European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2019 takes place at the heart of the ville lumière, Paris! Bringing industry and academia together, EuMW 2019 is a six day event, including three conferences and a major trade and technology exhibition featuring leading players from across the globe. EuMW 2019 provides access to the latest products, research and initiatives in the microwave industry. It also offers the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with those driving the future of microwave technology and a great place to network for future collaboration.
The 22nd 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 organizations with expertise in RF, microwave, wireless and radar.
Choose from three separate but complementary conferences. Spanning the length of the week, starting from Sunday, 29 September, the conferences and workshops are scheduled as follows:
- European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), 30 September-1 October
- European Microwave Conference (EuMC), 1-3 October
- European Radar Conference (EuRAD), 2-4 October
- Workshops and short courses, 29 September-4 October
- Defence, Security and Space Forum, 2 October
- New Automotive Forum, 30 September
The conferences encompass a wide range of subject areas including:
- Microwave, mmWave and sub-mmWave 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 & measurement
Conference rooms are located in Pavilion 7 as indicated by the signage. The conferences will be held in different rooms over the conference dates. Please refer to the conference program for a detailed overview and room assignments.
49th European Microwave Conference (EuMC)
This year is very special, as EuMC is celebrating 50 years of this flagship event of the European Microwave Week. The conference welcomes delegates from around the world for the main annual European forum, which will allow the best researchers in the field of microwave, mmWave and THz systems and technologies to present the state-of-the-art technology and future trends. These topics related to high frequency electronics, from materials and technologies to circuits, systems and applications, will be addressed in all their aspects: theory, simulation, design and measurement. EuMC will also share several sessions with EuMIC, in the field of active devices, circuits and subsystems, and with EuRAD, in the areas of mmWaves, THz technologies and systems, antennas and propagation.
The EuMC opening session will take place on Tuesday, 1 October at 10:50 and the closing session on Thursday, 3 October at 13:50. These sessions are common to EuMC and EuMW, and will be presented during the welcome address of the EuMW General Chair. They will include presentations by distinguished speakers and award ceremonies, for the EuMC Microwave Award and the EuMC Young Engineer Awards.
The EuMC Technical Program Committee (TPC) received 469 submissions; and 54 percent of these contributions were selected to build a dense and high-quality conference program consisting of workshops, short courses to be held on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, as well as special sessions that will be held in parallel with ordinary sessions from Tuesday to Thursday. Special oral sessions will be held to highlight invited speakers from two EuMC sister conferences: the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) and the Latin-America Microwave Conference (LAMC).
Each of the 37 regular oral sessions will allow five speakers to present their most recent results. During these sessions, 22 industrial keynotes (including eight shared with EuMIC and EuRAD) will allow industry leaders to expose market needs and trends. Interactive forums will be organized on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the exhibition area, allowing participants to listen, discuss and exchange ideas.
14th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC)
The EuMIC conference has been jointly organised by the GAAS® Association and European Microwave Association (EuMA) since 2006. The scientific panel is composed of 10 regular EuMIC sessions and two EuMC/EuMIC joint sessions covering topics from device to system level. The intention is to stimulate the scientific discussion among experts from competing and complementary semiconductor technologies addressing the microwave to THz frequency regimes, encompassing all aspects from device technologies, modelling and characterization, to the application oriented design of integrated circuits.
The interactive poster session has been organised jointly with the EuMC and will be held on Tuesday, enjoying the lively atmosphere of the exhibition. Several high quality and topical workshops complement the EuMIC technical sessions and you are strongly encouraged to register for those of interest to you. EuMIC has included five relevant Industrial Keynotes thanks to the kind participation of prominent speakers from OMMIC, TTI Norte, EpiGaN and ENKRIS. Invited manufacturers will take the floor during the traditional foundry session hosted by the GAAS® Association.
The EuMIC opening and closing plenary sessions will feature three invited speakers, world-class in their fields. During the opening ceremony Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dietmar Kissinger, Institute of Electronic Devices and Circuits, Ulm University, Germany will present on “BiCMOS Integrated Millimeter-Wave Circuits for Short-Range Wireless Communications and Sensing.” In addition, Yves Mancuso, distinguished engineer in Thales Defence Mission Systems (TDMS), Microwave and AESA Technologies Design Authority, Elancourt Paris, will address the “Trends in Active Antennas and T/R Modules for Radar and Multi-Function Systems.” During the closing session Natanael Ayllon, head of the RF Equipment and Technologies Section at European Space Agency, ESTEC, The Netherlands, will talk about the “Trends in Microwave Technologies for Space Applications.”
16th European Radar Conference (EuRAD)
This year the EuRAD conference will reach its 16th edition, demonstrating the importance of such an event and also share state-of-the-art on numerous topics with the radar community. During the conference, top professionals will present their latest research and development, and discuss the present status and future trends in radar technology, system design and performance, radar components, radar propagation and target modelling, advanced signal processing techniques, as well as the most innovative radar architectures, concepts and applications.
On Wednesday, 2 October, in the opening session, we will enjoy the presence of two keynote speakers, one from the French defense procurement agency (DGA) and the second from Thales. The first speaker, Florent Jangal from the French MoD, will present the actual and future visions about electromagnetic detection and electronic warfare (EW) challenges. Then the second speaker, Thomas Carpentier from Thales Land & Air System, France, will present the new SF500 radar for the next-generation of FTI frigates for the French Navy, in which advanced concepts are included. For the closing session, keynote speaker Dominic Walker from Aveillant, Great Britain will describe the latest advances in holographic radar.
An attractive topical workshop program will be running alongside the conference program, some of which are shared with EuMC. Three workshops will be focused on radar topics, with one on advanced passive radar techniques and applications; the second will deal with the new radar concepts and processing for autonomous driving; while the third will address news concepts in integrated circuits and transceiver frontends for mmWave automotive radar. There will also be two workshops on wider topics, such as the interference risk between high frequency GHz radar devices or the test procedures and validation sensor functions for automotive radar and autonomous driving. One short course will address the modern advances in computational imaging.
Defence, Security and Space (DSS) Forum
The DSS Forum is jointly organized by the EuMA and Microwave Journal to complement EuMW’s activity in the defense, security and space sector. Each year the DSS Forum focuses on a hot topic that is engaging industry, academia and organizations/agencies to develop, test and implement leading edge technology. For 2019 the topic is “New Radio Architectures: The Evolution for Satellite Constellations.”
Keynote speakers will consider the state of the art of leading technologies and systems for satellite constellations, the estimated evolution of technologies and trends and consider expected capabilities and functionalities to address future challenges. The efforts made by the main players in the sector will be analysed and their views on new trends and technological developments will be offered.
The industry session will reﬂect the effort and investment that is being made to develop and test new radio architectures with improved size, weight and cost. Speciﬁc areas of activity include phased arrays, various types of beamforming, different RF partitioning, high-efﬁciency solid-state ampliﬁers, improved heat sinking materials, miniaturized radios and antennas, plus the test & measurement of those technologies.
The executive forum will present the points of view of the different established and regulatory bodies that allow coexistence between the different aerial platforms and describe the activity of the different players already established and emerging in the ﬁeld.
Following applications like keyless entry and tire pressure monitoring systems, mobile communications and recently automotive radar made microwave technologies a strong pillar inside the automotive world. The ﬁrst 77 GHz automotive radar sensors entered the European market in 1999. For 2019 - 20 years later - the EuMA, for the ﬁrst time, organises the Automotive Forum to provide an open platform for industrial experts to discuss technical aspects and market issues in the area of microwaves in automotive industry. The forum consists of a good mix of technical presentations, plenary and panel discussions as well as networking time. The forum mainly addresses technical experts from automotive industry throughout the whole supply chain. Keynote speakers will present their views on special technical solutions as well as regulatory or strategic issues. The event will close with a networking dinner.
The interactive poster papers will be presented on electronic screens that are located in the exhibition on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The exhibition area is located in Pavilion 7, Level 3. Registered delegates will have full access to the exhibition area.
The exhibition opening hours are:
- Tuesday, 1 October 9:30-18:00 (followed by the Welcome Reception)
- Wednesday, 2 October 9:30-17:30
- Thursday, 3 October 9:30-16:30
HOTELS AND TRAVEL
Horizon House Publications has teamed up with Connex Hotels and Events to offer the ability to book accommodations for EuMW at the most competitive rates available. It is very easy to make an immediate hotel booking. Simply visit their booking page www.connexhotelsandevents.com/eumw-2019-paris.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will find a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget. Alternatively, see the hotel booking pages within the program.
GETTING TO PARIS EXPO PORTE DE VERSAILLES
The convention center is located at 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris. The city of Paris and convention center are well connected to the European motorway, rail and flight networks. Paris Expo Porte de Versailles can be accessed through a variety of transportation means.
Use the following public transportation to get to Paris Expo Porte de Versailles: Metro: Line 12, Porte de Versailles Station/Line 8, Balard Station Tramway: Lines T2 and T3a, Porte de Versailles-Parc des Expositions stop Bus: Line 80, Porte de Versailles-Parc des Expositions stop/Line 39, Desnouettes stop.
From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport:
Take the RoissyBus to Paris-Opéra, then take Metro Line 8 (direction Balard) to Madeleine and change to Line 12 (direction Mairie d’Issy) to Porte de Versailles-Parc des Expositions Station.
Take the RER B (direction Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse) to Cité Universitaire station, then take tramway T3 (direction Pont du Garigliano) to Porte de Versailles-Parc des Expositions stop.
From Orly Airport:
Take the Orlyval train to Antony, then the RER B to Cité Universitaire, change to the tramway T3 and get off at the Porte de Versailles-Parc des Expositions stop.
Take the Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau, then the RER B to Cité Universitaire, change to the tramway T3 and get off at the Porte de Versailles-Parc des Expositions stop.
SHOPPING & SIGHTSEEING
Paris, its special dynamism as a business centre goes hand in hand with its vitality, tourist appeal and fervent cultural and recreational life. Discover its sites, iconic museums and spectacular range of hotels and restaurants; and enjoy its endless nightlife and the flood of designs, fashion and trends you will find in the shop windows of one of Europe’s leading capitals. A great city that boasts a rich treasure of art, culture and natural environments, set in a region packed with history and modernity. Visit https://en.parisinfo.com/ for information on top attractions and tips for your stay. Also see the ‘’Social Events & Partner Programme’’ section of the EuMW Conference Program for tours and excursions before, during and after EuMW 2019.
Date: Monday, 30 September
Time: 18:30 to 21:00
Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Cost: Free to EuMIC delegates.
Automotive Forum Networking Dinner
Date: Monday, 30 September
Time: 19:30 to 22:30
Location: Restaurant in Paris
Cost: Free and only available to the Automotive Forum registered delegates.
Date: Tuesday, 1 October
Time: 18:30 to 21:30
Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Cost: Free to conference delegates and invited exhibitors.
All registered conference delegates, as well as invited representatives from companies participating in the exhibition, are invited to the EuMW 2019 Welcome Reception, sponsored by Keysight Technologies, Horizon House Publications and EuMA. Delegates will need to bring their badge and exhibitors their invite along with them to gain entrance. The evening will begin with drinks at 18:30 followed by the General Chairs’ handover from EuMW 2019, Paris to EuMW 2020, Utrecht, as well as an address from Platinum Sponsor Keysight Technologies. The open-buffet dinner will be served at 19:00.
Date: Friday, 4 October
Time: 12:30 to 13:50
Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Cost: Free to EuRAD delegates and Friday WS/SC delegates.
Defence, Security & Space Forum Cocktail Reception
Date: Wednesday, 2 October
Time: 17:50 to 18:30
Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Cost: Free to DSS Forum registered delegates.
All registrations prior to the event should be made online at www.eumweek.com. Those completed up to and including 30 August will be charged at the Advance Discounted Rate and those from 31 August will be charged at the Standard Rate. Online registration is available now and will remain available through the event. You can also register onsite starting from 16:00 on Saturday, 28 September, Sunday through Thursday from 08:00 to 17:00 and Friday until 10:00.
We hope to see everyone in Paris!