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

WS 03 – 6G Envisioned Reconfigurable Intelligent and Holographic Surfaces

Day: Tuesday, 05 September
Time:  9:00 – 12:30
Room:  Harbour C

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

Tentative Program Details below:

Time Workshop Schedule
Session 1:
Welcome and Introduction
9.00 AM – 9.25 AM Keynote I
9.25 AM – 9.50 AM Keynote II
9.50 AM – 10.15 AM Keynote III
10.15 AM – 10.33 AM Technical Session I: [P1]
Session 2:
11.00 AM – 11.25 AM Keynote IV
11.25 AM – 11.50 AM Keynote V
11.50 AM – 12.35 PM Technical Session II: [P2], [P3], [P4]


Keynote I: Prof. Marco Di Renzo, Université Paris-Saclay, France (virtual)
Title: Programmable Metasurfaces for Wireless Communications: Living at the Interface of Electromagnetics and Communications

Keynote II: Prof. Ahmed Alkhateeb, Arizona State University (in person)
Title: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: What Are the Real Use Cases?

Keynote III: Prof. Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba, Canada (in person)
Title: On machine learning-aided channel estimation in RIS-based wireless communications systems

Keynote IV:
Prof. George Alexandropoulos, University of Athens, Greece (virtual)
Title: RIS-Empowered Smart Wireless Environments: Capacity Characterization and Optimization

Keynote V: Prof. Shahrokh Valaee, University of Toronto, Canada (in person)
Title: RIS-Assisted Sensing and Localization using the Percolation Theory and Evolutionary Algorithms

Technical Session I:

[P1] Enhancing Secret Key Generation in Block Fading Channels Using Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
Hibatallah Alwazani and Anas Chaaban (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Technical Session II:

 [P2] Secrecy Communication for Simultaneous Transmission and Reflection (STAR) RIS Aided Systems With Multiple Eavesdroppers
Authors: Yuan Ren, Yao Jia, Xuewei Zhang, Fan Jiang and Guangyue Lu (Xi’an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

[P3] Title: Joint Precoder and Phase Optimization for MIMO-IRS With Finite Alphabet Input
Authors: Jyothsna Sreekumar (Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, India) and Lakshmi Narasimhan Theagarajan (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)

[P4] (Invited paper) Optimizing Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for MmWave Communications in IoT Networks
Authors: Adeel Iqbal (COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan), Ali Nauman (Yeungnam University, South Korea), Muhammad Ali Jamshed (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Aryan Kaushik (University of Sussex, United Kingdom) and Wonjae Shin (Ajou University, South Korea)


General Chairs (Consortium of academia and industry with geographical and gender diversity):



Steering Committee


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

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