The field of integrated microwave photonics explores the incorporation of photonic integration technology for the generation, processing and measurement of radio-frequency and microwave signals and is one of the fastest growing fields in signal processing. At present, the field of integrated microwave photonics has adopted significantly distinct approaches, technological tools, and focused applications compared to the recent past. A new research paradigm is to explore general purpose and programmable signal processor capable of synthesizing a multitude of on-demand signal processing tasks. On the other hand, incorporation of new technological tools such as on-chip frequency combs, opto-acoustic interactions, and plasmonics open new ways of manipulating RF signals. From the applications side, emerging concepts such as 5G communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to shape development of new systems focusing on high operating frequencies in the millimeter-waves, low power consumption, and high level of integration with electronics. This symposium emphasizes on these recent advances in integrated microwave photonics and their application to emerging massive takeover applications. It seeks for transformative ideas about the future developments field and, at the same time, attempts to bridge dialogues between device-focused and application-driven approaches.