Call for Papers

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The 2017 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting will be held on July 9-15, 2017, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego, CA. The symposium and meeting are cosponsored 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, workshops, and short courses will be coordinated between the two organizations to provide a comprehensive and well-balanced program. This meeting 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 January 16, 2017.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit contributions for review and possible presentation at the symposium or meeting (the “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 Web site. 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 must be in the standard IEEE two-column format with a length of two pages. URSI Authors will have the option of being included in IEEE Xplore. All accepted and presented submissions will appear in the proceedings distributed at the conference. The presenting author will be required to register for the conference by April 7, 2017 May 13, 2017, 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 formats and templates, are available on the conference Web site:

AP-S Student Paper Competition

Eligible entries in the Student Paper Competition must have only one student author, and that student must be the first author. Each additional coauthor must submit a signed letter indicating that his/her contribution is primarily advisory. Letters must be in PDF format and must be uploaded to the symposium’s student paper Web site in the indicated area at the time the paper is submitted. All Student Paper Competition entries will be evaluated using a double-blind review process, in addition to the normal review process used for regular submissions. Detailed instructions are available on the conference Web site. For additional information, contact Mona Jarahi (

Special Sessions

Requests to organize special sessions should be submitted to Kathleen Melde ( no later than October 9, 2016. 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 in PDF format. Special sessions will be selected and finalized by the end of November 2016. 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 January 16, 2017. A list of special sessions will be posted at the symposium Web site in December 2016.


Industrial, academic, and book exhibits will be open June 11-13, 2016. Exhibitor registration and additional information can be found on the conference Web site.

Short Courses/Workshops/Tutorials

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 workshop should contact Ethan Wang ( or Satish Sharma ( by November 14, 2016.