AT-RASC 2018 Programme

more details to follow




Monday, May 28


Authors: Michele Tamagnone

Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA


Juan R. Mosig (presenter)

Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland




Tuesday, May 29


Author: Frank Barnes,

University of Colorado Boulder, USA






Wednesday, May 30


Author: Prof. Richard W. Ziolkowski

University of Technology, Sydney and University of Arizona, USA.







Thursday, May 31


Author: Richard B. Horne

British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK







Friday, June 1


Author: Prof. Nuno Borges Carvalho

Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal








The ECR-turorials are 4 lectures which will be scheduled in a late afternoon-slot and which aim at providing young researchers with an introduction in 1 of the research areas in which URSI is involcved. The presenters will be the ECR (Early Career Representatives) in the respective Commissions




WORKSHOPS & Co-located conferences

  • "ISSSE - International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics" (28 - 30 May 2018)
    The ISSSE (International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics) has been held every three years and has been organized under the sponsorship of URSI Commission C (Radiocommunication Systems and Signal Processing) and D (Electronics and Photonics) and has included aspects of URSI Commission B (Fields and Waves). In 2018 ISSSE will be held as part of the AT-RASC Conference in Gran Canaria from Monday 28 May until Wednesday 30 May 2018. 
    Topics relevant to the conference are in the general areas of radio communications and signal processing including cognitive radio, localisation, radar green communications, Terahertz communications, devices and techniques for RF, remote sensing and MIMO systems amongst others.
    More details can be found on the dedidacted ISSSE-website
  • “Women in Radio Science”
    Organizer: Asta Pellinen-Wannberg
  • “Polarimetry of advanced antenna systems in radio astronomy”
    Organizers: S.J. Wijnholds, E. de Lera-Acedo, B. Billade
  • “Inter-commission space weather”
    Organizers: I. Stanislawska, P. Doherty, A. Coster (G); R. Bradley (J); W. Radasky (E); L. Baldini (F); J. Lichtenberger (H)
  • ‘Power amplifier design and linearization”
    Organizer: P. Gilabert
  • “Advanced weather radar technologies for civil aviation and greener operations”
    Organizers: Cuccoli, Baldini
  • “Next generation radar remote sensing methods and disaster management”
    Organizers: M. Chandra, T. Tanzi



  • "Commission B all-day school for Young Scientists"
    Sunday, May 27, 2018
    Time: 9:00-13:00 (Part 1), 13:00-14:00 (Lunch), 14:00-18:00 (Part 2)
    Course title: Multiscale Computational Electromagnetics in Time Domain
    Instructor: Professor Qing Huo Liu, Duke University
    Venue: ExpoMeloneras Convention Centre, Gran Canaria, Spain (AT-RASC 2018 venue)

    The objective of this short course is to introduce the multiscale time-domain computational electromagnetics to address realistic electromagnetic sensing and system-level design problems. Such problems are often multiscale and contain three electrical scales, i.e., the fine scale (geometrical feature size much smaller than a wavelength), the coarse scale (geometrical feature size greater than a wavelength), and the intermediate scale between the two extremes.  Most existing commercial solvers are based on single methodologies (such as finite element method or finite-difference time-domain method), and are unable to solve large multiscale problems. In this short course, we will present the discontinuous Galerkin time-domain (DGTD) framework to combine the spectral element, finite difference, and finite element time domain methods, using both explicit and implicit time integration techniques. Numerical results show significant advantages of the multiscale method.  Time permitting, we will also overview some recent techniques in solving multiscale problems in the frequency domain.

  • “Plasmonic antennas for advanced terahertz imaging and sensing”
    Instructor: M. Jarrahi
  • “Optical real-time measurement techniques”
    Instructor: H. Asghari