Monday, May 5, 2014

IJNM Call for Papers

Advances in simulation-driven modeling and optimization of microwave/RF circuits
IJNM Call for Papers

Computer-aided modeling and design of microwave/radio frequency (RF) devices and circuits have undergone tremendous developments in the past decade. The complexity of today's devices and circuits renders electromagnetic (EM) simulation a sine qua non in the microwave design process. That said, EM-driven design poses significant challenges, mostly due to the high computational cost of accurate, high-fidelity simulation. The availability of massive computational resources does not always translate into design speedup because of the need to account for interactions between devices and their surroundings as well as multi-physics (e.g., EM-thermal) effects. Not surprisingly, traditional design optimization procedures that directly utilize EM-simulated responses typically fail or are impractical. As a consequence, there is growing interest in alternative optimization and modeling methodologies, especially ones that exploit computationally cheap surrogate models.
This Special Issue focuses on the current state of the art and future directions in microwave and RF design. Papers on software engineering and practical applications aspects are also encouraged. Suitable topics for this Special Issue therefore include but are not limited to
  • surrogate-based modeling and optimization methods including space mapping;
  • knowledge-based and tuning methodologies;
  • global optimization, evolutionary algorithms, particle swarm optimization, and so on;
  • multi-objective optimization;
  • adjoint-sensitivities for efficient gradient-based optimizers;
  • optimization techniques for nonlinear circuits;
  • software architectures for optimization-oriented design;
  • automated design optimization using EM simulators;
  • optimization for inverse EM problems;
  • neural network approaches; and
  • optimization for discrete problems.
Manuscripts for this Special Issue should adhere to the requirements for regular papers of the IJNM as specified in the Author Guidelines at
Potential contributors may contact the guest editor to determine the suitability of their contribution to the Special Issue. All manuscripts should be submitted via the IJNM's manuscript website, with a statement that they are intended for this Special Issue.

Manuscript submission deadline: January 31, 2015

Prof. Slawomir Koziel
Engineering Optimization and Modeling Center, 
School of Science and Engineering, 
Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland

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