Panel and Rump Sessions will be an integral part of the IMS2017 technical program. Proposals for Panel and Rump Sessions on topics in the RF/microwave area which are particularly timely or controversial are encouraged, as are topics which are particularly relevant to the symposiumʼs Hawai‘i and Asia-Pacific venue.

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Panel Sessions: Panel Sessions are one hour and twenty minutes long, typically held during lunchtime on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Examples of Panel Sessions at previous symposia include:

• Patents – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
• Leadership: How to Inspire Change
• Millimeter Waves – A Gateway to the Future
• Are S-Parameters Dying?
• Software-Defined Radios – Facts and Fantasies
• Commercial Viability of RF-MEMS: A Reality or a Dream?
• Using Amateur Radio to Enhance Engineering Education
• Doing Business in China
• Next Grand Challenges in Microwave, RFIC, Sensors, and Communications
• Wearable Electronics – Is it a Fad or the Future of Electronics?
• Silicon at THz Frequencies: A Reality or a Dream?


Rump Sessions: Rump Sessions are typically several hours and are typically held Tuesday evening. Examples of Rump Sessions at previous symposia include:

• The Internet of Space – Technological and Economic Challenges for the Future Space-Based Internet
• Microwave R&D Funding Policy & Trends
• Metamaterials: A Rich Opportunity for Discovery or Over-Hyped Gravy Train?
• The Discovery of Gravity Waves Amidst the Noise

 The Panel and Rump Session proposal submission deadline is 6 September 2016 (Tuesday).

Contact Information: Please submit any suggestions or questions (not proposals) via e-mail to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.