About

The Global Wireless Summit (GWS) is a premier annual conference series, technically sponsored by the IEEE South Africa Session Joint Chapter on Communications and Signal Processing. It covers the latest advances in wireless communication technologies and enjoys a worldwide participation rate of about 400 leading experts. In 2017, its 7th edition will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa under the theme “Towards a virtualized communications world – Challenges and Opportunities".

The conference will bring together academia, industry and standardization bodies to explore activities, trends and future challenges towards ICT globalization and the rapid progress in digitization of smart cities, particularly in the automotive, industry 4.0, eHealth, energy, safety, maritime, and eGovernment sectors. The conference also includes papers on architectural issues in existing and future wireless technologies, such as sensor networks, 5G, software-defined networks, radio access technologies and embedded communications. The conference series also encompasses issues in network softwarization, cognitive and self-organizing networks, mobile edge computing, fixed mobile convergence, network interworking and migration, recent advances in information theory and its application, as well as Internet of Things (IoT) and multimedia applications and services. 

A key emphasis of this year's conference is interdisciplinarity - bridging across industries, public and private companies, universities, faculties and other knowledge societies in exploration of the newest wireless technologies pursuing new ways of communicating, new business models as well as innovative and sustainable solutions for the future.


For more information, please find the Call for Papers on the Authors page

Selected Papers from the 2017 Global Wireless Summit (GWS)   will be published in a Special Issue of Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal by Springer.

2017 Global Wireless Summit (GWS) will be technically sponsored by the IEEE, and all presented papers will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library

 

GWS 2017 will feature nine technical parallel tracks:

Track 1

PoCs and Testbeds for Future Wireless Networking Technologies and Applications

     Open Source Networking Toolkits

     Open Technology Testbeds

     Federated Testbeds

     SDN / NFV PoCs and Pilots

     Smart City Testbeds

     Multi-Objective IoT System Modeling and Analysis, Performance, Energy, Reliability, Robustness

     Interconnections Analysis, QoS, Scalability, Performance, Interference

Track Co-Chairs:

Serge Fdida, Lip6, France
Ivan Seskar, Rutgers University, USA

 

Track 2 

IoT: Sensing, Controlling, FOG, MEC, Clouds, Big Data and Smart Cities

     IoT Communication Standards and Open Source Platforms

     Wireless Sensor Networks

     Edge Computing, including FOG and Mobile Edge Computing

     Virtualized CPEs

     Data Analytics

     Smart City Infrastructures and Applications

     Social Networks

Track Co-Chairs:

Louis Coetzee, CSIR, South Africa
Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Spain
Sebastian Ziegler, Mandit, Switzerland
Gopok Goteng, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Reza Malekian, University of Pretoria, South Africa

 

Track 3

Vehicular Communications

     New Business Models and Applications

     Car2Car communication

     Car2X communications

     Intelligent vehicular services

     Self-driving cars

     Next Generation Infotainment

     Location-based Services

     Autonomous vehicles

Track Chair:

Albert Helberg, North-West University, South Africa

Track Co-Chairs:

Seshadri Mohan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States of America

 

Track 4

Special Networks: eHealth, energy, safety, Industry 4.0

     Industrial IOT standardization

     Industrial Wireless

     Mission Critical Communications

     Predictive Maintenance

 

Track 5

Maritime, Satellite, Broadcast Networks

     Massive Multimedia applications

     Special infrastructures and applications

     Satellite – Terrestrial Convergence

     Satellite and space communications and networking

     Near-Earth satellite communications

     Antennas for Satellite Communications

     MIMO satellite communications

     Hybrid satellite/terrestrial networks

     Coding, modulation and synchronization schemes for satellite communications

     Channel models for satellite communications

     Transport protocol performance over satellite

Track Co-Chairs:

Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena, Italy
Gbolahan Aiyetoro, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Adam Kapovits, Eurescom GmbH, Germany

 

Track 6

Embedded Systems, antenna & radio aspects in Wireless Communications 

     Wireless resource management and radio resource management at the wireless edge (e.g., wireless

     SDN, resource allocation in wireless access sliced networks)

     Low delay and robust wireless in co-existence scenarios

     Technology readiness and performance evaluation of virtualized wireless access

     New radios (e.g., new waveforms, MAC and collaborative wireless systems)

     Wireless physical layer security (e.g., in industrial or incident area wireless networks)

     Sensing-assisted spectrum management and spectrum databases

     Dynamic spectrum for verticals (e.g. automotive, industrial and mission-critical communications)

Track Chair: 

Giuseppe Caire, TU Berlin, Germany

 

Track 7

New Network Architectures and Softwarization impacts on mobile networks: 5G, SDN, NFV and Cognitive Networks

     New Business Models enabled by Softwarized Networks

     Software-defined Network Protocols and APIs

     Network Function Virtualization

     5G network technologies – emerging Standards and PoCs

     Network Slicing

     Network analytics

     Next Generation Internet

Track Co-Chairs: 

Ashutosh Dutta, ATT, USA
Diego Lopez, telefonica, Spain
Anastasius Gavras, Eurescom GmbH, Germany

 

Track 8

Security, Privacy and Trust

     Identity Management

     Cyber Security

     Security Policies

     Anonymity, anonymous communication, metrics and their performance analysis

     Authentication protocols and message authentication

     Authorization and access control

     Availability and survivability of secure services and systems

     Big data security and privacy

     Biometric security 

     Botnet detection, prevention, and defense

     Cloud and distributed application security

     Computer and network forensics

     Cryptography and evaluation

     Data center security 

     Network security metrics and their performance evaluation

     Network function virtualization security

     Privacy enhancing technologies

 

Track 9

Advances in Communication and Information theory

     Network Localization

     Adaptive Modulation and Coding

     CDMA and Spread Spectrum 

     Channel Estimation and Synchronization

     Coding Theory 

     Communication Theory Aspects of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

     Theory Aspects of Cooperative Communications

     Communication Theory for Cross Layer Design

     Detection and Estimation Theory

Track Co-Chairs:

Ling Cheng, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Hongjun Xu, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 

Call for Papers, Tutorials, Special Sessions / Workshops

Contributions are sought in the form of original research papers addressing one of topics within the above technical tracks along with Special Session, Workshop and Tutorial proposals. Please submit full papers according to your preferred track via the links on the Authors page. Links for the submission of proposals for Special Sessions, Workshops and Tutorials can also be found on the Authors page.

 

Important Dates

     Paper submission: July 4, 2017

     Workshop, Tutorial and Special Session proposals: July 4, 2017

     Paper acceptance notification: August 1, 2017

     Camera-ready manuscript: July 18, 2017

     Workshop, Tutorial and Special Session camera-ready manuscripts: September 10,2017

     Conference: October 15 - 18, 2017

 

Paper Submissions

Authors are encouraged to submit full original papers in the English language and not considered for publications elsewhere. All papers should be submitted as PDF through EDAS and will go through a thorough review.

Papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of five (5) printed pages (10-point font) including figures. For your submission, you can use the standard IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found here.

 

Special Session and Keynotes Proposals

Organizers are encouraged to submit a proposal for a workshop including title, scope, short description, duration (half- or full-day), expected number of papers, short biographies for organizers and outline for publicity plan. Proposals should be submitted as PDF through the EDAS links provided above.

Special Sessions Chair: 
Thomas Michael Bohnert, ZHAW, Switzerland

 

Workshop Proposals

Organizers are encouraged to submit a proposal for a workshop including title, scope, short description, duration (half- or full-day), expected number of papers, short biographies for organizers and outline for publicity plan. Proposals should be submitted as PDF through the EDAS links provided above.

Workshop Chair: 
Andreas Kassler, Karlstad Univ. Sweden

 

Tutorial Proposals

Organizers are encouraged to submit a proposal for a tutorial including title, scope, short description, duration (half- or full-day) and short biographies for organizers. Proposals should be submitted as PDF through the EDAS links provided above.

Tutorial Co-Chairs:
Stefan Covaci, TU Berlin, Germany
Christian Esteve Rothenberg, Unicamp, Brazil
Thanh Nguyen Huu, HUST, Vietnam

 

We look forward to receiving your contribution and to seeing you at the GWS 2017 conference.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: July 11, 2017
  • Paper acceptance notification: August 1, August 15, 2017
  • Workshop, Tutorial and Special Session proposals: August 14, 2017
  • Camera-ready manuscript: August 21, 2017
  • Workshop, Tutorial and Special Session camera-ready manuscripts: September 10, 2017
  • Conference: October 15 - 18, 2017

 

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