The Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference first ran in April 2005. At its conception, we wanted to provide a forum for research students in the UK. The first conference attracted about 50 delegates. It is now a major international event on the Antennas and Propagation calendar attracting 200-250 participants each year. At LAPC 2013, more than half the submitted papers were from non-UK authors, demonstrating its international reach
LAPC is a single track event giving delegates an opportunity to attend all presentations and poster sessions. In this format, invited guest presentations are followed by poster sessions in both the morning and afternoon.
For the 10th Edition in 2014, the conference moved to a two-stage review process; Two page summary paper review is now followed by a full paper (3 to 5 pages) review stage. Authors now have the option to have their accepted full papers submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. A registered author must attend and present the poster. A delegate cannot present more than 2 posters.
The IET sponsor book prizes for three best papers by students. LAPC also awards a prize of £100 to the best non-student paper.