European Microwave Conference 2020

12th – 14th January 2021


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Are you engaged in RF microwave technologies and systems? Would you like to learn about the latest developments in microwave technology, or share and discuss your own results with peers? Do you want to be part of the golden 50th edition of Europe’s largest conference dedicated to microwaves? Then you should attend the 2020 European Microwave Conference!

The European Microwave Conference is Europe’s premier conference on microwave, millimetre-wave and terahertz devices, systems and technologies. The conference is held from 12 to 14 January 2021 in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in the middle of the European Microwave Week. 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 of filters 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. The European Microwave Conference provides ample 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, radio astronomy, radar, space, automotive and defence systems.

A special reason to attend the 2020 European Microwave Conference is to celebrate its golden 50th edition. We will pay special attention to the history of the conference and the technological development driven by this conference.

Plenty of reasons why you do not want to miss the 2020 European Microwave Conference.

Conference Topics

Passive Components, Circuits and Subsystems

E01 Planar Passive Components and Circuits
E02 Planar Filters and Multiplexers
E03 Non-Planar Passive Components and Circuits
E04 Non-Planar Filters and Multiplexers
E05 Smart Materials, RF MEMS, MOEMS and NEMS
E06 Metamaterials, Frequency Selected Surfaces, and Electromagnetic Bandgap Structures
E07 Interconnects, Packaging
E08 Additive Manufacturing and Emerging Materials

Active Components, Circuits and Subsystems

E09 Low Noise Circuits and Module
E10 Frequency Generation, Conversion and Control
E11 Front-End and Transceiver Modules, System-in-Package Technologies
E12 Power Amplifiers
E13 Power Amplifier Behavioural Modelling and its Applications
E14 Sub-THz and THz Circuits and Modules
E15 Microwave Photonic Components, Circuits and Systems

Field and Circuit Analysis, Simulation and Characterisation Techniques

E16 Electromagnetic Field Theory and Numerical Techniques
E17 Electromagnetic Compatibility and Interference, Signal Integrity
E18 Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves with Matter, Biological Effects, Electromagnetic Scattering
E19 Measurement Techniques and Systems from RF to THz
E20 Channel Characterisation
E21 Antenna and Array Characterisation Techniques

Antennas and Propagation

E22 Microwave and mmwave Antenna Design
E23 Sub-THz and THz Integrated Antennas
E24 Array Antennas, Smart Antennas, MIMO Antennas and Related Tx/Rx Module Technologies
E25 Integrated Antennas

Systems and Applications

E26 Microwave Systems
E27 Millimetre-wave Systems
E28 Sub-THz and THz Systems
E29 Biological and Medical Applications
E30 Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Harvesting
E31 RFID, Near-Field Communication
E32 IoT Nodes and Applications
E33 Wireless Sensor Networks
E34 Smart Antennas, Digital Beam-Forming and MIMO Antennas for Future Networks
E35 Wireless High Data Rate Communications and Cognitive Radio
E36 Smart Factory, Mobility and Logistics

General Topic

E37 Education and RF Engineering

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 multi-disciplinary 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 through a rigorous 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 paper at the 50th 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 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 made a major contribution to 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. An extended version of the winning papers 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 €750 with 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, graduate or a Ph.D. 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 €750 in addition to a free EuMC registration. Applications should be sent to the Grants Chair ( by 22 May 2020.

Grant Application Details

50th EuMC Team

Wim van Cappellen

TPC Chair:
Dominique Schreurs
KU Leuven



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]