The Committee’s annual workshop, the long-running IEEE Communication Theory Workshop, takes place in late Spring. It typically consists of five single-track sessions of invited talks over a three-day period, along with Keynotes, Panels, a Poster Session, and lively networking events. The number of attendees is usually around 70 to 100.


Next Communication Theory Workshop
The 2022 Communication Theory Workshop will be held from May 29–June 1, 2022, in Marbella, Spain.

General Co-Chairs

  • Andrea Goldsmith (Princeton University, USA)
  • Juan M. Romero-Jerez (University of Málaga, Spain)

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Mohamed-Slim Alouini (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
  • F. Javier López-Martínez (University of Málaga, Spain)

Poster Co-Chairs

  • David Morales (University of Málaga, Spain)
  • Mahnoosh Alizadeh (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)

Future Workshops

  • The 2023 Communication Theory Workshop will be held in Hualien, Taiwan.
  • The 2024 Communication Theory Workshop will be held in Banff, Canada.

Proposals for the Communication Theory Workshop

We welcome proposals or preliminary ideas for organizing a CTW. Please reach out to the Steering Committee Chair or any member of the Steering Committee (see below) to discuss a proposal idea, and to get a simple proposal template and more information on how to develop a CTW proposal.
(The charter for the CTW Steering Committee can be found here.)


CTW Steering Committee Members:

• Angel Lozano, 2019-present, Chair 2020-2022
• Ubli Mitra, Vice Chair, 2021-present
• Robert Heath, 2020-present

Previous CTW Steering Committee Members:

• Petar Popovski, Alborg University, 2020
• Stephen Hanly, Macquarie University, 2018-2021
• Michael Honig, Northwestern University, 2017-2020, Chair 2018-2019
• David Gesbert, EURECOM, 2016-2019
• Leszek Szczecinski INRS, University of Quebec, 2015-2017
• Jeffrey Andrews, University of Texas at Austin, 2013-2018, Founding Chair 2013-2017



Past Communication Theory Workshops 

General Co-Chairs

50th CTW, Marbella, Spain
(May 29–June 1, 2022)

Andrea Goldsmith
Princeton University, USA
Juan M. Romero-Jerez
University of Málaga, Spain

49th CTW, Virtual Event 
(June 1–3, 2021)
(Postponed from 2020)

Julian Cheng
University of British Columbia – Okanagan, Canada
Andrew Eckford
York University, Canada

48th CTW, Selfoss, Iceland 
(May 26–29, 2019)

Petar Popovski
Aalborg University, Denmark

47th CTW, Miramar Beach, Florida, USA 
(14–16 May 2018)

David J. Love
Purdue University, USA
Erik Perrins
University of Kansas, USA

46th CTW, Natadola Bay, Fiji  
(June 11-14, 2017)

Stephen Hanly
Macquarie University, Australia

45th CTW, Nafplio, Greece 
(May 15–18, 2016)

Marios Kountouris

44th CTW, Dana Point, California, USA 
(May 10–13, 2015)

Hamid Jafarkhani
University of California, Irvine

43rd CTW, Willemstad, Curaçao 
(May 25–28, 2014)

Leszek Szczecinski
INRS-EMT, Canada

42nd CTW, Phuket, Thailand 
(June 23–26, 2013)

David Gesbert

41st CTW, Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii, USA 
(May 14–16, 2012)

Randall Berry and Michael Honig
Northwestern University, USA

40th CTW, Sitges, Spain 
(June 20–22, 2011)

Markku Juntti
University of Oulu, Finland

39th CTW, Cancun, Mexico 
(May 10–12, 2010)

Jeff Andrews
The University of Texas at Austin, USA


38th CTW, Napa Valley, California, USA 
(May 10–13, 2009)

Michael Rice
Brigham Young University, USA

37th CTW, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands 
(May 11–14, 2008)

Robert W. Heath Jr.
The University of Texas at Austin, USA

36th CTW, Sedona, Arizona, USA 
(May 20–23, 2007)

Junshan Zhang
University of California Davis, USA

35th CTW, Dorado, Puerto Rico 
(May 21–24, 2006)

Behnaam Aazhang
Rice University, USA

34th CTW, Park City, Utah, USA (June 12–15, 2005)

Christian Schlegel
University of Alberta, Canada

33rd CTW, Capri, Italy 
(May 5–8, 2004)

Sergio Benedetto
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

32nd CTW, Superstition Springs, Arizona, USA 
(April 6–9, 2003)

William E. Ryan
Zeta Associates, USA
Bane Vasic
University of Arizona, USA

31st CTW, Sundial Resort, Florida, USA 
(May 19–22, 2002)

Gordon L. Stuber and Steven W. McLaughlin
Georgia Tech, USA

30th CTW, La Casa Del Zorro Dessert Resort, California, USA 
(April 29–May 2, 2001)

Scott L. Miller and Costas N. Georghiades
Texas A&M University, USA

29th CTW, Grenelefe Resort, Florida, USA 
(May 7–10, 2000)

Donald Schilling
Expert in Wireless Communications, USA
Raymond Pickholtz
The George Washington University, USA
K. Dominiak

28th CTW, Aptos, California, USA 
(May 23–26, 1999)

C. Robertson
Andrea Goldsmith
Princeton University, USA
Leonard Cimini
University of Delaware, USA

27th CTW, Captiva Island, Florida, USA
(May 3–6, 1998)

Scott L. Miller
Texas A&M University, USA
Jack Winters
Jack Winters Communications, USA
K. Dominiak

26th CTW, Tucson, Arizona, USA 
(April 27–30, 1997)

C. Robertson
Andreas Polydoros
University of Athens, Greece
Paul Kakaes
Cosmos Communications Consulting, USA