IEEE PIMRC 2017 will be held at the Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from October 8th to 13th, 2017, under the theme “Engaged Citizens and their New Smart Worlds”. Montreal is 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 is no better-time to experience it than early-to mid-October, in Montreal, when its fall foliage season peak in early to mid-October.
Leafs and flowers are iconic symbols of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada. And 2017, a milestone 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. 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.