The COVID-19 outbreak has presented everyone with unprecedented challenges and uncertainties. We have been 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.
In light of uncertainties regarding international travel and in response to requests from local authorities that large events scheduled during summer 2020 be postponed or cancelled, and in consultation with IEEE AP-S, USNC-URSI and CNC-URSI, we have elected to deliver IEEE AP-S/URSI 2020 as a virtual conference to be held from 5-10 July 2020.
We will deliver a second announcement next week with details concerning registration and presentation. In the meantime, we are grateful to IEEE Meetings, Conferences, and Exhibitions and their Digital Events Team for their strong support as we make this transition and strive to deliver a first-class event that will meet your expectations.
IEEE AP-S/URSI Organizing Committee
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).