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

WS-23: Workshop on Integrated, Intelligent and Ubiquitous Connectivity for 6G and Beyond

WS-23: Workshop on Integrated, Intelligent and Ubiquitous Connectivity for 6G and Beyond


The recently adopted IMT-2030 framework by ITU-R envisions 6G and beyond networks to provide intelligent, deep and ubiquitous connectivity integrating communication, sensing, computation, and localization functionalities with native artificial intelligence (AI) to enable extremely immersive user experience, multisensory XR applications, haptics, industry 4.0, and 3D global service coverage. Important technological trends being explored in this context in the 6G Flagship Projects Hexa-X/X-II include integrated sensing and communication, terahertz (THz) communication, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs), holographic communication, dynamic spectrum sharing, connect-and-compute network infrastructure, and mobile edge computing. Data and information, AI, machine learning (ML), and blockchain have emerged as key enablers to optimize these emerging paradigms and enable mobile connected intelligence.

To realize integrated, intelligent and ubiquitous (IIU) connectivity for reliable, sustainable and resilient communication and networking, the scope of this workshop includes the integration and management of emerging technological trends including integrated AI and communication; integrated sensing, communication, computing and control; smart radio environments enabled by RISs and holographic radios; and integrated non-terrestrial-to-terrestrial connectivity. These solutions can be applied across the radio spectrum, from sub-6 GHz to THz frequencies with massive antenna arrays, and can be intertwined with emerging paradigms such as internet-of-things (IoT), internet-of-everything (IoE), internet-of-intelligent-things (IoIT), internet-of-space-things (IoST) and vehicle to everything (V2X). The challenges that emerge with the integration of multiple functionalities and networks under connected intelligence, such as spectrum management, network security and privacy issues, waveform/precoding/receiver design, next generation multiple access schemes for integrated multi-functional 6G networks, wireless backhaul management and more, will be explored in this workshop. The workshop will provide a forum for sharing multidisciplinary contributions to the development of 6G and beyond networks that integrate multiple functionalities with native AI and ML, and provide seamless ubiquitous connectivity.


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:

  • AI, machine/deep learning for intelligent and deep connectivity
  • Pervasive network intelligence for 6G networks
  • Integrated sensing, localization and communication in 6G
  • IIU connectivity at sub-6 GHz to mmWave and THz bands
  • IIU connectivity for reliable, sustainable and resilient communications and networking
  • Ultra-massive MIMO, holographic MIMO for IIU 6G connectivity
  • RISs enabled IIU 6G connectivity
  • Integrated terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks for IIU 6G connectivity
  • IoT, IoE, IoIT, and IoST in 6G
  • Next-generation multiple access schemes for IIU 6G connectivity
  • Modulation, waveform, precoding, and receiver design for IIU 6G networks
  • Channel modeling, estimation, and tracking for IIU 6G connectivity
  • PHY layer algorithms and protocol design for IIU 6G connectivity
  • Network security and privacy challenges in IIU 6G networks
  • Resource allocation and wireless backhaul management in IIU 6G networks
  • Mobile edge computing for integrated communication and computing


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Important Dates

  • Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 20 Jan 2024 4 Feb 2024
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: 6 March 2024
  • Camera Ready: 15 March 2024
  • Accepted Author Registration Deadline: 15 March 2024


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Workshop Chair

  • Prof. Aryan Kaushik, University of Sussex, UK
  • Dr. Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Prof. Mingzhe Chen, University of Miami, USA
  • Prof. Anas Chaaban, University of British Columbia, Canada

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