IMS2009 Deadlines are Approaching!
Important deadlines for housing and registration are just around the corner for IMS2009 in Boston, 7-12 June. Up to date details on the outstanding technical program and comprehensive social program can be found on the ims2009.org website including the downloadable program book.
The IMS2009 Housing Bureau closes 5 May. Click here to make your Hotel reservation now; hotels are filling up rapidly. Note that all attendees booking hotels through the IMS2009 Housing Bureau are eligible for unlimited complimentary bus transportation throughout the week. Others can use the bus transport system for a one time fee of $75.
Early Bird Registration closed 15 May. Click here to register for all Microwave Week events now. Registration rates will increase after 15 May and online registration will remain open up to 5 June.
The Joint Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology on Microwave Photonics
The Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology invite manuscript submissions in the area of Microwave Photonics. This special joint issue will focus on the diverse, multidisciplinary field of microwave photonics and will be sent to subscribers of both journals. Microwave photonics focuses on interactions between the optical and the microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, where here the term “microwave” encompasses all frequencies from 10 MHz to 10 THz. This Special Issue will treat recent progress in microwave photonics including experimental studies, theoretical investigations, numerical modeling, and applications. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
1. Devices, Components and Sub-systems
- High-speed, wideband and linear photonic devices & optically controlled microwave devices
- Integration and packaging of photonic and microwave components and circuits
- Microwave bandwidth optical transmitter, receiver, and signal processing subsystems
2. Techniques and Links
- Photonic generation, distribution, sensing, detection, processing, filtering, and control of microwave signals
- High-speed photonic analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion
- Analog, digital and subcarrier multiplexed microwave photonic links
- Optical frequency metrology and control
3. Systems and Applications
- Photonic technology for phased array antenna systems and antenna remoting
- Broadband wireless over fiber systems and networks
- Ultra-fast optical probing, imaging, and measurements
- Technologies for emerging applications (biomedical, ultrawideband, terahertz, quantum communications, etc.)
The deadline for submission of manuscripts is JANUARY 1st, 2010 and publication is scheduled for the NOVEMBER 2010 issue.
Authors may contact Dr. Dalma Novak for more information. Instructions for submission of papers can be found at http://www.mtt.org/publications/Transactions/transactions.htm. In addition, authors must add “(T-MTT/JLT Special Issue)” to the subject line of the e-mail submission.
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques Special Issue on "THz Technology: Bridging the Microwave-to-Photonics Gap"
The IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques is soliciting articles under the theme: “THz Technology: Bridging the Microwave-to-Photonics Gap” with a planned publication date of July 2010. The issue will highlight applications and techniques, devices and circuits, designs and analytic approaches that come at THz from both ends of the electromagnetic spectrum. The special issue editors would like researchers who are interested in submitting papers to specifically contrast photonic and RF techniques, with emphasis on the advantages, disadvantages or common factors that guide specific choices or approach.
Relevant topics of interest to MTT include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Survey or review articles summarizing both RF and photonic techniques in THz
- THz RF and photonic sources and sensors
- THz applications specific to RF approaches
- THz applications enabled by photonic approaches
- Combined or cross-over THz techniques that combine RF and photonic approaches
- Analytic and theory papers that compare or contrast THz photonic and RF devices and instruments
- THz RF and photonic measurement techniques and limitations
- Special needs for THz RF and photonic components in imaging, tomography, and surface analysis
- Other topics deemed to be of interest to the combined THz RF and photonics communities
Authors should see http://www.mtt.org/publications/Transactions/transactions.htm for submission instructions. Please add “(THz Special Issue)” to the subject line of the e-mail submission.
IEEE International Microwave Workshop on Wireless Sensing, Local Positioning, and RFID
September 24 – 25, 2009
The IEEE MTT-S Administrative Committee (AdCom) has recently passed a resolution of its Transnational Committee to create and develop the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series (IMWS), which will complement the existing workshops of the MTT-S International Microwave Symposia. The purpose of this new platform is to boost and promote MTT-S technical and educational activities as well as MTT-S international exchanges and collaborations. Several workshops covering different topics of MTT-S interest will be developed each year at a worldwide scale, spreading in various continents and countries. The Technical Program Committee of the 2009 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series invites original contributions to this event.
The workshop on Wireless Sensing, Local Positioning, and RFID includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
- Wireless sensing applications
- Local positioning technologies (indoor and outdoor)
- RFID systems, applications, and localization
- Baseband signal processing
- Antennas and propagation
- Key technologies for wireless sensing, positioning, and RFIDs
Beside the invited and the regular presentations the workshop will be accompanied by a table-top exhibition. Interested companies please contact the exhibition chair.
Manuscripts must be submitted in PDF format for consideration as part of the technical program (no hard copies accepted). Papers must conform to the IMWS template (4-page length). Accepted and presented papers will be published on-line in IEEE Xplore. Please visit www.icie.jku.at/imws2009 for further details.
- Paper submission: June 1st
- Notification of acceptance: July 1st, 2009
- Final paper submission: July 31st, 2009