IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
7–9 August 2024 // Hangzhou, China
Ubiquitous Communications @ Future

Aim at First 6G Release: From Theory to Standards

Aim at First 6G Release: From Theory to Standards

IEEE ICCC 2024 Workshop on

Aim at First 6G Release: From Theory to Standards

Hangzhou, China|7-9 August 2024


Xu Xia, China Telecom Research Institute, China,

Ying Du , CAICT, China,

Guoyi Zhang, China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd, China,

Ming Ai, CICT Mobile, China,

Leyi Zhang, ZTE Corporation, China,

Xueqin Jiang, Donghua University, China,

Pingping Shang, Hubei University of Technology, China,

Lexi Xu, China Unicom Research Institute, China,



With 5G networks rapidly rolling out, global research into technologies that will support emerging use cases for the next generation of mobile communications is already underway. 3GPP recently committed to develop 6G specifications and now stand ready to embark on the planning for 6G. A joint session was scheduled during TSG#103 focusing on inter-TSG 6G timeline discussion, Studies for 6G in 3GPP are expected to start from Release 20 and SA1 SID is expected to be approved in Sept’2024.

This workshop is geared towards delving into the cutting-edge trends and foreseeable challenges in 6G standards. It offers an exclusive opportunity for various industries and researchers to exchange insights on future needs while pinpointing obstacles that may impede the advancement. The workshop also aims to spread awareness about 3GPP technology areas and timelines for upcoming releases. As we move into the 6G era, the workshop will be regarded as an initial stride towards embracing the 3GPP standard.



This series topic seeks articles on recent researches and future directions for 5G-A and 6G standards. Papers describing original work are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Reconfigurable Intelligence Surface
  • Integrated sensing and communication
  • Industry private networks
  • AI for Air Interface
  • Satellite, UAV and Robots into 6G communications
  • Intelligent network architecture and key technologies
  • Massive zero-power IoTs
  • Security
  • Requirements and gaps of vertical industries for the future 3GPP Releases



Shan Yang, Key technologies and standard timeline of 6G radio access network, China Telecom Research Institute, China

Dr. Chien-Sheng Yang, TBD, MediaTek Inc.



Deadline for paper submission: 1 June 2024  17 June 2024  20 June 2024

Date for notification: 15 June 2024  1 July 2024 3 July 2024

Deadline for final paper submission: 1 July 2024  7 July 2024 10 July 2024



All papers for workshop should be submitted via EDAS through the following link: