Radio Science


 February 1-3, 2017
Campus SophiaTech - Forum Building

Sophia Antipolis, France


Draft Programme, Timetables, and Abstracts



The URSI-France 2017 Workshop, under the sponsorship of the French Academy of Sciences, will be dedicated to “Radio Science for Humanity”. The workshop will be held at Campus SophiaTech located in Sophia Antipolis, South of France, on February 1-3, 2017. JS'17 is co-organised by Institute Mines Telecom - Telecom ParisTech and Université Nice Sophia Antipolis. On Thursday, February 2, at 5 pm, the General Assembly of URSI-France will hold their annual meeting.

Electromagnetism, telecommunications, electronics and photonics are an essential backbone of our modern society. The development of these activities benefits humanity in a wide range of issues, from extreme situations to simple comfort in our everyday lives. In this rapidly evolving field, we will focus in the workshop on both fundamental and conceptual aspects as well as technological developments and resulting applications.

A wide spectrum of areas will be covered, including waves and electromagnetic fields, both from the point of view of metrology and theory, spread, modelling, etc., and communications systems together with their applications. We will also address environmental electromagnetic propagation, both global (surface and subsurface), ionospheric or through matter in particular plasma and radio astronomy. Electromagnetism in biology and medicine will also be included.

The workshop will be organized around oral and poster sessions. Most sessions will be introduced by invited lecturers presenting the state of the art and/or recent developments, followed by regular communications, which will be selected by the Scientific Committee. The program will be organised around the following (not limited) list of topics. The working languages will be French and English.


  • Radio science and risk, disaster management, space weather
  • Earth observation by remote sensing and essential climate variables monitoring
  • Advanced radars for societal needs
  • Computational sciences, exact methods, complexity management
  • Design and modelling of antennas, systems of detection and imaging, antenna systems
  • Communication systems: 5G, software defined radio, Internet of Things
  • Metrologies and electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetism in biology and medicine



  • Emilio CALVANESE-STRINATI (CEA LETI, France) “Computation Caching: a new frontier for Mobile Edge Cloud” "
  • Madhu CHANDRA (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany), "Advanced Radars for societal needs"
  • Raffaele D’ERRICO (CEA LETI, France)," Channel modeling and emulation for unconventional scenarios and 5G and IoT deployment"
  • Guy DUCHOSSOIS (Former ESA Earth observation Mission Manager), "Copernicus, a major European cooperation programme: from the early concept to operational services"
  • Farzad KAMALABADI (UIUC USA), "Ionospheric storms and communication effects, ICON and GOLD missions"
  • Gilles PRIVAT (Orange, Grenoble, France), "The Web of Things, beyond networked devices"
  • Claude TETELIN, (Centre National RFID, France), "Avancées et applications récentes de la RFID, au-delà de l’identification"
  • Dimiter VELEV (UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria), "Societal focus on the contribution of radio science"
  • Mehrez ZRIBI (CNRS/CESBIO, France), "Analyse du potentiel des mesures GNSS pour le suivi des états des surfaces continentales"


Dates to remember

  • December 20, 2016: Deadline for full texte submissions
  • January 2017: Notification of the final acceptance of full texte
  • February, 1-3 2017: JS'17 Workschop
  • Febrary 3, 2017: List of the selected papers invited for journal publication



Scientific Committee 

Organizing Committee

  • Chairman: Prof Tullio Joseph TANZI, IMT Télécom ParisTech, France
  • Prof. Orhan ALTAN, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Prof. Francesco P. ANDRIULLI, IMT Télécom Bretagne, France
  • Michel AUGUIN, CNRS, France
  • Prof. Madhu CHANDRA; Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
  • Prof. Monique DECHAMBRE, LATMOS, France
  • Jean ISNARD, URSI, France
  • Prof. François LEFEUVRE, LPC2E, France
  • Prof. Jacques PALICOT, CentraleSupélec, Rennes, France
  • Prof. Smail TEDJINI, LCIS, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France
  • Chairman: Dr. Jean-Pierre DAMIANO,  UNS
  • Michel AUGUIN, CNRS
  • Nathalie BUTEL, CNRS
  • Joël HAMELIN, URSI-France
  • Jean ISNARD, URSI-France
  • Alain SIBILLE, IMT Télécom ParisTech
  • Hervé SIZUN, URSI-France
  • Tullio Joseph TANZI, IMT Télécom ParisTech


Student Award 

An URSI prize of 500 euros will be awarded by the Scientific Committee for the best paper presented by a PhD student

Young scientist grand

A Young Scientist Grant of 300 euros and free registration will be awarded to a selected paper whose first author’s affiliation is European and outside France. The first author must attend the workshop and he/she must be no more than 35 years old.

Publications - Editions

The papers will be available online via this website

After selection by the Scientific Committee, some authors will be invited to publish a paper either in a special issue of the “Comptes rendus Physique” of the Academy of sciences or in the “Revue de l’électricité et de l’électronique” (REE).

Submission information

Communication proposals should be submitted online via the website:, with a clear and concise one to two page abstract, for scientific evaluation by the Scientific Committee (See instructions to authors, LaTeX , Words or OpenOffice).


A registration fee of 240 € will be asked to each participant. It includes, among other, lunches and coffee breaks. A 140 € reduced fee will be applied to students and seniors.

February 2 evening, a Gala dinner will bring together the Workshop participants; a € 35 fee will be requested.

With an additional 47 € you will receive the special issue of the “Comptes rendus Physique” of the Academy of Sciences, which will gather the key contributions of the Workshop. It will be sent to you when released, early 2018.

Registration will be made on line via the website: and before January 28 for the Gala dinner

Practical Informations, transport, Hotels, etc.