IEEE Military Communications Conference
30 October – 3 November 2023 // Boston, MA, USA
Communications Supporting Military Operations in a Contested Environment


Authors are requested to submit their paper by selecting one of the listed tracks below only for consideration in the unrestricted technical program. 


MILCOM 2023 solicits technical papers and proposals for tutorials and panels on current and emerging topics applicable to all facets of military communications. We encourage professionals in industry, academia, and government worldwide to contribute and participate. The general forum will be open to all participants and accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. The Restricted Access Program will support Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) materials in addition to a Classified Program for content up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).


Unclassified Technical Program

The unclassified technical program provides a venue for papers and presentations that do not include ITAR-sensitive, CUI, classified, or proprietary information. EDAS will be used for all unclassified paper submissions. MILCOM 2023 welcomes submissions from researchers, inventors, and technology leaders from government, U.S. and coalition military services, industry, research laboratories, and universities. Papers with a strong emphasis on U.S. military operations should be submitted to the restricted or classified sessions. The following technical five tracks have been established for paper submission:


The restricted access and classified technical programs provide avenues for papers, panels, and workshops that contain CUI or classified content (up to TS/SCI), respectively. Attendance, participation, and paper authorship will be limited to US Citizens holding the appropriate levels of security clearance. Topics of highest interest include protected and resilient communications, JADC2, Nuclear Command, Control & Communications (NC3), DoD network architectures, future generation wireless technology, space systems including commercial non-geo stationary systems, cyber systems, and multi-function systems/technology. Classified correspondence can be coordinated as required. Please email the program restricted chairs directly for ideas and submission instruction at


MILCOM 2023 solicits proposals for unclassified half-day tutorials and one-to two-hour panels. Relevant topics include state-of-the-art communications and networking technologies, cyber, coalition communications, and innovative techniques for affordable communication systems and acquisition strategies. Proposals for tutorials and panels should be submitted to tutorial & panel chairs.;


In addition to exciting technical tracks, tutorials, industry panels and exhibitions, MILCOM 2023 solicits proposals for a series of half and full-day workshops. The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize focused mission and domain topics that are not specifically covered in the main tracks, facilitating a deeper discussion within a very specific domain. Each workshop may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, keynotes and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussion. Proposals and ideas for workshops should be submitted to

All submissions should be written in English with draft papers up to six (6) printed pages in length, two-column, single-spaced with 10-point font on US Letter paper. Final papers that exceed six (6) pages will be assessed a per-page over-length charge of $150/page, up to a maximum of eight (8) total pages. Please check the manuscript requirements for further details.

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