Institute of Communications and Connected Systems


IEEE PIMRC 2020 Virtual Conference + Tutorials

31 August 2020–03 September 2020, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

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PIMRC 2020 hosted from London will be the 31st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications. The conference will host a range of High-profile keynotes, Virtual Tutorials, Live Panel discussions, Topical Workshops and Special Sessions.

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IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications

PIMRC 2020 hosted from London will be the 31st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications.

Hosted from University College London in the historic area of Bloomsbury the conference will build upon the success of previous years. Introducing the Practical and Experimental Systems track we hope that this years PIMRC will highlight some of the great practical systems and demonstrations alongside excellent fundamental and theoretical work. This approach is echoed in our keynote speakers and panels which will be announced in the coming month.

The move to a virtual conference, while not anticipates, we hope offers a great opportunity for the conference. It is our aim to provide an online experience that meets the high expectations you have of PIMRC. In addition the nature of such conference delivery opens up the attendance of the conference to those all over the world, and enables participation from those who may not otherwise have been able to attend physically.Hosted from London the conference will retain a connection to the UK reflected by some of our keynotes, and we hope to showcase some of the great work currently being undertaken by the UK in the wireless communications arena.

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Programme at a glance

Pimrc 2020 Conference_ Timetable of events from Aug 31 to Sep 3

View the full programme at the PIMRC website.


Full -day

Full-day tutorials will run between 9:00am – 5:30pm (BST)

T01: Reconfigurable Metasurfaces for Intelligent 6G Wireless Networking

Half-day morning

Morning tutorials will run between 9:00am – 12:30 (BST)

T02: Joint Radar-Communication Transmission for 5G and Beyond: Applications, State-of-the-art and the Road Ahead

T03: Limited-Fronthaul Cell-Free Massive MIMO

T04: Rate-Splitting Multiple Access for 6G

T05: Wireless Blockchain: PHY, MAC and Network Perspectives

T06: Artificial Intelligence Based Future Wireless Networks

T08: 5G and the Next Generation IoT – A Combined Perspective from Industrial and Academic Research

Half-day afternoon

Afternoon tutorials will run between 14:00pm – 17:30pm (BST)

T07: Aerial Access Networks for 6G: Integration of UAV, HAP, and Satellite Communication Networks

T10: Location verification and identity authentication by physical layer

T11: Private 5G for Industrial Wireless Applications

T12: Wireless Powered Communications: A New Communication Paradigm

T13: Intelligent Massive NOMA towards 6G

T14: Internet of Bio-Nano Things: Transmitter and Receiver Architectures for Molecular Communications

The foundation for PIMRC was a 1989 workshop on Mobile Communications organized by Professor Aghvami of King’s College London with the cooperation of the local IEEE Communication Society Chapter.
As General Co-Chairs of the 2020 symposium Professor Aghvami along with Professor Darwazeh of University College London welcome the conference back to London.


Full costs are detailed on the PIMRC webpage