2001 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and URSI National Radio Science M (IEEE Antennas and Pr)

Venue: Sheraton Boston Hotel

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 08, 2001 End Date/Time: Jul 13, 2001
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Chairman’s Welcome

Welcome to Boston!!

On behalf of the steering committee I would like to welcome all of you to Boston for the 2001 IEEE International Antennas and Propagation Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. The meeting will be held during the week of July 8-13, 2001. We have prepared a full technical program with several special sessions, a variety of short courses and workshops, and a comprehensive array of exhibitors.

The conference will be held at the newly remodeled Sheraton Boston Hotel, located in downtown Boston, convenient to numerous attractions such as Old Ironsides (the oldest commissioned warship in the world); Boston Common and Public Garden, with its Make Way For Ducklings statues; Fenway Park, home of the ever interesting Red Sox; The Prudential Mall Complex; and world-famous Symphony Hall. The hotel is located 5 miles from Logan International Airport.

Boston is an exciting city, and we have drawn on its many resources to put together an appealing social program with activities for all ages, individuals, families, groups and tastes. I hope your plans for July 2001 include attending the APS/URSI Conference. We have an excellent experience planned for you!

Robert V. McGahan, General Chair
Air Force Research Laboratory
Hanscom AFB, MA


Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, Massachusetts United States of America 02199
United States

Additional Information

Boston, Massachusetts July 8-13, 2001 Sheraton Boston Hotel http://www.ieeeaps.org/2001APSURSI CALL FOR PAPERS The 2001 AP-S International Symposium, sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, and the 2001 URSI (International Union of Radio Science) meeting, sponsored by USNC Commissions A, B, D, F, and K, will be held jointly at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, July 8-13, 2001. The technical sessions, workshops and short courses will be coordinated among the two symposia to provide a comprehensive and well-balanced program. Paper submission: Authors of papers addressing advancements and describing innovations in the fields of electromagnetics, antennas, wave propagation, and other topics of interest to AP-S and URSI are invited to submit papers for review and possible presentation in the symposium. Suggested topics and general information are listed below. In addition to regularly scheduled sessions, there will be a student paper competition as well as organized keynote and special sessions addressing timely topics and state-of-the-art advancements in the field. The Conference Digest will be available in CD-ROM and hardcopy format. AP-S General Topics 1. Adaptive, active, signal processing & imaging antennas 17. Monolithic array techniques 2. Biomedical applications 18. Phased-array antennas 3. Broadband and multi-frequency antennas 19. Applications of photonics in antenna systems 4. Mobile and PCS antennas 20. Digital beamforming 5. Electromagnetics education 21. Non-linear electromagnetics 6. Electromagnetic properties of materials 22. Optimization methods in EM design 7. Electromagnetic theory 23. Neural networks 8. Frequency-selective surfaces 24. Reflector antennas 9. FEM methods 25. Scattering, diffraction and radar cross section 10. FDTD methods 26. Radar imagery 11. Wavelet-based methods 27. Propagation 12. Transients and time-domain techniques 28. Random media and rough surfaces 13. Numerical methods 29. Remote sensing 14. Inverse scattering 30. MEMS in antenna systems 15. Waveguiding structures 31. Reconfigurable antennas and arrays 16. Microstrip antennas, arrays, & circuits 32. Other topics Commission A Topics (Electromagnetic Metrology) A1. Quantum metrology and fundamental concepts A8. Antennas and EM-field metrology A2. Time and frequency A9. Impulse radar A3. Time-domain metrology A10. Planar structures and microstrip circuits A4. EMC and EM pollution A11. Interconnect and packaging A5. Noise A12. Ultra-wideband electromagnetics (with B, C, and D) A6. Materials A13. Wireless communications (with B, C, and D) A7. Bioeffects and medical applications A14. Advanced materials for EM applications (with B and D) Commission B Topics (Fields and Waves) B1. Antennas B6.3 Time-domain methods B1.1 Antenna analysis and design B7. Numerical methods: integral-equation based B1.2 Antennas for wireless communications B8. Numerical methods: hybrid techniques B1.3 Arrays B9. Numerical methods: improving computational efficiency B1.4 Microstrip and printed antennas B9.1 Efficiency issues in numerical computations B2. Complex media B9.2 Efficiency methods for matrix generation or solution B3. Guiding structures and circuits B9.3 Higher-order modeling B4. High-frequency techniques B10. Rough surfaces and random media B5. Inverse scattering B11. Scattering B6. Numerical methods: differential equation based B12. Theoretical electromagnetics B6.1 Absorbing boundary conditions B13. Transient fields, effects and systems B6.2 Frequency-domain methods Commission D Topics (Electronics and Photonics) D1. Optoelectronic techniques, devices, and materials D5. High-speed devices and circuits D2. Cryogenic electronic devices and circuits D5. Mesoscale devices and associated materials D3. Optical transmission and interconnection D7. Vacuum microelectronics D4. Microwave, mm-wave, and sub-millimeter-wave devices and circuits D8. RF & microwave applications of MEMS Commission E Topics (Electromagnetic Noise & Interference) E1. High Power electromagnetics E5. Techniques for RFI monitoring, exclusion and removal E2. Effects of transients on electronic systems E6. Spectrum management and utilization E3. EM noise model development and validation Commission F Topics (Wave Propagation & Remote Sensing) F1. Propagation modeling and measurement F4. Mobile and personal access radio propagation F2. Satellite & terrestrial propagation F5. Remote sensing of oceans and atmosphere F3. Point to point propagation effects F6. Calibration and validation of satellite measurements Commission G, H, and K Topics (Ionospheric Radio Propagation, Waves in Plasmas & Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine) G1. Space weather: systems effects K2. Calculations and measurements of field distributions in biological bodies H1. Waves in the Ionosphere K3. Uses of electromagnetic fields for medical diagnoses and therapy H2. New results in space-based sounding K1. Design of antennas for the application of radio and microwaves to biological systems Instructions for AP-S and URSI authors Paper Submission: This year we will use both electronic and camera-ready hardcopy paper submissions. Authors are strongly urged to use *.pdf as the file format. The TPC is unable to process other file formats. All content to be included in an abstract or summary must be embedded in a single document file for submission. For details on file submission, check the Instructions for Submissions on the conference web site. A letter accompanying the summary (for AP-S) or abstract (for USRI) must indicate a topic number associated with AP-S or URSI from the tabulation shown in this call. Papers submitted for the Student Paper Competition should be so designated and comply with instructions below. All submissions must contain the complete mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and fax number of the corresponding author. Where there are multiple authors, specify the presenter by an asterisk. The presentation equipment needed (viewgraph, 35 mm slide projector, etc.) should also be specified. The language of the conference is English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided. The text should be formatted single-spaced and sized for 21.5 28-cm (8.5 11 inch) paper. The title should be centered 1 inch from the top of the first page. The author’s (or authors’) name and complete organizational affiliation should be two lines below the title. The text should start three lines below the last name. Left- and right-hand margins should be 4 cm (1.5 inches). A 2.5-cm (1-inch) margin should be at the top and bottom of all pages. Double space between paragraphs. Submissions must withstand a linear reduction to 70% of original size and maintain readability. Only the corresponding author will receive an acknowledgement of the submission. FAX SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Additional instructions for AP-S authors The paper must be limited to four pages including text, references, figures, and photographs. The introduction should indicate clearly how the submission relates to previous work and the unique aspects of the current submission. One camera-ready paper, three paper copies, and one electronic copy (see below) of the summary must be submitted in final form. Figures and photographs (in glossy prints) should be a convenient size and affixed on 21.5 ´ 28-cm (8.5 ´ 11) white paper with captions typed in appropriate places. Footnotes should not be used except for credits to sponsoring agencies. A signed IEEE copyright form is necessary with submission of the paper copy (forms are in recent issues of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation and available through the home page, and at http://www.ieee.org). Missing copyright forms will make it necessary to reject the paper. It will be understood that all submissions have been cleared by the sponsoring agency Additional instructions for URSI authors. The abstract must consist of at least 250 words, and must be limited to one page, including figures. One camera-ready paper, three paper copies and one electronic copy of the abstract must be submitted in final form. Do not include a list of references; a few open-literature references may be included parenthetically, for example: (R. L. Lewis and J. R. Johler, Radio Sci., 2, 75-81, 1976). Acknowledgement of financial support is not deemed appropriate. Provide an accompanying second page that includes (1) identification of Commission and session topic for the paper, (2) a statement of what new knowledge is contributed by this paper, and (3) the relationship of this work to previous work. AP-S Student Paper Competition A Student Paper Contest for full-time students will be held as part of the Symposium. To be considered, a student must be the first author of the paper. The student’s advisor should attach a statement that his/her contribution is primarily advisory. In addition, the transmittal letter should clearly indicate student paper submission and conform to all other submission requirements as delineated above. Submission address and deadline Address all AP-S and URSI correspondence, papers, abstracts and copyright forms to: Alan Fenn, 2001 Technical Program Committee Co-Chair MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Room J-217D 244 Wood Street Lexington, Massachusetts 02420-9108 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 13, 2001 for camera-ready paper copies January 13, 2001 for electronic file copies INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS Exhibits: Industrial exhibits will be open July 9-11, 2001. Potential exhibitors may obtain detailed information from our Web site or our Exhibits/Industrial Relations Chair, Jonathan Williams, e-mail: jhwill@mitre.org For Workshops/Short Courses contact Hans Steyskal, e-mail: steyskal@maxwell.rl.plh.af.mil For Special Sessions contact Keith Trott, e-mail: trott@mrcfl.com