University of Calcutta



2011 IEEE Applied Electromagnetic Conference & 2011 Indian Antenna Week
December 18-22, 2011

About The School

The joint event of 2011 IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference (AEMC) and IEEE Indian Antenna Week (IAW) was held at Hyatt Regency Kolkata during December 18-22, 2011. This was organized by the IEEE AP-MTT Calcutta Chapter in association with UGC-NRCPS, University of Calcutta.
This was attended by over 300 delegates from different parts of the globe including USA, Canada, UK, Greece, Spain, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Japan, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and obviously, India. Participation of a large contingent of scientists and delegates from Indian Space and Defense Research Organizations was noteworthy.
Participants enjoyed nine tutorial sessions on Day 1 of the conference, offered by internationally acclaimed scientists, which included Raj Mittra, T. K. Sarkar, T. Takano, M. S. Palma, R. Garg, S. Pal, G. Kumar, J. C. Goswami, and K. Naishadaham. IEEE AP-S President (2011) Prof. Magdalena Salazar-Palma of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain delivered the keynote address in the opening session on Day 2. Student Paper Contest was held on Day 2 with an overwhelming response and encouragement from the participants. Organized Sessions from ISRO-Bangalore, CEERI-Pilani, DRDO-Bangalore, RCI-Hyderabad, University of Syracuse and University of Cape Town were highly appreciated. .
An Industrial Exhibition, organized in the Ballroom of the venue hotel, was a special attraction to the participants. The exhibition was supported by Eleven Multinational Companies dealing with RF and Microwave Products. Dr. A. K. Bhattacharyya of Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA delivered a talk on the analysis of phased array antennas under IEEE AP-Society Distinguished Lecture Program. On Day 4, the participants enjoyed musical program followed by a banquet dinner while on cruise on river Ganges along the shores of the city of Kolkata.
A brief statistics of the conference is as follows: Tutorial Sessions-9, IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecture -1, Organized Session: 6, Technical Session -21, Interactive Session (Poster)-1, Student Paper Contest (poster) - 1, Industry Session -1.
The 2011 IAW is financially sponsored by IEEE AP-Society. The conference was technically sponsored by IEEE AP-S, IEEE MTT-S, and URSI Commission B. Other major financial sponsors were UGC-NRCPS of the University of Calcutta, ISRO, DRDO, CSIR, DAE, Schlumberger-USA, and SVIST-Kolkata.


Selection of Candidates

The submitted registration forms were examined and a list of selected fellows was published in the website to enable them to reserve train/air tickets. Due consideration was given to select participants from all over India and to give preference to candidates from North Eastern regions. The following Table may provide an idea how the objective was fulfilled.