Sixth Workshop, July 2019

The sixth mmW RCN workshop will be held July 23-24, 2019 on the campus of  National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO. Steering Committee member Kate Remley is the local host. (Links to previous mmW RCN workshops.)

Emil Olbrich (PrimeLime and Signals Research Group)  will be the Keynote Speaker on Day 1!

Note: A meeting of the NIST 5G mmWave Channel Modeling Alliance will be held on July 24, 2019, from 1-4 pm, after the RCN workshop adjourns. Agenda. There is no registration fee to attend the 5G Channel Modeling Alliance meeting.

Note: All foreign nationals (non-US citizens, including US permanent residents) must register at the  foreign national registration link to gain access to NIST’s federal facilities – deadline July 16, 2019:
Foreign National Registration Link: Closed

Agenda: keynotes, panels, breakouts, posters and demos

Logistics: Information and directions for the venue, hotels, and transportation

Bluejeans Livestream Instructions:

Meeting URL: 
Meeting ID: 647 863 179

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Registration Link (for RCN Workshop only): Closed

Registration is required for all non-academic attendees ($150), and academic attendees ($100) without complimentary registration (one per accepted white paper), to cover the catering costs.  Please make sure that you register with your full name as it appears on the ID that you will present for entry to NIST. (A list of registered attendees will be provided to NIST prior to the event for security purposes. If your name is different on the list does not match the one on your ID, you may not be able to attend.) We have limited space so please register as soon as possible. Registration will close on July 12, 2019 or when the space is exhausted, whichever comes first. Note that foreign nationals (non-US citizens) must also register at the foreign national registration link above no later than July 16, 2019.


Important Dates:

  • Apri 6, 2019: Call for Participation published
  • May 10, 2019: one-page white paper submission deadline (please follow submission instructions)
  • May 24, 2019: white paper registration deadline – fill out the google form: 
  • May 31, 2019: notification of white paper acceptance and travel support
  • June 14, 2019: travel (air and hotel) reservation deadline (for attendees with RCN travel support)
  • July 12, 2019: registration closes
  • July 23, 2019: workshop begins

Call For Participation:

Sixth 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 explored the development of community protoytpes and testbeds for research and experimentation, as well as a platform for end-to-end simulation of mmW wireless networks. The 5th workshop further developed the testbed development ideas. The 6th workshop at NIST will continue to explore the RCN research themes, including:

  • 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, vehicular networks, 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 and/or demos at the workshop. The authors are encouraged to consult the agenda, posters and reports from the previews workshops at The white papers must include:

  1. tentative poster/demo title,
  2. list of authors (including a statement on who is the contact author), and
  3. email addresses and affiliations of authors.

The one-page white papers should be submitted in pdf format to Please use the following format for the white paper filename: lastname_firstname_rcn6.pdf (contact author). 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 of senior 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. If you are requesting travel support, indicate the name of the author who will be receiving the travel support (one per white paper submission). Participants without white papers, especially from industry, are encouraged to attend, subject to space availability. Please see the workshop page for registration and logistical information;