IMS2014 Special Sessions

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IMS 2014 has organized several Special Sessions. Special Sessions are designed to recognize events and/or life work of significance to the microwave community, as well as highlight the technical achievements in a specific technical area, application space or geographical region. The following Special Sessions will be offered as part of the IMS2014 technical program:

Art Oliner made lasting contributions to the MTT Society through his many technical achievements as well as through teaching and mentorship. This session is dedicated to honoring his memory with discussions on his contributions to the field at both a technical and personal level.
Chairs: Peter Staecker, Dick Sparks

Rudy Henning was regarded by some as the “Father of Microwave Education” in America. His contributions as an engineer, teacher, administrator, and mentor to young people earned the admiration of all who knew him. This session is dedicated to honoring his memory with personal recollections and technical papers in areas close to his heart.
Chairs: Arthur David Snider and Larry Dunleavy

This session will highlight microwave and RF research in Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on technologies that have seen significant growth in recent years in industry and R&D institutions in that region. Current research in universities and industry will be showcased to promote future collaborations with the international Microwave Community
Chairs: Roberto Murphy and Jose E. Rayas-Sanchez

As such capabilities as context awareness, increased processing power, and energy independence enable more people to connect with new types of information, the internet of things becomes a very important topic. This session will provide insight into the technologies that enable the internet of things and will open discussions on different peer to peer, machine to machine and people to machine scenarios and applications.
Chairs: Debabani Choudhury and Olga Boric-Lubecke

Pilot Special Session in Multi-disciplinary System Applications
of Microwave/RF Engineering

This is a pilot project designed to attract participation/ contributions of practicing Microwave and RF professionals working on the front end of multi-disciplinary, complex systems and applications in which RF and microwave technologies/techniques play a critical role. The emphasis of this session is the role of microwave and RF engineering and practice in the realization of complex applications and systems. The specific topic to be presented at IMS2014 is the following:

This session emphasizes the role of microwave and RF engineering in the realization of complex applications and systems. It explores recent advances in microwave/RF engineering and practice for 3G/4G cell phones using tunable antennas and reconfigurable front ends. In addition, system RF performance improvements are demonstrated using innovative RF interference-mitigation techniques with an analog/digital interference scheme.
Chairs: Ramesh K Gupta and Gabriel M. Rebeiz

IMS2014 Focus Sessions

IMS 2014 is offering several Focus Sessions. The purpose of Focus Sessions is to highlight emerging technical topics that are gaining importance and may be of significant interest to the microwave community. Focus Sessions encompass a wide range of topics and may involve a specific emerging technology or cover several technologies that are relevant to a common application. The following focus sessions will be offered at IMS:  

This session discusses enabling technologies and architectures for 5G wireless communications, including high bit rate radio access technologies, multiple-input multiple-output techniques, wide-band millimeter-wave channels, and low-profile beam steering antennas.
Chairs: Debabani Choudhury and Theodore S. Rappaport

This session showcases the most recent advances in terahertz circuits and interconnects. We start the session with the highest frequency (850 GHz) amplifiers ever reported and end with flip-chip assembly of submillimeter-wave circuits.
Chairs: Goutam Chattopadhyay and Edward Niehenke

This session presents the latest results in microwave and millimeter-wave silicon integrated solutions for emerging biomedical applications. The session highlights novel technologies for applications in areas including cancer cell detection, dielectric spectroscopy and chemical sensing.
Chairs: Dietmar Kissinger and James Buckwalter

This session discusses the phase-transition characteristics of RF/millimeter-wave switches. Switches based on materials that undergo reversible phase transition between conducting and insulating states are demonstrated to have characteristics that make this emerging technology very promising for reconfigurable RF applications.
Chairs: William Chappell and Kenneth Mays