The Ninth International Conference on Computation in Electromagnetics CEM 2014
took place 31st
March – 1st
April 2014 at Imperial College London, UK. With around one hundred participants from over 20 countries it was not a very big but a lively event with fantastic discussions and interesting presentations. CEM 2014 has continued with the tradition of keynote lectures and invited ‘scene setting’ introductory talks on selected themes, particularly valuable to those less familiar with the topics of the forthcoming sessions. CEM has brought together researchers engaged in methods and techniques of computational electromagnetic, engineers facing the challenges of hazards and EMC/EMI and designers of low frequency as well as high frequency devices. The networking opportunities were tremendous.
One particular innovation was the ‘one-minute on-slide’ oral introductions, before each poster session, allowing authors to highlight their work and explain the main novelty; these were followed by ‘traditional’ interactive (poster) sessions. The response from the participants to this ‘experiment’ was extremely encouraging. The Technical and Professional Network on Electromagnetics
funded five book vouchers which were presented to best student presenters at CEM.
Imperial College has proven itself to be a very good venue for this type of a conference. The participants also enjoyed the opportunity to see the exhibitions of electromagnetic software vendors Infolytica, Cobham, CST and Ansys. The event was technically co-sponsored by the Magnetics Society of the IEEE, UK Magnetics Society, ACES and International Compumag Society. Opening and closing ceremonies and all keynote lectures as well as the invited talks were recorded by the IET.tv and will soon be available on their web site http://tv.theiet.org/
Selected authors have been invited by the CEM Organising Committee, following reviewers’ reports and session chairs’ recommendations, to prepare extended versions of their papers which – after normal reviewing – will appear in three particular journals: IET Science, Measurement & Technology (http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/iet-smt
), ACES Journal (http://www.aces-society.org/journal.php
) and Archives of Electrical Engineering (http://www.aee.put.poznan.pl/
As the overall Chairman I am very grateful to the Conference Committee, IET Events staff, sponsors and supporters of the conference for making this event a success and would like to invite all interested to the next edition of the conference, likely to be organised in 2016 or 2017 – for further information please consult the TPN Electromagnetics web pages.
Chair of CEM 2014