Advances in Multiple-Antenna Systems for 6G Communications

Special Session on Advances in Multiple-Antenna Systems for 6G Communications

The historical evolution of mobile networks has witnessed a new generation about every 10 years. Since the first version of 5G New Radio with massive MIMO was standardized by 3GPP, and the corresponding commercial networks took place in 2018, now is the time to look for new technologies for 6G. It has been predicted that there will be a strong reliance of society on wireless communications, along with the emergence of disruptive applications (e.g. smart cities, autonomous vehicles, digital economy and agriculture, and e-health) in the near future. 6G will thus require even exceptionally high connectivity, super dense network, higher data rates, ultra-low latencies, better energy efficiency, high security, and wireless power transfer. Multiple antenna technologies, which have played critical roles in almost all recent wireless standards, will be key to meet these requirements. It has been envisioned that holographic massive MIMO, cell-free massive MIMO, large intelligent surfaces, new satellite, THz communications, machine learning and artificial intelligence-based techniques are potential technologies for 6G. These are very new technologies where number of issues and questions still need to be tackled before rolling-out them into practice.

The goal of this special session is to solicit the advanced technologies of MIMO systems with a vision of their potential evolvement towards 6G. This special session will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss potential use cases, open research problems, technical challenges, and solution methods in this context.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Cellular massive MIMO
  • Cell-free massive MIMO
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surface-based wireless communications
  • MIMO techniques for wireless federated learning
  • AI-based techniques, machine learning and deep learning for 6G MIMO networks
  • Massive MIMO for new satellite communication systems
  • MmWave and THz MIMO communications
  • Wireless power transfer and wirelessly powered communications
  • Backscatter communication systems
  • Ultra-reliable low latency MIMO communications
  • Ultra-dense MIMO networks
  • Machine-type communications
  • Physical-layer security for 6G MIMO networks
  • Resource allocation and performance analysis
  • MIMO channel modelling, testbeds, and experimental measurements
  • Network architectures and wireless transmission techniques
  • Mobile edge/fog computing
  • Latency-aware distributed learning and networked control

Session Co-Chairs: · Hien Quoc Ngo, Queen’s University Belfast, UK ( · Thanh Tung Vu, Queen’s University Belfast, UK ( · Marco Di Renzo, CNRS & Paris-Saclay University, France (

  • All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Microsoft Word (DOC) or Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables, and figures · All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template. · Submission link:
Important Dates:
  • Extended submissions Deadline: April 08th, 2022 - Feb 28th , 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: May 30th, 2022
  • Camera-ready: June 07th, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: June 10th, 2022
  • Conference Date: July 27th – 29th , 2022

All accepted papers will be published in the ICCE 2022 Conference Proceedings. Fully accepted papers will be forwarded to be published on IEEE Xplore®.