IMS 2020 Announces Schedule for Its Virtual Event Taking Place in August

IEEE MTT-S will be hosting the 2020 edition of the International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2020) and Microwave Week from August 4-6, 2020. The event will be held virtually because of the on-going covid-19 pandemic.

IMS 2020 will continue with the theme of ‘Connectivity Matters’ - built on five pillars that link the world: 5G & 6G networks, aerospace and defense programs, autonomous vehicles, the digital economy, and ensuring the connection of under-represented communities - and feature keynote speakers from industry leaders such as Samsung, Google, California Institute of Technology, and the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union.

Below is the program schedule for the event.

Live Event Dates: 4 - 6 August 2020 (All times are PDT)

On-Demand Dates: 4 August - 30 September 2020

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
  • 09:00 - 13:00 Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Ham Radio Talk & Demo
  • 16:00 - 17:30 RFIC Plenary

Pre-Recorded Technical Lectures, MicroApps and Industry Workshops will be available starting 08:00 PDT on Tuesday.

RFIC Pre-Recorded Technical Sessions will be available immediately following the RFIC Plenary Session.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020
  • 09:30 - 11:00 IMS Plenary
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Joint IMS/RFIC Panel Session
  • 13:00 - 17:00 5G Summit
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Young Professional Panel Session

IMS Pre-Recorded Technical Sessions will be available immediately following the IMS Plenary Session.

Thursday, 6, August 2020
  • 09:30 - 11:00 ARFTG Keynote
  • 11:30 - 13:00 IMS Panel Session
  • 13:30 - 15:00 WIM Panel Session
  • 16:00 - 17:30 IMS Closing Session

ARFTG Pre-Recorded Technical Sessions will be available immediately following the ARFTG Plenary Session

Exhibition Live Hours Each Day, 4-6 August, 2020
  • 09:00 - 13:00 (Europe focused)
  • 13:00 - 17:30 (US focused)
  • 17:30 - 21:00 (Asia focused)

Keynotes and their Presentations Include:

  • Is the third Wave Coming in CMOS RF? - Thomas Cho, Executive Vice President, Head of Infra & Design Technology Center at Samsung
  • The Flexible Future of RF - Ali Hajimiri, Bren Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology
  • Can Digital Technologies Really Change the World? - Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union
  • The Road Ahead for Quantum Computing - Hartmut Neven, Engineering Director, Google AI Quantum Team

The conference is co-located with IEEE’s Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference. Events featured include the Technical Sessions, Technical Lectures, Panel Sessions, 5G Summit, Industry Workshops, MicroApps, and a Virtual Exhibition.

Click here to register for the virtual event.