Department of Wireless Communications at FER is regarded as one of the most active and most productive research departments. However, such levels of production and quality do not come by itself. To attain and maintain scientific excellence it is necessary to maintain good and close contacts with scientists and researchers in other European and international universities and from industry, in order to follow up new trends and developments in technical sciences.

For this purpose, the Department has for many years
organized recognized international scientific meetings ELMAR and ICECom that in 2009 and 2010 held 50th and 20th jubilee, respectively. In addition, within the various European scientific cooperation programs, such as COST, Department periodically organizes meetings for program participants, thereby contributing to establishment and strength of the relationships with colleagues from all over Europe.


The international symposium ELMAR, the oldest conference in Europe, is traditionally held every September in the beautiful old town Zadar on the Croatian Adriatic coast. While the scientific program is expected to create stimulating professional interaction, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, warm summer atmosphere and wealth of historic monuments promise a pleasant and memorable stay.

The scientific program includes keynote talks by eminent international experts and contributed papers. Papers accepted by two independent reviewers are published in symposium proceedings available at the symposium and abstracted / indexed by prestigious international bibliographic databases.


More information about ELMAR symposium is available here:


ICECom (International Conference on Applied Electromagnetics and Communications) is an international meeting with a long tradition of gathering experts from industry and academia related to the field of applied electromagnetics andcommunications. It was first organized in the mid seventies of the last century and  since 1997 had been regularly heldin Dubrovnik, where it is organized by the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing andKoREMA, with the sponsorship and technical support of the IEEE Croatian section and chapter AP / MTT, as well as many other institutions and companies.

The conference aims to present innovation and progress in the field of antennas and propagation, microwaves,wireless and optical communications and encouraging interaction between researchers associated with these areas.Given the rapid development of new communication technologies and the intensity of research activity the surroundingof the old city of Dubrovnik provides the participants a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere where they can also enjoy thebenefits of mild Mediterranean climate and local culinary specialties.