General Information

The International Radar Symposium (IRS 2018) is held
at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany,
on 20–22 June 2018


All attendees including authors, chairpersons, and exhibitors are requested to complete online the IRS 2018 Registration Form, which is available on page Opens internal link in current windowRegistration. At least one of the authors of each paper must accomplish the early-bird registration not later than May 1, 2018, to guarantee the paper to be published in the symposium proceedings. If you have problems with the online registration, please contact Opens window for sending emaildgon.bonn(at) for providing the registration form to be sent by fax to extension +49 228-20197.19 (mark the FAX with "IRS 2018 Registration" + name of participant).

Registration Desk

The registration desk will be open at the Maritim Hotel Bonn, Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger Allee 1, Bonn, Germany.

TuesdayJune 19, 201814:00 - 20:00
WednesdayJune 20, 201808:00 - 16:00
ThursdayJune 21, 201808:00 - 16:00
FridayJune 22, 201808:00 - 12:00

Conference Fee

All amounts are payable in Euro (€). Participants have to bear any bank charges.

Early-bird by
May 1, 2018
Standard after
Mai 1, 2018
Presenting authors,
chairpersons, exhibitors
460 €510 €
All other participants560 €610 €

The conference fee includes participation in the symposium, lunches, soft drinks/coffee during breaks, symposium events, a programme booklet and a single electronic copy (USB stick) of the symposium proceedings.

In case you have special food requirements, please inform us accordingly.

An accompanying person, who does not actively take part in the symposium but who wants to attend social events, has to pay 60 € (only on-site payment).

It is generally expected that authors of papers scheduled for presentation will secure their own funding for attending the conference. Registration for the IRS 2018 is secured via payment of the appropriate registration fee.

Registration fees will only be refunded if the notice of cancellation is received by the IRS organizers before June 1, 2018.

The cancellation fee is 50 €.

Cancellations after June 1, 2018, and no-shows are not eligible for a refund.

Exhibition Fee

Standard space approx. 2 m x 2 m: 1500 € + 19% VAT

The exhibition fee includes rental of the space for the full duration of the Symposium.
Presenting exhibitors have to be additionally registered as a conference participant and pay the conference fee.

Payment / Invoices

Upon receipt of the completed Registration Form, DGON will electronically send an invoice with information on payment methods.
Questions and inquiries are to be forwarded to
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Symposium Proceedings

One electronic copy (USB stick) with Proceedings will be given to each registered participant of the symposium at the registration desk.

The IRS 2018 conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Visit to Space Observation Radar TIRA
Tuesday, June 19, 2018    (closed)

The space observation radar TIRA (Tracking and Imaging Radar) primarily serves as the central experimental facility for the development and investigation of radar techniques for the detection and reconnaissance of objects in space. It is located at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR), Fraunhoferstrasse 20, Wachtberg, Germany. The registered IRS attendees have a chance to visit the system on 19th June. Maximum number of visitors is limited to 100, minimum 50. The earliest registrations are subjected to a priority (please have your passport or ID card with you). bus transfer from the symposium hotel to the TIRA facility will be provided by the IRS organizers at 15:00. The return busses will start at approx. 18:00 from FHR and bring the visitors back to the Maritim Hotel in Bonn.

Get-Together Reception
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, a Get-Together Reception takes place in the foyer in front of Saal Beethoven, Saal Schumann, and Saal Reger of the Maritim Hotel Bonn. The Reception starts at 18:00 and lasts approximately until 21:00. Every participant of the IRS 2018 is welcome to join for professional networking.

Guided City-Tour
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, there is the possibility to join a guided city-tour starting at 18:45 at the Kaiserplatz in the centre of Bonn. You will have a chance to learn many interesting facts about the city of Bonn during a 1.5-hour walk. You will receive detailed information (map and timetable) upon your arrival at the registration desk.

Christian Hülsmeyer Award Ceremony & Symposium Dinner
Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Christian Hülsmeyer Award by the German Institute of Navigation (DGON) is given for outstanding contributions to the field of radar system design and development.

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Christian Hülsmeyer Award ceremony and the Symposium Banquet takes place in the Saal Maritim of the symposium hotel. The social event starts at 19:00. Every participant of the IRS 2018 is cordially invited to enjoy the event.

IRS 2018 Symposium Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Peter Knott (Chairman)
Prof. Dr. Hermann Rohling (Co-Chairman)
Dr. Anna Dzvonkovskaya (Technical Programme Chair)
Galina Lange (Finance Chair)


Phone: +49-40-42878-3028

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