IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
5–8 September 2023 // Toronto, ON, Canada

6G Envisioned Reconfigurable Intelligent and Holographic Surfaces

IEEE PIMRC 2023 Workshop CFP on 6G-Envisioned RIS & HoloS

Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS) leverage smart radio surfaces with a high number of small antennas or metamaterial elements based on a programmable structure that can be used to control the propagation of electromagnetic waves. Reconfigurable holographic surfaces (RHS) with multiple input multiple output (MIMO) setup are composed of numerous metamaterial radiation elements integrated in a holographic pattern to generate beams with desirable directions. Furthermore, with RHS the transceiver can leverage hologram principle with this entire surface for efficient wireless communications and networking applications. These intelligent and holographic surfaces will play a pivotal role in advanced sixth generation communication systems and networks. Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) tools, and optimization-based algorithmic solutions can be explored with RIS/RHS-aided systems and networks. RIS/RHS can be configured at sub-6 GHz, millimeter wave (mmWave) to terahertz (THz) spectrum and beyond. Integrated sensing, communications and localization based systems can be explored with RIS/RHS configurations. RIS/RHS can be also intertwined with emerging technologies such internet of-things (IoT), internet-of-everything (IoE), internet-of-intelligent things (IoIT), internet-of-space- things (IoST) and vehicle to everything (V2X), conformal metasurfaces, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)-assisted systems and networks. RIS/RHS-aided novel multiple access schemes can be explored as well within this scope. Workshop on 6G-Envisioned Reconfigurable Intelligent and Holographic Surfaces will take place at the IEEE PIMRC 2023, Canada. It will provide a forum for sharing multidisciplinary contributions to the emerging RIS/RHS technology. We aim to bring together leading researchers from academia and industry, to share their recent findings and views. We seek to assemble cross-cutting and high-quality original research papers on topics including, but not limited to:

• AI, machine/deep learning, federated learning with RIS/RHS
• V2X, V2V, UAVs and vehicular networking with RIS/RHS
• Satellite communications and networking with RIS/RHS
• Integrated sensing, communications and localization with RIS/RHS
• IoT, IoE, IoIT (intelligent), IoST (space) with RIS/RHS
• Multiple access schemes such as RSMA, NOMA with RIS/RHS
• Precoding, quantization, RF design with RIS/RHS
• PHY algorithms and protocol designs with RIS/RHS
• Electromagnetic compatibility modeling & signaling with RIS/RHS
• Channel estimation, imperfect CSI modelling with RIS/RHS
• Network security, privacy & interference exploitation with RIS/RHS
• Wireless backhaul, integrated access & backhaul with RIS/RHS
• Cell-free wireless, full-duplex, mmWave and THz with RIS/RHS
• Resource allocation & transmission protocols with RIS/RHS
• Mobile edge computing, distributed computing with RIS/RHS
• Semantic communication, URLLC, mMTC and eMBB with RIS/RHS
• Experimentation & testbed findings with RIS/RHS

EDAS Submission Link:

General Chairs (Consortium of academia and industry with geographical and gender diversity):
• Prof. Aryan Kaushik, University of Sussex, UK,
• Prof. Anas Chaaban, University of British Columbia, Canada,
• Dr. Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem, University of British Columbia, Canada,
• Prof. Ana Garcia Armada, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain,
• Prof. Nan Yang, Australian National University, Australia,
• Prof. Alessio Zappone, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy,
• Dr. Doowhan Lee, NTT Corporation, Japan,
• Prof. Wonjae Shin, Ajou University, South Korea
• Dr. Konpal Shaukat Ali, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE,

Steering Committee
• Prof. Marco Di Renzo, Paris-Saclay University, France,
• Prof. Octavia A. Dobre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada,
• Prof. John Thompson, University of Edinburgh, UK,
• Prof. Georges Kaddoum, University of Quebec, Canada,
• Prof. Carlo Fischione, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden,


Paper Submission Deadline: 19 May 2023 Extended date:  31 May 2023
Acceptance Notification: 16 June 2023
Camera-Ready Due: 07 July 2023
Workshop Date: 05 September 2023