PJWWRAT 2019 – Manila


The Philippines-Japan Workshop on Wireless, Radio and Antenna Technologies (PJWWRAT) is the first workshop on Antenna, Propagation and Wireless Technologies between the Philippines and Japan.


  • The theme of the PJWWRAT 2019 is "Bridging the research on antenna, propagation and wireless technologies between the Philippines and Japan”
  • It is intended to provide a forum for exchanging information on the progress of research and development in antennas, propagation, RF/microwave and wireless communication systems. It is also an important objective of this workshop to enhance the friendship between Philippine and Japanese researchers.
  • The PJWWRAT 2019 is sponsored and organized by the Technical Committee on Antennas and Propagation of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), the Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) along with the Wireless Communications Engineering Laboratory (WCEL) of University of the Philippines Diliman - Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI).


Abstract Submission:

October 31, 2019


October 28-November 18, 2019

PJWWRAT Main Workshop:
December 4-5, 2019

Download Call for Abstracts

About The Philippines

About The Philippines


In Photo: View of Mt. Iraya in Batanes, Philippines


The PHILIPPINES stands at the crossroads of the developed western world and the Orient. It lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, stretching more than 1,840 kilometers. Composed of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is readily accessible to the different capitals of the world. Its three main islands are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The West Philippine Sea washes its western shores. Taiwan, China and Hong Kong are northern neighbors and further north is Japan. To the west lie Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. An arm of the archipelago reaches out towards Borneo and at its feet stands the chain of Indonesian islands. To the east and south, the waters of the Pacific Ocean sweep its headlands, looking out towards Micronesia and Polynesia.

Its unique location has made the Philippines the commercial, cultural and intellectual hub of Asia from the dawn of history.

Source: www.experiencephilippines.org


Peso (PhP) is the Philippines' official currency. The exchange rate between USD and PhP is approximately USD 1.00 to PhP 52.00 .

Most establishments in the Philippines do accept major credit cards including American Express, Visa and Master Card. However, personal checks drawn on foreign banks are generally not accepted.


The average temperature in the Philippines is 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) and the average humidity is 77%.

The coolest months in the country are from November to February while the warmest months are from March to May. From June to October is when the country experiences rainy season.

Anti-Smoking Law in Enclosed Spaces, etc.

MANILA, Philippines -- Section five of the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 (Republic Act 9211) prohibits the carrying of any lighted tobacco product in public vehicles, schools, health centers, elevators, cinemas, malls and in places where fire hazards are present. Smoking is also banned in recreational facilities for minors. Fines imposed on violators of this section range from P500 to P10,000.


The official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and English. Filipino is based on the Tagalog and is the national language of the country. English, on the other hand, is widely used and is the medium of instruction for higher education.


The common standard electricity in the Philippines is 220 Volts a/c. However, 110 Volts a/c is also used especially in major hotels.


Filipinos dress for the weather. The casual attire for women are light blouses and shorts and for men are collared T-shirts worn over slacks.

For Men: If you are expected to attend any occasion that require a jacket and tie, a good substitute will be a barong tagalog. The said attire is an embroidered shirt that is considered a formal dress and is regarded as the national dress of the country.


The local time of the Philippines is eight(8) hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Source: visitmyphilippines.com



About Manila


In Photo: Rizal Park, Manila , Philippines ( Image from wikipedia.org )


Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region, is the main gateway of the Philippines to its major destinations all over its 7,107 islands.

Metro Manila is composed of 16 cities and one municipality, namely, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela and Pateros.

Metro Manila is the core of all activities in the country, the seat of the government, and the center of culture and arts, education, and entertainment. It is also home to the country's business districts, landmarks, shopping centers, recreational areas, among others. In fact, it is one of the modern metropolises in the Southeast Asia.


For more information about the Philippines, visit www.tourism.gov.ph.


Abstract Submission

EXTENDED DEADLINE : October 31, 2019

The topics for abstracts and presentation include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Antenna Technology for 5G
  • Massive MIMO
  • 5G Standards and Radio technologies
  • Radio Spectrum Monitoring/ Spectrum management
  • 5G Radio propagation measurements and models
  • Array antenna systems for space technology


  1. Abstract must be written in English and should describe the author’s original research work. Copyright of the submitted paper remains in the authors.
    Participants must follow the PJWWRAT 2019 Abstract template:
    (download template here ).
  2. Submit your abstract HERE.

All abstracts must be submitted on or before 11:59 pm (GMT+8) on October 31, 2019


Program at a Glance

Day 1 
December 04, 2019

Time Activity
08:30 AM - 09:20AM Registration
09:20 AM - 12:00 NN Opening Program
12:00 NN - 01:00 PM Lunch Break
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Technical session 1
04:00 PM - 04:20 PM Coffee Break
04:20 PM - 06:20 PM Technical session 2
7:00 PM Conference Dinner Banquet


Day 2
December 05, 2019

Time Activity
08:30 AM - 09:20AM Registration
09:20 AM - 12:00 AM Technical session 3
12:00 NN - 01:00 PM Lunch Break
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Technical session 4
03:00 PM - 03:20 PM Coffee Break
03:20 PM - 04:20 PM Technical session 5
03:20 PM - 05:20 PM Tutorial Sessions
05:20 PM Steering Committee Meeting

Registration for PJWWRAT 2019

Registration will open on OCTOBER 28, 2019


Venue will be in Quezon City, Philippines.

More details to follow.

Contact Information

PJWWRAT Local Secretariat
Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST - ASTI)
ASTI Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., U.P. Technology Park Complex, U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1101
+63 981-8500 loc 3305