URSI Submission Topics

Commission A - Electromagnetic Metrology
USNC Chair: Steven J. Weiss (steven.j.weiss14.civ@mail.mil)
CNC Chair: Leili Shafai (Leili.Shafai@csa-asc.gc.ca)
A.1 Microwave to sub-millimeter measurements/standards
A.2 Quantum metrology and fundamental concepts
A.3 Time and frequency
A.4 Time-domain metrology, EM-field metrology
A.5 EMC and EM metrology
A.6 Noise
A.7 Materials
A.8 Bioeffects and medical applications
A.9 Antennas
A.10 Impulse radar
A.11 Interconnect and packaging
A.12 Test facilities
A.13 THz metrology
A.14 High-Frequency and millimeter wireless metrology
Commission B - Fields and Waves
USNC Chair: John L. Volakis (volakis@ece.osu.edu)
CNC Chair:Michel Clenet (Michel.Clenet@drdc-rddc.gc.ca)
B.1 Antenna arrays
B.2 Antenna theory, design, and measurements
B.2.1 Active antennas
B.2.2 Active and passive antenna matching
B.2.3 Antenna and propagation measurement techniques
B.2.4 Small antennas
B.2.5 Other antenna topics
B.3 Complex, novel, or specialized media
B.3.1 Electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structures
B.3.2 Biological media
B.3.3 Geophysical media
B.3.4 Metamaterials
B.4 Educational methods and tools
B.5 Electromagnetic interaction and coupling
B.6 Frequency selective surfaces and filters
B.7 Guided waves and wave-guiding structures
B.8 High-frequency techniques
B.9 Imaging, inverse scattering and remote sensing
B.10 Microstrip antennas and printed devices
B.11 Millimeter wave and Terahertz antennas
B.12 MIMO antennas and systems
B.13 Nanoscale electromagnetics
B.14 Nonlinear electromagnetics
B.15 Numerical methods
B.15.1 Fast methods
B.15.2 Finite-difference methods
B.15.3 Frequency-domain methods
B.15.4 Hybrid methods
B.15.5 Integral-equation methods
B.15.6 Time-domain methods
B.16 Optimization techniques
B.17 Propagation phenomena and effects
B.18 Rough surfaces and random media
B.20 Scattering and diffraction
B.21 Theoretical electro magnetics
B.22 Transient fields, effects, and systems
B.23 Ultra-wideband electromagnetics
B.24 Wireless communications
B.25 Wireless sensors and sensing networks
B.26 Cognitive radio
B.26.1 Reconfigurable antennas
B.26.2 Simultaneous transmit and receive systems
B.26.3 Spectrum enhancement techniques
Commission C - Radiocommunication Systems and Signal Processing
USNC Chair: Gregory H. Huff (ghuff@tamu.edu)
CNC Chair: F. Gagnon (francois.gagnon@etsmtl.ca)
C.1 Cognitive radio and software defined radio
C.2 Computational imaging and inverse methods
C.3 Information theory, coding, modulation and detection
C.4 MIMO and MISO systems
C.5 Radar systems, target detection, localization, and tracking
C.6 Radio communication systems
C.7 Sensor networks, and sensor-array processing and calibration
C.8 Signal and image processing
C.9 Spectrum and medium utilization
C.10 Synthetic aperture and space-time processing
C.11 Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Commission D - Electronics and Photonics
USNC Chair: Zoya Popovic (Zoya.Popovic@colorado.edu)
CNC Chair: Christophe Caloz (christophe.caloz@polymtl.ca)
D.1 Novel transmission line structures and materials
D.2 Electronic devices, circuits and applications
D.3 Photonic devices, circuits and applications
D.4 Physics, materials, CAD, technology and reliability of electronic and photonic devices
Commission E - Electromagnetic Environment and Interference
USNC Chair: Lawrence Cohen (Lawrence.Cohen@nrl.navy.mil)
CNC Chair: Puyan Mojabi (Puyan.Mojabi@umanitoba.ca)
E.1 Electromagnetic environment
E.1.1 Electromagnetic noise of natural origin
E.1.2 Man-made noise
E.2 Electromagnetic compatibility measurement technologies
E.3 Electromagnetic compatibility standards
E.4 Legal aspects of electromagnetic compatibility
E.5 Electromagnetic radiation hazards
E.6 Electromagnetic compatibility education
E.7 Computational electromagnetics in electromagnetic compatibility
E.7.1 Computer Modeling
E.7.2 Model Validation
E.7.3 Statistical Analysis
E.8 Effects of natural and intentional emissions on system performance
E.8.1 Crosstalk
E.8.2 Effects of transients
E.8.3 System analysis
E.8.4 Signal integrity
E.8.5 Electromagnetic compatibility in communication systems
E.8.6 Statistical analysis
E.9 High-power electromagnetics
E.9.1 Electrostatic discharge
E.9.2 Electromagnetic pulse and lightning
E.9.3 Transients
E.9.4 Power transmission
E.10 Spectrum management
Commission F - Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing
USNC Chair: Michael H. Newkirk (Michael.Newkirk@jhuapl.edu)
CNC Chair: Cesar Amaya (cesar.amaya@crc.gc.ca)
F.1 Point-to-point propagation effects
F.1.1 Measurements
F.1.2 Propagation models
F.1.3 Multipath/mitigation
F.1.4 Land or water paths
F.1.5 Scattering/diffraction
F.1.6 Indoor/outdoor links
F.1.7 Mobile/fixed paths
F.1.8 Horizontal/slant paths
F.1.9 Surface/atmosphere interactions
F.1.10 Atmospheric constituents
F.1.11 Dispersion/delay
F.1.12 Natural/man-made structures
F.2 Remote sensing of the Earth by radio waves
F.2.1 Atmospheric sensing
F.2.2 Ocean and sea ice
F.2.3 Field campaigns
F.2.4 Interferometry and SAR
F.2.5 Subsurface sensing
F.2.6 Scattering/diffraction
F.2.7 Radiation and emission
F.2.8 Propagation effects
F.2.9 Urban environments
F.2.10 Soil moisture & terrain
F.3 Propagation and remote sensing in complex and random media
Commission G - Ionospheric Radio and Propagation
USNC Chair: Sigrid Close (sigridc@stanford.edu)
CNC Chair: P. T. Jayachandran (jaya@unb.ca)
G1. Global morphology and modeling of the ionosphere
G2. Ionospheric space-time variations
G3. Development of tools and networks needed to measure
ionospheric properties and trends
G4. Theory and practice of radio propagation via the ionosphere
G5. Application of ionospheric information to radio systems
Commission H - Waves in Plasma
USNC Chair: Anatoly Strelsov (streltsa@erau.edu)
CNC Chair: P. T. Jayachandran (jaya@unb.ca)
H1. Plasma instabilities
H2. Generation and propagation of waves in plasmas
H3. Interaction between these waves, and wave-particle interactions
H4. Plasma turbulence processes and chaos
H5. Spacecraft-plasma interactions
H6. Application of the results, particularly in the areas of solar/planetary plasma interactions, and the increased exploitation of space as a research laboratory
Commission J - Radio Astronomy
USNC Chair: David DeBoer (ddeboer@berkeley.edu)
CNC Chair: Stephane Claude (stephane.claude@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca)
J1. Observation and interpretation of all radio emissions and reflections from celestial objects
J1.1. Promotion of technical means for making radio-astronomical observations and data analysis
J1.2. Support of activities to protect radio-astronomical observations from harmful interference.
Commission K - Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine
USNC Chair: Mahta Moghaddam (mahta@usc.edu)
CNC Chair: Michal Okoniewski (okoniews@ucalgary.ca)
K.1 Biological effects
K.2 Dosimetry and exposure assessment
K.3 Electromagnetic imaging and sensing applications
K.4 Therapeutic, rehabilitative, and other biomedical applications
K.5 Human body interactions with antennas and other electromagnetic devices