On behalf of the Conference Organizing committee and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the InCAP 2018, a new series of Indian Conference on Antennas and Propagation, launched this year by all seven IEEE APS Chapters of India. InCAP is conceived as an annual flagship conference on antennas and propagation in India by merging three popular and successful Indian IEEE conferences namely AEMC, IAW, and iAIM in order to provide a wider and more professional forum to the student members, young scientists, engineers, and academia. This will be the largest conference of its kind in India with expected attendees of about 500 and one of the top AP conferences in the Asia-Pacific Region of the IEEE.

The first InCAP will be held in Hyderabad during December 16-19, 2018 at the Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC) that is conveniently connected to the Novatel Hotel. InCAP 2018 will include technical sessions, poster sessions, workshops/tutorials, and invited talks from national and international experts. We have instituted a number of initiatives to help our student members and young engineers by introducing tracks on Young Professionals in Space and Engineering, Women in Engineering (WiE), IEEE Graduate Students Forum, and IEEE SIGHT. There are several awards instituted to our students including travel grants to attend the conference and also best paper awards for oral and poster presentations. As part of the conference, we will be organizing a showcase exhibition and brief talks for our sponsors to create a joint forum shared by antenna industries world-wide, software and hardware industries, and academic and research institutions.

In addition to attending the conference, we also encourage you to visit the historical city of Hyderabad, known as The City of Pearls, which offers several historical places such as Golconda fort, Charminar, Salarjung Museum, Budha statue, Birla temple, Mecca Masjid and Chowmahalla Palace etc. Local organization of IEEE Hyderabad APS Chapter is working hard to make this conference very attractive and successful and is delighted to host you and treat you with traditional Hyderabadi cuisine as well as international cuisines.

We welcome you to what we hope will be a professionally and personally rewarding InCAP2018 conference.

InCAP Organizing Committee: Debatosh Guha, Rajeev Jyoti & Sudhakar Rao (IEEE APS Liaison)

General Chairs: Yogesh Verma & C.K. Anandan