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

W04: 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


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

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 24 April 2020
  • Notification of Paper Result: 6 June 2020
  • Submission of Final Paper: 3 July 2020

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