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The city of Dresden is located at the river Elbe and has a long colourful history. Although Dresden is a relatively recent city of Slavic origin, it is well-known as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony. It is nowadays the capital city of the Saxony State in Germany.

The International Radar Symposium IRS 2015 was organized from the 24th to the 26th of June 2015 at the Westin Bellevue hotel in the city centre of Dresden directly located at the river Elbe.

Many young scientists joined the radar conference and presented their interesting research results during oral and poster sessions. In total 198 papers have been presented in 36 technical sessions.

The Symposium chairman, Prof. Dr. Hermann Rohling, and the technical programme co-chair, Dr. Anna Dzvonkovskaya, opened the conference and welcomed all the participants.

The IRS 2015 was an outstanding international symposium with interesting scientific presentations and exhibitions. The technical contributions were of high quality and it was an ideal place for meetings and discussions. In total 18 exhibitors presented their industrial products and scientific activities. The conference atmosphere was very good, like a large worldwide radar family.

It was the 16th IRS conference and the  sequence of International Radar Symposia, started in Munich (IRS 98), followed by the  Symposia in Berlin (2000), Bonn (2002), Dresden (2003), Warsaw (2004), Berlin (2005), Krakow (2006), Cologne (2007), Wroclaw (2008), Hamburg (2009), Vilnius (2010), Leipzig (2011), Warsaw (2012), Dresden (2013) and Gdansk (2014) have become in many respects a very successful series of International Radar conferences organized and chaired by Prof. Dr. Hermann Rohling from the Hamburg University of Technology (rohling(at)

In total 320 participants from 39 different countries all over the world attended this international radar conference in Dresden. There were strong delegations from France Poland, Italy, UK, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, South Korea, Mexico, Czech Republic, Japan, Canada, Algeria, China, Australia, The Netherlands, Hungary, Iran, Denmark, Tunisia, Finland, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Norway, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland, USA. Many of the participants travelled quite a long way to attend the IRS 2015 in Dresden.

The next IRS-2016 conference will be organised in Krakow, Poland, on the 9th - 11th of May 2016. Everyone from the worldwide radar family is cordially invited to attend this event. The main contact persons for this event are:

Krzysztof Kulpa (Poland)
Warsaw University of Technology


Hermann Rohling (Germany)
Hamburg University of Technology