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The 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting will be held jointly July 7-13, 2013, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The symposium and meeting are cosponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and the U.S. National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC-URSI) Commissions A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and K. The joint meeting is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic engineering, and radio science. Technical sessions will be held over a four day period from July 8 through July 12, and workshops and short courses will occur on July 7 and July 13.

The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel is located in the Downtown Disney® Resort area. Complimentary transportation to Disney theme parks is provided for all guests. Explore attractions such as the Downtown Disney® Marketplace, Downtown Disney® West Side and Cirque du Soleil®. The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista is also the only Hilton hotel to offer Disney’s Extra Magic Hours benefit to their guests where each day one of the Walt Disney World® parks opens an hour early or stays open up to an extra three hours. Other nearby theme parks include: SeaWorld, Universal Studios® Orlando, Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, and more. The Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista boasts seven appetizing restaurants and lounges ranging from their 24 hour Mainstreet Market and their signature restaurant Andiamo Italian Bistro to the relaxing Rum Largo Poolside Bar & Café. Take a short drive and you can find many more dining and hotel accommodations.

International Drive: As Orlando’s tourism corridor, International Drive offers 14 miles of hotels, shopping and dining attractions. The north end of “I – Drive,” as it’s known by the locals, is anchored by Prime Outlets International Outlets, Festival Bay Mall and Wet ‘n Wild® - Orlando. The center stretch of I-Drive is home to the Pointe Orlando shopping, dining and entertainment complex, while the southern end of I-Drive features SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica™ – SeaWorld’s Waterpark, Discovery Cove® and Orlando Premium Outlets.

The business side of the city, downtown Orlando, is also a hot spot for nightlife, dining and entertainment. Museums, art galleries, theaters and concert venues make it a great spot for a day or evening of exploring. The downtown neighborhood of Thornton Park offers great people-watching from sidewalk cafes and interesting boutiques, while Lake Eola is the perfect backdrop for several community festivals.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit contributions for review and possible presentation at the symposium on topics of interest to AP-S and URSI. Topics and general information are listed in this call. Papers will be presented in either oral or poster sessions. Assignment to oral or poster sessions will be based solely on a paper’s topic. All paper submissions are due Tuesday, January 15, 2013. This is a firm deadline. Papers will not be accepted after this date.