The IEEE World Forum on Public Safety Technology (WF-PST), is set to foster engagement and dialog among researchers and practitioners on addressing current and future needs and improving current and emerging technologies for public safety applications. Consideration will also be given to identifying the need for new technologies that could be used for public safety applications.  Pr
oposal submission opportunities are now closed.

Original, innovative, and high-quality papers will be presented on the following technical topics of interest (not limited to topics under the tracks listed below):



Recent Results

Call for Papers Topics of Interest 

Public Safety in Communication and Networking [SUBMIT HERE]
Co-Chairs: Wael Jaafar, Kapal Dev, Aryan Kaushik

  • Non terrestrial networks for public safety
  • RIS/holographic MIMO aided communications for public safety
  • Integrated sensing and communications for public safety
  • Wireless backhaul, integrated access and backhaul for public safety
  • High frequency MmWave, THz channel modeling for public safety applications
  • Police communications and applications
  • Next Generation Multiple Access Schemes and Interference management for public safety
  • Localization and tracking in public safety

Public Safety in Transportation [SUBMIT HERE]
Co-Chairs: Jinwei Liu, Abdellah Chehri, Mona Jaber

  • V2V, V2X vehicular networking for public safety applications
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Intelligent transport monitoring systems
  • Intelligent traffic management for traffic safety
  • Risk assessment of autonomous transport systems
  • Networking alarm systems for vehicle anti-theft

Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, and IoT for Public Safety [SUBMIT HERE]
Co-Chairs: Alireza Ghasempour, Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad

  • Mobile edge computing and cloud computing for public safety
  • RFID technology and applications in public safety
  • Internet of Things (IOT) technology and application
  • Internet of Intelligent Things (IoIT), Internet of Space Things (IoST) for public safety
  • Emergency rescue system
  • Public safety applications

Public Safety in Blockchain and Forensics [SUBMIT HERE]
Co-Chairs: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Jes Kiran, Syed Afser

  • Blockchain for forensics
  • Digital forensics
  • Anti-counterfeiting technology and application
  • Biometrical identification technology
  • Anomaly detection and fraud detection

Security, Privacy and Trust [SUBMIT HERE]
Co-Chairs: Tariq Umer, Eman Hammad

  • Security systems for community safety protection
  • Security alarming systems
  • Access control systems
  • Information safety and protection
  • Cybersecurity and privacy of public safety
  • Credibility of online content
  • Misinformation/disinformation and misbehavior analysis and detection
  • Security, privacy and trust and issues in social networks

Track 6: AI/ML, Smart Algorithms, and Intelligent Systems for Public Safety [SUBMIT HERE]
Co-Chairs: Moussa Ayyash, Jian Tao

  • AI, machine learning and federated learning based public safety technologies
  • Building intelligence and automation systems
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence security
  • Safety systems and networks for avoiding environmental disasters
  • Case studies of Public Safety systems
  • Experiences and best practices in implementing public safety systems
  • Experimentation and testbed findings for public safety systems

Health and Wellness of Public Safety Personnel [SUBMIT HERE]
Co-Chairs: Evangelos Markakis

  • Wearables for extreme climates
  • Real-time monitoring of public safety personnel
  • Resilience assessment and development
  • Mental health apps

Important Dates:

  • Technical Track Paper Submission FINAL Deadline: 18 December 2023 (extended, firm)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 29 January 2024
  • Camera-ready Version: 25 March 2024

Paper Publication Guidelines

Conference papers that are accepted and presented at the conference will be published in IEEE Xplore. All submissions are to follow the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings template to aid with reviews and publishing. Papers are requested to be 5-6 pages in length, in English. Papers of length up to 8 pages will be accepted for an additional fee.

To be published in the 2024 WF-PST Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference, and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless granted permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Other options, such as on-demand recordings or virtual presentations for those who are not able to travel, are being decided on a case-by-case basis.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI)–generated text in an article shall be disclosed in the acknowledgements section of any paper submitted to an IEEE Conference or Periodical. The sections of the paper that use AI-generated text shall have a citation to the AI system used to generate the text.

Please visit the IEEE Author Center Conference Author Submission Policies  for IEEE Publishing Guidelines and Principles.

IMPORTANT IEEE POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT: The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its removal from IEEE Explore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE will take action against any author who engages in either practice. Follow these links to learn more:

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