IMS 2017 Aims to Make 5G and Internet of Things a Universal Reality

The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) will celebrate its 60th year at the Hawai'i Convention Center from June 4 – 9, 2017. IMS, the annual flagship conference and exhibition of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), will welcome thousands of attendees involved in emerging RF, microwave, and wireless technologies. It will feature over 450 exhibitors from around the world debuting the latest advances in wireless communications, wearable electronics, defense, aerospace, medical applications, and more.

This year's conference will incorporate new innovations to highlight the exciting developments in the RF and microwave industry, providing an enriching experience for the technical community. This collaboration and exchange of ideas can make 5G and the Internet of Things a universal reality, translating into growth and opportunities for the industry.

The innovations presented at the Symposium will be the foundation for next-generation technologies for industries such as the Internet of Things, machine learning, multi-gigabit/low-latency data transmission, and virtual/augmented reality.

Key Highlights from the Symposium will include:

  • 5G: IMS2017's theme of "5G – Catch the Wave!" will bring together thought leaders from industry, academia, and government, representing all aspects of the 5G spectrum. The IEEE 5G Summit at IMS2017 is part of a special collaboration that complements IEEE MTT-S's "hardware and systems" focus with IEEE Communications Society's "networking and services" focus. Speakers for the 5G Executive Forum will share their "inside" view of the emerging 5G market and include industry experts from Intel Labs, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Escape Communications, Kwikbit, and Keysight Technologies.
  • Practical hands-on training and exhibitor interactions: Education, information, and products that attendees can immediately learn and apply, boosting their productivity. Special features include Fireside Chats in the 5G Pavilion, RF Boot Camp, new Exhibitor Workshops, MicroApps, dedicated Exhibit-Only time on June 7, and "Pau Hana with the Pros".
  • Keynote speakers: Experts from NTT DOCOMO, University of California, San Diego, Huawei, and the FCC will weigh in on all aspects of the 5G market, from transceivers and radios to deployment and public policy.

As part of the Microwave Week, IMS2017 will also feature the RFIC Symposium and the ARFTG Conference. The conference will consist of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops and short courses, and the world's most comprehensive RF and microwave vendor exhibition.

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