IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2018 // Kansas City, MO, USA
Communications for Connecting Humanity

Call For Papers


Please find the PDF version of CFP here.


Future radio access networks are expected to have the capability to support: 1) massive connectivity and dramatically higher capacity; 2) diverse sets of users and applications with radically different requirements in terms of delay, bandwidth, etc.; and 3) flexible and efficient use of all available resources, such as spectrum and time. The above requirements, especially the need for massive connectivity and diverging latency, challenge the current cellular networks in many ways, particularly the available multiple access (MA) methods. As a result, significant efforts have been recently made to design more spectrally and energy efficient MA schemes for future wireless networks. A common feature of these newly designed MA schemes is the avoidance of the use of conventional orthogonal schemes. Instead, users are encouraged to share their bandwidth resources opportunistically according to their diverse channel conditions and their quality of service requirements. The superior spectral efficiency of these non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) schemes has been demonstrated by recent theoretical and experimental studies.

      The 3rd Workshop on Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Techniques for 5G will take place during IEEE ICC 2018 in Kansas City, on May 20, 2018. The workshop will provide a forum for brainstorming on the emerging NOMA techniques for 5G cellular networks. We aim to bring together the leading researchers in the field, both from academia and industry, to share their recent findings and their views on what access methods best suit the diverse requirements of next generation networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Sparse code multiple access (SCMA)
  • Multi-user shared access (MUSA)
  • Lattice partition multiple access (LPMA)
  • Interleave division multiple access (IDMA)
  • Advanced coding and modulation for NOMA
  • MIMO techniques for NOMA
  • Multi-cell/massive MIMO NOMA
  • Security concerns for NOMA
  • Cross-layer design and optimization of NOMA
  • Hardware implementation issues in NOMA
  • Coexistence of NOMA and OFDMA
  • Other multiple access protocols for
  • Massive MTC applications
  • Massive internet-of-things (IoT)
  • Vehicle-to-X (V2X) and satellite networks

Submission Guideline: see

Submission Link: Papers should be submitted via EDAS at


Important Dates:

Full Paper Submission:               January 3, 2018 January 15, 2018
Acceptance Notification:              February 21, 2018
Final Paper Submission:               March 5, 2018
Workshop Date:                           May 20, 2018