International Workshop on Emerging MIMO Technologies with 2D Antenna Array for 4G LTE-Advanced and 5G (E-MIMO)

In conjunction with ICNC 2015, Monday, February 16th 2015, Anaheim, CA, USA

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Workshop Chairs

Juho Lee, Samsung Electronics, Korea

Lingjia Liu, University of Kansas, USA

Technical Program Chairs

Arunabha Ghosh, AT&T Labs, USA
Chan-Byoung Chae, Yonsei University, Korea
Jingxian Wu, University of Arkansas, USA

Plenary Speakers

Akbar Sayeed, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA

Amitava Ghosh, Nokia Networks

Technical Program Committee

Aris Papasakellariou, Samsung, USA

Yongjun Kwak, Samsung Electronics, Korea

Bangwon Seo, Kongju National University, Korea

David Mazzarese, Huawei, China

Hai Lin, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Huang Lou, Qualcomm Inc., USA

Sanjay Karmakar, North Dakota State University, USA

Liang Hong, Tennessee State University, USA

Jing Yang, University of Arkansas, USA

Qinghe Du, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, China

Yige Wang, South China University of Technology, China

Kaushik Josiam, Samsung, USA

Meilong Jiang, InterDigital, USA

Hongxiang Li, University of Louisville, USA

Yan Li, University of Kansas, USA

Jong-Seok Lee, Yonsei University, Korea

Kaibin Huang, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Hongseok Kim, Sogang University, Korea

Insoo Hwang, Qualcomm Inc., USA

Kien Trung, MIMO Wireless Inc., USA

Ramya Bhagavatula, Assia Inc., USA

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission:

    31 July 2014

Acceptance Notification:

30 September 2014

Camera-Ready Submission:

20 October 2014


16 February 2015

Call for papers

The wireless cellular network has been one of the most successful communications technologies of the last three decades. The advent of smart phones and tablets over the past several years has resulted in an explosive growth of data traffic over the cellular network not seen in previous generations. In response to the increase in wireless data traffic, the mobile industry has put much effort for providing cutting-edge techniques to improve spectral efficiency and user experience. 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), which is the leading standard forum for mobile communications, developed multiple input multiple output (MIMO), carrier aggregation (CA), and coordinated multi-point transmission/reception (CoMP) in LTE and LTE-Advanced standards. CA simultaneously utilizes multiple carrier frequencies to enhance peak data rate and networks load balancing capability but requires the use of large frequency resource. CoMP relies on coordination between multiple transmission and reception points to enhance UE performance at cell edges but requires a very capable backhaul connection for inter-site coordination. Although each of these techniques represents a major step forward in improving system performance, further developments of new technologies are required to meet an exponentially growing demand for wireless data traffic.

MIMO with large number of antennas placed in 2D array at the base station transmitter called e.g. Full Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO) or 3D MIMO has recently been getting much attention as a promising technology to provide significant system capacity improvement for the LTE-Advanced by utilizing 3D MIMO channel. Use of 2D antenna array would make it possible to utilize elevation domain in addition to azimuth domain in beamforming operation. Large number of antenna elements would improve the capability of shaping a narrow beam resulting in possibility of enhanced multiuser MIMO operation.

As the fourth generation (4G), namely LTE-Advanced, becomes great commercial success, the research community and mobile industry are now looking into future 5G technologies. Among emerging technologies is to provide ultra wideband communication at mmWave bands, in which 2D antenna array with large number of antenna elements would play an important role to provide required coverage and performance.

This workshop aims to bring together leading researchers in both academia and industry to share their views on and to identify the emerging concepts and technologies for MIMO with a large number of antennas in a path to 5G.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

o   Higher order massive MIMO for existing cellular frequency bands

o   3D channel model

o   Active antenna systems

o   Multiuser MIMO

o   Beamforming

o   Feedback required to support massive MIMO operation

o   Higher order massive MIMO for mmWave bands

o   mmWave MIMO channel model

o   Feasibility studies

o   System design aspects


Papers should be submitted using EDAS (

Authors should follow the IEEE guidelines that apply to all ICNC 2015 submissions when preparing their contributions.