GADEST history

Starting from 1985 in East Germany, the GADEST conference is biennially organized. It was held until 1995 in Germany. After that it took place in Belgium and Sweden. More recent meetings have encountered the "roarings of the Etna" in 2001 at Catania (Italy), the "quietness of the Spree river" in 2003 at Zeuthen (Germany), the famous "Cicada song" in 2005 at Giens Penninsula (France), the “stunning views of Sicily” in 2007 at Erice (Italy), one of Germany's biggest nature reserves at Schorfheide Heathland north of Berlin (Germany) in 2009, and a fantastic spa in Loipersdorf (Austria) in 2011.

The GADEST conferences and their chairs are:

GADEST I 1985, Garzau, East-Germany (Hans Richter)
GADEST II 1987, Garzau, East-Germany (Hans Richter)
GADEST III 1989, Garzau, East-Germany (Martin Kittler)
GADEST IV 1991, Klingemühle, Germany (Martin Kittler)
GADEST V 1993, Klingemühle, Germany (Hans Richter)
GADEST VI 1995, Wulkow, Germany (Hans Richter)
GADEST VII 1997, Spa, Belgium (Cor Claeys)
GADEST VIII 1999, Höör, Sweden (Hermann Grimmeiss)
GADEST IX 2001, Catania, Italy (Vito Raineri)
GADEST X 2003, Zeuthen, Germany (Hans Richter)
GADEST XI 2005, Giens, France (Bernard Pichaud)
GADEST XII 2007, Erice, Italy (Anna Cavallini)
GADEST XIII 2009, Döllnsee, Germany (Martin Kittler)
GADEST XIV 2011, Loipersdorf, Austria (Wolfgang Jantsch & Friedrich Schäffler)
GADEST XV 2013, Oxford, UK (John Murphy & Peter Wilshaw)
GADEST XVI 2015, Bad Staffelstein, Germany (Peter Pichler)

The Proceedings and the conference photographs for the 1985 and 1987 GADEST conferences can be downloaded from here.

In 2015, GADEST will celebrate its 30th anniversary. It will be organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology from September 20 to 25 in the “Kurhotel an der Obermaintherme” in Bad Staffelstein, Germany.