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IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting

July 23–28, 2023 • Portland, Oregon, USA

23-28 July 2023 • Portland, Oregon, USA


23-28 July 2023 • Portland, Oregon, USA

Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to the 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting – AP-S/URSI 2023, from July 23–28, 2023, at the Oregon Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, in Portland, Oregon, USA, the City of Roses. This conference is cosponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and the US National Committee (USNC) for the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). It is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research on antennas, propagation, electromagnetic engineering, and radio science. The symposium and meeting will include a wide range of technical sessions, invited talks, special sessions, student paper and design competitions, short courses, tutorials, exhibits, professional meetings, tours, and networking events.

The paper submission deadline is January 27, 2023.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit contributions for review and possible presentation at the symposium or meeting (the “conference”) on topics of interest to AP-S and USNC-URSI. Suggested topics and general information are listed on the conference website.

  • 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.
  • In all cases, only accepted and presented submissions that are in the IEEE two-page two-column format and substantially fill the two pages will be submitted for possible inclusion in IEEE Xplore if the author chooses submission to Xplore.
  • All accepted and presented submissions will appear in the proceedings distributed at the conference.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the conference by the due date (to be announced) in order for their paper to be included in the conference.
  • Detailed instructions, including formats and templates, are available on the conference website.
  • Every effort will be made to complete the review process by March 15, so attendees have enough time for visas if needed.

AP-S Student Paper Competition

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, to be uploaded at the time of paper submission. All Student Paper Competition entries will be evaluated using a double-blind review process, in addition to the normal review process used for all submissions to the conference. Detailed instructions are available on the conference website. For additional information, contact Magda El-Shenawee and Ahmed Hassan spc@2023.apsursi.org.

AP-S Student Design Contest

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 Ting-Yen Shih and Glauco Fontgalland at sdc@2023.apsursi.org.

Short Courses/Workshops/Tutorials

Several short courses, workshops, and tutorials on topics of special and current interest will be solicited by the technical program committee and organized for the conference. In addition, colleagues who wish to organize a short course, workshop, or tutorial should contact Ata Zadehgol and George Trichopoulos at shortcourses@2023.apsursi.org by December 1, 2021.


We have many outstanding opportunities for sponsorships of the conference and its various aspects. Interested parties should contact Fikadu Dagefu and Luis Gomez at sponsorship@2023.apsursi.org.


Industrial, academic, government, software, and book exhibits will be open during the majority of the conference days. Exhibitor registration and additional information may be found on the conference website. Interested parties may contact Fikadu Dagefu as well as Luis Gomez at exhibits@2023.apsursi.org.

Special Sessions

Requests to organize special sessions for the conference should be submitted to Dan Sievenpiper specialsessions@2023.apsursi.org no later than October 15, 2022. 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 joint, and justification for its designation as a special session. Details of submission are posted on the conference website. Special sessions will be selected and finalized by Nov. 15, 2022. 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 27, 2023.

Social Program

The social program for the AP-S/URSI 2023 Portland 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.