Conference Information


Academy of Scientific Research & Technology


Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport

The 2016 33rd National Radio Science Conference (NRSC) will be held in Aswan City, Egypt. AASTMT University will host the conference during the period from 22-25 Feb 2016.



The conference program will consist of invited sessions on selected topics and contributed sessions. The submitted papers must describe original work and cover the activities of the URSI commissions. Papers accepted and presented in the conference will be published in the IEEE explore. For accessing the Call for Papers (English , Arabic)


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The Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) is the focal point of the Egyptian experience and national thinking. It organizes Egypt's plans and projects to offer its experiences, knowledge, consultations for the government, Higher Council for Science and Technology and decision makers in terms of the issues related to science and technology in Egypt.

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The National Radio Science Committee (NRSC) has been created by ASRT in recognition of promoting the radio science in Egypt. The NRSC holds the national conference on yearly basis. There have been 32 conferences held in Egypt. The NRSC offers support to young researchers, scientists and inventors.




The AASTMT pursues some of its educational activities in the South of the Valley Branch in Aswan. The AASTMT offers subsidized educational services for the people of Upper Egypt (Only half of the overall fees is paid). 

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The submitted papers must describe original work and lie in the scope of one of URSI Commissions A-K. 
 For more details about the commissions and topics covered in conference visit  URSI 

A - Electromagnetic Metrology
B - Fields and Waves
C - Radiocommunication Systems and Signal Processing
D - Electronics and Photonics
E - Electromagnetic Environment and Interference
F - Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing
G - Ionospheric Radio and Propagation
H - Waves in Plasmas
J - Radio Astronomy
K - Electromagnetic in Biology and Medicine


Conference Honorary Chair: Prof. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail Farag, AASTMT
Conference Chair: Prof. Said E. El-Khamy, Alexandria Univ.
Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Mohamed Basheer Saleh, AASTMT
Conference Vice-Chair: Prof. El-Sayed M. Saad, Helwan Univ.
Conference Publications Chair: Prof. Mohamed Aboul-Dahab, AASTMT
Conference Secretary General: Prof. Hesham El-Badawy, NTI

Organizing Committee

Prof. Hamdy Al-Mikati, Mansoura Univ. Prof. Mamdouh F. Fahmy, Assiut Univ.
Prof. Hadia El Hennawy , Ain Shams Univ. Prof. Mahmoud El-Hadidi, Cairo Univ.
Prof. Magdy El-Soudani, Cairo Univ. Prof. Diaa Khalil, Ain Shams Univ.
Prof. Saber Zainu-Eldeen, Menufia Univ. Prof. Ahmed Attia, ERI
Prof. Imbaby I. Mahmoud, AEA Prof. Rowayda A. Sadek, Helwan Univ.
Prof. Khaled Shehata, AASTMT Dr. Hanaa Shaker, Zagazig Univ.
Mr. Emad Emam , ASRT Mr. Osama Marzouk , ASRT

Local Committee (AASTMT University)

Prof. Mohamed Aly Yousef
Prof. Atef Basouni
Prof. Alfaisal Abdelhameed
Dr. Manal Helal
Eng. Sherif El-Diasty
Eng. Ahmad Abdullatif Goudah

Important Dates

Conference Deadlines

Paper submission deadline: September 14th, 2015  October 8th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: December 2nd, 2015
Camera-ready manuscript: January 4th, 2016


Address: El Sadat Rd., DOWNTOWN, South Valley - Aswan Campus -
Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport,
Aswan, Egypt.
Phone: 097 2332841
South Valley - Aswan Campus - AAST Location Map:

Paper Submission

Prospective authors of papers describing original work are invited to submit papers electronically 
through the conference website after signing up and then logging in here.
In order to register for the conference please wait for a paper to be accepted first, then register here.
The submitted papers must describe original work and lie in the scope of one of URSI Commissions A-K.
For accessing the Call for Papers (English , Arabic), For downloading the Template for Paper Format, click here.
For paper submission, please click here.
Please make sure to comply with the Paper Format, and send two versions of your paper:
a .doc file (complete with author name(s))
a .pdf file (without author name(s) nor affiliation(s)).
Download Conference Bio Form

​All Papers will be checked via the  Plagiarism Checkers.

For any other query and/or details please send E-Mail to: Prof. Hesham Elbadawy (


Registration Fees(per paper):

Egyptians: EGP 500
Non-Egyptians: US$500
Fees cover attending sessions, proceedings CD, lunch, and coffee breaks for the period of the conference 
for one of the authors. Non-refundable fees, LE 200 (US$ 200 for non-Egyptians), are paid in advance upon 
paper submission. The remaining registration fees are paid with the camera ready submission. Extra EGP 50 
(US$ 50 for non-Egyptians) is added for each additional page. 

Payment of Registration Fees: Registration fees may be paid by one of the following methods:

1-    By direct payment to Mr. Emad Emam, at the Academy of Scientific Research and technology, 101 Kasr El-Aini St., Cairo.

2-    Through Postal Transfer in Name of Mr. Emad Emam Mohamed Hussein, National ID No.: 25711270100714.

3-    Through any member of the NRSC organizing Committee.

For more information, please contact Mr. Emad Emam at mobile no.: 01117514604

Conference Program
2016 33rd National Radio Science Conference (NRSC)
         Organized by
  Academy of Scientific Research and Technology
  The National Radio Science Committee (NRSC)
  Arab Academy for Science and Technology and
  Maritime Transport(AASTMT)
South Valley - Aswan Campus, Egypt
        22-25 Feb 2016

Conference Program To be announced later
For Accommodation and Transportation Offers, please refer to Atori Company Offer. 


A. Student Paper Award Competition

Three Student Paper Award winners will be selected. The awards are on the form of certificates and cash money.
Student awards are usually sponsored by the International Union of Radio Science.

Rules and Guidelines
1.  First author and presenter must be a full-time university student.
2.  A letter from the student's advisor on university letterhead must be appended to the paper. 
    The letter must state that the author is enrolled as a full-time university student in a degree program. 
    If co-authored, the letter must state that all co-authors played only an advisory role. 
    No other students are permitted as co-authors. 
3.  Eight finalists will be selected based upon quality, originality and scientific merit of the paper as  evaluated by 
    the reviewers.
4.  Only three of the eight finalists will be awarded according to the clarity of their presentation and the ability to
    answer questions on their work.
B. Best Paper Awards
The organizing Committee will select two papers for the Best Paper Award.

Rules and Guidelines
1-  The selection will be based on the quality, originality and scientific merit of the paper as well as the clarity of 
    the presentation and the ability to answer questions posed by the audience.  
2-  There is no restriction on the number of authors nor if they are students or not.

Keynote Speakers

1- Prof. Yahia Antar, Fellow IEEE
Vice President of the International Union of Radio Science,

Professor, Military Technical College, Ontario, Canada.

2. Prof. Abdelaazik Sebak, Fellow IEEE
Professor and Graduate Program Director,

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Title: High Gain Millimeter Wave Antennas for 5G Wireless

and Security Imaging Systems

Abstracts and Short Biographies of Keynote Speakers:

Some Recent advances in Antennas and Near Field Theory with Impact on Designs 
          for Future Electromagnetic Applications.

                     Yahia Antar

        Canada Research in Electromagnetic Engineering,

     Royal Military College of Canada& Queen's University



Microwave and millimeter wave antennas are vital components for wireless and 

satellite communications, radars and other sensors, and many other emerging 

applications. The presentation will start by general discussion of the field of 

Antenna Engineering and a brief description of current and emerging new research 

directions. Some research activities at the Royal Military College of Canada and 

Queen’s University that are aligned with recent and emerging research directions 

in the field including a brief discussion of the state of art of Dielectric Resonator 

Antennas (DRA's) and a new class of one and two dimensional Leaky Wave 

Antennas will be discussed. This will be followed by addressing some new 

findings about the fundamentals of antenna near fields. The impact of these new 

findings on antenna design will be illustrated through examples involving MIMO 

antennas, near field focusing, and mutual coupling considerations in antenna 


Dr. Yahia Antar obtained degrees from the University of                        

Alexandria (BSC) and the University of Manitoba (MSc. ,PhD). 

He worked at CRC and NRC in Ottawa before joining the staff 

of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at 

the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston where he has 

held the position of professor since 1990.  

Dr. Antar is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic 

Engineers) and a Fellow of the Engineering  Institute of Canada (FEIC). He serves 

as an Associate Editor (Features) of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 

and served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and 

Propagation, IEEE AWPL. He served on NSERC grants selection and strategic grants 

committees, Ontario Early Research Awards (ERA) panels, and on review panels 

for the National Science Foundation. 

In May 2002, Dr. Antar was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in 

Electromagnetic Engineering which was renewed in 2009. In 2003 he was 

awarded the Royal Military College of Canada “Excellence in Research” Prize and 

in 2012 the Class of 1965 Teaching Excellence Award. He served on the URSI 

Board as Vice President, and on the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society 

Administration Committee. On 31 January 2011, Dr Antar was appointed Member 

of the Canadian Defence Science Advisory Board (DSAB). In October 2012 he 

received from the Governor General of Canada, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 

Medal in recognition for his contribution to Canada. He is the recipient of the2014  

IEEE Canada RA Fessenden Silver Medal ,the 2015 recipient of the IEEE Canada 

J.M. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, and The 2015 Royal Military 

College Cowan Prize for excellence in Research.

High Gain Millimeter Wave Antennas for 5G Wireless and Security Imaging Systems

                           Abdelrazik Sebak

         Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, 
                Montreal, Canada,

Recently, there has been increasing interest and rapid growth in millimeter (mm)-wave antennas and 
devices for use in diverse applications, services and technologies such as short-range communication, 
future mm-wave mobile communication for the fifth generation (5G) cellular networks, and sensor and 
imaging systems. Due to the corresponding smaller wavelength, mm-wave frequencies offer the advantage 
of physically smaller antennas and circuits as well as the availability of much wider bandwidth compared
to microwave frequencies. In addition they provide additional spectrum for wireless communications. 
For example, mm-wave is capable of supporting the needed high data rate capacity and speed for high 
definition video streaming used in Wireless Personal Area Networks.  The planned 5G cellular networks 
base stations and mobile devices will essentially make use of mm-wave frequency bands to meet consumers’ 
ever growing demand for high data rate and capacity from wireless service providers. Also, mm-wave-based 
imaging systems have attractive characteristics including high penetration ability for different types of 
clothes, very low penetration for living tissues, less physical personal intrusion and safer doses of radiation. 
They are useful for imaging and body penetrating applications such as homeland security, medical imaging, 
and defence applications. These systems could be used instead of traditional X-ray systems, which have higher 
levels of radiation and thus limited use per person. 

Millimeter-wave antenna design is considered as the first step for realizing mm-wave wireless communication 
and imaging systems. Design requirements for such antennas include highly directional patterns – for long 
transmission range and high detection sensitivity - and size reduction with a suitable impedance matching 
bandwidth. This talk will address the market demand for compact high efficient antennas for next generation
wireless communications, sensing and imaging systems.  The main part of the talk will focus on investigation 
and development of mm-wave high gain broadband antenna elements and arrays that cover multiple mm-wave frequency
bands to serve several applications. Antennas with high gain produce very directive narrow beam for high resolution
sensing as well as reduce the demand for power requirements and consumptions by wireless systems. The keynote will 
also present the most recent research activities at Concordia University highlighting, in particular, development 
of high gain directional mm-wave antennas for long transmission range and high resolution imaging applications. 
In addition, a 60GHz system for potential detection of threatening materials will be described. System setup and 
signal pre-processing principle are introduced. The imaging/detection system for weapons and liquids concealed by 
clothing, plywood, and plastics will be discussed.


Abdelrazik   Sebak, Ph.D., P.Eng., IEEE Fellow, EIC Fellow

Dr Abdel Sebak is a professor with Concordia University.  Before joining Concordia University, 

he was a professor at the University of Manitoba. He was also with Cairo University and worked 
with the Canadian Marconi Company on the design of microstrip phased array antennas. 

Dr Sebak’s recent research activities cover two streams: Antenna Engineering, and Analytical and 
Computational Electromagnetics.  Applied and sponsored projects include high gain mm-wave antennas, 
advanced composite materials for aerospace shielding and antenna applications, microwave sensing and 
imaging, ultra-wideband antennas, and microwave beamforming.  Dr. Sebak’s original research contributions 
and technical leadership have been extensive and resulted in over 450 publications in prestigious refereed 
journals and international conference proceedings. 

Dr Sebak was inducted as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2009. 
He is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Dr. Sebak is a member of Concordia University 
Provost's Circle of Distinction for his career achievements. For his joint efforts in establishing one of 
the most advanced electromagnetic computational and antennas labs at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Sebak 
received the Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research. Dr. Sebak received the 1992 
and 2000 University of Manitoba Merit Award for outstanding Teaching and Research. In 1996 Dr. Sebak received 
the Faculty of Engineering Superior Academic Performance. Dr Sebak has also received the IEEE Antennas and 
Propagation Society Best Chapter Award.

Dr. Sebak is the General Chair of IEEE-ANTEM2016 Symposium and Co-Chair of the IEEE ICUWB2015.  He has served as 
Chair for the IEEE Canada Awards and Recognition Committee (2002-2004), IEEE Canada Conference Committee (2000-2002)
and as the Technical Program Chair for the 2002 IEEE CCECE Conference and the 2006 URSI-ANTEM Symposium. He has also 
served as a member (2002-2004) of the IEEE RAB Awards and Recognition Committee. Dr. Sebak has served as Associate 
Editor,  Journal of Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society, Associate Editor,  International Journal of Antennas 
and Propagation. Associate Editor, J. Engineering Research. He is a member of the Canadian National Committee of 
International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Commission B.

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