• White paper: Public Safety Technology Gaps and Opportunities published by IEEE Future Directions Committee Public Safety Technology Task Force, May 2021. Register to download the white paper here.


  • ETI’s recent nominations for IEEE ICC/Globecom
    • Dr Haris Pervaiz (Lancaster University) Track chair for SAC-Backhaul/Fronthaul symposium in Globecom 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Nomination approved)
    • Dr Behrooz Makki (Ericsson) Track chair for SAC-Backhaul/Fronthaul symposium in ICC 2023, Rome, Italy (Nomination approved)
    • Dr Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad (TU Delft) Co Chair of IoT & Sensor Networks Symposium at IEEE ICC 2023, Rome, Italy (ETI scope: backhaul for IoT applications; infrastructure for IoT and AI enabled architecture) (Nomination approved)
  • ETI-BNC will organise SAC Symposium: Backhaul and Fronthaul: Communications, Networking and Signal Processing with ICC 2022, Seoul, South Korea, 16 – 20 May, 2022. Call for papers.

Recent Research Topic/ Special Issue:

Call for papers: Enabling Technologies for Smart Communication and Networking in 6G Era


  • Tutorial: IEEE Global Communications 2021, Madrid, Spain, Dec 7 – Dec 12, 2021
    • TUT-04: On the Way to 6G UAV and Satellite Communications
    • Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez (Huawei Technologies, France); Giovanni Geraci (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain); Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir (University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
  • Webinar: IEEE Future Network UK and Ireland Webinar Role of UAVs in Future Wireless Networks, Sep 23, 2021
  • Tutorials: IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 13-16 September 2021
    1. Integrated Access and Backhaul for 5G and Beyond by Behrooz Makki, Ericsson AB, Sweden and et al.
    2. Role of Flying Platforms for Global Connectivity by Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, University of the West of Scotland, UK



  • IEEE ComSoc Summer School 5G-and-Beyond in Era of Smart Cities; to be held Summer Aug 2020, University of Glasgow technically sponsored by ETI-BNC and supported by IEEE ComSoc Chapter UK.Note: School will be organised virtually due to Covid-19 situation. More details to come.
  • The 8th IEEE International Conference on  Communications and Networking,  IEEE ComNet’2020, Oct 28-30, 2020, Hammamet, Tunisia. More details here.
  • First Workshop on AI-Enabled and Data-Driven Elastic Networks (Aiden) Held in Conjunction with WCNC 2020, 6-9 April 2020, Seoul, South Korea.

Special Issues/Sections/publications:



  • ETI-BNC editorial contribution to IEE ComSoc CTN: Can Wireless Technology Alone Blur the Digital Divide? Dec, 2019.
  • ETI-BNC editorial contribution to IEEE ComSoc CTN: Connectivity: From Top to Bottom Dec, 2019.
  • Tutorial: Networked-Flying Platforms: Paving the Way Towards Global Wireless Connectivity , in PIMRC 2019, Istanbul, Globecom 2019, Waikoloa, HI, USA.
  • Post Conference review: Rewinding UCET2019.  (ETI-BNC endorsed conference).
  • IEEE ETI-BNC Online Panel 2019: Networked-Flying Platforms: Paving the Way Towards Global Wireless Connectivity, July 1, 2019, Meeting information here.
  • Special Issue: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Special Issue on Design and Analysis of Communication Interfaces for Industry 4.0. Full paper submission deadline July 1, 2019, See details on scope of the special issue and submission guidelines here
  • Special Section: IEEE Access in the area of Antenna and Propagation for 5G and Beyond, Paper submission deadline September 15, 2019, See details here.
  • ETI-BNC nominations for  IEEE ICC 2020 (NGNI) and IEEE GC 2020 (SAC) were successful and we would like to welcome submissions to these symposiums.
  • 4th International Conference on UK – China Emerging Technologies (UCET), technically sponsored by IEEE Communications Society, will be held on 21-22 August 2019 at the University of Glasgow, UK, (ETI-BNC endorsed conference). Paper submission deadline June 14, 2019, See call for papers here
  • IEEE ComSoc Best Reading List: Backhaul and Fronthaul: Networking, Communications and Signal Processing, Visit IEEE ComSoc website here for list.


  • Workshop: Fourth edition of IEEE BackNets 2018 will be organised in conjunction with 2018 Globecom, Dec. 13, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Paper submission deadline: Jun 15, 2018. 
  • ETI-BNC nominations for IEEE GC 2019 (SAC Access networks) was successful and we would like to welcome submissions to these symposium.
  • Special Issue: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Special Issue on Emerging Technologies in Tactile Internet and Backhaul/Fronthaul Networks. Full paper submission deadline April 1, 2018 April 16, 2018. See details on scope of the special issue and submission guidelines here
  • Conference: International conference on selected topics in Mobile and Wireless Networking, Jun 20 -22, 2018 Tangier, Morocco; Paper submission deadline Feb 5, 2018. (ETI-BNC endorsed conference).