IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
10–12 August 2023 // Dalian, China
Integrating Space-Air-Ground-Sea Communications



IEEE ICCC 2023 Workshop on


Dalian, China|10-12 August 2023



While 5G is still moving at a rapid pace toward a global standard, the focus has now gradually shifted to 6G solutions. Since 3GPP has official initiated R18 and R19 namely 5G-Advanced on 2021, it assumes the first study phase of 6G standard may come around Release 20. This workshop aims at understanding the latest trends and potential challenges on 6G standards and wants to provide a unique opportunity for some industries and researches to share their future requirements, but also to outline issues, obstacles they see impeding progress. The workshop is also organized with the purpose of disseminating information about 3GPP technology areas and timelines related to future releases. As moving into the 6G era, identifying the workshop as a way to start getting into 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:

  • Satellite, UAV and Robots into 6G communications
  • industry private networks
  • requirements and gaps of vertical industries for the future 3GPP Releases.
  • service continuity for UE-satellite-UE communication
  • integrated sensing and communication
  • intelligent network architecture and key technologies
  • massive zero-power IoTs


Organizing Committee


General Co-Chairs:

Xu Xia, China Telecom Research Institute, China


Zhenyu Xiao, Beihang University, China

Yue Cao, Wuhan University, China


Technical Program Co-Chairs:

Qiang Ni, Lancaster University, UK

Ming Ai, CICT Mobile, China

Cong Shi, OPPO, China

Ruiqi (Richie) Liu, ZTE Corporation, China

Keynote Speakers (TBD):

Dr. Zhenqiang Sun, China Telecom Research Institute

Topic of the Speech: tbd

Dr. Zhenqiang Sun now is senior expert on 6G research centre, he was the director of the Network Research Institute, China Telecom Research. He received his Ph.D in engineering from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in March 2001. From April 2001 to August. 2002, he was a research fellow at City University of Hong Kong. In September 2002, he joined the Technical Department, Beijing Research Institute, China Telecom. His research interests include wireless spectrum engineering network architecture and quality of services in mobile networks.


José Luis Almodóvar Chico , KPN

Topic of the Speech: tbd

José Luis Almodóvar Chico is an R&D Consultant at TNO since joining TNO in 2013. He has been working primarily on network aspects of mobile communications. José has been KPN’s SA1 delegate for the past 6 years, where he was the rapporteur of a number of work items, including 5GLAN and REFEC. José has been chairing 3GPP SA WG1 since May 2019. José holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands and a Bachelor’s Degree in Telematics Engineering from the Carlos III University, Spain. Apart from standardization work, José is also involved in 5G activities in the Netherlands (e.g. 5Groningen). He has also been actively involved in several European R&D projects in the areas of IoT (iCore project), Wi-Fi (Wi5), satellite (Sat5G) and more recently 5G for verticals (5GHEART)


Submission Procedure:

Authors are invited to submit original papers of no more than 6 pages (standard IEEE proceedings, two-column, 10 pt font, etc.), including figures, tables, and references, in PDF format. Papers should be submitted through EDAS: