European School of Antennas course on Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications
The course, which is the third in the series, addresses the main issues related to body-centric wireless communications from antennas and radio propagation prospective including measurement techniques, statistical analysis, analytical and numerical studies, and system-related aspects of such communication networks. The course will introduce the current state-of-the-art and potential development in the area including challenges and theoretical limitations. Concepts, such as diversity antennas, textile electronics, mm-wave systems, Ultra Wideband communications, etc., will be covered in this course with relation to theoretical and practical aspects. The course registration will include a one-day IET Seminar on Antennas & Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications, held on Friday 5 July, at IET London, Savoy Place.
- Antennas & radio propagation for body-centric wireless communications.
- Measurements and practical considerations.
- Mm-wave antennas and radios for body-centric networks.
- Physical and digital phantoms methods and techniques.
- Numerical modelling issues.
- Body-Worn RF Flexible Electronics for Medical Sensing and Communications.
- Industrial standards and real applications for healthcare, security and sports.
- Prof. John L. Volakis, Ohio State University
- Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College London
- Prof. Koichi Ito, Chiba University
- Prof. Peter Hall, University of Birmingham
- Prof. Yang Hao, Queen Mary, University of London (Co-ordinator)
- Prof. William Scanlon, Queen’s University Belfast
- Prof. Clive Parini, Queen Mary, University of London
- Dr. Akram Alomainy, Queen Mary, University of London
- Dr. Mohan Jayawardene, Computer Simulation Technology (CST, UK)
Who Should Attend?
This course is aimed at postgraduate research students and industrial engineers who are interested in theoretical and practical aspects related to body-centric wireless communications and its applications in mobile communications, medical and healthcare technologies and ubiquitous computing. Techniques and theories will range from VHF bands up to mm-wave technologies.
General Information, Registration and Fees
- 22 hours of teaching
- 4 hours of practical sessions
- 1 labs and facilities tour
- Basic antennas and radio propagation theory
- Basic EM and maths
- Non-Profit Institution: £480
- Profit Institution: £800
Registration fees include the one-day IET seminar on Friday 5th July 2013. The course gives 2 ECTS credits and can accommodate 25 students.
To register for the ESoA course (which also includes the one-day IET Seminar on Antennas & Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications) you will have to download the Registration Form and:
- Fill the form electronically and e-mail the completed form back to Dr. Akram Alomainy by 15th June 2013.
- Once your registration is accepted you will be contacted and asked to make the necessary payment in order to fully complete the registration process.
Course registration will take place on Monday 1st July 2013. The last day of the course on Friday 5th July 2013 consists of a whole day seminar organised by the IET on Antennas & Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications.
We are pleased to announce that CST will organise and run a lab session during the course related to the main topics included.
The sessions plan and course timetable is available to download. Please note that timings and sessions order might change prior to the start of the course.
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
Information on how to get here and detailed maps can be found on the college website.
Queen Mary, University of London's Mile End campus is situated in the heart of London's east end and is easily accessible by public transport (buses or trains), with two underground stations surrounding the campus (Mile End on the Central line and Stepney Green on the District and Hammersmith & City lines).
Limited on-campus accommodation is available within the Mile End campus of QMUL. Single ensuite bedrooms are available for arrival on the 30 June 2013 and departure on the 06 July 2013 at £56.00 plus VAT per night including breakfast. If you are interested in reserving a room please email Dr Akram Alomainy by maximum 7th June 2013.
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