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30. Oct 2022 - 02. Nov 2022 , Herning, Denmark




08. Nov 2022 - 10. Nov 2022 , Abu Dhabi, UAE

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WWRF Meeting 47

21-23 June 2022 in Bristol, UK

On 21-23 June 2022, WWRF will held its 47th meeting, with the theme ‘’The Roadmap to the next G" kindly hosted by the Univerity of Bristol.

What comes after 5G will be either an evolution or very a different from what was done before. The forces driving the next G include unprecedented social and environmental factors, while the economic opportunity from getting it right will still remain vitally important. The complexity of unifying telecoms, cloud, AI in a way that’s agile, usable and secure is a big challenge and is being tackled by some of the best minds in academia and industry. Go to the external meeting web page >>>

Participate and send in you paper to this event by May 15. More information about the call here

Dr Veena Rawat appointed as WWRF Fellow

WWRF had the great pleasure to welcome Dr Veena Rawat OC, as a Fellow of the Wireless World Research Forum, in recognition of her “contributions to telecommunications engineering and leadership in establishing the global regulatory framework for radio spectrum management”. She was conferred with the Order of Canada, the highest civilian award in Canada, in 2015.  Between 2011 and 2014, Dr. Rawat was Vice President and Ambassador to ITU at BlackBerry, well known for introducing the first smartphones.  Before that she was President of the Communications Research Centre, the only Canadian federal government research lab conducting R&D in wireless technologies.

Dr. Rawat has had many "firsts" in her career and is a trail blazer, starting in 1973 by being the first female PhD in Electrical Engineering from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, to being the first female (and first Canadian as well) in 2003, to chair the World Radiocommunication Conference of the International Telecommunications Union, the United Nations body responsible for ICT.  She was later awarded the ITU’s Gold Medal by the Secretary General.  Since then, she has received a number of other awards for her tireless work in promoting gender equality in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The award ceremony took place on 10th of May 2022 at WWRF’s 8th Huddle at National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

Who we are

The Wireless World Research Forum is the place where the global wireless research community meets to explore and develop the research challenges that confront us as we look beyond current 5G deployments.

On the newly launched WWRF website, you can find out more about our current, future and past activities. This includes important information on upcoming events and special workshops. The ongoing effort to roll out 5G technologies, and the ongoing debate on how to meet the requirements of the various vertical industries that will make use of 5G are also being studied, with WWRF members closely involved in all these discussions, and publications such as our Outlook series are a good guide to them. But the mission of WWRF is to look beyond current technology and businesses to identify the key research trends that will impact our world in the next 5-10 years.


With over 50 members from across 4 continents, WWRF brings together a wide range of industry and academic players, and has a particular focus on the contribution of newly emerging market sectors and developing regions.

As an example, the Vertical Industry Platform (VIP) programme of working groups focuses on vertical industry requirements, including business models, connected vehicles, ehealth, rail networks and the water industry, while new technical working groups have been set up to address key technology questions, such as the use of higher frequencies above 5GHz and the impact of AI technologies on communication networks. Lots of results and information from our most recent events are available, and, of course, the website also contains all the required information for prospective members, including application forms and details of membership fees and benefits.

Two New Outlook Publications from WWRF’s Evaluation Working Group

A team from WWRF has been taking part in the evaluation of candidate technologies to be recognised as compliant with the ITU IMT-2020 requirements. One of these was submitted by ETSI TC DECT and the DECT Forum, and following its successful evaluation, has now been announced as the world’s first non-cellular 5G technology. The other Outlook covers evaluation of the technology submitted by Nufront. We have now published WWRF’s evaluation reports as WWRF Outlook 29 and 30.


WWRF at ITU event "AI/ Machine Learning Enabled Connected Vehicles"

WWRF organised the workshop at IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems in December 2021. Four papers were presented at the workshop followed by a panel on Impact of 5G and 6G on Connected Vehicles.

Read here the summary of the workshop


WWRF Workshop THz Waves: Fast Lane Journey to 6G

Motivated by the potential of THz technologies to transform the future of ICT, this workshop aimed reveal and discuss the critical technology gaps as well as the appropriate enablers, in terms of baseband processing RF frontend, channel models and waveforms, signals and coding, beam-patterns and medium access control schemes. Most importantly, this workshop attempted to shed some light on the potential accelerators or showstoppers in the adoption of THz as a major 6G wireless technology.

More information and the presentation slides >>>



New working group on visions and technologies of 6G established

The 6G Vision and Technologies Group focuses on research that looks five to ten years ahead in order to meet the requirements of the networks in the year 2030 time-frame. The group looks into the gaps in 5G that would need to be filled, resulting into incremental changes to 5G, called B5G until such time that clear requirements of 6G have been determined and needed research areas identified.  The group also aims to study the emerging new use cases that will require 6G, and the potentially novel business models to justify investments that will be needed.


WWRF has elected a new Steering Board

Working Group A

User Needs & Requirements; Services, and Devices, in a Wireless Worlds


Working Group C

Communication architectures and technologies


Working Group D

Radio Communication Technologies


Working Group



Working Group

High Frequency


Working Group 6G

Vision and Technologies


Vertical Industry Platform

E/M-Health and Wearables


Vertical Industry Platform

Connected Vehicles


Vertical Industry Platform

Track-to-Train communications

VIP T-to-T

Vertical Industry Platform

Future Business Models


Welcome to our new sponsor member the Digital Security Research Centre TII

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is now a Sponsor Member and Prof. Mérouane Debbah, Chief Researcher, AI & Telecoms Systems and Acting Chief Researcher, Digital Security Research Centre (DSRC), is  an official member of the Steering Board.

The Technology Innovation Institute (TII), based in Abu Dhabi, is developing into a leading global research centre dedicated to pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The teams of scientists, researchers and engineers work in an open, flexible and agile environment to deliver discovery science and transformative technologies. Their work means they will not only prepare for the future; TII wants to create it. Working together, TII is committed to inspiring innovation for a better tomorrow.

Prof. Mérouane Debbah said: “We are delighted to gain membership to this important platform that will considerably elevate our standing as a decision maker in the crucial 5G space. The membership will also enable TII to widen its sphere of influence in the higher telecommunications sector and help us ensure greater visibility and traction for our breakthrough research efforts.”

We at the Wireless World Research Forum are impressed with the calibre of innovation with which TII and its Digital Security Research Centre (DSRC) are engaged. We are proud to count TII as a leading member of our Forum and see huge potential for TII to become a worldwide leader in the Wireless Telecommunications field and to define next generation standards such as 6G.

We are very active!

We have our own publication programme of white papers (WWRF Outlook) and meeting proceedings (WWRF Library). In addition, we publish a series of books with Wiley, and the best papers from each meeting are the highlight of a special issue of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine.

Books Outlooks IEEE Journals