Semiconductor Technology for Ultra Large Scale Integrated Circuits and Thin Film Transistors VII

An ECI Conference Series

May 19-23, 2019
Palace Side Hotel
Kyoto, Japan

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Call for Abstracts!   Deadlines:  Oral-  Closed  Poster-  Closed

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Visa Information for Japan

About This Conference

The 7th ULSIC vs. TFT conference continues the tradition of the previous six successful conferences held in Barga, Italy (2007), Xi’An, China (2009), Hong Kong, China (2011), Grenoble, France (2013), Lake Tahoe, California, USA (2015) and Hernstein, Austria (2017) in providing a forum to discuss the latest developments in semiconductor technology, ranging from nanoscience to giga-scale integration.

This is the only conference bringing together experts from the two most popular semiconductor technologies – ULSICs and TFTs – to discuss ideas and exchange opinions on future challenges cohesively.  Both technologies are based on the same principles and face common challenges in devices, materials, fabrication processes, reliability, and applications.

The goal of this conference is to exchange state-of-the-art information and thoughts among those involved in research and development.  Invited speakers include distinguished researchers, engineers, professors, and national academy members from US, Europe and Asia.  A portion of the oral and poster presentations are reserved for junior researchers.

Technical Co-Sponsors

ECS Electronics and Photonics Division
Korean Physical Society Semiconductor Division
Japan Society of Applied Physics

Technical Program

  • Comparison of ULSIC and TFT science and technology
  • Devices, Physics, Modeling and Reliability
  • Materials of Semiconductors, Dielectrics and Interconnects
  • Advanced Fabrication Processes
  • New and Novel Applications
  • Panel Discussions
  • Poster Presentations

Previous ECI Conference on this topic.

Technical Co-Sponsors

The Korean Physical Society

Conference Organization


Yue Kuo, Texas A&M University


Junichi Murota, Tohoku University
Yukiharu Uraoka, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Local Chair:        Yasuhiro Fukunaka, Kyoto University

Scientific Advisory Committee

Gennadi Bersuker, Aerospace Corporation, USA
Olivier Bonnaud, University of Rennes I, France
Andrew Flewitt, Cambridge University, UK
Mamoru Furuta, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
Takayuki Homma, Waseda University, Japan
Cheol Seong Hwang, Seoul National University, Korea
Jin Jang, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Ming Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tso-Ping Ma, Yale University, USA
Michael Shur, RPI, USA
Akira Toriumi, Tokyo University, Japan

Abstract Submission

Original papers for oral and poster presentations are encouraged. Those who wish to be considered for an oral or poster presentation should submit a one-page (extended) abstract online.

Please choose a first and second choice from the following topics:

  • Comparison of ULSIC and TFT science and technology
  • Devices, Physics, Modeling and Reliability
  • Materials of Semiconductors, Dielectrics and Interconnects
  • Advanced Fabrication Processes
  • New and Novel Applications


Oral Abstract Submission Deadline:                              Closed
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline:                          Closed

Proceedings Manuscript Submission:                        Opens on March 15, 2019.

Proceedings Manuscript Submission Deadline:           April 15, 2019

All abstracts should be submitted electronically at THIS SITE.

Submissions must follow the template provided at this link.

Full papers will be published in a special volume of the ECS Transactions, which will be available at the meeting time.

Major Sponsors

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Palace Side Hotel, located in the heart of historical Kyoto and next to the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The hotel is entirely non-smoking and all bedrooms have air conditioning, TV, a refrigerator, telephone(with alarm), tea kettle, and free Wifi. There is a restaurant with an outdoor café with a view of the Kyoto Imperial Gardens. Traditional Thai massages are offered as well.

Kyoto City was the official capital of Japan for almost 1,000 years until 1868 when the capital was moved to Tokyo. It is located 30 miles (50 km) northeast of the industrial city of Osaka. Kyoto is the center of traditional Japanese culture and of Buddhism, as well as of fine textiles and other Japanese crafts. The Japanese people have a  special relationship with Kyoto—all Japanese try to go there at least once in their lives, with almost a third of the country’s population visiting the city annually.

Kyoto claims some 1,660 Buddhist temples, more than 400 Shintō shrines, and even some 90 Christian churches.. Their grounds and those of the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle give Kyoto more green areas than most Japanese cities.

Nijo Castle

Kyoto City Official Travel Guide

Japan National Tourist Organization Guide to Kyoto


Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport, ITM) is about a 45-minute drive from the hotel. Yasaka Taxi and MK Taxi can provide direct transfers from Itami Airport to the hotel for 2,900 JPY per person. Reservations should be made online in advance.

Kansai International Airport (KIX) is a 1 ½ hour drive from the hotel.  Yasaka Taxi and MK Taxi can also provide direct transfers from the airport to the hotel. The cost is 4,200 JPY per person. Reservations should be made online in advance.

An airport limousine from Kansai Airport to Kyoto station costs 2,500 JPY per person. From there the hotel is accessed via subway on the Karasuma line to Marutamachi Station, which is a 5-minute walk from the station (Exit No. 2).

For maps and further details see HERE.

Conference Fees and Registration

Conference Fees

All conference fees are inclusive. They include registration, accommodations (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights), all meals including the banquet, Tuesday excursion, and taxes from dinner on Sunday through lunch on Thursday. The hotel will bill Incidental fees (minibar, laundry, etc.) to your personal account.


The conference fees are:

Register on or before April 15, 2019 Register after April 15, 2019
Participant (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) US $1,630.00 US $1,830.00
Participant (sharing a room with another participant) US $1,480.00 US $1,680.00
Bona fide Graduate Student (sharing a room with another student) (Those in this category must send proof of current status – copy of current Student ID can be faxed to 1-212-514-6030 or emailed to US $1,065.00 US $1,265.00
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing bedroom with single occupancy participant. (A guest badge will be issued and this fee includes all conference meals and the excursion) – Guest fee required for all guests US $540.00 US $540.00

If you plan to bring children to the conference, please contact ECI ( for pricing.

Conference Registration

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If you are not certain if you already have a login and password, please click on automated password retrieval and enter your e-mail address before creating a new account. If we do not have a valid email address on file for you, a pop up window will appear stating that no records were located. Click “OK” and then follow the instructions to create a new account.

Pre-and Post-Conference Reservations

If you are planning to arrive early (before May 19 or to stay after the conference (after May 23), you MUST make hotel reservations directly with the hotel.  Use the appropriate form on THIS PAGE to make your reservations.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties, please email

Special Notes for Payment

We suggest that you register as soon as possible to be certain that you will have a hotel room at the conference rate.  Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis and late registrants may be housed in a nearby hotel.

All participants are encouraged to register before April 15, 2019.  There is a discounted price for registering before this date.  Hotel space cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after this date.  Your registration is not officially confirmed until we receive payment of the amount due.  ECI reserves the right to cancel your room registration if payment is not received. Your invoice/receipt will automatically be e-mailed upon of receipt of your registration.  Should you need a signed receipt, please contact Kathy Chan (

Because of contractual guarantees made with the hotel for room and meal functions, no shows, late arrivals, missed meals and early departures cannot receive fee adjustments.  If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to participate fully in this conference, please indicate this when you register. An ECI representative will contact you to discuss your specific needs. If you have special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian or a food allergy), please make a note on your registration.  The chef needs to know this information in advance if we are to accommodate you. ECI will attempt to accommodate special requests such as Kosher or Halal meals, but such meals may not be available at all conference sites. The participant must pay any additional costs for special meal requests to ECI.

Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Amex), check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars, payable to ENGINEERING CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL. Checks or money orders in any other currencies are NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Payment must be made on the web site except for those who are sending payment by wire transfer or have a purchase order from their company/institution.

WIRE TRANSFER PAYMENT: If you are planning to make payment by wire transfer, please contact ECI for the bank information. You must add $30 to cover ECI bank charges. Please reference your full name and the conference title.  Either fax a copy of your bank transfer papers to ECI (Fax: +1-212-514-6030) or email a scanned copy to  This is very important – otherwise it is extremely difficult to trace your payment and you may not receive a receipt prior to the conference.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received by ECI in writing at least 28 days prior to the start of the conference in order for a full refund (less a processing fee) to be considered. The ECI auditors require that refunds for all conference cancellations be processed after the conference so that the necessary back-up information (e.g., hotel list of those in-house) can be attached to the refund request and ECI can verify that the hotel has not charged a cancellation fee.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a processing fee of 4% of the total fee, plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 15 – 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $250 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 8 – 14 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather or travel disruptions/cancellations.

Registrations may be transferred without incurring any penalty or cancellation fee.

Denied or delayed visa

If a participant is forced to cancel due to a denied or delayed entry visa, ECI will issue a full refund if ECI has been notified of a potential visa issue at least four weeks prior to the conference start date.

Change of payment method

If an attendee who has already paid the conference fee with a credit card requests that the fee be refunded to that card so that it can be paid in a different manner (e.g., charged to an alternate credit card, or paid via check or bank transfer), a processing fee of 4% of the total fee amount will apply.


It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of ECI to alter the content and timing of the program or the identity of the speakers. In the unfortunate circumstance that an event is cancelled, ECI is not liable for any costs incurred by participants in connection with their attendance.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.

Should you have specific questions regarding your registration, please contact Kathy Chan (

Preliminary Program

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The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

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