Call for Papers

Important Dates
Proposal of Special Sessions 15 October 2023
Proposal for Short Courses/Workshops/Tutorials 3 December 2023
Paper Submission DEADLINE 21 January 2024


Dear colleagues and friends,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the beautiful city of Florence (Italy) for the 2024 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and ITNC-USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting at the ”Fortezza da Basso” Convention Center from July 14 to 19, 2024. The event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S), the Italian National Committee (ITNC), and the US National Committee (USNC) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The Symposium will feature a diverse range of keynote speeches, technical sessions, and interactive workshops covering various topics related to antennas and propagation. From antenna design and analysis to electromagnetic theory, wireless communication systems, and beyond, we will explore the pioneering research and applications that are shaping the future of this dynamic field. Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance, developed in Italy from the mid-fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century, marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity. In this sense, we hope our conference will contribute to a ‘Technological Renaissance’ for advancing humanity.

We look forward to welcoming you personally to Florence in 2024 and making your congress experience pleasant and unforgettable.


Agostino Monorchio
Conference Chair

Roberto D. Graglia, Giuliano Manara
Conference Co-chairs

Steering and Organizing Committees

General Chair

Agostino Monorchio


Roberto Graglia

Giuliano Manara

Finance Chair

Adrien Merlini

Technical Program Committee

Francesco Andriulli

Asimina Kiourti

Andrew F. Peterson


Guido Lombardi

Special Sessions

Koichi Ito

Raffaele Solimene

Short Courses & Workshops

Jiro Hirokawa

Konstantina Nikita

Zhongxiang Shen

Douglas H. Werner

Industry & Government Engagement

Lars J. Foged

Sara Mugnaini

Rod Waterhouse

Student Paper Competition

Tommaso Isernia

Amanda Malone

Felix Vega

Student Design Contest

Roberto Flamini

Glauco Fontgalland

Young Professionals

Danilo Brizi

Peiyuan Qin

URSI-AP Liaisons

Carlo Carobbi

Piergiorgio Uslenghi

Women in Engineering & Radio Science

Martina T. Bevacqua

Claire Migliaccio

Mahta Moghaddam

Sana Salous

Francesca Vipiana

Publicity & Social Media

Vladimir Okhmatosvky

Marco Salucci

Erdem Topsakal

Local Arrangements

Angelo Freni

Stefano Selleri

Social Programs & Hospitality

Shelly Uslenghi

Joanne Wilton

Giovanna Zanello

International Advisory Committee

Christophe Fumeaux

Debatosh Guha

Ludger Klinkenbusch

Kwai-Man Luk

Jiaqi Liu

Kathleen Melde

Christian Pichot

Dirk de Villiers

Fan Yang

Shengjun Zhang

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit abstracts and papers for review and possible presentation on topics of interest to AP-S and USNC-URSI: 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, one-column format with a minimum length of 250 words, or in the IEEE two-page, two-column format with a length of two pages.

Suggested topics and general information are listed below and on the conference website. Please note the following:

  • 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 presented submissions will appear in the proceedings distributed at the conference.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the conference by the due date (to be announced) in order for their paper to be included in the conference.
  • Detailed instructions, including formats and templates, are available on the conference website.
  • Every effort will be made to complete the review process before the registration is open, so attendees have sufficient time to obtain visas as needed.

AP-S Student Paper Competition

Eligible entries in the Student Paper Competition (SPC) must only have one student author and the student must be the first author. The student’s primary academic advisor must respond to an email that will be sent to after the paper is submitted indicating that coauthor’s contributions are primarily advisory. Detailed instructions are available on the conference website. For additional information, contact SPC Committee Chairs Amanda Malone, Felix Vega, and Tommaso Isernia at

AP-S Student Design Contest

All students are encouraged to form teams and participate in the Student Design Contest. Each team should consist of two to five students, with at least 50% being undergraduate students. Detailed instructions may be found on the conference website. For additional information, contact Roberto Flamini ( or Glauco Fontgalland (

Short Courses/Workshops/Tutorials

Several short courses, workshops, and tutorials on topics of special and current interest will be solicited by the technical program committee an who wish to organize a short course, workshop, or tutorial should contact Jiro Hirokawa (, Douglas H. Werner (, Shen Zhongxian (, or Konstantina Nikita (


We have many outstanding opportunities for sponsorships of the conference and its various aspects. Industrial, academic, government, software, and book exhibits will be open during the majority of the conference days as well. Interested parties should contact Lars Foged (, Rod Waterhouse (, and Sara Mugnaini (

Special Sessions

Requests to organize special sessions for the conference should be submitted according to this form no later than October 15, 2023. 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 a justification for its designation as a special session. Special sessions will be selected and finalized by Nov. 15, 2023. 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 21, 2024.

Social Program

The social program for the AP-S/URSI 2024 Florence Conference includes a Welcome Reception, Students’ and Young Professionals’ Reception, Diversity and Inclusion Events, and an Awards Presentation and Social Event. There will also be private tours available, as well as a rich Accompanying Persons/Families Program. We will help attendees obtain Childcare Services as needed. For additional information, contact Giovanna Zanello (, Joanne Wilton ( and Shelley Uslenghi (