IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
31 August-3 September 2020 // Virtual Conference

SS03: Workshop on Practice and Further Advances in Massive MIMO (PFA Massive MIMO)


Active antenna systems are the culmination of multidisciplinary research and development in information theory, signal processing, antenna array and RF engineering. They have been incorporated in air interface standards over the past 4 years, enabling commercial deployment of these systems at large scale spanning multiple geographies and use cases. Proportion of Massive MIMO systems in field deployments will continue to increase with roll-out of 5G and advanced 4G systems, underscoring the importance of further research efforts aimed at realising the full potential of the technology through efficient design across layers and optimisation driven by field deployment insights.

The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate and shape further development of Massive MIMO, building on the insights from practical deployments, enhanced understanding of system aspects, as well as requirements from emerging use cases.

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Experimental setups, testbeds, and performance evaluation
  • Active antenna system testing and measurement campaigns
  • Channel modeling and emulation
  • Capacity analysis and fundamental performance limits
  • AI-based techniques for Massive MIMO
  • Intelligent metasurfaces as MIMO transceivers
  • Applications of Massive MIMO including FWA, URLLC, NR-U, and V2X


Opening from session organisers

Invited talk “Realisation and evolution of Massive MIMO in 3GPP standards”

Younsun Kim, Head of Samsung RAN1 standards team and Vice-Chairman 3GPP RAN1

Technical presentations

  • “First Experimental Evaluation of Ambient Backscatter Communications with Massive MIMO Reader” Romain Fara (Orange Labs, France); Nada Bel-Haj-Maati (IMT Atlantique & Orange Labs, France); Dinh-Thuy Phan-Huy (Orange-France Telecom, France); Nadine Malhouroux (France Telecom Research & Development, France); Marco Di Renzo (Paris-Saclay University / CNRS, France)
  • “Radio Resource Allocation Between Massive MIMO and LTE Using SDN” Wael Boukley Hasan, Li Li, George Oikonomou and Mark Beach (University of Bristol, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
  • “Mm Wave Massive MIMO Channel Measurements for Fixed Wireless and Smart City Applications” Muhammad Haroon Tariq (The American College of Greece, Athens, Greece); Ioannis Chondroulis and Panagiotis Skartsilas (Athens Information Technology, Greece); Nithin Babu (Aalborg University & Athens Information Technology, Greece); Constantinos B. Papadias (The American College of Greece, Greece)


  • Anvar Tukmanov, BT, UK
  • Arman Shojaeifard, BT, UK

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