Special Sessions

Sessions of similar topics may be proposed, if needed we will schedule them at different slots over the symposium period.

SP1. "Nanoplasmonics"

Organizers: Sanshui Xiao & Jingjing Zhang, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Nanoplasmonics has recently attracted lots of attention due to its promising applications in biosensing, integrated photonics, and photocatalysis. By creating subwavelength nanostructures, light-matter interaction in plasmonic structures, e.g. noble metal or dopen graphene is strongly modified. This special session aims to exchange the recent breakthrough and future perspective of nanoplasmonics, with regard to both fundamentals and applications.

Topics:  Plasmonics, nanophotonics, graphene plasmonics, and advanced theory

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Min Qiu, Zhejiang University, China
  2. Lei Shi, Fudan University, China
  3. Baile Zhang, Nanyang technological University, Singapore
  4. Xifeng Ren, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  5. Xunya Jiang, Fudan University, China
  6. Zhichao Ruan, Zhejiang University, China
  7. Hongsheng Chen, Zhejiang University, China
  8. Ru-Wen Peng, Nanjing University, China
  9. Yungui Ma, Zhejiang University, China
  10. Ran Hao, Zhejiang University, China
  11. Jingjing Zhang, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


SP2. "Material Modelling"

Organizers: Laurent Daniel, Paris-Sud University, France

The description of the constitutive behaviour of materials is often key to an accurate modelling of electromagnetic devices. This special session aims at presenting recent advances in material modelling, and particularly on the ways of incorporating non linearities, dissipation mechanisms or coupling effects into constitutive laws.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Tetsuji Matsuo, Kyoto University, Japan
  2. Romain Corcolle, LGEP-Supelec, France
  3. Katsumi Yamazaki, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan


SP3. "Photonic integrated circuits and Graphene based devices"

Organizers: Ran Hao & Xing Chang Wei, ZheJiang University, China

Recently the richness of electronic and optical properties of a two-dimensional material graphene has attracted enormous interest in the research community of nanophotonics. The high optical transparency, large active control of the permittivity, the one-atom layer thickness, as well as flexibility makes graphene an ideal material in the research of nano electronics and photonics. So far, Graphene based optical waveguides, modulators, photo detectors, logic gates, and other photonic passive and active components have been widely studied. This special session aims to exchange the recent breakthrough  of graphene-based electronic and photonics devices, and future perspective in photonic integrated circuits.

Topics: Graphene, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, the first principle, and quantum effects. 

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Dai DaoXin, ZheJiang University, China
  2. Dong JianJi, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, China
  3. Yue Hang XU, University ofElectronic Science and Technology of China, China
  4. Sanshui Xiao, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


SP4. "Antenna Arrays: CEM Modeling and Array Signal Processing"

Organizers:  Li Dongying, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Zhao Huapeng, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore & Jin Chen, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Antenna arrays have a wide range of applications in modern communication, including satellite communications, radars and MIMO systems. This session covers the topic related to modelling and characterization of antenna arrays and array signals, including but not limited to:    

  1. Computational modelling of large scale antenna arrays and novel antenna arrays 
  2. Modelling and characterization of communication channels based on antenna arrays 
  3. Novel signal processing techniques of array antennas for radar and sensing applications 
  4. Characterization of MIMO antenna arrays


SP5. " Grin Photonics"

Organizers: Hamza Kurt, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey

Introducing index gradient into photonic materials yields enhanced capability for taming the propagation of light. Traditional methods provides inhomogeneous medium with graded index at the expense of limited manufacturing capabilities. Meanwhile, artificial materials such as metamaterials and photonic crystals provide flexible platform to imitate any type of refractive index profile.

Graded index concept is attainable to plasmonics, metamaterials, photonic and even phononic crystals. Consequently, potential applications cover very broad range of areas such as optical spectroscopy, compact/broadband photonic circuit elements and sub-wavelength imaging devices.   

The aim of this special session is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, highlight current and future research directions along with challenges in the field of GRIN photonics.


SP6. "Teaching and Training Electromagnetics around the world : what 's new?"

Organizers:  Laurent Santandrea, LGEP-CNRS, France & Tao Zhou, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

Today, having the best engineers and researchers in Electromagnetism is an important challenge for the society, in general, and for a company, in particular. It is a fact that our modern life deeply depends on electromagnetic systems (communication networks, computer systems operating now in the microwave band, transportation, wireless sensor  networks, antennas ...). The main goal of this session is to monitor developments and to facilitate the exchange of best practices in teaching  electromagnetism. The aspect of the globalization of training and knowledge will be considered. This session should be a place for exchange of experience and for sharing new methods. In particular, new  concepts like "online electromagnetism course", "double degree programs in electromagnetic" or "use of electromagnetic simulation course with electronic design automation (EDA) software (e.g. COMSOL-HFSS-CST-IE3d-FEKO, ...) could be discussed.


SP7. "Computational Electromagnetic Methods and Their Applications"

Organizers: Wen-Yan Yin, Zhejiang University, China


SP8. "Electromagnetic and light scattering"

Organizers:  Yang Lixia, Jiangsu  University, China & Geng Youlin, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China