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The European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference 2016

3rd & 4th October 2016

The 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) will be held on the 3rd and 4th October 2016 in London, United Kingdom, as part of the European Microwave Week 2016. Initiated by the GAAS® Association in 1990 and renamed in 2006, the conference marked its Silver Jubilee in 2014.

The EuMIC conference is jointly organized by the GAAS® Association and EuMA and is the premier European technical conference for RF and microwave microelectronics. It has established itself as a key contributor to the success of the overall European Microwave Week and remains the largest scientific event in Europe related to microwave and RF microelectronics.

The aim of the conference is to promote the discussion of recent developments and trends, and to encourage the exchange of scientific and technical information covering a broad range of high-frequency related topics, from materials and technologies to integrated circuits and applications; encompassing all relevant aspects such as theory, simulation, design and measurement. Research and innovation in this field helps to create the crucial enabling infrastructure for new and emerging information and communication applications, such as 5G communications and the Internet-of-Things.

Technological innovations continue to drive challenges for modelling and simulation as well as for the characterization techniques applied at both device and circuit levels. While GaAs and silicon-based IC technologies are extensively used in today’s systems, emerging technologies such as wide band gap (SiC, GaN, etc.), CNT and graphene-based devices are expected to become commercially available within the coming years, with a huge expected impact on system performance. Moreover, new materials and devices push integrated circuit capability to millimetre-wave and even to THz bands, while high speed digital and optoelectronic integrated circuits represent other key areas of interest.

In the modelling area, topics related to device and system small- and largesignal characterization, test set-ups and modelling approaches up to the THz band are of interest. In the technology area, papers on nanotechnologies for microwaves, as well as wide-bandgap devices and technologies for microwave photonics are specifically solicited. Topics related to semiconductor devices, IC reliability and 3D-interconnects in ICs are also invited for the conference. Finally, contributions are encouraged in the areas of circuit design and applications, RF and microwave ICs, millimetre and submillimetre-wave ICs, photonic ICs, mixed-signal and high speed digital ICs, tunable and reconfi gurable ICs as well as integrated receivers, transmitters and transceivers.

If you are interested in the subject of microwave and RF microelectronic devices and ICs, the EuMIC conference is an exceptional high-quality event to learn about the latest advances in the field and to meet internationally recognized experts from both Industry and Academia.

 

Conference Topics

Modelling and Circuit Simulation


G1 Physics-based and Multi-physics Device Modelling and Simulation
G2 TCAD Device Modelling and Simulation
G3 Small Signal, Large Signal and Noise Modelling and Characterisation
G4 Linear and Non-Linear CAD Techniques for Devices and Circuits
G5 Modelling of Passive RF, Microwave and mm-Wave Components for ICs
G6 Advanced Packaging and Thermal Simulation of High Power Devices and ICs

Technologies and Devices

G7 Nanotechnologies, Nanodevices and Nanomaterials for Microwaves
G8 III-V Compound Semiconductor Devices and IC-Technologies
G9 Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Devices and IC Technologies
G10 Si-based Devices and IC-Technologies
G11 Device and IC Reliability, Manufacturing Processes and Testing
G12 3D-Interconnects in ICs
G13 Devices for Integrated Microwave Photonics
G14 New and Emerging Material and Device Concepts (Metamaterials, Graphene, CNT, Organic etc.)

Circuit Design and Applications

G15 RF and Microwave Integrated Circuits
G16 Millimetre-wave and Sub-mmW Integrated Circuits
G17 Single Chip Power Amplifiers
G18 Power Amplifiers: Efficiency Enhancement and Linearization (*)
G19 Si-Based, Mixed Signal, High Speed Digital ICs
G20 Tunable and Reconfigurable Circuits and Systems (*)
G21 Integrated Receivers, Transmitters and Transceivers
G22 Microwave Photonic Circuits and Systems (*)
(*) Common topic with EuMC

Conference Highlights

Over 100 papers and poster papers shall be presented with contributions from Europe, Asia, USA and a growing number of emerging countries. High-quality papers and posters will be accepted after a rigorous review process and made available in the Conference Proceedings. Lively industrial panel sessions will also be organised. Keynote speakers from industry and academia will present invited talks on hot topics. Tailored short courses and workshops will complement the programme.

EuMIC Microwave Prize

The EuMIC Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award the EuMIC 2016 Prize of € 3,000 to the author(s) of the best contributed paper to EuMIC 2016. The winning paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave & Wireless Technologies.

EuMIC Young Engineers Prize

The EuMIC Technical Programme Committee and the EuMW Steering Committee will award a EuMIC Young Engineer Prize of € 2,000 to young engineers or researchers who have presented an outstanding paper at the European Microwave Integrated Circuits 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 paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave & Wireless Technologies.

GAAS PhD Student Fellowship

The GAAS Association sponsors three student fellowships of € 2,000 each, to be given to young full-time PhD students each having an accepted paper at EuMIC 2016. The purpose is to recognize and provide financial assistance to international PhD students who show promise and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in microwave electronics. Applications should be submitted before May 27th, 2016 to the EuMW General Chairman. For further details see the GAAS Association web-site at http://www.gaas-symposium.eu

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 6 student grants consisting of € 500 and free EuMIC 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 free EuMIC registration. Applications should be sent to the EuMW General Chairman by May 27th, 2016.

11th EuMIC Team

Chair:
Thomas Brazil
University College Dublin
tom.brazil@ucd.ie

Co-Chair:
Stepan Lucyszyn
Imperial College London
s.lucyszyn@imperial.ac.uk

TPC Chair:
Alaa Abunjaileh
Airbus Defence and Space
aabunjaileh@gmail.com

 

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