Special section on Smart Electromagnetic Environment (SEME)

Published 07 September, 2023

Next-generation communication systems will play a pivotal role in supporting an intensely immersive and interconnected global landscape. In this dynamic realm, the exchange of enormous volumes of data between physical entities, individuals, and their digital devices has become the norm. The Smart Electromagnetic Environment (SEME) is a rapidly evolving paradigm aiming at revolutionizing the design of next-generation mobile communication systems. It is founded on the main idea that the environment is no longer an obstacle to wireless signals but instead enables controlling and tailoring the propagation of electromagnetic waves.

This special section aims to provide a platform for publishing the most advanced original and innovative research results in any field related to SEME. The journal seeks to encapsulate the latest trends and confrontations inherent to the realm of SEME, delving into the evolving landscape of its scientific and technological facets. By presenting state-of-the-art studies on theories and applications, it offers scientists and engineers a forum for discussing and exchanging academic insights, as well as promoting a global ecology in the society of electromagnetics.

The Journal of Electronic Science and Technology (JEST) plans to publish a special section on Smart Electromagnetic Environment (SEME) regularly. We welcome the submission of both research articles and review articles that shed light on the latest breakthroughs in research outcomes and industrial implementations within this domain. Of particular interest are articles that spotlight novel methodologies designed to surmount the prevailing challenges within SEME.

Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Electromagnetic skins and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
  • Optimization-based strategies for synthesizing a desired field distribution
  • Modeling and analysis of the electromagnetic environment
  • Synthesis of smart EM devices and antennas
  • SEME applications (communications, sensing, localization, wireless power transfer, and metaverse)

This is a long-term CFP. After paper submission, the review processing for the Initial Review Comments Notification is about one month. After that, the revision time for authors is usually one month or less. The accepted paper is published in the ABP style on ScienceDirect. That is, the accepted paper will be published online with DOI, vol. no., issue no., and article no., when it is accepted in the Editorial Manager system at once.

Benefits and Responsibilities of Authors:

  • Rapid peer-review process: About 30 days for the initial review cycle.
  • The accepted papers will be published for free and Open Access for readers.
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  • All authors must sign the Copyright Agreement with JEST, which can be downloaded from https://www.keaipublishing.com/en/journals/journal-of-electronic-science-and-technology/.

JEST (ISSN 1674-862X) is a peer-reviewed periodical, open access on ScienceDirect, indexed by Ei Compendex, INSPEC, and Scopus, and also included in CA, CSCD, DOAJ, Science paper Online, etc. All the manuscripts will undergo standard peer review processes.

For manuscript preparation and submission, please follow the Guide for Authors at https://www.keaipublishing.com/en/journals/journal-of-electronic-science-and- technology/guide-for-authors/. All the manuscripts (WORD) should be submitted by the online submission system via https://www.editorialmanager.com/jnlest/default2.aspxWhen submitting, please indicate that this paper is intended for a Special Section on Smart Electromagnetic Environment (SEME). For inquiries for this special section, please contact journal@uestc.edu.cn.

Guest Editors:

Andrea Massa

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, Electromagnetic Academy Fellow

Dr. Andrea Massa has been a full professor of electromagnetic fields at the University of Trento since 2005. At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the network of federated laboratories "ELEDIA Research Center" located in Brunei, China, Czech, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Peru, and Tunisia with more than 150 researchers. Moreover, he is a visiting research professor at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China(UESTC, Chengdu, China), visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, USA), visiting professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), visiting professor and IAS distinguished scholar at Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel), professor at CentraleSupélec (Paris, France). He has been the holder of a senior DIGITEO chair at L2S- CentraleSupélec and CEA LIST in Saclay (France), UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), adjunct professor at Penn State University (USA), Guest Professor at UESTC (China), and visiting professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). He has been appointed the IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018) and served as the Associate Editor of the "IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation" (2011-2014).

His research activities are mainly concerned with inverse problems, antenna analysis/synthesis, radar systems and signal processing, cross-layer optimization and planning of wireless/RF systems, system-by-design and material-by-design (metamaterials and reconfigurable-materials), and theory/applications of optimization techniques to engineering problems (coms, medicine, and biology).

Prof. Massa published more than 900 scientific publications among which published more than 350 on international journals (> 14.700 citations, h-index = 63 [Scopus]; > 12.000 citations, h-index = 58 [ISI-WoS]; > 23.900 citations, h-index = 88 [Google Scholar]) and more than 570 in international conferences where he presented more than 210 invited contributions (> 50 invited keynote speaker) (www.eledia.org/publications). He has organized more than 100 scientific sessions in international conferences and has participated to several technological projects in the national and international framework with both national agencies and companies (18 international prj, > 5 M€; 8 national prj, > 5 M€; 10 local prj, > 2 M€; 63 industrial prj, > 10 M€; 6 university prj, > 300 K€).

Shiwen Yang


Dr. Shiwen Yang was born in Langzhong, Sichuan, China in 1967. He received a B.S. degree in electronic science and technology from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China in 1989. He obtained an M.S. degree in electromagnetics and microwave technology and a Ph.D. degree in physical electronics from UESTC in 1992 and 1998, respectively.

From 1994 to 1998, he was a lecturer at the Institute of High Energy Electronics, UESTC. From 1998 to 2001, he was a research fellow at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From 2002 to 2005, he was a research scientist at the Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore. Since 2005, he has been a full professor at the School of Electronic Science and Engineering, UESTC. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 technical papers. His current research interests include antennas, antenna arrays, optimization techniques, and computational electromagnetics.

Prof. Yang was the recipient of the Foundation for China Distinguished Young Investigator presented by the National Science Foundation of China in 2011. He was the Chair of the IEEE Chengdu AP/EMC Joint Chapter from 2016 to 2019. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and an editorial board member of the Chinese Journal of Electronics.

Yumao Wu


Dr. Yumao Wu received a Ph.D. degree in computational mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China, and a joint Ph.D. degree from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong, China in July 2010.

He was a research assistant with USTC from 2005 to 2006 and CityU from 2006 to 2010. From August 2010 to February 2014, he was a post-doctoral research fellow with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong, China. From September 2012 to May 2013, he was a visiting scholar, and from July 2015 to August 2015, a visiting associate professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, USA. He is currently a full professor with the Key Laboratory for Information Science of Electromagnetic Waves (MoE), School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. He has authored and co-authored 126 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include computational electromagnetics, inverse scattering problems, and multiphysics modeling.

Dr. Wu was a recipient of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars of China in 2020, the Zhuo Xue Talent Plan of Fudan University in 2015, and the Zhuo Yue 2025 Talent Plan of Fudan University in 2022. He is also the recipient of the Qiu Shi Ph.D. Scholarship from the Hong Kong Qiushi Fund in June 2010.

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