EMC conference programme announced

10 October 2018 News

The local organising committee for the 2018 IEEE 4th Global Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference (GEMCCon) – to be held in Stellenbosch from 7 to 9 November – has released the official programme for the show, accessible at

EMC short courses will be held in the week leading up to GEMCCon, from 31 October to 6 November 2018 – more information is available at EMC_Short_Course. The conference will cover many topics in EMC, including special sessions on radio frequency interference, time domain metrology, and EMC in large installations. A panel session will also be held to discuss EMC standards and education.

Invited speakers include the following:

• Keith Armstrong, Cherry Clough Consultants, Stafford, United Kingdom – Techniques and Measures to Manage Functional Safety and Other Risks with Regard to Electromagnetic Disturbances. Keith will present a tutorial session later in the conference on this topic as well.

• Sarel van der Merwe, Interference Testing and Consultancy Services, Pretoria, South Africa – A Brief History of EMC in South Africa.

• Ferran Silva, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – Time Domain Measurement Methods in Electromagnetic Compatibility.

• Frank Leferink, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands – Risk Based vs Rule Based Electromagnetic Compatibility in Large Installations.

• Paul van der Merwe, MESA Solutions, Stellenbosch, South Africa – Electromagnetic Interference Measurements on Renewable Energy Plants.

Two workshops will be held during the conference as well: by Würth Elektronik – Electrical Fast Transient Bursts and Surges; and EDA Technologies – Getting It Right the First Time. The committee also urged attendees to make use of the discounted group registration rates and IEEE membership rates being offered. Groups of four or more paid registrations from one company/organisation will receive a 5% discount on fees while groups of eight or more will receive a 10% discount. Discounts are also available for IEEE and EMC Society members. More details are available at

For information about day tours or pre- and post-conference tours, readers can contact or visit the Stellenbosch Tourism website for ideas on popular tourist activities in Stellenbosch.

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