IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
5–8 September 2023 // Toronto, ON, Canada

WS 04 – Electromagnetic Information Theory

Day: Tuesday, 05 September
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Room:  Harbour C

Tentative Detailed Program below:

Dr. Doohwan Lee (NTT, Japan)

(Keynote #1) – Research and Standardization at ETSI on 6G Candidate Technologies     
Dr. Arman Shojaeifard (InterDigial, UK)

(Keynote #2) – On the Degrees of Freedom and Optimal Waveforms for Holographic MIMO 
Prof. Marco Di Renzo (CNRS & Paris-Saclay University)

Reciprocity Calibration for Massive MIMO With Low-Resolution ADCs   
Tao Du, Jie Yang (Southeast University, China); Xinping Yi (University of Liverpool, UK); Xiao Li and Shi Jin (Southeast University, China)


Rate Maximization for Multi-User VR Video Transmission: A Rate-Splitting Approach       
Chencheng Ye and Yan Sun (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China)

Misalignment-Robust OAM Multi-Mode Multiplexing With Index Modulation Based on UCA Samples Learning       
Nian Li, Jiabei Fan, Wenxuan Long and Rui Chen (Xidian University, China)

 (Panel) – Academic and Industry Views on Electromagnetic Information Theory

In order to meet the immensely higher data rate, reliability, and traffic demands in the 5G-Advanced/6G era, novel communication frameworks are rapidly emerging to fully utilize the electromagnetic waves, including holographic MIMO, extremely large antenna arrays, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, OAM multiplexing, etc. To explore one such candidate, research into electromagnetic information theory (EIT) is actively underway in both academia and industry. EIT is an interdisciplinary framework to evaluate the fundamental limits of wireless communications by integrating deterministic electromagnetic wave (EM) theory and statistical information theory. Unlike traditional wireless communication frameworks, physically large antenna arrays, large intelligent surfaces, RF lens antenna arrays, holographic MIMO, and/or continuous-aperture MIMO will be used and analyzed more effectively with the EIT framework. At the same time, the physical properties of the OAM, the non-diffraction properties of the Bessel beam, and/or the acceleration properties of the Airy beam may open up new opportunities of under the EIT framework. It is expected that EIT will bring new theoretical analysis and system design paradigms to the future wireless communications. While research into EIT based theoretical analysis, signal processing, channel modelling, antenna design, and standardization for the future wireless communications are still in the early stage, it is essential to establish a clear vision and provide guidance for the worldwide academic researchers and industrial partners with following topics: – Theoretical analysis for EIT: Channel capacity analysis, degree of freedom of the time, frequency, and spatial domain, characteristic mode analysis, performance evaluation – Channel modelling for EIT: Physics consistent channel modelling, computational electromagnetics based channel modelling, circuit theory based channel modelling, reactive near field, radiating near field and far field channel modelling – EIT based signal processing: Beamforming and channel estimation for both near and far field, interference cancelation, joint system optimization, holographic MIMO, continuous-aperture MIMO – EIT based next generation antennas and beam manipulation: Extremely large antenna arrays, large intelligent surfaces, reconfigurable antennas, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, electromagnetic metasurfaces, wave manipulation, exploitation of physical properties of OAM, Bessel, and Airy beams – EIT based wireless communications and network: Vision, outlook, new challenges, and opportunities of EIT towards 5GAdvanced/6G, EIT based network, new use cases.



Prof. Mérouane Debbah, Technology Innovation Institute, UAE
Prof. Linglong Dai, Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Chan-Byoung Chae, Yonsei University, Korea
Dr. Tengjiao Wang, Huawei Technologies, China
Dr. Doohwan Lee, NTT Corporation, Japan


Paper Submission Deadline: 19 May 2023 Extended date:  31 May 2023
Acceptance Notification: 16 June 2023
Camera-Ready Due: 07 July 2023
Workshop Date: 05 September 2023

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