Open Lecture 8 – Next Generation MIMO

The long-anticipated Open Lecture 8 on Next Generation MIMO took place on June 20, 2024, gathering four top-class speakers who presented and discussed important results, new possibilities, and open questions regarding the standardization and commercialization of this new technology.

MIMO technologies are a cornerstone in the evolution of mobile radio systems toward improved spectral and energy efficiency. This is an important prerequisite for new use cases and business opportunities. The long-anticipated Open Lecture 8 provided an overview of some important trends and basic principles, including MIMO scheduling to give each user a fair share of the total throughput. The development of cell-free systems was also discussed, with the latest results on fronthaul load balancing and flexible user-centric clustering. The speakers also talked about how larger MIMO configurations and higher frequencies push wireless communications into the radiative near field, which allows a further increase in data rates. Finally, Open Lecture 8 provided insights into fluid antenna systems, which have the potential to enhance communication performance by flexibly adapting their position and shape.

The lecture was a great success, having gathered 250 participants from nearly 40 different countries. The event recording and presented slides can be found below.

  • Fairness scheduling and fronthaul optimization in cell-free user-centric scalable mMIMO networks (PDF available here)
    Giuseppe Caire, Technical University Berlin
  • Spatial multiplexing in the radiative near-field (PDF available here)
    Emil Björnson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Advancements in fluid antenna systems for MIMO communication: A path to enhanced wireless connectivity (PDF available here)
    José Francisco Monserrat del Río, Technical University of Valencia
  • one6G work item on next generation MIMO: Multiuser strategies for user-centric cell free MIMO (PDF available here)
    Martin Schubert, Huawei Technologies

Full event agenda, here (PDF).

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