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W3: Beyond Massive MIMO – What is next? - VTC2021-Fall

W3: Beyond Massive MIMO – What is next?

Workshop Organizer: Luca Sanguinetti, University of Pisa, Italy
Workshop Organizer: Merouane Debbah, Technology Innovation Institute, Abu Dhabi

Abstract: Multiple antenna technologies have attracted much research interest for several decades and have gradually made their way into mainstream communication systems. The latest instantiation of multiple antenna technologies is Massive MIMO, which became a reality in 5G. In a few years, Massive MIMO with fully digital transceivers will be a mainstream feature at both sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequencies. However, this is not the end of the multiple antenna technologies development, but only the end of the beginning. As access to wireless connectivity becomes critical in our everyday lives, our expectations of ubiquitous coverage and service quality continue to grow. It is thus time for the research community to look for new multiple antenna technologies to meet the immensely higher data rate, reliability, and traffic demands in the beyond 5G era. Radically new approaches are required to achieve orders-of-magnitude improvements in these metrics. There will be large technical challenges, many of which are yet to be identified.
This workshop aims at bringing the researchers and practitioners interested in multiple antenna technologies together to address the topic, present their novel solutions, and discuss technical challenges. The authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work.

Keynotes Presentations:
Wave Control for Wireless Communications 
Mathias Fink, ESPCI Paris, PSL University, FR

Toward Ever Greater Spectral Efficiency: Research Directions that Might Deliver
Thomas L. Marzetta, New York University, USA

For additional information: W3 CfPs

Luca Sanguinetti Bio: Prof. Luca Sanguinetti received the Laurea Telecommunications Engineer degree (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. In 2004, he was a visiting Ph.D. student with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. From June 2007 to June 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Associate with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton. From July 2013 to October 2017, he was with the Large Systems and Networks Group (LANEAS), CentraleSupélec, France. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, University of Pisa. He has coauthored two textbooks: “Massive MIMO Networks: Spectral, Energy, and Hardware Efficiency’’ (2017) and “Foundations of User-centric Cell-free Massive MIMO’’ (2020). His expertise and general interests span the areas of communications and signal processing.,Dr. Sanguinetti received the Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2018, and coauthored a paper that received the Young Best Paper Award from the ComSoc/VTS Italy Section. He was the co-recipient of two best conference paper awards: IEEE WCNC 2013 and IEEE WCNC 2014. He was the recipient of the FP7 Marie Curie IEF 2013 Dense deployments for green cellular networks. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless communications and IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and as Lead Guest Editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications Special Issue on “Game Theory for Networks” and as an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications (series on Green Communications and Networking). He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and is a member of the Executive Editorial Committee of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He served as the Exhibit Chair of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing and as the General Co-Chair of the 2016 Tyrrhenian Workshop on 5G&Beyond. He also served as a Technical Co-Chair of European Wireless 2018, and as Special Session Chair of ISWCS18. He’s the general chair of SPAWC 2021 (Lucca, June 2021), and also the executive vice-chair of ICC 2023 (Rome, May 2023). He is an IEEE Senior Member.

Merouane Debbah Bio: Prof. Merouane Debbah received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, France. He was with Motorola Labs, Saclay, France, from 1999 to 2002, and also with the Vienna Research Center for Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria, until 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he was an Assistant Professor with the Mobile Communications Department, Institut Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France. In 2007, he was appointed Full Professor at CentraleSupelec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. From 2007 to 2014, he was the Director of the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio. Since 2014, he has been Vice-President of the Huawei France Research Center. He is jointly the director of the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab as well as the director of the Lagrange Mathematical and Computing Research Center. He has managed 8 EU projects and more than 24 national and international projects. His research interests lie in fundamental mathematics, algorithms, statistics, information, and communication sciences research. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Eurasip Fellow, a WWRF Fellow, and a Membre émérite SEE. He was a recipient of the ERC Grant MORE (Advanced Mathematical Tools for Complex Network Engineering) from 2012 to 2017. He was a recipient of the Mario Boella Award in 2005, the IEEE Glavieux Prize Award in 2011, the Qualcomm Innovation Prize Award in 2012, the 2019 IEEE Radio Communications Committee Technical Recognition Award and the 2020 SEE Blondel Medal. He received more than 20 best paper awards, among which the 2007 IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award, the Wi-Opt 2009 Best Paper Award, the 2010 Newcom++ Best Paper Award, the WUN CogCom Best Paper 2012 and 2013 Award, the 2014 WCNC Best Paper Award, the 2015 ICC Best Paper Award, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award, the 2016 European Wireless Best Paper Award, the 2017 Eurasip Best Paper Award, the 2018 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award, the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award and the Valuetools 2007, Valuetools 2008, CrownCom 2009, Valuetools 2012, SAM 2014, and 2017 IEEE Sweden VT-COM-IT Joint Chapter best student paper awards. He is an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the journal Random Matrix: Theory and Applications. He was an Associate Area Editor and Senior Area Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING from 2011 to 2013 and from 2013 to 2014, respectively. From 2021 to 2022, he serves as an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Industry Speaker.

Workshop Program

Part 1 – Opening / Welcome

Part 2 – Technical Paper – Channel Estimation for Massive MIMO Systems with Lens Antenna Array via Sparse Bayesian Learning

Part 3 – Technical Paper – Efficient Power Allocation for MIMO CR-NOMA Networks

Part 4 – Technical Paper – Fundamental Limits of Wave Control in Smart Environment

Part 5 – Technical Paper – Knowledge-distillation-aided Lightweight Neural Network for Massive MIMO CSI Feedback

Part 6 – Technical Paper – Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface for 5G NR Uplink Coverage Enhancement

Part 7 – Closing Remarks