6th Workshop on Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks

The emerging 5th generation and beyond wireless systems will experience a significant increase in the number of connected devices and high volume of data traffic. Additionally, high traffic load variations among heterogeneous network cells over time pose an extra challenge, due to the possible asymmetric traffic and dynamics between the uplink and downlink communications. The full-duplex (FD) technology, by which devices transmit and receive simultaneously on the same frequency band, can potentially double the spectral efficiency and allow a more flexible use of the spectrum, therefore making it a promising technology for future wireless and wired networks. However, FD radios suffer from severe self-interference (SI), as well as extra cross-interference between the uplink and downlink caused by simultaneous transmissions, which further degrades the overall network performance. To this end, many research groups around the world have proposed new transceiver designs, implemented advanced FD prototypes and have shown that SI can be suppressed almost down to the noise floor. Recently, some realistic field trials have already been completed in order to bring FD technology a step closer to practice. All these accomplishments show the feasibility of FD and its applicability for future networks.

IEEE ComSoc has recently established Emerging Technologies Initiatives (ETI) on Full Duplex Wireless Communications for nurturing the development of the new technology, and the present workshop series has been adopted as an organic activity within the new ETI. The full program of the previous workshops, as well as links to published papers, are available at IEEE ComSoc’s site:

In order to achieve the full potential of FD transmission, it is necessary to cope with the self-interference issue even more efficiently and develop new signaling mechanisms and advanced networking protocols, while reducing the energy consumption due to the required additional hardware. The objective of the IEEE ComSoc ETI-supported workshop series is to present the very latest state-of-the-art research on FD techniques, protocols, and applications exploring all aspects of future wireless and wired network design.

This workshop will attract contributions exploring the following topics of interest (but not limited to):

  • Advanced full-duplex antenna and transceiver designs (incl. cable modems)
  • Experimental evaluation of FD transceivers and networks
  • Advanced self-interference cancellation techniques
  • Modelling of self-interference and channel measurements
  • Massive MIMO and mmWave full-duplex transceiver design
  • Performance analysis of FD transceivers, systems and networks (including wired systems)
  • New MIMO techniques for multiuser interference cancellation
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) in full-duplex systems
  • Machine learning for full duplex applications
  • Physical layer security and full-duplex techniques
  • Full-duplex relaying and cooperative communications
  • UAV, low-latency and ultra-reliable communications
  • Full-duplex techniques with wireless power and energy harvesting
  • Full-duplex device-to-device and M2M communications
  • Resource allocation, medium access control, and scheduling
  • Full-duplex small cell deployments and heterogeneous networks
  • Ultra-reliable low-latency MAC and routing protocols for FD networks
  • Cross-layer design, virtualization and wireless caching