Welcome to Philadelphia and IMS2018!

Join us for the Monday Night Welcome Reception at Reading Terminal Market!

IMS offers technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, short courses, application seminars, and a wide variety of other technical activities.

The IMS show floor is the place to discover the latest advancements in RF and microwave technology!

IMS provides countless opportunities to connect with other members of our growing community. No other event in the industry offers access to as many technical experts, and product representatives!

IMS is the place to learn about emerging technologies that are gaining importance and may be of significant interest to the microwave and wireless community.

Co-Located Conferences

General Chair's Welcome

Sridhar Kanamaluru — Welcome to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love!

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 2018 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2018), the preeminent annual gathering of the RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave researchers, technologists, and practitioners from academia and industry. The IMS is the flagship conference of the Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTT-S) of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics engineers (IEEE). The IMS2018 will be held 10 – 15 June 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. More

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Call For Papers

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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.



Important Dates

15 September 2017 (Friday)
Proposal Submission Deadline 
Deadline has passed
For workshops, short courses, focus and special sessions, panel and rump sessions. 

1 November 2017 (Wednesday)
Housing Bureau Opens
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5 December 2017 (Tuesday)
Call for Paper Submission Deadline
All submissions must be made electronically.


31 January 2018 (Wednesday)
Paper Disposition
Authors will be notified by email.

7 March 2018 (Wednesday)
Final Manuscript Submission Deadline
Manuscript and copyright of accepted papers.

14 April 2018 (Wednesday)
Workshop Notes Submission Deadline
Electronically upload both color and B&W versions of workshop notes to the Workshop Organizers.

10-15 June 2018
Microwave Week
IMS2018, RFIC 2018, ARFTG, IMBioC 2018, and Exhibition



The IMS2018 Exhibition consists of over 500 exhibiting companies that represent the state-of-the-art when it comes to materials, devices, components, and subsystems, as well as design and simulation software and test/measurement equipment. Whatever you are looking to acquire, you will find the industry leaders ready and willing to answer your purchasing and technical questions.

IMS2017 Exhibitor & Media Sponsors

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