Special Sessions

Sessions of similar topics may be proposed, if needed we will schedule them at different slots over the conference period. Should you be interested in organizing a Special Session at AES 2018, contact us at contact@mysymposia.org.

SP1. "Terahertz Science and Technology"

Organizers: Masayoshi Tonouchi (Osaka University, Japan) and Kodo Kawase (Nagoya University, Japan)

This special session covers a wide range of activities and developments in terahertz science and applications, while at the same time helping to bridge the technology gap between the RF and photonics communities.


  1. THz generation and detection;
  2. THz spectroscopy;
  3. THz devices and components;
  4. THz photonics;
  5. THz applications.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Aydin Babakhani, UCLA, USA
  2. Manfred Helm, TU Dresden, Germany
  3. Kodo Kawase, Nagoya University, Japan
  4. Christoph Lange, University of Regensburg, Germany
  5. Daniel Mittleman, Brown University, USA
  6. Ajay Nahata, Utah University, USA
  7. Pernille Klarskov Pedersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  8. Charles Schmuttenmaer, Yale University, USA
  9. Alexander Shkurinov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  10. Joo-hiuk Son, University of Seoul, Korea
  11. Chi-Kuang Sun, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  12. Phil Taday, TeraView Limited, UK
  13. Koichiro Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
  14. Masayoshi Tonouchi, Osaka university, Japan
  15. Miriam Vitiello, CNR-NANO and Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy


SP2. "Inverse problems in antennas"

Organizer: Rocco Pierri (Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy)

SP3. "Waves in heterogeneous and nonlinear media: direct and inverse problems, recent advances, and applications"

Organizer: Yury Shestopalov (University of Gävle, Sweden)


  1. Propagation and scattering of waves in nonlinear media;
  2. Cloaking;
  3. Resonance phenomena and singularities;
  4. Permittivity reconstruction of layered structures;
  5. Scattering by large dielectric bodies.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Alexander Samokhin, Moscow Technological University - MIREA, Russia
  2. Gennady Alekseev, Institute for Applied Mathematics, Russia
  3. Yury Yukhanov, Southern Federal University, Russia
  4. Yury Shestopalov, University of Gävle, Sweden

SP4. "Photonic integration from devices to sub-systems"

Organizer: Linjie Zhou (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) and Xianshu Luo (IME, Singapore)

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Lei Bi, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  2. Wei Guo, University of Massachusetts, USA
  3. Xiuyou Han, Dalian University of Technology, China
  4. Yong-Zhen Huang, Institute of Semiconductors - CAS, China
  5. Xiaofeng Li, Soochow University, China
  6. Xingjun Wang, Peking University, China
  7. Aimin Wu, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS, China
  8. Lei Zhang, Institute of Semiconductors of CAS, Singapore
  9. Wenfu Zhang, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics - CAS, China
  10. Guoxing Zheng, Wuhan University, China

SP5. "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Optical-to-Electrical Energy Conversion"

Organizers: Long Wen (Jinan University, China) and Shaolong Wu (Soochow University, China)

Recent advances in the fabrication of nanomaterials and nanostructures have made possible the development of more energy efficient, more material efficient and low-cost manufacturing processes for both the existing and emerging energy harvesting devices. Enhanced performance and novel functionality have been observed resulting from the remarkable energy concentration and nanoscale carrier collection afforded by nanosystems. This special issue’s main focus is on several broad areas, e.g., photovoltaics, photocatalysts, photodetectors, etc.


  1. Synthesis and characterization of advanced nanomaterials and nanostructures for energy conversion;
  2. High-performance photovoltaics, photocatalysts and photodetectors;
  3. Theoretical analysis and modeling of photon conversion process.

SP6. "Wideband antenna design and fabrication technologies for 5G and beyond"

Organizer: Kenneth Tong (University College London, UK) and Kwai Man Luk  (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)


SP7. "Waves Propagation and Scattering in Random and Complex Media"

Organizer: Hosam El-Ocla (Lakehead University, Canada)  


SP8. "Optical forces: fundamentals and applications"

Organizer: Lei Shi (Huazhong University of Science and technology, China)


  1. Optical gradient forces;
  2. Optical trapping and manipulation;
  3. Integrated optomechanics;
  4. Brilliouin optomechanics;
  5. Cavity optomechanics.

SP9. "MIMO Systems and Techniques"

Organizer: Mario Marques da Silva (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal)

All new ideas about MIMO related techniques, in order to improve performance, capacity and/or spectrum efficiency while keeping computational cost at an acceptable level, are most welcome. Moreover, papers on MIMO applications, such as base station cooperation, coordinated multi-point transmission or multihop relay, are also welcome to this session.

SP10. "Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetics"

Organizer: Hulusi Açıkgöz (KTO Karatay University, Turkey)

  1. Electromagnetic waves - biological tissues interactions;
  2. Electromagnetic hyperthermia;
  3. Microwaves treatment of cancerous tissues;
  4. RF ablation;
  5. Microwave imaging for cancer detections;
  6. Dielectric properties of biological tissues;
  7. Electromagnetic dosimetry;
  8. Electromagnetic sensors;
  9. RF Devices for Wireless Health;
  10. Care Applications.