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Wearable and RFID Antennas

Call for Papers

A promising area of research allowing smaller, lighter weight, and lower cost electronic devices is fabrication on low cost organic substrates such as paper and polymers. Organic and polymer substrates are cheaper, lighter, and in the case of organics more environmentally friendly with the additional advantage of providing flexibility. These features are ideal for designing conformal and wearable antennas for applications such as wearable devices used for medical monitoring, cheap and flexible RFID tags for tracking and localization, and environmentally friendly disposable devices. Despite the attractive applications, there are many obstacles to bring these devices into the mainstream, making it an area of active research.

Researchers are invited to contribute original research articles addressing the challenges in the design, implementation, and characterization of wearable, flexible antennas for various applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Flexible and conformal antennas
  • Inkjet-printed antennas
  • Textile antennas
  • Antennas on novel materials (paper, plastics, polymers, etc.)
  • RFID antennas
  • Circuits integrated antennas (on-chip antennas)
  • Flexible and wearable antennas characterization techniques
  • Antenna in RFIC packages

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, 15 February 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 10 May 2013
Publication DateFriday, 5 July 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Duixian Liu, Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

Guest Editors

  • Atif Shamim, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
  • Tzyh-Ghuang Ma, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan
  • Zhinong Ying, Network Research Laboratory, Research and Technology, CTO Office, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication AB, 22188 Lund, Sweden