Session01-ACME

Special Session on Advances in Computational Methods in 
Electromagnetics, Antenna Design, and Applications
(ACME 2017)



CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION


As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017)

July 17 – July 21, 2017
Genoa, Italy  


Submission Deadline: April 03, 2017 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters




SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

The special session on Advances in Computational Methods in Electromagnetics, Antenna Design, and Applications provides an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in computational techniques and simulation tools used in electromagnetics and antenna design and Applications. 

Several evolutionary algorithms (EAs) have been applied to a variety of microwave component, antenna design, radar design, and wireless communications problems. These approaches, among others, include Genetic Algorithms (GAs), Evolution Strategies (ES), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Differential evolution (DE), and Ant Colony Optimization (ACO). The use of the above algorithms has an increasing impact on antenna design and propagation problems. EAs combined in several occasions with numerical methods in electromagnetics have obtained significant and successful results. Additionally, hybrid combinations of EAs are also emerging. 

We invite researchers to contribute original papers describing the applications and the emerging trends of the above to antenna and propagation as well as other electromagnetic problems. 


ACME Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to the following areas: 
  • Numerical Methods (MoM, FDTD, FEM, TLM, etc.)
  • Fast and Efficient Computational Methods in Electromagnetics
  • Hybrid Methods
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Modeling of Complex Mediums
  • Modeling of Electrically-large Structures
  • Inverse Scattering and Imaging Techniques
  • EM Simulation Tools
  • High-performance Computing in EM
  • Parallel and GPU Computing for EM
  • Printed and Conformal Antennas
  • Aperture Antennas
  • Multi-band and Wide-band Antennas
  • Antenna Arrays and Smart Antennas
  • Dielectric Resonator Antennas
  • Reconfigurable Antennas
  • Miniaturization of Antennas
  • Embedded Antennas
  • MEMS/Nano Technology for Antennas
  • EMC/EMI Applications
  • Radars and Remote Sensing
  • Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Antennas
  • RF and Microwave Circuits
  • Genetic Algorithms (GAs)
  • Evolution Strategies (ES)
  • Evolutionary Programming (EP)
  • Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)
  • Differential evolution (DE)
  • Ant Colony Optimization (ACO)
  • Multiobjective optimization (MO)
  • Other innovative algorithms

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS 
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Computational Electromagnetics and Antenna Technology.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers-and-participation/call-for-posters  for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have.  Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the special session paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acme2017 .  Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2017 conference to present the paper at the special session. 

PROCEEDINGS
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2017 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

SPECIAL ISSUE
Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session, please contact the special session organizers. 

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submissions: -------------------------------------------  April 03, 2017 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 24, 2017
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 11, 2017
Conference Dates:  -------------------------------------------- July 17 – 21, 2017


SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZERS

Karim Y. Kabalan 
   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
   American University of Beirut
   Beirut, Lebanon
   Phone: +961 1 374 374  Extension 3544
   Fax:     +961 1 744 462
   Email:  kabalan@aub.edu.lb 

Mohammed Al-Husseini    
   Beirut Research and Innovation Center
   Beirut, Lebanon
   Phone: +961 1 365 328  Extension 105
   Fax:     +961 1 365 312
   Email:  husseini@ieee.org


International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2017 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2017 Proceedings. 
  • Prof. Hervé Aubert, LAAS and Polytech de Toulouse, France
  • Prof. Sharul Kamal Abdul Rahim, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Joseph Costantine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Prof. Nihad Dib, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Prof. Mohamed El-Hadidy, Universitat Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Prof. Hilal El Misilmani, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
  • Prof. Yahya Khraisat, Al-Huson University College/ Al-Balqa' Applied University, Jordan
  • Prof. Elias Nassar, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
  • Prof. Homayoon Oraizi, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  • TBA, TBA

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: 
http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs17  or contact one of the Conference's organizers. 


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