The description of EuCAP 2015
EuCAP 2015, the 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, owned by the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP), organised each year since 2006, is hosted in Lisbon, Portugal.
EuCAP is supported by top level world-wide associations on Antennas and Propagation, and provides a forum on the major challenges faced by these communities. This year, we got a record high number of submitted papers, i.e., 1 328 papers were submitted by the scientific academic and industrial community (for both regular and convened sessions), which made us very proud. A total of 1 019 papers were accepted for presentation in either oral or poster sessions, providing an excellent overview of the current state-of-the-art in Antennas, Propagation and Measurements, and showing the latest developments and novelties required for future applications.
The conference combines the following formats:
Plenary Sessions with Keynote Speakers
Sessions with Invited Speakers
Convened Sessions with Oral Papers
Regular Sessions with Oral Papers
Regular Sessions with Poster Papers
On the first day, we’ve the tutorials, covering quite an interesting range of topics, by recognised experts; we accepted less than half of the proposals, which shows the interest that EuCAP has in the scientific community. The opening of the conference has three Keynote Speakers, from the three corners of the world: it is a real pleasure to have João S. da Silva, Ryuji Kohno and Geilson Loureiro, addressing exciting and complementary views on the design and usage of antennas for signal propagation in a variety of scenarios, and on some of the many applications that can be considered. The afternoon of most of the days include talks by Invited Speakers, providing in depth perspectives on many topics; we’ve tried to schedule their talks in order to minimise as much as possible the “conflicts of interest”, i.e., to avoid that you would wish to exercise ubiquity to attend all the talks that are of interest to you (I hope we’ve managed to achieve this goal). The accepted papers were organised into Oral and Poster Sessions, the former coming from Regular and Convened Sessions submissions. Of course, in parallel to these sessions, we have the Workshops, both Scientific and Industrial, as well as meetings of the various Working Groups. Finally, not least important, EuCAP continues to offer an important Exhibition, where we can see some of the latest technological developments in our area.