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 2015, 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.
IEEE Xplore Digital Library
For the 11th Edition in 2015, the conference moved to a two track process; Two page summary papers making up one track and full papers (3 to 5 pages) making up the other. Only full papers are submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. We believe this format allows authors greater flexibility over what and where they publish their research. 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.
In 2014, LAPC introduced the Ajit Yadev International Travel Grant in memory of a dear colleague and friend. This is a cash award of £400 offered to a PhD student based outside the European Economic Area.
James R James Lifetime Achievement Award
Each year, a distinguished scholar who has made significant contributions to a field related to antennas and propagation over a lifetime of work, is awarded the James R James Lifetime Achievement Award. Past recipients of this award are Professor Peter Hall, Professor Peter Clarricoats, Professor Raj Mittra, Professor Ted Parker, Dr Antoine Roederer, Professor Constantine Balanis and Professor Juan Mosig.