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Call for Papers

The 17th International Learning and Technology Conference

"5G & Beyond: Paving the way to 6G"

30th of January 2020

5th of Jumada II 1441

Effat University, Jeddah, KSA

Owing to modern society’s exponentially expanding dependence on digitization, hyper-connected social interaction and data-driven global economies, near-instant wireless connectivity represents the key technical driver in connecting people, devices, objects, and automated processes.  5G wireless technology aims at high data rate, cost reduction, reduced latency, energy saving, massive device connectivity, higher system capacity and intelligent services.  Given ongoing standardization of 5G technology, recent advances in machine learning infused with primed network intelligence is driving a paradigm shift towards truly intelligent societies. Enabling this vision will require addressing a myriad of theoretical and practical challenges. Effat University’s 17th International Learning and Technology conference aims to present and discuss the latest challenges, insights and innovations from industry and academia on 5G and beyond in order to pave the road for 6G technology.
The 2030 Vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia realizes the importance of 5G in the future of the nation, and its National Digitization Unit (NDU) is striving towards recognizing the Kingdom as a new high-tech hub for the modern Arab world. Projections by its Ministry of Communications and Information Technology show that 5G is going to contribute more than $19 billion to Saudi Arabia’s GDP and create almost 20,000 new ICT jobs by 2030.
Effat University’s 17th International Learning and Technology (L&T 2020)  Conference is a unique opportunity for researchers, entrepreneurs, technology developers and policy makers to contribute towards the latest advances and challenges of 5G and beyond, and thereby establish themselves as pillars of technological advancement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the world.  The conference will feature keynote presentations, thought-provoking paper presentations, and stimulating panel discussions covering the latest developments in the 5G and beyond technologies. 
Join us and explore new collaboration opportunities, cultivate your social and knowledge networks, and compliment your core experience!

Important Dates

Important Dates
Author Notification
 Thursday 31st October 2019
Visa Applications
 Thursday 7th November 2019
Full Paper Submission
 Sunday 15th September 2019
Camera-ready Submission
 Friday 15th November 2019
​Early Registration​ Sunday 15th December 2019
​Author Registration​ Wednesday 15th January 2020
Conference Thursday 30th January 2020

Conference Leadership & Organisation

  • General Chair, Dr. Khulood Rambo, Effat University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Program Manager, Dr. Omar Kittaneh, Effat University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Scientific Committee Chair, Dr. Aziza Ibrahim, Effat University, Jeddah, KS
  • Program Chair, Dr. Zain Balfagih, Effat University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Program Co-Chair, Dr. Tayeb Brahimi, Effat University, Jeddah, KS

Conference Topics

Effat University's 17th International Learning and Technology Conference (L&T 2020) themes include, but are not limited to:

  1. 5G Technologies, Services, and Applications
  2. 5G Network Security, Economy, and Privacy
  3. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Automation in 5G
  4. Internet of Things and Smart Cities in 5G
  5. 5G Hardware  
  6. 5G Communication
  7. 5G and Energy Efficiency
  8. Beyond 5G Visions and Challenges: Dimensions of 6G Vision.

Submission Formats and Guidelines

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically using the online conference system EasyChair. If you have used this system before, you may use the same login details. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to create an EasyChair Account at Click here Upon completion of registration, you will receive a notification email from EasyChair, after which you will need to log in and submit your paper in PDF format.

All papers will be reviewed through a blind review process. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, of which the three best peer-reviewed papers will be awarded a full scholarship (includes travel, accommodation and visa fee) to present at the conference. And the full Paper should be : maximum of 8 pages

Please note the following:

  • Submissions should be sent to the following link: Click here.
  • Please follow the Elsevier format for structuring paper submissions: Click here.
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