PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium also known as Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium

We are speaking the same language, Maxwell's Equations.
--- In memory of Jin Au Kong

The 43rd PIERS in Hangzhou, CHINA

21-25 November, 2021 (from Sunday to Thursday)

Important Dates

  • Considering the COVID-19 situations in the world, PIERS committee has decided to have the 1st hybrid conference in Hangzhou, CHINA, on 21-25 November, 2021. PIERS 2020 Sanya will be postponed to the year of 2022. All submissions to PIERS2020 Sanya by December 2020 have been auto-transferred to PIERS2021 Hangzhou now.
  • 20 June, 2021 --- Deadline of Abstract Submission[Submit] [Guidelines]
  • 20 August, 2021--- Pre-registration Deadline [Login First] [Instruction]
  • 25 August, 2021 --- Extended Paper Submission Deadline [Submit] [Guidelines]
  • 20 September, 2021 --- Preliminary Program will be available
  • 5 October, 2021 --- Advance Program will be available
  • 20 October, 2021 --- Final Program will be available


  • Calling for Papers --- PIERS 2021 in Hangzhou, in December, 2021 [PDF]
  • PIERS Guidelines: We strongly suggest authors visit the PIERS Guidelines before online submitting the abstracts or extended papers.
  • Banquet&Reception Reservation
    Symposium Reception: Monday evening, 19 October 2021.
    All conference participants are invited to a welcome reception at the conference hotel. The tickets are free and handed out on a first-come-first-served basis.
    Symposium Banquet: Thursday evening, 22 October 2021.
    On Thursday evening, 22 October, symposium banquet is planned for PIERS participants and their guests. A limited number of banquet tickets will be available. For all participants, the price is USD 60 / CNY 420 per person. Please make reservation and pay in advance for the banquet by 1 October.

    To reserve the tickets of Banquet & Reception, please download the form and email to PIERS OFFICE.
    BanquetReservationForm.doc, BanquetReservationForm.pdf
  • Conference Venue
    PIERS 2021 in Hangzhou will be held at . Further information on the Conference venue and its surroundings are available here.
  • Information about Travel, Visa, Hotel, Tourist and other Locale will be updated on our local website.
  • Sponsor/Exhibitor:
    Information regarding the partnerships of PIERS 2021 in Hangzhou can be found on the PIERS Organization website here. Further inquiries of those who wish to apply for exhibition/sponsorship/partnership can be sent to the Local Secretariat via email:
  • PIERS Focus Sessions
    Each focus session should be focused on a specific hot topic that must be timely and reflect the future trends or the latest scientific advances in the area. The leadership of the conference will select the topics of focus sessions and the responsible organizers. The organizers may adjust the title of the focus session to make it e.g. more specific/focused and should make the best effort to ensure the high quality of the session by inviting high-profile keynote speakers (30 min for each; 0-2 keynote speakers for each focus session) and excellent invited speakers (20 min for each), etc. Some contributed oral talks (15 min each) are encouraged, however, quality must be very well controlled by the organizers with a typical acceptance ratio of less than 50%. Each focus session will last for a half-day (with a coffee break) or a full-day (with a lunch break and two coffee breaks).
    Note that in some cases the conference leadership would invite/encourage the leading scientist (or one of the few leading scientists) of a selected topic to give a keynote talk and also serve as a co-organizer of the same session to ensure the high quality of the focus session.
  • Young Scientist Programs
    To encourage more young scientists and students to contribute to PIERS with presentations of good research results, the two young scientist programs are organized at PIERS 2019 in Rome.

    •  Best Student Paper Award (BSPA)
    To encourage more students to present their good research results in PIERS, Best Student Papers will be awarded after their presentations in each PIERS. Three Prize Winners (First, Second, and Third Prizes) and 1-2 Honorable Mentions will be selected for each category (SC1 to SC5) by the PIERS Young Scientist Program Committee. Each winner will receive a cash award and a banquet ticket to attend the Award Ceremony.
    A student competing for best student paper award must be listed as the first author as well as the presenting author of a paper submitted for ORAL presentation. A full paper of 5-10 pages is required for the evaluation of the technical quality. The full paper should be submitted by the full paper submission deadline and registered by the pre-registration deadline. The final score is 50%*(paper review score) + 50%*(presentation score).
    List of Best Student Paper Award for past PIERS events.

    •  Young Scientist Award (YSA)
    The Young Scientist Award (YSA) provides a more general young scientist program in comparison with the BSPA. To qualify applications for the YSA, the applicant must have PhD degree in science/engineering and under 40 years of age by the conference date. The applicant must be listed as the first author as well as the presenting author of a paper submitted for oral presentation. A curriculum vitae with publication list must be submitted together with the abstract. A full paper of 5-10 pages should be submitted by the full paper submission deadline and registered by the pre-registration deadline. Awardees will be selected after peer-review of the applications by the PIERS Young Scientist Program Committee.
    List of Young Scientist Award for past PIERS events.

  • Contact Us - Local website

    * Inquiry about paper submission, registration, and program schedule, please email to:
    PIERS OFFICE: and/or
    (Usually, inquiry to PIERS OFFICE will be replied within 1-2 working days. If you cannot get reply timely, please keep trying both emails, or change another email account to contact us to avoid the unpredictable email correspondence problem between us.)

    * Inquiry about Hotel, Visa, Travel and other issues related to local arrangement, please contact:
    PIERS 2021 Hangzhou Secretariat