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The impressive growth in Information Technology (IT) is opening new challenging frontiers for computational electromagnetics (EM). Indeed, parallel and distributed computing play a relevant role in the solution of large or complex EM numerical problems. They also represent the ideal starting point to approach the world of grid computing and service-oriented architectures, probably the most attractive and promising area of IT research in the next future. Advances in Information Technologies for Electromagnetics offers a broad panorama on recently achieved and potentially obtainable advances in electromagnetics with innovative IT technologies. Simple tutorial chapters introduce the reader to cutting edge technologies, such as parallel and distributed computing, object-oriented technologies, grid computing, semantic grids, agent based computing and service-oriented architectures. On such bases, a variety of EM applications is proposed: 1) parallel FDTD codes (both for antenna analysis and for metamaterial applications), 2) grid computing for computational EM (CEM) (with applications to antenna arrays, wireless and remote-sensing systems) 3) mobile agents for parametric CEM modeling 4) complex/hybrid EM software environments (with applications to planar circuits, quasi-optical systems,…) 5) semantic grids for CAE of antennas arrays. This way the reader, after learning from very schematic tutorials the most relevant features of IT tools, has an immediate feeling of their impact on daily EM research. Throughout the book, the reader is also stimulated to infer other potential new EM applications for IT, thus maturing a critical attitude to estimate the appeal of possible future IT innovations for EM research.
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