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About ComSoc

The aim of this Emerging Technology Initiative is to inspire and nurture research initiatives on the novel concept of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs). RISs are nearly passive surfaces of electromagnetic material that are electronically controlled with integrated electronics and equipped with unique wireless communication capabilities to enhance the classical communication channels within the novel concept of Smart Radio Environments. Such concept has been recently proposed for a variety of applications, ranging from secure communications, non-orthogonal multiple access, millimeter-wave and terahertz communications, vehicular/aerial communications, and over-the-air-computation to improving the energy efficiency and capacity of wireless networks.

This ETI will explore and support a wide variety of research directions and standardization opportunities that rely on RIS as groundbreaking technology that will have the potential of fundamentally changing how generic wireless networks are designed and optimized today and is expected to have a big impact on the future (6G and beyond) communication solutions’ design and implementation. Finally, the ETI will unify ongoing research efforts by providing the necessary platform for amalgamating current research activities in wireless communications, signal processing, computer science, electromagnetics, metamaterials, antennas and propagation.

Industrial Chair | Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, Germany
Academic Chair | Ertugrul Basar, Koç University, Turkey
Alessio Zappone, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Secretary | Alexis Aravanis, CentraleSupelec, France
Workshops and Symposia Officers
Kezhi Wang, Northumbria University, UK
Cunhua Pan, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Miaowen Wen, South China Uni. of Technology, China
Qingqing Wu, University of Macau, China
Special Issues and Publications Officers
Yansha Deng, King's College London, UK
Octavia Dobre, Memorial University, Canada
Huseyin Arslan, University of South Florida, USA
Tutorials and Invited Presentations Officers
Rui Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yuanwei Liu, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Tommaso Melodia, Northeastern University, USA
Standardization Officers | Richie Leo, ZTE Corporation, China
Testbeds, Devices and Proof-of-Concepts Officers
Jin Shi, Southest University, China
Linglong Dai, Tsinghua University, China
Dinesh Bharadia, University of California San Diego
Industry Liaison Officers
Merouane Debbah, Huawei, France
Dinh-Thuy Phan-Huy, Orange Labs
Yifei Yuan, China Mobile
Electromagnetics and Metamaterials Liaison Officers
Andrea Alu, CUNY, USA
Sergei Tretyakov, Aalto University, Finland
Geoffroy Lerosey, GreenerWave, France
Vittorio Degli Esposti, University of Bologna, Italy
Online Content Officers
George Alexandropolous, University of Athens, Greece
Ana Garcia Armada, Carlos III University, Spain
TC Liaison | Stefano Galli, STR, USA
ETC Liaison | Marco Di Renzo, CNRS, France

Visit the Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Emerging Technology Initiative website.