Call for Papers: RFI 2016

6 Mar 2016 - 11:15

From 17 to 20 October 2016, the Macey Centre, New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico, will be hosting RFI 2016 – Coexisting with Radio Frequency Interference.

Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) has become a critical issue for many users of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is especially true for observational sciences such as radio astronomy, microwave remote sensing of the Earth, and Solar and ionospheric studies where highly sensitive receivers are necessary.

Following the previous workshops held in Bonn (Germany, 2001), Penticton (Canada, 2004) and Groningen (The Netherlands, 2010), RFI 2016 aims to bring together researchers, engineers and users from all radio science disciplines to consider the impact RFI represents to their respective fields, to develop mitigation strategies, and to foster cooperation and collaboration. Attention will also be given to the impact of new and future sources of RFI, spectrum management aspects, and new technology developments.


Prospective authors are invited to submit a full-length 4-page IEEE standard paper before June 1st 2016 in the following topics:

  • Rede fining and quantifying RFI
  • Spectrum management and administration
  • Radio Quiet zones, electromagnetic interference
  • Future sources of RFI
  • RFI detection, prediction
  • Calibration, Direction-of-Arrival estimation
  • Mono / multi antenna signal processing
  • Progresses in flagging and excision techniques
  • Signal subtraction approaches
  • Time / Frequency / Spatial filtering
  • Pre- / post-correlation techniques
  • Towards a real-time implementation of identifi cation and mitigation

Important dates:

  • 01 Jun 2016:   Submission of papers
  • 01 Aug 2016:   Notification of paper acceptance
  • 15 Sep 2016:    Author registration

You can find out more about the event here. (The official website is still under construction.)