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



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 tbc Planned
Nov 15 2017 Future Forum 5G Summit Beijing, China Invited presentation from WWRF Invited
Nov 27th  - Nov 28th 2017 Workshop Ghana   Planned
Nov 22 -24 2017 Network of the Future 2017 (http://www.network-of-the-future.org/) London, UK A debate on whether IP will support the networks of the future or do we need something better or different Planned
Nov 29 - Dec 1 2017 EAI International Summit SmartCity360 Helsinki, Finland Invited keynote presentation from WWRF Confirmed
Jan 5th- 8th 2018 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Hawaii, USA

WWRF Workshop on Researching 5G and user controlled privacy
April 15 - 18 2018 IEEE WCNC (http://wcnc2018.ieee-wcnc.org/)
Barcelona, Spain
Can 5G enable smart water management and address the world water crisis? Planned

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

Upcoming Events


39th Meeting of WWRF, Barcelona Spain

20.10.2017 - 20.10.2017

Past Events

39th Meeting of WWRF, Barcelona Spain

18.10.2017 - 20.10.2017

WWRF Workshop at VTC2017-Fall

24.09.2017 - 27.09.2017

5G Huddle in Ottawa, Canada

31.05.2017 - 01.06.2017

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