IEEE International Conference on Communications
16–20 May 2022 // Seoul, South Korea // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Intelligent Connectivity for Smart World

WS-12: Workshop on Industrial Private 5G-and-beyond Wireless Networks

The fifth generation (5G) of radio technology will deliver multi-Gbps peak data rates, ultra-reliable low latency, and massive connectivity, thus having a large number of new applications and opening a wide variety of business opportunities. For example, 5G has the potential to shape the industrial world, through the automation of everything. However, public 5G networks, which are owned and operated by mobile network operators, are not suited for the demanding industrial use cases. For instance, on their pursuit of revenue, mobile network operators may deploy networks only in well-populated areas with plenty of subscribers. This may result in limited public network coverage, particularly in some enterprise and remote areas, far away from business hubs. Public network coverage may also often be insufficient within some industrial buildings and factories, with harsh radio frequency operating conditions. Unplanned inter-cell interference may also comprise necessary reliability and latency targets. Therefore, industrial private networks have emerged and are attracting a significant interest to address the above-mentioned defects. This workshop aims to bring researchers for technical discussion on fundamental and practically relevant questions to many emerging challenges in industrial private wireless networks.
This workshop seeks original completed and unpublished work, not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • New private networking architectures, including OpenRAN.
  • Integration of wireless systems into currently deployed industrial networks.
  • Intelligent network orchestration and radio resource management (including edge computing and edge intelligence).
  • Novel fronthaul and backhaul solutions.
  • Efficient multi-band aggregation, multi-channel operations, and multi-node cooperation.
  • Further enhanced URLLC for industrial private networks.
  • Integration of time sensitive networking in wireless networks.
  • Spectrum agile and robust hardware.
  • Private network planning, optimization and energy efficiency.
  • Distributed learning.
  • Use of RF-controlled intelligent reflecting surface.
  • Use of unmanned vehicular, e.g., UAVs in the private networks.
  • Channel measurements and modeling in factories.
  • Performance measurement and results for industrial private networks.
  • Use of integrated sensing and communications in industrial networks.
Important Dates
Paper submission due: January 20, 2022 February 3, 2022
Notification of acceptance: March 06, 2022
Camera-ready papers: March 15, 2022
Submission link
Webpage link: TBD