IEEE Radio & Wireless Week

17 - 22 January 2021
Virtual Conference

Greetings From General Chair of Radio & Wireless Week 2021

I would like to invite you join us on 17-22 January, 2021 for a virtual Radio and Wireless Week 2021 (RWW2021). RWW2021 will be held fully virtual. This year, RWW2021 will continue with the tradition of having five co-located and related topical conferences that focus 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 RWW2021 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 RWW2021 are the Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), the 21th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), Power Amplifiers for Radio and Wireless Applications (PAWR), Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet), and Space Hardware and Radio Conference (SHaRC).

Following last year's successful co-location with RWW, the 96th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference will again be held during RWW2021. 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 RWW2021, and IEEE standards meetings. For more information, visit the ARFTG website: We hope that RWW2021 will be a gathering where one will be inspired by the diverse technical content that might spark ideas for future research and product development.

Our traditional RWW program will again be followed, with technical papers presented in both standard podium presentations and a series of poster sessions. RWW2021 is planning a series of Sunday workshops (one full-day and two half-day), a special track on Monday for IEEE Distinguished Lecturers, and a demo session. The Plenary Session will be held Tuesday morning where we will have our plenary speakers present their interesting and inspiring talks, 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.

This year we will have a great session on Women in Microwave with high quality talks covering most of the areas of RWW, on Sunday night.

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 morning, all student paper competition finalists will give an oral 4-5 minute 'elevator pitch' style presentation to a group of judges, and also present their work in that afternoon's traditional poster session. Other activities for students and Young Professionals are in the planning stages, promising an exciting and active symposium.

Finally, I would like to recognize and thank all of those on the RWW2021 Steering Committee for their volunteer time and effort in helping bring RWW2021 to fruition. The RWW2021 Steering Committee members come from IEEE Regions 1-6, 8, 9 and 10, giving RWW2021 a truly international reach and flavor. I hope to see you at the virtual RWW2021, 17-22 January 2021, for six days of great technical presentations, discussions, and networking.

RWW2021 General Chair
Nuno Borges Carvalho