IEEE Radio & Wireless Week

19 - 22 January 2025
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Greetings From General Chair of Radio & Wireless Week 2025


Maune HolgerWelcome to the 20th IEEE Radio & Wireless Week (RWW) which will take place from 19–22 January 2025 in San Juan in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This is the first time RWW moves out of the mainland USA. As San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the USA, we will meet in January 2025 in the 57th-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States. San Antonio was founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, the city in 1731 became the first chartered civil settlement in what is now present-day Texas. On the other hand, San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, who called it Ciudad de Puerto Rico, which makes it the second oldest European-established capital city in the Americas.</p

The conference venue — Sheraton Puerto Rico — is in walking distance to Old San Juan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture, forts, and historic sites. The city’s history dates to the 16th century and exploring its cobblestone streets can be like stepping back in time. There will be the ideal connection of old historic places with the latest radio and wireless technologies.

Over the years, RWW has become an icon of “January family reunion” for the wireless and microwave community from all over the world to meet friends and to find new ones. The week will be split into the five co-located conferences:

  • the IEEE Topical Conference on Power Amplifiers for Wireless and Radio Applications (PAWR),
  • the Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF),
  • the IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet),
  • the IEEE Space Hardware and Radio Conference (SHaRC), and
  • the Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS)

The Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG) is again co-locating their conference with RWW. Another highlight is the co-located Internet of Things (IoT) summit, one of the very successful collaborations of RWW with other communities.

In 2025, the IEEE MTT-S Latin America Microwave Conference (LAMC) will be co-located with RWW for the first time. After three days of intensive RWW input, you can stay at the venue for two more days of microwave theory and technology.

Besides the core technical program with workshops, technical panels, and short courses, numerous activities must be highlighted:

  • The 2025 class of MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturers will present their talks during a dedicated track on Monday morning, which is a perfect opportunity to get a comprehensive overview.
  • Professional panel sessions of female and young professional role models will be again organized by the Women in Microwave and Young Professional teams.
  • The joint ARFTG & RWW exhibition will be hosted to showcase the latest products and solutions from industry. The exhibition floor will also highlight an industry reception open to all conference attendees.
  • The Student Paper Contest is to reward students for exceptional work. It provides students with the opportunity to share their work and discuss their results with experts from industry and academia. The Student Paper Finalists will pitch their papers with no slide-support to potential investors (the judges) in a very dynamic session on Monday afternoon.
  • Both the elevator pitches and poster session will take place Monday.
  • MTT Space Night as the unique event for socializing
  • Journal Sessions have been introduced at RWW’24 in San Antonio. For the 2025 edition, we are working on collaborating again with the editorial offices of the IEEE MTT-S owned journals to also offer journal/letter authors opportunities to present at RWW and enjoy professional interaction with conference attendees.

We are eagerly awaiting to meet you all in San Juan in January 2025. The call for paper can be found here. Please submit your paper well before the deadline July 23rd, 2024.

Please let me and my team know if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas.

RWW2025 General Chair
Holger Maune, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg