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1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC)
May 18 - 22, 2015
ExpoMeloneras Convention Centre, Gran Canaria
 
The newly established triennial URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC) is the 3rd URSI flagship conference besides the triennial URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium and the triennial AP-RASC conference (AsiaPacific Radio Science Conference).
This 1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference will have an open scientific program composed of submitted papers within the domains covered by all ten Commissions of URSI:
 

 

Commission A:
Commission B:
Commission C:
Commission D:
Commission E:
Commission F:
Commission G:
Commission H:
Commission J:
Commission K:
Electromagnetic Metrology
Fields and Waves
Radiocommunication and Signal Processing Systems
Electronics and Photonics
Electromagnetic Environment and Interference
Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing
Ionospheric Radio and Propagation
Waves in Plasmas
Radio Astronomy
Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine
     
Important deadlines  
Paper submission January 12th, 2015 (extended)
Notification February 28th, 2015
Early bird registration March 31st, 2015  
Author registration March 31st, 2015 (required to have paper included in the programme)
Conference start May 18th, 2015
     
Paper submission Deadline: January 12th, 2015 (extended)
  Authors must submit an abstract (minimum of 250 words) electronically by January 12th, 2015. Each registered author may present no more than two papers. Organizers of special sessions should send a request to the appropriate commission Chair(s) by October 18th, 2014 - details are found on the URSI website. Detailed information on Paper Submission as well as Travel Information will become available through the URSI website: www.at-rasc.org in September 2014. Papers presented at this 1st URSI AT-RASC will be submitted for posting to IEEE Xplore. In addition, there will be special programs for young scientists, a student paper competition and programs for accompanying persons.

     
Technical Programme Committee  
  Prof. P.L.E. Uslenghi, Chair
Prof. P.S. Cannon, Vice-Chair
 
   
Organizing Committee  
  Prof. P. Lagasse, Chair
Prof. P. Van Daele, Vice-Chair
 
     
Publications Committee  
  Dr. W.R. Stone, Chair  
     

 

 

Topical Areas

Contributed papers are solicited in following topical areas:

 

Commission A: Electromagnetic Metrology

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Atomic-based mechatronics,
Bioeffects and medical applications,
EMC and EM metrology,
High-frequency and millimeter wireless metrology,
Impulse radar,
Interconnect and packaging,
Materials,
Measurements and calibration in propagation,
Microwave to submillimeter measurements/standards,
Noise,
Quantum metrology and fundamental concepts,
Space plasma characterization,
Techniques for remote sensing,
Test facilities,
THz metrology,
Time and frequency,
Time-domain metrology
and other topics of interest.


 

Special sessions for Commission A:

  • S-AD "Wireless power transmission and energy harvesting (COST IC1301)"
    Organizers: Pedro Cruz, Apostolos Georgiadis, Hendrik Rogier

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Commission B: Fields and Waves Antenna arrays

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Antennas: recent advances and future outlook,
Antenna theory, design and measurements,
Cognitive radio,
Complex media (bandgap structures, biological and geophysical media, metamaterials, and others),
Educational methods and tools,
Electromagnetic interaction and coupling,
Guided waves and waveguiding structures,
High-frequency techniques,
Imaging, inverse scattering and remote sensing,
Mathematical modeling of electromagnetic problems,
Microstrip antennas and printed devices,
Multiphysics electromagnetics,
Nanoscale electromagnetics,
Nonlinear electromagnetics,
Numerical methods (differential- and integral-equation based, hybrid and other techniques),
Optical phenomena,
Optimization techniques in electromagnetics,
Propagation phenomena and effects,
Rough surfaces and random media,
Scattering and diffraction,
Theoretical electromagnetics,
THz antennas and propagation,
Transient fields, effects, and systems,
Ultra-wideband electromagnetics,
Wireless communications
and other topics of interest.


 
Special sessions for Commission B:
  • S-B1 “Novel mathematical methods in electromagnetics”
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Kazuya Kobayashi, YuryShestopalov
  • S-B2 “Electromagnatic inverse scattering”
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Matteo Pastorino, Ehud Heyman
  • S-B3 “Advances in super-resolution electromagnetic imaging”
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Lianlin Li, Weixiang Jiang
  • S-B4 “Photonic and microwave metamaterials”
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Yang Hao, Martin Olivier, Nikolay Zheludev
  • S-B5 “Computational techniques and EM field simulators”
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Shinichiro Ohnuki, Vladimir Okhmatovski

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Commission C: Radiocommunication Systems and Signal Processing

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Cognitive radio and software defined radio,
Distributed sensor networks and sensors array processing,
Energy-efficient ("green") communications,
Information theory, coding, modulation and detection,
MIMO and MISO systems,
Novel radio communication systems,
Physics-based signal processing,
Radar target detection, localization, and tracking,
Radio localization and positioning,
Signal and image processing,
Spectrum and medium utilization,
Statistical signal processing of waves in random media,
Synthetic aperture and space-time processing,
Wireless networking
and other topics of interest.


 
Special sessions for Commission C:
  • S-C1-ISSSE "Energy-efficient cognitive radio communications"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Yves Louet, YvanDuroc
  • S-C2-IC1004 "Smart and efficient wireless networks and technologies towards 5G and beyond"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Alain Sibille and Sana Salous

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Commission D: Electronics and Photonics

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Broadband ubiquitous network,
Energy harvesting in wireless systems,
Fiber lasers and solid state lasers,
Graphene nanoelectronics applications,
Multi-physics modeling in radio frequency nanoelectronics,
Optical sensors and biosensors,
Plasmonics,
RF MEMS and NEMS,
Signal processing antennas,
60 GHz electronics,
Trends in RFID for identification and sensing,
Trends in THz communications
and other topics of interest.


 

Special sessions for Commission D:

  • S-D "Photonics in the International Year of Light"
    Organizer: Gunter Steinmeyer
    Co-Chairs: Gunter Steinmeyer, Apostolos Georgiadis

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Commission E: Electromagnetic Environment and Interference

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Communication in the presence of noise,
Crosstalk,
Electromagnetic compatibility education,
Electromagnetic compatibility measurements and standards,
Electromagnetic noise of natural origin,
Electromagnetic radiation hazards,
Highpower effects of transients on electronic systems,
Spectrum management and utilization
and other topics of interest.


 
Special sessions for Commission E:
  • S-EB "High-power electromagnetics"
    Organizer and Co-Chair: David V. Giri
  • S-EC "Time reversal in electromagnetic environments: theory and applications"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Farhad Rachidi, Marcos Rubinstein
  • S-EF1 "Understanding microwave processing of materials"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Innocenzo Pinto, Vincenzo Fiumara
  • S-EF2 "Statistical methods in electromagnetics"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Luk Arnaut, Gabriele Gradoni
  • S-EAB "Chaos and complexity in electromagnetics"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Steven Anlage, Stephen Creagh, Gregor Tanner

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Commission F: Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Propagation measurements/models for fixed and mobile links,
Measurements of fixed and mobile channels,
Propagation models,
Multipath/mitigation,
Fixed terrestrial links: measurements and design strategies,
Surface/atmosphere interaction,
Dispersion/delay,
Effects of natural/man-made structures,
Outdoor to indoor propagation,
Multi link MIMO channels,
UWB channel characteristics,
Small cell propagation,
Remote sensing of the Earth/planets by radio waves,
Passive sensing at millimeter wavelengths,
Interferometry and SAR,
Sensing of snow in open and forested environments,
Remote sensing of precipitation,
Atmospheric sensing,
Sensing of soil moisture and biomass,
Ocean and ice sensing,
Urban environments,
Radio Frequency Interference (RFI),
Underground imaging,
Propagation and remote sensing in complex and random media
and other topics of interest.


 
Special sessions for Commission F:
  • S-F1 "Application of polarization and waveform diversity radars in remote sensing"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Madhu Chandra, Andreas Danklymayer
  • S-F2 "Disaster management: modern methods and its technical challenges on radar remote sensing"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: TullioTanzi, Madhu Chandra
  • S-F3 "Advanced concepts in propagation and remote sensing of precipitation from earth and space"
    Organizer: V. Chandrasekar
    Co-Chairs: V. Chandrasekar, Luca Baldini, Dmitri Moisseev

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Commission G: Ionospheric Radio and Propagation

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Ionospheric imaging,
Ionospheric morphology,
Ionospheric modeling and data assimilation,
Radar and radio techniques for ionospheric diagnostics,
Space weather – radio effects,
Transionospheric radio propagation and systems effects
and other topics of interest.


 
Special sessions for Commission G:
  • S-G1 "Assimilative modeling and the global ionosonde network"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Ivan Galkin, Dieter Biliza
    Description:
    A joint session of URSI's Ionosonde Network Advisory Group (INAG) and International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) will focus on development of assimilative modeling techniques that use ionogram-derived data, both in real-time and retrospectively, in high-to-low latitudes, to produce local and particularly global 2D and 3D specifications of the ionospheric weather based on the IRI and other formalisms. We invite presentations that discuss challenges, outcomes, and validations of such data assimilation to highlight emerging role of the ionosonde network in the space weather domain, a vision of its future, and new practices and applications of the IRI extensions.
  • S-G2-"Ionospheric effects on GNSS systems at low-latitudes"
    Co-organizers and Co-Chairs: Sandro Radicella, Patricia Doherty.
    Description: Large variations in ionospheric delays are localized irregularities caused by ionospheric dynamics are a common feature at low latitudes and they affect in a peculiar way the radio frequencies used in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) operations. The effects of ionospheric variability on GNSS covers signal group delay, scintillation and Faraday rotation. In recent years, the investigation of these effects has increased dramatically in those countries that are under the low latitude ionosphere. The scope of this session is to encourage scientists working in the field to present their most recent results on the low latitude effects on GNSS operations.
  • S-GF "GRAPE (GNSS Research and Application for Polar Environment)"
    Organiser and Chair: Giorgiana De Franceschi
    Description: This session solicits contributions in all area of radio sciences focusing on: high latitudes/ bi-polar multi-instruments (ground and space based) monitoring and investigation of neutral and ionized atmosphere and detection of disturbances coming from the outer space impacting on technological systems, in particular on GNSS. Contributions are welcome on ionospheric imaging, irregularities and scintillation models, scintillation climatology, TEC (Total Electron Content) mapping tools, WV (Water Vapor) content and its effects at tropospheric levels. Papers dealing with data management strategy and e-infrastructures available to support investigations and models development are also welcome. Moreover, contributions are appreciated showing the ionospheric impact on different applications from positioning, to space weather, to solid Earth and polar cap dynamics investigation, etc...
  • S-GH "Modeling geospace boundaries and the need for radio science observations"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Tim Fuller-Rowell, Aaron Ridley
    Description: Many of the consequences of ionospheric plasma on operational systems in Earth's geospace are a consequence of steep gradients at boundaries. Examples of these boundaries are the the plasmapause, the edges of plasma bubbles, gradients at the edges of storm enhanced densities, the polar cap, or the auroral oval. Modeling these boundaries and their impact requires understanding, capturing, and modeling many physical processes and requires the coupling to the neutral atmosphere in which the plasma is embedded. It also requires understanding the response to the forcing from the magnetosphere and the lower atmosphere. To constrain the ionospheric modeling requires observations at frequencies from HF, which depend on the plasma for reflection and communication, to L-band, where the plasma boundaries present at best a nuisance and at worst a hazard. Papers are requesting addressing advances in ionospheric modeling, and in particular how modeling the Geospace system is dependent on radio science measurements for development, verification, and testing

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Commission H: Waves in Plasma

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Chaos and turbulence in plasma,
Plasma instabilities and wave propagation,
Spacecraft-plasma interactions,
Solar/planetary plasma interactions,
Wave-wave and wave-particle interactions,
Waves in laboratory plasmas
and other topics of interest.


 

Special sessions for Commission H:

  • S-H "Space radio weather: the radio subdomain of space weather"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Mauro Messerotti, Viviane Pierrard
    Description: Specific plasma processes occurring in the Solar atmosphere, in the Heliosphere and in the Geospace originate a variety of radio emissions in a variety of wavelength bands and at a variety of time scales. The time evolution of this ensemble of radio waves characterises the Space Radio Weather, i.e. the radio-quiet to radio-loud state of the radio spectrum relevant to the space domain. The monitoring, modelling and forecasting of space-originated radio emissions and their interaction with plasma through various physical mechanisms have manifold goals, that range from getting insights of the underpinning plasma processes, radio emissions and propagation processes to the study of Space-Radio-Weather-originated effects. One of the major plasma processes in Space Radio Weather is the wave-particle interaction that plays a key role in the physics of the Radiation Belts and lead to generation of radio waves, acceleration and precipitation of energetic particles. These processes can strongly affect the operation and security of space assets.
    This session is open to contributions on all the relevant topics related to radio waves in space physics, such as: solar radio physics; solar wind; magnetosphere and ionosphere physics; heliospheric physics. Special emphasis is expected to be given about the state-of-the-art monitoring, modelling and forecasting Space Radio Weather as a key tile in the framework of Space Weather, and the impacts of Space Radio Weather on human activities.
  • S-HG "Highly-Transient Space Plasma Events"
    Co-Conveners and Co-Chairs: Guru Ganguli, Christine Hartzell, John Mathews
    Description: This session includes the EM (e.g., EMP generation) and plasma as well as high energy density physics effects of hypervelocity impacts of space debris and meteoroids on spacecraft, the role of the micrometeoroid processes (e.g., sputtering, fragmentation, ablation) and flux on the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, and other related highly-transient phenomena. The session also includes topics addressing space situational awareness through direct detection of orbital debris using radar or telescope or indirect means based on charged debris interaction with the ambient plasma.

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Commission J: Radio Astronomy

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Detection of short-duration transients,
Developments in array technology for radio astronomy,
New telescopes, techniques, and observations,
Radio frequency interference mitigation and spectrum usage,
SKA,
Timely technical tutorials
and other topics of interest.


 
Special sessions for Commission J:
  • S-JC1 "Realtime data processing"
    Co-chairs: Andrew Siemion (Com. J), TBD (Com. C)
  • S-JC2 "Big data and CO-DATA – archives, accessibility, metadata"
  • S-JG "Ionospheric models and their validation"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Stefan Wijnholds (Com. J), Richard Schilizzi (Com. J), Sean Elvidge (Com. G)
    Description: The ionosphere has a profound effect on the propagation of radio waves, making measurements of distortions of RF signals an effective tool for ionospheric research. These same distortions hamper ground-based radio astronomical observations of cosmic source structure and position, in particular at frequencies below 1 GHz. Radio astronomers are, therefore, using different ionospheric models to reduce the number of parameters required for calibration of instrumental and environmental effects affecting their observations. In turn this calibration process provides information on the ionospheric conditions above the array, such as turbulence scales, TID wavelengths and TID velocity. This session aims to bring low-frequency radio astronomers and ionospheric researchers together to stimulate cross-fertilization between these two fields with emphases on the modelling of RF propagation through the ionosphere, the ionospheric models themselves and validation of those models.
  • S-JCD "Radio astronomy systems and enabling components"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Arnold van Ardenne (Com. J), Amir Zaghloul (Com. C) , Apostolos Georgiadis (Com. D)

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Commission K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine

Papers are sought on all areas pertinent to the Commission's terms of reference which includes the topics below. In addition to this open call for papers the Commission is convening a number of Special Sessions which are described below.

Biological effects,
Dosimetry and exposure assessment,
Electromagnetic imaging and sensing applications,
Human body interactions with antennas and other electromagnetic devices,
Therapeutic, rehabilitative, and other biomedical applications
and other topics of interest.


 

Special sessions for Commission K:

  • S-K "EMF methods of exposure assessment"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Joe Wiart, Luc Martens, Wout Joseph
  • S-KBE "Stochastic methods and techniques in radio science"
    Organizers and Co-Chairs: Joe Wiart, Luk Arnault

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