2020 | IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS)

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Los Angeles, California

2020 | IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS)

Los Angeles, California
2020 June 21 – 26

The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is an annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as numerous social events and networking opportunities. The symposium also hosts a large commercial exhibition. Co-located with IMS are the IEEE RFIC and ARFTG conferences.

What’s Happening at IMS2020

  • IMS Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
  • A 5G Summit showcasing next-generation wireless technologies
  • RF Boot Camp – a three-quarter day course on RF/microwave basics
  • IMS Industry Workshops for exhibitors to present the technology behind their products
  • Networking Events including Young Professionals, Amateur Radios and Women in Microwaves events
  • Student DesignStudent PaperIndustry Paper, and Advanced Practice Paper Competitions
  • Project Connect for under-represented minority engineering students, and the Ph.D. Student Initiative for new Ph.D. students

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Technical Program Competitions

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition: This competition is designed for eligible students and Young Professionals, who indicate upon submission of a paper their desire to enter the competition and whose paper is accepted for either oral or interactive forum presentation.
Advanced Practice Paper Competition: The purpose of the Advanced Practice Paper Competition (APPC) is to recognize outstanding technical contributions that apply to practical applications. A paper on advanced practices describes, in contrast to basic research, a practical RF/microwave design, integration technique, process enhancement, and/or combination thereof that results in significant improvements in performance and/or in time to production for RF/microwave components, subsystems, or systems.
Industry Paper Competition: The purpose of the Industry Paper Competition (IPC) is to recognize outstanding technical contributions from industry sources. A paper from the RF/microwave industry that describes the innovation of a product or system application that potentially has the highest impact on an RF/microwave product and/or system which will significantly benefit the microwave community and society at large.
Student Paper Competition: The purpose of the Student Paper Competition (SPC) is to recognize outstanding technical contributions from individual students. SPC finalists must present their papers at the assigned IMS2020 session, and also at the SPC Interactive Forum (separate from the regular Interactive Forum sessions) for judging by a specially formed SPC committee of experts.
Student Demonstration Showcase (SDS): The SDS is an opportunity for student paper presenters to demonstrate their hardware in an exhibition environment. Student demonstrations will be an opportunity to recognize compelling technical contributions. For the student demonstration showcase, the first author must be the student and the last author must be the student’s main advisor. Additional student co-authors are acceptable, but will also be subject to verification by the main advisor as detailed below. Prizes will be awarded based on content and presentation quality. To be considered for an award, the student must (i) be a full-time student during the time the work was performed, (ii) be the lead author, and (iii) personally present the demonstration at IMS2020. During the paper submission process, the student is required to identify that the paper is a candidate for the Student Demonstration Showcase. Read More. 

Event OverView

Sunday, 21 June
Workshops and Technical Lectures
RFIC Plenary Session
RFIC Reception, Joint Industry Showcase & Interactive Forum
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

Monday, 22 June
Workshops and Technical Lectures
RFIC Technical Sessions, Panel Session
IMS Plenary Session and Welcome Reception
RF Boot Camp

Tuesday, 23 June
RFIC Technical Sessions
Joint IMS/RFIC Panel Session
5G Summit
IMS Technical Sessions, Student Design Competition
Exhibition, Historical Exhibit, Industry Workshops & MicroApps
Young Professionals Panel Session and Networking Event
Amateur Radio Talk and Networking Reception
RFIC Technical Sessions and Interactive Forum

Wednesday, 24 June
IMS Technical Sessions and Interactive Forum, Student Paper Competition
Exhibition, Historical Exhibit, Industry Workshops & MicroApps
Industry-Hosted Reception
Women in Microwaves Panel Session and Networking Reception
MTT-S Awards Banquet

Thursday, 25 June
IMS Technical Sessions and Interactive Forum
Exhibition, Historical Exhibit, Industry Workshops & MicroApps
Career Counseling Fair
MTT-S Student Awards Luncheon
IMS Closing Ceremony

Friday, 26 June
95th ARFTG Conference

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