This premier world wireless event, IEEE Wireless Communications, and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) 2022, will be hosted in Austin from 10th thru13th April 2022. The venue for this hybrid-format conference is the Hilton Austin, located in the heart of downtown. It is famous for its vibrant culture and 6th Street as the entertainment district and called Live Music Capital of the World.

The theme of the conference is ‘Boosting Verticals into Wireless Orbit.’ 5G is driving mobile data traffic growth this decade with exciting new applications that vertical industries will increasingly adopt. At the same time, the 6G vision is starting to emerge, and it will become the new wireless platform for 2030 and beyond.

The conference offers comprehensive Technical and Industry Programs that provide rich and unique value to attendees. The content covers all the most exciting topics in wireless communications and networking, including 11 workshops, 12 tutorials, 361 technical papers and presentations, Eight dynamic keynote

speakers, Two Executive Forum sessions., Dialogue with Industry Leaders, Eleven Industry panel, Ten Industry presentations, Wireless Startup session – a pitch competition, Sponsors & Exhibitors

The conference received 742 paper submissions, among which 361 papers were accepted after a careful review process. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the meeting will be hybrid, with 23 in-person sessions at the conference venue and 48 virtual sessions. All papers will have a recorded video associated with them to watch at your leisure.

For this WCNC, we have reorganized the technical tracks into four new tracks that we believe better fit the current trends in wireless research. These are:
1. Physical layer and communication theory
2. Networking and MAC
3. Machine learning and optimization for wireless systems
4. Emerging technologies, standards, and applications
The Industry program is enhanced and expanded with more keynote speakers, several panels (mixed participation between industry practitioners and technical research), new dialogue with industry leaders, and executive

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forums. These talks represent over 1200 hours of content, led by over 70 distinguished speakers and experts representing over 50 companies and institutions from around the world.

Most of the Industry Program will be onsite and live-streamed for remote attendees, while a small part will be virtual-only. All presentations and panels discussion will be available on-demand on the virtual platform on the conference dates.

Some of the main conference topics:
• Industry Leaders on Boosting Verticals into Wireless Orbit
• 5G and Beyond Applications for Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0
• 3 Drivers of Network Transformation: Delivering on the 5G and 6G Vision
• Scaling in public and private networks with ORAN • AI for Network and Network for AI
• 6G Cloud-native and AI-native Networks
• Non-terrestrial Networks in 5G and 6G
• 6G Use Cases, Requirements, and Key Capabilities • How to Secure Future Communication Networks

• From Theory to Practice: Emerging Antenna Array Technologies for 5G-Advanced
• Is XR a technology waiting for service or service waiting for technology?

Other topics include:Advancing 5G Technology Innovations into the 6G Era, Perspectives on 6G, 6G Radio Access Gearbox PHY Idea, Sub-THz Innovations for 6G Wireless, What Will a 6G Time-Sensitive Network Look Like?, Bringing 6G to life through testbeds

This 4-day conference is your opportunity to network with your peers again for onsite attendees. In addition, at the special welcoming reception, you will connect with attendees, sponsors, and speakers. The closing banquet will celebrate achievements. Thank the support and help from all the volunteers.

Please don’t miss this outstanding opportunity and be part of the conference.­