First Announcement & Call for Papers



Electronics in Marine


accompanying event


Zadar, Croatia

25 to 27 June 1997


ELMAR - Croatian Society Electronics in marine encourages the exchange of ideas and experiences among different specialists in a wide range of marine electronics and applications and related fields. The society was established in 1959 in Zadar. Since then, the scope of its activities has been expanded. ELMAR has been making continuos efforts to contribute to Croatia in keeping its high rank among marine and shipbuilding countries.


Navigation (NA)
Automation (AU)
Radiocommunications (RC)
Telecommunications (TC)
Multimedia Communications (MC)
Broadband Communications (BC)
Energy and Nuclear Technology (EN)
Optoelectronics (OE)
Hydroacoustic (HA)
Noise and Vibrations (NV)
Computer and Information Technology (IN)
Meteorology (MT)
Sea Ecology (EC)
General Topics (GT)


Mini-exhibition facilities will be available for firms wishing to display their products, services, hardware & software and literature relating to the Symposium topics. The companies wishing to participate in the exhibition are kindly requested to contact the Symposium Secretariat for further details. Round table and panel discussion will be organized according to the interest of the participants.


Authors intending to contribute a paper are invited to submit an abstract confined to 200 words together with the registration form to the Symposium Secretariat before 15 December 1996. The abstracts should be written in English stating clearly the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. The papers will be provisionally accepted based on the abstracts reviewed by the International Scientific Committee. The papers should not have had prior extensive publication.

The Symposium language will be English. The papers should be written in English. The papers accepted for presentation will be published in the Proceedings available at the time of the Symposium.

The preliminary program and the program of the social events with alternatives will be included into a second announcement.


Submission of Abstracts:
Acceptance of Abstracts:
Submission of Final Papers:
December 15, 1996
January 15, 1997
March 1, 1997


On the completion of the Symposium (June 28, 1997) an International Sailing Regatta ELMAR'97 will be organized for the participants and guests of the Symposium. Further organizational details will be supplied in the second announcement.



Prof. Branka Zovko-Cihlar, D.Sc.


Prof. Karolj Skala, D.Sc.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Department of Radiocommunications
Unska 3
HR-10000 Zagreb
Phone: + 385 1 6129 839
Fax: + 385 1 6129 717
E-mail: not available
Institute "Rudjer Boskovic"

Bijenicka c. 54
HR-10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 33 07 55
Fax: +385 1 33 07 55
E-mail: not available


In 1996 the ELMAR Symposium will again be held in Zadar. Zadar is an ancient town and port originally situated on a small peninsula in northern Dalmatian. Today the town occupies an area of about 25 sq. km with 100000 inhabitants and is an administrative, cultural and tourist center.

Zadar has a long, rich and turbulent history. As early as the 9th century BC it had been known as the settlement of an Illyrian tribe, the Liburnians. In the course of time it became a Roman agrarian colony called Iadera. With the fall of the Western roman Empire it became the most significant town among Byzantine settlements in Dalmatia. From the 9th century Zadar was inhabited by Croats and ruled by Croatian Kings. In the 12th century the town came under Croato-Hungarian rulers. In 1105 King Koloman granted and verified the status of Zadar as that of an independent Community, and in 1177 the inhabitants of Zadar welcomed Pope Alexander III with codes in "the Slavonic language".

In 1202 Zadar succumbed to increasing attacks by the Venetians. The town was looted, burnt and demolished by the armada of crusaders and Venetians. The fall of Venice in 1797 brought Zadar under the rule of Austria until 1918, except for the period 1805 to 1813 when the town was held by France. The Rapallo Treaty assigned the town to Italy, but in 1944 it was returned to Croatia.

There are numerous monuments to the spirit and culture of the town: town walls and fortifications, parts of the Roman Forum, churches dating from early Christian, Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods, and the famous collection of sacral silver and gold objects. Zadar is the birthplace of the first Croatian novel (early 16th century).
The Zadar region has more than 300 islands and a coastline of 1200 km indented with many quiet bays. It is surrounded by four national parks - Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica with its canyon, Krka with its waterfalls and the archipelago Kornati.
Many hotels, camps, private apartments and nautical centers offer accommodation in over fifty tourist resorts on the shore and on the islands.

There are good connections by airplane, rail and bus which make Zadar a very accessible center.

E-mail: not available

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