ISAP2016 -International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation-

IEICE Transaction Special Section

Special Section on Recent Progress in Antennas and Propagation in Conjunction with Main Topics of ISAP2016

The IEICE Transactions on Communications announces that it will publish a special section entitled "Special Section on Recent Progress in Antennas and Propagation in Conjunction with Main Topics of ISAP2016" in February 2018.
The objective of this special section is to discuss the antenna and propagation technologies related to progressing technologies for 5G mobile communication systems, MIMO, PAN/BAN, and wireless power transmission and so on. The 2016 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2016) will be held in Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan during October 24 – 28, 2016, which aims at providing an international forum for exchanging information on such progress of research and development in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic wave theory, and the related fields. By taking this opportunity the special section has been planned to publish papers on advanced technologies in antennas, propagation and the related fields. The special section seeks for submission particularly from, but not limited to, the authors of ISAP2016.

1. Scope

This special section aims at timely dissemination of research in these areas. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

– Small Antennas and RF Sensors
– Antennas for Mobile and Wireless Applications
– Broadband and Multi-band Antennas
– Tunable and Reconfigurable Antennas
– 2D and 3D Printed Antennas and Arrays
– Millimeter-wave, THz and Optical Antennas
– Active and On-Chip Antennas
– Adaptive and Smart Antennas
– Antenna Theory and Design
– Antenna Measurements
– Other related topics
– Indoor and Mobile Propagation
– Millimeter-wave, THz and Optical propagation
– Machine-to-Machine/Infrastructure Propagation
– Channel Sounding and Channel Estimation
– Propagation Measurement Techniques
– Terrestrial, Earth-Space, and Ionospheric Propagation
– Propagation Fundamentals,
– DOA Estimation
– Remote Sensing and Radar
– Other related topics
Electromagnetic-wave Theory
– Computational Electromagnetics
– Optimization Methods in EM Problems
– Frequency Selective Surfaces and Filters
– EBG, Metamaterials, and Applications
– Time-Domain Techniques
– Scattering, Diffraction, and RCS
– Inverse and Imaging Techniques
– Passive and Active Components
– Nano-Electromagnetics
– Other related topics
AP-related Topics
– MIMO and Its Applications
– Antenna Systems for Mobile Communications
– Broadcasting and Receiving Technologies
– Wireless Power Transfer Technologies
– Wearable Device Networks and Medical Applications
– Sensor Networks and Adhoc Systems
– RFID and Applications,
– EMC/EMI Technologies
– Other related topics

2. Submission Instructions

The standard number of pages is 8. The page charges are considerably higher for extra pages. Submissions of “letters” are not accepted. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guideline in the "Information for Authors". The latest version is available at the web site, . The period for revising the manuscript after acknowledgement of conditional acceptance for this special section could be shorter than that for regular issues (60 days) because of the tight review schedule.

This special section will accept only papers by electronic submission. Submit a manuscript and electronic source files (LaTeX/Word files, figures, authors’ photos and biography) via the IEICE Web site by February 15th, 2017 (JST). Authors should choose the Recent Progress in Antennas and Propagation in Conjunction with Main Topics of ISAP2016 as a "Journal/Section" on the online screen. Do not choose [Regular-EB].

Contact Person: Toru Takahashi
Information Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Tel: +81-467-41-2155, Email:

3. Special Section Editorial Committee

  • Guest Editor-in-Chief: Jiro Hirokawa (Tokyo Tech)
  • Guest Editors: Toru Takahashi (Mitsubishi Electric), Kentaro Nishimori (Niigata Univ.)
  • Guest Associate Editors: Takuji Arima (Tokyo Univ. of Agric. and Tech.), Koichi Ichige (Yokohama Natl. Univ.), Shinichiro Ohnuki (Nihon Univ.), Noaki Kita (NTT), Koshiro Kitao (NTT DOCOMO), Shigeki Takeda (Ibaraki Univ.), Masayuki Nakano (KDDI), Hiroshi Hirayama (Nagoya Inst. of Tech.), Takeshi Fukusako (Kumamoto Univ.), Mitoshi Fujimoto (Univ. of Fukui), Naobumi Michishita (Natl. Defense Acad.), Manabu Yamamoto (Hokkaido Univ.)

* Authors must agree to the “Copyright Transfer and Page Charge Agreement” via electric submission.

* Please note that if accepted, all authors, including authors of invited papers, are requested to pay for the page charges covering partial cost of publications.

* At least one of the authors must be an IEICE member when the manuscript is submitted for review. Invited papers are an exception. We recommend that authors unaffiliated with IEICE apply for membership.
For membership applications, please visit the web-page, .


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