IEEE International Conference on Communications
16–20 May 2022 // Seoul, South Korea // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Intelligent Connectivity for Smart World

WS-6: Workshop on Rate-Splitting Multiple Access for 6G

To efficiently cope with the high throughput, reliability, heterogeneity of Quality-of-Service (QoS), and massive connectivity requirements of future multi-antenna wireless networks, multiple access and multiuser communication system design need to depart from two conventional and extreme interference management strategies, namely fully treat interference as noise (as commonly used in 4G, MU-MIMO, CoMP, Massive MIMO, millimeter wave MIMO) and fully decode interference (as in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access - NOMA).
This workshop is dedicated to the theory and applications of a more general and powerful transmission framework based on Rate-Splitting (RS) that consists in decoding part of the interference and in treating the remaining part of the interference as noise. This enables RS to softly bridge and therefore reconcile the two extreme strategies of fully decode interference and treat interference as noise and provide room for spectral efficiency, energy efficiency and QoS enhancements in a wide range of network loads and user deployments, robustness against imperfect Channel State Information at the Transmitter (CSIT), as well as feedback overhead and complexity reduction.
We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • RS to achieve the fundamental limits of wireless networks
  • RS for multi-user/multi-cell multi-antenna networks
  • RS-based robust interference management
  • RS in MU-MIMO, CoMP, Massive MIMO, millimeter wave MIMO, relay, cognitive radio, coded caching, physical layer security, cooperative communications
  • Rate-Splitting Multiple Access to generalize SDMA and NOMA
  • Physical layer design of RS-based network
  • Coding and Modulation for RS
  • Cross-layer design, optimization and performance analysis of RS
  • Implementation and standardization of RS
  • RS applications in massive MTC, massive IoT, V2X, cellular, UAV, satellite networks, joint communication and sensing
Important Dates
Paper submission due: January 20, 2022 February 3, 2022
Notification of acceptance: March 06, 2022
Camera-ready papers: March 15, 2022
Submission link