Global IEEE 5G-IoT Summit Marrakesh
Friday, October 19, 2018
Marrakesh, Morocco
Co-located with WINCOM 2018

IEEE 5G-IoT Summit Marrakesh

Colocated with the

The International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications (WINCOM'18)


As Internet usages are proliferating, communications networks are faced with new shortcomings. Future networks will have to support in 2020 mobile traffic volumes 1000 times larger than today and a spectrum crunch is anticipated. Wireless access rates are today significantly lower than those of fixed access, which prevents the emergence of ubiquitous low cost integrated access continuum with context independent operational characteristics. Communication networks energy consumption is growing rapidly, especially in the radio part of mobile networks. The proliferation of connected devices makes it very difficult to maintain similar performance characteristics over an ever larger portfolio of technologies and requirements (i.e.Ultra High Definition TV vs. M2M, IoT). Heterogeneity of access technologies entails unsustainable cost with increasing difficulties to integrate an ever larger set of resources with reduced OPEX. Network infrastructure openness is still limited. It prevents the emergence of integrated OTT (cloud)-network integration with predictable end to end performance characteristics, and limits the possibility for networks to become programmable infrastructures for innovation with functionalities exposed to developers’ communities.

This 5G SUMMIT focuses on exploring and elucidating all facets of the next generation of 5G technology, business and societal gaps and challenges between the current 3G-4G-LTE access-only Internet models and the proper vision of 5G, evolutionary or revolutionary, to go beyond just access by embracing and facilitating the upfront integration of all new technologies (IOT, SDN/NFV, Cloud Computing, ..) to be user-transparent, app-oriented, service-ready, ubiquitous and lowest cost.

Some of the worldwide 5G experts have been invited and attracted to share their state-of-the-art knowledge with the emerging 5G community in Morocco and around the world in view of facilitating the worldwide harmonization of research and best practices for deployment of viable user scenarios in the global 5G ecosystem, the built-in security and privacy by design in 5G, and explore the different ways to enable Internet protocols over the next generation of empowered devices in order to reach convergence and end to end transparency led by the IEEE 5G Technical subCommittee which is supporting technically this event.




Dr. Adam T. Drobot

Jart Armin
The Netherlands

Jean-Pierre Bienaimé
Secretary General,
5G IA Ifrastructure Association, France

Dr. Riad Hartani
Co-Founder of Xona Partners,

Dr. Javan Erfanian
Bell Mobility,

Prof. Mehdi Bennis
Centre for Wireless Communication,
University of Oulu, Finland

Prof. Mohsen Guizani
IEEEF, University of Idaho

Prof. Adlen Ksentini
Eurecom, France

Prof. Thomas Magedanz
TU Berlin/Fraunhofer FOKUS,

Prof. Rui Luis Aguiar
Instituto de Telecomunicacoes,
Aveiro, Portugal

Prof. Soumaya Cherkaoui
INTERLAB Research Laboratory,
University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Dr. Antonio J. Jara
Universiy of Applied Sciences,
Western Switzerland

Venue and Accommodation

The IEEE 5G-IoT Summit will be held in the 5* Grand Mogador Menara hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco.  

Grand Mogador Menara

Grand Mogador Menara Hotel&SPA

With free Wi-Fi in public areas, this luxurious hotel features a spa, heated swimming pool and a wellness centre. Guests can choose from 3 restaurants serving Moroccan, French and international food.

All the rooms at Mogador Menara have a balcony and are air-conditioned. Admire views over the Congress Palace on the prestigious Avenue Mohammed VI or overlook the swimming pool.

Grand Mogador Menara Hotel&SPA

During the day, the snack restaurant, Planetfood, serves quick bites. For a relaxing afternoon, guests can enjoy a selection of teas and Moroccan pastries in the lounge café or on the terrace.

Grand Mogador Menara Hotel&SPA

Mogador Menara offers a range of services including boutique shops, babysitting services and free on-site parking. Marrakech Menara Airport is just a 4km drive away.

Special Rates for WINCOM'18 delegates

We are happy to let you know that special rates are available for WINCIM'18 and IEEE 5G Summit Marrakesh delagates. Please contact Mrs. Karima Houari to book your room or to get further details.

How to reach Grand Mogador Menara


Latif Ladid 
University of Luxembourg,

Ashutosh Dutta
 Columbia University,

Essaid Sabir
 ENSEM, Hassan II University of
Casablanca, Morocco

Mohamed Sadik
 ENSEM, Hassan II University of
Casablanca, Morocco

Amal Tmiri
 Abou Chouaib Doukkali University,
El Jadida, Morocco

Rachid El-Azouzi
 University of Avignon,

Eitan Altman
 INRIA Sophia Antipolis,

Mohamed El Kamili
 Sidi Ben Abdellah University of
Fez, Morocco

Abdellatif Kobbane
ENSIAS, Mohammed V University of
Rabat, Morocco

Jalel Ben-Othman
 University of Paris 13
Paris, France

Khalifa Mansouri
 ENSET, Hassan II University
of Casablanca, Mohammedia, Morocco





IEEE 5G-IoT Summit day
IEEE member 100 €
IEEE student member 75 €
Student Non-Member 100 €
Non member 150 €

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