Greetings From General Chair of Radio & Wireless Week 2014
I have the great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 2014 IEEE Radio Wireless Week (RWW). This will be the eighth RWW and we return to the southern California area for the second time since 2007.
RWW2014 will be held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, California, 19 – 22 January, 2014. The venue is located at the south end of greater Los Angeles area just minutes away from a beautiful harbor and southern California shoreline. With many wireless semiconductor companies, aerospace and defense industry, as well as world class universities in the area, Newport Beach will be a great location for all the attendees. RWW2014 consists of five related conferences that focus on the intersection between wireless communication theory, systems, circuits, and device technologies creating a unique forum for engineers to discuss various technologies for state-of-art wireless systems and their end-use applications. The conference targets to bridge the gap between digital, RF, hardware, and software that need to be seamlessly combined to keep wireless industry and mobile applications growing.
This year’s theme is “Next Innovation in Wireless.” RWW’s multidisciplinary events bring together innovations that are happening across the broad wireless spectrum. It is our hope that RWW is a place where you will not only find discussions for present problems, but you will also be inspired by the diverse technical contents that might spark ideas for future research. The diversity of RWW is underlined by four diverse co-sponsor IEEE societies: Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), Communications Society (ComSoc), and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).
In addition to traditional podium presentations and poster sessions, there will be a track for IEEE Distinguished Lectures, Sunday half day workshops, panels, industry exhibits, WirelessApps industry presentations, and a demo session. A highlight on Tuesday will be the plenary talk on “THz Imaging for Biomedical Application” by Dr. Peter Siegel of Caltech/JPL. Also on Tuesday afternoon, in its third year, there will be a demo session where presenters can bring in a demonstration of their latest wireless experiments for a hands-on interactive forum. Demo session is particularly appropriate with the spirit of RWW because we get to see and feel how people are tackling real-world problems to address the next wireless innovation.
To support and encourage students pursuing a career in wireless area, each conference will have a student paper competition with awards that will be presented at the Tuesday banquet. On Monday afternoon, all student paper competition finalists will present their work in the poster session. I encourage you to check out what the next generation of wireless engineers are working on.
I would like to invite everyone to join us for 3½ days of great technical presentations, discussions, networking, and some fun in the beautiful Newport Beach, California, 19-22 January 2014.
RWW2014 General Chair