Call for Presentation Proposals Extended!
New Tracks Added!

Attracting attendees from all aspects of the advanced wireless radio value chain, WInnComm is the ideal place to network and make an impact. Submit your abstract now and be a part of the only event devoted to the advancement of radio technologies from research through deployment.

This is the premier venue to network with and learn from the leading innovators in the advanced wireless market to gain a functional knowledge of relevant emerging opportunities and technologies.
WInnComm will include three tracks, with one based on the Wireless Innovation Forum’s Top Ten Wireless Innovations.

Presentations will be 25 minutes in duration, including questions. The event is presentation only with the option to submit a full paper. Event proceedings containing all presentation materials and any associated papers will be made available to attendees and published online for future reference.

Presentations proposals for each track must include an abstract, author information, the topic area, and sufficient information to validate the quality and technical depth of the proposal.

Submissions are made via EDAS:

Important Dates:

Technical and Drone Swarm Abstracts Due: 10 July 2019 extended to 26 July
Abstracts Accepted Notification: 31 July 2019
Tutorial/Demo Abstracts Due: 14 August 2019
Initial Program Announced: 15 August 2019
CBRS Products and Services Track Abstracts due: 1 September 2019
Final Presentations Due: 30 October 2019
Proceedings available for registrants: 7 November 2019

Submit your abstract in the following tracks:

NEW! CBRS Products and Services 

Present your CBRS products and services in this track dedicated specifically to the marketing aspects of the CBRS band. Initial Commercial Development of this band is imminent and the marketplace for products and services in this space will be in great demand. Reach your target market at the event hosted by the multi-stakeholder group that created the standards for the band. Limited spaces will be available and presentations will be taken on a first come-first served basis. Deadline is September 1.

NEW! Drone Swarm Wireless Networking 

Since 2018 and earlier, small unattended airborne systems (SUAS drones) have been making headlines. DARPA launched over 100 small drones from F-16 and F-18 fighters, which flew a coordinated tactical swarming demonstration. Intel flew over 1000 drones in dazzling animated swarming dances, replacing conventional fireworks in holidays like New Years and Independence Day, and made the cover of Time Magazine in June 2018. Defense establishments are spending billions of dollars to develop drone swarming technology and counter-drone technology.

Successful flight management of drone swarms is technically challenging. Geospatial and flight management data, including battery life, are essential to know in real-time. So, too, is meteorological data over the area, including winds aloft at various flight altitudes. To manage the networking challenges, developers may turn to cloud-based solutions using blockchain, and employ artificial intelligence (AI), advances in mobile ad-hoc networks and propagation models to address the physical layer challenges of communicating with a drone swarm.

WInnComm is soliciting technical and policy presentation submissions related to drone swarm wireless networking and related topic areas, which include but are not limited to:

·    Early experiences in drone swarms for commercial and tactical applications. 

·    Requirements and use cases for drone swarm deployment, including commercial and counter-drone examples.

·    Advanced technology for real-time drone swarm flight management, including blockchain and AI.

·    Solving the physical layer co-existence and interference mitigation issues between on-board video/sensors communications and flight management data links.

·    Propagation modeling for drone swarm management, especially for low altitude work below 200 feet. 


The global race to 5G is heating up. Is 5G real, is it hype, or is it some combination of the two? WInnComm is soliciting technical and policy presentation submissions related to 5G and its role in meeting future demand for broadband, co-existence, and spectrum sharing. 5G topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Early experiences in 5G deployments
  • Status of 5G around the world
  • 5G spectrum comparison: mmW vs below 6 GHz
  • 5G support for co-existence and interference mitigation
  • Propagation for 5G

Embedded Software Systems/Portable Software Based Applications
The cost effective migration of applications between platforms supplied by different vendors continues to be a topic of discussion and evaluation. This topic focuses on approaches, solutions and recommendations in the embedded software defined systems domain that support the goal of application portability between varying architectural structures.

WInnForum Top 10 Innovations
(Innovation #1 and #2) Machine Learning AI Spectrum Management: In the next decade, it is anticipated that the spectrum management ecosystem will experience a paradigm shift by relying extensively on spectrum knowledge, which will leverage the application of data science (e.g. machine learning, artificial intelligence and data mining) to spectrum and related data, to perform proactive dynamic spectrum management in order to optimize spectrum utilization and foresee spectrum demand. Ultimately, a machine learning AI spectrum management system will be capable of adapting its prediction and decision-making through machine learning, in order to capture changes and adapt to the RF environment and related spectrum usage parameters.

(Innovation #3) Novel Propagation Models for Dynamic Spectrum Sharing: To enable next-generation, high-capacity mobile wireless networks to dynamically share radio spectrum with incumbent users, faster and more accurate propagation prediction techniques are needed to perform real-time interference calculations in support of automated frequency assignment. Networks will consist of many moving and spectrally and/or directionally agile nodes, which mean that propagation conditions can be subject to rapid variations; typically, these nodes are also concentrated in urban environments.

(Innovation #4) Wireless Technology for Self-Driving Cars: What is needed to support vehicular communications is the formulation of a flexible, extensible, and secure transportation communications framework. Such a framework will enable a competitive ecosystem of service providers, manufacturers, and deployment services to collaborate and develop best deployment practices. This framework needs a common language, technical expectations, security mechanisms, and open interfaces. End-to-end response time of 1ms or less will be needed and will become the key technical driver in designing the architecture and implementing of the vehicular communication system.

About the Event:

In its 17th year, the Wireless Innovation Forum Summit on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (WInnComm) attracts attendees that include investors, commercial network operators, radio manufacturers, system integrators, government procurement officials, regulators, engineering service providers and consultants from across the globe.

Past Attendees

  • Equipment Manufacturers, Network Providers and Other Acquisition Authorities
  • Investors, Regulators and Analysts
  • Researchers and Technology Developers


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