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About WPMC

The 21st International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC- 2018) and 6th Global Wireless Summit (GWS -2018) will be jointly held in Chiang Rai, Thailand from November 25 - 28, 2018; as part of the celebrations of MFU’s 20th anniversary. The theme of this year’s conference is “Body and Mind Integration through Information and Communication Technology”. Both these events are co-hosted by CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) and Mae Fah Luang University (MFU).

The WPMC symposia series were inaugurated in 1998, as a global platform which aims at enabling collaboration in the field of wireless information. Held in Asia, Europe and America, WPMC has established itself as a unique global conference dedicated to wireless multimedia convergence. Continuing the series, the 21st WPMC will bring together academia, industries and standardization bodies to explore activities, trends and future challenges towards ICT globalization for health and wellness issues in existing and future wireless technologies.

GWS is the world's largest annual international conference on wireless techno-business modelling. It encapsulates the raw high-end technology and study of current market and trends to create and nurture future Businesses. GWS looks to help businesses in strengthening their business models, business model innovation and technology with the aim to create, capture, deliver, receive and consume new techno-business model ecosystems through cross-/inter-disciplinary research and collaboration. Some of the important interest areas are Human Bond Communication, Chitt-Kaya Nivesh Sthaan (CNS) - Home for Mind and Body and Multi-Business Model Innovation and Technology (MBIT).

A key emphasis of this year's conferences is borderless smart society - bridging across industries, public and private companies, universities, research labs, and other knowledge societies in exploration of the newest wireless technologies pursuing new ways of living as well as innovative and sustainable solutions for the future.

We look forward to receive your contributions and to see you at the joint conference of WPMC-2018 and GWS-2018.

Call For Papers

Technical Program

  • Wireless Physical Systems
  • Wireless Networks
  • Security and Privacy in Communications
  • Technology Supporting Sustainability
  • Next-Generation Communications and Security
  • Communications Services and Multimedia Applications
  • Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems
  • Important Dates

    Deadline for Special Session and Tutorials Proposal July 30, 2018
    Deadline for Papers'Submissions August 31, 2018
    Notification of Acceptance September 15, 2018
    Deadline for Final Manuscript Submission October 15, 2018
    Deadline for Early Registration November 5, 2018
    Deadline for Online Registration November 11, 2018
    Conference Dates November 25 – 28, 2018

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    Papers Submission

    Final manuscript submission

    Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Full text papers (.pdf, IEEE Xplore complaint) will be only accepted by Electronic Submission System. All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Articles submitted to the Conference should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should follow the style of the Conference and are subject to both review and editing.

    1) On-line final manuscript submission system will be opened until : October 15, 2018
    2) Both Special session papers and Regular papers are encouraged.
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    Honorary Chairs
    Vanchai Sirichana, MFU, Thailand
    Ramjee Prasad, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Shingo Ohmori, YRP R&D Promotion Committee, Japan
    Monai Krairiksh, KMITL, Thailand
    Steering Board Co-Chairs
    Ramjee Prasad, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Shingo Ohmori, YRP R&D Promotion Committee, Japan
    Hiroshi Harada, Kyoto University, Japan
    General Chair
    Chayaporn Wattanasiri, MFU, Thailand
    General Co-Chair
    Teeravisit Laohapensaeng, MFU, Thailand
    Steering Committees
    Kosin Chamnongthai, KMUTT, Thailand
    Prayoot Akkaraekthalin, KMUTNB, Thailand
    Somsak Choomchuay, KMITL, Thailand
    Thongchai Yooyatiwong, MFU, Thailand
    Sathaporn Promwong, KMITL, Thailand
    Technical Program Chairs
    Punnarumol Temdee, MFU, Thailand
    Neeli R. Prasad, International Technological University, USA (America Region)
    Mqhele Dlodlo, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe (Africa Region)
    Peter Lindgren, Aarhus University, Denmark (Europe Region)
    Ashok Chandra, Former Wireless Advisor, India (Asia Pacific Region)
    Technical Program Committees
    Vladimir Poulkov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    Liljana Gavrilovska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, FYR of Macedonia
    Octavian Fratu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
    Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
    Albena Mihovska, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Ernestina Cianca, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
    Shinsuke Hara, Osaka City University, Japan
    Ashutosh Dutta, AT&T, USA
    Hiroshi Harada, Kyoto University, Japan
    T Rama Rao; SRM University, India
    Iti Saha Misra, Jadavpur University, India
    Santichai Wicha, MFU, Thailand
    Phakkharawat Sittiprapaporn, MFU, Thailand
    Mitchai Chongcheawchamnan, PSU, Thailand
    Adisorn Leelasantitham, MU, Thailand
    Sanun Srisuk, NPU, Thailand
    Ravee Phromloungsri, UDRU, Thailand
    Kunnthphong Srisathit, RMUTR, Thailand
    Supaporn Kiattisin, MU, Thailand
    Rawid Banchuin, SU, Thailand
    Financial Chairs
    Sandip Inamdar, Vishwaniketan, India
    Suwanna Deachathai, MFU, Thailand
    Publication Chairs
    Ambuj Kumar, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Roungsan Chairicharoen, MFU, Thailand
    Local Organization Chair
    Natthakan Iam-On, MFU, Thailand
    Tutorial Chair
    Surapong Uttama, MFU, Thailand
    Special Session Chair
    Nattapol Aunsri, MFU, Thailand
    Web Chairs
    Vittayasak Rujivorakul, MFU, Thailand
    Larisara Satarak, MFU, Thailand
    General Secretary
    Chayapol Kamyod, MFU, Thailand
    Worasak Rueangsirarak, MFU, Thailand


    ~Keynote Speakers~

    Professor Tomoaki Ohtsuki, Keio University, Japan

    (IEICE Fellow, IEEE Senior Member)

    "Smart Healthcare"

    Professor Fredric J Harris, University of California San Diego, USA

    (IEEE Fellow)

    "Green Technology Filters Applied DSP Magic: Cascade Polyphase Filter Banks"

    Dr. Anand Raghawa Prasad, Chief Advanced Technologist, NEC Corporation, Japan

    (IET & IETE Fellow)

    "5G Security: Small steps towards big leaps"

    Professor Matti Latva-aho, Director for 6Genesis - Finnish Wireless Flagship, University of Oulu, Finland

    (IEEE Senior Member)

    "Radio Access Networking Challenges Towards 2030"

    Professor Dr. Prayoot Akkaraethalin, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

    (IEEE & IEICE & ECTI Member)

    "Innovative Sensor Systems for Thailand’s Sustainability"

    Associate Professor Dr. Mitchai Chongcheawchamnan, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

    (IEEE Senior Member)

    "Big Data Ecosystem in the Upstream of Palm Value Chain"

    Professor Janhavi Inamdar, Director, Vishwaniketan, Navi Mumbai, India

    (AICCE & ISTE member)

    "Importance of Collaboration between Industries and Academia"

    ~Tutorial Speakers~

    Professor Dr. Prayoot Akkaraethalin, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

    (IEEE & IEICE & ECTI Member)

    "Innovative Sensor Technology for Industrial and Agriculture Applications"

    Professor Dr. Peter Lindgren, Director of CGC & MBIT and Vice President, Aarhus University, Denmark

    (AM & CIN & KAD & Euroma & WSIE Member)

    "Multi Business Modelling in a world of advance human bond sensing technologies – How can CGC develop technology in the future and realize this vision"

    Associate Professor Dr. Lorenzo Vangelista, CEO of Patavina Technologies s.r.l., University of Padova, Italy

    (IEEE Senior Member)

    "Low Power Wide Area Networks: the LoRaWAN system"

    Dr. Sataporn Phomwong, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

    (IEEE & ECTI Member)

    "Propagation Channel in Wireless Communication Systems"

    Special Sessions

    A proposal for Special Sessions, Tutorials, Panel Sessions, and Round Table topics can be submitted to the special session chair before the deadlines. The session topic can be varied upon one’s interest but still relate to the technical tracks. [Please click here to download the proposal template]

    Note: If the authors are interested in submitting your papers, please submit to EDAS by August 31, 2018


    Session Title

    Session Organizer

    1 Technologies and Services on Public Safety LTE Fumihiko Nakagawa, Mobile Radio Center, Inc., Japan
    2 NICT's Challenge towards the Future Wireless Communication World with Collaborative Research, Development and Promotion Activities: Part 1 Fumihide Kojima, NICT, Japan
    3 NICT's Challenge towards the Future Wireless Communication World with Collaborative Research, Development and Promotion Activities: Part 2 Fumihide Kojima, NICT, Japan
    4 THz Technologies and Systems Hiroyo Ogawa, NICT, Japan
    5 Microwave and millimetre-wave materials for wireless industry - Taras Kolodiazhnyi, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
    - Khattiya Chalapat, College of Nanotechnology, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
    6 Signal processing, wireless communication, and measurement technologies for agriculture Mitchai Chongchewchamnan, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
    7 Coding and Machine Learning in Communications and Mobile Applications Surachet Kanprachar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Naresuan University, Thailand
    8 Business Dimensions for Concurrent Technologies. Peter Lindgren, CGC & MBIT, Aarhus University, Denmark



    • Please follow the link to register and make a payment.
    • Last day for online registration is due on November 11, 2018.
      After that it will be on-site registration at the event.

    Registration Rate

    Early Registration*

    Late Registration

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    Regular Registration
    IEEE / ECTI member
    10,000 THB 12,000 THB 12,000 THB 14,000 THB
    12,000 THB 14,000 THB 15,000 THB 17,000 THB
    Student Registration
    IEEE / ECTI member
    6,000 THB 8,000 THB 8,000 THB 10,000 THB
    9,000 THB 11,000 THB 11,000 THB 13,000 THB

    * no later than November 5th, 2018

    • To include the paper in both the conference proceedings and IEEE Explore, at least one author of each accepted paper must register and present at the conference.
    • Please be noted that students can join all conference events including tutorials and banquet party.
    • All participant fees will include Tutorial session, Technical session, Welcome and Banquet Party.
    • Non-registered participant who want to join Tutorial Session and Banquet Party will be charged only 3,300 THB.

    Final Program

    Conference Venue

    The conference will be held from November 25-28, 2018 at the M-square building, located in front of Mae Fah Luang University campus area and fifteen to twenty minutes from Chiang Rai International Airport.

    The facility consists of three main buildings: Education Park or E-Park, Innovation Park or I-Park and Lifestyle Park or L-Park. The facilities can be served for smaller meetings, from one-to-one interviews, to away days and long training seminars. The University also has a hotel- Lanna style residence with a variety of rooms, on campus.

    For more information please visit


    Wanasom Resort (Recommended)

    Wanasom is the resting place of Mae Fah Luang University. Named the most beautiful University in Thailand and Asia’s second most beautiful. Located in northern Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai.

    Wanasom is decorated in Lanna style. In the midst of the valley and nature, there is an atmosphere suitable for relaxing. It is located 10 kilometers from Mae Fah Luang Chaing Rai International Airport.

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    Grand Vista Chiang Rai Hotel

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    A-Star Phulae Valley

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    Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

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    Free Transportation

    For more information please download the Time Table.

    Visa Information

    Citizens of some countries usually require an Thai visa. Please refer to Thailand visa Information. For the authors who need a visa invitation letter, after you make a registration, please send an email with your paper ID and title to or . We will proceed your request as soon as possible.

    Travelling Information

    Directions from Chiang Rai International Airport

    1. To the venue (Mae fah Luang University)

    2. To the central city (Chiang Rai Night Bazaar)



    You can find the taxi meter booth which is now located outside the terminal building. Please take the exit gate #3 near the post office.
    We would recommend this one because they charge by meter and reliable service. You can ask the phone number from the driver for your next service. You can also use GRAB or UBER application here. This option is also recommended.
    > Moreover, there is another taxi service number (located in the city). They charge by meter also plus service call (20 THB). The number are +66-5375-0773, +669-7329-1995, and +669-0520-0768 (Line ID: @taxicr).

    Things to Do in Chiang Rai

    The city of Chiang Rai, Thailand was founded in the year 1262 and is one of the hottest tourist destinations in Thailand nowadays and it is perfect for winter getaways. Cool air and chill atmosphere are what we need during the conference period.

    The City is filled with history and tradition, yet the city doesn’t boast an obvious Old Town appearance. Chiang Rai tourist attractions are located throughout the city center – and just beyond the city limits. Chiang Rai sightseeing isn’t limited to specific sights, but also includes experiences. Chiang Rai city is a relatively small town but is surprisingly popular with tourists, both Thai and western. While the center city itself is small, the country areas of the province are huge. Most package tours normally include a few days in Chiang Rai, probably because it’s a very pretty town surrounded by countryside and mountains.

    Besides beautiful scenery, there are many fun and interesting things to do and see in the province. When to compare to Phuket, Pattaya and Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is less well-known. Normally tourists would be thinking at first arrive it was so small that it would probably be boring and dull. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. It’s certain that the level of excitement in Chiang Rai is less than those of top Thailand’s tourist destinations. However, the diversity of landscape, nature and culture make Chiang Rai more interesting.

    One or two days really wasn’t enough to do everything most tourists want to do, many tourist would think they have to take a return trip there later to explore more about Chiang Rai. Chiang rai is the ideal place for winter for many reasons. Out of all the things to see and do in and around Chiang Rai though, there are 10 top places you really shouldn’t miss during winter. (Credit: )

    Contact Us

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    Chiang Rai, Thailand
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