Microwave Journal

Welcome to the 26th European Microwave Week

August 14, 2023

Thomas Zwick EuMW General Chair Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Vadim Issakov EuMW General Co-Chair Technical University Braunschweig

Dear friends of the microwave community! It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2023 in Berlin. After 25 very successful EuMWs in different cities in Europe, it’s time for us to go to Berlin!

Berlin, the capital and the largest city of Germany, is a fascinating European city that is renowned not only for its landmarks and museums, but also a rich cultural life, vibrant party scene and urban art. Evolving and progressing from a past of division into east and west, it has a distinctive charm of multi-layered uniqueness and a multi-cultural atmosphere. This is the reason we chose the Brandenburg Gate and the torn-down wall as our logo to celebrate the unification. Our slogan “Waves Beyond Walls” for EuMW 2023 shall emphasize that microwaves can unite and bring people closer. We are convinced that science can help tear down “walls.”

European Microwave Week 2023 is held in hub27, which is part of the Berlin ExpoCenter City (Messe Berlin). Hub27 is a recently opened, modern conference centre with a large exhibition hall, which can be conveniently reached by public transportation (S-Bahn stop “Messe Süd”). Berlin can be easily reached by train and plane. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER) opened for international flights in 2020 and has excellent train connections to downtown Berlin. The city of Berlin has exceptionally good public transportation, which allows one to get to any point of the city very efficiently and much more conveniently than by car. We want to make your visit to Berlin as convenient as possible. Therefore, we will include full usage of Berlin’s public transportation in your conference badge, including the trip to and from the airport. For more details, please see the registration information.

EuMW 2023 includes the European Microwave Conference (EuMC), the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), the European Radar Conference (EuRAD), the Defence, Security and Space Forum, the Automotive Forum, the 5G to 6G Forum, a large number of workshops covering a wide range of topics, Focused and Special Sessions and special events, such as Women in Microwave Engineering and two Inter-Society Technology Panels by IEEE MTT-S. The opening and closing plenary sessions of each of the three conferences feature keynote lectures by internationally renowned leaders in their fields. In addition to the conferences, the annual European Microwave Exhibition, which is by far the largest RF and microwave trade show in Europe, will offer attendees the chance to explore the latest technological advances in the industry. Since meeting and networking are vital for our community to exchange ideas, make connections, mentor younger colleagues, meet old friends and make new ones, we organized many social activities, such as the EuMIC Dinner, Automotive Forum Dinner, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, TPC Lunch and EuRAD Lunch.

Participation of students and young professionals is strongly encouraged. We organized many activities specifically for students, namely the Student and Doctoral Schools, with a get-together for students and young professionals, prizes and grants, an extended student volunteers program and, most importantly, the Student Career Event, which is going to be a great opportunity for students to meet and network with potential employers and have a great party in a club in Berlin.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the EuMW 2023 organization team for their tireless effort in putting together an excellent technical and social program. We also thank EuMA and Horizon House for their continued support and help.

Come and join us in Berlin and enjoy both the European Microwave Week — Europe’s premier microwave, RF, wireless and radar event — and the city of Berlin! In Berlin, you will experience the exciting history of divided and reunified Germany and realize how important international exchange is for peace and prosperity. We look forward to welcoming all of you to our capital!