Welcome to EuMW 2018

 

European Microwave Week, being held in the effervescent and wildly exciting city of Madrid, comes to Spain for the fi rst time ever. Bringing industry and academia together, European Microwave Week 2018 is a SIX day event, including THREE cutting edge conferences and ONE exciting trade and technology exhibition featuring leading players from across the globe. EuMW 2018 provides access to the very latest products, research and initiatives in the microwave sector. It also offers you the opportunity for faceto-
face interaction with those driving the future of microwave technology.

The 21st European Microwave Week combines:
• Three Major Conferences
• Associated Workshops
• Tailored Courses and Seminars for industrialists, academics and researchers
• Leading International Trade Show.
In addition, Exhibitor Workshops and Seminars will be provided by several top organisations with superior expertise in Microwave, RF, Wireless or Radar.

BADGES

Online registrants will automatically be e-mailed their badge barcode and an order confi rmation receipt immediately after they pay. All those who have pre-registered should bring their badge barcode and confi rmation with them to the conference where they can print out their badge by scanning their barcode at the Fast Track desk onsite. Once you have collected your badge, conference attendees can collect the proceedings which are on a USB stick and the delegate bag. Processing will be quick and easy but queues may
form at busy times, so please arrange to collect your badge well in advance of your first conference session.

The registration area will be located at the lobby of IFEMA North Convention Centre, close to the North Entrance as signposted.
Those who have not pre-registered can do so on site. There will be onsite registration terminals located within the registration area, where delegates can enter their details and pay immediately by swiping their credit or debit cards through the card readers attached to the terminals.

Alternatively, you can pay at the Cashier desk if you require a printed receipt.

If you have any questions regarding registration procedures and payment, please email: eumwreg@itnint.com

CONFERENCES

Choose from three separate but complementary conferences. Spanning the length of the week, starting from Sunday 23rd September, the conferences and workshops are scheduled as follows:
• European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) 24th-25th September 2018
• European Microwave Conference (EuMC) 25th-27th September 2018
• European Radar Conference (EuRAD) 26th-28th September 2018
• Plus Workshops and Short Courses (23rd - 28th September 2018)
• In addition, EuMW 2018 will include for the 9th year, the Defence, Security and Space Forum on 26th September 2018.

The conferences encompass a wide range of subject areas including:
• Microwave, Millimetre-wave and Submillimetre-wave Systems
• Antennas and Propagation
• Wireless Technologies
• Telecommunication (RF, Microwave and Optical)
• ICs, Semiconductor Materials and Packaging
• Radar Architectures, Systems and Subsystems
• Sensors and Remote Systems
• Test and Measurement

Online registration opens on 28th May 2018 and remains open up to and during the event until 28th September. During the event, you can also register onsite from Saturday 22nd September 2018 (16.00 -19.00) and from 08.00 each morning from Sunday 23rd September 2018 to Friday 28th September 2018.

Conference rooms are located at the North Convention Centre. The conferences will be held in different rooms over the conference dates. Please refer to the Conference Matrix at the back of this booklet for a detailed overview. Delegates can register for one, two or all three of the conferences.

Registration at one conference does not allow any access to other conference sessions. Those who wish to register for two or more conferences will receive a discount on these registrations.

PROCEEDINGS ON USB
All papers published for presentation at your chosen conference will be on a USB stick given out with the delegate bags. There will be one USB stick combining all three conferences. No hard copies of workshop slides will be provided, but electronic download will be available ahead of the conference. Additionally, all workshop proceedings will be available on a USB stick for all workshop participants.

INTERACTIVE POSTER SESSIONS
AThe interactive poster papers will be presented on electronic screens, which are located in the conference area on Monday and Friday, and in the exhibition as signposted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

SPEAKER PREPARATION SPACE
A speaker preparation lounge is located within the conference area.

EXHIBITION HOURS

As a registered delegate you will have full access to the exhibition area.
The exhibition opening hours are:
• Tuesday 25th September 9.30-18.00 (followed by the Welcome Reception)
• Wednesday 26th September 9.30-17.30
• Thursday 27th September 9.30-16.30

EuMA MEMBERSHIP

One can apply for EuMA membership by ticking the appropriate box during registration for EuMW. In general, membership applications received after August 1, or through the EuMW registration form are intended for the next calendar year. However, the discount for the EuMW fees applies immediately.

EuMA membership fee is €25 for Professionals and €15 for Students. EuMA offers a three-year free membership for people residing in NIS and some African countries.

EUMA KNOWLEDGE CENTRE
The EuMA website has its Knowledge Centre which presently contains over 20,000 papers published under the EuMA umbrella. Full texts are available to EuMA members only, who can make as many copies as they wish, at no extra-cost.

EUMA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL
The ‘International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies’ is published annually with 8 issues. EuMA members are entitled to free electronic access to the Journal. There is a special offer when subscribing to both Membership and printed Journal: €67 for Professionals, €57 for Students.

HOTELS

Horizon House has teamed up with Connex Hotels and Events, our official hotel booking supplier, to offer you the ability to book your accommodation for EuMW at the most competitive rates available. It is very easy to make an immediate hotel booking.
Simply visit their booking page http://www.connexhotelsandevents.com/eumw-2018-madrid.html and make your booking, or email sally@connexhotelsandevents.com. You will find a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

PERSONAL INVITATION
A valid passport will be required for entry into the organising country, in this case Spain. Since EuMW events are held in the European Union, no visa is usually required for travellers with passports from a number of countries, like for instance:
European Union, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or the United States. At: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/RequisitosDeEntrada.aspx you can find additional information to know whether you are required to apply for a visa for Spain. If you are registering as speaker, delegate or exhibitor and you need
a visa, we recommend that you speak with the Spanish Consulate, in your own country. You should organise this at least 3 to 4 months prior to EuMW. 

The organisers will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any exhibitor, conference delegate or speaker requesting it.
For requesting this letter of invitation, please pre-fill the invitation letter at http://www.eumweek.com/visitors/passport-visa.html and return it to Prof. Dr. Luis Emilio García Castillo, Visa Chair EuMW 2018, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés, Madrid via visa@eumw2018.com

INSURANCE
It is highly recommended that all participants carry the proper travel and health insurance, as the organiser cannot accept any liability for any accidents or injury that occur during or when travelling to the event. Please also insure that personal items are covered for loss, damage or theft either through a personal policy or by a corporate policy. We cannot accept any liability for personal items
that are lost, damaged or stolen during or travelling to and from European Microwave Week 2018.

ELECTRICITY
Electricity is supplied at 230V, 50 Hz (socket type F ("Schuko plug")).

CREDIT CARDS
All major hotels and most restaurants and shops will accept credit cards. It is advisable to carry other identification as well. Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted cards.

WIFI
Wifi is available in the exhibition hall and conference area. Login details can be found within your delegate bag.

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