18 September Wednesday

Steering Committee meeting (TBD)

19 September Wednesday

08:30 – 08:55 Registration

08:55 – 09:00 Opening – Prof Y. Jay Guo

09:00 – 10:00 Distinguished Lecture – Prof. Yahya Rahmat-Samii: Mars Call Earth: A Novel Rover Array Antenna Design for a Direct Communication Link to Earth

10:00 – 11:00 Distinguished Lecture – Prof. Trevor Bird: Mutual Coupling In Arrays of Metahorns

11:00 – 11:30 Morning Tea

11:30 – 12:30 Distinguished Lecture – Prof. Raj Mittra: A New Look at Characterization, Design and Simulation of Metasurfaces for Antenna Applications

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 15:00 Poster

Shulin Chen (UTS); Jiang Wen (Xidian Uni.); Tao Hong (Xidian Uni.); Xing Wang (Xidian Uni.);

Han Zhou (Shanghai Jiaotong Uni.); Zhiya Zhang (Xidian Uni.); Xiaowei Shi (Xidian Uni); Ken Smart (CSIRO)

15:00 – 15:30 Invited Talk – Prof. Steven Gao: Wideband Circularly-Polarized Antennas and Arrays for Satellite Communications and Global Navigation Satellite Systems

15:30 -16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:00 – 16:30 Invited Talk – Prof. Ronghong Jin: Direction Finding Technology Based on Time Modulated Array

16:30 – 17:00 Invited Talk – Dr Andrew Austin: Indoor Millimetre-wave Channel Measurements at 60 GHz: Implications for 5G System Deployments

18:00 – 20:00 Dinner

20 September Thursday

09:00 – 10:00 Distinguished Lecture – Prof. Y. Jay Guo: Fixed Frequency Beam-Scanning Leaky-Wave Antennas

10:00 – 11:00 Distinguished Lecture – Prof. Rick Ziolkowski: Metamaterial-inspired Compact Directive Antenna Systems

11:00 – 11:30 Morning tea

11:30 – 12:30 Distinguished Lecture – Prof. Christophe Fumeaux: Low-Profile Substrate-Integrated Wideband Monopole Antennas

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:45 Poster Session

Tao Wan (Xi’an Research Institute of Navigation Technology); Yu Zhang (Xidian Uni.);

Shuxi Gong (Xidian Uni.); Gengming Wei (Xidian Uni.); Yuanming Cai (Xidian Uni.)

Guang Fu (Xidian Uni.); Lin Yang (Xidian Uni.); Feng Wei (Xidian Uni.);

14:45 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:00 – 15:30 Invited Talk – Prof. Ying Liu: Design of Wideband Antenna with Characteristic Mode Analysis

15:30 – 16:00 Invited Talk – Prof. Steve Wong: Functional-Material based Reconfigurable Antennas

16:15 – 21:00 Networking Dinner on the sea, Picking up at Sheraton Hotel Lobby

21 September Friday

09:30 – 10:00 Invited Talk – Prof. Qi Wu: Characteristic Modes 2.0: From Metallic Structures to More Realistic Ones

10:00 – 10:30 Invited Talk – Dr Peiyuan Qin: Fabry-Perot Antenna and Its Reconfiguration

10:30 – 11:00 Invited Talk – Prof. Jiafeng Zhou: New Approach of Element Miniaturization for Frequency Selective Surfaces

11:00 – 11:30 Morning Tea

11:30 – 12:00 Invited Talk – Prof. Yuehe Ge: High-efficiency Broadband Ultrathin Transmission Metasurfaces with Simultaneous Control of Phase and Amplitude at Microwave and Millimetre-wave Bands: Study and Applications

12:00 – 12:30 Invited Talk – Dr Can Ding: A Deep Understanding of Dual-Polarized Base Station Antenna

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 Invited Talk – Prof. Tao Zhou: THZ Antenna Based on Graphene

14:00 – 14:30 Invited Talk – Dr Stephanie Smith: Design of RF Feed Components for Advanced Manufacturing

14:30 – 15:30 Close and Refreshment