IEEE Summit on Communications Futures
18 January 2020 // Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

About this Summit

Vision Meets Reality

What does the future of communications look like? Building on the success of ComFutures 2018 ( and 2019 ( ), the 2020 edition of the IEEE Summit on Communications Futures continues as the IEEE’s premier event for distinguished professionals with broad expertise to present their vision of the future. The one-day summit will examine the intersection of technologies including optical networking, satellite communications, artificial intelligence, and future use cases in public safety, cybersecurity, and drones/UAVs, as well as standards for ethics in deploying autonomous and intelligent systems.

We invite you to join leaders and innovators from industry, government, and academia for a valuable exchange of ideas against the backdrop of the PTC ’20 conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu. As before, ComFutures 2020 will focus on topics of keen interest to the local community as well as the PTC ’20 attendees.

Tentative topics include:

  • Subsea Communications and Optical Networking
  • Satellite and Space Communications
  • Smart Agriculture Networks
  • Public Safety Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Networks
  • Internet Economy and Blockchain
  • Fog/Edge: The Technology Platform for Future Networks and Services
  • Roadmapping Telecom Technology
  • Technology Ethics Standardization
  • Connectivity in Rural Areas

Stay tuned for more details about speakers and the overall program.