Conference rankings are determined by a mix of indicators, including citation rates, paper submission and acceptance rates, and the visibility and research track record of the key people hosting the conference and managing its technical program. The only accurate ranking to be identified so far is the Scopus Journal Ranking (SJR) that enables the use of cited reference searching to see the full impact of conferences.

The figure of merit and chief among all assessment criteria considered for conferences ranking is the SJR metric. The latter is a compound indicator that combines others such as total citations per document, external ones versus self-citations, international collaboration, etc.

Below, we report on the SJR metric, compiled so far until 2015, for both PIMRC and some other flagship conferences sharing the same main theme of research on wireless and mobile communications. Here, we cover the four more recent years, i.e., from 2012 to 2015. Over the same period, we also report on two other compelling indicators, namely the total and external cites per document (i.e., published conference paper).




Our investigation leaves no doubt that PIMRC lives up to its promise and reputation of being one of the premier conferences in the wireless research arena and of standing as one of IEEE ComSoc’s flagship conferences in telecom. Indeed, PIMRC has been scoring relatively high so far based on all indicators. And it has been actually ranking overall among the top-three if not the first according to the most important composite SJR metric.

The Wireless Lab

2 April 2017

Source: Scimago Journal & Country Rank