IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
13–16 September 2021 // Virtual Conference // By 6G Flagship

WS5 – 1st International Workshop on Terahertz for Integrated Sensing and Communication (THz-ISAC)

Monday 13 September, 15:30-18:30 (UTC/GMT +3)


The emerging 6G system will explore the THz spectrum and to enable the combined sensing and communications. The objective is to ultimately integrate the functionalities of communions and sensing into a single device a, single spectrum and single platform. Considering the high resolution and throughput that THz can bring for sensing and communication, it has become an attractive research area. And THz sensing and communication will be one of inevitable services for 6G. 

This workshop provides the opportunity for audience from both academia and industry to exchange views on THz technologies for communication and sensing systems. It addresses the technical challenges associated with new applications/use-cases, new deployment scenarios for 6G and the potential solutions, including innovative design for air interface, fundamental communication theory for expending capability of 6G in Integrated Sensing and Communications (ISAC), high accuracy positioning, imaging based on THz, hardware and component design to enable innovative design for 6G terminal. 

The potential topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Terahertz channel modelling and propagation 
  • Air-interface design of THz systems 
  • Waveform design for THz sensing and communication 
  • Enhance MIMO and antenna arrays for THz systems 
  • Integrated THz communication and sensing systems 
  • Low complexity THz communication system 
  • THz imaging, positioning/localization, THz spectroscopy 
  • Transceivers and components for THz systems 
  • Antenna and arrays design for THz systems 
  • Low complexity digital signal processing 
  • Experimental hardware design and implementation 

Workshop chairs / organizers 

General Chair 


Technical Program Committee Chair 

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs 


Workshop Keynotes 

Keynote 1: “THz Channel Measurements using Ultra Wideband Channel Sounding
Monday 13 September, 15:35-16:10 (UTC/GMT +3)
Prof. Thomas Kürner, Technische Universität Braunschwei, Germany

Keynote 2: “Context Sensing”
Monday 13 September, 16:17-16:52 (UTC/GMT +3)
Prof. Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK,

Keynote 3: “Unified and Integrated Circuit Antenna (UNICA) – Future Integration Approach of THz Devices and Systems
Monday 13 September, 16:59-17:34 (UTC/GMT +3)
Prof. Ke Wu, Polytechnique Montréal (University of Montreal), Canada

Keynote 4: “Photonics as key enabler for THz communications
Monday 13 September, 17:41-18:16 (UTC/GMT +3)
Prof. Tadao Nagatsuma, University of Osaka, Japan


A 140-GHz Microstrip Amplitude Modulator Based on Schottky Diodes
Kesen Ding and Wei Kou (UESTC, China); Shixiong Liang (National Key Laboratory of Application Specific Integrated Circuit, China); Xiaoqing Guo (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); Sen Gong (UESTC, China); Yaxin Zhang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China)

Sub-THz VNA-Based Channel Sounder Structure and Channel Measurements at 100 and 300 GHz
Yejian Lyu (Aalborg University, Denmark); Pekka Kyösti (Keysight Technologies & University of Oulu, Finland); Wei Fan (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Terahertz Frequency Quadrupler Based on a 2×2 Single-Chip GaAs Monolithic Integration
Wei Kou (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China); Hongji Zhou (China & University Of Electronic Science And Technology Of China, China); Shixiong Liang (National Key Laboratory of Application Specific Integrated Circuit, China); Yaxin Zhang, Sen Gong and Ziqiang Yang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China)

Verification of Dual-Polarized Ultra-Wideband Channel Sounder for THz Applications
Diego Dupleich and Alexander Ebert (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany); Robert Müller (TU Ilmenau, Germany); Giovanni Del Galdo (Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS & Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany); Reiner S. Thomä (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany)

Integrated Sensing and Communication in 6G: The Determinisitic Channel Models for THz Imaging
Xianjin Li and Jia He (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China); Ziming Yu (Huawei Technologies CO., LTD, China); Guangjian Wang (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China); Peiying Zhu (Huawei Technologies, Canada)

Terahertz Communications Enhanced by IRS
Hanwen Cao (Huawei Munich Research Center, Germany); Mate Boban (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany); Joseph Eichinger (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, European Research Center (ERC), Germany)