WWRF Events

WWRF runs two 3-day meetings a year, hosted by a member organization and with an identified theme. Anybody can submit a contribution and attend. The programme is a mix of invited speakers on key topics and working group sessions. These are excellent opportunities to network, meet experts, and contribute to the white papers.

In addition to our main meetings, we run a series of workshops and other events on specific themes and topics, sometimes as part of other major events and conferences.

WWRF List of Events 2017/2018



May 31st - June 1st 2017 5G Huddle Ottawa, Canada Laying the Groundwork for Widespread Adoption Confirmed
October 18th -20th 2017 39th Meeting

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain

Ready ’n’ Go – 5G trials and testbeds Confirmed
Spring 2018 40th Meeting

Meraka Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa

tbc Confirmed
Fall 2018 41st Meeting Kingston, UK tbc Confirmed
Spring 2019 42nd Meeting Singapore tbc Planned
Fall 2019 43rd Meeting Thessaloniki, Greece
Paris, France
tbc Planned
June 12th- 15th 2017 EUCNC Oulu, Finland Special Session: Wireless  and Optical Technologies for Systems Beyond 5G Confirmed
Sept 24th - 27th 2017 IEEE VTC http://ieeevtc.org/vtc2017fall Toronto, Canada From 4G to Beyond 5G (B5G) Systems: expectations, realities and disruptions Confirmed
Jan 5th - 8th 2018 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) Hawaii, USA WWRF Workshop on Researching 5G and user controlled privacy Planned


Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Presentations and Contributions of the WWRF Meetings are available one year after the event as Library Document >>>

Upcoming Events


5G Huddle in Ottawa, Canada

31.05.2017 - 01.06.2017


WWRF Workshop at VTC2017-Fall

24.09.2017 - 27.09.2017


39th Meeting of WWRF, Barcelona Spain

18.10.2017 - 20.10.2017

Past Events

38th Meeting of WWRF, Hsinchu, Taiwan

28.03.2017 - 30.03.2017

37th Meeting of WWRF, Kassel, Germany

05.10.2016 - 07.10.2016

36th Meeting of WWRF in Beijing, China

02.06.2016 - 03.06.2016

3rd WWRF Huddle in London, UK

26.04.2016 - 27.04.2016

Detailed information will follow soon!

Meeting of VIP e/mhealth and wearables, London, UK

The meeting will  be held at Kingston University, Penrhyn Road campus (http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonuniversity/location/directions/penrhynroad/) in the John Galsworthy building, room 1006. Once you arrive at the main reception, you can give us a call and we will pick you up from there. We should target starting at 10am and we expect to finish by 4pm. The day will be mainly a round table discussion of our white paper and next steps for the WG, preparation for our Beijing meeting and our upcoming workshops.


Christos Poliits 07854594644

Kostas Danas 07415051518

Connected Car VIP Launch Meeting

Meeting Connected Car VIP Launch Meeting

11th January 2016, 10am to 4pm in London (details tbc)



Chair – Peter Vermaat – TRL

Car manufacturers – GM, BMW, Toyoto, JRL and others

Other automotive industry – David Wong – SMMT

Operators – Vodafone

Huawei – Nigel Jefferies, Leiming, Paul Voskar, Fabrizio Cortesi, Luozhong

WWRF SB members (Nokia, Intel, etc.) and full members



1.            Welcome and Introductions

2.            Introduction to WWRF and the VIP programme

3.            LTEV2X developments

4.            5G update – status and standards

5.            V2X VIP plans

6.            Visions from the automotive industry

7.            5G requirements and opportunities – open discussion

8.            Next steps

35th Meeting of WWRF in Copenhagen, Denmark

14.10.2015 - 16.10.2015

Theme : Delivering a Sustainable 5G EcosystemS

WWRF Presentation at IFEDC 2015

20.09.2015 - 21.09.2015

WWRF Workshop at EUCNC 2015, Paris, France

29.06.2015 - 02.07.2015

Theme of the meeting : A Business and Enterprise Perspective on the Upcoming 5G Era

IEEE VTC Spring WWRF Workshop

18.05.2015 - 21.05.2015