Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) is considered to be an enabling technology for the next generational leap in mobile communications. Similar concepts of utilizing a large surface of which the reflection angle can be artificially varied for improving both the spectrum and energy efficiency may go by other names, such as large intelligent surface, programmable metasurface or intelligent reflecting surface (IRS). Recently, the Industry Specification Group by the European Standards Organisation ETSI has agreed on the name RIS.
To maximize the potential strength of RIS and its adaption in our future wireless systems, we need a cooperative research effort from different research minds, therefore, we welcome high-quality and novel technical articles, which have not been previously published, on RIS design and their applications in wireless communications to be submitted to this special issue.
The scope of this special section covers a wide range of topics such as metamaterials, signal processing and algorithms, machine learning. The relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
Manuscripts should be submitted online. This special issue title should be selected during the online submission process. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published online continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers).