We are mindful of the unprecedented challenges and uncertainties facing everyone affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and are closely monitoring the travel advisories and public health guidelines issued through the official channels of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Government of Canada, and Canadian public health agencies.
The IEEE AP-S/URSI 2020 symposium is still 15 weeks away. However, the situation is evolving very quickly and is impossible to predict with certainty. If the social distancing and other measures currently in effect are relaxed by early May, we will still be able to hold the regular conference in Montreal from 5-10 July 2020 as planned. Otherwise, we will pursue an alternative arrangement. Any decisions will likely be taken four to six weeks from now and will be communicated to you as soon as they are made.
Many thanks for your patience and support as we navigate these uncharted waters. IEEE, IEEE AP-S, CNC-URSI and USNC-URSI continue to closely monitor the situation and we will provide updates as the situation unfolds.
The 2020 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC/USNC-URSI joint meeting will be held from July 5-10, 2020, at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1642, Montréal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world and is often called the “Paris” of North America. The city hosted both EXPO 67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics, and is currently home to several outstanding universities, the Canadian Space Agency, and Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Test Centre. Wireless technology is a very important part of the local industry scene. A key component of this meeting will be industry participation and tours of local industry sites.
The symposium and meeting are co-sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), and both the Canadian and U.S. National Committees (CNC/USNC) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The technical sessions, workshops, and short courses will be coordinated among the groups to provide a comprehensive and well-balanced program that will promote the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic engineering, and radio science. The paper submission deadline is Friday, January 17, 2020 (23h 59m at International Date Line, UTC -12 hours; this is equivalent to 6:59 am Saturday, January 18, Eastern US Time).