IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
8-11 September 2019 // Istanbul, Turkey

Call for Papers

The annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) is one of the premier conferences in the wireless research arena and has a long history of bringing together academia, industry and regulatory bodies. Today, it has become one of the IEEE Communication Society’s flagship conferences in wireless communications and networking. In 2019, this important wireless event will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. PIMRC 2019 will include technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, and technology and business panels. You are invited to submit papers, as well as proposals for panels, tutorials, and workshops, in all areas of wireless communications, networks, services, and applications. The potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Track 1: Fundamentals and PHY
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  • Coding and modulation
  • Channel modeling and equalization
  • Coded caching and wireless caching
  • Cognitive and green radio
  • Cooperative communications
  • Millimeter wave communications
  • Multi-user communications and interference mitigation
  • Optical wireless communications
  • Physical layer security
  • Propagation, antennas and beamforming
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Single-/multiuser MIMO and massive MIMO
  • Source coding and joint source/channel coding
  • Synchronization techniques
  • Ultra-wideband communications
  • Wireless information and power transfer
Track 3: Mobile and Wireless Networks
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  • Ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks
  • Body area networks and self-organizing networks
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Congestion, load and admission control
  • Cooperative networking
  • Delay tolerant networks
  • Mobile and wireless IP
  • Green wireless networks
  • Locally dependent networks
  • Location management
  • Mobile computing
  • Satellite communications
  • Smart grid networks
  • Transport layer
  • UAV networks and vehicular networks
  • Wireless multicasting, broadcasting, and geocasting
Track 2: MAC and Cross-Layer Design
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  • Adaptive and reconfigurable MACs
  • Cross-layer designs
  • Delay tolerant MAC designs
  • Information-theoretic approaches to MAC designs
  • Joint access and backhaul scheduler designs
  • Joint MAC and networking layer designs
  • MAC for low-power embedded networks
  • MAC for mobile and vehicular networks
  • QoS/QoE-enabling MAC in 5G and future mobile networks
  • Radio resource management, allocation, and scheduling
  • Scheduler for macro-, pico-, femto-cellular systems, HetNets
  • Scheduler for cooperative and relay systems
  • Security issues in MAC designs
  • Time-critical MAC designs
  • Implementation, testbeds and prototypes


 Track 4: Services, Applications and Business (Submit a paper)

  • Mobile/Wireless network support for vertical industries
  • Adaptive content distribution in on-demand services
  • Context and location-aware wireless services and applications
  • User-centric networks and adaptive services
  • Wireless body area networks and e-health services
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Dynamic sensor networks for urban applications
  • Wireless emergency and security systems
  • Ultra-reliable communication
  • Enabling regulations, standards, spectrum management
  • Hybrid licensed/unlicensed spectrum access schemes (e. g. licensed-assisted access)
  • Technologies, architectures and enabling business model for rural communications
    Satellite-based mobile access and backhaul
  • Hybrid satellite-terrestrial networks
  • Full duplexing
  • Joint access and backhaul schemes
  • Testbed and prototype implementation of wireless services

Papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures without incurring any page charges. One additional page is permitted with an overlength page charge of USD100. Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted on EDAS. Accepted papers will be published in the PIMRC 2019 Proceedings, and the papers presented by an author at the conference will be submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: 12 April 2019 (Final Extension)
Notification of Acceptance: 7 June 2019
Final Manuscript: 28 June 2019
Workshop Paper Submission: 30 May 2019 (Final Extension)
Tutorial Proposals: 31 March 2019 (Extended)
Panel Proposals: 30 April 2019 (Extended)

Organizing Committee

General Chairs Hikmet Sari (NJUPT, Nanjing)
Erdal Panayirci (Kadir Has University)
Technical Program Chairs Tolga M. Duman (Bilkent University)
Murat Uysal (Ozyegin University)
Workshop Chairs Angeliki Alexiou (University of Piraeus)
Ozgur B. Akan (Cambridge University)
Tutorial Chairs Hanna Bogucka (Poznan University of Technology)
Onur Kaya (ISIK University)
Panels Chairs Erol Hepsaydir (3G Hutchison)
Peiying Zhu (Huawei)

Author and Submission Guidelines

Warning on Plagiarism

Papers will be reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE will take action against any author who has engaged in either practice.

IEEE Web Page on Plagiarism

IEEE Web Page on Double Submission

Submission Format

Authors are required to make sure that the PDF file and the EDAS registration page of a submitted paper have the same list of authors, title, and abstract (minor wording differences in the abstract are ok). Failure to comply with this rule may lead to the withdrawal of your paper from the review process. Please note that the authors list of an accepted paper CANNOT be changed in the final manuscript.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of seven (7) printed double-column pages (10-point font) including figures. Authors of accepted papers with camera-ready versions exceeding 6 pages will be requested to pay a mandatory overlength page charge for their papers to be published in the IEEE PIMRC 2019 Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore®.

Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats are found here.

You can also use the sample template for Microsoft Word in US Letter format.

Only PDF files generated by Acrobat 5 or later versions will be accepted for both the review processing and final publication steps. Camera-ready versions of accepted papers must be certified by PDFeXpress.

Both review versions of submitted papers and camera-ready versions of accepted papers should not embed bookmarks, form fields, or URL links (cf. Note 1 below), neither contain page numbers, headers, footers, or PDF annotations . Paper pages should be in US Letter or A4 format with left and right margins of at least 1 in, a top and bottom margins of at least 0.75 in and 1 in, respectively, and a gutter of 0.1 in between columns (cf. Notes 2 and 3 below).

Note 1: Please make sure that you remove hyperlinks to all email addresses in the authors’ affiliations or to all webpage reference citations in the bibliography section.

Note 2: Complying with the PIMRC 2019 format constraints indicated above might not be sufficient to avoid PDF upload issues on EDAS. In case you face embedded fonts issues, please refer to the following IEEE Tutorial.

Note 3: For authors using the LaTeX template, a warning may show up once their papers are uploaded successfully. If the warning indicates that you are exceeding the right margin at the last page (i.e., where your references are most likely listed), you can ignore it!In fact, the IEEE template does not allow to break a reference, leading to an “underfull vbox” warning, but the final result will be much more like what the IEEE will publish.