Greetings From General Chair of Radio & Wireless Week 2023
A warm welcome to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada! The 18th IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (RWW) is being held at Planet Hollywood Hotel on the famous Las Vegas Boulevard. The venue is located in an internationally renowned major resort city, known for its shopping, fine dining, top entertainment, and nightlife..
RWW is one of the central meetings for the microwave community and spans four days from January 22 to January 25, 2023. This year, RWW 2023 will continue with the tradition of hosting five co-located topical conferences focusing on the intersection between wireless communication theory, systems, circuits, and device technologies. These topical conferences create a unique forum for engineers to discuss various technologies for state-of-the-art wireless systems and their end-use applications. The conferences that are part of RWW 2023 bridge the gaps between digital communications, RF systems, hardware, and software, which all need to be seamlessly combined to keep the wireless industry and mobile applications moving forward. The co-located conferences that are part of RWW 2023 include the 2023 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), the 23rd Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), the IEEE Topical Conference on Power Amplifiers for Wireless and Radio Applications (PAWR), the IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet), and the IEEE Space Hardware and Radio Conference (SHaRC).
Our traditional RWW program will again be followed, with technical papers presented in both standard podium presentations and a series of poster sessions. RWW 2023 is planning several Workshops on Sunday and Wednesday, a special focus session on highly integrated beamforming solutions, a dedicated track on Monday for the IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturers, and a Demo Track in the Exhibition Hall. For the third time, we will have a live session on Distinguished Women in Microwaves bringing together a panel of women who have contributed to the microwave society for the last few years including high quality talks in radio and wireless applications. The Plenary Session will be held on Tuesday morning, where we are delighted to have two plenary speakers delivering the keynote presentation including topics related to wireless communications and microwave integrated solutions, and the winners of the student paper contest will be announced. On Wednesday, parallel Technical Lectures on linearization of power amplifiers and power amplifier characterization for digital pre-distortion are planned. We hope that RWW 2023 will be a gathering place where anyone will be inspired by the diverse technical content that might spark ideas for future research and product development.
Motivated by the great success for the last years, for RWW 2023 the 100th Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG) meeting, will again be held in co-location of the Radio and Wireless Week. ARFTG is the premier conference focused on RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave measurements, calibration, and uncertainty. Technical papers are presented on advanced measurement techniques, measurement standards, and linear and nonlinear device characterization and modeling. The ARFTG symposium includes the ARFTG conference itself with IEEE archived, technical papers, a series of short courses on microwave measurements, a joint exhibition with RWW 2023, and IEEE standards meetings. The RWW and ARFTG exhibitors will be co-located in the Exhibition Hall, so please take time to visit them and to learn more about the latest software and hardware innovations impacting our field.
For the sixth year, the MTT-S and the RWW Steering Committee are partnering with the multi-Society IEEE IoT Initiatives to host an IoT Summit featuring, besides very successful track structure as for last years, a joint panel session together with RWW 2023. The meeting will bring together participants from industry, academia, and the public sector to explore the latest IoT technology developments and applications. The focus of this year’s Summit is to address new challenges and benefits quantum computing and engineering can imply on IoT.
Always a highlight, we will again have a student paper competition as a way to support and encourage students to pursue a career in the wireless area. On Monday, all student paper competition finalists will provide an oral ‘elevator pitch’-style presentation to a group of judges, and the winners will be announced in the Plenary Session on Tuesday.
On Monday evening, we will host our traditional reception, where exhibitors and attendees wrap up their first day, with talks from various RWW 2023 and/or ARFTG presenters at the PAWR panel. We plan to host another Young Professionals panel session co-located with the closing the exhibition event on Tuesday evening, where senior executives from nearby companies will speak to young engineers and scientists in the community. In parallel, the MTT Space Night in its second edition will boost networking of the space community among the MTT society in an inspiring atmosphere.
Finally, I would like to recognize and thank all of those on the RWW 2023 Steering Committee for their volunteer time and effort in helping bring RWW 2023 to fruition. I hope to see you in Las Vegas, 22-25 January 2023, for four days of great technical presentations, discussions, and networking.
RWW2023 General Chair
Alexander Koelpin, Hamburg University of Technology
Photo Credit: Isadora Tast