ULSIC vs TFT: 6th International Conference on Semiconductor Technology for Ultra Large Scale Integrated Circuits and Thin Film Transistors

An ECI Conference Series

May 21-25, 2017
Schloss Hernstein
Hernstein, Austria

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Special Issue of ECS Transactions

 

About this Conference

The 6th ULSIC vs. TFT conference continues the tradition of the previous five successful conferences held in Barga, Italy (2007), Xi’An, China (2009), Hong Kong, China (2011), Grenoble, France (2013), and Lake Tahoe, California, USA (2015) 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 Overview

  • ULSIC and TFT
  • Devices, Physics, Modeling and Reliability
  • Semiconductors, Dielectrics and Interconnect
  • Advanced Processes and Production
  • Substrates and Novel Applications
  • Panel Discussions
  • Poster Presentations

Conference Organization

Chair: Prof. Yue Kuo, Texas A&M University
Co-Chair: Prof. Olivier Bonnaud, University of Rennes I

Scientific Advisory Committee

Gennadi.Bersuker, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Andrew Flewitt, Cambridge University, UK
Jin Jang, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Tso-Ping.Ma, Yale University, USA
Tayeb Mohammed-Brahim, University of Rennes I, France
Junichi Murota, Tohoku University, Japan
Michael Shur, RPI, USA
Akira Toriumi, Tokyo University, Japan
Yukiharu Uraoka, NAIST, Japan
Ying Zhang, Applied Materials, USA

Manuscript Submission

Please note the following deadline for submitting the proceedings  (ECS Transactions) manuscript.

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1.       A template for the manuscript is attached. The page limit is 6-12 pages.
2.       Manuscript submission site: https://ecs.confex.com/ecs/ulsic2017/ecst/papers/index.cgi
3.       Author instruction site:  http://ecsdl.org/site/ecs/author_instructions.xhtml or email any questions related to submission to ecst@electrochem.org

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Schloss Hernstein Seminar Hotel. The hotel is situated in the wonderful Triestingtal valley, surrounded by pine forests and a carp lake. Guests can enjoy sauna, steam and fitness rooms, as well as a large indoor swimming pool. There are also several signposted routes for jogging on forest tracks starting at the hotel.

Brochure describing the history of Schloss Hernstein:          Part I                     Part II

Hernstein Castle is situated at the fringe of the Viennese Basin, in the stepped footland of the Styrian and Lower Austrian limestone alps. Its history goes back to medieval times: once the castle safeguarded the street to Berndorf Village and the valley before it. In former times the building comprised a housing unit and a chapel. It would have been very difficult to expand the building; therefore a new castle – the core of today´s castle – was built in the valley at the foot of the mountain where the old castle had been built.

After the Turkish wars this new building was expanded and in the 18th century it got a uniform facade. For a long time the castle was owned by the Habsburgs and was used as domicile by Archduke Leopold Ludwig. The renowned architect Theophil Hansen designed the castle.

Hernstein Castle is one of the largest seminar hotels in Austria and is only available to seminar participants. Therefore it ensures a tranquil atmosphere of learning and working. Hernstein Castle has modern rooms with such amenities as satellite TV, a minibar, work desk, and wireless internet.

Conference Fees and Registration

Conference Fees

All conference fees are inclusive. They include registration, accommodations (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights), all meals and breaks, taxes, and gratuities from the reception and dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Thursday. Incidental fees (telephone calls, faxes, spa, laundry, etc.) are billed to your personal account by the hotel.

ALL PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND INVITED SPEAKERS) ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER.

The conference fees are:

Register on or before April 26, 2017 Register after

April 26, 2017

Participant (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) US $1,775.00 US 1,975.00
Participant (sharing a room with another participant) US $1,675.00 US $1,875.00
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 Kathy@engconfintl.org) US $1,175.00 US $1,275.00
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing bedroom with single occupancy participant. (Includes all conference included meals) US $675.00 US $675.00

If you plan to bring children to the conference, please contact ECI (info@engconfintl.org) for pricing.

Conference Registration

You will need a login name and password to register for ECI conferences through our online system. If you have been a recent participant at an ECI conference or have submitted an online application or request for information about an ECI Conference, you may already have an account with us. If you know your login information, please use it.

If you are not sure whether 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 don’t have a valid email address on file for you, a pop up window will appear stating that no records were found. Click “OK” and then follow the instructions to create a new account.

Pre/Post Conference Hotel Registration:  If you are planning to arrive early (before May 21) or to stay after the conference (After May 25), 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 kathy@engconfintl.org.

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.

All participants are encouraged to register before April 21, 2017.  There is a discounted price for registering before this date and 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.

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. Any additional costs for special meal requests must be paid by the participant to ECI.

Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, 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 is 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 kathy@engconfintl.org.  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 can 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 provided that 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.

Disclaimer

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 (Kathy@engconfintl.org).

Transportation

If you are driving to the conference, map and directions are provided.  Your browser can translate the page into English.

If you are not renting a car, the easiest way to get to Schloss Hernstein is to take a taxi from the Vienna International Airport (Flughaften Wien). You can also take a RailEurope train from Vienna to Leobersdorf and then a taxi to Hernstein. Be certain to print out the map and directions in case the taxi driver in Vienna is not familiar with the rural area where Schloss Hernstein is location.

Address: Seminarhotel Schloss Hernstein, Berndorfer Strasse 32, 2560 Hernstein. Telephone: +43-2633 472510

Preliminary Program

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General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

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.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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