The International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT) is an annual forum for the exchange of information on the research and development in innovative antenna technologies. It especially focuses on small antennas and applications of advanced and artificial materials to the antenna design. At iWAT, all the oral presentations are delivered by invited prominent researchers and professors. iWAT has a particular focus on posters by which authors have the opportunity to interact with leading researchers in their fields.  iWAT2017 is a continuation of a series of annual international antenna workshops held in Singapore (2005), White Plaines, USA (2006), Cambridge, UK (2007), Chiba, Japan (2008), Santa Monica, USA (2009), Lisbon, Portugal (2010), Hong Kong, PRC (2011), Tucson, USA (2012), Karlsruhe, Germany (2013), Sydney, Australia (2014), Seoul, Republic of Korea (2015), and Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA (2016).

The workshop is technically sponsored by IEEE AP-S and IEEE Greece Section and financially sponsored by University of Patras (UP).

Special interests: Applications of Antennas in Medical Technologies 

Topics include but are not limited the following

Small Antennas

  • Adaptive (smart) arrays
  • Antenna Design and Analysis Based on Characteristic or Eigen Modes
  • Antenna measurements
  • Antennas on/in IC packages
  • Body-Centric Antennas
  • Broadband antennas
  • Conformal antennas
  • Magnetic Nanoparticles, Graphene or Carbon-nanotubes in Antennas
  • Measurements for SAR of handheld devices
  • MEMS/nano technology for antennas
  • Terahertz Nano and optical antennas
  • Modeling and simulations
  • Non-Foster/active elements
  • On-chip antennas
  • Reconfigurable antennas
  • Reflectarrays
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas
  • Wearable, Implanted and Encapsulated antennas
  • 3D printed antennas and structures

Innovative Structures

  • Analysis and design of EM materials
  • Artificial magnetic conductors (AMC)Electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structures
  • Electromagnetic anisotropy
  • Frequency selective surfaces (FSS)
  • Single and double negative metamaterials
  • Electromagnetic Skins: Epidermal, Flexible and Stretchable Antennas, Sensing Substrates


  • Automotive systems
  • Biomedical and Healthcare applications
  • Bluetooth/WLAN (PDAs, laptops)
  • Energy harvesting
  • Hyperthermia and RF Ablation
  • GPS systems
  • Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications.
  • Millimeter-wave/terahertz communications and imaging
  • MIMO systems
  • RFID antennas and Wireless Sensing systems
  • Software-defined / cognitive radio
  • Satellite communications
  • UWB communications
  • WBAN systems,
  • Wireless communication systems (handheld devices, base stations)
  • Wireless power transmission and harvesting for implanted systems
  • 5G communication systems

 Important Dates

Deadline of paper submission:

Notification of acceptance:

Author Registration and Camera-ready Copy:

November 7, 2016 November 18, 2016 

December 12, 2016 December 15, 2016 

January 6, 2017 January 9, 2017

Please find Submission Instructions here

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