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

WS13: Holographic MIMO Communications

WS13: Holographic MIMO Communications

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Future wireless networks are expected to evolve toward an intelligent and reconfigurable paradigm enabling ubiquitous communications between humans and mobile devices. They will also be capable of sensing, controlling, and opti­mizing the wireless propagation environment to fulfill the visions of low-power, high-throughput, massively-connect­ed, and low-latency communications. Following recent breakthroughs on the fabrication of programmable metamaterials, holographic MIMO has received a great attention from the academia/industry based on its low cost, size, weight, and low power consumption hardware architectures that provide a transformative means for turning the wireless environment into a programmable smart platform.

This workshop aims to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry for discussions and technical presentations on fundamental and practically relevant questions related to the many challenges arising from the holographic MIMO communications paradigm. It will be composed of technical sessions, a panel session, invited talks, and a demo session. In line with such objectives, original contributions are solicited in topics of interest including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Physics- and electromagnetic-compliant modeling of holographic MIMO communications.

  • Experimental results and testbed implementations of holographic MIMO communications.

  • Communication-theoretic foundation of holographic MIMO.

  • Fundamental performance limits of holographic MIMO communications.

  • Physical-layer algorithms and protocol design of holographic MIMO communications.

  • AI-inspired control and orchestration of holographic MIMO communications.

  • Network architectures and transmission protocols for holographic MIMO communications.

  • Security and privacy issues of holographic MIMO communications.

  • Definition of use cases, application scenarios, network architectures, and techno-economic analyses.

  • Integration of state-of-art wireless technologies (e.g., small cells, full-duplex, mmWave communications, visible light communications, Internet of Things) with holographic MIMO communications.

  • Localization and sensing with holographic MIMO systems.

This workshop has been technically sponsored by the Special Interest Group (SIG) on REconFigurabLe Intelligent Surfaces for Signal Processing and Communications (REFLECTIONS) - Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Committee, by the ETI Machine Learning for Communications, by the EU H2020 RISE-6G Project (Grant #101017011), and by the China National Key R&D Program (Grant #2021YFA1000500).