Greetings to people worldwide working on antennas, propagation, and
On behalf of the organizing committee of the 2002 Interim International
Symposium on antennas and propagation (ISAP I-02), Ifd like to welcome
participants from all over the world to the ISAP i-02 at the Yokosuka
Research Park (YRP) from November 26 to November 28. Previously,
the ISAP was held approximately every four years, but it has been
only two years since the last ISAP in Fukuoka. The reason why ISAP
is being held in 2002 is to respond to the request of people that
wish to present and discuss the hot and emerging topics on antennas,
propagation, electromagnetics, and systems.
The focus of the symposium will be on (1) Wireless communication
(2) Biological effects and medical applications, and (3) Computational
electromagnetics. More than one hundred fifty papers were submitted
on these subjects from all over the world and three outstanding invited
speakers will present fascinating talks in each category. We planned
ISAP i-02 with an informal atmosphere to allow the participants to discuss
topics easily and to foster the exchange of ideas among participants. Up
to three sessions will be held in parallel, and extra time for discussion
in a relaxed atmosphere with wine and cheese is planned after the regular
YRP is located one and a half hours southwest of Tokyo by train.
It was developed in 1997 and is now world famous center for the research
and development division of international mobile and wireless companies
that are engaged in future mobile and wireless system and services.
On the way to YRP from Tokyo or Narita, please feel free to visit
the historical city Kamakura where about eight hundred years ago
the samurai government was established. Visitors will find many Zen
temples and will be able to experience a true sense of the Japanese traditional
spirit. In addition to a sightseeing tour, a gTechnical tourh will be
available on November 27, the second day of the ISAP i-02. There
are three courses available:(1) NTT DoCoMo R&D center, (2) Yokosuka
ITS Research Center of TAO (Telecommunications Advancement Organization
of Japan) and (3) Communication Research Laboratory Yokosuka. Detail
of the technical tours described on the registration form of ISAP
i-02. Each institution will present attractive technologies and their
recent activities, and we hope that you will find valuable ideas
for future research.
I hope that the symposium is fruitful and enjoyable for all participants,
and Ifm sure that all participants will make new friends and find
new research subjects through the ISAP i-02. Finally, Ifd like to
express my sincere appreciation to the Korea Electromagnetics Engineering
Society (KEES) which is co-sponsoring this symposium with the IEICE. Ifd
also like to thank the URSI, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, and
the IEE Antennas and Propagation Professional Networks for their technical
support to the ISAP i-02.
Ifm looking forward to seeing you at the gWireless Hillh in November.
Chairperson, ISAP i-02 Organizing Committee