Industry-Academic Forum on EMC 2020

The EMC Forum 2020 is a two-day event that brings together experts from industry and academia to discuss the latest trends and research in the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Signal Integrity (SI), and Power Integrity (PI).

Methods, systems, and regulations in EMC, SI, and PI are constantly evolving: it is therefore necessary to bridge the gap between industry and academia. This forum will provide an open format where industry participants will learn about ongoing research at the participating academic institutions and will be invited to give feedback and directions.

When: February 4-5, 2020

Where: Politecnico di Torino, DET Maxwell Room, C. Castelfidardo 42, Torino (see map)

The Industry-Academic Forum on EMC 2020 is organized by:

Prof. P. Besnier (IETR. CNRS, France)
Prof. F. Canavero (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Prof. F. Grassi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Prof. S. Grivet-Talocia (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Prof. S. Pignari (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Prof. C. Schuster (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Prof. D. Vande Ginste (University of Gent, Belgium)

Attendance is free of charge and open to all professionals from industry!
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Final Program

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4 February 2020

8:30 Registration

8:45-9:00 Opening

9:00-9:30 “Trends and challenges in EMC for space applications”, J. Wolf, ESA ESTEC, The Netherlands

9:30-10:00 “How Machine Learning Helps with the Design of Electronic Systems”, F. Canavero, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

10:00-10:30 Coffee break/networking

10:30-11:00 “Stochastic Modeling for High-Speed Interconnect Design”, D. Vande Ginste, University of Gent, Belgium

11:00-11:30 “Power integrity analysis challenges on Networking devices”, O. Bayet, STMicroelectronics, France

11:30-12:00 “Behavioral Modeling in EMC - Quo Vadis?”, S. Grivet-Talocia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 “EMC Challenges at GHz Frequencies”, C. Schuster, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

14:00-14:30 “Research Activities at Rosenberger”, M. Wollitzer, T. Schmid, M. Kotzev, Rosenberger, Germany

14:30-15:00 “Risk Analysis in EMC - A Matter of Margins”, P. Besnier, IETR (CNRS), France

15:00-15:30 “EMC/EMI in Electric Vehicles – Resolving Electromagnetic Issues with Simulation”, M. Tröscher, Dassault Systèmes, Germany

15:30-16:00 Coffee break/networking

16:00-17:30 Poster session (see below)

17:30-19:30 Retreat

19:30-22:00 Social event - dinner at restaurant 4 Soldi (walking distance from venue, map)

5 February 2020

8:45-9:00 Summary of day 1, C. Schuster, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

9:00-9:30 “Signal and Power Integrity Design Challenges In High End Servers”, H. Harrer, X. Duan, IBM, Germany

9:30-10:00 “Circuit and Electromagnetic Modeling of EMC Test Setups”, F. Grassi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

10:00-10:30 Coffee break/networking

10:30-11:00 “EMC Research Challenges in High-Power Installations”, B. Wunsch, ABB, Switzerland

11:00-11:30 “Reverberation Chambers – What’s next?”, P. Besnier, IETR (CNRS), France

11:30-12:00 “EMI/EMC simulation workflow for Electrification Applications with ANSYS tools”, F. Calvano, F. Bocquet, A. Perrotta, ANSYS, Italy

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 “Interference Effects in Complex Wiring Harness”, S. Pignari, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

14:00-14:30 “IC-package modeling for EMC analysis and high-speed application”, A. Sanna, STMicroelectronics, Italy

14:30-15:30 Open discussion and wrapping up

15:30 End of Forum

Poster contributions

Compressed and Sparse Macromodeling of Large-Scale Electromagnetic Structures
M. De Stefano, S. Grivet-Talocia
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Rigorous Electromagnetic Modeling of 3-D ICs
M. Huynen, D. Bosman, D. De Zutter, D. Vande Ginste, X. Sun, G. Van der Plas, E. Beyne
Ghent University, Belgium

Stability Preserving Macromodeling of Active Devices for Fast Power Integrity Simulations
T. Bradde, M. De Stefano, A. Zanco, S. Grivet-Talocia
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Accurate Modeling of Hand-Assembled Wire Bundles for Effective EMC Prediction
X. Liu, F. Grassi, G. Spadacini, S.A. Pignari
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Power-Flow Analysis of Distribution Networks Based on Decoupled Circuit Equivalents
Z.A. Memon, R. Trinchero, Y. Xie, F. Canavero, I.S. Stievano
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Parametric Studies and Machine Learning for High-Speed Links
K. Scharff, C. Yang, C. Schuster
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

PDN Design Flow Improvement with Machine Learning Tools
C.M. Schierholz, C. Yang, C. Schuster
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Anomaly Detection for EMC and SI applications
R. Medico, D. Spina, D. Deschrijver, D. Vande Ginste, T. Dhaene
Ghent University, Belgium

Generative Stochastic Modeling of High Speed Interconnects
S. De Ridder, D. Spina, D. Vande Ginste, T. Dhaene
Ghent University, Belgium

Machine Learning-Based Hybrid Random-Fuzzy Uncertainty Quantification for EMC and SI Assessment
D. Kan, S. De Ridder, D. Spina, T. Dhaene, D. Vande Ginste, N. Toscani, F. Grassi
Ghent University, Belgium

Physical-Based Models for Computer Aided Design of Cable Bundles
F. Treviso, R. Trinchero, F.G. Canavero
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Computation of Transient Electromagnetic Fields Scattered by Nonlinearly Loaded Metallic Structures
T. Wendt, C. Yang, S. Grivet-Talocia, C. Schuster
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

A Hybrid Perturbative-Stochastic Galerkin Method for the Variability Analysis of Nonuniform Transmission Line
X. Wu, P. Manfredi, D. Vande Ginste, F. Grassi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Functional Via Structures for LTCC Multilayer Substrates
Ö.F. Yildiz, C. Yang, C. Schuster
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Algorithms for the Extraction of Guaranteed Stable and Passive High-Dimensional Parameterized Macromodels
A. Zanco, M. De Stefano, T. Bradde, S. Grivet-Talocia
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Reduced Order Modeling for Characterization of Patient-Specific Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
E. Fevola, S. Grivet-Talocia
Politecnico di Torino, Italy


The Forum will be hosted in the main conference “Maxwell” room of the Dept. Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, located at the 5th floor, Castelfidardo 42, Torino, Italy.

Public Transportation

By plane: Turin Airport (TRN) is the city airport, well connected to all major European airport hubs. From the Turin Airport (27 km, about 40 minutes), take a SADEM bus from the terminal towards the city center, to the Stazione Porta Nuova stop. Tickets (6.50 €) can be purchased from the automated selling machines or at the newstand shop, both located at the Arrivals terminal. Alternatively, you can take a regular taxi. The trip will take 20-30 minutes and will cost 30-40 €.

By train: from the “Porta Susa” Train station and hotels nearby, you can either walk (10/15min) or take the TRAM line 10 in front of the “old” train station building. The tram stops in front of Politecnico di Torino at the main entrance, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24.

From both “Porta Nuova” and “Porta Susa” Train stations, you can take the underground (the closest stop is “Vinzaglio”). Tickets cost is 1,5 € and are available at each stop. From “Vinzaglio” stop you can reach Politecnico on foot (6-7 min walking)

Hotels in Torino

Politecnico di Torino is centrally located in Turin, therefore many hotels are available nearby.

The closest Hotel (5 minutes walking distance from the venue) is

Best Quality Hotel Politecnico***
Corso Peschiera 117bis - 10141 - Torino - Italia
Phone n. +39 011.3853953

A list of Hotels with special price agreement with Politecnico di Torino is available at the link

Additional details and location information are available at