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 upcoming sixth-generation (6G) wireless networks are expected to provide extremely high capacity, reliability, and massive connectivity. Recently, Fluid Antenna System (FAS) has emerged as a promising technology with the potential to meet 6G ambitions. Fluid antenna refers to any software-controllable fluidic conductive structure, movable mechanical antenna structure, or even reconfigurable radio-frequency (RF)- pixels that can change its shape and position to reconfigure the gain, radiation pattern, operating frequency, and other characteristics. By near-continuously moving the antenna within a predefined area and locating it at a point where the channel has desirable conditions, FAS can improve spatial diversity and in multiuser communications make interference disappear by exploiting opportunities in fading. Unlike the traditional antenna selection techniques where multiple antennas are discretely deployed at fixed positions with sufficient separation, the very fine spatial resolution of FAS enables it to capitalize on the full range of spatial variations, resulting in significantly improved performance. Furthermore, in contrast to conventional multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)/ rate-splitting multiple access (RSMA) systems that rely on complex signal processing algorithms, FAS offers a simple alternative to handle interference. This results in reduced computational overhead and system complexity, making it a more attractive solution for massive connectivity.

This workshop aims to explore the potential of FAS in enabling novel applications and use cases in 6G. We seek original, completed, and unpublished work that is not currently under review by other journals, magazines, or conferences.

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

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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

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Workshop Chairs

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

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