(27 November 1996)
First Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: 14 February 1997
Fifth International Workshop on Computational Electronics
Notre Dame, Indiana
May 28-30, 1997
The conference will cover all aspects of advanced simulation of electronic
transport in semiconductors and semiconductor devices, particularly those
which use large computational resources. The scientific program, organized
in a single-session format, will consist of invited lectures, contributed
talks, and poster presentations.
The workshop is intended to be an international forum for the discussion on
the current trends and the future directions of computational electronics.
The emphasis of the contributions will be on interdisciplinary aspects of
Computational Electronics, encompassing Applied Physics, Engineering and
Applied Mathematics. Active participation of graduate students, including
student presentations, is strongly encouraged.
Previous IWCE meetings were held at the Beckman Institute of the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 1992), the University of Leeds, UK (August
1993), Portland, Oregon (May 1994), and Tempe, Arizona (October/November 1995).
GENERAL IWCE TOPIC AREAS:
THEME AND FOCUS OF IWCE-5:
- Advances in 2-D and 3-D standard simulations (drift-diffusion, hydrodynamic equations),
- Particle simulation methods (Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics, cellular automata),
- Simulation of optical processes, optoelectronic and electro-optic devices,
- Quantum transport, quantum devices, dynamics of nanostructures,
- High performance computing for computational electronics (parallelization, vectorization, improved numerical algorithms).
- The need of large scale simulation in optoelectronics. What are the experimental results that are poorly predicted by currently used rate equation models? What will a desirable simulation and optimization tool have to offer? What are the most important laser diodes that need to be simulated? What new models need to be developed for microcavity lasers?
- Monte Carlo simulation. What is left to be developed in the area of advanced Monte Carlo models? Are further standardization efforts necessary? Are the available device simulation codes sufficient for technological applications?
- Nanostructure simulation. The question of nanostructure dynamics needs to be addressed; most of the available simulation approaches are based on the quasi-equilibrium electronic states and linear response. The atomistic understanding of the dynamics of nanostructures and its relation to atomistic processes in conventional devices (such as degradation effects) will be a new topic of discussion.
TENTATIVE LIST OF INVITED SPEAKERS:
- Jeff Bude, Lucent Bell Labs, USA, Title to be confirmed
- Emmanuel Crabbé, IBM, USA, Title to be confirmed
- Dave Ferry, Arizona State University, USA, "Quantum Transport"
- Wei-Ping Huang, University of Waterloo, Canada, "Modeling and simulation of
semiconductor DFB Lasers - a hierarchical approach"
- Gerhard Klimeck, Texas Instruments, USA, Title to be confirmed
- Gunter Mahler, Universitat Stuttgart, Germany, "Quantum Networks:
Dynamics of Open Nanostructures"
- Shinji Onga, Toshiba ULSI Research Center, Japan, "Hierarchical simulation
for ULSI process design - from atomistic to conventional process CAD"
- Mark Ratner, Northwestern University, USA, Speaker to be confirmed
- Kent Smith, Lucent Bell Labs, USA, "Optoelectronics"
- Chris Snowden, University of Leeds, UK, "Modelling of thermal effects in
- Shinichi Takagi, Toshiba ULSI Research Center, Japan, "Two-dimensional
electron transport in silicon"
- Harold Trease, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA "Parallel Computing"
- eter Vogl, TU Munchen, Germany, Title to be confirmed
- Kiyoyuki Yokoyama, NTT Opto-Electronics Laboratories, Japan, Title to be
Contributed papers must be based on recent, unpublished work. Authors are
invited to submit 15 camera-ready copies of abstracts by 14 February '97 to:
Wolfgang Porod, IWCE-5
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
PLEASE NOTE: No submissions by FAX or e-mail will be accepted!
The abstract (including title, authors, and institutions) should be typed on a
single standard A4 sheet of white paper with 1 inch margins. The corresponding author should be identified and full address, FAX number, and e-mail address
should be provided.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31 March '97.
The conference proceedings will appear as a special issue of VLSI design.
Papers will be due at the beginning of the workshop with regular refereeing
taking place during the meeting. Final manuscripts will be due approximately
one month after the workshop.
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