IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
9-11 August, 2020 // Virtual Conference

IEEE/CIC ICCC’2020 Workshop on Terahertz Band Communication Networks (TBCN)

Scope and Topics

Terahertz (THz)-band (0.1–10 THz) communication is envisioned as a key wireless technology to satisfy such demand. This frequency band, which lies in between millimeter-waves and the far infrared, remains still one of the least explored regions in the EM spectrum. THz technology has been recently identified by DARPA as one of the four major research areas that could eventually have an impact on our society larger than that of the Internet itself. In China, key programs and initiatives are funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The THz band opens the door to a plethora of applications in very diverse domains, ranging from Terabit Wireless Personal and Local Area Networks, ultra-broadband satellite links, to wireless nanosensor networks or the Internet of Nano-Things. In this context, the development of a new communication and networking technology to support networks with “billions of connected nanosystems” has been recently identified as one of the four essential components of the next IT revolution by the Semiconductor Research Consortium and NSF.

This workshop will be held part of the IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC). The twofold mission of this workshop is to increase the visibility of THz communications and to bring together Chinese researchers from diverse disciplines that can foster and develop this very fast developing field. The workshop aims to attract researchers and academics from various fields of study, ranging from THz materials, devices and packaging, to THz communication and networking researchers.

We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Transceivers for TBCNs
  • Antenna and massive antenna arrays for TBCNs
  • Information theoretic analysis of TBCNs
  • Channel models for TBCNs
  • Channel estimation techniques for TBCNs
  • Energy-efficient modulation, waveform and coding design for TBCNs
  • Ultra-massive MIMO, beamforming, precoding and space-time coding schemes for TBCNs
  • Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) and hypersurfaces for TBCNs
  • MAC layer design for TBCNs
  • Interference management for TBCNs
  • Routing and relaying in TBCNs
  • System-level modeling and experimental demonstrations for TBCNs
  • Security and covertness for TBCNs
  • Applications enabled by TBCNs

Workshop Organizers:

  1. Zhi Chen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, Email:
  2. Guangjian Wang, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. China, Email:
  3. Chong Han, Assistant Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. China, Email:


Submission Guideline:

Submission link:


Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: July 20, 2020

Camera-Ready Papers Due: July 27, 2020