Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2nd Training Course on Compact Modeling: Registration open

Building on the success of its first edition in 2012, the 2nd Training Course on Compact Modeling (TCCM) will be held in Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain) on June 28-29 2012. It will be organized by will be organized by the NEPHOS Group, of the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Automatic Control Engineering at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona).. The General Chairman is Prof. Benjamin Iñiguez.

The Training Course on Compact Modeling will consist of 12 of lectures addressing relevant topics in the compact modeling of advanced electron devices. These lectures will be conducted by top experts in the field. Most of the lectures will target compact modeling issues applicable to many electron devices. In particular, emphasis will be given on MOSFETs (bulk, SOI, Multi-Gate and High Voltage MOS structures) and HEMTs.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN. It is quite cheap:

Advanced Registration (before June 16)
Students: 100 euro
Non-Students: 130 euro

On-Site Registration (after June 16)
Students: 150 euro
Non-Students: 180 euro

NOTE: The gala dinner is included in the registration price.
 Registration includes lunches, coffe breaks and a Gala Dinner on June 28, in a nice restaurant with TV screens to watch the Semifinals match of the Soccer European Cup ...

There will be a 50% discount for all members that participate in the SQWIRE FP/ EU project, as well as the participants to the 8th International Conference on Organic Electronics (ICOE 2012).

The Training Course on Compact Modeling is an event sponsored by the FP7 “COMON” (COmpact MOdelling Network) IAPP Project (which is coordinated by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili) in collaboration with the IEEE EDS Compact Modeling Technical Committee.

The programme of the 2nd Training Course on Compact Modeling is:

Thursday, June 28
8:30 Benjamin Iñiguez - Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain)
  Training Courses Opening Session
8:55 Raphaël Clerc - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble, France)
  "Tunnel and quasi-ballistictransport modelling in nanoscale MOS devices"
10:05 Jamal Deen - McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
  "High frequency noise modeling"
11:15 Coffee Break
11:40 Romain Ritzenthaler - IMEC (Leuven, Belgium)
  "3D analytical modelling techniques for Tri-Gate MOS structures"
12:50 Franz Sischka - Agilent Technologies (Böblingen, Germany)
  "S-parameter and nonlinear RF modelling"
14:00 Lunch
15:15 Frédéric Martinez - Université de Montpellier 2 (Montpellier, France)
  "Low frequency noise modeling"
16:25 David Jiménez - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
  "Quantum confinement models for nanoelectronic devices"
20:30 Gala Dinner
Friday, June 29
8:45 Giovanni Ghione - Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy)
  "Thermal modelling of RF and microwave devices"
9:55 Colin C. McAndrew - Freescale Semiconductors (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
  "Statistical modelling techniques"
11:05 Coffee Break
11:30 Antonio Cerdeira - CINVESTAV (Mexico D.F., Mexico)
  "Design-oriented compact modelling for Multi-Gate MOS devices"
12:50 Mike Brinson - Metropolitan University of London (London, UK)
  "QucsStudio: A second generation Qucs software package for compact semiconductor devicemodel development based on interactive and compiled equation-defined modellingtechniques plus circuit simulation"
14:00 Lunch
15:15 Thomas Gneiting - AdMOS GmbH (Frickenhausen, Germany)
  "Flicker noise measurements and characterization"
16:25 Peter Lee - Elpida Memory (Japan) and vice-chair of the Compact Modeling Council
  "World-wide Model Standardization at the CMC, and DRAM Modeling Needs"
17:35 Conclusions and announcements

Besides, on June 25-27 the same group at URV will organize 8th International Conference on Organic Electronics (ICOE 2012) also in Tarragona. Participants to this Training Course will have a reduced fee for ICOE 2012.

Last but not least, the 10th Graduate Student Meeting on Electronic Engineering will be hels at URV Campus, Tarragona, from June 21 to 22. This event consist of two days of plenary talks given by invited prestigious researchers about selected topics related to electronic engineering, short talk given by last year Doctoral students presenting their last research results and a poster sessions were master and PhD students in this field presented their work. With this format, the Graduated Student Meeting has become a very useful forum for Master and PhD students as well as researchers in the field of Electronic Engineering.

Therefore, if you are interested in the three events, you can stay in Tarragona from June 22 to 29, and spoend the weekend there. The night from June 23 to 24 is the St. John's eve, which is well celebrated in Tarragona (in particular, on the beach) as well as in the rest of Catalonia.

Tarragona is located in the south of Catalonia, in the northeast corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Tarraco (its Roman name) was one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire.
On 30 November 2000, the UNESCO committee officially declared the Roman archaeological complex of Tàrraco a World Heritage Site.

Tarragona can be easily reached from Barcelona Airport by bus and train. It is about 100 Km South from Barcelona. Besides, Reus Airport (less than 15 Km from Tarragona) receives flights from many European cities in the summer.

Tarragona can be easily reached from Barcelona Airport by bus and train. It is about 100 Km South from Barcelona. Besides, Reus Airport (less than 15 Km from Tarragona) receives flights from many European cities in the summer.

Speaking about Tarraco's climate, the famous Roman poet Virgil wrote: "The climate blends and confuses the seasons singularly, so that all the year seems an eternal spring." Thanks to its temperate climate, with an average yearly temperature of 23ºC, its clean beaches with fine and gloden sand, and its singular artistic and architectural heritage, Tarragona is one of the most important tourism hubs in Europe.

I strongly encourage all people interested in compact modeling to attend the 2nd Training Course on Compact Modeling!

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