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2nd International Electronic Conference - Enabling Nanoelectronics

1–31 Oct 2021

Integrated Circuits, Integrated Systems, Design Automation and Verification, Nanoelectronics
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Warmest congratulations on the success of the 2nd International Electronic Conference—Enabling Nanoelectronics. Many thanks for your participation.

All participants of IEC 2021 are welcome to submit the extended work to the Electronics Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2nd International Electronic Conference—Enabling Nanoelectronics".

Live Session - Radiation effects in electronics

Chaired by Prof. Dr. Paul Leroux
Date and Time: 22 October 2021, 5:00pm (CEST - Central Europe)

Paul Leroux(Advanced Integrated Sensing Lab (ADVISE), Belgium)

Prof. Paul Leroux received the M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the KU Leuven (University of Leuven)

His current research activities within the ADVISE research group focus on radiation hardened analog, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuit design for instrumentation and communication applications in nuclear fusion, space and high-energy physics.

Giulio Borghello (CERN-EP Department, Switzerland)

Giulio Borghello is a member of the CERN Microelectronics Section since 2016. His work involves assessing the behavior of CMOS technologies exposed to the very high levels of TID found in CERN particle detectors.

He has authored and co-authored 17 journal and conference papers on the topic of radiation effects in modern CMOS technologies.

Alessandro Paccagnella(Department of Information Engineering, University of Padua, Italy)

Graduated with honors in Physics in 1983 at the University of Padua, university researcher in Trento (1986).

He studies the reliability of microelectronic circuits in critical applications such as satellites, airplanes, cars, and high-energy physics experiments at CERN, with particular attention to the effects of ionizing radiation.

Umer Farooq (Faculty of Engineering, University of Toyama, Japan)

Umer Farooq was born in Sialkot, Pakistan in 1996. He received BSc (EE) degree from University of Gujrat, Pakistan, in 2017 and got MS (EE) degree from University of Toyama, Japan, in 2021.

Currently, he is pursuing PhD in electronics from University of Toyama, Japan. He is doing research on Resonant tunneling diode (RTD) based high frequency oscillators including Chaos generator circuits.

Hugh Barnaby(School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, USA)

Hugh Barnaby joined the Arizona State University faculty in 2001.

Professor Barnaby's research interests include semiconductors for hostile environments, device physics and modeling, microelectronic device and sensor design and manufacturing, and analog/RF/mixed signal circuit design.

Frédéric Wrobel(Team RADIAC in the University of Montpellier 2, France)

After a university degree in nuclear physics and instrumentation, Frédéric Wrobel performs his doctoral thesis at the University Montpellier 2, under the direction of Professor Jean-Marie Palau, on the issue of the reliability of SRAM’s memories.

In his thesis, he joined for several months the team of Theoretical Physics of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States) where he initiated the development of codes of nuclear physics by Monte Carlo calculations adapted to the problem of microelectronics.


17:00-17:05 chair: opening talk

17:05-17:40 Giulio Borghello (CERN): Ultra-high-TID effects on nanoscale CMOS technologies

17:40-18:15 Alessandro Paccagnella (Univ. Padova): Radiation detection with flash memories

18:15 -18:20 Umer Farooq ( Univ. Toyama) : A microwave chaos generator circuit employing a resonant tunneling diode

18:20-18:50 Hugh Barnaby (Arizona State Univ.): Latest developments in radiation hardened linear bipolar circuits

18:50-19:25 Frederic Wrobel (Univ. Montpellier) : Use of Monte Carlo method to simulate Single Event Effects

19:25-19:30 Chair: closing

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Live Session - Radiation Effects in Electronics

Special Issue

Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2nd International Electronic ConferenceEnabling Nanoelectronics"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Microelectronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the 2nd International Electronic Conference—Enabling Nanoelectronics

Dear scientists, researchers, and authors,

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd International Electronic Conference—Enabling Nanoelectronics, chaired by Prof. Yeo Kiat Seng, will be held at from 1 to 31 October 2021.

The silicon Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFET) was incorporated into integrated circuits in the early 1970s, and progress since then has followed an exponential behaviour that has come to be known as Moore's Law.

Trends: Over the past 50 years, intensive research on the scaling down of MOSFETs has improved both the operating speed and integration density of silicon logic large scale integrated circuits. The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) predicts that the scaling down will continue, and the gate length in microprocessor units (MPUs) will reach atomic-level dimensions soon. In fact, several research groups have already reported on the development of 3-nm-level MOSFETs. It is, therefore, quite likely that the scaling down to atomic length is achievable in the future.

Advanced Nanotechnologies: This rapid scaling has brought silicon technology to the point where various fundamental physical phenomena are beginning to impede the path to further progress. These effects include tunnelling through the gate insulator, tunnelling through the bandgap, quantum confinement issues, interface scattering, discrete atomistic effects in the doping and at interfaces, and thermal problems associated with very high-power densities. Because of these difficulties, many new and interesting changes to the basic MOSFET technology are being explored, including new gate geometries and multiple gates, the use of strain to increase mobility, and the use of extremely thin, fully depleted silicon layers for the FET channel.

The Problems: Unfortunately, even for these new devices, power dissipation and the temperature rise associated with very high-power densities remain problems. This makes it more and more apparent that each technology design point must be optimized for maximum performance subject to application-dependent power constraints. Due to the nature of some applications, the power dissipation problem is even graver and requires immediate attention. These applications include, but are not limited to power electronics in electric vehicles, radio frequency/mm-wave in 5G/6G wireless, low-power integrated design in internet of things and energy harvesting as well as high-performance chips in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning and big data.

We hope that you will be able to participate in this exciting event, which is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher (

Paper Submission Guidelines:
For information about the submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors" .

We look forward to receiving your research papers and welcoming you to the 1st edition of this e-conference.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Prof. Yeo Kiat Seng
Department of Research and International Relations at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) , Singapore

Yeo Kiat Seng received his B.Eng. (EE) in 1993, and Ph.D. (EE) in 1996 both from Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU). Currently, he is Associate Provost for Research and International Relations at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He has about 30 years of experience in industry, academia and consultancy. Before joining SUTD, he was Associate Chair (Research), Head of Circuits and Systems and Sub-Dean (Students Affairs) at NTU.

Conference Chairs

Associate Provost for Research and International Relations at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) , Singapore Website

Kiat Seng received his B.Eng. (EE) in 1993, and Ph.D. (EE) in 1996 both from Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU). Currently, he is Associate Provost for Research and International Relations at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He has about 30 years of experience in industry, academia and consultancy. Before joining SUTD, he was Associate Chair (Research), Head of Circuits and Systems and Sub-Dean (Students Affairs) at NTU.

Conference Committee

Electronics Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Patras, GR-26504 Rio Patras, Greece

Costas Psychalinos received his B.Sc. degree in Physics and Ph.D. degree in Electronics from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1986 and 1991, respectively. From 1993 to 1995, he worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher at the VLSI Design Laboratory, University of Patras. From 1996 to 2000, he was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras. From 2000 to 2004 he served as Assistant Professor at the Electronics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. From 2004 he serves as faculty member at the Electronics Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Patras, Greece and, currently, he is full Professor. His research area is in the development of CMOS analog integrated circuits, including fractional-order circuits and systems, continuous and discrete-time analog filters, amplifiers, and low voltage/low power building blocks for analog signal processing.

Department of Information Engineering, of the University of Brescia, Italy

Anna RichelliAnna Richelli was born in Brescia (Italy) in 1974. She graduated in Electronic Engineering in 2000 at the University of Brescia, where she also obtained the title of PhD in "Electronic Instrumentation" in 2004. In the same year, you won the competition for a post-doctoral research scholarship at the Department of Electronics for Automation of the University of Brescia. Since 2005 she has been a researcher in the scientific disciplinary sector ING / INF 01 at the Department of Electronics for Automation, currently renamed the Department of Information Engineering, of the University of Brescia. Since 1 June 2018 she is Associate Professor at the same Department. She teaches the fundamental course of "Design of analog integrated systems" in the specialist degree in Electronic Engineering for Automation and is teacher of the courses: "Fundamentals of Linear Electronics", "Design of Electronic Circuits", "Microelectronics" and "Electronic Devices of Power". Her research activities involved the analysis of electromagnetic interference in integrated circuits, the design of integrated voltage converters, both capacitive and inductive, and the design of very low voltage supply circuits. She is the author of numerous international scientific publications, including articles in journals and conference proceedings, and international patents. She is she Senior MemberIEEE.

Universidad de Granada, Spain

Juan B Roldán received the Degree in physics and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Granada, Granada, Spain, in 1993 and 1997, respectively. His current research interests include physical simulation and compact modeling of resistive switching memories. He is currently a Professor with the Universidad de Granada.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The Ohio State University

Wu Lu (鲁 武) received his Ph.D degree in physical electronics and optoelectronics from Southeast University, China, in 1994. Before he joined Ohio State, he was a Postdoctoral Research Engineer at Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI), Korea, from 1995 to 1996, a Research Fellow at Microelectronics Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from 1996 to 1998, and a Research Associate at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), from 1998 to 2001. He has authored and co-authored over 100 technical papers in referred journals and conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of OSA and AAAS. His interest Area are nanofabrication and nanoelectronics, chemical/biosensors and bioelectronics, III-nitride high power and low noise electronics, high speed III-V compound semiconductor devices and circuits for microwave, mixed signal, and optoelectronic applications.

Southern University of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Associate Professor

Longqing Cong, Associate Professor at SUSTech. He received bachelor and master degree from Tianjin University and PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University. He worked as a research fellow and postdoc researcher at Nanyang Technological University and University of Pennsylvania, respectively. He joined ShanghaiTech University as an assistant professor, and joined SUSTech in March 2021 as an associate professor in the department of electrical and electronic engineering.He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal papers with more than 3400 citations, h-index of 30, among which 36 are in the first rank of JCR, and 3 are the highly cited papers of ESI. He serves as a long-term reviewer for over 30 journals, associate guest editor of journal Frontiers in Physics, and topical editor of journal Electronics. He was awarded the gold medal of “MRS Singapore best PhD thesis” in 2018, and the National Distinguished Youth Expert.For more information of Longqing Cong’s information, please refer to:

Center for Reliability Science and Technologies, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Cher Ming Tan / 陳始明 (M’84–SM’99) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1992. He has ten years of working experiences in reliability in electronic industry (both in Singapore and Taiwan) before joining Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, where he has been a Faculty Member since in 1996. He has published more than 200 international journal and conference papers and holds eight patents and one copyright for reliability software. He has given two keynote talks and many invited talks in international conferences. He has written three books and three book chapters in the field of reliability. His research interests include reliability and failure physics modeling of electronic components and systems, finite-element modeling of materials degradation, statistical modeling of engineering systems, nanomaterials and devices reliability, and prognosis and health management of engineering system. He was the Chair of IEEE Singapore Section, a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electronic Device Society on reliability, the Founding Chair of IEEE Nanotechnology Chapter—Singapore Section, a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Singapore, a Fellow and an Executive Council Member of Singapore Quality Institute, the Director of SIMTech-NTU Reliability Laboratory, and a Senior Scientist in SIMTech. He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability; an Associate Editor of the International Journal on Computing; and a Guest Editor of the International Journal of Nanotechnology, Nanoscale Research Letters, and Microelectronic Reliability. He is also the Series Editor of SpringerBriefs in Reliability.

Department of applied physics, Salamanca University, Salamanca, Spain

Dr. Yahya Meziani is currently working as associate professor at the department of applied physics, Salamanca University. From 2006 till 2008, he was assistant professor with the Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC), Tohoku University, Japan. From March 2005 till Feb. 2006, he was a JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science) research fellow at RIEC, Tohoku University, Japan. From July 2001 till March 2005 he was working as a research scientist at Groupe d’Etude des Semiconducteurs (GES), Montpellier 2 University, France. He received his M.S. and PhD degrees in Semiconductor Physics from Montpellier 2 University, France, in 1997 and 2001 respectively. Dr. Meziani has been conducting research on Quantum Hall effect phenomenon and its application for the conservation of the Ohm unit. He developed with STMicroelectronics a new method for characterization of the new generation of sub-micron silicon transistors. He was also involved in the development of new electronic devices that can emit and/or detect terahertz radiation at room temperature. He has been supervising about ten M.S. students at both Tohoku University and Montpellier 2 University. He is author and co-author of more than 25 scientific publications. He is member of IEICE-Japan and society of physics-France.

Department of Computer Science, Modeling, Electronics and Systems Engineering (DIMES), University of Calabria, Rende (CS) 87036, Italy

Raffaele De Rose received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy, in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy, in 2012. From 2010 to 2013, he was a Research Fellow with the Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems for Information and Communication Technologies “E. De Castro” (ARCES), University of Bologna, Cesena, Italy. Since 2015, he has been with the Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics and Systems Engineering (DIMES), University of Calabria, Rende, Italy, where he is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher. He has authored more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences with peer-review. His recent research interests include device/circuit modeling and co-design in emerging technologies, ultralow-voltage and low-power CMOS circuit design, and hardware-level security.

Peter Grünberg Institute 9, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich 52425, Germany

Zhao Qing-Tai (M’11) received the Ph.D. degree from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1993, where he started his career as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. In 1997, he jointed PGI-9, Forschungszentrum Jülich, where he is currently a Senior Research Scientist and the Leader of Nano-Device Research Group. He has published over 260 papers in international journals and conferences with peer review. His research focuses on nanoelectronic devices.

Deparment of Applied Physics, Universidad de Salamanca

Jesús Enrique Velázquez-Pérez pursued his PhD studies at the Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale (IEF) Université Paris-XI, Orsay, France in the field of device simulation using Monte Carlo, MC, models from 1987 to 1990. In 1990, he joined the Departmento of Física Aplicada of the Universidad de Salamanca (USAL), where he is currently Professor Titular of Electronics. From his start at the USAL, he focused his research on noise modelling of semiconductor devices using microscopic technique based on MC techniques. The in-house MC simulation software was extended in the mid of the 90s to allow the study of DC, AC and noise performances of advanced heterojunction transistors. From 1998 to 2004 he was also an invited researcher in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the Imperial College London, UK, working in the development of n-channel Si/SiGe MODFETs for low-power high-frequency applications. This work in was subsequently extended to the development of Si/SiGe MODFET plasma wave detectors. J.E. Velázquez-Pérez has published more than 55 papers and over 85 conference contributions and holds one patent.

Faculty of Engineering, University of Toyama, Japan

Koichi Maezawa was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1959. He received the B. E. degree in applied physics, the M. S. degree in physics, and the Ph. D. degree in applied physics from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1982, 1984, and 1993, respectively. From 1984 to 1997, he was engaged in the research and development of heterostructure FETs and quantum effect devices at NTT LSI Laboratories and System Electronics Laboratories. In 1997 he moved to Nagoya University, where he worked as an associate professor. He moved to University of Toyama in 2006, and is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering. He was a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from Oct. 2000 to March 2001. His current interests include heterostructure FETs, resonant tunneling devices, MBE-growth of quantum structures, and applications of quantum functional devices to new architectures of computation. Dr. Maezawa is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Physical Society of Japan, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan.

Institute for Materials and Processes / Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK

r Tayebeh Ameri became a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Institute for Materials and Processes, Chemical Engineering discipline at the University of Edinburgh in December 2020. She carried out her PhD research in Konarka GmbH Austria and received her PhD degree in Engineering Sciences from the Johannes Kepler University Linz, in 2010. Afterwards, she conducted her postdoctoral and Habilitation research in the institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET), Department of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). From 2018 till 2020, Dr Ameri was a team leader and lecturer in the chair of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry at the University of Munich (LMU). She is also the scientific mentor of the start-up SERINO, recently founded by the Medical Valley Award, on development of the next generation of IR-detectors for medical applications. Dr Ameri’s research involves development of printed optoelectronics with a focus on photovoltaic and photodetector technologies. She has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications/book chapters, which are cited over 8900 times (Google Scholar). Dr Ameri has received several prestigious awards including Christiane-Nüsslein-Volhard-Stiftung, Wolfgang Finkelnburg, and Arnold Sommerfeld Awards. In November 2020, she has been awarded with a fellowship in the Heisenberg Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Key Laboratory of Microelectronic Devices & Integrated Technology, Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100029, China

Mengmeng Li obtained his PhD degree at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz in 2016. Afterwards, he moved to the Eindhoven University of Technology and Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research for his independent postdoctoral research, with the financial support from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and NWO Veni grant, respectively. Since 2019, he has been employed as a full professor at the Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Mengmeng’s main research interests include organic flexible electronic devices and integrated circuits, new semiconducting materials, and large-area thin film electronics.

Centre for Electronics Frontiers, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK

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Dr. Firman is a scientist at the Centre of Electronics Frontiers, University of Southampton (UoS - UK). He received full scholarships for his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Taiwan top univer

CNR-SPIN, via Giovanni Paolo II, n.132, 84084 Fisciano(SA), Italy

Filippo Giubileo currently works as Senior Researcher at the Institute for Superconductors, Innovative Materials and Devices (SPIN) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), since 2004. He has the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. He has been member of the scientific evaluation panel for the Flag-Era Joint Transnational call on graphene basic research. His research activity deals with electrical properties of 1D and 2D materials and their application as field effect transistors, photodetectors, chemical sensors, field emitters. His expertise includes advanced surface analysis on nanometer scale by scanning probe microscopy/spectroscopy in high magnetic field and variable temperatures, fabrication and characterization of superconducting heterostructures, pairing symmetry and electronic properties in superconductors. FG is listed in the World Top 2% Scientist classification released by PlosBiology on 2021. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He was Chair-Organiser for 6 international conferences (ISMN08, SM-2010, S4E-2014, GM-2016, TTN-2018, NANO M&D-2019). He serves as member of editorial board for several international journals (Nanomaterials, Nano Express, Journal of Nanomaterials, Chemosensors).

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei, Taiwan, China

Jen-Shiun Chiang received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1983, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, in 1992. He joined as a Faculty Member with the Department of Electrical Engineering (now is renamed as Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) Tamkang University, in 1992, as an Associate Professor, where he is currently a Professor. He was the Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering with Tamkang University from 2000 to 2006. He is very active in the international activities of academics, and has joined several conference organization committees, such as ICME, DMS, VLSI/CAD, and ISPACS. He also organized IEEE ISPACS 2012 as the General Chair. He is the Fellow of IET and was the Chair of the IET Taipei Local Network from 2013 to 2017. His research interests include digital signal processing for VLSI architecture, architecture for image data compressing, SOC design, analog to digital data conversion, mixed-signal circuit design, and low-power circuit design.

Physics Department “E. R. Caianiello”, University of Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy

Antonio DI BARTOLOMEO is a full professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and president of the Physics Education Committee at the University of Salerno, Italy, where he teaches semiconductor device physics and nanoelectronics. His present research interests include optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials, supercapacitors, van der Waals heterostructures and Schottky junctions, field-effect transistors, non-volatile memories, solar cells, photodetectors, and field emission devices. He received the Ph.D. in Physics in 1997 from Salerno University where he held the position of researcher in Experimental Physics before the appointment as a professor. His scientific career started at CERN (CH) with the collaboration in experiments on neutrino oscillations and heavy-ion collisions. He spent several years in the industry as a semiconductor device engineer (ST Microelectronics, Infineon Technologies, and Intel Corporation) and was a guest scientist at IHP-Microelectronics (Germany) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). He has authored over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two physics textbooks, and two patents, and is on the editorial board of several journals including Electronics and  Nanomaterials.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Fei Yuan received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Shandong University, Jinan, China in 1985, the M.A.Sc. degree in chemical engineering and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada in 1995 and 1999, respectively. During 1985-1989, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Changzhou Institute of Technology, Jiangsu, China. In 1989 he was a Visiting Professor at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, Canada, and Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. He was with Paton Controls Limited, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada as a Controls Engineer during 1989-1994 where he designed and commissioned total distributed control systems for petrochemical processes worldwide. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University in 1999 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and Full Professor in 2008. He served the department as the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Affairs from 2002 to 2006 and was the Chair of the department from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Yuan is a senior member of IEEE and a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Québec City, QC G1K 9A9, Canada

Federico Rosei received the M.S. degree Materials Physics from Univ. of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Physics from Univ. of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy in 2001. He joined INRS–EMT, Univ. du Québec, Varennes, Canada in 2002 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004 and Full Professor in 2009. His research areas are Nanostructured Materials, Surface Science, Organic Electronics, Nanoelectronics, Multifunctional Materials, Functional Nanomaterials, Photovoltaic Materials and Devices.

University of Bergamo, Via Marconi 5, Dalmine (BG), Italy

His research activity mainly concerns the design of low noise front-end electronics, the characterization of CMOS processes in terms of resistance to ionizing radiation and electronic noise and the development of active monolithic pixels (MAPS) in submicrometric CMOS technology. planar and vertically integrated (3D) for applications in vertex detectors for high energy physics. He is the author or co-author of more than 160 scientific articles published in international journals or in international conference proceedings. He is also a reviewer for the following scientific journals: IEEE Transaction on Nuclear Science, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Sensor Journal and Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and since 2000 he has participated in research projects funded by MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics.

Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Via Ferrata 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy

Lodovico Ratti is Associate Professor of Electronics at the University of Pavia. His mainfields of expertise include: 1) the design of mixed-signal front-end circuits and of monolithic pixels for radiation detectors in planar and vertical integration (3D) CMOS technology; 2) the characterization of advanced microelectronic processes (in particular CMOS technologies) from the standpoint of radiation tolerance and electronic noise; 3) the development of instrumentation for electronic device and circuit characterization. Lodovico Ratti is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Technology Research Fellow with INFN. He is the team leader of the Electronic Instrumentation Group and is responsible for the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory, Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia. He is author or co-author of more than 130 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and more than 180 works presented at international conferencesand workshops.

Advanced Integrated Sensing Lab (ADVISE), KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Prof. Paul Leroux was born in Eeklo, Belgium in 1975. He received the M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. From 1999 to 2004, he was a Teaching and Research Assistant within the MICAS research group of the KU Leuven Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT). In 2009 he became assistant professor at KU Leuven Dept. of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), where he headed the Electrical Engineering (ESAT) Technology Cluster from November 2011 to July 2016. He was promoted to associate professor in 2014. Since August 2016 he is Campus Chair of the KU Leuven Technology Campus Geel. His current research activities within the ADVISE research group focus on radiation hardened analog, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuit design for instrumentation and communication applications in nuclear fusion, space and high-energy physics. His group is part of the CERN CMS collaboration where Prof. Leroux is acting as KU Leuven team leader. Paul Leroux has (co)authored over 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is Senior Member of the IEEE. In 2010, Prof. Leroux received the SCK-CEN Prof. Roger Van Geen Award from the FWO and FNRS for his highly innovative work on IC design for harsh radiation environments.

Instructions for Authors

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.
  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 31 July 2021.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract. All authors will be notified by 25 August 2021 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video until 15 September 2021.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on for discussion during the time of the conference 01–31 October 2021 and will be published in Journal Engineering Proceedings.
  5. The Open Access Journal Electronics will publish Special Issue of the conference and accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference itself. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Electronics (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.).
Proceedings Paper

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  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

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  • LaTeX: Manuscripts prepared in LaTeX must be collated into one ZIP folder (include all source files and images, so that the Conference Secretariat can recompile the submitted PDF). When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use the 6th Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications LaTeX template files.

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Microsoft Word template

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Manuscript Preparation

Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm × 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).

  • Formatting/Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of Electronics. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example, [1,2], [3] or [1–3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Author List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle names can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figures and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

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Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference’s esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Paper Award and the Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Paper Award 500CHF

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Paper Award will be presented to honor the paper that is judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.
Best Poster Award 500CHF

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Poster Award has been established to recognize the scientific merit exhibited in poster presentation and preparation.
Terms and Conditions:
Best Paper Award

As a sponsor, Electronics would like to present an award for the best paper, as determined by the conference committee. The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs. We look forward to reviewing your contributions.

Best Paper Award Criteria

Only full papers submitted to IEC 2021 will be considered. Papers will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Originality/novelty of the paper;
  • Significance of content;
  • Scientific soundness;
  • Interest to the readers;
  • English language and style.


  • Each Evaluation Committee member will assess each entry in terms of the criteria outlined above;
  • Total scores for each presentation will be ranked, from highest to lowest;
  • If two or more authors get the same score, further evaluation will be carried out;
  • All decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final.

Best Poster Award

As a sponsor, Electronics would like to grant an award (500 Swiss Francs) for the best poster presented at the conference. This prize will be determined by a jury and awarded to the best-designed poster presented at the conference.

Posters should have the following information:

  • Title (with authors and affiliations)
  • Introduction/Objectives/Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contact information

For consideration for this award, posters should be accompanied by a three-minute video presentation. During the conference, the chair will be invited to judge the quality of the video presentations and posters. Presentations will be judged on how well they are able to summarize the content of the work and make the observer interested in viewing the poster. Posters will be judged on clarity quality of appearance.

Conference Organizers


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List of accepted submissions (1)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Poster PDF
sciforum-049991 A microwave chaos generator circuit employing a resonant tunneling diode

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Submitted: 29 Aug 2021

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