Rashaunda Henderson Greetings From  Rashaunda Henderson, General Chair of Radio & Wireless Week 2018

I have the great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 2018 IEEE Radio & Wireless Week (RWW2018). This will be the 12th anniversary of RWW and the first time in Anaheim, California. 

RWW2018 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim on 14 - 17 January 2018. The venue is located in scenic Garden Grove near Anaheim and Disneyland Resort with numerous culinary and entertainment options. With many wireless semiconductor companies, a plethora of startups, as well as excellent universities nearby in Southern California, Anaheim will be a great location for all the attendees. RWW2018 consists of five related conferences that focus on the intersection between wireless communication theory, systems, circuits, and device technologies, creating a unique forum for engineers to discuss various technologies for state-of-the-art wireless systems and their end-use applications. The conference bridges the gaps between digital, RF, hardware, and software, which all need to be seamlessly combined to keep the wireless industry and mobile applications growing.

RWW's multidisciplinary events bring together innovations that are happening across the broad wireless spectrum. It is our hope that RWW is a place where you will not only find discussions of present problems, but you will also be inspired by the diverse technical contents that might spark ideas for future research.

In addition to traditional podium presentations and poster sessions, there will be a track for IEEE Distinguished Lectures, Sunday half-day workshops, Monday panels (PAWR and Young Professionals), and a demo session on Tuesday. We have the pleasure of hosting a 1½-day IoT Summit that will bring together the research community, industry and the public sector around Connectivity and Communications. TWIOS is hosting a full-day workshop on Monday titled Microwaves, CubeSats and Small Satellites. A highlight on Tuesday will be the plenary talk given by Mehmet Yavuz from Qualcomm. Also on Tuesday afternoon, in its sixth year, there will be a demo session where presenters can bring in a demonstration of their latest wireless experiments for a hands-on interactive forum. Demo sessions are particularly in keeping with the spirit of RWW because we get to see and feel how people are tackling real-world problems to address the next wireless innovations. Please take time to visit each exhibitor on Monday and Tuesday afternoon because his or her participation helps to make this event possible and highlight how our technology is impacting our world.

To support and encourage students pursuing a career in a wireless area, we will have a student paper competition with awards that will be presented at the Tuesday plenary session. On Monday morning, all student paper competition finalists will give an oral 4-5 minute elevator pitch and then again present their work in a traditional poster session that afternoon. I encourage you to check out what the next generation of wireless engineers are pursuing.

I would also like to personally thank all of the committee members who have spent countless hours working to bring this program together. In conclusion, I invite you to join us for four days of great technical presentations, discussions, networking, and some fun in warm Anaheim, Southern California, 14-17 January 2018.

 

RWW2018 General Chair
Rashaunda Henderson