IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC’2021)

13~16 September 2021 Virtual Conference

The third International Workshop on “Enabling Technologies for Terahertz Communications -ETTCOM”

Submission link:

Contact: Prof. C. Faouzi BADER , ISEP/France,

Keynotes and Panel:  See details in attached.

Important dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: 25 MAY 2021

Paper Acceptance Notification: 7 June 2021


Terahertz (THz) technology, or what is more and more labeled by the scientific community as beyond 5G communication systems, has attracted great interest from academia and industry. This is due to several interesting features of THz waves, including the tens and hundreds of gigahertz bandwidths available. Also, as millimeter-wave communication systems mature, the focus of research is, naturally, moving to the THz range. With the increase in bandwidth requirements, the D bands (110-170 GHz) and then the H bands (220-330 GHz) are being increasingly studied for future communication applications. Broad bandwidth of the THz frequency bands can be used for terabit-per-second (Tb/s) wireless indoor communication systems.

With the attractive feature of ultra-broadband, the exploitation of THz band for future wireless/optical communication has become a hot topic in last years. Although lots of research efforts have been undertaken with state-of-the-art devices and channel propagation, THz techniques are still not enough mature compared to microwave or photonics. As THz for wireless communication cannot be simply implemented with existing techniques, some key issues remain to be addressed before completing their deployment and commercialization. The first and most important is the availability of high-performance devices including powerful THz sources, high gain antennas and sensitive THz detectors, for overcoming the physical attenuations from free space link.

The THz band gives access to many applications in very diverse domains, ranging from Terabit WPAN to Terabit/s file transferring, small backhaul cells, server farms, or virtual and augmented reality applications. Nevertheless, there are many challenges from the device, communication, and networking perspectives, which require fundamentally new solutions.

Moreover, the application of integration techniques will play a role to reducing the energy consumption and cost while making the system more compact. Apart from hardware issues, the channel modeling of indoor and outdoor (LOS and NLOS propagation modes) THz wave propagation considering different types of environmental and RF constraints remain to be experimentally tested. Although THz technology could satisfy the demand for an ultra-high data rate, several technical challenges need to be overcome or better understood before its development and future deployment.

The two main missions of this workshop are to expand the visibility of THz/Terabits communications and gather researchers from different research fields that can foster and develop this very fast-growing field. The workshop aims to attract researchers and academics from various fields of study, ranging from signal processing, THz materials and components, services to THz/Terabits communication and networking researchers.  The potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Terahertz channel modeling and propagation
  • Terahertz modulations and wave transmitters
  • Terahertz wireless/optical detectors/receivers
  • Coding for terabit/s communications
  • System model with array antennas
  • Communication protocols for THz systems
  • Antenna design for Terahertz systems
  • Terahertz wireless/optical communications and applications
  • Terahertz indoor communications
  • Signal Processing and Machine Learning for THz Communications
  • THz imaging, sensing, and localization
  • Terahertz Automotive Applications
  • Terahertz 3D Beamforming
  • Photoconductive antennas and photomixers
  • Advances on experimental hardware design and implementation
  • Advanced discrete-time signal processing techniques
  • Plasmonic waveguides for Terahertz and millimetre-waves
  • Micromachined circuits for Terahertz applications
  • Filter design and ultra-low-resolution receivers
  • Terahertz based ultra-high bandwidth wireless access networks
  • Terahertz wireless instruments, devices, and components

Workshop chairs/organizers


International workshop on enabling technologies for Terahertz communications (ettcom) Keynotes and Panel : Panel-on-THZ-6G-WS2-PIMRC21


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