Fourth Workshop, July 2018


The fourth mmW RCN workshop will be held July 12-13, 2018 at NYU Brooklyn, home of NYU Wireless. RCN Steering Committee member and Director of NYU Wireless, Sundeep Rangan is the local host. Directions to the venue.

Youtube livestream link

News: Excited to have John Cioffi of Stanford and Assia, Inc as a keynote speaker on Day 1 to talk about Terabit DSL based on new sub-mm waveguide modes. And Ted Rappaport, the Founding Director of NYU wireless, will give a keynote on Day 2 on the future of mmW technology.

Registration Link (closed): Required for all non-academic attendees ($150), and academic attendees ($100) without accepted white papers, to cover the catering costs. We have limited space so please register as soon as possible. Registration will close on July 3 or when the space is exhausted whichever comes first.

Agenda: floormap

Logistics: Directions to the venue and hotels

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Important Dates:

  • April 20, 2018: Call for Participation published
  • May 20, 2018: one-page white paper submission deadline
  • May 27, 2018: notification of white paper selection
  • June 1, 2018: workshop registration deadline (for accepted white papers)
  • June 11, 2018: travel (air and hotel) reservation deadline (for attendees with RCN travel support)
  • July 12, 2018: workshop begins.

Call For Participation:

Fourth RCN Workshop: The NSF-sponsored research coordination network (RCN) aims to spur research and development of mmW wireless, driven by innovations in three key areas: 1) CSP: communication and signal processing techniques;  2) HW: mmW hardware, circuits, antennas, and digital hardware; and 3) NET: wireless networking; along with mmW prototypes and testbeds. A key mechanism for interaction between RCN members and participants from the wider mmW research community is through two workshops each year. The kickoff workshop, held in Dec 2016, generated several exciting ideas for cross-disciplinary collaborations. The second workshop, held in July 2017, further developed the research and technology roadmap at the intersection of HW-CSP and CSP-NET areas, and prototypes and testbeds. The third workshop continued the development of research ideas at the two interfaces, and also included a very fruitful discussion of synergistic opportunities at the Interface of 802.11ad/ay and 5G New Radio (NR) standards. Building on the momentum, the 4th workshop will provide an avenue to further develop the following research themes:

  • Research ideas and demonstration concepts at the interface of CSP-HW and CSP-NET areas, including new channel and measurement models.
  • Integration of channel models into system-level and network-level design and simulation.
  • Combining measurements and ray tracing for accurate channel models.
  • Research issues driven by mmW standards, including 5G NR (new radio), WiGig, and 802.11ay.
  • Spectrum sensing, sharing, and access issues.
  • Innovations in prototype and testbed development (especially lower cost approaches).
  • Research ideas and challenges for mmW wireless at frequencies above 40 GHz (40-300GHz).
  • The role of machine learning techniques in system design and optimization.
  • System- and network-level analysis of integrated fixed wireless, backhaul, and access networks.
  • New and emerging use cases, including AR/VR and drone-based networks.
  • Synergistic approaches from other applications such as imaging, radar and sensing.
  • “Moonshot” problems (5-year and 10-year timeframe) for active academic-industrial collaboration.

Participation & White Papers: Prospective participants are invited to submit a one-page white paper outlining their research plans and/or demonstration concepts relevant to mmW wireless, including a brief description of their background in the area. Accepted white papers will be presented as posters/demos at the workshop. The authors are encouraged to consult the agenda, posters and reports from the previews workshops at The white papers, with a title and list of authors, must be submitted in pdf format to Postdoctoral and early-career researchers as well as researchers from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged. Limited funding is available to support the travel cost for academic researchers, including a few international participants, for selected white papers. Please indicate in your white paper if you will be unable to attend without travel support. Attendees without white papers, especially from industry, are encouraged to attend, subject to space availability.