Important Dates


Paper Submission Deadline: 14th Feb 2021
28th Feb 2021
07th Mar 2021 (Final deadline)
Notification of acceptance: 10th May 2021
Final Manuscript Due: 25th May - 15th June 2021























Pre-Conference Information



About the Conference

The National Conference on Communications (NCC) is arguably the most important national conference today in the area of communications, signal processing and networks. The National Conference on Communications is India's premier annual conference organized by the Joint Telematics Group (JTG) consisting of IITs and IISc. The JTG is a coordinating body whose main role is to facilitate the conduct of the annual conference and closer interaction of academia, industry and government in the broad area of communications.

In a span of little more than two decades, the conference has acquired substantial recognition and is now widely known in many countries overseas. NCC 2021, the 27th edition of NCC, will be held at online for the first time jointly organized by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.

Topics of Interest:

The conference invites original research contributions in the following and other related areas:


  • Communication theory and systems
  • Information theory
  • Coding theory
  • Wireless communications
  • RF and microwave communications
  • Satellite and space communications
  • Optical communications
  • Cognitive radio
  • Energy harvesting and green communications
  • Machine learning for communications
  • 5G and beyond communication systems
  • Edge communications
  • Quantum communications & computing
  • Molecular communications


  • 5G / next-generation networks
  • Wireless and wireline networks
  • Optical networks and systems
  • Sensor and ad hoc networks
  • Complex networks
  • Cyber-physical systems/IoT
  • Biological networks
  • Social networks
  • Decentralized trust networks
  • Data center and cloud networks
  • Networks and services management
  • Performance analysis

Signal Processing

  • Signal processing for communications
  • Image and video signal processing
  • Multimedia applications
  • DSP algorithms and architectures
  • Signal processing for big data
  • Speech and audio processing
  • Computer vision
  • Information Forensics & Security
  • Biomedical applications
  • Language identification
  • Machine learning, pattern analysis, and classification
  • Remote Sensing and Signal Processing
  • High dimensional signal processing
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Sparse signal processing
  • Graph signal processing
  • Financial signal processing
  • Applications in astronomy/astrophysics