European Microwave Conference 2019

1st – 3rd October 2019


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50 years after the first edition in 1969, the 49th European Microwave Conference (EuMC) remains the main event in the 2019 European Microwave Week, 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 fi elds 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 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. 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, reconfi gurable RF systems and system-in-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 scientifi c papers, contributions on industrial applications are also encouraged, covering the fields of instrumentation, medical, telecommunication, radar, space, automotive and defence systems, etc.

Conference Topics

Passive Components, Circuits and Subsystems

E1 Planar Passive Components and Circuits: Planar transmission lines, couplers, dividers/combiners, hybrids, lumped-element circuits, tuneable planar components and devices
E2 Non-Planar Passive Components and Circuits: Non-planar micromachined transmission lines, waveguides, couplers, dividers/combiners, hybrids, tuneable components and devices
E3 Planar Filters and Multiplexers: Innovative synthesis and analysis, active filters
E4 Non-Planar Filters and Multiplexers: nnovative 3D filters and multiplexers, non-planar integrated technologies (LTCC, Liquid Crystal Polymer, MCM-Deposition)
E5 Smart materials, RF MEMS, MOEMS and NEMS: Bulk and thin-film ferrite components, ferroelectrics, surface and bulk acoustic wave devices including FBAR devices, RF microelectro-mechanical and micromachined components and systems
E6 Metamaterials, Frequency Selected Surfaces, and Electromagnetic Bandgap Structures: Components, circuits and systems using metamaterials, frequency selected surfaces and electromagnetic bandgap structures
E7 Interconnects, Packaging and Multi-Chip Modules: Assembly methods, hybrid integration, interconnects and multi-chip modules, heterogeneous IC technologies
E8 Emerging Materials and Technologies: Novel 2D/3D printing techniques, graphene, novel-material based nanotechnology, nanoscale components, superconducting materials and devices, additive manufacturing techniques, organic, transparent, textile and other

Active Components, Circuits and Subsystems

E9 Low Noise Circuits and Modules (*): LNA, detectors, receivers, radiometers
E10 Frequency Generation, Conversion and Control: Oscillators, VCOs, phase-locked loops and frequency synthesizers, mixers, frequency multipliers/dividers
E11 Front-End and Transceiver Modules, System-in-Package Technologies: Analog and digital front-end architectures, modulators/demodulators, analogue RF and mixed signal SIP, switches, phase shifters, limiters
E12 Tunable and Reconfigurable Circuits and Systems (*): Reconfigurable transceiver circuits, modules and amplifiers
E13 High Power Amplifiers: Hybrid power amplifiers, high power amplifiers, power combining techniques, vacuum electronics
E14 Power Amplifiers, Efficiency Enhancement and Linearization (*): Cartesian and polar power amplifi er design, behavioural modelling, continuous and switch mode operation, linearization and predistortion techniques, efficiency enhancement, adaptive gain control, matching and packaging, amplitude and phase characterization
E15 Sub-THz and THz Components, Circuits and Systems: Sources, detectors, and receivers, devices, components, and systems, modelling, simulation and analysis techniques
E16 Microwave Photonic Components, Circuits and Systems (*): Including indium phosphide and silicon nitride based photonic integrated circuits

Field and Circuit Analysis, Simulation and Characterization Techniques

E17 Electromagnetic Field Theory and Numerical Techniques: Frequency and time domain modelling, periodic structures, sparse arrays, simulation of electrically large problems, multi-scale and multi-physics approaches
E18 Electromagnetic Compatibility and Interference, Signal Integrity: Field emission and immission modelling and measurements, electromagnetic compatibility, robustness and interference issues, signal-fl ow device modeling, distortion and stability analyses, digital pre- and post-distortion techniques
E19 Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves with Matter, Biological Effects, Electromagnetic Scattering: Electromagnetic propagation and absorption phenomena, electrodynamic characterization of biological materials, interaction at atomic/ molecular/macroscopic level
E20 Measurement Techniques and Systems from RF to THz: Frequency and time domain measurements, automated performance testing

Antennas and Propagation

E21 Antenna Design and Characterization (**): Modelling, calibration and measurements, antenna systems, multiple polarizations, multiple beams
E22 Integrated Antennas: Active antennas, reconfigurable antennas
E23 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
E24 Smart Antennas, Digital Beam-Forming Antennas, MIMO Antennas Smart antennas, multi-beam antennas, beam forming and beam steering, analog and digital vectormodulators, multi-antenna systems, diversity schemes, MIMO antennas, massive-MIMO approaches
E25 Channel modelling and Measurements: Extended channel models, cluster emulation, narrowband and wideband channel measurements

Systems and Applications

E26 Microwave Systems: System simulation and characterization, base-station front-ends and handheld transceivers, satellite systems, navigation and positioning systems, industrial systems, vehicular applications and intelligent transportation systems
E27 Millimeter-wave, THz Technologies and Systems (**): mm-Wave and THz wireless communications, imaging/spectroscopy, sensors
E28 Ultra Wide Band Technology and Systems (**): Ultrawideband sensing, localization and communication techniques and applications, imaging and spectroscopy, system implementation, performance evaluation, Ultrawideband radar
E29 Emerging System Architectures: Optimized and highly integrated RF front-ends and architectures, digital/RF signal processing, advanced modulation techniques
E30 Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Harvesting: Shortand long-range device and system designs, nearfield and farfield techniques, high-power applications, rectifier circuits, energy harvesting techniques, circuits and devices
E31 Biological and Medical Applications: 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
E32 Wireless High Data Rate Communications and Cognitive Radio: 3G/4G/5G systems, software-defined radio, wireless transceiver systems
E33 RFID, Near Field Communication, Microwave/Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks: Including non-destructive testing and crowd sensing
E34 Process Automation, Mobility, and Logistics: Industry 4.0, intelligent transport systems and smart logistics, machine-to-machine communications, smart metering, smart cars and other

General Topic

E35 Education and RF Engineering: Online teaching, e-learning, MOOC and SPOC, engineering education, international exchange programs

(*) 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 fi eld 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. 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 49th European Microwave Conference. An extended version of 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 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 paper will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Microwave & Wireless Technologies.

Reduced Fees and Special Grants

Reduced registration fees are o ered for students as well as senior persons aged 65 years or more. The European Microwave Association will also provide up to 9 student grants of €750 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 €750 in addition to a free EuMC registration. Applications should be sent to the EuMW General Chair ( by 1st June 2019.

Grant Application Details

49th EuMC Team

Stéphane Bila

Hervé Leblond
Thales Alenia Space

TPC Chair:
Anthony Ghiotto
Bordeaux-INP - IMS

TPC Co-Chair:
Alex Takacs
University of Toulouse - LAAS


EuMC Award Sponsors

Conference Award 2019 Young Engineer 2019 Young Engineer 2019



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