MicroApps & Industry Workshops
MicroApps & Industry Workshops
The IEEE MTT-S 2018 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2018) will be held 10 – 15 June 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA. IMS2018 is the centerpiece of the Microwave Week, which offers technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, short courses, microwave application seminars, industry workshops, and exhibits. In addition, a wide variety of other technical and social networking activities including guest programs are offered. The Microwave Week 2018 will also host for the first time the 2018 IMBioC conference (www.imbioc-ieee.org), in addition to the traditionally co-located RFIC Symposium (www.rfic-ieee.org) and the ARFTG Conference (www.arftg.org).
The Microwave Application seminars (MicroApps) and Industry Workshops, offered Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, June 14, 2018, provide a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and practical knowledge related to the design, development, production, and test of products and services. MicroApps and industry workshops are presented by technical experts from IMS2018 exhibitors with a focus is on providing practical information, design, and test techniques that practicing engineers and technicians can apply to solve the current issues in their projects and products. Theoretical and sales/marketing information is discouraged at these forums. However, the presenters may point out specific features of their companies’ products that help solve the problems, and encourage follow-up discussions at the exhibitor booths.
The MicroApps seminars are 15 minutes each in duration. IMS2018 MicroApps and Industry Workshops Committee (MIWC) will group and schedule the MicroApps seminars based on subject matter, so that interested attendees may gather information on a specific topic from a variety of industry experts. The grouping also allows other exhibitors seeking industry partners and supply chains, to quickly access all relevant companies and experts with the desired subject matter expertise. The MicroApps seminars are held at the MicroApps theater in the exhibit area, to facilitate easy access (at no additional charge) for all the attendees and exhibitor personnel. Companies presenting the MicroApps seminars are encouraged to invite attendees to participate. The MicroApps seminar presentation materials, i.e., PowerPoint files converted to PDF, will be available electronically through a cloud distribution service at the IMS website and the IMS Microwave Week mobile application (mobile app), free of charge to those who register at the website or mobile app.
The Industry Workshops are 2-hours each in duration, with one or more presentations, and are awarded to a single or group of companies to discuss a specific technical topic in much greater depth than the MicroApps seminars, possibly with live demonstrations and attendee participation. The Industry Workshops are held in a classroom setting, and are open to all registered Microwave Week attendees at a nominal additional charge. The Industry Workshop presentation materials, PowerPoint files converted to PDF, will be available electronically through a cloud distribution service at the IMS website and the IMS Microwave Week mobile application (mobile app), to the registered attendees of the industry workshop.