Call for papers:

Special Session on
Evolutionary Computation for Antennas and Propagation

The 2020 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation
(IEEE CEC 2020)

19 - 24 July, 2020, Glasgow (UK)
Important Dates

Aim and Scope

Evolutionary computation has been applied to a variety of microwave component, antenna design, radar design, and wireless communications problems. These techniques, among others, include Genetic Algorithms (GAs), Evolution Strategies (ES), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Differential evolution (DE), and Ant Colony Optimization (ACO). In addition, new innovative algorithms that are not only biology-based but also physics-based or chemistry-based have emerged. 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.
The topic of this special session is the use of evolutionary computation for application to antennas and propagation (AP) problems covering all aspects of different evolutionary computation paradigms. We invite researchers to contribute original papers to this special session describing the applications and the emerging trends of evolutionary computation to antenna and propagation problems.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Genetic Algorithms (GAs) for antennas and propagation

  • Evolution Strategies (ES) for antennas and propagation

  • Evolutionary Programming (EP) for antennas and propagation

  • Swarm Intelligence algorithms for antennas and propagation

  • Differential evolution (DE) for antennas and propagation

  • Multiobjective optimization (MO) for antennas and propagation

  • Hybrid algorithms for antennas and propagation

  • Parallel algorithms for antennas and propagation

  • Other innovative nature inspired algorithms for antennas and propagation

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of full papers: 15 January, 2020

Notification of acceptance: 15 March, 2020

Deadline for camera-ready submission: 15 April, 2020

Conference dates: 19 - 24 July, 2020

Paper Submission

Please follow the IEEE CEC2020 Submission Web Site. Special session papers are treated the same as regular conference papers. Please specify that your paper is submitted to Special Session on Evolutionary Computation for Antennas and Propagation. All papers accepted and presented at IEEE CEC2020 will be included in the conference proceedings published by IEEE Explore, which are typically indexed by EI.



Prof. Sotirios K. Goudos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Dimitris E. Anagnostou, Heriot Watt University, UK

Prof. Andrea Massa, University of Trento, Italy

Prof. Paolo Rocca, University of Trento, Italy

Short CVs

Sotirios K. Goudos (S’01–M’05–SM’14) received the B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1991 and the M.Sc. of Postgraduate Studies in Electronics in 1994 both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2001, he received the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in 2005 the Master in Information Systems from the University of Macedonia, Greece. In 2011, he obtained the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He joined the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2013, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. Dr. Goudos is the director of the ELEDIA@AUTH lab member of the ELEDIA Research Center Network. His research interests include antenna and microwave structures design, evolutionary algorithms, machine learning, wireless communications, and semantic web technologies. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, international conferences, and book chapters. Dr. Goudos is currently serving as Associate Editor for IEEE ACCESS. He is also member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (IJAP), the International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering, the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking and the International Journal on Advances on Intelligent Systems.

Dimitris E. Anagnostou (S’98–M’05–SM’10) received the B.S.E.E. degree from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2000, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. In 2007, he joined as Assistant Professor the SD School of Mines & Technology, SD, USA, where he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. In 2016, he joined the Heriot Watt University, Institute of Signals, Sensors and Systems (ISSS), Edinburgh, UK, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He has also worked at the Kirtland AFB, NM in 2011 as an AFRL Summer Faculty Fellow, and at the Democritus Univ. of Thrace, Greece as Assistant Professor.
He has authored or coauthored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, and holds two U.S. patents on MEMS antennas and on optically scannable antennas. His research interests include: antennas (reconfigurable, adaptive, miniaturized and electrically small, space/satellite, wearable), microwave circuits and packaging, radar, functional phase-change materials such as VO2 for reconfigurable electronics and metasurfaces, direct-write electronics on organics, RF-MEMS, sensors, and applications of artificial neural networks (ANN), deep learning and signal processing in electromagnetics and health care.
Dr. Anagnostou serves or has served as Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION (2010-2016) and the IET MICROWAVES, ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION (since 2015). He was Guest Editor for IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS (Special Cluster on Antennas using Advanced Materials). He is a member of the IEEE AP-S Educational Committee, and of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the IEEE AP-S International Symposia. He has received the 2010 IEEE John D. Kraus Antenna Award, the 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award by the U.S. Department of Defense, the 2014 Campus Star Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the 2017 Young Alumni Award by the University of New Mexico, and four Honored Faculty Awards by SDSMT. Most recently he received the prestigious H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Reintegration Fellowship (MSCA-IF-RI) for research on wireless vital sign monitoring. His students have also been recognized with IEEE and university awards (Engineering Prize, HWU, Best PhD Thesis, SDSMT, and other). He is a member of the HKN Honor Society, ASEE, and of the Technical Chamber of Greece (registered Professional Engineer, PE).

Andrea Massa (M’03–SM’16–F’18) (IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, Electromagnetic Academy Fellow) he has been a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields @ University of Trento since 2005. At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the network of federated laboratories "ELEDIA Research Center" located in Brunei, China, Czech, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Perù, Tunisia with more than 150 researchers. Moreover, he is Professor @ CentraleSupélec (Paris - France), Guest Professor @ UESCT (Chengdu - China), and Visiting Professor @ Tsinghua (Beijing - China). He has been holder of a Senior DIGITEO Chair @ L2S-CentraleSupélec and CEA LIST in Saclay (France), UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence @ Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid - Spain), Adjunct Professor @ Penn State University (USA), Visiting Professor @ Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore).
Prof. Massa is member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications” and of the European School of Antennas (ESoA). It has been appointed IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018) and served as Associate Editor of the "IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation" (2011-2014).
His research activities are mainly concerned with inverse problems, antenna analysis/synthesis, radar systems and signal processing, cross-layer optimization and planning of wireless/RF systems, system-by-design and material-by-design (metamaterials and reconfigurable-materials), and theory/applications of optimization techniques to engineering problems (coms, medicine, and biology). Prof. Massa published more than 350 scientific publications on international journals and more than 500 in international conferences (>200 invited). He has organized more than 100 scientific sessions in international conferences and has participated to several technological projects in the EU framework (>20 EU Projects), at the national and local level with national agencies (>300 Projects/Grants).

Paolo Rocca (IEEE Senior Member) received the MS degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Trento in 2005 (summa cum laude) and the PhD Degree in Information and Communication Technologies from the same University in 2008. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (University of Trento) and a member of the ELEDIA Research Center. In April 2017, Prof. Rocca received the National Scientific Qualification for the position of Full Professor.
Moreover, he is Visiting Professor at the Xidian University, Xi'an, China. Prof. Rocca is the author/co-author of 1 book chapter and of more than 120 journals and 250 conference papers. He has been a visiting Ph.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University (U.S.A.), at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (Italy), and a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes (L2S@ Supèlec, France) in 2012 and 2013. Moreover, he has been an Invited Professor at the University of Paris Sud (France) in 2015 and at the University of Rennes 1 (France) in 2017. Prof. Rocca has been awarded from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the Italy Section with the best PhD thesis award IEEE-GRS Central Italy Chapter. His main interests are in the framework of artificial intelligence (optimization and machine learning) techniques as applied to electromagnetics, antenna array synthesis and design, and electromagnetic inverse scattering. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters in the period 2011-2016 and is an Associate Editor of the Microwave and Optical Technology Letters.

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