IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
12–15 September 2022 // Virtual Conference

WS02: Electromagnetic Information Theory (EMIT 2022)

Monday 12 September, 12:50-15:30(UTC +9)


Workshop Keynotes

Keynote 1: “Electromagnetic Information Theory: Past, Present and Future”
Mérouane Debbah (Technology Innovation Institute, UAE)
Monday 12 September, 13:00-13:30 (UTC+9)

Keynote 2: “6G MIMO: From an Electromagnetic Theory Perspective”
Chan-Byoung Chae (Yonsei University, Korea)
Monday 12 September, 13:30-14:00 (UTC+9)

Keynote 3: “Below The Iceberg: Electromagnetics-Inspired MIMO Theory and Technologies”
Linglong Dai (Tsinghua University, China)
Monday 12 September, 14:30-15:00 (UTC+9)

Keynote4: “Near-Field Beamforming and Multiplexing Using Extremely Large Aperture Arrays”
Emil Björnson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Monday 12 September, 15:00-15:30 (UTC+9)


Time(UTC+9) Title Authors
12:50-13:00 Greetings & Opening Doohwan Lee (NTT Corporation, Japan)
13:00-13:30 Workshop Keynote 1
Electromagnetic Information Theory: Past, Present and Future
Mérouane Debbah (Technology Innovation Institute, UAE)
13:30-14:00 Workshop Keynote 2
6G MIMO: From an Electromagnetic Theory Perspective
Chan-Byoung Chae (Yonsei University, Korea)
14:00-14:10 Break  
14:10-14:30 Shannon Capacity of LOS MIMO Channels with Uniform Circular Arrays Liqin Ding (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Artem Vilenskiy (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Rahul Devassy (Ericsson Research & Ericsson AB, Sweden); Mikael Coldrey (Ericsson Research & Ericsson AB, Sweden); Thomas Eriksson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Erik G Ström (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
14:30-15:00 Workshop Keynote 3
Below The Iceberg: Electromagnetics-Inspired MIMO Theory and Technologies
Linglong Dai (Tsinghua University, China)
15:00-15:30 Workshop Keynote 4
Near-Field Beamforming and Multiplexing Using Extremely Large Aperture Arrays
Emil Björnson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)


As of now 5G has been already commercialized, R&D efforts are focused on defining and shaping 6G. Looking into the era of 6G when various types of applications become mature and relatively new technologies such as sub-THz communication, metasurfaces, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, physically large antenna arrays and/or others are expected to be feasible. In order to create such a future, it is essential to pursue a significantly increase in wireless transmission capacity, and new breakthroughs that can overcome the limitations of traditional wireless communication are needed. To explore one such candidate, research into electromagnetic information theory (EM IT) is actively underway in both academia and industry.

EM IT is an interdisciplinary framework to evaluate the fundamental limits of wireless communications by combining deterministic electromagnetic wave theory and statistical information theory. Unlike traditional wireless communication frameworks that are based on the far-field propagation over plane waves, the EM IT framework needs to consider near-field behavior, spherical wavefronts, and vector field analysis of EM waves. In addition, physically large antenna arrays, large intelligent surfaces, RF lens antenna arrays, holographic MIMO, and/or continuous-aperture MIMO will be used and analyzed more effectively with the EM IT framework. At the same time, the physical properties of the OAM, the non-diffraction properties of the Bessel beam, and/or the acceleration properties of the Airy beam may open up new opportunities of using EM waves under the EM IT framework.

This workshop is expected to be held with the discussion of the state-of-the-art research to explore the all of academic and industrial interests of EM IT toward 6G. To ensure complete coverage of the advances in this field, this workshop calls for original contributions in, but not limited to, the following topical areas:

  • EM IT based channel capacity analysis, channel modelling, signal processing
  • Degree of freedom of electromagnetic field, Vector field analysis,
  • Physically large antenna array, Large intelligent surfaces, RF lens antenna array
  • Near-field large-scale MIMO, Near-field behaviors of massive MIMO
  • Holographic MIMO, Continuous-aperture MIMO
  • Wave manipulation, Exploitation of physical properties of OAM, Bessel, and Airy beams
  • Post-Shannon communication systems
  • Vision, outlook, new challenges, and opportunities toward 6G

Organizing Committee 

General Co-Chairs

Chan-Byoung Chae (Yonsei University, Korea)
Mérouane Debbah (Technology Innovation Institute, UAE)
Emil Björnson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Linglong Dai (Tsinghua University, China)
Doohwan Lee (NTT Corporation, Japan)

TPC Co-Chairs

Same as general chairs

Workshop TPC Co-Chairs

Same as general chairs

Committee Members

Amira Alloum (Qualcomm, France)
Mikael Coldrey (Ericsson, Sweden)
Fumiaki Maehara (Waseda University, Japan)

Workshop Secretary

Yasunori Yagi (NTT Corporation, Japan)

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 17 June, 2022 Extended to 30 June, 2022 –Closed
Acceptance Notification: 8 July, 2022 Extended to 22 July, 2022
Camera-Ready Due: 1 August, 2022 Extended to 8 August, 2022
Workshop Date: 12 September, 2022