IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Student Awards are open!!

The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that up to three €250 Master Thesis awards (one per reference Society) and up to three €350 PhD Thesis awards (one per reference Society) will be awarded to encourage students to pursue careers in the areas of interest of the Antennas and Propagation, Electron Devices, and Microwave Theory and Techniques Societies. The awards are intended to support students involved in theses directed by a faculty member at their institution who is also a member of the IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter.

Interested applicants are encouraged to download the call and the application form. All applications must be sent to

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016 


BodyNets 2016 Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to participate in the 11th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2016) to be held in Turin, Italy during December 15-16, 2016.

BodyNets 2016 aims to provide a world-leading and unique opportunity for bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to plan, analyze, design, build, deploy and experiment with/on Body Area Networks (BANs).

Sponsored by EAI and CREATE-NET, BodyNets 2016 will feature the state-of-the-art keynote speeches, parallel technical sessions, focused special tracks and entertaining social functions.

Here are several important notes and annoucements:

The technical program will consist of five Main Tracks

1. Wearable Computing

2. Embedded Devices and Medical Applications

3. Communications and Networking

4. Systems and Applications – Ambient Intelligence

5. Antenna Applications and Propagation

Each track has regular and short paper presentations.

The program will also consist of the following Special Tracks:

*    ST1: Antennas and Propagation in Body Area Networks (APBN)

*    ST2: Body Area NanoNETworks: Electromagnetic, Materials and Communications (BANN-EMC)

*    ST3: Cloud-assisted Body Area Networks (CBAN)

*    ST4: Human Body Communications (HBCM)

*    ST5: Millimeter-Wave Body Area Networks (MilliBAN)

*    ST6: Privacy, Security and Trust in Body Area Networks (PSTB)

*    ST7: Sensors and Algorithms for Human Motion Analysis and Classification (SAHM)

*    ST8: Ultra Wideband for Body Area Networking (UWBAN)

Additionally Special Tracks will be proposed. For further information see Call for Special Track Papers.

All accepted conference papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings (ACM Digital Library).

The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Outstanding articles will be encouraged to submit their manuscript to a Special Section in IEEE ACCESS, a multidisciplinary open access journal published by IEEE.

The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.

We are looking forward to see you in Torino for BODYNETS 2016!

Ladislau Matekovits
General Chair BodyNets 2016

IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter has been awarded!


The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased and honored to announce the reception of the

IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Chapter Award for 2014/2015

The award has been establised by MTT-S to acknowledge outstanding Chapters worldwide that have exhibited exceptional performance. This award recognizes the Chapter’s contributions and outstanding service to MTT-S members, technical activities, societal activities, educational activities, membership advancement, and Fellow and award nominations.


More information can be found at the IEEE MTT-S website.

PhD Course by Prof. Yang Hao (QMUL, UK)

The IEEE AP/ED/MTT Chapter is pleased to announce the PhD Course “Metamaterials and Material-by-Design for Electromagnetic Applications” by Prof. Yang HAO (Queen Mary University of London, UK), which will be held at the ELEDIA Research Center, Polo F. Ferrari, Via Sommarive 5, 38123 Trento, from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21, July 2016.

More information can be found here.

7th SINANO Summer School

The Seventh European SINANO Summer School will  be held in Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena,Italy) on October 16-21, 2016. The SINANO school is co-organized by the ARCES Research Center of the University of Bologna and by the Italian Inter-University Consortium for Nanoelectronics (IUNET).

Historically the school is devoted to various aspects of modeling and simulation + contributions from European projects and other EU initiatives.

The aim of the 2016 edition of the Summer School is to further enhance the knowledge of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the field of modeling and reliability of electronic devices with special focus on emerging technology domains in Europe. To this purpose, the School will be organized jointly with the MIGAS School on Advanced Microelectronics-Grenoble and will also host five Workshops connected to the EC road-mapping project NEREID, focused on Nanoscale FETs, Smart Energy, Energy for Autonomous Systems, Smart Sensors, and Connectivity.

More details on the SINANO Summer School can be found in the website, please visit

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Announcement: Prof. Y. Antar

antarThe IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce a Distinguished Lecturer seminar. Prof. Y. Antar (IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer and IEEE Fellow) from the Canada Research in Electromagnetic Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada& Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada will give a seminar titled “Some Recent advances in Antennas Near Field Theory and possible Impact on Future Electromagnetic Applications” at the University of Siena.

Where: Aula Videoconferenze, Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Via Roma 56, 53100, Siena

When: Monday, June 13, 14:30-15:30

Additional Details: please see detailed info

Contact Point: Prof. Stefano MACI (

Seminar Announcement: Dr. Yu Zhong (A-STAR, Singapore)

ZhongThe IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that Dr. Yu Zhong (IEEE AP-S Member) from the Department of Electronics and Photonics, Institute of High Performance Computing, A-STAR, Singapore, will give a seminar entitled “Efficient and stable computational modeling for waves and fields – Inverse and direct problems” at the ELEDIA Research Center (ELEDIA@UniTN, University of Trento, Trento, Italy).

Where: Aula “Ofek”, Povo 1 Building, Università di Trento, Via Sommarive 5, I-38123 Trento

When: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 11:00 am

Abstract:  In this talk, computational modeling for both inverse and direct problems associated with waves and fields will be discussed. As one knows, inverse problems in handling waves and fields with only measurement data outside the inspection region are usually ill-posed and nonlinear. Trying to tackle them from the perspective of modeling, we have found that there indeed exist proper models with which inversions could be carried out with good efficiency. We will discuss two types of methods here, the qualitative type and the optimization type. The former are mainly tailored for targets with dimensions much smaller than the wavelength, including various MUSIC-type methods, linear sampling method, while the latter for those with dimensions comparable to wavelength, including various subspace-based optimization methods (SOM): improved SOM, twofold SOM (TSOM), FFT-TSOM, new integral equations, and PDE-based SOM. In the second part of the talk, computational modeling for composite layered materials will be discussed from two angles: the large-scale aspect and the small-scale aspect, by considering them as uni-axially anisotropic layered media and as layered media embedded with periodically-arranged cylindrical fibres. Fast, yet stable, approaches have been proposed to settle the spectral response and the spatial response, which serve to build inversion solvers with such materials.

Additional info: please see the ELEDIA Research Center webpage

Dr. Robert J. Mailloux receives Honorary Professor title from the University of Trento

maillouxThe IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert J. MAILLOUX will receive the title of Honorary Professor “Bruno Kessler” of the University of Trento. The title is reserved to personalities of great international relevance that have distinguished themselves for the quality of their scientific and intellectual contribution. The title will be presented on Friday May 27, 2016 in the Aula Magna of the “Ferrari” building of the University of Trento.

The event will be introduced by the Rector Prof. Paolo COLLINI and by the DISI Director Prof. Niculae SEBE. Prof. Paolo ROCCA, Associate Professor of the University of Trento and member of the ELEDIA Research Center, will then present the Laudatio for Dr. MAILLOUX. The conferment of the Honorary Professor “Bruno Kessler” title will be followed by the Lectio Magistralis by Dr. Robert J. MAILLOUX.

Event info
Where: Aula Magna, “Ferrari” Building, Via Sommarive 9, 38123 Trento
When: Friday, May 27, 2016, h. 10:30
Additional Details: please see the webpage
Contact Point: Prof. Paolo ROCCA (

2016 IEEE AP-S Schelkunoff Award announcement

The IEEE AP/ED/MTT North Italy Chapter is pleased to announce that the paper

Gabriele Minatti, Marco Faenzi, Enrica Martini, Francesco Caminita, Paolo De Vita, David González-Ovejero, Marco Sabbadini and Stefano Maci, “Modulated Metasurface Antennas for Space: Synthesis, Analysis and Realizations,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 1288-1300, Apr. 2015

has been awarded the 2016 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society Sergei A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award

The Sergei A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award is presented to the authors of the best paper published in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION during the previous year. The award was previously known as the ‘Best Paper’ and was renamed in 1985.

The award will be present at the IEEE APS/URSI Symposium Awards Ceremony on Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm in Grand Atlantic Ballroom Salon 2, The El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.