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Annual IEEE International Mixed-Signals, Sensors, and Systems Testing Workshop (IMS3TW'08)
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The rapid pervasion of micro/nanoelectronics into various application fields like biology, chemistry, mechanics, optics, etc. is fostering unprecedented types of heterogeneous integrated systems and associated interfaces between these previously largely separate domains. Microsystems that combine advanced sensors and actuators with embedded, high-performance microprocessors are enabling an endless list of new applications in life sciences, aerospace, the environment, communications, etc. The design and test of such heterogeneous systems presents formidable challenges. In particular, as the inherent quality and reliability of the fundamental building blocks generally decreases with scale, the number of test and design-for-test, diagnosability, -manufacturability, -reliability considerations grows rapidly and their importance soars. The test of such systems is a multidimensional challenge that grows in criticality with increased levels of integration. Test requirements often only implied that individual or multiple signals of a specific nature needed to be observed or monitored. For heterogeneous systems, a mixture of different types of signals observed and/or monitored at different levels of integration or packaging, will need to be the focus of test procedures, for both low and high volume levels of production. In addition to the mixture of signals, a mixture of processes will need to be developed and implemented to encompass signal sensing, conversion and conditioning. Reliability assessment and external and/or self-diagnosis and -repair will become critical facets of such systems.
One and a half decade ago the IEEE Mixed-Signal Test Workshop (IMSTW) was inaugurated as a forum focused on test and design for test issues related to systems encompassing digital and analog electrical signals. In view of accelerated developments in heterogeneous design and production, in 2008 IMSTW will include new topics focusing on challenges and solutions associated with test, design for test, reliability and manufacturability of heterogeneous types of systems in emergence or envisaged in the near to longer terms. Renamed to include sensors and systems, the new IMS3TW aims to bring research and technical expertise for the next generation of devices, circuits and systems. IMS3TW will continue to address the traditional technology spectrum of IMSTW, in particular all aspects of analog, mixed-signal, and RF testing, but with increased attention to all aspects of current design complexity (e.g., parametric variability, power consumption, temperature effects). Guaranteeing design robustness for the new generation of nanoelectronic devices may need to exploit self-monitoring functionality (such as self-test/-calibration), allowing the circuit or system to adapt to varying circuit parameters or functional demands. Built-in sensors can play a crucial role to facilitate device adaptability and are therefore within the scope of IMS3TW.
Primary Topics of Interest include:
Pertaining to the following systems or underlying technologies:
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers on the topics of interest. Submissions should be via the workshop web-site and consist of either an extended summary of at least 750 words or a full paper. Intent is to have the accepted papers be published in a IEEE Computer Society Proceedings available on the IEEE digital library.
Program Committee Chair
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Program Committee (to include)
For more information, visit us on the web at: http://ims3tw.tttc-events.org
The 14th International Mixed-Signals, Sensors, and Systems Test Workshop (IMS3TW 08) is
sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE) Computer Society's Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), and
organized by University of British Columbia.
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