In 1899, Guglielmo Marconi transmitted a message by radio across the English Channel, and, in 1901; he sent signals across the Atlantic Ocean from Cornwall, England to Signal Hill Newfoundland. Radio communication research has since then developed in leaps and bounds. Today, the developments in radio communication have taken many diverse forms requiring a sound understanding of the processes involved. The widespread availability and applications of radio communication devices in the various emerging fields have also come with prospects and many challenges to the quality of signals being transmitted and received. The challenges can only be substantially mitigated through sound research and understanding of the environment through which radio waves propagate. These and more are the reasons the International Union of Radio Science-Nigeria (URSI-NG), a foremost professional association for radio scientists and engineers in Nigeria have come up to hold the 7th National Annual Conference (Virtual) in 2021titled: The Future of Radio Communication: Prospects and Challenges to foster sharing of knowledge among all the stakeholders including the network service providers, military, etc that will assist in the better understanding of radio wave propagation, especially in a tropical environment. To this end, scholarly research papers are invited from seasoned researchers, engineers, scientists, technologists, students, service providers, and all stakeholders for presentation at the 7th Annual Conference scheduled to hold virtually from 22nd to 24th June, 2021


  • Weather and climate change
  • Theory, practice and application of ionospheric information to radio systems
  • Nanotechnology and clean energy-efficient radio communications
  • Radio propagation and 5G network
  • Advances in radio communication- artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine
  • Radio communication during pandemics
  • Advances in IoT, machine learning and artificial intelligence for radio communication
  • Computer networks and cyber security
  • Remote sensing and geographic information technology
  • Communication technology for precision agriculture
  • Mathematical modeling of radio communication systems
  • Development and refinement of advance measurement techniques and calibration


Important Dates

Author Information

The IOP template (link) will be used for this conference. Kindly adhere to this template to avoid delay in publication.

Please ensure the following:

  • Paper size is European A4.
  • Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom).
  • The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country).
  • There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
  • The PDF is free of formatting errors (e.g. corrupt equations, missing or low-resolution figures), since conversion from Word to PDF can introduce formatting errors.
  • Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
  • The PDF file is editable and not password protected.
  • All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
  • Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete.
  • Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
  • A thorough proofread is conducted to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.

Important information

  • Articles having similarity index greater than 15% will be rejected without review.
  • Manuscripts must be between 4 – 6 pages in length. Any article outside of this range will be rejected without review.
  • Articles that do not fit into the scope of the conference will be rejected.

Review Policy

Double-blind peer review policy will be adopted for this conference. All submitted articles will be accessed based on the following

Technical Criteria

  • Scientific merit: notably scientific rigour, accuracy and correctness.
  • Clarity of expression; communication of ideas; readability and discussion of concepts.
  • Sufficient discussion of the context of the work, and suitable referencing.

Quality Criteria

  • Originality: Is the work relevant and novel?
  • Motivation: Does the problem considered have a sound motivation? All papers should clearly demonstrate the scientific interest of the results.
  • Repetition: Have significant parts of the manuscript already been published?
  • Length: Is the content of the work of sufficient scientific interest to justify its length?

Presentation Criteria

  • Title: Is it adequate and appropriate for the content of the article?
  • Abstract: Does it contain the essential information of the article? Is it complete? Is it suitable for inclusion by itself in an abstracting service?
  • Diagrams, figures, tables and captions: Are they essential and clear?
  • Text and mathematics: Are they brief but still clear? If you recommend shortening, please suggest what should be omitted.
  • Conclusion: Does the paper contain a carefully written conclusion, summarizing what has been learned and why it is interesting and useful?

All accepted papers will be submitted and published in IOP Conference Proceedings and indexed in Scopus . Kindly note that only articles paid for by the deadline and presented at the conference will be published.

Click here to view sample of IOP template for paper submission

Keynote Speakers





Student Paper Contest (SPC)

URSI-Nigeria recognizes the role of young researchers to the field of radio communication. Hence, a limited number of awards are available for young scientists based on student paper competition. To apply please click here.

Click here to view sample template for spc

Conditions for the award

  • must be a student enrolled in a recognized University
  • less than 35 years old by 30 June, 2020
  • first author in a submitted article
  • Full length paper (12-15 pages using Radio Science template)

The best paper among the young scientists will be selected by a committee based on strength, novelty, and relevance of the article to URSI-Nigeria field of research. Winners shall be given a certificate and award appropriately. The best paper shall be published in the Radio Science Bulletin.

Rules for the Student Paper Competition

  • The first author and presenter must be a full-time university student.
  • The topic of the paper must be related to the theme/sub-theme of the conference.
  • A Full Paper, not longer than 10 pages and not shorter than 4 pages in single-column, single spaced format meeting the requirements of the URSI Template, must be submitted by the date set for each of the URSI Flagship Meetings.
  • Submissions should be made through the online paper submission system set up for the URSI-NG Conference 2021 with indication of the willingness to participate in the Student Paper Competition.
  • The Full Paper will be evaluated within the Competition and will not be published to ensure that there are no subsequent prior-publication issues for those students who wish to submit the work to a journal. This means that the ten-page Full Paper will not be included in the symposium proceedings.
  • The student must also submit a Summary Paper or Extended Abstract on the same subject to the appropriate session. The Summary Paper or Extended Abstract will be included in the symposium proceedings.
  • A paper that is submitted to a journal before submission to the student competition is ineligible.
  • A letter from the student’s advisor on university letterhead must be appended to the Full Paper. The letter must state that the author is enrolled as a full-time university student in a degree program. If the Full Paper is coauthored, the letter must state that all coauthors played only an advisory role. No other students are permitted as coauthors.
  • Five finalists will be chosen based upon quality, originality and scientific merit. They will receive free access to all social activities at the URSI Flagship Meetings and will be recognized. Prizes will be presented to the top finalists.
  • The finalists will present their papers in a special SPC session at URSI-NG Conference 2021. They will be judged by a panel consisting of the five URSI-NG Executives and technical committee coordinator or their authorized representatives.
  • The prizes will be awarded based on the clarity of the presentation, adherence to time, accessibility to the broad audience of the conference, and the ability to answer questions on the work.



Author Type

Early Bird Conference Registration

(February 12 - April 30, 2021)

Late Registration

(May 1 - June 22, 2021)

Publication Fee



Non Members







$100 per Article







Foreign Participants








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June 22-24


Conference Committees

Conference Chair

Prof. I. A. Adimula

Department of Physics, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria



Prof. J. S OJO

c/o Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria


National Executive Committee



University of ILORIN, Kwara State, Nigeria


Vice President

Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State Nigeria



Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State Nigeria

Prof. J. S OJO

Assistant Secretary General

Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State Nigeria

Dr. A. A Willoughby

Secretary General

Redeemers University Ede, Nigeria.

Dr. (Mrs) M.R Usikalu


Covenant University Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

Dr. O.S Bolaji

University of Lagos, Nigeria

Technical Committee

Prof. J. S Ojo

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Dr. S. T Ogunjo

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Dr. Dairo Ropo

Redeemers University Ede, Nigeria

Dr. Obiyemi Obiseye

Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

Mr. Joseph Dada

Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Nigeria

Prof. O.A Oladipo

University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Logistic Committee

Dr (Mrs) Mojisola Usikalu

Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

Dr. Israel Emmanuel

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Dr. S. A Akinwunmi

Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

Dr. A.G Ashidi

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Dr (Mrs) M.E SanyaOlu

Redeemers University Ede, Nigeria

Dr. Moses Abiodun

Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria

Mr Y.B Lawal

University of Africa, Toru-orua, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Fundraising Financial Committee

Prof S. E Falodun

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Dr. A. A Willoughby

Redeemers University Ede, Nigeria

Prof. J. S Ojo

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Mr. O.B. Aborisade

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Mr. Abdullahi Ayegba

Engineering and Space Systems Dept, National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria

Engr. (Mrs) C.J Iroka

Engineering and Space Systems (ESS) Department, National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA), Abuja, Nigeria

Mr. Dare Festus

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Dr. (Mrs) O. M. Durodola

University of Jos, Nigeria

Mr. Johnson Afape

Redeemers University Ede, Nigeria

Mr. O.A Idowu

University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Welfare Committee

Dr. A. A Willoughby

Redeemers University Ede, Nigeria

Dr (Mrs) F.A Semire

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria

Dr. C.A Enemuwe

Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria

Dr (Mrs) O.P Faromika

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Dr (Mrs) N.E Adesiji

Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria

Dr. Kingsley Igwe

Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria


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