For the first time, the Young European Radio Astronomers Conference’2015 will be held in Latvia. This will be an important event for the Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre (VIRAC), which celebrated 20 years of existence in 2014. Master and doctoral students in radio astronomy from across the world, as well as early stage postdocs, are invited to participate in one of the first truly international radio astronomy conferences in our young and growing institute. The long tradition of YERAC (since 1968) gives a reason to believe the conference will be a solid step forward in the career of both, the promising researchers and the institute.

Participants of the conference need to be recommended (nominated) by their supervisors or directors of institutes by providing a supporting letter. The conference registration fee is 150 EUR. Waiving the registration fee for those from less well-off institutes can be considered. The conference costs are supported by RadioNet3 and Ventspils City Council.

YERAC 2015 will be held in cooperation with the annular Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing (BAASP, http://venta.lv/en/research/conferences/ contact: baasp2015[at]venta.lv) conference, and the closing events of the radio telescope refurbishment works within the project „(ICSP – Centre) Development of national research centre of information, communication and signal processing technologies”  (Agreement No. 2011/0044/2DP/ VIAA/006). It will be possible to participate with a presentation in both of the parallel conferences – YERAC and BAASP. The conference is supported by Radionet and the project “Development of international cooperation and scientific excellence for Ventspils University College” (No. 2DP/ RadioNet3 has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 283393.

Conference participants will be able to publish their research in VIRAC’s annual collection of articles – the Space Research Review. Manuscripts must be submitted before the conference starts, i.e, before August 18, 2015.