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

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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

About Philadelphia, PA

Important Dates

14 April 2018 (Saturday)
Workshop Notes Submission Deadline

18 May 2018 (Friday)
Housing Bureau Deadline

14 May 2018 (Monday)
Early Bird Registration Deadline

8 June 2018 (Friday)
Advance Registration Deadline

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.

IMS2018 Exhibitor & Media Sponsors

IMS Blog

The Scoop on the First-Ever IMS 3MT® Competition

We are proud to announce the success of the first-ever 3MT® contest, which took place at IMS2017 in Honolulu, an event designed for students and young professionals to convey their complex, technical research in presentations accessible to non-specialists. The interest in the 2017 3MT® Competition was enormous, the preparation exhaustive, and the build-up exhilarating: after a year in preparation, Monday 5 June 2017 saw our 18 eager finalists gathered in the Hawai‘i Convention Center, delivering their engaging best.