Who Should Attend?
It is approximately 10 years since the trail blazing work of Teletar and Foschini, published in issues of the Bell Lab Technical Journal, unleashed the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) research explosion on the world. The capacity gain associated with MIMO systems is so large it is clearly going to be a standard inclusion in most if not all new wireless standards.
MIMO-like features are now being included in a number of key standards. UMTS has already standardised the Alamouti block coding system, and a draft of the Wireless Local Area Network standard, IEEE802.11n, was accepted at the beginning of 2006. Pre-N silicon is already available. WiMax - IEEE802.16e, 3G, 3GPP-LTE (Long Term Evolution) etc. all include MIMO as part of their standard.
The workshop will give the latest research results in the area as well as bridge the gap between academic theory and industry practise. Top
This workshop brings together some of the world experts in the field to present the latest developments in MIMO. They will highlight open issues. Some of the presenters have concentrated on MIMO theory, some have been involved with standardisation activities, and some have been involved with practical issues and developed test-beds (which will be demonstrated). All are experts in their areas. More information on the speakers is available.
Who Should Attend?
The workshop is suitable for researchers seeking new avenues of research endeavour in MIMO and its related fields. It is also suited to industry R&D personnel who are thinking of implementing or deploying MIMO like systems in the future, since many of the speakers have first hand practical experience. There will also be some introductory material to get engineers and early researchers, entering the field for the fist time, quickly up to speed.
Industry R&D personnel: The research has a strong industry focus. Presenters have been selected because of their involvement with industry or standardisation activities.
Research Professionals: Learn about open issues. Benefit from interaction with leaders in the field. Understand the implementation problems and make your research more relevant to industry. Network.
Students: Get up to speed fast, get the big picture, do that literature review, see what others have done, see what still needs to be done. Make your research useful to industry. Network and improve your job opportunities.
Who is Sponsoring the Workshop:
IEEE Vic Section
Practical MIMO research is now focussing on implementation issues, such as synchronisation, channel estimation, low pilot overhead structures, and hardware impairments. Theoretical research is considering low feedback systems in Doppler channels, and the shift from single user MIMO systems to multi-user MIMO systems with and without receiver collaboration. Many of these advanced topics will be discussed in the Workshop. Contents:
- MIMO and OFDM Basics
- MIMO Channel Measurements and Modelling
- MIMO Capacity and Performance
- Antennas for Beamforming and MIMO
- Narrowband and Wideband Systems
- Space Time Coding
- Spatial Spreading, Beamforming, SVD Systems
- Practical issues, simplifications, tricks, hardware, antennas
- Test Beds (some will be demonstrated)
- Channel Estimation, Synchronisation
- Sub-Space Tracking
- Latest Standards; IEEE802.11n, 3G-Long Term Evolution …
- Feedback and Precoding
- Adaptive Schemes
- Multi-user MIMO
Contact: Professor Mike Faulkner at email@example.com