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


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 


Invited Talks 

“Personal Radars for Radio Imaging and Infrastructure-less Localization”
Prof. Davide Dardari, University of Bologna, Italy

“Joint Design of Communication and Sensing (Tentative)”
Harish Viswanathan, Nokia Bell Labs, US