International Workshop on Emerging MIMO Technology on Massive MIMO Antenna System

(E-MIMO 2016)

To be held in conjunction with IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 2016

15 - 18 May, Nanjing, China


Aim of the Workshop

The exponential growth of mobile broadband communication is expected to result in a spectral efficiency requirement in the range of hundreds of bits per second in future 5G wireless systems. To meet such high data rate requirement, massive MIMO with a very large number of active antennas is expected to play a critical role. As opposed to traditional passive MIMO system where antenna components are arranged as a 1-D array that can only steer the beam direction in the horizontal domain, massive MIMO arrays are often designed as a 2-D planar array, which can flexibly adjust the beam waveform and steering angles in both horizontal and vertical domains. This extra degree of beam steering capability, together with increased array gain, opens a new horizon for advanced beamforming technologies in future 5G systems. For future 5G scenarios with data bandwidth of several GHz and carrier frequency in the range of millimeter wave range, massive MIMO system is expected to be even more promising due to the reduced wavelength and antenna array size. It is widely acknowledged that massive MIMO will be an essential driver for satisfying the spectral efficiency requirement of future 5G communication systems, especially in the 6 – 100GHz spectrum.

The performance potential of massive MIMO, however, comes at the expense of increased system design challenges including reference signal, channel quantization and feedback, power consumption, as well as hardware complexity. To address these challenges, the goal of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers in both academia and industry to share their views on these issues, discuss recent progress in both theoretical and implementation aspects, and identify promising concepts and technologies that enable successful rollout of massive MIMO as a path toward the future 5G society.

Topics of interests

Submissions of original research results on topics including, but not limited to, the following areas are encouraged.
  • Theoretical results for massive MIMO

  • 3D MIMO spatial channel model

  • Multiuser MIMO

  • Higher-order MIMO

  • Beamforming

  • Pilot design for massive MIMO

  • Quantization and channel feedback for massive MIMO

  • Codebook design

  • Scheduling and link adaption

  • Initial cell search and association

  • Inter-cell coordination

  • Enhancement in radio-resource management (RRM)

  • Massive MIMO for existing cellular frequency bands

  • Millimeter wave bands massive MIMO channel model

  • Millimeter wave bands beamforming feasibility and performance

  • Performance evaluation

  • Antenna calibration and channel reciprocity

  • Prototyping and field-test results

  • Submission Guidelines

    E-MIMO 2016 accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers in the area of future wireless communications and network planning and optimization. Submissions must include an abstract, five to ten keywords, the e-mail address of the corresponding author and should not exceed 6 pages, including tables and figures (up to two extra pages at additional cost) in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font).

    The proceedings of the workshops program will be published as the VTC2016-Spring main conference, and will be also included by IEEE Digital Library.

    Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the work. Submissions will be conducted electronically on the conference website:

    Important Dates (to be confirmed)

    Paper submission due: January 10, 2016
    Author notification: February 10, 2016
    Camera-ready due: March 10, 2016

  • Workshop General Chair

  • Dr. Yingmin Wang, China Academy of Telecommunications Technology

  • Workshop General Co-Chair

  • Prof. David J. Love, Purdue University, USA

  • Workshop TPC Chair

  • Dr. Runhua Chen, China Academy of Telecommunications Technology

  • Workshop TPC Co-Chair

  • Prof. Lingjia Liu, University of Kansas

  • Contact Information

    Dr. Runhua Chen
    Wireless Mobile Innovation Center
    China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Tel: +1-972-567-8805