IEEE Radio Wireless Week

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The IEEE Radio Wireless Week will be held in Austin, Texas, January 24-27, 2016.

What is Radio Wireless Week? 

    It's pretty clear that the IMS has grown so large as to become unwieldy, having 6-7 parallel sessions and hosting almost 500 papers. Several years ago, the MTT Adcom recognized that the IMS had reached its maximum practical size and that a second conference was necessary. 

Thus, Radio Wireless Week, originally the Radio and Wireless Symposium. The symposium was originally created from several conferences that previously had been held separately, but it has evolved a bit since then and now has its own identity. While the focus of the conference changes a little every year, it deals fundamentally with aspects of wireless technology. 

The IMS Technical Paper Review Committee meeting, where papers for the IMS are selected, is held on the Sunday prior to the symposium in the same location. The winter Adcom meeting is also held that weekend. This allows TPC and Adcom members to fulfill their duties and attend the symposium in a single trip.

The symposium includes a trade show similar to the one at the IMS.

    The paper submission process is virtually identical to that of the IMS. See the official web site for more specific information. 

This year's Symposium

    Austin, the capital of Texas, is about as exciting as a mashed-potato sandwich. If you really need to be optimistic about your visit, though, you might start here. If you want a little more information about the intellectual traditions of the place the RWW calls home, try this. (It's remarkably appropriate that former gov. Rick Perry looks like a baboon in the lead photo. Might have the bulbous, red rear end too, but that's one thing I really don't want to think about.)

    Or, you can visit the city's greatest tourist attraction, the blackened, smoking ruins of Lance Armstrong's respect and dignity.

    Also, you north easterners and other non Texans need to work on speaking Texan well before the conference. That way, y'all gon be able to comm-yewnicate when y'all git down heah to Tay-ax-us.

    Oh, and before joining in with the local glorification of the song, The Yellow Rose of Texas, check out the real lyrics (i.e., not the ones you learned in grade school).

    The official conference web site can be found here.