IEEE Radio & Wireless Week

16 - 19 January 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Greetings From General Chair of Radio & Wireless Week 2022

I would like to welcome you to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. This 17th IEEE RWW is being held at the Caesars Palace 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 16 to January 19, 2022. This year, RWW 2022 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 2022 bridge the gaps between digital, RF, 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 2022 include the 2022 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), the 22nd 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 2022 is planning seven Workshops on Sunday and Wednesday, a special focus session on massive multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) beamforming technologies for 5G and beyond, a dedicated track on Monday for the IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturers, and a Demo Track during Exhibition hours. For the second time, we will have a session on Women in Microwave bringing together a panel of women who have impacted Microwaves 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 will have two plenary speakers delivering the Keynote presentation including topics related to artificial intelligence in circuit design, and the winners of the student competitions will be announced. The RWW and ARFTG exhibitors will be co-located in the Exhibition Hall, so please take time to visit them to learn more about the latest software and hardware innovations impacting our field. On Wednesday, parallel Short Courses on modern concepts of 6G, MIMO, and linearization are planned, hoping to inspire new research ideas for our conference attendees.

Following last year's successful co-location with RWW, the 98th Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG) meeting, will again be held during RWW 2022. 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 2022, and IEEE standards meetings. For more information, read the details on the ARFTG conference in this issue, and visit the ARFTG website: www.arftg.org. We hope that RWW 2022 will be a gathering place where one will be inspired by the diverse technical content that might spark ideas for future research and product development.

For the fifth year, the MTT-S and the RWW Steering Committee are partnering with the multi-Society IEEE IoT Initiatives to host an IoT Summit titled ‘Sustainable Sensor Systems for IoT’. 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 the critical role that active and passive electromagnetic sensor systems play in IoT and where their design for sustainability is important.

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. The RWW 2022, for the first time, is also supporting MTT-12 on the 17th High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Competition (HEPA-SDC). All the teams that entered the 17th HEPA-SDC will have the opportunity to participate in-person competition for further test on linearity.

On Monday evening, we will host our traditional reception, where exhibitors and attendees wrap up their first day, with talks from various RWW 2022 and/or ARFTG presenters at the PAWR panel. We plan to host another Young Professionals Panel session on machine learning techniques for RF 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 will be a premier event launched for the first time to 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 2022 Steering Committee for their volunteer time and effort in helping bring RWW 2022 to fruition. I hope to see you in Las Vegas, 16-19 January 2022, for four days of great technical presentations, discussions, and networking.

RWW2022 General Chair
Kevin Chuang, MaxLinear