The German Vacuum Society DVG e.V. welcomes you to the 129th IUVSTA Executive Council Meeting ECM129 from 29 to 31 March 2019, which takes place in Regensburg, Germany.

Regensburg - City in Bavaria Germany

Regensburg is a city in Bavaria, the most southern state of Germany at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers. With nearly 150,000 inhabitants, Regensburg is the fourth-largest city in the State of Bavaria after Munich, Nuremberg and Augsburg. The city is the political, economic and cultural centre and capital of the Upper Palatinate.

The medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2014, Regensburg was among the top sights and travel attractions in Germany

Facts about Regensburg:

  • ~ 150.000 inhabitants
  • 3 universities
  • Economic center: automobile, engineering, electronics
  • Old Town: UNESCO‘s World Heritage as „the only authentically preserved large medieval city in Germany“
Venue - SORAT Insel Hotel Regensburg

The ECM129 main program will take place at the SORAT Insel-Hotel Regensburg****.

The SORAT Hotel is situated on an island in the middle of the Danube river with postcard views of the old town Center.

Müllerstraße 7
DE 93059 Regensburg
Fon 09 41 - 810 40

Schedule ECM129

129th Executive Council Meeting of the IUVSTA and Associated Meetings
th March - 31st March 2019
SORAT Hotel Insel, Regensburg Germany


Friday, March 29th, 2019

16:00    Coffee
16:30    Officers’ Business Meeting (restricted)
17:00    Statutes Committee
17:30    Communications Committee
18:00    Emerging Societies
18:30    Adjourn
20:00    Dinner

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

08:15 Finance
09:00    Awards and Scholarships Committee
10:00    Congress Planning Committee
11:15 Coffee
11:30    Education
12:00    Long Range Planning Committee
12:45 Adjourn
13:00    Lunch
14:30    STD
15:45 Coffee
16:15 STD resumes
17:45 Adjourn
18:30    Departure to Dinner
19:30    Social Dinner hosted by DVG

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

09:00    ECM-129
10:30    Coffee
10:45 ECM-129 resumes
12:45 Adjourn
13:00    Lunch
14:00    Departure

Directions – How to Get to Regensburg

Regensburg is situated in the eastern part of Bavaria and easily accessible from t

   Airports Munich/Nuremberg around 60-90 min

   International fast train and coach Connections

   A3: Cologne - Frankfurt - Nuremberg -Regensburg - Passau - Vienna

   A 93: Munich - Regensburg -Weiden - Hof - Dresden - Berlin

supporting Social and Scientific Program

The agenda of the ECM129 main program follows the well-known format,
adding an extraordinary spouse program on Saturday (including a guided tour in English language with Prof. Dr. Harald Bergner).

But it is not only the ECM which awaits you end of march 2019.

VACOM day (March 28, 2019)

Ute Bergner, CEO of VACOM, cordially invites you in the name of VACOM to a company tour in VACOM’s Headquarters in Großlöbichau (near Jena, Thuringia: In den Brückenäckern 3, 07751 Großlöbichau/Germany).

The VACOM Day will take place on the Thursday before the event (28 March 2019) and will start at 12.30 pm.
Please find information about the planned schedule beneath (modifications subject to change):

Tutorial “Classic vs. Quantum Based SI Units” (March 31, 2019)

Together with the German Physical Society (DPG), the German Vacuum Society (DVG)
organizes a tutorial on March 31 4 pm – 6.30 pm at the University Regensburg (Universitätsstraße 31, 93040 Regensburg, Germany).

There will be given two to three talks with focus on “Classic vs. Quantum Based SI Units”.

The first talk will be delivered by Dr. Jay Hendricks (NIST) on pressure units.

ECM members can participate in the tutorial and the Day of Vacuum for 90 €.

Your booking at Sorat Hotel can be extended for the extra night (107 € single room, 154 € double room; Prices including breakfast).

Please note, that your personal data will be transferred to the German Physical Society.

Day of Vacuum (April 1, 2019)

On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Day of Vacuum at the University Regensburg (Universitätsstraße 31, 93040 Regensburg, Germany) will take place.

This day is organized by the vacuum division of the German Physical Society together with the German Vacuum Society.

The Day of Vacuum will be opened with a plenary talk by the president of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Prof. Dr. Joachim H. Ullrich. Then the sessions under the topic “Metrology is the key for success in research and industry” will start. As invited speaker Dr. Karl Jousten (PTB) will give a 45 min talk, followed by interesting talks about new ideas for measurement, challenges and applications. A panel discussion will conclude the Event.

Registration Fees & Registration

Fees include:

  • Accommodation for two nights including breakfast
  • Italian evening on Friday, 29 March
  • Lunch and Conference dinner in the Regensburger Ratskeller on Saturday, 30 March
  • Coffee breaks during ECM-129
  • Guided tour: Imperial “Reichssaal“ in the Old Town Hall

Fees do not include:

  • extra night(s) including breakfast: EUR 107 (single room), EUR 154 (double room)
  • car park: EUR 15 per night

Way of Payment

By Bank Transfer:

The registration fee should be transferred (all bank charges and fees included) to:

Deutsche Vakuum-Gesellschaft DVG e.V.
Name of the bank: Stadtsparkasse Kaiserslautern
BLZ 540 501 10
IBAN: DE80 5405 0110 0028 0023 50

Please include the text:
"Registration fee ECM-129 for: 'Name of the participant'

Please note: The Payment of fees is not possible with a credit card.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration cancellation and/or refund requests must be made in writing to the ECM129 Local Organizing Committee.

  • For cancellations postmarked on or before 23:59 (CET), 16 February 2019, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded less handling fee.
  • For cancellations requested after 16 February 2019, only 50% of the registration fee will be refunded less handling fee.
  • For cancellations made on or after 00:01 (CET), 01 March 2019, no fees will be refunded.

Refunds will be issued after the ECM.


If you have questions about the ECM129 or problems during the registration process please contact

Ms Nadja Schaffert

Fon +49 3641 8734 204