Wireless Future for 2020 and Beyond


Terahertz Communications

Organizers and Chairs:

Wolfgang Gerstacker, Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-N«ärnberg, Germany
Chong Han, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Scope of the Papers

The Terahertz (THz) band from 0.1 THz to 10 THz will be of paramount importance for wireless communications in the next decade. In particular, due to its abundant frequency resources, the THz band will be a key to overcome the spectrum scarcity and capacity limitations inherent to current wireless systems. It is anticipated that THz band communications will enable unprecedented applications both at the macro-scale and at the nano-scale, ranging from high-speed satellite communications, ultra-high-capacity wireless fronthaul/backhaul in cellular networks, ultra-high-speed short-distance data transfer between devices, to inter/intra-chip communications and instantaneous data exchange between nano-scale devices.

However, many challenges unique to THz communications have to be still addressed. For example, molecular absorption and spreading losses are much more pronounced for the THz range compared to millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, and device technology will impose more strict requirements on communication and networking paradigms than for the microwave frequencies.

This Special Session will present the most recent advances with respect to the theoretical foundations and practical applications of THz communications. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original manuscripts on topics including but not limited to:

  • Channel characterization, modeling and measurements for THz communications
  • Modulation, waveform design and coding for THz communications
  • Channel estimation, detection and equalization for THz communications
  • Hardware impairment aware THz transmission schemes
  • Low resolution A/D conversion aware receivers
  • Machine learning aided THz communications
  • (Massive) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) THz systems
  • Beam alignment, beamforming and precoding for THz communications
  • Intelligent surfaces assisted THz communications
  • Resource allocation and scheduling for THz communications
  • Prototypes, testbeds and experimental results for THz communications
  • THz communications for 6G and the IoT
  • THz communications for high-speed trains
  • THz satellite communications
  • THz inter/intra-chip communications
  • THz communications for the internet of bio-nano things
  • Other novel applications of THz communications

Submission Guidelines

This Special Session will feature both invited papers and papers from open call. Full papers and short papers/extended abstracts as defined below can be submitted.

Full Papers: Full paper submissions of original work (not previously published, or under review at another conference or journal) must not be longer than five pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Short Papers and Extended Abstracts: Submissions must not be longer than two pages. They should convince the reader that the author(s) would give an exciting presentation and stimulate lively discussion (will be published in the conference proceedings). Note that it is fully expected that extended abstract papers accepted for the session will eventually be extended as full papers suitable for formal academic publication and presentation at other conferences/publications.

Please use the IEEE template as described here. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore (approval pending).

Submissions are now accepted through EDAS: [Start a new submission here]

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:   TBD
Notification of acceptance:     TBD
Camera-ready papers due:    TBD


Contact Us

Wolfgang Gerstacker, FAU Erlangen-N«ärnberg, Germany. Email: wolfgang.gerstacker@fau.de
Chong Han, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Email: chong.han@sjtu.edu.cn