The 2021 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting 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). The technical sessions and short courses will provide a comprehensive and well-balanced program. This joint conference is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic engineering, and radio science. The paper submission deadline is
15 January 2021 15 May 2021.
Authors are invited to submit contributions for review and possible presentation at the joint conference on topics of interest to AP-S and USNC-URSI, including advancements and innovations in the fields of electromagnetics, antennas, and wave propagation. Suggested topics and general information are listed on the website. In addition to regularly scheduled sessions for oral and poster presentations, there will be a student paper competition, as well as special sessions, workshops, and short courses that will address timely topics and state-of-the-art advancements in these fields. AP-S submissions must be in standard IEEE two-column format, and must be two pages in length. USNC-URSI submissions may be in either a one-page, onecolumn format with a minimum length of 250 words, or in the IEEE two-page, two-column format with a length of two pages. In all cases, only accepted and presented submissions that are in the IEEE two-page two-column format and substantially fill the two pages will be submitted for possible inclusion in IEEE Xplore, if the author chooses submission to Xplore. All accepted and registered submissions will appear in the proceedings distributed at the conference. The presenting authors will be required to register by due date in order for their paper to be included in the conference. A complete list of AP-S and URSI topics, as well as detailed instructions including due dates, formats and templates, are available on the conference website.
Eligible entries in the Student Paper Competition must have only one student author, and that student must be the first author. All SPC papers will be judged using a double-blind review process. Detailed instructions are available on the conference website. For additional information, please email Yunjia Zeng (email@example.com).
All students are encouraged to form teams and participate in the Student Design Contest. Each team should consist of 2 to 5 students, with at least 50% being undergraduate students. For a 5-year Bachelor-cum-Master degree program, students in years 1 to 3 are considered undergraduates. Each team should be advised by a professional mentor who is a member of the IEEE AP-S, but the work needs to be done primarily by the students. No student or mentor should be involved in more than one team. Detailed instructions are available on the conference website. For additional information, please email Wei Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Requests to organize special sessions should be emailed to Chao-Fu Wang (email@example.com) no later than 16 October 2020. Each proposal should include the title of the special session, a brief description of the topic, an indication of whether the proposed session is for AP-S, USNC-URSI, or is joint, and justification for its designation as a special session. All proposals should be submitted to the Special Session Chair using the completed form, attached here. Special sessions will be selected and finalized by the end of November 2020. At that time, additional instructions will be provided to the organizers of the special sessions chosen for inclusion in the conference. The associated papers or abstracts will be due on
15 January 2021 15 May 2021. A list of special sessions will be on the conference website in December 2020.
Several short courses and tutorials on topics of special and current interest will be solicited by the technical program committee and organized for the conference. Individuals who wish to organize a short course or tutorial should complete the proposal form attached here and email Chao-Fu Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org) by
30 November 2020 31 March 2021.
Industrial, academic, and book exhibits will be open during the conference. Sponsorships in various forms are also highly appreciated. Exhibits and sponsorships information can be found on the symposium website or by sending an email to Richard Xian-Ke Gao (email@example.com).