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Advances in Low-Profile Antennas in Wireless Communications

Call for Papers

With rapid developments of wireless communications, low-profile antennas are in great demand, especially in handheld radios, wireless USB, wireless sensors networks, high-speed WPAN, and mobile devices. For their attractive characteristics such as light weight, good conformability, easy integration, and low cost fabrication, low-profile antennas have been extensively studied by researchers both in academia and industry.

Low-profile antennas can experience problems like high input reactance, low input resistance, and low radiation efficiency. One of the objectives of this special issue is to present development trends of novel methods and techniques to resolve the aforementioned problems. Prospective researchers are invited to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the development and deepen understanding of low-profile antennas’ design methods and their applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel antenna designs (especially for integration on boards, in packages, on chips, etc.)
  • Antenna miniaturization and optimization techniques
  • Antenna performance improvement techniques (including bandwidth, efficiency, and gain)
  • Feeding mechanisms and antenna arrays
  • Antenna applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 13 September 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 6 December 2013
Publication DateFriday, 31 January 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Guo Qing Luo, Microelectronic CAD Center, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Xiasha Higher Education Park, Hangzhou 310018, China

Guest Editors

  • Xiao Ping Chen, Poly-Grames Research Centre and Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Montreal, QC, Canada H3T 1J4
  • Zhang Cheng Hao, School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
  • Bing Liu, College of Electronic and Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
  • Yu Jian Cheng, School of Electronic Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu 611731, China