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WWRF Meeting 46 Pages for Members

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Our chairman's annual review and outlook for 2022





25. February 2022 , Kingston/Thessaloniki




06. May 2022 , Thunder Bay, Canada




10. May 2022 - 11. May 2022 , Ottawa, Canada




15. Jun 2022 - 17. Jun 2022 , Bristol, UK




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

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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.

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.

New Outlook from WG Radio Communications

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, which has now been announced as the world’s first non-cellular 5G technology. We have now published WWRF’s evaluation report as WWRF Outlook 29. The results of this, and our evaluation of the EUHT technology, will be discussed during the WG EVAL session at WWRF46 in Paris on 1-3 December.


WWRF at ITU event "Digital Industries Africa"

WWRF is pleased to Annonce it has been invited by ITU to participate online event on "Digital industries in Africa" . WWRF will be represented by Dr. Fisseha Mekuria, Chief Research Scientist,  Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Networked Systems & Applications, Next Generation Enterprises & Institutions. CSIR is a member of WWRF. He will be talking about: "Enabling Affordable Digital Connectivity & Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation in Africa". If you are interested in attending this event, please visit URL to find more details. The event will be held on June 2nd 2021.




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.


45th WWRF meeting held online

On 18-21 January 2021, WWRF held its 45th meeting, with the theme ‘Hyperconnectivity: Beyond 5G Opportunities and Challenges’. This was the second time a WWRF has been held online; the meeting was originally scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur. Our hosts were Wirahswasta, who did a great job of keeping everything on time and in order. Over 260 participants registered and were able to take part in 15 sessions over the four days with 90 separate presentations of research challenges and results. The meeting was opened by WWRF Fellow Prof. Sureswaran Ramadass (MUST) and the opening keynote was given by the Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek. Amongst the highlights were the award of Fellowships to Adrian Scrase of ETSI and Dr Chih-Lin I of China Mobile and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN). Other features were the launch of a new working group on cybersecurity, and the first meeting of the rail networks group with its new chair, Prof. Hyeonwoo Lee of Dankook University. Presentations and videos of talks at WWRF45 will be made available to members and meeting registrants.

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

End to End Network Slicing

VIP E-to-E

Vertical Industry Platform

Track-to-Train communications

VIP T-to-T

Vertical Industry Platform

Future Business Models


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

Future Networked Car

FNC 2020 panellists examined the latest advances in the areas of vehicle connectivity, cybersecurity, applications of artificial intelligence (AI), and the global regulatory framework that will support deployment of more highly automated mobility solutions. The Symposium explored ​the relationships between vehicle communications and automated driving by analysing the crucial role of the latest 5G connectivity technologies in delivering safer and more effective transport. Collaboration among the various standards bodies is essential to ensure a successful and speedy implementation, and this topic will be in focus during the panel discussions.