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Instruction for Speakers: There are LCD projectors in all the meeting rooms. Speakers should bring their own laptops for the presentations.

Free pre-registration for WWRF-SmartGridComm Workshop (Oct. 21, 2013) will end at 23:59 PDT on 6 October, 2013 due to request from the IEEE SmartGridComm Organizing Committee.

To pay for registration:

Free registrations for invited speakers, student grant recipients and designated representatives of WWRF institutional members will be processed manually. Please send email to request your free registration following this link.

Welcome to Meeting 31 of WWRF


Theme of the Meeting:

Wireless Enabled Smart Societies in the 2020s

Important Dates


Deadline for submission of abstracts
11 September, 2013

Deadline for notification of acceptance of abstracts
18 September, 2013

Deadline for submission of final papers
7 October, 2013 (Extended)

Call for Paper details click here

Hotel Accommodation


WWRF has negotiated for a room block at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver at a special rate of C$129/night + taxes. This hotel is one block away from Robson Square, the meeting venue. To reserve a room, please visit WWRF-31 hotel reservation or copy and paste the following URL to your web browser.

The number of available rooms is limited and reservations will be made at the prevalent room rate when the room block is exhausted. Please reserve early to take advantage of the special room rate.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the following corporations:

Bell Mobility




The event will be kindly hosted by


the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) at the University of British Columbia


Visa Requirements


If you require a visa to visit Canada for WWRF-31 (see Citizenship and Immigration Canada website), please request an invitation letter from UBC/ICICS as soon as possible by email, since visa processing can take up to 4 months. In the email, provide your name, email, affiliation, nationality, date of birth, sex, passport number, and your intended role in WWRF-31 (steering board member, invited speaker, work group chair, work group member, author/presenter of <paper title>, WWRF individual member, employee of WWRF corporate/institutional member). If none of the above roles fits you, please register for the meeting before requesting for an invitation letter.