IEEE 2nd International Workshop on
Massive MIMO: From theory to practice
at IEEE Globecom, December 6-10, 2015, San Diego, CA
Workshop program in PDF format

Organizing Committee
Ove Edfors (Lund Univ., Sweden)
Liesbet van der Perre (IMEC, Belgium)
Fredrik Rusek (Lund Univ., Sweden)
Christoph Studer (Cornell Univ., USA)

Technical Program Committee
Mark Beach (Univ. Bristol, UK)
Jaap van de Beek (Luleå Univ., Sweden)
Emil Björnson (Linköping Univ., Sweden)
Giulio Colavolpe (Univ. Parma, Italy)
Thomas Eriksson (Chalmers Univ., Sweden)
Xiwen Jiang (Eurecom, France)
Eleftherios Karipidis (Ericsson, Sweden)
Kari Leppänen (Huawei, Finland)*
Young-Han Nam (Samsung, USA)
Karl Nieman (National Instruments, USA)
Daniel Persson (Linköping Univ., Sweden)*
Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Ji-Yun Seol (Samsung, Korea)*
Clayton Shepard (Rice Univ., USA)
Byonghyo Shim (Soul Nat. Univ., Korea)
Fredrik Tufvesson (Lund Univ., Sweden)
Hugo Tullberg (Ericsson, Sweden)
* = to be confirmed

Topics of interest (not limited to)
Testbeds, prototyping and field trials
Antenna configurations
Channel measurements and modeling
Channel estimation and synchronization
Baseband processing and detection
Distributed processing
RF front-ends and impairments
Precoding and modulation techniques
Pilot design and pilot contamination
TDD reciprocity and calibration
FDD concepts and solutions
Resource allocation
System design and evaluation
LTE and WiFi integration
5G systems and future visions
Applications at mm-wave
Workshop description

Massive MIMO opens up a new dimension of wireless communications by using an excess of base-station antennas, relative to the number of active terminals. The technique allows for very efficient spatial multiplexing, attainable using linear processing in a time-division duplex mode. The excess of antennas brings about radical improvements in both energy and spectral efficiencies. In recent years, there has been substantial theoretical progress and the research community, as well as industry, has largely reached consensus that Massive MIMO will play a major practical role in the near future, influencing several communications standards. However, before we are ready to standardize and deploy Massive MIMO systems, many important aspects still have to be addressed.

The goal of the workshop is to solicit the latest physical-layer developments towards realizing Massive MIMO, with a focus on bridging the gaps between theory, algorithms, and practical implementations. The workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss technical challenges and recent results related to Massive MIMO.

Workshop Keynote

Erik G. Larsson (Linköping Univ., Sweden)

Important dates

Paper submission deadline:1 July 2015
Accept/reject notice:1 September 2015
Final paper due:1 October 2015

Submission procedure

All final submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted). Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted at EDAS.

Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats are found at You may also use one of the following templates for Microsoft Word: A4, US letter. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all submissions must be done through EDAS.

To be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop at the FULL (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the workshop unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one FULL or LIMITED registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

If you have any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts, please contact the Technical Program Chairs of the Symposia or the Workshop Program Chairs.