IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
9-12 September 2018 – Bologna, Italy


The 29th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2018) welcomes original research and developments in all areas of wireless technology, from the radio channel and PHY layer, to MAC and network issues, business and applications of radio communications.

The symposium will be held on September 9-12, 2018 in Bologna, Italy, at Polo Congressuale, a large congress centre located close to the city centre. Information on the venue can be found here. The event will comprise world-class keynotes, panels, workshops and tutorials, technical and business sessions: the preliminary program structure can be found here; it also includes a welcome reception on Sunday afternoon, and a banquet on Tuesday night, held in the magnificent framework of a 800-year old palace located in the main square of the city.

The theme of this edition is “Towards a Connected World of People and Things; the impact of radio technologies on many important aspects of people’s life, and the role of the Internet of Things in the automotive and agro-food sectors, on smart manufacturing, arts and other application areas, will be discussed by the keynote speakers, within the panels and workshops included in the program. The evolution on 5G standardization and its early experimentation, will be among the key topics addressed by the event.

Bologna is in the hearth of Europe: a city with around 380,000 inhabitants and a University hosting about 100,000 students, representing a compulsory point of passage between the North and South of Italy; from here historical Italian cities like Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome can be conveniently reached by high speed train in one or two hours; please read here suggestions about one-day journeys to these beautiful cities, or a dive into the medieval center of Bologna. Information on the city and on the tourist opportunities offered to the attendees can be found here.

The University of Bologna was founded in 1088, and it is considered the most ancient in the western world. According to International and National agencies, it is the best University in Italy, and a recent ranking published by Times Higher Education has nominated it as the “most beautiful” in the world. Its history and current level of internationalization makes it an indispensable point of reference in the panorama of European culture and science.

Radio Communication is a discipline with profound roots in Bologna; Guglielmo Marconi performed here the first wireless communication experiments in 1895. Come and visit his Villa, where wireless technology was born. Today, the Department “Guglielmo Marconi” (recently nominated by the Italian Ministry of University and Research as “Department of Excellence”) plays a relevant role in research on radio communications at international level.

Bologna is “an old lady, with tender hips, the breast on the Po Valley, and the bottom on the hills” according to one of its most famous songwriters and singers (Francesco Guccini). It is a historical city, with one of the most beautiful medieval centres in Italy and about 50 Km of porticos where you can walk, protected from rain, or sun. September is definitely the best period of the year to visit Bologna: warm, not too hot.

If you are not convinced yet, please read ten reasons to attend PIMRC2018.

Looking forward to meeting you in Bologna, on Sept. 9-12, 2018, at PIMRC!

Roberto Verdone
General Chair

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