|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.
Roberto D. Graglia, Giuliano Manara
Andrew F. Peterson
Douglas H. Werner
Lars J. Foged
Martina T. Bevacqua
Dirk de Villiers
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:
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. Detailed instructions are available on the conference website. For additional information, contact Amanda Malone (email@example.com) Felix Vega (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tommaso Isernia (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Glauco Fontgalland (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Douglas H. Werner (email@example.com), Shen Zhongxian (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Konstantina Nikita (email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rod Waterhouse (email@example.com), and Sara Mugnaini (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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 (email@example.com), Joanne Wilton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Shelley Uslenghi (email@example.com)