IEEE Global Communications Conference
8–10 December 2020 // In-person (Taipei, Taiwan)
7-11 December 2020 // Virtual
Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence

WS-17: Workshop on High Capacity Wireless Communications (HCWC)

WS-17: Workshop on High Capacity Wireless Communications (HCWC)

Scope and topics of the Workshop

At this point, 5G is already commercialized and mobile traffic is expected to increase further. The demand for large-capacity wireless transmission will continue to grow as 5G accelerates usage of wireless communications in all sorts of fields including connected cars, virtual-reality/augmented-reality (VR/AR), and high-definition video transmission. Considering such mobile traffic growth trend, it is expected several hundred gigabit-class to terabit-class wireless transmission is necessary to support demand for wireless communications in the 2030s.

Looking ahead to the potential after 5G when various types of wireless usage are becoming mature, capacity of base stations should be large enough to accommodate these diversely increasing traffic. In addition, if the usage of network is diversified and parts of links between base stations become wirelessly connected, increasing the capacity of wireless communication including both point-to-point link and point-to-multipoint link also becomes essential. In the previous workshop, we revisited the point-to-point wireless communication with focus on the realization of high capacity. In this workshop, we expand the scope to include both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications that achieve “high capacity” to actively cope with new challenges and demands toward 5G evolution and 6G. The scope includes various perspectives such as potential applications, system consideration, and/or wireless transmission technologies. In application and system perspectives, realization of high capacity wireless fronthaul/backhaul as well as integrated access and backhaul might be examples. In wireless transmission technologies perspective, recent promising technologies such as OAM wireless multiplexing and others might be considered. Of course, other related topics are included in the scope.

This workshop is expected to be held with the discussion of the state-of-the-art research to explore the all of academic and industrial interests of high capacity wireless communications toward 5G evolution and 6G including usage scenarios, system design, and/or vision on high capacity wireless communications. To ensure complete coverage of the advances in this field, this workshop calls for original contributions in, but not limited to, the following topical areas:

- Vision and expectation for 5G Evolution and 6G
- Usage scenarios of high capacity point-to-point wireless communications
- Wireless fronthaul, backhaul, integrated access and backhaul
- OAM multiplexing wireless communications
- mmWave and THz wireless communications
- Line of sight MIMO wireless communications
- Optical wireless communications, free space communications
- Hybrid optical and wireless communications
- Vortex radio and device technologies
- Proof of concept experiments
- Other related works


Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 14 August 2020
Paper Acceptance Notification: 15 September 2020
Camera-Ready: 1 October 2020