European Microwave Conference 2017

10th – 12th October 2017


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The 47th European Microwave Conference (EuMC) represents the main event in the European Microwave Week 2017, 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 radio frequency, microwave, millimetre-wave, and terahertz devices, systems, and technologies. A broad range of high-frequency related topics, from materials and technologies to integrated circuits and systems will be addressed in all their aspects: theory, simulation, design, measurement, and real-world applications. Examples include the latest developments of filters and passive components, modelling and design of RF MEMS, high-frequency and high data-rate microwave photonics, highly stable and ultra low-noise signal sources, new linearisation techniques, and the impact of new packaging technologies on device and system performance. Special emphasis will be placed on emerging materials and technologies for microwave components such as metamaterials, nanotechnologies, tunable and reconfigurable RF components and systems, and system-in- package solutions. The scope also includes electromagnetic field theory, theoretical and experimental developments in electromagnetic wave propagation and antenna systems, and advanced simulation, characterisation, and emulation techniques. Beside these elementary aspects, the second focus will be put on the impact of RF, microwave, millimetre-wave, and terahertz technologies on applications shaping our society’s future. Major examples include mobile terrestrial and satellite-based communications, advanced radar sensing and imaging, navigation and localisation, process automation, automotive and intelligent traffic systems, energy harvesting and wireless power transfer, high-power applications, biomedical sensing, and electromagnetic compatibility issues.

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 area. In addition to scientific papers, contributions on industrial applications are strongly encouraged, covering the above listed fields of applications.

Conference Topics

Passive Components, Circuits and Subsystems

E1 Planar Passive Components and Circuits: Transmission line elements and devices, distributed-line and lumped-element approaches, circuit synthesis and analysis, equivalent circuits
E2 Planar and Non-Planar Filters and Multiplexers: Planar, waveguide, coaxial, dielectric filters, resonators, couplers, dividers/combiners, frequency and time domain approaches, performance evaluation
E3(*) Tunable and Reconfigurable Circuits and Systems: Electronic, magnetic, mechanic, thermal tuning approaches, switches and switching devices, tunable, reconfigurable or programmable devices, performance metrics and evaluation
E4 Multiferroics, Electro-Optics, RF MEMS and NEMS, and MOEMS: Electronically and magnetically controllable RF properties, multi-physical transduction mechanisms and devices, micromachined components, ferrite, bulk and surface acoustic devices, multi-layer approaches, substrate, integration and packaging technologies
E5 Metamaterials, Frequency-Selective Surfaces, and Electromagnetic Bandgap Structures: components, radiative and non-radiative leaky-wave structures, simulation of periodic structures, dispersion and bandgap engineering
E6 Interconnects, Packaging and Multi-Chip Modules: First- and second-level interconnects, hybrid integration, substrate technologies, thin- and thick-layer multi-layer technologies, low-parasitic assembly and packaging approaches, electronic, mechanic and thermal design and qualification
E7 Emerging Material, Circuit, and Device Technologies: Inorganic and organic, solid-state, soft or liquid, crystalline or amorphous electronic materials and devices, superconducting RF materials and devices, fabrication and characterisation techniques

Active Components, Circuits and Subsystems

E8 Active Tunable and Metamaterial Circuits and Non-Foster-Circuits: Artificial transmission line elements and circuits, electronic reactance elements, active matching circuits, stability and noise considerations, active, tunable and integrated filters
E9 Low-Noise Circuits and Modules: Low-noise detectors, amplifiers and frontends, radiometers, semiconductor technology and circuit-design issues, noise modelling
E10 Linear and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion Techniques: Modulators, mixers, frequency multipliers/dividers, short- and long-term stability, harmonic distortion, intermodulation and spectral purity
E11 High-Frequency Generation Techniques: Two- and three-pole oscillator circuits, analog, digital and mixed-signal oscillator architectures, small- and large-signal design approaches, reference oscillators, phase-locked loops, frequency synthesizers, frequency conversion and control systems
E12(*) Power Amplifiers and Smart Transmitters: Efficiency Enhancement, Linearisation, and Hybrid Integration: Cartesian and polar power amplifier design, behavioral modelling, continuous and switch-mode operation, linearisation and predistortion techniques, efficiency enhancement, adaptive gain control, power combining, matching and packaging, amplitude and phase characterisation
E13 Vacuum Electronics: Standing and traveling-wave tube amplifiers and generators, efficiency enhancement, modelling and simulation, packaging and integration
E14 Front-End and Transceiver Modules: Analog and digital front-end designs, heterodyne low- and zero-IF and homodyne architectures, mixed-signal approaches, multi-standard and multi-band capabilites, system noise temperature, effi ciency, dynamic range and bandwidth considerations

Field and Circuit Analysis, Simulation and Characterisation Techniques

E15 Electromagnetic Field Theory and Numerical Techniques: Resonant and broadband waveguiding structures, frequency and time domain modelling, finite difference, finite element, integral equation and hybrid methods, periodic structures, sparse arrays, boundary conditions and mode matching, multi-scale and multi-physics approaches
E16 Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal Integrity and Electromagnetic Interference: Field emission and immission modelling and measurements, electromagnetic compatibility, robustness and interference issues, signalflow device modelling, distortion and stability analyses, digital pre- and postdistortion techniques
E17 Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves with Matter, Electromagnetic Scattering: Electromagnetic propagation and absorption phenomena and numerical modelling, effective medium approaches, electrodynamic characterisation of biological materials and living systems, interaction on atomic/molecular/macroscopic level, radar cross-section modelling and measurement
E18 Measurement Techniques and Systems from RF to Terahertz: Frequency and time domain measurements, narrowband and wideband characterisation, de-embedding and calibration, automated performance testing
E19 Simulation of Electrically Large Problems: Characteristic mode analysis, numerically effi cient simulation approaches, model order reduction, methods of approximation

Antennas and Propagation

E20 Integrated Antennas: Design, implementation and measurements of integrated active and passive antennas and feed circuitry, hybrid and monolithic integration, substrate and packaging technologies, size and efficiency considerations
E21(**) Phased Arrays (Active/Passive), Related Circuits and Components, Tx/Rx Module Technologies: Array design, feed and distribution network, phase shifters and delay lines, receive and transmit arrays, active and passive retrodirective arrays, bias and control circuitry, integration and packaging
E22(**) Antenna Systems: Theory, Modelling, Calibration and Measurements: Modelling and design of electrically small antennas, characteristic mode analysis, sparse arrays, nearfield measurements, time-domain measurements, nearfield-farfield transformations
E23 Smart Antennas, Antenna Systems with Digital Beam Forming, MIMO Antennas: Smart antennas, multi-beam antennas, beam forming and beam steering, analog and digital vector-modulators, multi-antenna systems, diversity schemes, MIMO antennas, massive-MIMO approaches
E24 Channel Measurements and Modelling: Narrowband and wideband channel measurements at RF, microwave, millimetre-wave and THz frequencies, channel modelling for mobile and car-to-x communications, extended channel models, cluster representation
E25(**) Channel Emulation and Over-the-Air Testing: Wave-field synthesis, cluster emulation, virtual radio environment, conducted and wireless over-the-air testing, wireless-cable approaches, MIMO-OTA testing, radio channel emulators

Systems and Applications

E26(*) System-in-Package Technologies from RF to Terahertz and Photonics: Dielectric and substrate materials, LTCC, LCP and MCM technologies, component and subsystem packaging, assembly methods, 3D-printing, wafer stacking, 3D-interconnects
E27(**) System Technologies from RF to Terahertz: High-speed, wideband and ultra-wideband systems, mixed-signal architectures and systems, analog-digital conversion, programmable and software-defined systems, commercial as well as industrial-scientific-medical applications, frequency allocation and re-allocation
E28(**) Ultra-Wideband Technology and Systems: Ultra-wideband sensing, localisation and communication techniques and applications, imaging and spectroscopy, system implementation, performance evaluation
E29 Emerging Architectures for Wired and Wireless Systems from RF to Terahertz: Flexible and wearable devices, system architectures and topologies, embedded systems, distributed systems, electronic dust
E30 Mobile and Satellite Communications: Antennas, sensors and front-ends for base transceiver stations and user terminals for mobile and car-to-x communications, sensing and wireless data transmission, MIMO antennas, ground- and space-based antennas and microwave equipment for satellite communications, approaches towards on-board processing, satcom-on-the-move systems, beam and polarization tracking
E31 Navigation and Localisation: Satellite-based navigation systems, multiconstellation and multi-band receivers, robust navigation systems for safety-, security-, environmental- or liability-critical applications, in-door navigation, intelligent navigation
E32 Process Automation, Mobility, and Logistics: Microwave devices, systems and applications in process automation (Industry 4.0), intelligent transport systems and smart logistics, machine-to-machine communications, smart metering, smart cars, smart grids
E33 Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Harvesting: Short and long-range device and system designs, nearfield and farfield techniques, high-power applications, rectifier circuits, energy harvesting techniques, circuits and devices
E34 High-Power Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Applications: Microwave and millimetre-wave-assisted heating, sintering, and physical/chemical material synthesis and processing, nuclear fusion, non-destructive evaluation and testing
E35 Biological and Medical Applications, Wireless Health Care and Ambient Assisted Living: Diagnostic and therapeutic applications, biological and clinical measurement and treatment systems, wireless medical sensors and implants, body-area networks, medical telemetry and telemedicine, smart home microwave applications
E36 RFID, Near Field Communication, Sensor Networks and Sensor Data Fusion: Passive and active RFID tags and readers, low-power nearfield communication, multi-physical sensor design, non-destructive testing, remote sensing, sensor networks, sensor fusion and data fusion
E37 Cognitive Radio and Wireless Multimedia Communications: Adaptive antenna and front-end concepts, circuits for cognitive radio applications, broadband high-speed power and spectrum sensing, software-defined radio

General Topic

E38 Education and RF Engineering: Challenges in electronic engineering education, gender mainstreaming, e-learning, opportunities for young engineers in industry and academia, international exchange programmes, technology transfer

(*) common topic with EuMIC
(**) common topic with EuRAD

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, technologies, 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 peer-reviewing process, offer an unparalleled perspective on the state of the art in the field. Keynotes and 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 47th European Microwave Conference. An extended version of the winning paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies.

EuMC Young Engineers Prizes

The Technical Programme Committee of the EuMC and the EuMW Steering Committee will award two EuMC Young Engineer 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 coauthors 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. An extended version of the winning paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave and 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 26th May, 2017.

47th EuMC Team

Matthias Hein
Technische Universität Imenau

TPC Chair:
Ilona Rolfes
Ruhr University Bochum

Christian Bornkessel

Technische Universität Imenau



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]

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