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The First Workshop on THz Communications

Workshop Co-chairs:

Thomas Kuerner, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology, Finland 

Workshop TPC chair:

Vitaly Petrov, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: August 8, 2016 August 18, 2016
Acceptance notification: August 22, 2016
Final paper submission: September 1, 2016


While the focus of the wireless research community is now at mm-waves in the range of 28–73GHz with throughput of several Gbit/s, the Terahertz band, 0.1–10THz, has sufficient resource not only to satisfy the 5G requirements of 10 Gbit/s peak data rate and 1ms latency, but to enable a number of tempting applications, such as fog computing, augmented reality, and holographic communications. However, THz band brings novel challenges, never addressed at lower frequencies, which require rethinking of classic communications paradigms.

The workshop on THZCOM aims to bring together researchers, software and hardware developers from academia and industry, working in the THz communications, to present, share and discuss their latest research results. The produced scientific knowledge will lay the foundations for future multigigabit per second wireless networks in the THz frequency band.

The authors are encouraged to submit full papers (up to 6 pages) describing original, previously unpublished, complete research, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following list.

Topics of Interest

  • Antennas and antenna arrays for THz communications
  • Transceivers for THz communications
  • Beam forming and beam steering techniques for THz communications
  • Channel models for THz communications
  • Channel estimation techniques for THz communications
  • Waveforms design for THz communications
  • Impulse vs continuous-wave approaches
  • THz sub-bands utilization
  • Modulation and coding for THz communications
  • Training sequences design for THz communications
  • Medium access control for THz communications
  • Test beds design and performance characterization of THz communications
  • Nodes discovery in THz networks
  • Nodes acquisition and tracking in THz networks
  • Interference estimation, modeling, and mitigation in THz networks
  • THz networks system-level performance evaluation
  • Integration of THz communications into networking infrastructure
  • Prototyping of THz networks
  • Applications for THz communications
  • Standardization of THz communications
  • Business models for THz communications
  • Health and safety analysis of THz band usage

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and previously unpublished papers via the EDAS. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at last two members of the THZCOM 2016 TPC members.

Latest News

October 30, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 photos are available on the Official Facebook page of the congress.

October 10, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 Organizing committee is pleased to announce two Invited industrial talks which will be given by Dr. Alexey Anisimov and Dr. Henri Hodara. More details can be found in the Keynotes section.

October 4, 2016: Tentative technical program for the ICUMT 2016 congress and collocated workshops is available here

September 15, 2016: We are happy to announce that the Invited talk on Control Systems, Automation and Robotics will be delivered by Prof. Lucia Pallottino from University of Pisa. More details about the keynote „Challenges in Robotics to face the new era“ are available here.

August 25, 2016: Due to numerous requests, the ICUMT 2016 Organizing Committee decided to extend the deadlines for Final Paper Submission and Authors' Registration and Payment. Please check the Important dates section.

August 17, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 registration has been opened. Please use this link to register your paper and proceed with the payment.

August 16, 2016: The review process of the ICUMT 2016 papers (main tracks) is successfully finished. The ICUMT Organizing Committee is thankful to all reviewers for their careful evaluation. The notifications of paper acceptance/re­jection have been sent to authors via email. The paper status including the reviews can be found in the EDAS as well.

June 24, 2016: Due to numerous requests, the ICUMT 2016 Organizing Committee decided to extend the deadline for Regular Paper Submissions until July 5. It is final deadline, no additional extension will be provided.

June 9, 2016: The deadline for Regular Paper Submissions is extended until June 24.

June 3, 2016: We are happy to announce that the First Workshop on THz Communications (THZCOM 2016) will be part of the ICUMT 2016 Congress. More details can be found here.

May 6, 2016: The opening keynote Data Plane programmability: the next step in Software Defined Networking will be given by Giuseppe Bianchi – Full Professor at University of Roma Tor Vergata.

March 30, 2016: The deadline for the ICUMT 2016 workshop proposals was extended until April 30, 2016.

March 2, 2016: The ICUMT 2016 will include also practical tutorials. The first confirmed tutorial is „Candidate Multicarrier Waveforms for Future 5G Communication Systems“. The tutorial will be provided to ICUMT 2016 participants for free with the full registration fee. More details can be found here.

February 9, 2016: The technical co-sponsorship by IEEE Region 8 and IEEE Portugal Section has been fully approved.

February 1, 2016: The ICUMT 2015 Proceedings has been indexed by IEEE Xplore Online Database.

January 27, 2016: Please submit your papers in EDAS!

December 22, 2015: ICUMT 2016 websites launched!

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Proceedings will be submitted to:

Important dates

Deadline for Workshop Proposal: March 31, 2016 April 30, 2016 (hard deadline)

Deadline for Regular Paper Submission: June 10, 2016 July 5, 2016

Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 12, 2016 August 16, 2016

Final Paper Submission: August 26, 2016 September 5, 2016

Authors' Early Registration and Payment: August 26, 2016 September 10, 2016

Authors' Late Registration and Payment: September 9, 2016 September 20, 2016