IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
28–30 July 2021 // Xiamen, China

Workshop on 5G and Beyond Standards: Moving Vertical Ahead (5G BSMVA)

Scopes and Topics:

Since 3GPP has initiated communication for automation in vertical domains, the 5G standalone (SA) Radio Access Technologies (RAT) systems shall integrate three different components, namely, extreme mobile broadband capacity (eMBB), a massive amount of machines communicating (mMTC) and ultra-reliable communication (URC) capabilities. Vertical industry communication specially refers to the last two pillars of the 5G concepts, in the sense that connectivity solutions will be conceived for tens of billions of network-enabled devices having diverse requirements. Beyond the current hype, industry domains communication will undoubtedly affect all sectors of the economy such as automotive, construction, energy or manufacturing, wherein communication is a prerequisite to reach the “fourth industrial revolution”. The reaction from standardization bodies has been immediate, producing a number of new standards in the last few years (slicing, MEC, MIMO, CAV etc).

In addition to the network communications related crossing SDOs (3GPP, IEEE, IETF, oneM2M, CIGRE, GSMA etc.), various communication and vertical protocol and platform standards have been developed to address the requirements for device management and secure data exchange between devices and applications. As the deployments pace accelerates to cover a wider scope of use cases, the industry will be looking for new waves of standards addressing the emerging requirements such as cross industry domain communications and semantic interoperability.

This series topic seeks articles on recent developments and future directions for 5G and beyond in vertical communication standards. Papers describing original work are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Enabling standardized technologies and platforms for industry for instance 5G networks, IoT protocols, Vehicle-to-anything communications
  • 5G Industry standards related solutions to a specific sector of the economy e.g. Smart grid, Smart cities, e-Health, Automotive, Transport, Utilities, Consumer Electronics and Manufacturing
  • Enabling 5G/6G Standards enhancement for verticals e.g. 3GPP, oneM2M, IEEE, CIGRE, GSMA, etc.
  • 5G Field trials/demonstration of large-scale industry communication deployment
  • 5G Satellite communications in vertical scenarios
  • 5G beyond and 6G new radio technologies for automation in vertical domains
  • 5G standalone (SA) protocol and test platform, e.g 5G core network slicing, 5G unite-construction network

Workshop Organizers:

Workshop Chairs:

Xu Xia, China Telecom Research Institute, China, Email:

Yue Cao, Wuhan University, China, Email:

Qiang Ni, Lancaster University, UK, Email:

Program Committee Members:

Tong Wang, Harbin Engineering University, China

Chakkaphong Suthaputchakun, Bangkok University, Thailand

Omprakash Kaiwartya, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Fei Yan, Wuhan University, China

Yun Liang, Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute, China

Zhaohui Yang, University College of London, UK

Xu Zhang, Xi’an University of Technology, China

Jiadong Du, CAICT, China

Xinlong Wang, China Branch of BRICS Institute of Future Networks (BIFNC), China

Important Dates:

paper submission deadline: June 10 June 20 (firm deadline)

notification of acceptance: July 10

camera-ready : July 20
EDAS submission link: