Welcome from the General Chairs

Recent Updates
  • 2021-10-21
    Registrations for persons attending physically in Singapore will be closed on 18 November 2021.
  • 2021-10-10
    Singapore announces quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) schemes for visitors from 11 countries/regions.
  • 2021-9-20
    Finalists for the IEEE AP-S/URSI 2021 Student Design Contest has been announced. The videos are available here

On behalf of the Local Organization Committee, we warmly welcome you to the 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (APS/URSI)!

The APS/URSI 2021 will be held on 4-10 December 2021 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The joint conference is sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and the US National Committee (USNC) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI).

APS/URSI is the premier international event in the field of antennas and wireless propagation. As a flagship event, the IEEE APS/URSI 2021 has created several “firsts” in the AP-S and APS/URSI’s history, especially during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

  • APS 2021 is the first version to be held outside North America since its establishment in 1949.
  • APS/URSI 2021 is the first version outside North America since URSI and Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) started collaboration on joint meetings in 1952.
  • APS/URSI 2021 is the first version to be held in Singapore, organized by a team comprising local researchers from National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Agency of Science, Technology and Research, and Singapore University of Technology and Design.
  • APS/URSI 2021 is the first version to be held in December but still basking in Singapore’s “summer” sunshine.
  • APS/URSI 2021 is the first hybrid version with both online and onsite presentations across 142 parallel sessions, hosting the papers to be presented by researchers from more than 60 countries/regions. In addition, many technical and social activities have been organized, such as workshops, short courses, student paper competition, student design contest, industry talks, exhibitions, award ceremony, students’ tour, young professionals’ event, etc.

With the integration of Eastern and Western cultures, “Singapore has positioned itself as a center of innovation and research and development at the heart of the world’s most dynamic economic region.” (Forbes 2018). As the hub for education, innovation and research, the local researchers from the top three universities and public research organizations have actively carried out excellent research and development on electromagnetic theory, antenna technology, and wireless propagation by collaborating with overseas universities and companies.

Located at one-and-a-half degrees north of the equator, Singapore is a foodie’s paradise with a unique food culture and having almost all kinds of seasonal fruits and seafood.

Let us witness the historic moment of IEEE APS/URSI 2021 together and our Merlion welcomes all of you to enjoy a warm winter in Singapore!

With best regards,

Zhi Ning Chen
General Chair
Zhongxiang Shen
General Co-Chair
Xianming Qing
General Co-Chair
Update: COVID-19 and IEEE AP-S/URSI 2021
15 November 2021

All short-term travellers may enter Singapore via one of the following Safe Travel Lanes:

More details on the COVID-19 Information Page

Travel Lanes

Air Travel Pass
(Category 1)

Foreigners who are short-term travellers travelling from selected countries may seek entry into Singapore by applying for an Air Travel Pass, before 7 and 30 days of the intended date of entry.

(No controlled itinerary within Singapore)

Vaccinated Travel Pass

Fully vaccinated foreigners who are short-term travellers travelling from selected countries/regions may seek entry into Singapore by applying for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP), before 7 and 60 days of the intended date of entry.

(No controlled itinerary within Singapore)

Countries/Regions Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, Taiwan Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States

With effect from 29 November 2021
Finland, Malaysia and Sweden

With effect from 6 December 2021
Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
Open to short-term visitors Yes Yes
(Vaccinated travellers only)
Pre- Departure PCR* or ART** Test No Yes
Yes (within 2 days before the scheduled departure time)
Application Required Air Travel Pass Vaccinated Travel Pass
On-arrival test PCR PCR
Self-isolation Self-Isolation till negative test results released (within 24 hours) Self-Isolation till negative test results released (within 24 hours)

* PCR: Polymerase chain reaction
** ART: Antigen Rapid Test: Must be professionally-administered. Self-swabs are not allowed.

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Nano Dimension / AME Academy

Bronze Sponsors

Microwave Vision Group
Spring Technologies
Dassault Systemes