The IMS2014 team is developing a world-class technical program that will bring RF/microwave researchers and practitioners from around the world to Tampa, Florida in June 2014. IMS2014 will continue to offer technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, short courses, application seminars, and a wide variety of other technical and social activities.
Technical Program Overview
• The traditional IMS Plenary session will be held Monday evening of Microwave Week, in conjunction with the IMS Welcome Reception.
• Technical Sessions comprise podium-presented papers, both full-length (20 min.) and short (10 min.).
• Interactive Forum (IF) papers are evaluated through the same process as the regular session papers, and provide an opportunity for authors to present their work in a poster format and conduct detailed discussions in an informal manner with interested colleagues.
• Presented papers, both regular and IF, are archival. They are included in the symposium digest and are made available via IEEE Xplore.
• Student-authored papers that primarily represent the student’s own work may be eligible for participation in the popular IMS Student Paper Competition. (The deadline for application has passed.)
• Authors may also consider submitting expanded versions of their papers to the IMS Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
• Focus Sessions highlight emerging new technical topics that are gaining importance and may be of significant interest to the microwave community. Focus Sessions may involve a specific emerging technology or may cover several technologies that are relevant to a common application. Focus Session papers are ORIGINAL works and are evaluated according to the same standards as regular paper submissions.
• Special Sessions are designed to recognize events of historical significance to the microwave community and to highlight achievements in a specific technical area, application space, or geographical region of the world. Special Sessions may also recognize the life work of an MTT member by honoring his or her technical and/or service contributions to the microwave community.
• Panel Sessions are one hour and twenty minutes long, usually held during lunchtime. They showcase technical leaders from industry, academia and government debating hot, and typically controversial, topics in the RF/microwave community. Audience interaction is highly encouraged.
• Student Design Competitions: IMS registered student teams from around the world will have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of strong RF/microwave engineering design principles in the development of elegant and efficient hardware designs. Student Design Competitions are proposed and organized by specific Technical Committees of the MTT-S. (The deadline for application has passed.)
• Workshops provide an in-depth and vibrant forum for academic researchers and industry experts to share in detail their recent research and development experiences and results on specific challenging and emerging RF/microwave engineering topics.
• Short Courses offer opportunities for attendees to acquire a fundamental level of knowledge of specific technical topics from excellent instructors. Short courses can address any technical area within MTT-S, including new microwave subject areas, as well as related fields that directly impact the microwave community.
• Microwave Application (MicroApps) Seminars serve as a forum for exhibitors at the IMS to present the technology behind their commercial products and their special capabilities. The MicroApps seminars are conducted in conjunction with the IMS Exhibition.