|Katsushige Harima (arms raised) receives
the best paper award for a poster presentation from Mauro
Feliziani, Symposium Chairman, (left) and Angelo Luvison,
AEI General Manager, (center) during the Symposium Banquet
The Fifth International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility,
EMC Europe 2002, was held at the Hilton Sorrento Palace in Sorrento,
Italy, September 9-13, 2002. The Symposium was organized jointly
by the Associazione Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica Italiana (AEI),
the University of Rome "La Sapienza," the University
of L'Aquila, and the University of Napoli "Federico II."
The Symposium was supported by CIRCE, EUREL, URSI, IEEE EMC Society
and by the AEI Specialist Group on Electromagnetic Compatibility.
The fifth edition of the EMC Europe Symposium (the previous editions
had been organized successfully in Rome -1994, 1996, 1998- and
in Bruges 2000) was an important forum for researchers, scientists
and engineers working in the area of EMC to present progress in
their work and to discuss problems of current and mutual interest.
The organizing and scientific effort of the event was considerable.
The Editorial Board, composed of 65 international experts in the
EMC field, made a peer review selection of the 271 technical papers
submitted for presentation at the Symposium in order to ensure
a high technical content. At the end of the review procedure,
the International Steering Committee decided to accept 217 technical
papers for presentation in oral or poster sessions. The technical
program also included a number of outstanding workshops, tutorials
and a discussion forum as well as a four-day Socrates Course on
EMC for students. There was also a technical exhibition.
|The PMM booth at EMC Europe 2002
was staffed by Dr. Stelvio Pistolato (left). Domenico Festa
of IBD (right) dropped by for a visit.
Sorrento was a beautiful location for the Symposium. Sorrento
is a splendid and famous holiday marine resort about 50 km from
Naples. It is located on a plateau that rises steeply from the
sea on one of the most spectacular points of the Italian Campanian
coast, close to the wonderful cities of Pompeii, Amalfi, Positano
and Capri Island. Because of its enchanting position and mild
climate, sheltered by the surrounding hills, Sorrento has been
a favourite resort since Roman times. It became an elite tourist
resort from the eighteenth century. The Hilton Sorrento Palace
was also a superb venue to host the technical program in the modern
congress centre and the social events in the hotel restaurants.
The opening ceremony of EMC Europe 2002 was inaugurated by Mauro
Feliziani, Chairman of the Symposium, by Alessandro Clerici, General
President of AEI, by Salvatore Celozzi, Vice-Chairman of the Symposium,
and by authorities representing the local organizers. The speakers
at the opening session on "Standardization, Industrial and
Research Trends in EMC" were Marcello D'Amore, Editor of
the IEEE Transactions on EMC, Todd Hubing, President of the IEEE
EMC Society, Shuichi Nitta, Past Chairman of the IEEE International
Symposium in Japan, and Christian M. Verholt, Chairman of CENELEC
During the Symposium, interesting arguments and hot topics were
discussed in the technical sessions addressing PCBs, ICs, communication,
measurements, standards, reverberating chambers, shielding, lightning,
numerical modeling, ELF field mitigation, aerospace, automotive,
ESD, biomedical devices, human exposure, cables, etc.
A full day workshop was organized on electromagnetic fields and
sustainable development, with debate about risk assessment and
protection standards, ELF electric and magnetic fields, RF and
MW electromagnetic environment and human exposure. The speakers
were mainly representatives from public institutions such as the
World Health Organization and the National Institute for Health.
Half-day workshops or tutorials were also organized on electromagnetic
hazards on board aircraft, power line communication, measurements,
integral numerical methods, EMC design of microelectronics, reverberating
chambers, and broadcasting.
The Symposium in Sorrento registered a record number of the attendees
compared to the other editions of EMC Europe! Some 500 representatives
from 35 countries participated, with a significant number being
from Japan and North America.
The social program was comprised of two special events offered
to all registered participants: an Opening Welcome Reception and
a Banquet. The companion program included a number of activities
in and around Sorrento. Attractive tours were organised to visit
sites of archaeological and historical interest. The AEI Staff
of the Organizing Committee (Daniela Fioramonti, Massimo Iandolo
and Giuseppe Notaro) were very kind and efficient.
During the Banquet, the best paper award for an oral presentation
was presented to Thomas Weber and J.L.ter Haseborg from the Technische
Universitat di Hamburg-Hamburg, Germany, for the paper "A
New Broad-Band Probe for the Measurement of Ultra-fast Transients,"
and the best paper award for a poster presentation was presented
to Katsushige Harima from Yakosuka Communications Research Laboratory,
Japan, for the paper "Elimination of Unintended Reflection
Waves for EMI Antenna Calibration Using the MUSIC Algorithm."
The EMC Europe 2002 Symposium in Sorrento will long be remembered
for the high quality technical program, the beautiful location,
the mild weather, the food and the friendly atmosphere.
|Authorities at the EMC Europe 2002
Opening Session include (from right) A.P.J. van Deursen (Technical
University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Chairman of
EMC EUROPE Eindhoven 2004), Leopoldo Milano (University of
Naples Federico II, Italy), Mauro Feliziani (University of
L'Aquila, Italy, and Symposium Chairman), Alessandro Clerici
(AEI President Italy), Marcello D'Amore, (University of Rome
"La Sapienza," Italy, and Chairman of the International
Steering Committee), Salvatore Celozzi (University of Rome
"La Sapienza", Italy, and Symposium Vice-Chairman).
|Thomas Weber and J.L.ter Haseborg
receive the best paper award for an oral presentation from
Angelo Luvison, AEI General Manager, and Mauro Feliziani,
Symposium Chairman, (from left) during the Symposium Banquet.
Exhibitors at EMC Europe 2002 included
Dr. Christopher Aldham (left) and Lorenzo Schnickel (right)
|Noel Sargent of Analex enjoyed the
Welcome Reception held in Sorrento.
|Many leaders in the European EMC
community attended EMC Europe 2002, including (from left)
Ruediger Vahldieck with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
and Symposium President for EMC Zurich, Mauro Feliziani with
the University of L'Aquila and Chair of EMC Europe 2002, Andy
Marvin, University of York, United Kingdom, and Johan Catrysse
of KHBO and past Chair of EMC Europe 2000 in Belgium.
|The technical papers
at EMC Europe 2002 drew a record 500 plus registrants!
|Christos Christopoulos with the University
of Nottingham and Chairman of the IEE Professional Network
on EMC is flanked by IEE staff members, including (from left)
Marilyn Sang, Suzie Eva, and Claudine Harris. Mr. Christopoulos
is also a member of the International Steering Committee for
|Diethard Hansen (far right) and friends
enjoyed EMC Europe 2002.
|The EMC Society hosted a reception
in Sorrento to informally socialize with its colleagues in
Italy, including (from left) EMC Transactions on EMC Editor
Marcello D'Amore from the University of Rome "La Sapienza,"
Paola and Mauro Feliziani, Antonio Orlandi, and Giulio Antonini,
all with the University of L'Aquila. Professor D'Amore is
also the International Steering Committee Chairman for EMC
|Elya Joffe staffed the EMC Society
membership booth and recruited new members during the EMC
symposium in Sorrento.