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

WS-14: 1st Workshop on Fluid Antenna System for 6G

WS-14: 1st Workshop on Fluid Antenna System for 6G


The use of extremely large-scale (XL) antenna arrays and the availability of high-frequency spectrum bands, e.g., at millimeter-waves (mmWave) and Terahertz (THz), are regarded as two key physical-layer technologies for 6G networks. XL antenna arrays, deploying hundreds, or even thousands, of antenna elements at base stations or of reflecting elements at reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs), can significantly improve performance (e.g., spectral efficiency). The envisioned deployment of XL antenna arrays in future 6G networks, especially in high-frequency bands, will likely lead to wireless operations in the radiating near-field (Fresnel) region, as opposed to conventional wireless systems, typically operating in the far-field region. Different from the far-field case, where plane wave propagation holds, in the radiating near-field region, the wavefront is curve providing additional information and degrees-of-freedom that can be leveraged for enhancing wireless operations.

In radiating near-field environments, the classic theories of multi-antenna communications and localization, which have been derived based on the assumption of far-field plane waves, may be invalid, thus, need to be carefully revised. In addition, the near-field operation brings many benefits to localization and communication, e.g., enhancing the signal strength of target receivers or providing a new degree of freedom (in both the angle and distance domains) to control multi-user interference. The goal of this workshop is to attract researchers to share their latest contributions and discuss new opportunities and challenges arising from near-field communications, localization, and sensing. The focus will be on scientific advances in innovative schemes and algorithms for communications, localization, and sensing, either individually or in integrated manners (a la the integrated sensing and communications (ISAC) manner), as well as their potential applications.


We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/ magazine/conference.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:

  • Physics- and electromagnetic-compliant modeling of FAS
  • Communication-theoretic foundation and performance limits of FAS
  • Efficient channel estimation and port selection algorithm design in FAS
  • Robust interference management in fluid antenna based multiple access (FAMA) systems
  • AI-inspired control and orchestration in FAS
  • Integrated communications and sensing technology for FAS
  • Security and privacy issues in FAS
  • Integration of state-of-art wireless technologies (e.g., mmWave, THz, RIS, IoT, RS, etc.) with FAS
  • Physical architecture design and testbed implementations of FAS
  • Standardization and regulatory aspects of FAS in 6G networks


Workshop Web Page


Important Dates

  • Workshopt 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

  • Ana García Armada, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Khaled Rabie, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Chao Wang, Xidian University, China