Join us at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) 2-4 June 2019! - Photo Credit: Signature Boston

Fan Pier Sunset - photo by Kyle Klein

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum & Fort Point - photo by Kyle Klein

Old State House - photo by Kyle Klein

Back Bay Dusk Skyline - photo by Kyle Klein

BCEC Exhibit Hall -

BCEC Ballroom -

RFIC 2019 Plenary Speakers

Sunday, 2 June 2019
"The Digital Future of RFICs"

Dr. Greg Henderson

Senior Vice President
Automotive, Communications and Aerospace & Defense
Analog Devices, Inc.

Sunday, 2 June 2019
"Do the networks of the future care
about the materials of the past?"

Dr. Ir. Michael Peeters

Program Director
Connectivity+Humanized Technology


Chair's Welcome

Dear RFIC Community,

I’d like to welcome you to participate in the 2019 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, which will take place 2-4 June 2019 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The RFIC Symposium kicks off the 2019 IMS microwave conference week with our traditional Sunday workshops followed by two stimulating evening plenary talks. The 2019 Symposium will introduce a new educational activity during the Sunday program, the Technical Lecture. Immediately after the plenary session we will be holding the RFIC interactive Sunday reception that will highlight our industry show-case and student papers finalists for an engaging social and technical evening event. Monday June 3rd and Tuesday June 4th 2019 will be comprised of parallel tracks of technical presentations and thought-provoking lunch-time panel sessions, with special focus around 5G technologies.

Throughout the conference week, you will have the opportunity to meet and discuss ideas with colleagues and speakers. You will expand your network and knowledge of how the latest RFIC technologies will revolutionize wireless communications in the future and impact the life of all of us.

So, whether you are a student seeking for knowledge and attending your first conference, or an active researcher in the academia or industry, or have any interest in the latest about RFIC technologies and circuits, please take advantage of this opportunity!
I look forward to see you at the 2019 RFIC Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. As the General Chair for 2019 I pledge to deliver the best possible experience to all the attendees.


Stefano Pellerano
2019 RFIC General Chair


Panel Sessions

Monday, 3 June 2019 (12:00-13:15)
“The Internet of Things (IoT) –
back to the future, or no future?”

  Session Coordinators:
    Oren Eliezer, PHAZR, TX, USA
    Debopriyo Chowdhury, Broadcom, CA, USA

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 (12:00-13:15)
"Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) and
Machine Learning (ML) take away my job
as an RF/Analog Designer?"

  Session Coordinators:
    Osama Shanaa, MediaTek, USA
    Francois Rivet, Univ., Bordeaux, France


About RFIC

The RFIC symposium is the premier IEEE conference in the world focused on RFIC technology –  About the RFIC Symposium - Video.

2019 Venue: BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Technical Format: The conference starts on Sunday, 2 June 2019 with workshops and a new tutorial event, the Technical Lecture, followed by two Plenary talks and a Reception embedded with the RFIC Symposium Showcase, which will include poster presentations and demos of selected and award winning papers from both industry and academia authors. Monday, 3 June and Tuesday, 4 June 2019 will be comprised of presentations of contributed papers and special lunch-time panel sessions.

Paper Awards: Awards will be presented to authors of 3 selected student papers, as well as to authors of 3 selected industry papers. These authors will be showcasing their work in poster format at the conference’s Showcase session that is part of the conference’s reception following the Sunday Plenary.

New for 2019!
Technical Lecture:
This educational event will be part of the Sunday program for the first time in 2019. The inaugural Technical Lecture will be a 1.5 hour tutorial on Fundamentals of mm-wave IC design in CMOS held by Prof. Ali Niknejad (University of California, Berkeley). Admission to the RFIC Technical Lecture is included with all RFIC Sunday workshops at no added cost. For those not registered for a Sunday workshop, registration is available for a nominal fee. Due to space limitations, access will be limited to the first 250 registrants.

Important Dates & Links

For Authors
  Instructions & Templates

6 May 2019
Early Bird Registration Ends
  Registration Rates | Registration Portal

8 May 2019
Housing Reservations Close
  Hotel Information | Housing Portal
  Student Housing

2-7 June 2019
IMS, RFIC, ARFTG, and Exhibition 

  IMS Website
  PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative
  Student Volunteer Opportunities
  Venue (BCEC)

Technical Lecture

Sunday, 2 June 2019
"Fundamentals of mm-wave IC design in CMOS"

Prof. Ali M. Niknejad

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley


Admission to the RFIC Technical Lecture is included with all RFIC Sunday workshops at no added cost. For those not registered for a Sunday workshop, registration is available for a nominal fee. Due to space limitations, access will be limited to the first 250 registrants.


IMS 2019


Student Programs

PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative (joint with IMS)
Student Volunteer Opportunities (joint with IMS)
Student Housing

Student Paper Contest: 

A student paper award contest will be held as part of the Symposium. Student papers will be reviewed in the same manner as all other papers. To be considered, the author must have been a full-time student (9 hours/term graduate, 12 hours/term undergraduate) during the time the work was performed and be the lead author and presenter of the paper. The email address of the student’s advisor must be supplied during submission time and will be used to verify the student eligibility. Complimentary registration will be given to the student finalists as well as the top-three award winners. Selected finalists will also present a poster for Sunday’s Symposium Showcase.