Upcoming events

Towards THz Comms
3rd Towards Terahertz Communications Workshop
12-13 Mar-2020; Leuven, Belgium
The B5G Cluster will host the 3rd Towards Terahertz Communications Workshop 12-13 Mar-2020, at IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).
Agenda, registration link and further details on the TERAPOD website!

6G Wireless Summit
17-20 Mar-2020
6G Summit 2020 is proud to offer keynotes and invited talks from the global vendors and operators who will share their views of future connectivity and network services. The program also includes future-outlook talks from European Commission, national regulators and standardization organizations and future-oriented tech talks from the leading academic players in the field.

NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition 2020
21-23 Apr-2020; Paris, France
This event aims to allow visitors to get insights from first class speakers, thought leaders and key players from ICT and vertical industries, see hands-on demonstrations on latest technology, innovative product and exciting applications and understand in which ways 5G is a game changer, shifting paradigms and changing all of our lives.
ThoR will have a booth and live demonstration at this event!

EUCNC 2020
European Conference on Networks and Communications
15-18 Jun-2020
EuCNC 2020 is the 29th edition of a successful series of a conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the European Association for Signal Processing, and supported by the European Commission. This conference is one of the most prominent communications and networking conferences in Europe, and focuses on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas.
The B5G Cluster plans to have a significant presence at this event: more info soon!

IMS 2020
International Microwave Symposium
21-26 Jun-2020; Los Angeles, USA
The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the centrepiece of the Microwave Week technical program, which includes the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and the Automatic Radio-Frequency Techniques Group Conference (ARFTG). With over 9,000 participants and 1000 industrial exhibits of state-of-the-art microwave products, IMS Microwave Week is the world’s largest gathering of Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave professionals and the most important forum for the latest research advances and practices in the field.
ThoR will have a presence at this event: more info soon!

Past events

IEEE Global Communications Conference 2019
09-13 Dec-2019; Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
Themed “Revolutionizing Communications,” this flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society featured a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 13 symposia and a variety of tutorials and workshops. This included WS-06: High Capacity Point-to-Point Wireless Communications which is of particular relevance to ThoR.

PEM 2019
3rd International Workshop on Photonics applied to Electromagnetic Measurement
18-19 Nov-2019; Ise, Mie, Japan
At this conference, experts in fields including antennas, electromagnetic compatibility and optical sensors will consider photonics-applied electromagnetic measurement in various research areas.
ThoR had three papers at this event:
Evaluation of antenna radiation characteristics at terahertz frequency band based on an electrooptic near-field measurement; Yusuke Tanaka and Shintaro Hisatake
Characterisation of Terahertz Antenna for beyond 5G Systems; Akihiko Hirata, Katsumi Fujii, N. Sekine, I. Watanabe, A. Kasamatsu
Short-Focus Lens Design for Terahertz Ray; Keita Miyazawa, Atsushi Kanno, Shingo Saito, Keizo Inagaki and Tetsuya Kawanishi

World Radiocommunication Conference 2019
28-Oct to 22-Nov-2019; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
World radiocommunication conferences (WRC) are held every three to four years. It is the job of WRC to review, and, if necessary, revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits. Revisions are made on the basis of an agenda determined by the ITU Council, which takes into account recommendations made by previous world radiocommunication conferences.
Important decisions regarding allocation of the THz spectrum which are directly relevant to ThoR were made at this event.

ISAP 2019
International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
27-30 Oct-2019; Xi’an, China
The 2019 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2019) is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on the progress of research and development in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic wave theory, and related fields as shown in the Topics.
Akihiko Hirata from CIT presented a ThoR paper at this event: Measurement of Reflection and Transmission Characteristics of Glasses at 300 GHz

IEEE 5G World Forum
30-Sep to 02-Oct-2019; Dresden, Germany
This conference aims to bring experts from industry, academia and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances towards 5G, and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of 5G.
On 01-Oct-2019, the Cluster held a Workshop From Evolution to Revolution, a Roadmap for Beyond 5G at this event. 

EuMW 2019
European Microwave Week 2019
29-Sep to 04-Oct-2019; Paris, France
European Microwave Week 2019 is a six day event, including three conferences and a trade and technology exhibition featuring leading players from across the globe. EuMW 2019 provides access to the very latest products, research and initiatives in the microwave sector. The 22nd European Microwave Week combines. In addition, Exhibitor Workshops and Seminars will be provided by several top organisations with superior expertise in Microwave, RF, Wireless or Radar.
There was a ThoR paper as this event:
A Superheterodyne >300 GHz Wireless Link for Ultra-Fast Terahertz Communication Systems (EuMC38-1)

IRMMW-THz 2019
44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
01-06 Sep-2019; Paris, France
Since 2000, the IRMMW-THz conference series has alternated between Asia, Europe and America on a continuous three year cycle. In 2019, the conference returns to the European leg, and will be held in Paris, France, for the first time, from September 1 to 6, at the Maison de la Chimie Conference Center, Paris. Topics include: sources, detectors, and receivers; modeling and analysis techniques; mm and sub-mm-wave systems, radar and communications.
There were two ThoR papers at this event:
-Towards Super-heterodyne THz Links Pumped By Photonic Local Oscillators (Tu-AM-4-5)
-Simulation and Automatic Planning of 300 GHz Backhaul Links (Tu-AM-4-1)
Also Prof. Guillaume Ducournau from University of Lille was on Booth 31 (PSL), with some ThoR material.

ISWCS 2019
16th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems
27-30 August, Oulu, Finland
The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions in the form of technical papers, panel discussions, as well as real-world evaluation in the field of wireless communications, networking and signal processing. This 16th symposium will bring together various wireless communication systems developers to discuss the current status, technical challenges, standards, fundamental issues, and future services and applications.
There was a special session at this event organised by B5G Cluster partner TERRANOVA: Terahertz wireless communication for beyond 5G.

OSA Advanced Photonics Congress
29-Jul to 02-Aug-2019; San Francisco, USA
The OSA Advanced Photonics Congress addresses the many aspects of photonic device research and development and their use in networks. Topics include: Integrated Photonics Research, Signal Processing in Photonic Communications and Nonlinear Photonics (NP).
Tetsuya Kawanashi from Waseda University  presented on “THz and Photonic Seamless Networks for Easy-deployable High-speed Access” at the Symposium A Light in Digital Darkness: Optical Wireless Communications to Connect the Unconnected

ICTON 2019
21th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
09-13 Jul-2019; Angers, France
The scope of the Conference and co-located events is focused on the applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in telecommunications, computing, sensing, and novel applications. Conference topics of relevance to ThoR include: next generation networking, wireless and optical networking and microwave photonics.

IWMTS 2019
2019 Second International Workshop on Mobile Terahertz Systems
01-3 Jul-2019; Bad Neuenahr, Germany
This workshop provides a forum for scientists and engineers in this emerging field to present and exchange the outcome of their research. The workshop aims to serve as a catalyst in bringing together participants from academia and industry to help foster new connections and ideas among a heterogeneous community ranging from senior researchers, PhD students, and engineers. The workshop will feature a comprehensive technical program with technical tracks on various aspects related to terahertz research, technology, and applications. In addition, expanded industry exhibitions showcasing the latest advances in THz technology will also provide opportunities for industry professionals to communicate with academics.

EUCNC 2019
European Conference on Networks and Communications
18-21 Jun-2019; Valencia, Spain

EuCNC attracts more than 600 delegates each year and an exhibition space of more than 1500 sq m. The conference focuses on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas. It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present the latest research results, and it is one of the main venues for demonstrating the results of research projects, especially from successive European R&D programmes co-financed by the European Commission.
ThoR was part of the H2020 Beyond 5G Cluster booth (#60) and Prof. Kuerner (TUBS) gave a presentation on “Regulatory Aspects of THz Communications and Related Activities Towards WRC 2019.”

IMS 2019
International Microwave Symposium
02-07 Jun-2019; Boston, USA
The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the centerpiece of the Microwave Week technical program, which includes the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and the Automatic Radio-Frequency Techniques Group Conference (ARFTG). With over 10,000 participants and 1000 industrial exhibits of state-of-the-art microwave products, IMS Microwave Week is the world’s largest gathering of Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave professionals and the most important forum for the latest research advances and practices in the field.
Benajmin Schoch (University of Stuttgart) presented a ThoR-related paper on “300 GHz broadband power amplifier with 508 GHz gain-bandwidth product and 8 dBm output power” at this symposium.

Wireless Technology Park 2019
29-31 May-2019; Tokyo, Japan
Wireless Technology Park (WTP) is Japan’s largest-scale annual event that focuses on the latest R&D of wireless communication technologies. In cooperation with public and private sectors including educational and research institutes, WTP, which consists of an exhibition, seminars, and Academia programs, will introduce state-of-the-art technologies that expand the possibility of new business such as 5G and IoT, in order to help promote world-leading R&D.
Prof. Kawanashi from Wasada University of Technology presented on ThoR at this event.

4th International Conference on Terahertz Emission, Metamaterials and Nanophotonics
27-31 May-2019; Lecce, Italy
TERAMETANANO is an annual conference that gathers physicists studying a wide variety of phenomena in the areas of nano-structures, nano-photonics and meta-materials, with special attention to the coupling between light and matter and in a broad range of wavelengths, going from the visible up to the terahertz. The presentations will cover, both from an experimental and theoretical point of view, the optical and electrical properties of advanced nano-scale systems, such as two-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, nano-crystals, transition metal dichalcogenides, hybrid systems and heterostructures.

EuMCE 2019
European Microwave Conference in Central Europe
13-15 May-2019; Prague, Czech Republic
The European Microwave Association (EuMA) is launching the European Microwave Conference in Central Europe, with associated Workshops and an Exhibition. EuMCE is a new series of events, modelled on European Microwave Week that will be held every two years, visiting the major cities of Central Europe. The aim of EuMCE is to better serve the microwave community in the Central Europe region and promote related microwave activities. Thanks to the associated Exhibition, which will attract companies not only from Central Europe but also from the rest of the world, the microwave industry will be an essential part of this new event, alongside academia and research centres.

IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
29-Apr to 02-May-2019; Paris, France
IEEE INFOCOM is a top ranked conference on networking in the research community. It is a major conference venue for researchers to present and exchange significant and innovative contributions and ideas in the field of networking and closely related areas. IEEE INFOCOM covers both theoretical and systems research. For INFOCOM 2019, the conference includes a main technical program, a number of workshops, a keynote speech, panels, a student poster session, and demo/poster sessions.
This event included a Workshop on Ultra-high Broadband Terahertz Communication for 5G and Beyond networks (UBTCN’19) which was organised by Cluster partner TERAPOD and had a keynote from ThoR EU Coordinator Prof. Thomas Kuerner.

EuCAP 2019
13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
31-Mar to 05-Apr-2019; Krakow, Poland
EuCAP has now become one of the flagship conferences on antennas and propagation, attracting researchers from across the world. With approximately 1200 to 1500 attendees, it is one of the largest conferences of its type.

2nd Towards Terahertz Communications Workshop
07-Mar-2019; Brussels, Belgium
This EC-supported event was hosted by the ICT-09-2017 Cluster and included sessions on “THz Communication Electronic and Photonic Components and Systems”, “Networks, Protocols and Architectures and User Cases” and “Spectrum and Physical Layer”. There were presentations from ten prestigious invited speakers as well as overviews of the Networking Research Beyond 5G Cluster H2020 projects.
More info here (on the Cluster partner TERAPOD webpage)!

IEEE Global Communications Conference
09-13 Dec-2018; Abu Dhabi, UAE
Themed “Gateway to a Connected World,” the conference will offer five full days of original paper presentations, tutorials, workshops, keynotes, demonstrations, industry sessions and social events designed to further career opportunities and the in-depth understanding of the latest communications advancements worldwide.

8th EU-Japan Digital Strategies workshop
04-Dec-2018; Vienna, Austria
The 8th EU-Japan workshop on digital strategies was co-organised by the DG CONNECT and the Japanese government. This side event at ICT 2018 had the objective to deepen EU-Japan cooperation with the involvement of governments, industry and academia on subjects of common interest in the area of 5G, Platforms, Data Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Electronic Authentication or Connected & Automated Driving.
Thomas Kuerner gave a presentation on ThoR to the meeting.

EuMW 2018
European Microwave Week 2018
23-28 Sep-2018; Madrid, Spain
The European Microwave Exhibition (25-27 Sep-2018) is the largest trade show dedicated to Microwaves and RF in Europe, providing: 8000 sqm of gross exhibition space, around 4000 visitors from around the globe, >1500 conference delegates and in excess of 300 international exhibitors. In parallel there are three world class conferences: European Microwave Conference (EuMC), the largest event in Europe dedicated to microwave components, systems and technology, European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) and European Radar Conference (EuRAD).

IRmmW-THz 2018
43rd International Conference on Infrared, mm-wave and THz waves
09-14 Sep-2018; Nagoya, Japan
The conference and its long standing accompanying monthly publication, now known as the Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (JIMT), were among the very first scientific outlets for the burgeoning field of far infrared research. Since 2000, the IRMMW-THz conference series has alternated between Asia, Europe and America on a continuous three year cycle. In 2018, the conference returned to the Asian leg, and was held in Nagoya, Japan.
There were two ThoR papers presented at this conference:
Compact Antennas Pattern Measurement Setup at 240 GHz
Considerations on Local Oscillator Isolation in a Terahertz Wireless Link Used for Future Communication Systems and a keynote address from project Coordinator Prof. Thomas Kuerner
Turning THz Communications Into Reality: Status On Technology, Standardization And Regulation