Call for Papers

Significant hardware advances combined with the availability of more and more sophisticated processing architectures, waveforms, and algorithms are pushing the development of innovative radars capable of satisfying the recent operational requirements in both civilian and defense domains. The international community will gather in Florence on September 21-25, 2020 to discuss and share the most recent findings in the many fields of application of radar techniques. Please, join us in this amazing city where Renaissance paved the way to the birth of modern science and to a new consideration of the role of mankind altogether. The IEEE Radar Conference is the World’s most comprehensive technical conference focused on radar techniques and applications. The 2020 edition of this conference will feature World-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits, and demo sessions.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Antenna Technology
  • Radar Subsystems and Components
  • Radar Phenomenology and Scattering
  • Radar Systems
  • Space-Based Radar Systems and Missions
  • Space-Based/Airborne Radar Remote Sensing Applications
  • Ground-Based Remote Sensing Applications
  • Civilian Radar Applications
  • Radar and Multisensor Tracking
  • High-Resolution Radar Imaging and Classification
  • Cognitive Sensing and Learning Methods
  • Waveform Diversity and Design
  • Multistatic and Passive Radar
  • Radar Detection Theory
  • ECCM and Interference Cancellation
  • Radar and Sonar Signal/Data Processing


Florence is one of the most renowned cities in the World. Here, just a few kilometers from the conference location, our scientist/engineer forefathers Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei made their ground-breaking discoveries. We are particularly excited to organize this conference in the place where Renaissance opened way to the birth of modern science; this is the perfect venue where the international community can share the latest breakthroughs in radar. The location where the IEEE RadarConf20 will take place is Palazzo Congressi and Palazzo Affari of Firenze Fiera (, an exclusive area in one of the most beautiful and visited art cities in the world.


Tutorials will be held on September 21 and 25, 2020. Brief tutorial proposals should be submitted by 20 December 2019 to the Tutorial co-Chairs and must include title, outline, contact information, biography and selected publications for the presenter(s), and a description of the tutorial and material to be distributed to participants.

Demo Sessions:

RadarConf20 will feature demo sessions where researchers from academia and industry can demonstrate real-world prototypes of innovative radar systems. These demo sessions will provide a forum for researchers from various fields to discuss the practical aspects of emerging radar signal processing algorithms and implementations. Demos related to all technical areas of RadarConf20 as defined in the Call for Papers are encouraged for submission. Demos should be novel and innovative and should appeal to the RadarConf20 audience. The demo sessions will take place concurrently with the regular technical sessions. Accepted demos will have a space to maximize interaction with the attendees.

3MT Session:

For the first time at the IEEE Radar Conference, the Technical Program Committee of RadarConf20 is organizing a 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) contest, where PhD students have three minutes thesis to present a compelling illustration of their theses and its significance. This activity is an exercise for students to consolidate their ideas so they can present them concisely to an audience specialized in different areas. Besides scientific and technical quality, we want to promote other skills of PhD researchers, such as oral and presentation competences, and also help their work gain visibility. To PhD students: If you are devoting or have devoted 3 or more years to your PhD, you could dedicate 3 minutes to explain it to a general audience, we challenge you!

Submission of papers:

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers of up to six (6) pages. Submission will open at the end of February 2020.

Important deadlines:

Tutorial and Special Session proposals: 20 December 2019
Notification of Tutorial and Special Session acceptance: 31 January 2020
Paper submission: 27 April 2020
Acceptance notification: 15 June 2020
Revised paper upload deadline: 15 July 2020
Demo proposal deadline: 30 June 2020
Notification of Demo proposal acceptance: 10 July 2020
Author’s registration deadline: 20 July 2020