IEEE Future Networks World Forum
15–17 October 2024 // Dubai, UAE

Symposium on Non-terrestrial Communications in Future Networks



Numerous applications and vertical network integrations, including machine-to-machine communications, mobile broadband, and virtual and augmented reality, demonstrated the vast potential of the fifth-generation (5G) of wireless communications, and now, deployment and implementations are in progress worldwide.

Satellite communications and, in general, Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs)  have impressive momentum today. NTNs are heterogeneous networks that are engineered to utilize satellites on different orbit types, High Altitude Platforms (HAPs), and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)  to build network access platforms. Unlike terrestrial wireless networks, NTNs are characterized by frequently changed network topologies and more vulnerable communication connections. However, NTNs are not intended to replace the existing technologies but instead to work with them in a complementary and integrated fashion.

NTN research is carried out at the physical and network layers to achieve system integration. New Release 18 is almost finalized, and the interest in NTN is increasing towards 6G via NTN, including multi-connectivity, mobility, handover procedures, security, and new frequency bands. 

This symposium aims to provide an international venue for researchers from academia and industry to discuss recent research advances in NTN systems for future 6G.

Topics of Interest

  • Prospective authors are invited to submit articles on topics including, but not limited to:
  • Channel measurement and modeling for NTNs
  • Integrations of NTNs with terrestrial communications in future heterogeneous networks
  • Mobility and handover management for NTNs
  • Network architecture and protocols for NTNs
  • Cross-layer MAC-PHY design
  • AI-enabled techniques for NTNs
  • Transmission technologies, e.g., mmWave/THz, Massive MIMO, intelligent surfaces, etc.
  • NTN radio resource management and optimization
  • QoS-aware trajectory and topology optimization
  • Safety and security issues for NTNs
  • NTN support for localization services
  • Prototype results, testbeds, and new applications for NTNs


All papers should be submitted via EDAS, Symposium on Non-terrestrial Communications in Future Networks track. Full instructions on how to submit papers are provided on the IEEE FNWF 2024 website:

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