The IMS2015 team is developing a world-class technical program that will bring RF/microwave researchers and practitioners from around the world to Phoenix, Arizona in May 2015. IMS2015 will continue to offer technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, short courses, application seminars, STEM activities, RF Boot Camp 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 are comprised of podium presented papers, both full-length (20 min.) and short (10 min.).
  • Interactive Forum 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 and will be included in the symposium digest, and will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Digital Xplore
  • Student-authored papers which primarily represent the student’s own work may be eligible for participation in the popular IMS Student Paper Competition
  • 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, as well as highlight the technical 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 their technical and/or service contributions to the microwave community.
  • Panel Sessions are one hour and twenty minutes long, typically held during lunchtime, and showcase technical leaders from industry, academia and government debating hot, and typically controversial, topics of the day in the RF/microwave community. Audience interaction is highly encouraged.
  • Through participation in the 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 the most elegant/efficient hardware solutions to predetermined design requirements. Student Design Competitions are proposed and organized by specific Technical Committees of the MTT-S.
  • Workshops provide an in depth and vibrant forum for academic researchers and industry experts to share in detail their recent research and development experiences/results on specific challenging and emerging RF/microwave engineering topics.
  • Short Courses offer opportunities for attendees to acquire a fundamental level of knowledge on proposed specific topics. Focused courses of broad interest from excellent instructors are encouraged. Short courses are solicited from all technical areas within MTT-S, including new microwave subject areas, as well as from 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, and unique capabilities of, their commercial products. The MicroApps seminars are conducted in conjunction with the IMS Exhibition.
  • IMS has a long tradition of educating attendees through workshops, short courses, technical sessions, and other formats.  The majority of the technical programs at IMS are aimed at engineers already working in the microwave industry, with many sessions focused on specific topics.  However, IMS2015 will add a new session, RF Boot Camp, to provide an introduction to RF basics, targeting newcomers to the microwave world, such as new engineers fresh out of school, engineers changing their career path, and college students looking to gain practical experience.

Chuck Weitzel & David Ngo
IMS2015 TPC Co-Chairs

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General Chair Vijay Nair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice Chair Steve Goodnick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
TPC Co-Chair Charles (Chuck) Weitzel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TPC Co-Chair David Ngo
Feedback David Shih This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Focus and Special Sessions Chair Rudy Emrick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Focus and Special Sessions Constantine Balanis
Interactive Forum Co-Chair Jason Stilwell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Interactive Forum Co-Chair Monica CdeBaca
Interactive Forum Karen Moore
Interactive Forum Victor Lopez Klein
Interactive Forum Jim Sun
Interactive Forum Asit Tripathi
MicroApps Chair Bruce Green This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MicroApps Sri Embar
MicroApps Basim Noori
Panel and Rump Sessions Co-Chair Sayfe Kiaei This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Panel and Rump Sessions Co-Chair Rashaunda Henderson
Plenary Chair Stephen Goodnick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Plenary David Shaff
Short Courses Chair Joe Staudinger This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Short Courses Eric Johnson
Short Courses Adolfo Reyes
Student Design Comp. Co-Chair Vikas Shilimkar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Student Design Comp. Co-Chair Guoan Wang
Student Design Competitions Hao Xin
Student Design Competitions Hongbin Yu
Student Paper Competition Chair Jennifer Kitchen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Student Paper Competition Mario Bokatius
Student Paper Competition Eric Chikando
Student Paper Competition Trevor Thornton
Workshops Chair Telesphor Kamgaing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Workshops Matt Kim
Workshops Kai Liu
Workshops Margaret Szymanowski
Workshops Adel Elsherbini
RFIC Liaison Bertan Bakkaloglu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ARFTG Liaison Basim Noori This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TPMS Support George Heiter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TPMS Support Jeff Pond This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TPMS Support Jon Hacker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TPMS Support Mike DeLisio This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS & OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Local Arrangements Chair Sergio Pacheco This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Local Arrangements Co-Chair Michael Majerus This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Event Management Elsie Vega This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Guest Lounge Karleen Mays
Historical Exhibit Jerry Hausner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Student Volunteer Coordinator John Holmes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Student Volunteer Coordinator Srinath Balachandran This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Virtual Participation Damon Holmes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Visa Letters Zaher Bardai This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Webpage Editor Michael Oakley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Women in Microwaves Olga Lubecke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Women in Microwaves Rashaunda Henderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Women in Microwaves Sherry Hess
Young Professionals Emile Davies-Venn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FINANCE
Finance Chair Steven Rockwell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Finance Robert Alongi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Registration Chair Howard Patterson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
STEM Chair Steven Lardizabal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
STEM Co-Chair Mike Majerus This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
STEM Committee Member Larry Dunleavy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
STEM Committee Member Helgi Skulason This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
STEM Committee Member Jerry Hausner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Project Connect Co-Chair Steve Goodnick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Project Connect Co-Chair Raushanda Henderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hich School Invitational Leslie Polka- Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hich School Invitational/STEM Steve Rockwell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PUBLICITY & PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE
Publicity & Publications Chair John Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mircowave Magazine Special Issue Gayle Collins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mircowave Magazine Special Issue Michael Majerus This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Publicity Coordination Amanda Scacchitti This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Social Media Team Ron Lipton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Social Media Team Sherry Hess This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Social Media Team Carmina Stremlau This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Social Media Team Judy Warner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Transaction Special Issue Chris Rodenbeck This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web Consultant Tim Lee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Webpage Editor Emile Davies-Venn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Webpage Master  Michael Oakley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EXHIBIT MANAGEMENT
Exhibit Management Susie Horn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Exhibit Management Lee Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CONFERENCE ADVISORS
Advisor Mike Golio This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advisor Samir El-Ghazaly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advisor Barry Perlman
Region 10 Ambassador Ke Wu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Region 8 Ambassador Josef Modelski