Program Changes !!
Measurements Session - Sunday 3 December 15:40 - 17:00 has been moved to Monday 4 December 15:40 - 17:00
Communications Technology Session - Monday 4 December 15:40 - 17:00 has been moved to Sunday 3 December 15:40 - 17:00
The preliminary program is available to download in Microsoft Word format HERE
stimulating, high quality technical program has been assembled by a
committee of leading Australian and international experts from industry,
government and academia, based on full paper submissions. Four days of
presentations in four parallel streams ensure that there will be something
of interest to all practitioners of microwave theory and techniques. In
addition to contributed papers, special sessions focussing on topical areas
have been included in the program.
These areas are:
Microwave Photonic Signal Processing
Millimeter Wave Wireless Access
A keynote session on Telecommuications issues and a feature session on
Technology Fusion for Microwaves highlight the interdisciplinary and
multifaceted nature of relevant emerging technologies and markets. On
Tuesday afternoon a poster session will be held with a range of
presentations in a more informal setting, enhancing interaction and the
exchange of ideas. With nearly 400 papers to choose from, we trust that you
will find the technical program a rewarding experience.
Chair, Technical Program Committee
The Technical Program Committee will award prizes for the best overall paper and best student paper.
A feature of the technical program is the Plenary Session on Monday morning 4 December. Three senior executives have agreed to give their views on the future directions of the telecommunications industry involving the application of microwave and radio frequency technology. The keynote speakers are:
Dr Michael Wagg, Manager DTH Satellite Services
Cable & Wireless Optus, Australia
"Telecommunications at the end of the Universe"
Dr Rick Compton
Vice President, Burst Wireless, Inc., USA
"Fixed Wireless Past, Present, And Future"
Dr Shingo Ohmori
Director, Communication Systems Division, CRL, Japan
"Future Mobile Communications In The Networked Society".
Workshop on The Q-Factor Analysis and Measurement
Edwin Flack Room
Sunday 3d December
13.40 – 17:00, Edwin Flack Room
The Wentworth Hotel
The workshop will cover topics related to analysis, modelling, equipment and
data processing used for measurements of the loaded and unloaded Q-factors
of resonating structures, such as dielectric resonators and for microwave
characterisation of high-temperature superconductors. Latest methods,
software packages and vector network analysers and their capabilities will
be presented by leading researchers, software developers and manufacturers.
**Participants will be given a set of notes and the student version of
latest software Qzero for Windows**
LIST OF SPEAKERS
1. Darko Kajfez, University of Mississippi, USA:
“Q-Factor Measurements, Analog and Digital”, 1 hour
2. Kenneth Leong, James Cook University,Australia:
“A Novel Q-Factor Transmission Mode Method for Dielectric Resonators”, 40
3. John Liu, Compumod, Australia:
“Q-Factor Calculations of Dielectric Resonators using ANSOFT HFFS”, 40 min.
4. Yoshio Kobayashi, Saitama University, Japan:
“Structures of HTS-Sapphire Resonators to Measure Very High Q”, 40
5. Steve Turner, Anritsu Pty. Ltd, Australia:
“Anritsu Network Vector Analysers for Q-factor Measurements”, 40 min
A/Prof. Janina Mazierska
Vice Chair of APMC2000
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Townsville, Q4811, Australia
ph: 61 747 814199, fax: 61 747 251348
Dr. Darko Kajfez
Department of Electrical Engineering
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSSIPI
University, MS 38677 USA
ph: (662) 915 5383
We have put together a Social Program aimed at providing delegates and their guests with opportunities to meet both formally and informally at relaxed and pleasant venues.
Sunday, 3 December 2000
Venue: Museum of Sydney
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: inclusive for registered delegates
A$50.00 for accompanying persons
Come and meet the other delegates of APMC 2000 at this informal cocktail reception. Enjoy a drink and a bite to eat, and catch up with friends. The venue, the Museum of Sydney, provides an introduction to Australia's largest city. A special exhibition about Sydney Harbour is included. Delegates are to make their own way to/from the Museum. Directions will be made available at the Conference.
Monday 4 December 2000
Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
Time: Boarding time is at 7.15pm for 7.30pm departure
Cost: A$85 (complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival)
The superb cruising restaurant, "MV Sydney 2000" offers the ultimate dining experience on Sydney Harbour. After a busy conference schedule, relax on board and enjoy contemporary Australian cuisine from our a-la-carte menu, against an ever-changing city skyline. The cruise also includes live entertainment and dancing with the sensational 'John Cadman Trio'.
The cruise departs from Wharf #6 at Circular Quay. All delegates are to make their own way to/from the wharf.
Tuesday, 5 December 2000
APMC 2000 Conference Dinner
TADIRAN MICROWAVE NETWORKS
Venue: Ballroom, Wentworth Hotel
Time: 6.30pm - 10.00pm
Cost: A$55.00 for registered delegates
A$75.00 for accompanying persons
Dress: Lounge suit
The social highlight of APMC 2000 will be the banquet dinner on Tuesday evening, featuring live entertainment, great food, and Australian hospitality. Don't miss out on this special event!
Tours - In & Around Sydney
Sydney offers visitors unique natural and man-made attractions which can be explored through a variety of half and full day tours. From harbour cruises, wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, 4WD tours to the Blue Mountains to climbing the Harbour Bridge, there is something for everyone.
For further information and bookings regarding day tours in Sydney please contact General Travel Australia by email on email@example.com or send a fax to +61-2-99540421.
Post Conference Tours
Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef (7 - 10 December 2000)
Tropical North Queensland is one of Australia's most environmentally diverse regions with Cairns as its unofficial "capital". Nestling beside Trinity Bay this scenic city is an ideal base for visiting the surrounding attractions. Enjoy 3 nights at the Novotel Palm Cove Resort with return airport transfers provided and a full day cruise to the spectacular living phenomenon of the Great Barrier Reef is also included.
COST : A$346.00 per person (2 people sharing room)
A$536.00 per person (1 person in room)
Cost includes : return airport transfers in Cairns, 3 nights' accommodation, full day cruise to Great Barrier Reef with lunch, all taxes relating to these inclusions
The Gold Coast (7 - 10 December 2000)
The Gold Coast is Australia's premier holiday destination and covers 70kms of coastline boasting 42kms of golden beaches with the hinterland forming a lush sub-tropical backdrop. Enjoy 3 nights in First Class accommodation with return airport transfers provided and days at leisure to explore "Australia's playground" at your own pace.
COST : A$245.00 per person (2 people sharing room)
A$421.00 per person (1 person in room)
COST INCLUDES : return airport transfers, 3 nights' accommodation at Novotel Beachcomber or similar and all taxes relating to these inclusions.
N.B Tour Costs do NOT include airfares or items/services not specified in cost inclusions. For internal Australian airfares please check with your local Qantas travel agent to combine your internal flight with your international ticket.
For further information and bookings regarding post Conference tours please contact General Travel Australia by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or send a fax to +61-2-99540421.