Awell-blended mix of traditional and innovative experiences comprises the program for the 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility Aug. 8-12 at the Navy Pier in Chicago. In addition to many familiar offerings, the symposium will provide some more unusual opportunities, such as an operating amateur radio station for onsite demonstrations of techniques, and new features for the technical exhibit program.
The traditional technical program on Tuesday (Aug. 9), Wednesday (Aug. 10), and Thursday (Aug. 11) will include presentations covering computational electromagnetics, EMC management, computer modeling, ultrawideband EMC, system susceptibility, EM interference control, signal integrity, shielding effectiveness, and product safety. In its entirety, the five-day schedule features a keynote address, workshops and tutorials, open forums, technical paper sessions, special technical paper sessions, experiments and demonstrations, and computer simulations. The workshops and tutorials are conducted on Monday (Aug. 8) and Friday (Aug. 12). New on the list of topics is audio-related EMC. On a more nostalgic note, the line-up includes the “Fundamentals of EMC,” described by symposium officials as a landmark tutorial initiated 12 years ago in Chicago. To commemorate the Chicago beginning, this
year’s tutorial will offer a presentation about newer technology related to the EMC discipline.
A schedule of the workshops and technical program, including the titles of individual presentations, accompanies this article.
Enhanced Exhibits Program
In addition to more than 200 booths displaying the products and services of the EMC industry, the Technical Exhibit program has some new features: the New Product Showcase on Tuesday and Wednesday where exhibitors will give short presentations on new products; the Interactive EMC Forum on Thursday afternoon, at which a panel of EMC experts will answer questions submitted by the audience; and the EMC-OPOLY game, in which attendees can fill the spaces on their game cards by visiting exhibitor booths. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The NARTE certification exam, a traditional complement to the symposium, will be held on Friday. For more information, call 800-896-2783 or visit www.narte.org.
Registration and Reservations
To register for the symposium, contact the 2005 IEEE EMC Symposium at 732-562-3870 or www.emc2005.org. Several registration classifications are available: one day; full five-day program with reduced rates for retired, unemployed, or student attendees; guests aged 18; and older and junior guests aged 8 to 17.
The hotel reservation request form and information on a special discount agreement with United Airlines are available at www.emc2005.org. Details on committee meetings, social activities, guest tours, and the children’s program scheduled during the five-day symposium also can be found on the website.