In a few weeks, we will be able to enjoy the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on EMC, Signal and Power Integrity (EMC+SIPI). I am so excited!
This symposium is sponsored by the IEEE EMC Society (EMC-S), the world’s largest organization dedicated to the development and distribution of information, tools and techniques for reducing electromagnetic interference with support from volunteers and some companies is critical for the success of this event.
I highly recommend attending this event: five days of electromagnetic compatibility and signal/power integrity learning and networking.
This year the symposium is organized in New Orleans (Louisiana), July 22-26 2019, and is a wonderful place to enjoy the summer.
Let me review briefly the most important sections you can enjoy in the symposium.
TECHNICAL SESSIONS, WORKSHOPS, AND TUTORIALS
Technical sessions offer high quality, peer-reviewed papers in the fields of EMI/EMC and SI/Power Integrity technology. This year we will have more than 200 technical Sessions, Workshops and Tutorials!!!
Technical sessions will be presented by authors from Tuesday to Thursday, in either ORAL or POSTER formats. The papers are organized in sessions with some common topic so you can attend the specific subject of your interest.
Technical sessions offer many different topics in parallel sessions and including questions to speakers. Phtot is from one of my presentations in Dresden (2015).
Tutorials and Workshops are sessions held on Monday and Friday with several speakers involved around one topic of interest in Full Day or Half Day formats.
Meet some of the most known experts from industry and academia explaining different topics in a room and answering questions from attendees.
The Consultants Toolkit Workshop with Patrick Andre, Arturo Mediano, Keny Wyatt, and Jerry Meyerhoff in Long Beach, California in 2018. Photo by A. Mediano.
EXPERIMENTS & DEMONSTRATIONS
Experiments and Demonstrations are instructive, fun, exciting, and “live” events. The demos are a very popular event in the symposium and I am happy to say that this year I will be offering a demo using near field probes. Come to enjoy the show!
We will enjoy more than 20 demos. Typically, demos are related with radiation from PCBs, shielding evaluation in both cables and enclosures, filtering demonstrations, grounding strategies, special techniques using instruments, and more. The goal is to demonstrate EMI/EMC and SI/PI concepts through interactive experiments and demonstrations both in hardware and software formats.
Again, Experiments and Demos are organized by Robert Scully and Sam Connor so success is guaranteed.
Attending one of the experiments and demo sessions. Photo by Arturo Mediano.
CLAYTON R. PAUL GLOBAL UNIVERSITY (GU)
I would like to include in my list the Global University (GU), created in 2007 in Honolulu and named in honor of Clayton R. Paul.
In GU, classes are developed in parallel to the symposium but students can participate in many activities when they are not in class. The Global University is oriented to present basic concepts and skills to novel and veteran engineers with interest in improving their understanding fundamentals, review their knowledge, or discovering new techniques and design strategies.
Instructors are experts in the field with strong capabilities to explain the fundamentals of EMI/EMC and SI/PI.
One of my preferred parts of the symposium: the Exhibit. This year we have over 150 companies exhibiting new technologies, instrumentation, software, components, services, and solutions for EMI/EMC and SI/PI. Three days of intensive exposition from Tuesday to Thursday to meet people from the industry.
This is a great opportunity to make business or to find a product useful to solve a problem or need. I love the Exhibit and we must to appreciate the sponsorship from those companies to support the organization of the symposium.
In “Ask the Experts” Panels you will be able to get your most challenging questions answered by well-known specialists.
A top view of the exhibit booths in EMC2018 (Long Beach). Photo by A. Mediano.
This year, Prof. Gabriel M. Rebeiz from University of California, San Diego (UCSD), will be the Distinguished Keynote Presenter. A very interesting keynote “5G and the Rise of Directive Communications: The End of the Marconi Era is near” on July 23. Do not miss this great talk!
This is a new special technical track covering current and emerging International EMC and SIPI Standards. The Working Group Meetings will be open to interested people.
The last but not less important element in my list: networking. How many possibilities to meet people and to network with friends and colleagues during the full week!
Several social events are prepared as the Welcome Reception at Generations Hall, the Evening Gala on Wednesday or the IEEE Young Professionals. See the full list of possibilities in the symposium website.
If you want to read the details of the symposium go to the website of EMC+SIPI 2019:
And, for more information about our society:
IEEE EMC Society: www.emcs.org