2nd 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: October 1, 2017
Acceptance notification: October 10, 2017
Final paper submission: October 15, 2017


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 augmented reality, holographic communications, Tactile Internet, high-rate vehicular communications, and Internet-of-Nano-Things. However, THz band brings novel challenges, never addressed at lower frequencies, which require rethinking of many classic communications paradigms, ranging from physical layer and medium access control to the design of networking and session layer solutions.

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 and terabit 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The authors are encouraged to submit full papers (up to 6 pages) describing original, previously unpublished, complete research, not currently under review by another conference or journal.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
  • Heterogeneous wireless networks, involving THz band radio
  • THz band vehicular communications
  • THz band for Internet-of-Things and Internet-of-Nano-Things
  • Integration of THz communications in Beyond 5G landscape

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and previously unpublished papers via the EDAS. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at last two THZCOM 2017 TPC members.

November 15, 2017: We thank to all ICUMT 2017 participants, chairs, reviewers and guests you for your help, cooperation in the review process and participation in the congress and so helping us to make this event successful.

October 30, 2017: The ICUMT 2017 program has been finalized. The current version is available on this link.

October 23, 2017: The ICUMT 2017 program is available on this link.

September 21, 2017: Due to numerous requests, deadline for Final Paper Submission has been extended until September 25, 2017.

September 20, 2017: The ICUMT 2017 offers also practical tutorials. The first confirmed tutorial is RECENT ENERGY EFFICIENT PROTOCOLS FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS given by Dr. Korhan Cengiz.

September 20, 2017: The instructions how to prepare and submit the final manuscript are available in the Author's Area.

September 12, 2017: The ICUMT 2017 registration has been opened. Please use this link to register your paper and proceed with the payment.

September 12, 2017: The review process of the ICUMT 2017 papers (main tracks) is successfully finished. The notifications of paper acceptance/re­jection have been sent to authors via email.

September 4, 2017: There will be a slight delay in announcing the final results caused by reviewing high number of submissions in limited time. We are thankful for your patience.

July 17, 2017: Due to numerous requests, deadline for Regular Paper Submission has been extended until July 24, 2017 (FINAL DEADLINE).

June 29, 2017: The deadline for Regular Paper Submission has been extended until July 17.

June 28, 2017: The list of confirmed workshops collocated with the ICUMT 2017 already includes FOAN 2017 and RABAN 2017 workshops. For more details, check this link.

June 27, 2017: The ICUMT 2017 is registered under the IEEE Conference Record #42318.

May 12, 2017: The technical co-sponsorship by IEEE Region 8 and IEEE Germany Section has been fully approved.

April 28, 2017: ICUMT 2017 websites launched!":

April 13, 2017: ICUMT 2017 will be hosted this time in Munich, Germany on 6–8 November