(in alphabetical order)










Prof. Dr. Fadhel Ghannouchi, Fellow IEEE and Fellow IET
CORE Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair,
Director, iRadio Laboratory (www.ucalgary.ca)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Schulich School of Engineering,
University of Calgary, Canada

SDR Based Power amplifiers /Transmitters for Advanced Wireless and Satellite Communications

The next wave in the information revolution will consist of bringing intelligence to the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, allowing seamless and intelligent networking and communication between different users using different services and operators. This will lead to the convergence of communication technologies, aiming at the development and deployment of cooperative and ubiquitous networks that involve existing and future wireless and satellite communications systems.

A critical element in enabling the convergence of different communication systems is the development of software defined radio (SDR) systems that can be used across different frequency bands and for multi-standard applications. This SDR has to be developed to support different frequency carriers and modulations schemes concurrently, in addition to being power- and spectrum-efficient, in order to be able handle high data rates, while being less energy-hungry and more environmentally friendly.

The design of power amplifiers as critical components in any SRD based communication terminal has to be considered closely together with the system architecture, in order to ensure optimal system level performances in terms of linearity and power efficiency. This implies the use of adequate transmitter architectures that convert the analog baseband information to architecture dependent amplifier driving signals, such as sigma-delta, EE&R, Polar and LINC architectures. This talk lays out the principles behind SDR systems and examines the design of software-enabled linear and highly efficient RF/DSP co-designed power amplifiers/transmitters for multi-standard and multi-band applications.  Recent advances and practical realizations will also be presented and discussed. 




Prof. Dr. Bhaskar Gupta of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Design of Miniaturized Antennas for various wireless applications

Prof Bhaskar Gupta is a Professor in the Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India where he has been teaching from 1985. He was born in Kolkata in 1960 and obtained his B.E.Tel.E., M.E.Tel.E. and Ph.D. (Engg.) degrees all from Jadavpur University in the years 1982, 1984 and1996 respectively. He has published more than 100 research articles in refereed journals and conferences, as well as a book and contributed a chapter in B.S. Yarman's book titled Design of Ultra Wideband Antenna Matching Networks by Springer, 2008. He is a Fellow of IETE, Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Life Member of SEMCE (I). His present area of interest is Planar Antennas, Photonic Band Gap Materials and Application of Artificial Intelligence Paradigms in Microwave Engineering and Antennas.






Prof. Dr.  Peter Herczfeld of Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

 Modern Photonics devices

Born in Budapest Hungary in 1936 and now a U.S. citizen, Peter R. Herczfeld received his B.S. degree in Physics from Colorado State University in 1961, his M.S. in Physics in 1963, and his Ph. D. in electrical Engineering in1967, both from the University of Minnesota. Since 1967 he has been on the faculty of Drexel University, where he is the Lester Kraus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Herczfeld received numerous teaching honors including the Mary and Christian Lindback Distinguished Teacher Award at Drexel University (1995) and the IEEE-MTT-S Fred Rosenbaum Distinguished Educator Award (1997).

Dr. Herczfeld is the Director of the center for Microwave-Lightwave Engineering at Drexel, a Center of Excellence that conduct research in microwaves and photonics. He has published over 450 papers in Solid-State Electronics, Microwaves, Photonics, Solar Energy, and Biomedical Engineering. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a recipient of the IEEE Millennium medal and served as the distinguished Lecturer of IEEE-MTT-S. IEEE. Dr. Herczfeld received of several research and publication awards, including the European Microwave Prize (1986 and 1994). He initiated the Microwave Photonics conferences, a LEOS-MTT joint venture, which has blossomed into a highly respected international meeting. In 2006 he received the IEEE-MTT-S Pioneer award for research in microwave photonics.


Prof. Dr.  S. K. Koul of Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India


Professor S.K. Koul has been recently elected as a Fellow of IEEE, USA for his contributions to Analysis and Design of Microwave and Millimeter wave Components and Circuits.


Prof. Dr. Duran Leblebici of Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey

Historical Perspective on RF Electronics; Evolving demands and technologies

In this talk, Prof. Leblebici will summarize the history of RF-tuned circuits and also introduce state of the art problems in the course of implementation of active and passive RF components employing the COMOS analog VLSI technologies. Prof. Leblebici will show several design examples together with the key issues encountered in real-world design scenarios. His talk will be based on his current book titled Fundamentals of High Frequency CMOS Analog Integrated Circuits by Cambridge University Press 2009.




Prof. Dr. Franco Maloberti of University of Pavia, Italy

Technology Scaling and Analog Design Modern and future ultra-deep-submicron technologies

In this talk, Prof. Maloberti will introduce challenging analog design via technology scaling. It Decrease of supply voltage, gate leakage current increases, diminished intrinsic MOS gain, high 1/f noise are some of the problems. Trend is to focus on interfaces and minimize analog pre-processing but it is required anyway designing op-amps or OTA with acceptable gain, obtaining comparators with good sensitivity and low offset, realizing suitable analog interfaces. After reviewing analog limits, design methods and various tricks for optimizing analog effectiveness are examined and discussed.










Prof. Dr. Raj Mittra of EMC Lab, Penn State University, USA

Some Non-traditional Approaches to Computational Electromagnetics for Solving a Class of Real-world Antenna and Scattering Problems (abstract)

Raj Mittra is Professor in the Electrical Engineering department of the Pennsylvania State University. He is also the Director of the Electromagnetic Communication Laboratory, which is affiliated with the Communication and Space Sciences Laboratory of the EE Department. Prior to joining Penn State he was a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Past-President of AP-S, and he has served as the Editor of the Transactions of the Antennas and Propagation Society. He won the Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 1965, the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984, the IEEE Millennium medal in 2000, the IEEE/AP-S Distinguished Achievement Award in 2002, the AP-S Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award in 2004 and the IEEE Electromagnetics Award in 2006. He has been a Visiting Professor at Oxford University, Oxford, England and at the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark. He has also served as the North American editor of the journal AE‹.

His professional interests include the areas of Communication Antenna Design, RF circuits, computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic modeling and simulation of electronic packages, EMC analysis, radar scattering, frequency selective surfaces, microwave and millimeter wave integrated circuits, and satellite antennas.

He has published about 1000 journal and symposium papers and more than 40 books or book chapters on various topics related to electromagnetics, antennas, microwaves and electronic packaging. He also has three patents on communication antennas to his credit. He has supervised over 100 Ph.D. theses, about 90 M.S. theses, and has mentored more than 50 postdocs and Visiting scholars. He has directed, as well as lectured in, numerous short courses on Computational Electromagnetics, Electronic Packaging, Wireless antennas and Metamaterials, both nationally and internationally.


Prof. Dr. Nicodimus Retdian of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Layout consideration in designing RF-CMOS active and passive circuits put on Si-VLSI chips

Dr. Retdian received his BSc, MSc and Ph.D degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is currently assistant professor of Department of Communications and Integrated Systems of Tokyo Tech, Japan. He is the recipient of Tokyo Tech Young Investigator Engineering Award 2008, Japan . He is the member of IEEE and The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (Japan).


Prof. Dr. Arye Rosen, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

New Frontiers in Microwave Medical Device Technology

In this talk, Dr. Rosen will summarize recent developments in new medical device technologies and focus on the link between the engineering and medical aspects. Relevant engineering principles are reviewed before focusing on the state-of-the-art technologies and their applications. Topics include the therapeutic use of RF/microwave thermal techniques in cardiology, urology, cancer therapy and surgery; the use of solid-state, semiconductor, and other lasers in ophthalmology, cardiology, and surgery; and the application of new technologies in imagery, such as developments in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), acoustics, and radiometry.


Prof. Dr. Levent Sevgi, Doğuş University, Istanbul, Turkey

Modeling and Simulation in Electromagnetic Engineering: Validation, Verification and Calibration

Modeling and numerical simulation issues in electromagnetic engineering are discussed. Fundamental concepts like analytical, numerical, and hybrid methods, physics-based modeling, model validation, data verification, and code calibration (VV&C), etc., are reviewed. VV&C examples are presented through canonical tests and comparisons.