Session11-ACME

Special Session on Advances in Computational Methods in 
Electromagnetics, Antenna Design, and Applications
(ACME 2018)



CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION


As part of
The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018)
July 16 – 20, 2018
Orléans, France


Paper Submission Deadline: April 12, 2018 - 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 until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. 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://hpcs2018.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://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ADVANCESCME2018 .  Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. 

Conference Policies
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 2018 conference to present the paper at the special session as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages. 

Proceedings
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 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 reputable 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: -------------------------------------------  12 April 2018 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 01 May 2018
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 15 May 2018
Conference Dates:  -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018


SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZERS

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

Mohammed Al-Husseini    
   Lebanese Center for Studies and Research
   Beirut Research and Innovation Center, Beirut, Lebanon
   Phone: +961 1 653 177  Ext. x-105
   Fax:     +961 1 653 142  Ext. x-116
   Email:  husseini@ieee.org

Hilal M. El Misilmani   
   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
   Beirut Arab University, Debbieh, Lebanon 
   Phone: +961 7 985 080  Extension x-3489 
   Fax:     +961 7 985 060 
   Email:  hilal.elmisilmani@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 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings. 
  • Prof. Hervé Aubert, LAAS and Polytech de Toulouse, France
  • Prof. Sharul Kamal Abdul Rahim, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Khaled Chahine, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
  • Prof. Said E. El-Khamy, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Dr. Abdullah Haskou, Technicolor R&D, France
  • Prof. Hamza Issa, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
  • Prof. Elias Nassar, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
  • Prof. Youssef Nasser, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Prof. Homayoon Oraizi, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  • Prof. Ziad Osman, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
  • Prof. Mohamad Abou Shahine, Lebanese International University, Lebanon
  • Prof. Katherine Siakavara, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Prof. Theodoros Zygiridis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece    

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://hpcs2018.cisedu.info  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs18  or contact one of the Conference's organizers. 


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