IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2019 // Shanghai, China
Empowering Intelligent Communications

W24: Workshop on Millimeter-Wave Communications for 5G and B5G

W24: Workshop on Millimeter-Wave Communications for 5G and B5G

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Scope and Topics

Millimeter-wave communication has been widely accepted as an enabling technology for the fifth generation (5G) mobile communication system to meet the huge-capacity, high-reliability, and low-latency requirements in the 5G standardization. Meanwhile, aiming to provide better services than 5G (e.g., Tbps transmission rates), the study of beyond 5G (B5G) communication technologies has commenced, where high-frequency millimeter-wave communication will also play an important role. Millimeter-wave communications enjoy the advantages of huge available spectrum, high security, low interference, short wavelength, and easy configuration of massive antenna arrays. On the other hand, high-frequency wireless transmissions over millimeter-wave bands also confront challenges such as severe pathloss, high penetration loss, blockage effect, high Doppler shift, beam alignment overhead in the (high) mobility environments and serious non-ideal properties of devices. Therefore, millimeter-wave communications have to incorporate advanced techniques such as massive multi-input multi-output (MIMO), ultra-dense networks, cloud/fog computing etc., and call for new signal processing, computing, and networking methodologies to blossom in practice.

This workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers in an effort to identify and discuss the major technical challenges, recent breakthroughs, and new applications related to millimeter-wave communications for 5G and B5G. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Channel measurements and modelling of millimeter-wave communications
  • Channel capacity and network capacity analysis for millimeter-wave communications
  • MIMO and massive MIMO transmission techniques for millimeter-wave communications
  • Channel estimation and tracking methods for millimeter-wave communications
  • Novel waveform designs for millimeter-wave communications
  • Novel multiple access techniques for millimeter-wave communications
  • Ultra-dense networks for millimeter-wave communications
  • Cloud/Fog computing and caching for millimeter-wave communications
  • Heterogeneous networks for millimeter-wave communications
  • Wireless backhaul/fronthaul techniques based on millimeter-wave communications
  • Artificial intelligence methods for millimeter-wave communication systems/networks
  • Big data and IoT based on millimeter-wave communication systems/networks
  • Vehicular and UAV communications based on millimeter-wave communication techniques
  • Testbeds, experimental measurements, performance evaluation of millimeter-wave communications
  • Antenna and device designs for millimeter-wave communications
  • Incorporation of device-to-device, full duplex, cognitive radio, energy harvesting, network-slicing, network function virtualization, software defined networking, etc


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Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline:  25 January 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 22 February 2019
  • Camera-ready submission: 10 March 2019


  • Yongming Huang, School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
  • Jiaheng Wang, School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
  • Robert Schober, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany.


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