General Chair, ISAP2012
As you know, the Tohoku area of Japan was struck by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. We pray for all the victims and injured people in the area and would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences. Also, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to many encouraging messages those we received from all over the world.
On behalf of the steering committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to attend the 2012 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2012) to be held at Nagoya Congress Center in Nagoya, Japan, from October 29 (Monday) through November 2 (Friday), 2012.
This Symposium, the 17th ISAP, will return to Japan after ISAP2007. ISAP2012 is sponsored and organized by the Communications Society of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), and is held in cooperation with the Antennas and Propagation Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE/AP-S), the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), the Antennas and Propagation Network of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP), the Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science (KIEES), the China Institute of Communications (CIC), and the Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Communications and Information Technology Association of Thailand (ECTI). The Antenna Society of the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE) is under discussion.
Today we have three major international conferences in Antennas and Propagation in the world, namely, IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting in North America, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in Europe, and ISAP in Asia-Pacific region.
ISAP2012 will be held in Nagoya City. Nagoya, the fourth largest city in Japan with a population of 2.2 million, is situated at the central Japan and has good transportation from major cities in Japan and in the world. It is a city with strong cultural, historical and industrial identity. Nagoya is about 450 km away from the nuclear plant in Fukushima. Fortunately Nagoya has no damage by the earthquake in last March and no radiation effect from the nuclear plant.
We are sure ISAP2012 will be beneficial and fruitful to all the participants, and you will enjoy the city of Nagoya. We are looking forward to meeting you in Nagoya, Japan in October/November 2012.
Prof. Koichi Ito
General Chair, ISAP2012