IEEE Future Networks World Forum
13–15 November 2023 // Baltimore, MD, USA
Imagining the Network of the Future

Call for Topical and Vertical Proposals

IEEE FNWF’23 welcomes submissions from organizational professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs, educators, and more.  As a cross-sector, cross-disciplinary, topical vertical session, we seek submissions from a wide range of contexts, sectors, academia, and industries. This is your opportunity to join trailblazing leaders and leadership professionals, scholars, and educators engaging in this multi-channel global exchange as we explore IEEE FNWF’23 Topical and Vertical Sessions.

Proposals in the Vertical and Topical areas should complement the conference program and not conflict with topics already covered by our Symposia. The proposals should focus on the following: suggestions for speakers (all speakers will be invited by the topical vertical session organizer – no technical papers will be accepted and archived in IEEE Xplore), panel discussions, roundtables, presentation sessions on focus topics, demonstrations of novel or important technologies, and events with other formats that may be effective for furthering the involvement and participation of the attendees.


Topical and Vertical Session Proposal Submission: 4 August 2023 8 September 2023 17 October 2023 (FINAL)
Topical and Vertical Session Proposal Acceptance Notification: Rolling basis


Topical and Vertical Session Proposal Format

The proposal should include the following information (within a maximum of three pages): 

  • Title of the Topical or Vertical area proposal
  • Names, Institutions, addresses, and a short biography (up to 200 words) of the organizers
  • Motivation, background, objective, description of the challenges and issues to be covered (one-page max), and timeliness (expected duration of the session)
  • Structure proposal, tentative invited speakers and panelists, and links to their bio
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the previous Topical or Vertical Area session, the number of attendees, etc.
  • Public adequacy

Topical and Vertical Session Proposal Submission

Industry Forum and Panel proposal submissions should be submitted to IEEE FNWF’23 Topical and Vertical Session Track as a single PDF file online via EDAS.

Topical and Vertical Session Co-Chairs

Aloizio Pereira da Silva, Virginia Tech., USA
Ivan Seskar, Rutgers University WINLAB, USA
Rajeev Shorey, IIT Delhi, India



Financial Co-Sponsors

Technical Co-Sponsors