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Invitation to Submit Proposals for Special and Focus Sessions: Special and Focus Sessions will be an integral part of the IMS2016 technical program. Proposals for Special and Focus Sessions on topics that are of high interest to the Symposium or relevant to the microwave community are invited.

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Focus Sessions: The purpose of Focus Sessions is to highlight emerging new technical topics that are gaining importance and may be of significant interest to the microwave community. Focus Sessions encompass a wide range of topics and may involve a specific emerging technology or may cover several technologies that are relevant to a common application.  Example emerging areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

- RF Technologies for smart vehicles and drones
- Personal connectivity and security in PAN, NFC, and PoS Payment links
- Personalized healthcare through wireless sensing and big data
- Ultra low power CMOS and energy scavenging and harvesting designs
- New materials, metamaterials, and 3D printing applications for RF/Microwave
- Advent of low-cost, personal satellites and technologies
- Next Generation 5G, 100+ GBPS wireless, and Internet of Things (IoT)                     


Special Sessions: The purpose of Special Sessions is to recognize events of historical significance to the microwave community as well as highlight the technical achievements in a specific technical area, application space or geographical region of the world. Special Sessions may also recognize the life work of an MTT member by honoring their technical and/or service contributions to the microwave community. Examples of Special Sessions may include:

- History of Microwaves in the Bay Area
- 80th anniversary of the Doherty Patent (1936)
- Tribute to a distinguished MTT member