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European Microwave Conference 2016

4 – 6th October 2016

 

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The 46th European Microwave Conference (EuMC) represents the main event in the European Microwave Week 2016, the largest event in Europe dedicated to microwave components, systems and technology.

The European Microwave Conference is a premier event to present the status and trends in the fields of microwave, millimetre-wave and terahertz systems and technologies. A broad range of high frequency related topics, from materials and technologies to integrated circuits, systems and applications will be addressed in all their aspects: theory, simulation, design and measurement. Examples include the latest developments for fi lters and passive components, modelling and design of RF MEMS and microsystems, high frequency and high data rate microwave photonics, highly stable and ultra low-noise microwave and millimetre-wave sources, new linearization techniques, 5G, IoT and the impact of new packaging technologies on development applications. Special emphasis will be placed on emerging technologies and materials for microwave components such as nanotechnologies and graphene, metamaterial structures and devices, tuneable RF components, reconfigurable RF systems and systemin- package. The scope also includes electromagnetic field theory, theoretical and experimental developments in wave propagation and antenna systems, and advanced simulation and characterization techniques. An additional focus will be put on the system implications of future microwave communications, wireless power transfer, radar with wireless communication capability, millimetre-wave imaging systems and microwaves in industrial and medical applications.

The European Microwave Conference provides many opportunities for networking and interaction with international experts in a wide variety of specialties, attracting delegates with academic as well as industrial backgrounds. With carefully selected papers in more than 40 oral and poster sessions, the conference represents an exciting forum for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances in the microwave arena. In addition to scientific papers, contributions on industrial applications are also encouraged, covering the fields of instrumentation, medical, telecommunication, radar, space, automotive and defense systems.

Conference Topics

Passive Components, Circuits and Subsystems

E1 Planar Passive Components and Circuits: Planar transmission lines, couplers, dividers/combiners, hybrids, lumped element approaches, tunable planar components and devices
E2 Non-Planar Passive Components and Circuits: Non-planar micromachined transmission lines, waveguides, couplers, dividers/combiners, hybrid, tunable components and devices
E3 Planar Filters and Multiplexers: Innovative synthesis and analysis, active filters
E4 Non-Planar Filters and Multiplexers: Innovative 3D filters and multiplexers solutions, including tunable solutions, and non-planar innovative integrated technologies (LTCC, LCP, MCM-D)
E5 Ferroelectrics, RF MEMS, MOEMS and NEMS: Bulk and thin-film ferrite components, surface and bulk acoustic wave devices including FBAR devices, RF micro-electro-mechanical and micromachined components and subsystems
E6 Metamaterials, FSSs and Electromagnetic Bandgap Structures: Nanomaterials, periodic structures
E7 Interconnects, Packaging and MCM: Assembly methods, hybrid integration, interconnects and multi-chip modules
E8 Other Emerging Technologies: Emerging 2D/3D printing techniques, graphene and other novel-material- based nanotechnology, nanodevices, nanoscale RF components, organics plastic

Active Devices, Circuits and Subsystems

E9 Low Noise Circuits and Modules conversion and control (*): LNA, detectors, receivers, radiometers
E10 High Frequency Generation Techniques: Frequency conversion and control: CW and pulsed oscillators, frequency synthesizers, VCO, switches, phase shifters, limiters, mixers, frequency multipliers/dividers
E11 RF Front-End and Transceiver modules, SIP technologies: Antenna switch modules, analogue RF and mixed signal SIP
E12 Tunable and Reconfigurable Circuits and Systems (*): Reconfigurable amplifiers, front end and transceiver circuits and modules
E13 Hybrid High Power Amplifiers: High-power amplifier design, power combining techniques, vacuum electronics
E14 High Efficiency Power Amplifiers: Efficiency enhancement techniques and characterization and power amplifier behavioral modeling
E15 Linearisation of Power Amplifiers: Digital and analogue linearisation techniques, predistortion, feedforward
E16 THz Components and Circuits: Mm-Wave components, technologies above 80 GHz, submillimeter wave/ terahertz devices
E17 Microwave Photonic Circuits and Systems (*)
(*) common topic with EuMIC

Field and Circuit Analysis, Simulation and Characterization Techniques

E18 EM Field Theory and Numerical Techniques: New physical phenomena in microwave devices, new methods for solving electromagnetic problem, multiscale, multiphysics analysis
E19 Signal Integrity, EM Interference and Compatibility: Electromagnetic interference (EMI), EMC/EMI measurements, technologies to control EMI, computer simulation and design
E20 RF biological and Medical Applications: Biomedical applications of RF/microwaves, therapeutic and diagnostic applications, electromagnetic field interaction with tissues, microwave characterization of biological materials and living systems
E21 RF, Microwave, Millimeter-wave and THz Measurement Techniques and Systems: Linear and nonlinear measurement technique

Systems and Applications

E22 Microwave systems: System simulation and characterization, base-station front-ends and handheld transceivers, industrial, scientifi c and medical applications, navigation, positioning and surveillance, satellite navigation systems (GPS, Galileo), vehicular applications and intelligent transportation systems
E23 Millimeter wave, THz Technologies and Systems (**): MM and THz wireless communications, imaging/spectroscopy, sensors
E24 Emerging System Architectures: Mixed signal processing and RF/microwave electronics architectures for communication subsystem optimization, highly integrated RF front-ends and architectures for communication systems; advanced modulation techniques
(**) common topic with EuRAD

Antennas and Propagation

E25 Antenna Systems: Theory, modelling, calibration and measurements (**)
E26 Integrated Antennas: Active antennas, reconfi gurable antennas
E27 Phased Arrays (Active/Passive), Related Circuits and Components, Tx/Rx Module
Technologies (**)
E28 Electromagnetic Scattering, Channel Measurement and Propagation
E29 Smart Antennas, Digital Beam-Forming and MIMO: Smart antennas for wireless applications, spatial power combining, phased arrays, multiple-beam scanning etc.
E30 Ultra Wide Band Technology and Systems (**)
(**) common topic with EuRAD

Wireless Technologies & Applications

E31 Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Harvesting: Energy harvesting systems and applications, rectifi er circuits, self-biased systems
E32 RF Devices for Biosensing and Wireless Health Care: Applications Devices, components, and chips for biomedical applications, wireless medical sensors and implants, wireless systems for health monitoring and biosensing, medical telemetry and telemedicine etc.
E33 Cognitive Radio and Wireless Multimedia Communications: 3G/4G/LTE systems, WLAN, BT and DTV systems, cognitive radios, wireless transceiver systems
E34 RFID, Near Field Communication, and Sensor Networks: IVHS, wireless microsensors, nondestructive testing and remote sensing etc.

GENERAL TOPIC

E35 Education and RF Engineering: Online teaching, E-learning, moocs, Erasmus plus programs in microwave

 

Conference Highlights

The European Microwave Conference is the ideal event to keep up to date with the most recent achievements in the field of microwave theory, technology, systems and applications. Through its multidisciplinary and highly interactive character, it offers second-to-none opportunities to network and interact with international experts from the industrial and academic fields. High quality contributions, selected via a rigorous reviewing process, offer an unparalleled perspective on the state-of-the-art in the field. Invited papers, presented by well-known specialists, as well as a variety of workshops, short courses and special sessions on “hot topics” will complement the programme.

EuMC Microwave Prize

The EuMC Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award the EuMC Microwave Prize of € 5,000 to the author(s) of the best contributed paper to the 46th European Microwave Conference. The winning paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave & Wireless Technologies.

EuMC Young Engineers Prizes

The Technical Programme Committee of the EuMC and the EuMW Steering Committee will award two EuMC Young Engineers Prizes of € 2,000 each to young engineers or researchers who have presented an outstanding paper at the European Microwave Conference. To be eligible, candidates must (1) be under 30 years of age at date of award, (2) be the first author of the paper, and (3) be the contribution presenter in an oral or a poster session. The first author must have a major contribution in the work reported which must be described in an electronic statement signed by all authors of the paper (effectively co-authors state that their contribution was
merely advisory). This statement has to include the date of birth of the first author and must be submitted together with the original submission. The number of co-authors of the paper is not limited. The winning papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave & Wireless Technologies.

Reduced Fees and Special Grants

Reduced registration fees are offered for students as well as senior persons aged 65 years or more. The European Microwave Association will also provide up to 14 student grants of € 500 and free EuMC registration. Applicants for a student grant must be aged 30 or younger at the time of the European Microwave Week, be a full time student (i.e., an undergraduate or a PhD student), and they will be asked to provide a supervisor’s written confirmation of their current student status. The European Microwave Association will also provide a number of grants for delegates coming from the Newly Independent States, from Russia and from low-income countries. The value of the grant is € 500 in addition to a free EuMC registration. Applications should be sent to the EuMW General Chairman by May 27th, 2016.

46th EuMC Team

Chair:
Ian Hunter
University of Leeds
i.c.hunter@leeds.ac.uk

Co Chair:
Shokrollah Karimian
CERN
s.karimian@cern.ch

TPC Chair:
Steve Nightingale

Cobham
steve.nightingale@cobham.com

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About EuMA

The European Microwave Association (EuMA) is an international non-profit association with a scientific, educational and technical purpose. The aim of the Association is to develop in an interdisciplinary way, education, training and research activities. [more]