39th Int. Conf. on Infrared, Millimeter, and THz Waves
September 14-19, 2014
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Recent News

The conference is over, but we are still available for comments and questions. If you have any, feel free to write to Peter Siegel anytinme. We would love to hear from you!


If you have NOT yet registered, but plan to attend the conference banquet, please send us an email as soon as possible. Seating and bus transport are limited to 550 persons and we are already close to capacity. Thank you.

The names of this year's Best Student Paper/Presentation Award finalists have been posted at:
The six finalists were selected from 157 applicants. 

Some of the Guest Program Excursions have been changed. The Mirror Lab tour will now be held Monday afternoon and the Kitt Peak Observatory - all day tour - has been moved to Thursday. Please check with the Guest Program coordinator at our registration desk on Sunday to sign up for any or all of the planned outings.

Please register for the conference before leaving for Tucson to avoid lines on Sunday!

We have reached the limit for the IEEE THz Transactions Reviewers' Reception. Please do not try to sign up. There will be a few extra "rush" tickets available at the conference. See Peter Siegel on site, if you are an enthusiastic supporter. Thank you for supporting our journal.

Peter Siegel, Editor-in-Chief

A notice to all current registrants went out on the 20th with an invitation to join Peter Siegel for a special IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, Reviewers Thank You reception on Thursday evening. If you have been a reviewer for the journal within the last year OR agree to serve as a new reviewer in 2015, you are welcome to join us. Only the first 100 people who sign up will be given tickets for the event. There were approximately 10 spaces left as of 1PM PDT on 8/21/14. You must sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014THzReviewer

The conference program book is now available for download as a PDF file on the Technical Program Page. It contains all the information you need about the conference as well as a complete listing of the schedule and papers. A printed copy will be distributed at Registration.

The final schedule is now posted. All session titles, orals, posters and session chairs are indicated on the PDF. You can download the schedule from the Technical Program page.

Our Late registration period begins Aug. 4th, at 12 noon Pacific Daylight Time.

The technical program Schedule has been posted on the Technical Program page. Please download either the one line or multi-line titled PDF versions to search for your talk/poster slot. Please let Peter Siegel know if you find any errors or typos. A full program booklet with abstracts will be posted soon.

Final papers have now been received. If you are a bit late, the site will remain open through July 14th. A preliminary program schedule with all assigned oral and poster presentations should be available on or before July 19th. Check the Technical Program link for details.

Our final program is now under development. Please upload your paper by July 7th. We have a total of 553 accepted papers which include 10 Plenary talks, 31 Keynote talks, 249 regular oral talks and 263 posters. Approximately 30 submissions will be elevated to Keynote status and authors will be notified in early August.

Abstract status notices were mailed out on the 22nd. If you are expecting to hear about your submission and did not get an email, contact us immediately. Only CORRESPONDING AUTHORS will receive the notification - not co-authors.

All those who have been notified of an Accepted Abstract can now upload their final papers via the Paper Submission process (see the link on the left labelled FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION). ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST USE THE LINK TO COMPLETE AN IEEE COPYRIGHT TRANSFER and to replace their Abstract. Please complete this process on or before July 7th.

Dr. Peter Staecker, President of the IEEE in 2013, and one of only 3 Life Members of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, will open our Monday Plenary session. You won't want to miss him!  

Due to the larger than expected number of Abstracts received (661) we are having a bit of trouble getting all the reviewing completed on our originally planned schedule. We have therefore extended the date at which we will notify authors of their paper status by one week to Friday, May 23rd. We are very sorry for the delay. We hope to have the assigned paper slots (oral or poster) also sorted by this date. We appreciate your patience.

If you require a customized invitation letter for a U.S. VISA application, please go to our Abstract Submission page (link below) and log in using your supplied ID and password. You will be able to generate and download the letter. 
Link for Abstract Log in:

After you log in, you will see the link for the visa invitation letter.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions: irmmwthz2014@ece.arizona.edu

We have now stopped accepting abstracts for the conference unless you have made special arrangements with the conference Chairs or General Secretary. There are a total of 660 Abstracts from 34 countries in our database. The review process is in full swing and notifications will be sent out on or before Monday, May 15th. Thank you for your enthusiastic support and participation.

2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dr. Serge Haroche, of College de France, has agreed to give a Plenary talk on Tuesday, Sept. 16th at the conference. He joins John Mather, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, and former Astronaut John Grunsfeld, for special talks in 2014.

Qualifying students may submit their ABSTRACT for special consideration in the annual Student Paper/Presentation prize competition. Six finalists will be nominated by the International Advisory Committee to compete in a closed prize committee presentation at the conference in Tucson. First, second and third place winners will be recognized and receive a cash prize at the conference.

The 2014 Kenneth J Button Prize has been awarded to Dr. Xi-Cheng Zhang of the University of Rochester for "outstanding contributions to the field of THz time domain spectroscopy and applications." Professor Zhang will be giving a Plenary Talk at the conference in Tucson, where he will receive his prize in a special ceremony.