This year the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on EMC will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO from August 5-9, 2013. The Symposium is the largest gathering of EMC professionals in the world. There will be in excess of 190 technical papers presented, plus workshops, tutorials, social events, and over 90 exhibitors will be present to showcase their services and wares. The theme for this year’s Symposium is Winds of Change.
I will again be chairing the all day Fundamentals of EMC Tutorial on Monday August 5, 2013. This tutorial session is intended to educate new EMC engineers and technicians, the future leaders of our industry and society, as well as those looking for a refresher on EMC fundamentals. I think that managers and non-EMC specialists will also benefit from the session, by giving them an awareness and understanding of some of the basic principles of EMC. The material presented will be “down-to-earth,” practical, and with a minimum of mathematics. Historically this is the most widely attended session at the Symposium, with close to 200 attendees.
The subjects to be presented at the tutorial, and their presenters are listed below:
1) The Secret Lives of Capacitors, Inductors, and Resistors (“Things Your Professors Didn’t Tell You!”), presented by Mark Steffka, General Motors, USA
2) Grounding: The Grounds for EMC Design, presented by Elya B. Joffe, KTM Project Engineering, Israel
3) Dealing with EMI in Cables, presented by William Kimmel, Kimmel-Gerke Associates, USA
4) The Ten Best Ways to Maximize the Emission From Your Product, presented by Henry W. Ott, Henry Ott Consultants, USA
5) Basic EMC Measurements, Andy Marvin, University of York, UK
The above collection of international authors are all well-respected in the EMC community, know their subject well, and have the ability to effectively communicate their knowledge to others.
In addition, on Friday morning August 9, 2013 I will participate in a workshop on Grounding – Concepts, Physics and Myths. This workshop, chaired by Bruce Archambeault, will consist of three presentations followed by a panel discussion. The presentations will be as follows:
1) I will discuss Basic Grounding Concepts and Myths as well as the Ubiquitous Ground Loop.
2) Bruce Archambeault (IBM, Research Triangle Park, NC) will discuss Return Current Paths Versus Ground.
3) Bob Scully (NASA, Houston, TX) will discuss What Does Ground Mean in Outer Space?
The 2013 Symposium will include presentations on many topics to enhance your understanding of EMC, sharpen your design skills, and perfect your skill in dealing with EM phenomena. Join your colleagues in the mile high city for a week of learning, collaboration and interaction with your industry peers.
For more information on the symposium, see the symposium website www.emc2013.org.
I hope to see you all in Denver in August.