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

WS6 – Integrated communication, localization and sensing in 6G era

Monday 13 September, 14:30-16:00 (UTC/GMT +3)


5G NR offers great opportunities for accurate localization and sensing systems by introducing large bandwidth, high carrier frequency, and large antenna array. 6G will continue this trend by developing towards even higher frequency ranges, wider bandwidths, and massive antenna arrays. In turn, this will enable localization to cm-level degree of accuracy as well as sensing solutions with very fine range, Doppler, and angular resolutions. New materials, device types, and reconfigurable surfaces will also allow network operators to reshape and control the electromagnetic response of the environment. At the same time, machine learning and artificial intelligence will leverage the unprecedented availability of data and computing resources to tackle the biggest and hardest problems in wireless communication systems. In the envisioned 6G systems, localization, sensing and communication must all coexist, sharing the same time-frequency-spatial resources. 6G will be an intelligent wireless system that will provide not only ubiquitous communication but also empower high accuracy localization and high-resolution sensing services. There are many open questions related to how such convergent communication, localization and sensing 6G ecosystem would look like. To address these questions, this workshop aims at bringing together telecommunications industry and academia so as to identify the most promising enabling technologies, discussing on the desired features, new applications and opportunities as well as addressing challenges and future directions. 

The potential topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • New RF Spectrum (mmWave and THz) for localization and sensing 
  • Channel measurements and modelling for integrated communications, localization and sensing 
  • Localization and mapping applications of Intelligent reflective surfaces 
  • Beamspace processing for localization and mapping 
  • ML/AI for intelligent localization and sensing 
  • Position-aided CSI-free resource allocation and management 
  • Location-based offloading 
  • Simultaneous Localization and mapping 
  • Waveform design for integrated communication, localization and sensing 
  • Integrated communication, localization and sensing 
  • Passive localization via signals of opportunities 
  • Radar systems and active localization 
  • joint radar and communication (JRC) 
  • Channel charting 
  • Context-aware localization systems 
  • Security, privacy and thrust for localization systems 
  • Cooperative localization and sensing 
  • Information fusion for localization and sensing 
  • Localization and sensing for autonomous systems 
  • New sensing opportunities with THz signals 
  • Hardware impairment modeling and mitigation for localization and sensing 
  • Integrated communication and sensing 

Workshop chairs / organizers 

General Chair(s) 

  • Prof. Henk WymeerschChalmers University of 

Technical Program Committee Chairs 


Workshop Keynotes 

Keynote 1: “Personal Radars for Radio Imaging and Infrastructure-less Localization”
Monday 13 September, 14:35-15:10 (UTC/GMT +3)
Prof. Davide Dardari, University of Bologna, Italy

Keynote 2: “Joint Design of Communication and Sensing (Tentative)”
Monday 13 September, 15:17-15:52 (UTC/GMT +3)

Harish Viswanathan, Nokia Bell Labs, US


AI Based Landscape Sensing Using Radio Signals
Vijaya Parampalli Yajnanarayana (Ericsson Research, India); Dongdong Huang (Ericsson, China); Deep Shrestha (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Yi Geng (Ericsson, China); Ali Behravan (Ericsson, Sweden); Erik Dahlman (Ericsson Research, Sweden)

Indoor Mapping With a Mobile Radar Using an EK-PHD Filter
Jukka Talvitie, Ossi Kaltiokallio, Elizaveta Rastorgueva-Foi and Carlos Baquero Barneto (Tampere University, Finland); Musa Furkan Keskin and Henk Wymeersch (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Mikko Valkama (Tampere University, Finland)

Integration of Communication and Sensing in 6G: A Joint Industrial and Academic Perspective
Henk Wymeersch (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Deep Shrestha (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Carlos Héracles Morais de Lima (Universirty of Oulu, Finland); Vijaya Parampalli Yajnanarayana (Ericsson Research, India); Björn Richerzhagen (Siemens AG, Germany); Musa Furkan Keskin (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Corina-Kim Schindhelm (Siemens, Germany); Alejandro Ramirez (Siemens AG, Germany); Andreas Wolfgang (Qamcom Research & Technology AB, Sweden); Mar Francis De Guzman (Aalto University, Finland & Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Philippines); Katsuyuki Haneda (Aalto University, Finland); Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Robert Baldemair (Ericsson AB & Ericsson Research, Sweden); Stefan Parkvall (Ericsson Research, Sweden)

Low-Complexity AoA and AoD Estimation in the Transformed Spatial Domain for Millimeter Wave MIMO Channels
Sandra Roger (Universitat de València, Spain); Carmen Botella-Mascarell (University of Valencia, Spain); Diego Lloria (Universitat de València, Spain); Máximo Cobos (Universidad de Valencia, Spain); Gabor Fodor (Ericsson Research & Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden)