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Conference Statistics

The IRMMW-THz Conference is the oldest and largest forum devoted to the wide spectral range extending from the infrared to the millimeter wave region. The conference topics include infrared, terahertz and millimeter wave sources and components as well as far-infrared detectors and instrumentation. It also deals with applications as diverse as space science, biology, bio-medicine, cultural heritage conservation, environmental and material sciences, telecommunications and security. The conference typically alternates between Europe, Asia and USA on a three year cycle. The 2008 conference was held at CalTech Pasadena, CA (USA) and the 2009 conference was held in Busan, Korea.
The 35th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2010 was held in Rome from September 5 to 10, 2010. The venue of the event was the "Angelicum" - Pontificia Università San Tommaso d'Aquino, located in the heart of the oldest area of the city of Rome. The success of the event is witnessed by the unprecedented record of 640 delegates registered at the conference coming from 36 countries from all over the world.

The following graph illustrates the geographical distribution of the participants indicating a strong contribution from Europe, as it usually happens for the continent hosting the conference. The chart also shows a strong Asian participation, mainly from Japan and Korea, which has become significant during the recent years of the conference. The numbers related to the North-American participation indicate a stable presence of scientists from this area.



Due to the large number of participants and papers, the conference program has been articulated on joint Plenary Sessions, of two invited talks each, opening each day, followed by six parallel technical sessions every day. The Plenary Speakers have been selected on the basis of suggestions given by the Program Committee, the International Organizing Committee and the International Advisory Committee. Plenary lectures are intended to provide the state of the art of the most advanced research in the Infrared, Millimeter wave and Terahertz region, together with the overview of historical developments and new input and ideas from nearby fields. The list of distinguished Plenary Speakers is given in the following Table.

Day

Title

Speaker

Country

Monday

Lasers: Fifty Years

Prof. Orazio Svelto - Politecnico Milano

Italy

Monday

The Free Electron Laser - A Historical Perspective

Dr. G.Neil - Jefferson Lab

USA

Monday

THz Quantum Cascade Lasers and their applications

Prof. Qing Hu - MIT

USA

Monday

From QCL to FELs: a common picture

Dr. G. Dattoli - ENEA Frascati

Italy

Tuesday

The AKARI mission

Prof. Hiroshi Murakami - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Japan

Tuesday

Infrared and Far Infrared radiation in the analysis of atmospheric components

Prof. Donal Murtagh, Chalmers.University

Sweden

Wednesday

Kenneth J. Button Prize Talk: Whiskers, “Hyperhemispheres and a Honeymoon

David Rutledge - Caltech

USA

Wednesday

Terahertz Quantum Optics with Solid-State Systems

Prof. Alfred Leitenstorfer, University of Konstanz

Germany

Thursday

The Future of Medical Imaging

Prof. Vincent Wallace - University of Western Australia

Australia

Thursday

Exploitation of the whole electromagnetic spectrum in art conservation studies

Prof. Mauro Bacci - CNR-IFAC Florence

Italy

Friday

Visualization of fusion plasma physics via millimeter wave imaging techniques

Prof. Hyeon K. Park - Center for Fusion Plasma Diagnostics - POSTECH

Korea

Friday

Infrared Nanoscopy of Complex Electronic Materials

Prof. Dimitri N. Basov - Department of Physics - University of California, San Diego

USA



In the following table we also report the distribution of participants per country in the years 2005 - 2010 clearly showing the positive trend and the record attendance achieved in Rome.

 

Germany - 2004

USA - 2005

China - 2006

UK - 2007

USA - 2008

Korea - 2009

Italy - 2010

 

Karlsruhe

Williamsburg (VA)

Shanghai

Cardiff

Pasadena

Busan

Rome

USA, Canada

61

101

60

55

124

73

66

Europe (rest of)

90
(Excluding D)

99

123

134
(Excl. UK)

157

139

250
(Excl. IT )

Germany

98

           
Italy            

70

Russia

48

58

48

52

46

51

41

UK

39

   

85

     
China

21

 

224

     

26

Japan

67

         

121

Korea

2

       

100

40

Asia (rest of)

21

116

117
(Excl. China )

178

130

204
(Excl. Korea )

16

Australia & S. America

2

8

9

19

19

9

11

TOTAL

449

382

581

523

476

576

641


Overall 635 papers have been presented during IRMMW-THz-2010. Besides the 12 Plenary Talks, the conference counted 68 keynote talks and 235 oral talks, together with 320 posters presented in four afternoon sessions in the wonderful frame of the cloister of the Angelicum.
The Conference Proceedings are published in electronic form only by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and are available on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library website. The publication references are: IEEE Catalog Number: CFP10IMM-ART ISBN: 978-1-4244-6657-3.



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