Advanced technology for 5G/6G

Workshop Chairs

Shuang Zhang, Hebei Normal University, China

Yulong Gao, Harbin Institute of Technology


5G deployment is accelerating in commercialization deployment at a global scale, since it is empowering the trend to open up network capabilities by leveraging universal infrastructure, open network architectures, open-source software/hardware, and other state-of-the-art technologies (such as software-defined networking, network function virtualization, multi-access edge computing, network slicing, and artificial intelligence, etc.). For 5G evolution, eMBB is to be optimized to improve the performance in the areas of throughput increase and power consumption reduction to meet the requirements of the emerging services such as AR/VR. The vertical industry application (such as URLLC and mMTC) will become an important area in 5G to meet the stringent requirements from industrial IoT, V2X, and massive connectivity. The key drivers of 6G result not only from the challenges and performance limit that 5G presents but also from the technology-driven paradigm shift and the continuous evolution of wireless network and it is expected to cast the high technical standard of new spectrum and energy-efficient transmission technique. Based on the 5G space–air–ground networks, 6G will further integrate underwater (or sea) networks to form a large-dimensional space–air–ground–underwater network. 
This workshop aims to bring together academic and industrial researchers in an effort to identify and discuss the advanced technology for 5G/6G.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:

  • MEC architecture for 5G networks
  • Cloud radio access networks (C-RAN)
  • Cloud services and virtual operations integration
  • Heterogeneous network and micro-operator
  • Self-organizing networks (SON) and reinforcement learning
  • Channel estimation and hybrid beamforming techniques for massive MIMO at mmWave bands
  • Enhanced channel models for 6G communications
  • THz communications
  • Network load balancing and smart information storage for cloud enhanced wireless communications systems
  • Cognitive, cooperative, and reconfigurable networks
  • Analysis of future trends for HetNet
  • Innovative caching techniques and policies
  • Spectrum sharing and interference management among heterogeneous networks (e.g. between terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks)SDN/NFV for small cell networks
  • Interference mitigation for cellular-connected UAV
  • Intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs) for cost-effective wireless networks
  • Machine learning and deep learning for NOMA
  • Aerial communications in 5G\6G networks

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Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Workshop Papers will be published as a part of the EAI CROWNCOM 2021 Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).


We invite workshop participation through contributions that respond to one or more of the mentioned research questions in 6-11 pages. Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Important datesUpdates!

Paper submission: 31 October 2021

Notification deadline: 15 November 2021

Camera Ready: 1 December 2021

Technical Program Committee of the Workshop

Liehuang Zhu, Beijing Institute of Technology,

Feng lv, Hebei Normal University,

Yulong Gao, Harbin Institute of Technology,

Xu Bai, Harbin Institute of Technology,

Jiayan Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology,

Jia Zhao, Hebei Normal University,

Xiang Wang, Hebei Normal University,

Qiang Yang, Harbin Institute of Technology,

Gang Li, Yanshan University,

Shuang Zhang, Hebei Normal University,

Zhuoming Li, Harbin Institute of Technology,

Xuehong Lin, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,