AT-RASC 2022 Call for Papers

Call for Papers - Extended Paper Submission Deadline: January 29th 2022


Call for Papers 
URSI combined Atlantic / Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference 2022

The combined 2022 AT-AP-RASC event, hosted in Gran Canaria, will offer a hybrid format, offering on-site as well as online participation

May 29 - June 3, 2022
ExpoMeloneras Convention Centre, Gran Canaria

Call for Papers


The triennial URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC) is one of the URSI flagship conferences besides the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium and the AP-RASC conference (Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd URSI AT-RASC was moved from 2021 to 2022 and URSI AP-RASC (the Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference) cannot be held in Australia as planned due to current travel restrictions.



The combined 2022 AT-AP-RASC event, hosted in Gran Canaria, will offer a hybrid format, offering on-site as well as online participation and aims to receive submissions from worldwide 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 15th, 2022 January 29th, 2022 (extended)
Notification February 21st, 2022
Early bird registration March 24th, 2022  
Author registration March 24th, 2022 (required to have paper included in the programme)
Conference start May 29th, 2022
Paper submission Deadline: January 15th, 2022  

Authors must submit either an Extended Abstract (minimum 250 words, maximum one page) or a Summary Paper (minimum two pages, maximum four pages) electronically by January 15th, January 29th (extended) 2022. Each registered author may present no more than two papers. Detailed information on Paper Submission is available through the URSI website:

Travel Information will become available end 2021.

Papers presented at this combined URSI AT-AP-RASC 2022 will be submitted for posting to IEEE Xplore (if desired by the submitting author). In addition, there will be special programs for young scientists, a student paper competition and programs for accompanying persons.



Topical Areas

Contributed papers are solicited in following topical areas:


Commission A: Electromagnetic Metrology

The topics of interest broadly cover the field of measurement standards and physical constants, calibration and measurement methodologies, improved traceability, accuracy and reduced uncertainty, and the inter-comparison of such standards. Particular areas of emphasis are: (a) the development and refinement of new measurement techniques and calibration standards; (b) primary standards, including those based on quantum phenomena; (c) realization, metrology and dissemination of reference time and frequency standards; (d) characterization of electromagnetic properties of materials, physical constants, and properties of engineered materials, including nanotechnology; (e) methodology of electromagnetic dosimetry/measurements for health diagnostics, applications, and biotechnology, including bio-sensing; and (f) measurements in advanced communication systems, space metrology and other applications, including antenna and propagation measurement techniques.



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Commission B: Fields and Waves Antenna arrays

Antenna arrays, 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.  

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Commission C: Radiocommunication Systems and Signal Processing

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.  

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Commission D: Electronics and Photonics

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.  

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Commission E: Electromagnetic Environment and Interference

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

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Commission F: Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing

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  

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Commission G: Ionospheric Radio and Propagation

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.  

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Commission H: Waves in Plasma

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.  

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Commission J: Radio Astronomy

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  

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Commission K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine

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