Call for Workshops and Tutorials

April 26-28, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, US
Technical Co-Sponsor: IEEE Communications Society
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The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS) is soliciting tutorial and workshop proposals for WTS 2017, which will be held on April 26-28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. WTS brings together industry professionals and academics from companies, governmental agencies, and universities around the world to exchange information on advances in mobile communications and wireless networking technology, applications, management, and security. The theme for WTS 2017 will be "Global Wireless Communications: Present and Future". For further information about WTS 2017 visit

Goals and Submission Format

Workshops provide an opportunity to present a topic for discussion to an audience interested in industrial or academic experiences, knowledge, or applications in a given area of wireless telecommunications. Workshop attendees are expected to participate actively in each session. The following information should be included in workshop proposals:

  • The workshop's name
  • A statement of the workshop's goals
  • The organizers' names, affiliations, and contact information (address, e-mail, telephone)
  • A draft of the Call for Papers for the workshop
  • Estimated length of the workshop (one-day or half-day)
  • Requirements (i.e. hardware, software, Internet access, audio-visual equipment, etc.)

Tutorials introduce information, solutions, industry experiences, and innovative applications that would be difficult or time consuming for attendees to learn otherwise. Tutorial proposals should include the following information:

  • The tutorial's title
  • Instructor's name, affiliation, and contact information (address, e-mail, telephone)
  • Instructor's biographical sketch
  • Abstract: A concise description of the tutorial's content and goals (250 words or less)
  • Scope: Is this a survey of several topics or an in-depth study of one?
  • Motivation and Objectives: What will the participants learn?
  • Prior history: if the instructor has given a similar tutorial previously, explain when, where, and how many attendees
  • Intended audience
  • Estimated length (one-day or half-day) of the tutorial
  • Outline: The topics of the tutorial including rough time allocations
  • Major references: This list will help identify the scope
  • Special requirements (hardware, software, Internet access, etc.)
  • Sample (hardcopy or softcopy) of tutorial materials

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit workshop and tutorial proposals to the WTS 2017 Workshop and Tutorial Chair, Dr. Ehsan Sheybani no later than January 15, 2017. Submission may be made by e-mail (PDF or DOC) with “WTS 2017 Workshop and Tutorial Proposal” in the subject header.

Review and Publication

The WTS 2017 Program Committee will accept the proposals according to their topic, quality, and potential impact. The organizers of accepted proposals will be asked to prepare a one-page summary of their workshop or tutorial. Accepted workshop and tutorial presentations will be included in the WTS 2017 proceedings, which will be distributed on a CD-ROM at the symposium.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: February 5, 2017

WTS 2017 Workshops and Tutorials Chair

Dr. Ehsan Sheybani, USF Sarasota – Manatee