This year’s IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021) will be held under the theme “Connecting Cultures around the Globe. This is the very first time Spain is the host of this conference, which will take place in Madrid from December 7 to 11, 2021 at IFEMA. The event brings together more than 3,000 researchers, world-renowned scientists and industry professionals from different fields, promoting innovation in every facet of communications.

IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 is one of the two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society, a global community interested in the advancement of all communications and networking technologies. The BISITE research group of the University of Salamanca together with the Carlos III University of Madrid and other national and international institutions are involved in the organization of this years’ conference, on which they have been working since 2017.

The congress offers an attractive program to professionals in the industry, with keynote lecturers and panels formed by prominent researchers, industry and government leaders, business panels and a large number of stands that will feature the most important companies in the sector. In addition, there will be a high quality technical program, with a total of 12 symposia, covering specific areas of communications, and a range of tutorials and workshops on communications.

In this regard, I invite you to submit research papers related to technical areas, such as:

  • Cognitive radio and AI-enabled networks.
  • Security in information and communications systems
  • QoS, reliability and communications modeling
  • Communications and multimedia software
  • Communication theory
  • Green communications networks and systems
  • IoT and sensor networks
  • Mobile and wireless networks

In addition, papers will be accepted in other areas of communications, such as:

  • Big Data
  • Cloud computing, networking and storage
  • e-Health
  • Machine learning for communications
  • Quantum computing and communications
  • Social Networking

The deadline for the submission of papers is April 15, 2021, you can find the submission guidelines here (, I invite everyone to participate. Here is a welcome video for IEEE GLOBECOM 2021

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.