Systems Engineering is the theme of the 2010 IEEE EMC Society’s International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (ISEMC) July 25-30 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The five-day program at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center will incorporate technical paper sessions, workshops, tutorials, the Global EMC University, demonstrations, experiments, special sessions, working group meetings, and exhibitors.
New for 2010 are the visual presentations of the poster papers in the Exhibit Hall. Symposium attendees will have opportunities to meet the authors during exhibit hall hours. Another highlight of the schedule will be a job fair where prospective employers and employees can network.
Technical papers will be presented on Tuesday (July 27), Wednesday (July 28), and Thursday (July 29). The sessions are aligned according to topic areas associated with the IEEE EMC Society Technical Committees. Scheduling details are available at www.emc2010.org.
A series of more than 35 special sessions and invited papers also is slated for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The sessions will cover these areas: multi-Gb/s interconnect simulation and measurement for signal integrity and EMI, EM information leakage, modeling/simulation validation standards and applying the FSV technique to quantify validation quality, nanomaterials and nanodevices for EMC applications, hybrid techniques for EMC analysis of complex systems, and evolving trends in spectrum management and engineering.
Workshops and Tutorials
Twenty workshops and tutorials will be offered on Monday (July 26) and Friday (July 30). Three tutorials, Fundamentals of EMC, Practical Radiated Measurements Using Antennas and Field Probes—Fundamental and Advanced Topics, and EMC Leadership, will be full-day events; the remaining will be half-day sessions.
The EMC Society will sponsor a Job Fair on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as a service to members, future members, and companies that support the EMC profession. Representatives of companies from around the world are expected to participate. Private interview spaces will be available. Although there is no fee for attending the job fair, individuals must register. More details are available at the symposium website.
The long-running series of live demonstrations focusing on hardware experiments and computer modeling and simulations will take place in the exhibit hall at various times throughout the ISEMC schedule. Plans call for approximately 10 demonstrations for each discipline, and each presenter will be allotted a three-hour time slot.
Companies from around the world will be exhibiting the latest EMC products and services ranging from EMC modeling software to complete test systems. Exhibit hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday.
iNARTE certification exams, a traditional complement to the ISEMC, will be conducted on Friday. The exams for EMC engineer and EMC technician will run concurrently. Each is a two-part exam, and each part is scheduled to run for four hours. The test laboratory auditor examination is a single four-hour test, and candidates can attend either the morning or afternoon session.
The iNARTE exam tutorial on Monday is recommended for anyone planning to take the iNARTE certification examinations. For more information, visit www.narte.org.
Registration and Reservations
Registration forms for the ISEMC can be found at www.emc2010.org. Several registration classifications are available: one day and a five-day program with reduced rates for retired, unemployed, or student attendees. Admission is free to the exhibit hall, job fair, and meetings.
There is no host hotel, but many lodging possibilities are near the convention center. All hotels will have free symposium bus service to the convention center. More details about area accommodations are available at www.emc2010.org. All reservations must be made through the IEEE/ISEMC Housing Bureau by using the hotel reservation page at the symposium website.