Comptes rendus Physique de l'Académie des sciences

Come to publish the special issue of the Comptes rendus Physique de l'Académie des Sciences composed of articles selected by the Scientific Committee of the 2017 workshop:

Radio science for Humanity / Radiosciences au service de l’humanité

Tome 19, fascicule 1-2, pages 1-72 (January, February 2018)
Coordinators : Tullio Joseph Tanzi, Madhu Chandra



Radio Science


 February 1-3, 2017
Campus SophiaTech - Forum Building

Sophia Antipolis, France




he URSI-France 2017 Workshop, under the sponsorship of the French Academy of Sciences, was dedicated to “Radio Science for Humanity”. The workshop was held at Campus SophiaTech located in Sophia Antipolis, South of France, on February 1-3, 2017. JS'17 was co-organised by Institute Mines Telecom - Telecom ParisTech and Université Nice Sophia Antipolis. On Thursday, February 2, at 5 pm, the General Assembly of URSI-France held their annual meeting.

Electromagnetism, telecommunications, electronics and photonics are an essential backbone of our modern society. The development of these activities benefits humanity in a wide range of issues, from extreme situations to simple comfort in our everyday lives. In this rapidly evolving field, we focused in the workshop on both fundamental and conceptual aspects as well as technological developments and resulting applications.

A wide spectrum of areas was covered, including waves and electromagnetic fields, both from the point of view of metrology and theory, spread, modelling, etc., and communications systems together with their applications. We was also addressed environmental electromagnetic propagation, both global (surface and subsurface), ionospheric or through matter in particular plasma and radio astronomy. Electromagnetism in biology and medicine was also included.

The workshop will be organized around oral and poster sessions. Most sessions were introduced by invited lecturers presenting the state of the art and/or recent developments, followed by regular communications, selected by the Scientific Committee. The program was organised around the following (not limited) list of topics. The working languages were French and English.


  • Radio science and risk, disaster management, space weather
  • Earth observation by remote sensing and essential climate variables monitoring
  • Advanced radars for societal needs
  • Computational sciences, exact methods, complexity management
  • Design and modelling of antennas, systems of detection and imaging, antenna systems
  • Communication systems: 5G, software defined radio, Internet of Things
  • Metrologies and electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetism in biology and medicine


  • Emilio CALVANESE-STRINATI (CEA LETI, France) “Computation Caching: a new frontier for Mobile Edge Cloud” "
  • Madhu CHANDRA (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)"Advanced Radars for societal needs"
  • Raffaele D’ERRICO (CEA LETI, France)," Channel modeling and emulation for unconventional scenarios and 5G and IoT deployment"
  • Guy DUCHOSSOIS (Former ESA Earth observation Mission Manager), "Copernicus, a major European cooperation programme: from the early concept to operational services"
  • Farzad KAMALABADI (UIUC USA), "Ionospheric storms and communication effects, ICON and GOLD missions"
  • Gilles PRIVAT (Orange, Grenoble, France), "The Web of Things, beyond networked devices"
  • Claude TETELIN, (Centre National RFID, France), "Avancées et applications récentes de la RFID, au-delà de l’identification"
  • Dimiter VELEV (UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria), "Societal focus on the contribution of radio science"
  • Mehrez ZRIBI (CNRS/CESBIO, France), "Analyse du potentiel des mesures GNSS pour le suivi des états des surfaces continentales"


Scientific Committee 

Organizing Committee

  • Chairman: Prof Tullio Joseph TANZI, IMT Télécom ParisTech, France
  • Prof. Orhan ALTAN, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Prof. Francesco P. ANDRIULLI, IMT Télécom Bretagne, France
  • Michel AUGUIN, CNRS, France
  • Prof. Madhu CHANDRA; Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
  • Prof. Monique DECHAMBRE, LATMOS, France
  • Jean ISNARD, URSI, France
  • Prof. François LEFEUVRE, LPC2E, France
  • Prof. Jacques PALICOT, CentraleSupélec, Rennes, France
  • Prof. Smail TEDJINI, LCIS, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France
  • Chairman: Dr. Jean-Pierre DAMIANO,  UNS
  • Michel AUGUIN, CNRS
  • Nathalie BUTEL, CNRS
  • Joël HAMELIN, URSI-France
  • Jean ISNARD, URSI-France
  • Alain SIBILLE, IMT Télécom ParisTech
  • Hervé SIZUN, URSI-France
  • Tullio Joseph TANZI, IMT Télécom ParisTech

Publications - Editions

The texts of KeynotesCommunications and, for most, the Presentations are classified in Proceedings by authors, titles or chronology, see: 2017 Proceedings

After selection by the Scientific Committee, some authors will be invited to publish a paper either in a special issue of the “Comptes rendus Physique” of the Academie des sciences or in the “Revue de l’électricité et de l’électronique” (REE).