Future Networks 1st Massive MIMO Workshop

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8-10 November 2021 | Free & Virtual

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The IEEE Future Networks Massive MIMO Workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, as well as technology decision-makers to form a vision on the use of multi-antenna and related techniques in wireless communications over the upcoming decade and beyond. The focus of the Workshop will be on latest developments in Massive MIMO challenges and opportunities—from fundamental research, experimental results, system architecture, to industry applications.

Keynote Speakers

Thomas Marzetta Profile
  Prof. Thomas Marzetta  
Emil Bjornson Profile
  Prof. Emil Björnson  
(KTH & LIU) 
Josep Jornet Profile
  Prof. Josep Jornet  
Eko Onggosanusi Profile
 Dr. Eko Onggosanusi
Rodrigo de Lamare Profile 
 Prof. Rodrigo de Lamare  


Call for Speaker Proposals
Submit your speaking proposals on EDAS here.
If you do not have an EDAS account, create one here.
Extended Deadline: 17 September 2021
A regular presentation is 20–25 minutes, followed by about 3 minutes for questions and answers.
Each proposal (maximum 2 pages) must include:

  • Title and abstract
  • A short biography (no more than 200 words) of each speaker
  • Description of the motivation, challenges and/or opportunities, relevance, and timeliness of the proposed presentation
  • Email of the contact person(s)

Why Present at the Massive MIMO Workshop?

  • The Workshop provides a platform for academics and industry participants to timely discuss breakthrough research, future directions, and lessons learned about topics that are relevant to Massive MIMO.
  • Being under the IEEE Future Networks initiative, the Workshop is promoted within and beyond the IEEE community and reaches a worldwide audience. Future Networks workshops, seminars, podcasts, and white papers have thousands of total attendance/views.
  • Streamlined proposal submission (max 2 pages) process to engage the 5G and beyond community as soon as researchers can provide solutions that impact system requirements and practitioners who can provide feedback on fundamental concepts.
  • The format of the Massive MIMO Workshop emphasizes the need to create an environment for speedy discussions and dialogues to maximize interactions for both the presenters and the audience.
  • Being the first time the Workshop is held, you will help shape the direction and the focus of the future Massive MIMO Workshops in the coming years.

Topics of Interest
The Massive MIMO Workshop seeks speaker presentation proposals in the following topical areas. The topics below are not meant to be exhaustive. The Workshop welcomes proposals on related topics or other topics of interest to the Massive MIMO community.

  • Cell-free Massive MIMO
  • Single user Massive MIMO
  • Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) for Future Wireless Communications
  • Signal processing, detection, and energy efficiency
  • Massive MIMO joint radar-communications
  • THz-band Ultra Massive MIMO (UM-MIMO)
  • Massive MIMO visible light communication (VLC)
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based base stations
  • Open radio access network (RAN) Massive MIMO
  • Coordinated Massive MIMO and RAN orchestration
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for Massive MIMO
  • 5G/6G Cellular Systems and Heterogeneous Networks
  • 6G Ultra Massive MIMO Beamforming architectures
  • Massive MIMO measurement results and commercial deployment case studies

Organizing Committees

Workshop General Co-Chairs

Webert Montlouis   Johns Hopkins University
Kumar Vijay Mishra   United States Army Research Laboratory
Chris Ng   Blue Danube Systems

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

Kasturi Vasudevan   IIT KANPUR
Yiming Huo   University of Victoria
Nasir Hussain   Samsung Electronics America
Dauda Ayanda   University of KwaZulu-Natal

Publicity Co-Chairs

Yiming Huo   University of Victoria
Nasir Hussain   Samsung Electronics America

Session Chairs

Kumar Vijay Mishra   United States Army Research Laboratory
Yiming Huo   University of Victoria


Contact Persons
Please direct any questions or comments to the 1st Massive MIMO Workshop contact persons below.

Webert Montlouis   Johns Hopkins University   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Kumar Vijay Mishra   United States Army Research Laboratory   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chris Ng  Blue Danube Systems  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.