International Microwave and RF Conference (IMaRC) in India

 

1. History

            The genesis of the IMaRC series of conferences can be traced back to the India Initiative adopted by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) in 2005, under the guidance of the President of the Society in 2005, Late Professor K. C. Gupta.  This led to several MTT-S delegations visiting India in 2006, 2008, and 2009, including discussion with MTT-S membership in India, and participation in local conferences.  These visits resulted in a number of accomplishments during 2008-2012, including the establishment of numerous new MTT-S chapters in IEEE India Section, a surge in the membership of the MTT-S in India, and the creation of a Sister-Society relationship with a technical society in India having similar field of interest (FOI).   With that backdrop, one of the projects undertaken was to establish an annual conference in India within the FOI of the MTT-S.  The IMaRC series of annual conferences is the result of that effort.  Following were identified as the principal goals of the conference:

  • Providing the researchers in India the opportunity to present their results at a conference of the stature of a state-of-the-art international conference in the microwave field.

  • Creating a forum for the presentation of selective, high quality research work in India.

  • Helping develop the skills of local researchers at preparing their results for dissemination through international conferences and journals

The planning, organization, and approval of the conference led to the launching of the first conference in 2013 at Delhi.  An article reporting the inaugural conference is available here. 

 

The past conferences in the IMaRC series have included the following:

 

Year

Place

Committee Chairs

General Chair

Technical Program Comm

Financial Comm

2013

Delhi

Shiban Koul, IIT-Delhi

Karl Varian, Raytheon

Ananjan Basu, IIT-Delhi

George E. Ponchak,

NASA

Mahesh Abegaonkar, IIT-Delhi

Alaa Abunjaileh, EADS

2014

Bangalore

D. C. Pande, DRDO

Dominique Schreuers, KU Leuven, Belgium

K. J. Vinoy, IISc

Kamran Ghorbani, RMIT University, Australia        

V.V.Srinivasan, ISRO

Alaa Abunjaileh, EADS

2015

Hyderabad

Lakshminarayana Merugu, Defence Electronics Research  Lab  Alaa Abunjaileh, Airbus

K J Vinoy, Indian Institute of Science

D. R. Jahagirdar, Research Center Imarat

Mohammad  Madihian

Drexel University

Yogesh Verma

Research Center Imarat

Greg Lyons,

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

2016

Delhi

Conference co-located with Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC2016)

2017

Ahmedabad

Rajeev Jyoti

SAC/ISRO 

Alaa Abunjaileh

Airbus DS

Arun Kumar Singh

PEC, Chandigarh

Mohammad Madihian

Drexel University

Milind Mahajan

SAC/ISRO

George Ponchak

NASA

 

 

2. What Distinguishes IMaRC

            The conference continues to enjoy its stature as the foremost conference in India in its FOI, and maintains its tradition of emphasis on high quality in paper selection presentation.  IMaRC continues to draw premier research results and presenters from India and abroad, through several means:

  • It adheres to an international standards of peer-review, by inviting world-class researchers from around the world to serve on the paper review selection, with a majority of reviewers in a review panels drawn from outside India.

  • It is selective in its acceptance of papers for presentation, accepting only about two-thirds of the already self-selected submissions.

  • It facilitates the retrieval of presented research reports both through the IEEE Xplore data base, and by publishing an extended version of best of the submitted papers in a Special Issue of the IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques.   

  • It continues to be actively managed by the Meetings and Symposia Committee of the MTT-S, which appoints the conference Executive Committee and the annual Steering Committees, and designate MTT-S representatives serving as the Chairs of technical paper selection and managing committees of IMaRC.

     

    The conference is accompanied with an exhibition that brings the latest developments in instrumentation, software, and turn-key systems to the attention of the attendees.  There are also a number of concurrent activities to encourage the participation and training of students, and humanitarian applications of the RF and microwave technologies, and several IEEE MTT-S volunteer meetings are co-located with IMaRC functions.

International Microwave and RF Conference (IMaRC) in India

 

1. History

            The genesis of the IMaRC series of conferences can be traced back to the India Initiative adopted by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) in 2005, under the guidance of the President of the Society in 2005, Late Professor K. C. Gupta.  This led to several MTT-S delegations visiting India in 2006, 2008, and 2009, including discussion with MTT-S membership in India, and participation in local conferences.  These visits resulted in a number of accomplishments during 2008-2012, including the establishment of numerous new MTT-S chapters in IEEE India Section, a surge in the membership of the MTT-S in India, and the creation of a Sister-Society relationship with a technical society in India having similar field of interest (FOI).   With that backdrop, one of the projects undertaken was to establish an annual conference in India within the FOI of the MTT-S.  The IMaRC series of annual conferences is the result of that effort.  Following were identified as the principal goals of the conference:

  • Providing the researchers in India the opportunity to present their results at a conference of the stature of a state-of-the-art international conference in the microwave field.

  • Creating a forum for the presentation of selective, high quality research work in India.

  • Helping develop the skills of local researchers at preparing their results for dissemination through international conferences and journals

The planning, organization, and approval of the conference led to the launching of the first conference in 2013 at Delhi.  An article reporting the inaugural conference is available here. 

 

The past conferences in the IMaRC series have included the following:

 

Year

Place

Committee Chairs

General Chair

Technical Program Comm

Financial Comm

2013

Delhi

Shiban Koul, IIT-Delhi

Karl Varian, Raytheon

Ananjan Basu, IIT-Delhi

George E. Ponchak,

NASA

Mahesh Abegaonkar, IIT-Delhi

Alaa Abunjaileh, EADS

2014

Bangalore

D. C. Pande, DRDO

Dominique Schreuers, KU Leuven, Belgium

K. J. Vinoy, IISc

Kamran Ghorbani, RMIT University, Australia        

V.V.Srinivasan, ISRO

Alaa Abunjaileh, EADS

2015

Hyderabad

Lakshminarayana Merugu, Defence Electronics Research  Lab  Alaa Abunjaileh, Airbus

K J Vinoy, Indian Institute of Science

D. R. Jahagirdar, Research Center Imarat

Mohammad  Madihian

Drexel University

Yogesh Verma

Research Center Imarat

Greg Lyons,

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

2016

Delhi

Conference co-located with Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC2016)

2017

Ahmedabad

Rajeev Jyoti

SAC/ISRO 

Alaa Abunjaileh

Airbus DS

Arun Kumar Singh

PEC, Chandigarh

Mohammad Madihian

Drexel University

Milind Mahajan

SAC/ISRO

George Ponchak

NASA

 

 

2. What Distinguishes IMaRC

            The conference continues to enjoy its stature as the foremost conference in India in its FOI, and maintains its tradition of emphasis on high quality in paper selection presentation.  IMaRC continues to draw premier research results and presenters from India and abroad, through several means:

  • It adheres to an international standards of peer-review, by inviting world-class researchers from around the world to serve on the paper review selection, with a majority of reviewers in a review panels drawn from outside India.

  • It is selective in its acceptance of papers for presentation, accepting only about two-thirds of the already self-selected submissions.

  • It facilitates the retrieval of presented research reports both through the IEEE Xplore data base, and by publishing an extended version of best of the submitted papers in a Special Issue of the IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Techniques.   

  • It continues to be actively managed by the Meetings and Symposia Committee of the MTT-S, which appoints the conference Executive Committee and the annual Steering Committees, and designate MTT-S representatives serving as the Chairs of technical paper selection and managing committees of IMaRC.

     

    The conference is accompanied with an exhibition that brings the latest developments in instrumentation, software, and turn-key systems to the attention of the attendees.  There are also a number of concurrent activities to encourage the participation and training of students, and humanitarian applications of the RF and microwave technologies, and several IEEE MTT-S volunteer meetings are co-located with IMaRC functions.