It is our pleasure to welcome to all of you to  the 22nd IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC). SPAWC, the flagship workshop of the Signal Processing for Wireless Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOM‐TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, aims to bring together researchers in signal processing, wireless communications, information theory, and optimization from both academia and industry.


SPAWC 2021 will be a fully-virtual conference.


A walk into How Marconi Gave Us the Wireless World


On Sept. 8, 1902, Guglielmo Marconi was looking at the Tuscan coast from the cruiser “Carlo Alberto” . While passing in front of Leghorn, Marconi expressed  his intention to build a powerful intercontinental station. The selected site was Coltano, a rural area between Lucca and Leghorn. The Coltano station was inaugurated by Marconi himself in 1911 with transmissions to Clifden (Ireland) and Glace Bay (Canada). SPAWC 2021 will be a great opportunity to learn more about this once worldwide renowned, but now completely forgotten, radio station.


The SPAWC 2021 Committee 

Lucca – The Walled City


Lucca is one of the cities most loved all of Tuscany, Italy. Throughout the years, this medieval city has maintained the characteristics of the small capital it has been almost up to the unification of Italy (1815 – 1871). The streets and piazzas of the historic center, the churches and buildings, and its overall urban layout show how smooth and uninterrupted its development has been over the centuries, providing an ideal setting for a medium-size workshop as SPAWC. Everyone says that when they travel, they want to see a “real, non-touristy” side. Then, come to Lucca!


The historic city is surrounded by fortifications, designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. Built in the 16th and 17th century, the walls are so broad that there is a road that loops around the top (about 4km), making it a comfortable walk and nice way to see more of the city.

Call for papers

Places of Interest

Travel information

Partner Journal

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Bronze Partner & Sponsor for Best Paper Award

Dear Colleagues,

Sadly, we have to inform you that SPAWC 2021 will be a fully virtual event, due to many circumstances.

The COVID-19 cases in Europe and Italy are increasing. In addition, the Green Pass’s rules for travelling and for participating at physical events are currently very uncertain. All this has clearly affected the number of colleagues who registered for the physical event.

We are very sorry for any trouble this may cause but, please, understand that this was a very painful decision.  

Of course, we will revert the physical author registrations into virtual author registrations and we will refund the difference of the registration fee.

We remain at your disposal for any information needed.

Luca Sanguinetti, General Chair

Emil Björnson and Osvaldo Simeone, Technical Program Chairs