May 2013 E-Newsletter

RF Antenna Engineers
IMS 2013
RFIC 2013
RWW 2014
From the Editor

From the editor's desk, welcome to the May 2013 issue of the IEEE MTT-S e-newsletter; the official monthly e-newsletter for the MTT-S members.

This month, we are starting something new. The e-newsletter is transitioning from a stand-alone webpage to being integrated into mtt.org's Joomla structure.

MTT-S e-newsletter editor

Announcements

- The MTT Publications Committee has formed a search committee for the next Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Please forward any suggestions for future editors of our Transactions to the Chair of the MTT Publications Committee, Dylan Williams at  dylan.williams@nist.gov.

IMS2013 offers Technical Program Grid with technical Paper PDF downloads and discussion capabilities with authors

Connect with colleagues and download papers in real time!

Continuing the successful experiments from IMS2012, IMS2013 in partnership with Hubvents will power interactive ways to browse conference information and connect with peer attendees at the conference. Registered attendees for IMS and RFIC will be able to do the following:

a) Access the Conference Program in Interactive fashion on the web and mobile devices and create personalized program
b) Download the Conference Publication from the web or mobile devices during the conference week
c) Create profiles and connect with other attendees.
d) Conduct Blog-Style online discussions on sessions and papers and have extended online interaction and feedback during and

 

IMS2013 has gone Mobile!

We are about to debut brand new native apps this year for IMS! Android, iOS and Kindle Fire users will be able to view the full schedule of technical sessions and social events, download papers, learn about exhibitors and new products, connect with colleagues, and explore the attractions of Seattle. Visit this page again for updates, or simply search for ‘IMS2013’ on your app store after May 30.  Those that do not want to install a native app, simply point your mobile web broswer to http://ims2013.mtt.org  Our website will automatically re-format the website for ease of viewing and navigation for the smaller screen.

New Conference in India: IEEE MTT-S Microwave and RF Conference

The IEEE MTT-S is pleased to announce a new conference that will be held annually and rotate around India. The name of the conference is "IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and RF Conference" and it will be held December 14-16, 2013 in New Delhi, India. The conference is now soliciting papers on a range of topics including passive components, circuits, and systems. Please see: http://imarc-ieee.org for a full call for papers and further information.

IEEE International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetical Modeling and Optimzation for RF, Microwave and Terahertz Applications

NEMO2014 is a brand new international conference, which brings together experts and practitioners of computational electromagnetics for RF, microwave, and terahertz applications. This conference is the ideal venue to share new ideas on numerical techniques for electromagnetic modeling, propose efficient design algorithms and tools, and anticipate the modeling needs of future technologies and applications. 
NEMO2014 is organized by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) with the technical co-sponsorship of the European Microwave Association (EuMA). The conference will be organized annually, rotating between Europe, North America, and Asia. The first edition is hosted by the University of Pavia, Italy. The conference features an exciting technical program, an industry exhibit, and invited talks by internationally recognized experts in computational electromagnetics.  Please visit http://www.nemo-ieee.org to download the Callf for Paper.

Improved networking capabilities available with IEEE memberNet

It is now easier MTT-S members to find and communicate with other IEEE members who have similar professional interests. IEEE memberNet (http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/membernet.html), the online member directory, was recently upgraded. The following fields are now part of a member’s default profile:

  • location - city, state (as appropriate), country, and Section;
  • optional memberships - e.g. Societies, Standards Association, Women in Engineering;
  • technical interest profile;
  • e-mail Messaging - allows a member to send an email to another member; however, email addresses by default will not be visible.

You can also choose to share additional information, such as a short biography, employer’s name, student/alumni information, and/or a photograph.

You can choose to modify or expand your profile, or to opt out of these fields at any time by signing in to your myIEEE account (http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/my_ieee.html), then selecting the "Community" tab, and following the “Opt-In Preferences” link within the IEEE memberNet gadget.

e-Membersheip for developing economics

In response to a call for a lower cost membership option for individuals residing in developing economies, IEEE began offering the new electronic membership (e-Membership) option http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/emember.html starting in 2011. e-Membership delivers all of the same benefits of traditional membership, but without paper - and of course, with reduced dues. For just US$50 per year (plus the applicable Region assessment), IEEE members residing in eligible countries http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/emember_countries.html can choose the e-Membership option and receive their membership card and publications electronically. 

All sections officers who have members who reside in eligible countries are strongly encouraged to promote e-Membership.  Several tools have been providedhttp://www.ieee.org/about/volunteers/membership_development/DF_IEEE_MIG_MCT_32138 to assist volunteers to promote e-Membership.

IEEE RFIC Symspoisum 2013 - Offsite Registration ends 31 May

The 2013 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC 2013) will be held in Seattle, WA, on 2-4 June 2013. The RFIC 2013 will be held in conjunction with the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS).  

Topics related to original work in RFIC design, system engineering, system simulation, design methodology, RFIC circuits, fabrication, testing and packaging to support RF applications in areas such as: Cellular and Wireless Connectivity System ICs, Digitally Enhanced RF Circuits, Software-Defined Radio and Reconfigurable Front-Ends, Ultra-low power Radios, Silicon mm-Wave ICs, Integrated Power Amplifiers, Frequency Generation Circuits, RF Device Technologies, and Modeling. 

Two plenary speakers will give speeches. Mr. Neville Ray, CTO & EVP, T-Mobile, will present on “Wireless Spectrum Challenges & Opportunities: Maximizing Assets for Growth”. Mr. Barrie Gilbert, ADI Fellow, Analog Devices Inc., will present on “Microwave Technologies: The First Century”. A total of a 104 technical papers will be presented during 23 oral sessions throughout Monday and Tuesday. The technical program will conclude with the Interactive Forum session on Tuesday afternoon, with 24 poster papers, providing attendees the opportunity to speak directly with authors. A total of 14 workshops will run on Sunday & Monday. More details can be found on www.rfic2013.org

 

Workshops (Sunday & Monday):

  • High Efficiency Supply-Modulated RF Power Amplifier
  • Tutorial on Doherty Power Amplifier Circuits and Design Methodologies
  • Interference Robust Radio Receiver Techniques
  • Signal Generation, Amplification, Detection and System Implementation at THz Frequencies
  • Pushing the ultimate performance limits of RF CMOS
  • Inductor-less and Noise/Distortion Cancellation and Mitigation Techniques in RF Circuit Design
  • Software Defined Radio Frequency Transmitters
  • MEMS in Our World: RF and Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuits and Architectures
  • RF Assisted Medicine
  • VCO Design
  • Radio Frequency Systems for Indoor Localization
  • Self-Healing Mixed-Signal Circuitry: Built-in Calibration and Compensation Techniques
  • Near Field Communication (NFC), design techniques and challenges
  • THz Technologies for Integrated Systems

 

Panel Sessions (Monday & Tuesday):

  • WiFi vs. cellular, future convergence or utter divergence
  • Universities are from Venus, Industries are from Mars

 

Call for Papers: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue on Wireless Power Transfer

Submission Date: October 1, 2013
Publication Date: February, 2014

Guest Editors
Luca Roselli, Federico Alimenti, Shigeo Kawasaki

In the recent years, Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) related technologies experienced a great growth. With the introduction in 2010 of the Qj standard, many wireless rechargeable devices appeared on the market, calling for solution of several classes of problems ranging from EMC, health compliance, and power efficiency, representing a stimulating field of activity for scientists and researchers. Beside this leading application area, great interest is being received by two other application categories: Electric Vehicles (EV) and long range electromagnetic transmission of energy. The first is about to approach the market as testified by recent demonstration activities carried on by leading car makers (mostly from Japan). The second is mostly driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) perspective evolution that requires energizing plenty of contactless devices, often non-precisely referred in space.
It is clear, even from this very synthetic description of the WPT scenario, how WPT actually is an inclusive, multidiscipline field of different but dependent researches.
This special issue aims at evidencing, within this scientific vastness, those aspects more precisely related to RF and microwave technologies in a wide extent (from MHz up to THz). 
Some topics of interest to this MTT-T Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following areas, and relevant papers are thus welcome:

1.   Basic technologies for wireless power transfer systems
2.   Wireless power transfer via magnetic coupling (coils, resonators)
3.   New applications of wireless power transfer technologies
4.   Power sources for wireless power transfer systems
5.   Rectifying devices, circuits, and rectennas
6.   Standardization, regulation, and biological effects
7.   Energy harvesting and scavenging
8.   Wireless empowering of RFID and NFC systems
9.   Wireless power transfer for Wide Area systems and networks
10. Wireless power transfer for implanted devices 
11. Wireless power transfer in space (included SPS)

Authors should see here for submission instructions.

Upcoming Call for Paper Deadlines
  • May 30, 2013 - IEEE MTT-S International Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (Singapore)
    http://www.imws2013.org/
  • July 1, 2013 - Topical Symposium on Power Amplifiers for Wireless Applications (San Diego, CA)
    http://pasymposium.ucsd.edu/
  • July 1, 2013 - IEEE 22nd Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems (San Jose, CA)
    http://www.epeps.ece.illinois.edu/
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