As a part of IIITB COMET Foundation Workshop Series on Advanced Communication Systems, one-day virtual workshop on “Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces: Fundamentals and Applications” was held on May 21, 2022. Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS) are gaining traction worldwide as a means to create Smart Radio Environments (SREs) by introducing controllable reflectors that can improve the performance and 5G & Beyond networks. This workshop was organized to introduce participants to the basics of IRS and their application areas, including details on mathematical modelling.
Prof. Rajarshi Mahapatra (IIIT Naya Raipur) and Prof. Priyanka Das (IIIT Bangalore) were the speakers in this workshop. A total of 83 participants attended the workshop virtually, over four sessions. In the first session, Prof. Rajarshi Mahapatra gave an ‘Introduction to 5G & Beyond’ and spoke about ‘IRS channel modelling’. Prof. Priyanka Das spoke on ‘Applications of IRS in wireless communications’ in the second session.