How to write a technical paper (and get it published)

Luca Perregrini, Università di Pavia – Italy

Abstract: The talk will focus on the various aspects related to the writing of a technical paper. In particular, the preparation phase, the organization of the manuscript, the appropriate referencing, and some stylistic aspects will be discussed.
Moreover, the peer review process will be presented in details, with specific reference to the IEEE journals, and, in particular, to the hands-on experience of the speaker.
Last but not least, ethical issues related to the scientific research are also addressed.

Short bio

Luca Perregrini (M’97-SM’12-F’16) was born in Sondrio, Italy, in 1964.
He received the “Laurea” degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Electronics and Computer Science in 1989 and 1993, respectively. In 1992 he joined the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pavia, he is currently full professor of electromagnetic fields and responsible of the Microwave Laboratory. He has been a visiting professor at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec, Canada in 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2006.
He has been responsible of many research contracts with prominent international research centers and companies. His main research interests have been focused on the development of numerical methods for electromagnetics, and the design of microwave passive components and antennas. He authored or co-authored more than 100 journal papers and more than 300 conference papers, six book chapters, two textbooks, and co-edited the book Periodic Structures, (Research Signpost, 2006).
Prof. Perregrini has been an invited speaker at many conferences, and has delivered invited seminar talks in Universities and research centers worldwide.
He is a member ex-officio of the Administrative Committee of the of IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society (MTT-S), a member of the Board of Directors of EuMA, and a member of the Technical Committee MTT–15 (Microwave Field Theory) of MTT-S. He was a member of the General Assembly of the European Microwave Association (EuMA) from 2011 to 2013, and he served as a member of prize committees for several conferences/societies.
In 2016 he has been elevated Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) “for contributions to numerical techniques for electromagnetic modelling”. He was the co-recipient of several best paper awards at international conferences.
He was the Technical Program Committee Chair of the International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes (IMWS-AMP 2017), Pavia, Italy, in 2017, of the IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic Modeling and Optimization (NEMO2014), Pavia, Italy, in 2014, and of the European Microwave Conference, Rome, Italy, in 2014.
He has been Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques for the term 2017-2019. He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters from 2010 to 2013, of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques from 2013 to 2016, of the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies from 2011 to 2016, and of IET Electronic Letters from 2015 to 2016. He was Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques in 2015 and of the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies in 2015.

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