In this Issue
- From the Editor: What's New on MTT Website?
- Are you ready for the IMS2011?
- Professor J. David Rhodes to Speak at IMS2011
- MTT-S Chapter Chairs' Meeting and Tutorial & Workshops at IMS'2011
- Nominations for IEEE Medals and Recognitions
- CFP: IEEE Trans. on MTT Special Issue on Power Amplifiers
- CFP: COMCAS 2011
- CFP: APMC 2011
- CFP: EPEPS 2011
- CFP: RWW 2012
- CFP: RFIT 2011
- Upcoming Deadlines
- Upcoming Conferences
From the editor's desk, welcome to the IEEE MTT-S e-newsletter; the official monthly e-newsletter for the MTT-S members.
You may have already noticed the all new look to the MTT-S website. No? You better take a look because there are wealth of information available in a fresh modern look. Whether you want to learn more about the society, publications, or conferences, it's all there. This month, I would like to point out a nice little section called "Current MTT-S Publications" located on the right side column. Here, you will find up-to-date links to articles on the IEEE Xplore for MTT-S publications; IEEE Microwave Magazine, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, and IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques. The links to articles are updated as they become available on IEEE Xplore so you won't miss the latest articles. Visit http://www.mtt.org/ now and be sure to check back regularly.
Remember, IMS 2011 is here. Read on for more...
MTT-S e-newsletter editor
This is the week MTT-S members have been waiting for! The IMS2011 is coming up on June 5-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
IMS2011 will cover developments in microwave technology from nano devices to system applications with a Microwaves for the World theme. Technical paper sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, short courses, industrial exhibits, application seminars, historical exhibits, graduate student challenge and a wide array of other technical activities will be offered. The Awards Banquet and Crab Feast are but two of the highlights of the many social activities planned. Not only are we arranging a great Guest Program, but there are many activities and attractions within Baltimore and the surrounding area that are sure to entice you to extend your visit. In addition to IMS2011, the technical program of Microwave Week includes the Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Symposium and the Automatic Radio-Frequency Techniques Group Conference. The program book is now available for download.
Professor J. David Rhodes, CBS, FRS, FR Engineering Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds, will be the plenary session speaker on Monday, June 6 at the IEEE MTT-S 2011 International Microwave Symposium (IMS).
Since founding Filtronic more than 30 years ago, Rhodes has received the OBE (the Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and CBE (the Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen as well as numerous Technology and Export awards including the Microwave Prize.
In his plenary session talk, “Migration of WCDMA and 4G LTE into Existing Cellular Bands,” Rhodes will discuss issues and design techniques for optimizing WCDMA and LTE performance.
“Gaining insight into strategy and development from a royally decorated expert who helped shape the industry is invaluable to anyone in our field,” said Jeffrey M. Pond, IMS Symposium General Chair. “By sharing his deep knowledge of design techniques and connecting them to present challenges, Rhodes will undoubtedly equip attendees with information they can apply to their respective projects and endeavors.”
Paragraph(s): All of our chapter chairs and their designated chapter
representatives are cordially invited to the MTT-S Chapter Chairs'
Meeting (CCM) and the related Tutorial & Workshop (T&W), both of which will be held in conjunction with the 2011 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, June 7th. Visit our ground-up Tutorial & Workshop session 3:00 PM-5:00 PM where we will run the gamut of hands-on information and tricks that each chapter chair and chapter officer needs to know for running a chapter smoothly. This introductory course is especially suggested for newer chairs-but will also offer a lot of ammunition and know-how to the seasoned ones. After a social hour break, including our poster session, we will hold our formal CCM 6:00 PM-7:00 PM.
Ideally, every chapter in Regions 1-10 should send at least one
representative to join in the CCM. If the chair is not able to come to
IMS2011, it would be a perfect opportunity to have another chapter
officer or a designated representative visit the CCM instead. There is some secondary travel-fund support available for chapter chairs or their designated chapter representatives, up to $1,500 per chapter. For further details please contact directly the MTT-S MGA Membership
Vice-Chair, Bela Szendrenyi at firstname.lastname@example.org . We hope to see you all at the CCM in Baltimore!
Hyperlink to more details: http://mtt.org/upcoming-events.html#ccm
The IEEE Awards Program provides peer recognition to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession.
The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society members may be particularly interested in the following IEEE Medals and Recognitions, whose nomination deadlines are 1 July 2011. The awards typically consist of a medal, certificate and honorarium and are presented at the distinguished IEEE Honors Ceremony.
- IEEE Medal of Honor, for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest.
- IEEE Founders Medal, for outstanding contributions in the leadership, planning, and administration of affairs of great value to the electrical and electronics engineering profession.
- IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal, for a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE.
- IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications, for outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications.
- IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal, for outstanding achievements in signal processing.
- IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal, for outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.
- IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology, for outstanding contributions and/or innovations in engineering within the fields of medicine, biology and healthcare technology.
- IEEE Edison Medal, for a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts.
- IEEE Service Awards
- IEEE Corporate Recognition Awards
- IEEE Honorary Membership
Awards presented by the IEEE Board of Directors fall into several categories: The Medal of Honor, Medals, Technical Field Awards, Corporate Recognitions, Service Awards, and Prize Papers. The IEEE also recognizes outstanding individuals through a special membership category: IEEE Honorary Member.
Nominations are initiated by members and the public, and then reviewed by a panel of peers. Their recommendations are submitted to the IEEE Awards Board prior to final approval by the IEEE Board of Directors.
For nomination guidelines and forms, visit http://www.ieee.org/awards. Questions? Contact IEEE Awards Activities, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA; tel.: +1 732 562 3844; fax: +1 732 981 9019; e-mail: email@example.com.
Submission Date: October 1, 2011
Publication Date: April 2012
Zoya Popovic, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, U.S.A.
Bumman Kim, Postech, Korea
Power amplifiers (PAs) are important building blocks in military and commercial wireless communication devices and radar. As signal modulation schemes of the carrier become increasingly spectrally efficient, the requirements on the PA become difficult. The IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques invites manuscript submissions for a special issue on PAs.
Please see the http://www.mtt.org/transactions.html for the full Call for Papers, instructions on author guidelines.
Paper submission deadline: 15 June, 2011
The 2011 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC 2011) will be held in Melbourne, Australia from Monday, December 5 to Thursday, December 8, 2011. APMC is an annual event which is recognised as one of the premier international conferences of the microwave community. Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers discussing their latest research. Proposals for special sessions, workshops and tutorials are also solicited and welcomed. All submissions will be peer reviewed by an international panel of reviewers. All accepted papers will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI. Please see http://www.apmc2011.com/ for more information and dates.
Paper submission deadline: 24 June, 2011
Call for Papers: 20th IEEE international Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 1st July 2011.
The call for papers for the EPEPS-2011 (co-sponsored by MTT society)is posted at our website http://epeps.org. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is July 01, 2011. The conference is held during Oct. 23-26, 2011, in the Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA. Also there are great opportunities this time for industries to showcase their products/brands through structured sponsorships/exhibitions. For more information, please contact EPEPS administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your submissions/participation in this premier conference on High-Speed Signal/Power Integrity, 3D Interconnects and Electronic Packaging.
The 2012 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS2012) will be held during the week of 15 January, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA, USA. This year, a new demo track will be held to provide an interactive
forum for hands-on demonstration of latest wireless experiments and innovations. As with previous years, RWS2012 and SiRF2012 will continue to hold joint sessions. Three topical conferences held in parallel provides more focused sessions in the areas of Power Amplifiers for Wireless and Radio Applications (PAWR), Biomedical Wireless Technologies and Sensing Systems (BioWireleSS), and Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet). More information is available through RWW2012 website at
Submission deadline: 8 July, 2011.
Having been successfully held in Singapore since 2005, the IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology http://www.ieee-rfit.org will start rotating around Region 10 and will be held in Beijing this year. RFIT is a small yet interdisciplinary forum for microwave and microelectronics technologies. It is co-sponsored by Tsinghua University, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Chapters in Beijing and Singapore. This year’s theme is RF Integration for Health Care and Sustainable Environment. Accepted papers will appear in IEEE Xplore and the Engineering Index. The deadline for manuscript submission is August 1, 2011.