URSI International Symposium on
Electromagnetic Theory 2023

23-26 May 2023

The University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada


UBC Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering

      General Chair - Prof. David Michelson, The University of British Columbia

Technical Program Chair - Prof. John Volakis, Florida International University

The International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (EMTS 2023) will be held from 23-26 May 2023 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The third largest metropolitan area in Canada, Vancouver is known for its stunning natural beauty, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and attractions like Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island, the North Shore mountains, and Whistler. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is only 20 minutes by car from UBC. On campus accommodation is comparable to that offered by three- and four-star hotels but at a fraction of the cost.

With over  225 submissions accepted for presentation at the conference, we have exceeded our target and are looking forward to an extremely successful event. Housing reservations can now be made. Conference registration links will be released by mid-March 2023. 

Organized by Commission B (Fields and Waves) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), EMTS 2023 is sponsored by the Canadian National Committee of URSI (CNC-URSI) and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. Since it was first organized in Montreal in 1953, 24 events in the triennial series of EMTS symposia have been held. 

EMTS 2023 will focus on electromagnetic fields and their applications. The conference will offer plenary talks by distinguished speakers, regular oral and poster sessions, a one-day summer school (Tue, May 23), and several scientific & industrial tours and workshops. A number of Young Scientist Awards that cover the registration fee and accommodation during the conference will be offered. 

In addition, business meetings, receptions, and a conference banquet will be organized. Members of the local community will be able to attend both the Summer School and the General Lectures. Hands-on traning sessions using the UBC Radio Science Lab's anechoic chamber, screen room, and antenna range will be offered. Hands-on training using the latest CEM software will also be available.  

Housing Registration - Now Open

Conference Registration - Opening Soon 


EMTS 2023 - Preliminary Schedule

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