IEEE International Conference on Communications
9–13 June 2024 // Denver, CO, USA
Scaling the Peaks of Global Communications

WS-05: 3rd Workshop on Synergies of Communication, Localization, and Sensing towards 6G

WS-05: 3rd Workshop on Synergies of Communication, Localization, and Sensing towards 6G


Given the wide array of envisioned use cases, it is evident that 6G will not offer a one-size-fits-all solution, but rather foster a rich diversity in terms of devices. These devices may possess dedicated or shared functionalities, operate within different parts of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, and encompass various technologies such as THz and distributed massive MIMO, as well as reconfigurable intelligent surfaces. The multitude of devices and technologies that 6G embraces will empower it to effectively locate and track active users and passive objects. This capability will unlock a host of futuristic applications, including immersive augmented reality, collaborative robots, and environmental monitoring, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and sustainable 6G ecosystem. However, to realize such visionary use cases, localization and sensing must be integral components of 6G's core functionality, rather than mere add-on services. The central objective of this workshop is to acknowledge the interplay among localization, sensing, and communications within the 6G ecosystem. This workshop aims to create a common platform that accommodates a broad and diverse range of perspectives, including those from industry sectors such as telecom and radar, as well as academia encompassing communications, signal processing, and circuit communities. By fostering such an inclusive environment, the workshop intends to support the synergies necessary to advance the field of 6G and its associated technologies.

We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/ magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Use cases, applications, and demonstrations of communication, localization, and sensing in a 6G context
  • 6G communication, localization, and sensing in the millimeter-wave and THz bands
  • Location-based network management and analytics
  • Security, privacy, and sustainability aspects for localization and sensing
  • Communication, localization, and sensing with reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
  • Full duplex schemes for simultaneous communication and localization and/or sensing
  • Air interface and waveform design for integrated communication, localization, and sensing
  • Protocols for integrated communication, localization, and sensing
  • Signal processing techniques (including machine learning, AI, and beamspace processing) for integrated communications, localization, and sensing
  • Modeling of hardware, antennas, channels or propagation for joint communication and sensing
  • Localization and sensing at different frequency bands
  • Coexistence, coordination, and cooperation between radar and communication in 6G
  • Communication and positioning with energy-neutral devices and massive IoT
  • Energy-efficient, scalable (network and/or transceiver hardware) architectures and strategies for joint communication and sensing
  • Location-aware ultra-reliable communications <.li>
  • Context-aware localization systems
  • THz imaging, positioning/localization, THz spectroscopy in 6G


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Important Dates

  • Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 20 January 2024
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: 6 March 2024
  • Camera Ready: 15 March 2024
  • Accepted Author Registration Deadline: 15 March 2024


Submission Link


Workshop Chairs

  • Henk Wymeersch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden,
  • Harpreet Dhillon, Virgina Tech, USA,
  • Stefania Bartoletti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy,
  • Liesbet Van der Perre, KU Leuven, Belgium,
  • George C. Alexandropoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

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