IEEE Global Communications Conference
8–12 December 2024 // Cape Town, South Africa


The IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) will be held in the warm and wonderful city of Cape Town, South Africa, from 8 to 12 December 2024. Themed “Connecting the Intelligent World through Africa,” this flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society will feature a comprehensive technical program including 13 symposia and a variety of tutorials and workshops. IEEE GLOBECOM 2024 will also include an attractive Industry program aimed at practitioners, with keynotes and panels from prominent research, industry and government leaders, business and industry panels, and vendor exhibits.

PLEASE NOTE: Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered. Prospective authors are invited to submit technical papers of their previously unpublished work.

All papers for technical symposia (including Selected Areas in Communications) should be submitted via EDAS.


Paper Submissions: 30 April 2024  (23:59 EDT) (Last Extension) 
Acceptance Notification: 1 August 2024
Accepted Author Registration: 1 September 2024
Camera-Ready: 1 September 2024


Original technical papers are sought in the following areas:

Cognitive Radio and AI-Enabled Networks (CFP | EDAS)

  • Walaa Hamouda (Concordia University, Canada) (Chair) 
  • Yuan Ma (Shenzhen University, China) 

Communication and Information Systems Security (CFP | EDAS)

  • Bin Xiao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) (Chair) 
  • Cheng Huang (University of Waterloo, Canada) 
  • Nadjib Aitsaadi (UVSQ Paris-Saclay University, France) 

Communication QoS, Reliability and Modeling (CFP | EDAS)

  • Masaki Bandai (Sophia University, Japan) (Chair) 
  • Huaqing Wu (University of Calgary, Canada) 
  • Ahmed Refaey Hussein (University of Guelph, Canada) 

Communications Software and Multimedia (CFP | EDAS)

  • Khalil Ibrahimi (University Ibn Tofail, Morocco) (Chair) 
  • Carol Fung (Concordia University, Canada) 

Communication Theory (CFP | EDAS)

  • Syed A. Jafar (University of California Irvine, USA)  (Chair) 
  • Neelesh Mehta (Indian Institute of Science, India)  
  • Nan Cheng (XiDian University, China) 

Green Communications Systems and Networks (CFP | EDAS)

  • Sabita Maharjan (University of Oslo, Norway)  (Chair) 
  • Yuan Wu (University of Macau, Macau, China) 

IoT and Sensor Networks (CFP | EDAS)

  • Lin Cai (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho (Concordia University, Canada)
  • Gang Yang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China)
  • Noura Aljeri (Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait)

Mobile and Wireless Networks Symposium (CFP | EDAS)

  • Shiwen Mao (Auburn University, USA)
  • Shan Zhang (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
  • Kaigui Bian (Peking University, China)
  • Ioannis Krikidis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Next-Generation Networking and Internet (CFP | EDAS)

  • Thiago Abreu (University of Paris-Est Creteil, France)
  • Kaikai Chi (Zhejiang University of Technology, China)
  • Elias P. Duarte Jr. (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)

Optical Networks & Systems (CFP | EDAS)

  • Anny Zheng (Google LLC, USA) (Chair) 
  • Xiaoliang Chen (Sun Yat-sen University, China) 

Signal Processing for Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Zhijin Qin (Tsinghua University, China) (SPCC)  (Chair) 
  • Himal A Suraweera (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)  

Wireless Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Yuan Shen (Tsinghua University, China)  (Chair) 
  • Daniel Benevides da Costa (Technology Innovation Institute, United Arab Emirates) 
  • Qiang Ye (Dalhousie University, Canada) 
  • Yang Wang (University of Science and Technology of China)  
  • Ahmed Eltawil (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)

Selected Areas in Communications

SAC - Machine Learning for Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Ning Zhang (University of Windsor, Canada)  (Chair) 
  • Youssef Iraqi (Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco) 

SAC - Big Data (CFP | EDAS)

  • Jiawen Kang (Guangdong University of Technology, China)  

SAC - Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (CFP | EDAS)

  • Qingqing Wu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) 

SAC - Full Duplex Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Lingyang Song (Peking University, China)  

SAC - Aerial Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Jihwan Patrick Choi (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)  

SAC - Satellite and Space Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Feng Lyu (Central South University, China)  (Chair)
  • Peng Hu (University of Manitoba, Canada) 

SAC - Cloud Computing and Networking (CFP | EDAS)

  • Sangheon Pack (Korea University, Korea)  

SAC - e-Health (CFP | EDAS)

  • M. Shamim Hossain (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia) 

SAC - Backhaul / Fronthaul Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Jie Gao (Carleton University, Canada) 

SAC - Quantum Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Apostolos Xenakis (University of Thessaly, Greece) (Chair)
  • Diego R. Lopez (Telefonica, Spain) 

SAC - Molecular, Biological, and Multi-scale Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Prabhat Sharma (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India) 

SAC - Smart Grid Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Muhammad Ismail (Tennessee Tech University, USA) 

SAC - Social Networks (CFP | EDAS)

  • Anna Maria Vegni (Roma Tre University, Italy)  

SAC - THz Communications (CFP | EDAS)

  • Josep Jornet (Northeastern University, USA)

SAC - Integrated Sensing and Communication (CFP | EDAS)

  • Taneli Riihonen (Tampere University, Finland)  (Chair) 
  • Liping Qian (Zhejiang Univ. of Technology, China)  

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers for presentation and publication. Accepted and presented technical papers will be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2024 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

Please address questions regarding a specific symposium or a SAC symposium track to the respective symposium co-chairs or the SAC symposium track chairs listed on the conference website.

Please make sure to follow the Author and Submission Guidelines listed below.

IEEE GLOBECOM 2024 will feature a series of half and full-day workshops. The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics that are not specifically covered in the main symposia. Each workshop may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, keynotes and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion.


All papers must be submitted to the official GLOBECOM 2024 submission system.

Important IEEE Policy Announcement: The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its removal from IEEE Explore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Papers are 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 Communications society will take action against any author who engages in either practice. Follow these links to learn more:

IEEE Policy on Plagiarism
IEEE Policy on Double Submission

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2024 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted workshop paper is required to register for the conference at the “Workshop Registration” rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions.  Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2024 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

During the initial paper submission process, it is the authors' responsibility to ensure that the author list and the paper title of the submitted pdf file is an exact match to the author list and paper title on th paper registration page.  In particular, the paper registration page must include all co-authors, not just the submitting author. Failure to comply with this rule might result in your paper being withdrawn from the review process. Please be aware that the author list of an accepted paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all papers must be submitted to the official GLOBECOM 2024 submission system.


The page length limit for all initial submissions for review is SIX (6) printed pages (10-point font) and must be written in English. Initial submissions longer than SIX (6) pages will be rejected without review.

All final submissions of accepted papers must be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures. No more than one (1) additional printed page (10-point font) may be included in final submissions and the extra page (the 7th page) will incur an over length page charge of US$100. All final papers must be submitted to the IEEE Conference eXpress website. Please refer to the acceptance letter for the instructions on how to upload final papers.

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