Greetings From General Chair of Radio & Wireless Week 2012
I have the great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 2012 IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (RWW). This will be the sixth RWW and the first in Northern California & the Silicon Valley.
RWW2012 will be held at the Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, California, USA, 15-18 January 2012. Santa Clara is a particularly appropriate site for RWW since it is in middle of the Silicon Valley – which is now turning into a hot bed of wireless and mobile product and application development. This increasing focus on wireless and mobile fits well with the focus of RWW. RWW2012 will consists of five related conferences that focus on the intersection between radio systems and wireless technology, creating a unique forum for engineers to discuss hardware design and system performance of state-of-the-art wireless systems and their end use applications. This multidisciplinary IEEE event will offer the latest information on wireless communications and networking, associated enabling technologies and emerging new services and applications. This multidisciplinary diversity is underlined by the four diverse IEEE societies that are co-sponsors of the RWW events: MTT-S, AP-S, ComSoc and EMB-S. More details on the individual conferences can be found by clicking on the links to the left.
In additional to the traditional three parallel sessions of podium technical talks and poster sessions (the full program will be posted by the end of September 2011), there will be an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer track, workshops, panels, and a relevant industry exhibition. A highlight on Tuesday will be the Plenary talk by Prof. Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University. Prof. Paulraj is the 2011 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medalist.
For RWW2012 there will be two new activities: On Sunday evening there will be an open panel session for all wireless professionals (local and conference attendees) and on Tuesday afternoon there will be a new demo track that will provide an interactive forum with hands-on demonstrations of the latest wireless experiments and innovations.
To support the future of wireless activities, each conference will have a student paper competition with awards that will be presented at the Tuesday banquet. On Monday afternoon, all the student finalists will present their work in the poster session – a must-see event.
As you can see, there is something at RWW for everyone in the wireless community. The full technical program will be posted soon. It is our hope that you take this opportunity to catch up with old associates, make new friends, and develop new and exciting research collaborations by attending RWW2012.
I would like to invite everyone to join us for 3 ½ days of great technical presentations, career-building networking, informative commercial exhibition and some fun 15-18 January 2012 in the Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA).
RWW2012 General Chair