Set to take place June 4-9, the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the top international convention for scientists, engineers, professors, and members of various industries with any involvement in microwave theory and practices. The week-long congregation will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, and will feature events like technical paper presentations, workshops, tutorials, networking and social events, along with a massive show floor.
Over 10,000 attendees are expected (including 3,000 technical program attendees) from over 60 countries. IMS 2017 will feature over 75 technical sessions, panels, 79 MicroApps sessions, and 625 exhibiting companies (a new record), including 67 first-time participants.
The extensive show floor will have over 450 registered exhibitors, and include over 400 booths on display. You can click here to view a show floor layout.
Taking place on June 5 and 6, one of the biggest attractions IMS 2017 has to offer is the 5G Summit, where speakers will cover topics including hardware/systems and networking/services aspects of the upcoming 5G standard. The 5G Summit will serve as a platform where industry leaders, researchers, and innovational minds from industrial, academic, and corporate backgrounds will collectively exchange ideas on this expansive technology that’s capable of driving standards, thus enabling rapid development.
The summit will feature over a dozen speakers ranging from university professors and CEOs to high-level corporate officials, and various industry experts. Day one will feature keynote speaker Flavio Bonomi of Nebbiolo Technologies. Bonomi will provide an overview of 5G by showing relationships with fog computing and networking as a prime enabler. The rest of day one’s speakers will cover topics such as spectrum use, security, perspectives from operators and service providers, advanced multicarrier waveforms, channel modeling, and densification.
Day two’s keynote Arogyaswami Paulraj of Stanford University will discuss 5G wireless evolution and MU-MIMO. The rest of the day’s speakers will cover topics including massive MIMO from LTS to new radio, the correlation between V2X and 5G, 5G vision and experimental trials from a service provider perspective, full-duplex wireless challenges, RFIC/CMOS techniques for 5G and beyond, and RFIC/CMOS transceivers for 5G.
A total of five panels will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at IMS. Most notably, Monday’s panel will analyze the numerous challenges that could arise amidst the development and deployment of 5G wireless systems, along with when and what types of impacts these technological advancements (MIMO, beamforming, phased arrays) will have on us. Some of the noteworthy participants on Monday’s panel include CTOs Nitin Jain (Anokiwave) and Joy Laskar (Maja Systems).
Other panel topics throughout the coming week will include a trivia session for both panel and audience participants on RF and microwave theory and history, discussions between leading engineering experts and young aspiring professionals getting into the field, along with analyzing the progress made towards adopting new frequency allocations by the World Radio Conference.
There’s going to be much more featured at next week’s IMS. Wireless Design & Development will be providing in-depth coverage of the upcoming festivities in the form of blog and article posts, social media posts, product analyses, and a lot more.
Our Editorial Content Director Janine Mooney will be attending next week’s festivities, providing live coverage of IMS. Make sure to give her a follow on Twitter @janineemoon and check in on WDD periodically for blog posts and articles.
We hope to see you there!