URSI Commission B

International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory

(EMTS 2019)

May 27-31, 2019 San Diego, CA USA


Prospectus for Patrons and Exhibitors

Special Issues

It is planned to publish the following special issues based on the papers presented at EMTS 2019:
   - Special Issue of the 2019 URSI Commission B International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (to be published in Radio Science)
   - Special Issue of the EMTS 2019 Young Scientist Award (to be published in Radio Science Bulletin)

Important Dates

July 2018 – Paper submission site open
Oct. 22, 2018 – Deadline for paper submission
Dec. 15, 2018 – Technical Program Committee Meeting
Jan. 10, 2019 – Acceptance letters sent
Mar. 30, 2019 – Early bird registration ends

May 27-31, 2019  Symposium

Welcome Message

The International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (EMTS 2019) will be held 27–31 May 2019 in San Diego, CA, USA. It will be organized by the Commission B (Fields and Waves) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The symposium is financially co-sponsored by IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and the United States National Committee for URSI (USNC-URSI). EMTS 2019 is the 23rd event in the triennial series of international EMT symposia with a long history since 1953. Its scope covers all areas of electromagnetic theory and its applications, and it is the major scientific event of the Commission B, along with the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposia (GASS), the Atlantic Radio Science Conference (AT-RASC) and the Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference (AP-RASC).

The 2019 symposium will be held in San Diego, California at the Westin San Diego, which is minutes from downtown activities including the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and its numerous museums, and the Gaslamp district for dining and nightlife. San Diego is the eighth largest city in the country, and is often referred to as “America’s Finest City.” Known for its great hotels, beautiful weather, pristine beaches, friendly people and a plethora of entertainment, San Diego is a favorite destination for visitors across the globe. Our downtown airport is conveniently close to our symposium venue, so transportation to the conference will be quick. Welcome to San Diego in May 2019!

History of URSI EMT Symposia
1. Toronto, Canada 1953
2. Michigan, USA 1956
3. Toronto, Canada 1959
4. Copenhagen, Denmark 1962
5. Delft, Netherlands 1965
6. Stresa, Italy 1968
7. Tbilisi, USSR 1971
8. London, UK 1974
9. Stanford, USA 1977
10. Munich, Germany 1980
11. Santiago de Compostela, Spain 1983
12. Budapest, Hungary 1986
13. Stockholm, Sweden 1989
14. Sydney, Australia 1992
15. St. Petersburg, Russia 1995
16. Thessaloniki, Greece 1998
17. Victoria, Canada 2001
18. Pisa, Italy 2004
19. Ottawa, Canada 2007
20. Berlin, Germany 2010
21. Hiroshima, Japan 2013
22. Espoo, Finland 2016
23. San Diego, USA 2019


Sembiam R. Rengarajan
Chair, Local Organizing Committee
Kazuya Kobayashi
Chair, Technical Program Committee