IEEE Global Communications Conference
4–8 December 2022 // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications

WS08: Emerging Topics in 6G Communications

WS08: Emerging Topics in 6G Communications

5G networks and devices are now a reality with wide deployment and spread among population, but the demand for more data rate is still booming, and will soon need for a newer generation for wireless/cellular communication, the 6G. It will be a new standard that not only provides huge data rate (+1Tbps) and extremely low delay (0.1ms), but also will enable the “hyper-connected” paradigm that will connect users and things. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play a major role within 6G, and thus more computation and communication resources will be consumed, where their optimization is a must.

6G communications will bring new challenges due to their sensitivity to scenario conditions, thereby requiring highly adaptive techniques that will adapt extremely fast, in order to guarantee a delay less than 100 microseconds. Spectrum and resources management will be crucial within 6G in order to account for the extremely heterogeneous scenario. The networks complexity will also be unprecedented, due to the very diverse applications such as ultra‐low latency requirements for critical vehicle communication, the growing demand of high positioning accuracy for location‐based services, and dense heterogeneous architectures. Several emerging topics are encountered within 6G and this workshop will focus on such emerging topics, and potential solutions will be presented. Researchers and engineers from academia and industry are invited to submit their recent research results and innovations.


We seek original work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- AI applications for 6G.
- Novel signal processing techniques for 6G.
- Smart Antenna schemes for 6G.
- 6G communications at the Terahertz band.
- Advanced Full Duplex strategies for 6G.
- Meta-surfaces implementation at 6G.
- New Quality of Service (QoS) metrics for 6G.
- Multiple Access schemes suitable to 6G.
- Dynamic spectrum access/sharing at 6G band.
- New network architectures in 6G.
- Self-organizing 6G-enabled IoT. 
- Interference management at 6G.
- New security concepts within 6G. 
- 6G Testbeds and Applications.
- Spectrum regulatory for 6G bands.


Confirmed Keynote Speaker

Prof. Eric G. Larsson, Linköping University, "How will future MIMO technologies play an important role in 6G"

Dr. Li Tian, ZTE Corporation, "Continuation of the wireless innovation paradigm towards 6G"


Important Dates
Paper submission deadline [Extended]: August 7, 2022
Notification of acceptance: Sept. 1, 2022
Camera-ready papers: Oct 1, 2022


Submission Link


Workshop Chairs

  • Richie Leo, ZTE Corporation, China
  • Nizar Zorba, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Octavia A. Dobre, Memorial University, Canada
  • Ana Garcia Armada, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Wei Zhang, The University of New South Wales, Australia

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