IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
08-13 October 2017 – Montreal, QC, Canada

WELCOME TO IEEE PIMRC’17

The 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2017) will be held at the five-star Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from October 8th to 13th, 2017, under the theme “Engaged Citizens and their New Smart Worlds”; plurality in the theme meant to highlight pathways diversity in achieving harmonious aspirations owing to mankind unity.

PIMRC is one of the premier conferences in the wireless research arena and has a long history of bringing together academia, industry and regulatory bodies. Today, it has become one of IEEE Communication Society’s flagship conferences in telecommunications. On the top of a rich variety of regular technical sessions, PIMRC will include plenary keynote speech sessions and panel discussions featuring world-class innovators in wireless technologies and their ubiquitous applications, tutorials, workshops, and special sessions covering the most disruptive topics, as well as exciting sociocultural events meant to offer an unforgettable taste of Montreal‘s distinctive joie de vivre and creativeness.

Early October is the perfect time to host an event in Montreal, a vibrant multicultural, multilingual and welcoming city that offers visitors a unique and well-blended taste of Europe in North America.  “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”, said Albert Camus. And there are no better city and time to experience the true meaning of this quote than Montreal during the peak of its fall foliage season in early to mid-October.

Leafs and flowers are iconic symbols of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada. And 2017, a celebration year, marks the 375th anniversary of Montreal’s founding, the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World’s Fair, making IEEE PIMRC 2017 a special celebration-year edition!

Expo 67 was held in Montreal under the theme “Man and His World”, based on Saint-Exupéry’s book Terre des Hommes so filled with dreams and hopes for the future. Fifty years later, inspired by the same phrase found by Saint- Exupéry to express the human need for lessening isolation and for solidarity, IEEE PIMRC 2017 invites all creators of new wireless techs & apps to reflect upon it to see how it could be given tangible form by properly connecting everything wirelessly and further empowering more engaged citizens and communities in their new smart worlds of sustainable economies and digital societies.