IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
31 August-3 September 2020 // London, UK


London will be the home of the 31st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications.

Hosted within University College London in the historic area of Bloomsbury the conference will be surround by a rich history of Culture, Innovation and Academia. The conference venue is a short walk from the British Museum, and there is easy access to the many Universities situated in London.

Surrounding the conference venue you will find many options for accommodation for all budgets, from hostels and student accommodation, to 5 star hotels.

The Conferences Gala dinner will be within the Victorian entertainment venue of Alexandra Palace, home of the world’s first public Television Broadcast. We look forward to welcoming you to PIMRC London 2020.

A conference driven by inclusion

PIMRC London 2020 will celebrate excellent science and engineering. To ensure the maximum amount of outstanding work is represented, we will champion an ethos of inclusivity.

A Chair for Inclusivity has been appointed responsible for events and securing funding to remove barriers that may prohibit members of the community from presenting research.

PIMRC London 2020 will offer 30 free student registrations with accommodation, 15 of these will be accompanied by a £750 grant to cover travel. These will be aimed at high-calibre candidates from countries classified by the UN as Least Developed or students facing financial difficulties. Further information will be made available in due course.


The foundation for PIMRC was a 1989 workshop on Mobile Communications organized by Professor Aghvami of King’s College London with the cooperation of the local IEEE Communication Society Chapter.

As General Co-Chairs of the 2020 symposium Professor Aghvami along with Professor Darwazeh of University College London welcome the conference back to London.

With around thirty technical papers, the 1989 workshop was considered a success for this new industry that was about to explode. In 1990, King’s College organized a similar successful conference under the name ISSSTA.

The first PIMRC, as an international symposium, also took place in King’s College, with joint sponsorship of the local IEEE Communication Society Chapter and close cooperation with BT laboratories. Dr Rowbotham, director of BT Labs, was the honorary chairman, Prof Aghvami was the organizer and the TPC chair while Dr Kato and Prof Pahlavan were the area coordinators in Far East and North America, respectively. The conference attracted around 200 participants and several prominent figures in the industry.

Since these early days the conference has continued to grow and has circulated around the globe, successfully attracting more papers and participants. The conference is now seen internationally as one of the major yearly landmarks for the field and brings together industry and academia alike.

PIMRC Chronology

PIMRC 1991 in London, UK
PIMRC 1992 in Boston, MA, USA
PIMRC 1993 in Yokohama, Japan
PIMRC 1994 in The Hague, Netherlands
PIMRC 1995 in Toronto, ON., Canada,
PIMRC 1996 in Taipei, Taiwan
PIMRC 1997 in Helsinki, Finland
PIMRC 1998 in Boston, MA, USA
PIMRC 1999 in Osaka, Japan
PIMRC 2000 in London, UK
PIMRC 2001 in San Diego, USA
PIMRC 2002 in Lisbon, Portugal
PIMRC 2003 in Beijing, China
PIMRC 2004 in Barcelona, Spain
PIMRC 2005 in Berlin, Germany
PIMRC 2006 in Helsinki, Finland
PIMRC 2007 in Athens, Greece
PIMRC 2008 in Cannes, France
PIMRC 2009 in Tokyo, Japan
PIMRC 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey
PIMRC 2011 in Toronto, Canada
PIMRC 2012 in Sydney, Australia
PIMRC 2013 in London, UK
PIMRC 2014 in Washington DC, USA
PIMRC 2015 in Hong Kong, China
PIMRC 2016 in Valencia, Spain
PIMRC 2017 in Montreal, Canada
PIMRC 2018 in Bologna, Italy
PIMRC 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey
PIMRC 2020 in London, UK

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