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Calls for Proposals and Papers:

Workshops: The workshops, offered at IMS2020, provide a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and technical information, and are distinct from regular conference oral presentations. Workshop proposals should focus on topics of high topical interest to the MTT-S community, and should encompass a coherent theme that is presented by selected experts in the field. Material presented in workshops should represent the state-of-the art in their respective technical areas. Submission of workshop proposals with topics and lineup of speakers overlapping with recent IMS or RFIC workshops is discouraged. The IMS2020 Workshops Committee welcomes, from domain experts, proposals that meet the following criteria and are endorsed by the MTT-S Technical Committees (TCs), RFIC, and/or ARFTG.

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Submission Deadline: 25 September 2019


*NEW for 2020* Technical Lectures: Technical lecture proposals should focus on comprehensive instructional content guided by a set of defined learning objectives. The distinctive feature of a technical lecture is its educational value to engineers, scientists, and technicians who may not have an in-depth familiarity with the subject area. The assumption should be that the attendees will learn from fundamentals without prior exposure to the field. Technical lectures may have one or two instructors and can be 2 hours or 4 hours.

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Submission Deadline: 25 September 2019


Focus and Special Sessions:

Focus Sessions: Focus Session Proposals should highlight emerging new technical topics that are gaining importance and are of high interest to the RF and microwave community. Focus Sessions encompass a wide range of topics and may either involve a specific emerging technology or cover several technologies that are relevant to a common application.

Special Sessions: Special Session Proposals should recognize events of historical significance to the microwave community or highlight the technical achievements in a specific technical area, application space, or geographical region of the world. IMS2020 shall accept Special Session proposals only for technical topics. Please note that the technical topic may be named after a famous individual, e.g. Doherty or Chebyshev. Special Session proposals commemorating deceased individuals shall be directed to the Memorials Committee of the MTT-S Administrative Committee (AdCom). These proposals will not be accepted or reviewed by the IMS2020 Technical Program Committee. Also, IMS2020 will NOT accept proposals commemorating individuals who are alive.

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Submission Deadline: 25 September 2019


Panel and Rump Sessions: Panel Sessions are one hour and twenty minutes long, and typically held during lunchtime on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Rump Sessions are about an hour and half, and are held on Tuesday evenings of the Microwave Week. Proposals for Panel and Rump Sessions on topics in RF/microwave areas which are particularly timely or controversial are encouraged.

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Submission Deadline: 25 September 2019


Call for Papers: Authors are invited to submit technical papers describing original work and/or advanced practices on RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz (THz) theory and techniques. Continuing for 2020 are the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition for eligible students and Young Professionals. Eligible students are also encouraged to submit papers for the Student Paper Competition. Eligible authors from industry are encouraged to submit papers for the Industry Paper Competition. Additionally, any author who submits a paper on advanced practices may be entered into the Advanced Practice Paper Competition. A double-blind review process will be used to ensure anonymity for both authors and reviewers. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality, content, clarity, and relevance to IMS. Authors of accepted papers will also have the opportunity to submit expanded versions of their papers to the IMS Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. The technical paper submission deadline is 4 December 2019 (Wednesday).

Download the IMS2020 Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: 4 December 2019

Note: The Paper Submission Site will open on 1 October 2019