General Information

RashaundaHenderson_0.jpgGreetings From  Rashaunda Henderson, General Chair of Radio & Wireless Week 2019

I am honored to invite you to the 2019 IEEE Radio & Wireless Week (RWW2019). This will be the 13th anniversary of RWW and our second time in Orlando, Florida.

RWW2019 will be held at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando on 20-23 January. The venue is located in family-friendly Orlando near Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld. RWW2019 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 4-day 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.

Also for the first year, we will co-locate with the 92nd ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference. ARFTG is the premier conference focused on RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave measurements, calibration, and uncertainty. It sees papers on advanced measurement techniques, measurement standards, and linear and nonlinear device characterization and modeling. The upcoming ARFTG symposium includes the ARFTG conference with IEEE archived, technical papers, a hop on "High Frequency and High Bandwidth Measurements for 5G and Related Applications", the ARFTG/NIST short course on microwave measurements, a joint exhibition with RWW, NVNA and on-wafer user forums, and IEEE standards meetings. For more information, visit the ARFTG website: It is our hope that RWW is a place where one will be inspired by the diverse technical content that might spark ideas for future research and product development.

We are partnering with the IEEE IoT Summit to bring together researchers, policy makers and companies to deal specifically with the Internet of Space (IoS). In our traditional RWW program, we will have podium presentations and poster sessions, there will be a track for IEEE Distinguished Lecturers, Sunday workshops (one full-day and two half-day), Monday panels (PAWR and Young Professionals) and a demo session on Tuesday. Our social event is a welcome reception on Monday evening. Tuesday morning there will be two plenary talks given by G. Michael Lester (NASA) and Prof. Alanson Sample (U Michigan, formerly Disney World). The exhibitors from ARFTG and RWW are collocated in the Exhibition Hall, so please take time to visit them on Monday and Tuesday afternoon to learn more about the latest software and hardware innovations impacting our field.

To support and encourage students pursuing a career in a wireless area, we will have a student paper competition. 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. In conclusion, I would like to recognize all of the volunteer hours committed to making this meeting happen. Committee members from Regions 1-6, 8, 9 and 10 have spent time developing a program for this meeting's success. In conclusion, I invite you to join us for four days of great technical presentations, discussions and networking in Orlando FL, 20-23 January 2019.


RWW2019 General Chair
Rashaunda Henderson