Open Lecture 8 – Next Generation MIMO

Following the success of the previous lectures, the Association is happy to confirm that Open Lecture 8 will take place on June 20, 2024, at 14h00 CEST, covering the subject of Next Generation MIMO.

Current wireless standards are evolving toward large-scale massive MIMO deployments. Cell-free massive MIMO (CF-MIMO, also known as distributed MIMO) is a promising new architecture for future radio access. By moving away from the classical cellular design, it avoids the problems of cell-edge interference and frequent handovers. This is especially important when transmission-reception points (TRP) and user equipments (UE) are densely distributed. A key feature differentiating cell-free MIMO from previous distributed MIMO architectures is the concept of user-centricity, which means that each UE can be flexibly connected to individually formed clusters of TRPs.

The one6G Open Lecture 8 will feature three top-class speakers who will present and discuss important results, new possibilities, and open questions regarding the standardization and commercialization of this new technology.

Join us on June 20, 2024 at 2 p.m. CEST to learn more!


14:00   Welcome & opening

Martin Schubert  – Moderator

Huawei Technologies

Martin Schubert is a Principal Researcher at Huawei’s Munich Research Center in Germany. He received his doctoral degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2003. From 2003 to 2012, he was with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) where he worked as a senior researcher, lecturer, and team leader. He is a co-author of two books and more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers in the area of signal processing for communications and networking. In 2007 he was a co-recipient of the VDE Johann-Philipp-Reis Award; he also co-authored a 2007 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. From 2009 to 2013 he was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Signal Processing. Martin is currently leading the Work Item "Next Generation MIMO" of the one6G Association.

14:05   Fairness scheduling and fronthaul optimization in cell-free user-centric scalable mMIMO networks

Giuseppe Caire

Technical University Berlin

Giuseppe Caire received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 1990, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1992, and a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 1994. He is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He received the Jack Neubauer Best System Paper Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2003, the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award in 2004 and 2011, the Okawa Research Award in 2006, the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2014, the Vodafone Innovation Prize in 2015, an ERC Advanced Grant in 2018, the Leonard G. Abraham Prize for best IEEE JSAC paper in 2019, and the IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award in 2020. He is also a recipient of the 2021 Leibniz Prize of the German National Science Foundation (DFG). Giuseppe has been a Fellow of the IEEE since 2005. He served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 2004 to 2007 and as an officer from 2008 to 2013. He was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2011. His main research interests are in the field of communications theory, information theory, and channel and source coding with a particular focus on wireless communications.

14:30   Spatial multiplexing in the radiative near-field

Emil Björnson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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14:55   Advancements in fluid antenna systems for MIMO communication: A path to enhanced wireless connectivity

José Francisco Monserrat del Río

Technical University of Valencia

José Francisco Monserrat del Río is a full professor and the Vice President of the Technical University of Valencia. His research focuses on the design of future beyond 5G wireless systems and their performance assessment. He has been involved in several European projects, like METIS/METIS-II, 5G-CARMEN, and 5G-SMART. He co-edited the Wiley book “Mobile and Wireless Communications for IMT-Advanced and Beyond” and the Cambridge book “5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology”. Jose Monserrat is a senior member of the IEEE who has published more than 60 journal papers. José's current research team consists of five Postdoctoral fellows, eight PhD students and two Master students. José has served as an advisor to the European Parliament and the World Bank Group in the vehicular 5G communications topic.

15:20   Q&A session and closing remarks


20 Jun 2024


2:00 pm

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