEE Communication Society has developed a strategic framework based on the principles that embrace Industry's interests and priorities while integrating IEEE and ComSoc's objectives. In order to engage industry members with high value and innovative technologies, IEEE Communication Society plans to hold a series of high impact one day summits in the emerging technology area of 5G. These one day summits will provide a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.

Please see the IEEE 5G Summit website for full details.

IEEE Sustainability through ICT Summit
sponsored by the IEEE Sustainable ICT Initiative
The IEEE Sustainability through ICT Summit promotes a holistic approach on prospects for technologies, standards and policies for ICT-enabled sustainable development that also takes into consideration the sustainability of ICT resources.

Please see the IEEE Sustainable ICT website for full details.

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IEEE IoT Summit
To share the latest developments and future trends in the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace, the IEEE IoT Community is planning high-impact vertical and topical summits. These summits will provide a platform for leaders, innovators, and researchers from both the industrial and academic communities to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology, which in turn can help drive standards, rapid deployment, and higher adoption rates.

Please see the IEEE IoT Summit website for full details.

IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things
The WF-IoT Conference seeks to investigate how progress in technologies and applications of Internet of Things can be nurtured and cultivated for the benefit of society.

Please see the IEEE WF-IoT website for full details.

Other Events Supported by ComSoc

Brooklyn 5G Summit

The Brooklyn 5G Summit brings together mobile industry R&D leaders in business, government, and academia to explore the future of 5G wireless. Discussions are centered around many cutting edge themes, including 5G radio system design, novel concepts and accomplishments in providing enhanced broadband, massive machine mission-critical communications and programmable networks. 

Organized by Nokia and the NYU WIRELESS research center at NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Please see the Brooklyn 5G Summit website for full details.