XXV Russian conference "Radio Wave Ppropagation"

July 3-9, 2016, Tomsk

First Announcement

XXV Russian Conference with international participation
 “Radio Waves Propagation” (RWP’2016)
dedicated to the 80 anniversary of ionosphere investigations
in USSR and Russia
July 4‒9, 2016, Tomsk, Russia

Call for papers

On behalf of the RWP’2016 Program Committee it gives me great pleasure to invite you to RWP’2016, to be held in the old Siberian city Tomsk.
Tomsk was founded in 1604. Today Tomsk is one of the developed cultural, educational, scientific and innovative centers of Russia. The first university in the Asian part of the country was organized in 1880 in Tomsk. Now in Tomsk there are 9 universities with 11 research institutes, 11 institutes of the Russian Academy of Science and many other scientific establishments. 3 500 doctors and candidates of science work now in Tomsk. The city is proud of wooden architecture of XVIII–XX centuries as well as brick old architecture.
At the congress of Russian physicists in 1924 in Leningrad Tomsk was called one of centers of the soviet physics. The first scientific body studying the problems of radio became founded in 1928 at the State University the Siberian Physical-Technical Institute, where in 1936 Prof. V.N. Kessenich organized the first in the country Ionosphere station. In the 70-80th the Siberian Physical-Technical Institute was one of biggest scientific centers in the system of higher education. There was carried research in the field of physics of semiconductors, electronics, radio wave propagation, electrodynamics, diffraction, cybernetics and theory of information.
In 1971 there was began research on ionosphere modeling under supervision of A.G. Kolesnik, in 1996 in Tomsk State University was founded the Department of Space Physics and Ecology and in 2006 the educational research center "Physics of Ionosphere and Electromagnetic Ecology". In 2012 there was organized the firm "TOMION» where there were designed and produced the modern ionosondes of new generation.
Tomsk became the first in Siberia center of higher education and university science in the field of electronics. In 1951 there was organized the Radio Engineering Faculty at the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute, in 1953 - the Radio Physical Faculty at the Tomsk State University. In 1962 there was organized the Institute of Radio Electronics and Electronic Techniques (now the University of Control Systems and Radio Electronics). Graduates of Tomsk universities became the basic stuff of electronic industry and research in Siberia, the Far East and the Central Asia republics. To-day Tomsk is one of the leading educational and research centers in Russia.
XXV Russian Conference on Radio Wave Propagation continues the series of two or three-year national conferences prosecuting by the Russian Academy of Sciences from the 50s. The conference would be organized in the form of plenary and section meetings as well as the poster papers. There would be the competition of the young scientist’s papers.

The conference would take place at the congress center "Rubin", at the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and at Tomsk universities.

The main areas (sections) of the conference:
Section 1. Wave propagation and remote sensing of the upper atmosphere and space.
Section 2. Propagation of the optic waves in atmosphere and laser sounding of nature environment.
Section 3. Propagation of kilometer and more long waves.
Section 4. Wave propagation and non-linear effects in ionosphere.
Section 5. Physical problems of radar, navigation and telecommunication.
Section 6. Remote sensing of atmosphere and Earth surface, radio meteorology.
Section 7. Math modeling of electrodynamics and wave propagation problems.
Section 8. Atmosphere electricity problems.
Conference organizers:
Scientific Council “Radio Wave Propagation” of RAS
Scientific Council “Solar-Terrestrial Relation Physics” of RAS
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics of RAS, Siberian Branch (Tomsk)
Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics of RAS, Siberian Branch (Irkutsk)
Kotel’nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of RAS (Moscow)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)
Tomsk State University
Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics
Russian New University (Moscow)
By collaboration and support:
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS),
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS),
Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Russian Federation
Russian Foundation for Basic Research
Russian National Committee of URSI
Russian Branch of IEEE
Joint Physical Society of the Russian Federation
Program Committee:
Chairman: Prof. G. Matvienko, Director of the RAS Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk
Co-chairmans:  Prof. D. Lukin, Moscow
Corresponding member of the RAS A. Potechin, Irkutsk
Vice-chairmans: Dr. S. Kolesnik, Tomsk
  Prof. B. Kutuza, Moscow
  Prof. G. Sharygin, Tomsk
Scientific secretary: Dr. D. Rastyagaev, RAS Scientific Council, Moscow
Committee members:
DrS. Yu. Bashkuev, Ulan-Ude
RAS Corr. member E. Berezhko, Yakutsk
Prof. M. Bisyarin, St-Peterburg
Prof. N. Blaunshteyn, Israel
Dr. V. Bulkin, Murom
DrS. I. Chashey, Moscow
RAS Corr. member V. Cherepenin, Moscow
Prof. Yu. Cherkashin, Troitsk
Dr. N. Chubinskiy, Moscow
Prof. N. Danilkin, Moscow
Prof. M. Deminov, Troitsk
Prof. P. Denisenko, Rostov-on-Don
Prof. A. Dmitriev, Moscow
Prof. V. Frolov, Nizhny Novgorod
Academician A. Gurevich, Moscow
Prof. D. Ivanov, Yoshkar-Ola
Prof. A. Kryukovskiy, Moscow
Prof. V. Kurkin, Irkutsk
Prof. V. Lapshin, Moscow
Prof. L. Ligthart, the Netherlands
RAS Corr. member. G. Mareev, St-Peterburg
RAS Corr. member V. Mironov, Krasnoyarsk
Prof. E. Palkin, Moscow
Prof. V. Permyakov, Moscow
Prof. Yu. Ruzhin, Troitsk
Prof. Yu. Shchors, Moscow
Prof. G. Shchukin, St-Peterburg
Dr. B. Shevtsov, Vladivostok
Prof. E. Shustov, Moscow
Dr. V. Smirnov, Fryazino
Prof. E. Tereshchenko, Murmansk
Prof. A. Zacharov, Moscow
Prof. N. Zernov, St-Peterburg
Academician G. Zherebtsov, Irkutsk
Registration and paper submission start since December 15, 2015, on the website http://rwp25.iao.ru or by e-mail rwp25@iao.ru. For registration it is necessary to send the paper text (<FamilyName.doc>) and the application form (<FamilyName-reg.doc>) which contains as follows:
1. Number and the title of the section.
2. Form of presentation (oral or poster).
3. Family name, first name and position of the applicant.
4. Organization.
5. Address, telephone, fax and e-mail of the applicant.
Deadline for application: March 22, 2016
Instruction for authors and the template are at the conference site http://rwp25.iao.ru.
Papers ‒ 4 pages A4. Papers for plenary sessions ‒ 8 pages. All papers presented for the conference will be reviewed. The Program Committee can not accept the papers that don't fit the conference subject or don't have new scientific results as well as the papers formed not according to regulations
The language of the conference ‒ Russian, people from abroad can present papers in English. Presentations at the meetings would be translated into English.
Publications. Papers included in the conference program would be published (CD-ROM) before the conference opening if at least one of the authors paid the registration fee (before 5th April 2016). Responsibility for the published material correctness is on the authors. Paper variant of publications could be provided for additional money on the condition of the preliminary order.
Program Committee plan to publish selected papers in «Proceedings of SPIE» (The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://spiedl.org) electronically in English. Demands to the papers for publication would be on the conference site. Publication of each paper costs 4000 rbl. (approximately 70 US$) in addition to the registration fee.
Registration fee for participants  from Russia and CIS is 3000 rubles before 5 April 2016 and 3500 rubles later, 1500 rubles for students and post graduates, 200 US$ for scientists from abroad. The fee includes conference meetings, coffee-breaks, stand-up meal, folder, excursions and publications on CD-ROM. Contributory scheme will be on the conference site.

Important Dates

  1. Application for conference participation and paper submission – from December 15, 2015, to March 22, 2016
  2. Notification of acceptance – April 15, 2016
  3. Early registration and payment of registration fee – May 12, 2016
  4. Program distribution – May 20, 2016
Information about hotels, cultural program and excursions, transport, blanks for payments, etc. will distribute on the conference site in advance.
Organizing committee of the conference:
Chairman: Prof. Gennadiy Matvienko, <mgg@iao.ru>
Co-chairmans:  Prof. German Sharygin, <gssh@mail.tomsknet.ru>
 Dr. Sergey Kolesnik, <serkol@mail.tsu.ru>
Secretary: Dr. Olga Tikhomirova, <science@iao.ru>
Address: IOA SB RAS, Academician Zuev Sq., 1, Tomsk, 634055, Russia. Tel.: +7 (3822) 492-875, +7 (3822) 492-738, Fax: +7 (3822) 492-086, rwp25@iao.ru