IWDTF 2008 : International Workshop on Dielectric Thin Films for Future ULSI Devices: Science and Technology
Call For Papers
The 2008 International Workshop on Dielectric Thin Films for Future ULSI Devices: Science and Technology (IWDTF-08) will be held at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan, on November 5-7, 2008. The IWDTF started in 1999, based on a domestic annual workshop on ultrathin silicon dioxide films. In succession to the second (IWDTF-04, Tokyo) and the third (IWDTF-06, Kawasaki) workshops, the IWDTF-08 will focus on the science and technologies of gate dielectric films for MOS devices, such as ultrathin SiO2, SiON, high-k gate dielectrics, and ferroelectric films. The topics on other technologies involved in the advanced gate stacks, which include metal gate electrodes and high-mobility channel materials, will also be discussed. The IWDTF will provide a great opportunity for information exchange and discussions at forefront of the researches on future ULSI. The papers on both experimental and theoretical studies, for the deep understanding of the properties of gate dielectric films and their interfaces, are welcomed. The workshop will consist of invited and contributed talks, and poster presentations. Selected topics of current interests will be reviewed by several invited talks.
Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following area:
* Ultrathin silicon dioxide, oxynitride and oxide-nitride composite dielectrics
* High-k gate dielectrics
* Metal gate electrodes
* Mobility enhancement technology
* Ferroelectric and high-k films for memory applications
* Growth and related process of gate dielectric films
* Electrical characterization of gate dielectrics
* Gate dielectric wearout and reliability
* Characterization and control of gate dielectric/Si interface
* Surface preparation and cleaning issues for gate dielectrics
* Dielectric reliability related to process integration
* Theoretical approaches to gate dielectrics/Si structure
Invited Keynote Speakers (tentative) :
Hisatsune Watanabe (Selete) and Serge Biesemans (IMEC).
The official language of the workshop is English.
PRESENTATION IN CONFERENCE(for authors)
Submission of Papers:
Paper acceptance is based on abstract submission. The work must be original and unpublished. Prospective authors should submit abstract(s) (only in PDF file), two pages in length including all figures and tables, by July 25, 2008 to submission World Wide Web site(under construction).
The two-page abstracts must be written in English and typed in a area of 8.5 x 11 inches or A4 size. The first page must be headed by the title of the paper, author(s), affiliation(s), address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address of the corresponding author. The text of the abstract must clearly and concisely state the specific results of the work and its originality. Please refer to the sample abstract(PDF file) for detail format information, If you use, please download the abstract template(Microsoft Word) and prepare your abstract following the instructions.
The decision will be notified by e-mail until the beginning of September 2008. All contributors will be requested to give either an oral presentation conforming to 20 minutes format or poster presentation. Please note that no submission by Fax will be accepted.
Submission of Full-Papers to the Special Issue of JJAP:
Authors of papers accepted in IWDTF-08 are encouraged to submit the original and significant part of the papers to the Special Issue of the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP), which will be published in May 2009. The deadline of the paper submission is October 31, 2008. Please refer to the IWDTF-08 website for the detailed information. Those who wish to submit a paper to the special issue should follow the instructions for preparation of manuscript for JJAP. Please note that the manuscript will be published after the usual review process in JJAP. The special issue is not just proceedings of IWDTF-08.