Welcome message from the Technical Program Committee Chairs

On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 2015 edition of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015) in London, one of the world’s greatest cities. The conference theme “Smart City & Smart World” emphasises London’s growing importance as a technology center and the new challenges faced by communications technology for our increasingly interconnected world. ICC 2015 brings together researchers from all over the world to discuss the latest advances in communications technology from massive MIMO and 5G to the Internet of Things. The technical program of IEEE ICC 2015 consists of 12 symposia, 27 workshops, 20 tutorials, as well as 18 industry panels. The conference also features 7 interesting keynote speakers who will highlight industry and academic perspectives on mobile communications and cutting-edge technologies for 5G, and the smart grid. With the new CTO forum in a plenary session providing high-level technology visions from the communications industry, we believe that we have the most exciting technical programme for you. Please note that:

  • The 12 symposia received a record 3,338 paper submissions from 61 countries, out of which 1,285 papers have been accepted – corresponding to an acceptance rate of 38.5%. All papers have undergone a rigorous peer review process – every symposium paper was reviewed by at least 3 experts, with many receiving up to 6 reviews.
  • The 27 workshops, which had been carefully selected from 58 original proposals, also received very large numbers of paper submissions, 1273 in total, of which 482 papers have been accepted (acceptance rate of 37.9%). The workshop papers will be presented on the Monday and Friday.

The above, together with the 20 Monday and Friday tutorials (of which one is offered free to every conference registrant), we are sure result in a vibrant technical program for the whole of the week, including both oral and interactive-style (using smart-screens) presentations of very high quality. We expect many discussions to continue outside of the technical sessions and believe that our venue and program provide plenty of space and opportunities, respectively, to do this.

We would like to especially thank the TPC Vice Chair Zhensheng Zhang (SDRC, USA), Symposium Co-Chairs, Workshop Co-Chairs, Tutorial Co-Chairs, and Industry Panel Co-Chairs, as well as the more than 3300 members of the technical program committees of the symposia and workshops and the other external reviewers for their dedication. Without their help, this conference would not be possible. We also thank the Keynote Speaker Co-Chairs, and particularly, the Keynote Speakers themselves, for contributing this important part of the program. We look forward to meeting you in London!

Nathan Gomes

TPC Chair
University of Kent, UK

Athanassios Manikas

TPC Chair
Imperial College London, UK