Past Conferences

Past Conferences


MariSAR 2015

Slider - IMG_9164In mid-January 2015, the MariSAR 2015 conference on methods and applications of satellite-based synthetic aperture radar in the maritime domain was hosted at the University of Cape Town.

You can find out more about it here.


GPGPU 2015

GPGPU_2015From 20 to 24 April 2015, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town hosted the GPGPU 2015 Workshop on high performance computing with CUDA.

You can find out more about it here.


IEEE International Radar Conference 2015

2015 IEEE International Radar ConferenceFrom 11 to 15 May 2015, the IEEE International Radar Conference 2015 (this year’s theme “Underground to Outerspace”) was hosted in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

You can find out more about it here.



IMS 2015 and RFIC 2015

IMS_2015_headerThe International Microwave Symposium (IMS2015) and the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC2015) was held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA from 17 to 22 May 2015, and in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, from 17 to 19 May 2015.

You can find out more about these two events here and here.


International Conference on Earth Observation 2015

United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation 2015From 26 to 28 May 2015, the United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation was held at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. It focused on the theme of global solutions for the challenges of sustainable development in societies at risk.

You can find out more about it here.


SPS 2015

Signal Processing Symposium 2015From 10 to 12 June 2015, the Signal Processing Symposium (SPS-2015) was held in the holiday camp located in Debe near Warsaw, Poland.

You can find out more about it here.


CoSeRa 2015

CoSeRa_2015 headerFrom 16 to 19 June 2015, the 3rd International Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar and Remote Sensing (website) was held in Pisa (Italy).

You can find out more about it here.


IRS 2015

International Radar Symposium 2015From 24 to 26 June 2015, the International Radar Symposium (IRS-2015) was held in Dresden, Germany.

You can find out more about it here.


Synthesis 2015

Synthesis 2015From 4 to 11 July 2015, the 3rd Radio Interferometry Workshop: Preparing for MeerKAT and the SKA (or Synthesis 2015), was hosted at the Potchefstroom Campus of North West University in South Africa.

You can find out more about it here and via this blogpost.


Fraunhofer International Summer School 2015

Fraunhofer Summer School 2015From 10 to 17 July 2015, the International Summer School on Radar/Synthetic Aperture Radar is taking place in Bonn, Germany. It is hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR.

You find out more about it here.



Igarss2015_headerFrom 26 to 31 July 2015, the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2015 will be taking place in Milan, Italy.

You can find out more about it here.



IEEE SFDITC 2015From 16 to 21 August 2015, the First IEEE Seminar on Future Directions in Information Theory and Communications will be held at the Kruger National Park, together with the AWSITC 2015 (see below). Download the Call for Papers here: Call for Papers – SFDITC 2015.

You can find out more about it here.



AWSITC 2015From 16 to 21 August 2015, the 2nd African Winter School on Information Theory and Communications will be held at the Kruger National Park, together with the SFDITC 2015 (see above). Download the Call for Papers here: Call for Papers – AWSITC 2015.

You can find out more about it here.


SANSA Radar School 2015 and 17th EISCAT Symposium

From 12 to 13 September 2015, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in Hermanus, Western Cape, offered a short school on the theory, operations and science associated with radars for ionospheric research. (Read more about it here.)

From 14 to 18 September, immediately after the school, the 17th European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) Symposium was also held in Hermanus.


Aardvark Roost Conference 2015

AOC Aardvark RoostFrom 3 to 4 November 2015, the 4th Aardvark Roost Biennial Electronic Warfare Conference was held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. Download the Call for Papers here: Aardvark Roost Call for Papers 2015.

You can find out more about it here and here.


IEEE Radar Conference 2015

IEEE-SA-RadarConf2015 - newFrom 27 to 30 October 2015, the IEEE Radar Conference 2015 – its theme “Out of Africa – always something new” – took place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

You can find out more about it here.


IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2015

IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2015From 7 to 10 December 2015, Cape Town is hosting the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence. Download the Call for Papers here: Call for Papers – ISSCI 2015.

You can find out more about the event here.



From 25 to 29 January 2016, the High-Performance Signal and Data Processing (HPSPSA) workshop, co-located with the Collaboration for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER) Workshop, is being held at the University of Cape Town.

It covers high performance signal processing, challenges in Radio Astronomy, Gamma Ray Astronomy, and synergistic topics drawn from related applications of Particle Physics and Radar/Electronic Defense.

You can find out more about the event here.


MicroRad 2016

MicroRad_2016From 11 to 14 April 2016, the 14th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2016) is being held on Aalto University Campus in Espoo, Finland.

MicroRad is a unique gathering where the microwave radiometry community has an opportunity to present new designs, research results, technological advances and unique innovations in the field of passive microwave remote sensing. The meeting will cover wide radiometry applications and fields such as soil moisture and state, ocean salinity, cryosphere, ocean dynamics, sounding, radiometer calibration, radio frequency interference issues, new technologies etc. The meeting is expected to attract scientists and engineers from all over the world.

Important dates:

  • 15 Oct 2015:   Abstracts due
  • 15 Dec 2015:   Notification of acceptance
  • 10 Jan 2016:   Registration open
  • 20 Feb 2016:   Early registration deadline
  • 05 May 2016:   Proceedings papers due

You can find out more about the event here.


2016 IEEE Radar Conference

From 02 to 06 May 2016, the 2016 IEEE Radar Conference, with the theme, “Enabling Technologies for Advances in Radar” will be held in Philadelphia.

Original papers describing new technologies and techniques that significantly advance radar system capabilities for ground penetration, land, ocean, air, space and astronomy applications are welcome. Innovative system applications in air-defense, anti-missile, imaging, and mobile are encouraged. Technology areas such as radar, wideband, MIMO, and antenna signal processing, hardware and devices, materials, lasers, scattering, big data processing, architectures, multi-function operation, multi-site coordination and more are appropriate. In addition to the presentation of contributed technical papers in high quality oral and poster sessions, the committee has planned a conference agenda that includes invited talks from leading experts within our community, an excellent selection of tutorials, exhibits, and informal gatherings for colleagues to share ideas.

Important dates:

  • 24 Dec 2015:   Paper summaries due
  • 19 Feb 2016:   Notification of acceptance
  • 05 Mar 2016:   Paper submission due

You can find out more about the event here.


IRS 2016

IRS_2016From 10 to 12 May 2016, the 17th International Radar Symposium (IRS 2016) will be held from in Krakow, Poland. It is co-located with Microwave and Radar Week (MRW 2016) from 9 to 12 May and the 21st International Conference on Microwaves, Radar and Wireless Communications (MIKON 2016) from 9 to 11 May.

Important dates:

  • 03 Feb 2016:   Submission deadline (extended abstract: 2-4 pages in IEEEtran format)
  • 15 Mar 2016:   Notification date
  • 04 Apr 2016:   Final paper deadline (max. 6 pages in A4 IEEEtran format)
  • 16 Mar – 16 Apr 2016:   Early bird registration
  • 16 Apr – 08 May 2016:   Advance registration

You can find out more about the event here.


IMS 2016

IMS_2016From 22 to 27 May 2016, the International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) will be taking place in San Francisco, California.

Organized by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society (MTT-S), it is the premier conference for attendees to learn about the latest information in the RF and microwave industry.

Important dates:

  • 01 Feb 2016:   Registration and housing sites open; Paper accept/reject notifications
  • 19 Feb 2016:   Project connect applications due
  • 29 Feb 2016:   Final paper submissions due; Workshop/short course notes due; Student design competition submissions due
  • 06 Mar 2016:   PhD initiative applications due

You can find out more about the event here.


EUSAR 2016 : 06-09 June 2016

EUSAR_2016From 06 to 09 June 2016, the 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR 2016) will be held in Hamburg, Germany.

The world leading international conference dedicated to SAR techniques, technology, and applications, this biennial event provides an excellent forum for exchanging information and for discussion on a wide variety of SAR related topics and latest developments.

In addition to oral sessions there will be an interactive poster session, as well as several full-day tutorial courses on the first day, including topical areas such as polarimetry, interferometry, Pol-InSAR and bi-/multistatic SAR. They comprise principles and basic theory, as well as an overview of applications and sensor systems.

Important dates:

  • 11 Nov 2015:   Draft paper submission
  • 17 Feb 2015:    Notification of paper acceptance
  • 01 Apr 2016:   Final paper submission deadline, and authors’ conference registration
  • 06 Jun 2016:   Tutorials
  • 06 – 09 Jun 2016:   Conference EUSAR 2016

You can find out more about the event here.


IEEE SAM 2016: 10-13 July 2016

From 10 to 13 July 2016, the IEEE Signal Processing Society will be holding the Ninth IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (IEEE SAM 2016) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The SAM Workshop is an important IEEE Signal Processing Society event dedicated to sensor array and multichannel signal processing. The organizing committee invites the international community to contribute with state-of-the-art developments in the field. SAM 2016 will feature plenary talks by leading researchers in the field as well as poster and oral sessions with presentations by the participants.

The workshop will be held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, located in Gávea, in a superb area surrounded by beaches, mountains and the Tijuca National Forest, the world’s largest urban forest. Rio de Janeiro is a world renowned city for its culture, beautiful landscapes, numerous tourist attractions and international cuisine. The workshop will take place during the first half of July about a month before the 2016 Summer Olympic Games when Rio will offer plenty of cultural activities and festivities, which will make SAM 2016 a memorable experience.

Important dates:

  • 05 Feb 2016: Special Session Proposals
  • 11 Mar 2016: Submission of Papers
  • 29 Apr 2016: Notification of Acceptance
  • 16 May 2016: Final Manuscript Submission
  • 16 May 2016: Advance Registration

You can find out more about the event here.


IGARSS 2016: 10-15 July 2016

From 10 to 15 July 2016, the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2016 (IGARSS 2016) will be taking place in Beijing, China.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Advancing the understanding of our living planet”. The earth is a living planet. Its interior, its surface, its atmosphere are constantly changing, and the rules and principles of such changes are still a mystery.

Important dates:

  • 08 Jan 2016:   Abstract deadline; Travel support application deadline; Student paper competition deadline
  • 08 Apr 2016:   Abstract status available online
  • 11 Apr 2016:   Registration opens
  • 20 May 2016:   Early registration deadline
  • 01 Jul 2016:   Online registration deadline
  • 20 May 2016:   Full paper submission deadline

You can find out more about the event here.


8th International Summer School on Radar/SAR Systems 2016: 15-22 July 2016

From 15 to 22 July 2016, one of Europe’s most renowned radar institutes Fraunhofer FHR is hosting their 8th International Summer School on Radar / SAR at Haus Humboldtstein in Remagen-Rolandseck, which is located about 15 km south of Bonn.

It offers a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth education on radar and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) techniques by distinguished international lecturers. The programme covers a wide range from radar fundamentals over state-of-the-art Radar/SAR systems to sophisticated radar signal processing techniques and their applications in remote sensing.

Important dates:

  • Dec 2015:   Applications open for 8th ISS on Radar/SAR 2016
  • 22 Mar 2016:   Deadline for applications
  • Mid/End Apr 2016:   Notification

You can find out more about the event here.


AP-MTT-EMC 2016: 28-29 July 2016

On 28 and 29 July 2016, the 2016 edition of the biennial conference of the South African IEEE, Joint Chapter on Antennas and Propagation (AP), Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), will be held at the STIAS Conference Centre in Stellenbosch.

Topics covered will include, but are not limited to research and development work in the areas of antennas, radar and remote sensing, the SKA radio-astronomy project, active and passive microwave devices, electromagnetic wave propagation and spectrum management, computational electromagnetic modeling, and electromagnetic compatibility.

You can find out more about the event here.


ICRST 2016: 11-12 August 2016

ICRST_2016From 11 to 12 August 2016, the 18th International Conference on Radar Science and Technology (ICRST 2016) is being held in Barcelona, Spain.

It aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Radar Science and Technology. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Radar Science and Technology.

Important dates:

  • 15 Feb 2016:   Paper submission
  • 15 Mar 2016:   Notification of acceptance
  • 15 Apr 2016:   Final paper submission and authors’ registration (camera ready)

You can find out more about the event here.


EUSIPCO 2016: 29 August – 02 September 2016

From 29 August to 02 September 2016, the European Signal Processing Conference will be held in the vibrant city of Budapest, Hungary.

This flagship conference of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) will feature a comprehensive technical program addressing all the latest developments in research and technology for signal processing. EUSIPCO 2016 will feature world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, keynotes, exhibitions, demonstrations and tutorials and is expected to attract many leading researchers and industry figures from all over the world.

Important dates:

  • 08 Feb 2016:   Tutorial proposals
  • 08 Feb 2016:   Full paper submissions – Extended to 23 Feb 2016!
  • 25 May 2016:   Notification of acceptance
  • 17 Jun 2016:    Camera-ready papers

You can find out more about the event here.


CoSeRa 2016: 19-21 September 2016

CoSeRa_2016From 19 to 21 September 2016, the Fourth International Workshop of the Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar and Remote Sensing (CoSeRa 2016), will take place in the city of Aachen, Germany. It will continue the idea of gathering world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of Compressive Sensing (CS) and radar/sonar/EO/IR signal processing and remote sensing.

CoSeRa is a premier event in Compressed Sensing in the area of Radar and provides an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about the state-of-the-art in development of CS techniques, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends and making contacts with the international compressed sensing community.

Important dates:

  • 30 Apr 2016:   Submission of abstracts
  • 13 Jun 2016:   Notification of acceptance
  • 31 Jul 2016:    Final paper & registration deadline for authors

You can find out more about the event here.


EURAD 2016: 05-07 October 2016

Eurad_2016From 05 to 07 October 2016, the European Radar Conference (EURAD 2016) will be held in London, United Kingdom, within the framework of the European Microwave Week 2016.

This Radar Conference is the major European event for the present status and the future trends in the field of radar technology, system design, and applications. Topics in various areas are presented: radar sub-systems and modelling, radar signal processing, radar architecture and systems, and radar applications.

Two other conferences will be held within the same week, i.e. the 46th European Microwave Conference (EUMW 2016) and the 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC 2016).

You can find out more about the event here.


SUNSAR Symposium: 06-07 October 2016

From 06 to 07 October 2016, Stellenbosch University will be hosting the Second Synthetic Aperture Radar Symposium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).

You can find out more on this blogpost.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by completing this Google Form by 02 September 2016.


IEEE RADIO 2016: 10-13 October 2016

IEEE_Radio_2016From 10 to 13 October 2016, the IEEE Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean (RADIO) will be held in Réunion Island. IEEE RADIO 2016 is the fourth edition of a series of conferences organized in the Indian Ocean region. The aim of the conference is to discuss recent developments, theories and practical applications covering the whole scope of radio frequency engineering, including radio waves, antennas, propagation and electromagnetic compatibility.

You can download the Call for Papers here.

Important dates:

  • 30 May 2016:   Paper submission deadline
  • 15 Jun 2016:   Proposals for Special Sessions, Tutorials and Workshops deadline

You can find out more about the event here.


CIE RADAR 2016: 10-13 October 2016

CIE_China_2016From 10 to 13 October 2016, the CIE International Conference on Radar (CIE RADAR 2016) will be held in Guangzhou, China. It will be the 7th International Radar Conference held in China. Conference topics will cover all aspects of radar system for civil or defense application, under the theme “Innovative thinking into the future”.

Important dates:

  • 30 May 2016: Paper submission deadline (NB: Extended!)
  • 30 Jul 2016: Paper acceptance notification (NB: Extended!)
  • 30 Aug 2016: Completed paper submission

The Call for Papers is available: Page 1 and Page 2.

You can find out more about the event here.


ERAD 2016: 10-14 October 2016

ERAD_2016From 10 to 14 October 2016, the 9th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD 2016) will be hosted by Turkish State Meteorological Service in Antalya, Turkey.

It provides a platform for interaction between students, research scientists, radar engineers and operators, and end users of weather radar, and for exchanging knowledge between research and operational use of weather radar.

Important dates:

  • 12 Oct 2015:   Online registration & hotel reservation opening
  • 12 Oct 2015:   Abstract submission opening
  • 13 May 2016:   Abstract submission deadline
  • 17 Jun 2016:   Notification of abstract acceptance
  • 30 Jun 2016:   Registration & hotel reservation early bird deadline
  • 02 Sep 2016:   Registration for short courses deadline
  • 02 Sep 2016:   Awards / supports application deadline
  • 07 Oct 2016:   Standard registration deadline
  • 27 Oct 2016:   Extended abstract submission deadline

You can find out more about the event here.


SSSAS5G: 17-19 October 2016

euracon_2016The (Indian) Summer School on Spectrum Aggregation and Sharing for 5G Networks (SSSAS5G) will take place at Eurecom (Campus SophiaTech in Sophia Antipolis, France) from 17 to 19 October 2016.

Spectrum is the key resource for all wireless communications. This workshop will bring together experts from the field of Spectrum Aggregation and Sharing to give an overview of the state-of-the art, to disseminate their latest developments, and to discuss the future of these two technologies and in particular their potential impact on the coming 5G systems.

This workshop is supported and organized by the 3 most important EU-funded projects (ADEL and SOLDER from FP7 and SPEED-5G from H2020) currently working on different aspects of spectrum management, aggregation and sharing technologies.

You can find out more about the event here and download the information brochure here.


RFI 2016: 17-20 October 2016

From 17 to 20 October 2016, the Macey Centre, New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico, will be hosting RFI 2016 – Coexisting with Radio Frequency Interference.

Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) has become a critical issue for many users of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is especially true for observational sciences such as radio astronomy, microwave remote sensing of the Earth, and Solar and ionospheric studies where highly sensitive receivers are necessary.

Following the previous workshops held in Bonn (Germany, 2001), Penticton (Canada, 2004) and Groningen (The Netherlands, 2010), RFI 2016 aims to bring together researchers, engineers and users from all radio science disciplines to consider the impact RFI represents to their respective fields, to develop mitigation strategies, and to foster cooperation and collaboration. Attention will also be given to the impact of new and future sources of RFI, spectrum management aspects, and new technology developments.

Important dates:

  • 01 Jun 2016:   Submission of papers
  • 01 Aug 2016:   Notification of paper acceptance
  • 15 Sep 2016:    Author registration

You can find out more about the event here. (The official website is still under construction.)


Phased Array 2016: 18-21 October 2016

PhasedArray2016From 18 to 21 October 2016, the Westin Hotel in Waltham-Boston, Massachussetts, will be hosting the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology (Phased Array 2016).

Phased array systems continue to be a rapidly evolving technology with steady advances motivated by the challenges presented to modern military and commercial applications. This symposium will present the most recent advances in phased array technology and provide a unique opportunity for members of the international community to interact with colleagues in the field of Phased Array Systems and Technology.
The symposium will be held at the Westin Hotel in Waltham Massachusetts on Boston’s famous Route 128 Technology Highway. It will include keynote and plenary sessions, parallel technical sessions, poster sessions, tutorials, and a student paper contest. Social events will include a welcome reception with dinner and an awards banquet. Plenary speakers are:
  • William Delaney (MIT Lincoln Laboratory): “From Vision to Reality: 50+ Years of Phased Array Development”
  • Gordon Frazer (DSTO Australia): “MIMO – OTH Radar”
  • Israel Lupta (IAI ELTA, Israel): History and Progress of Phased Array Developments at ELTA/IAI
  • Joseph Haimerl (Lockheed Martin): “Space Fence”
  • Tony Fischetti (Northrop Grumman Corporation): The Evolution of Airborne Fighter Phased Array Radars
  • Troy Olsson (DARPA): “Arrays at Commercial Timescale Program

You can find out more about the event here.


AARSE 2016: 24-28 October 2016

From 24 to 28 October 2016, the 11th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) will be taking place in Kampala, Uganda. Its theme this year is: “Our Earth, Our Heritage – Harnessing geospatial technologies for sustainable development in Africa.”

Important dates:

Not yet available.

Flyer available here.

You can find out more about the event here.


MMS 2016: 14-16 November 2016

From 14 to 16 November 2016, the 16th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2016), organised by Al Ain University of Science and Technology will be taking place in Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The goal of the MMS2016 is to provide an excellent opportunity for prospective authors to present research progress and recent developments in Radio-Frequency (RF), Microwave related topics, Antenna Technologies, Wireless Communications, and in a broad range of high-frequency topics, including Terahertz and photonic technologies. The experts will be able to discuss/present the latest product, information, and technology solutions in the RF and microwave industry. The MMS2016 will have featured keynote talks, special sessions, poster presentation, tutorials, and workshops.

Important dates:

  • 15 Jul 2016: Paper Submission
  • 11 Sep 2016: Author Notification
  • 30 Sep 2016: Final Papers and Registration

You can find out more about the event here.