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​​​​​​​The 17th International Learning and Technolo​gy Conference

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

30th of January 2020

5th of Jumada II 1441

Effat University, Jeddah, KSA

In recent times, 5G have gained prevalence in the world of technology and learning that it will be the game-changer of the coming decade. In the wake of the fourth industrial revolution, governments and businesses across the globe are also beginning to realize the seismic shift towards 5G.   Leading technology companies such as Huawei, Google, and AT&T are investing a lot in 5G technologies.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 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 tech hub for the modern Arab world. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology projections 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.

The 17th International Learning and Technology (L&T 2020) Conference is a unique opportunity for researchers, entrepreneurs, technology developers and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field of 5G.   Specifically, it will examine the modern practices and potential of 5G and the way it affects the digital transformation, innovation, and social, economic and educational developments, both locally and globally. Additionally, it will explore the characteristics of the next communication generation (6G).  The conference will feature keynote presentations, thought-provoking paper presentations, and stimulating panel discussions covering the latest developments in the 5G and beyond technologies. 

The proceedings of the conference will be hosted by PROCEDIA, Elsevier.

Join us and explore new collaboration opportunities, cultivate your social and knowledge networks, and compliment your core experience!

Important Dates

Important Dates
Full Paper Submission
Saturday 7th December ​2019
Saturday 21st December 2019
Author Notification
Thursday 8th January 2020
Camera-ready Submission
 Wednesday 15th January 2020
​End of Early Registration​ Wednesday 8th January 2020
​End of Author Registration​ Wednesday 15th January 2020
Conference Thursday 30th January 2020

Conference Leadership & Organisation

  • General Chair, Dr. Akila Sarirete​, Effat University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Program Manager, Dr. Omar Kittaneh, Effat University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Scientific Committee Chair, Dr. Mohamed F. El-Amin Mousa, Effat University, Jeddah, KS
  • Program Chair, Dr. Zain Balfagih, Effat University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Program Co-Chair, Dr. Aziza Ibrahim, 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 Vision for Smart Cities Research
  3. 5G Services for Sustainable Development
  4. 5G Network Security, Economy, and Privacy
  5. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Automation in 5G 
  6. Internet of Things and Smart Cities in 5G
  7. 5G Hardware
  8. 5G Communication
  9. 5G and Energy Efficiency
  10. 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 a maximum of 8 pages.

Please note the following:

Selected papers will be invited for extended version consideration in various impact factor journals. Confirmed special issues include:

Please direct any questions to the following

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