Download the IMS2017 Call for Papers

With over 8000 participants and 500 industrial exhibits of state-of-the-art microwave products, Microwave Week is the worldʼs largest gathering of radiofrequency (RF) and microwave professionals and the most important forum for the latest research advances and practices in the field. IMS2017 offers something for everyone:

• The first-ever IMS Hackathon and IMS 3-Minute Presentation Competitions

• A 5G Summit showcasing next-generation wireless technologies

• An Executive Forum to discuss the latest in 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)

• RF Boot Camp – a three-quarter day course on RF/microwave basics

• The first-ever IMS Exhibitor Workshops for exhibitors to present the technology behind their products

• Networking events for Young Professionals and Women in Microwaves

• Student Design, Student Paper, Industry Paper, and Advanced Practice Paper Competitions

• Project Connect for under-represented minority engineering students, and the PhD Student Initiative for new PhD students

• Teaching that inspires…students that aspire – an exciting STEM program exposing middle school and select high school students, as well as their teachers, to RF/microwave technology


Paper submission: Authors are invited to submit technical papers describing original work and/or advanced practices on RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz (THz) theory and techniques. The deadline for submission is 5 December 2016. A double-blind review process will be used to ensure anonymity for both authors and reviewers. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, content, clarity, and relevance to IMS. 

Emerging technical areas: IMS2017 enthusiastically invites submission of papers that report state-of-the-art progress in technical areas that are outside the scope of those specifically listed in this Call for Papers, or that may be new to IMS, but are of interest to our attendees.

Workshops, Short Courses, Focus and Special Sessions, Panel and Rump Sessions: Topics being considered for these areas include Next-Generation Wireless Systems (5G and beyond), Internet of Space, Latest Technologies for RF/Microwave Measurements, and Advances in RFIC Technology. Proposals must be received by 6 September 2016

MicroApps and Exhibitor Workshops: The Microwave Application Seminars (MicroApps) serve as a forum for IMS exhibitors to present technology behind their commercial products and special capabilities. New for IMS2017 are Exhibitor Workshops, which offer IMS exhibitors a chance to present in-depth technical topics, via two-hour sessions, in a meeting room off the exhibit floor. Both presentation formats are open to all conference and exhibit attendees – MicroApps are free of charge and Exhibitor Workshops require a nominal fee.