IMS2017 Statistics
• 1075 paper submissions - third highest in IMS history!
• 557 (51.8%) papers accepted - second highest in IMS history!
• 57 Workshops
• 9 Short Courses
• 22 5G Summit speakers
• 24 Student Paper Competition finalists
• 12 Industry Paper Competition finalists
• 40 Advanced Practice Paper Competition finalists
• 12 Student Design Competition topics
• 157 applicants to the first-ever IMS Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
• >400 Exhibitors
• 45 MicroApps presentations
• 15 Exhibitor Workshops


New Initiatives Debuting in 2017
• MTT-S/ComSoc-sponsored IEEE 5G Summit
• Dedicated Exhibit Hours on Wednesday, 7 June 2017
• No-cost Exhibitor Workshops for all Exhibition attendees
IMS Hackathon
IMS Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition for students and young professionals
• IMS Rep Program to help exhibitors connect with sales reps around the world


Notable Anniversaries in 2017 (Courtesy of IMS Historian John Barr):
• 65th year of the formation of MTT-S
• 60th year of IMS
• 45th year of organized exhibits
• 45th year of organized historical exhibits
• 35th year from the first MMWMC (which eventually became the RFIC Symposium)
• 20th year of RFIC Symposium


Facts About RF/Wireless Technology in Hawai‘i
• Opana Radar Station on O‘ahu – site of the first operational use of radar by the US in wartime
• ALOHANet – developed by the University of Hawai‘i, the first public demonstration of a wireless packet data network connecting computers via radio communications
• Mauna Kea, the dormant volcano on the island of Hawai‘i – home to the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and Submillimeter Array, both used for sub-millimeter-wave radio astronomy