11th International Workshop on
27 - 30 September 2005,
Lake Maggiore, Italy.

Sponsored by
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IEEE Computer Society

Test Technology Technical Council
In cooperation with
Thermal Management Committe of IEEE CMPT Logo Logo

General Information and Programme

Updated on November 3, 2005.

Aim of the Workshop
THERMINIC Workshops are a series of events to discuss the essential thermal questions of microelectronic microstructures and electronic parts in general. These questions are becoming more and more crucial with the increasing element density of circuits packaged together and with the move to nanotechnology. These trends are calling for thermal simulation, monitoring and cooling. Thermal management is expected to become an increasingly dominating factor of a system's cost. The growing power dissipated in a package, the mobile parts of microsystems raise new thermal problems to be solved in the near future necessitating the regular discussion of the experts in these fields. Finally, there is an increasing need for accurate assessment of the boundary conditions used in the analysis of electronic parts, which requires a concurrent solution of the thermal behaviour of the whole system.
The main topics to be discussed during the Workshop are the following:
  • Thermal and Temperature Sensors
  • Thermal Simulation
  • Electro-thermal Simulation
  • Thermal Modelling and Investigation of Packages
  • Reliability Issues
  • High Temperature Electronics
  • Heat Transfer Education
  • Flow Visualisation Techniques
  • Turbulence Modelling in Complex Geometrics
  • Defect and Failure Modelling
  • Reliability Evolution and Prediction
  • Multiphysics Simulation
  • Nanoengineering Issues
  • Education
  • Measurement of Thermal Properties
  • Acquisition and Analysis of Thermal data
  • Temperature Mapping
  • Novel and Advanced Cooling Techniques
  • Thermal Performance of Interconnects
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement
  • Validation of Thermal Software
  • Coupled (Thermo-mechanical, Thermo-optical, etc.) Effects.
  • Thermal Stress: Theory and Experiment
  • Thermal Stress Failures: Prediction and Prevention
  • Nanotechnology Applications
Previous THERMINIC Workshops have been held in Grenoble (1995), Budapest (1996), Cannes (1997 and 1998), Rome (1999), Budapest (2000), Paris (2001), Madrid (2002), Aix en Provence (2003)) and Sophia Antipolis, Côte d’Azur, (2004).
The programme includes 2 invited talks, 33 oral and 18 poster presentations and 3 Special sessions. Oral contributions consist of 15 min. presentations followed by 5 min. discussion. The posters will be introduced by one slide in maximum 3 minutes each.

Workshop Committee
General Chair: B. Courtois, TIMA Laboratory Grenoble/France
Vice General Chair: M. Rencz, BUTE, Budapest/Hungary
Programme Chairs: C. Lasance, Philips/The Netherlands
V. Székely, BUTE, Budapest/Hungary
Special Topic Chair: E. Suhir, U. of California, Santa Cruz/USA
Programme Committee: T. Baba, NMI of Japan, Tsukuba/Japan
T. Baelmans, KUL/Belgium
A. Bar-Cohen, U. of Maryland, College Park/USA
I. Barsony, KFKI-ATKI/Hungary
D. Blackburn, NIST/USA
B. Charlot, TIMA Labs./France
H. Chiueh, National Chiao Tung U./Taiwan
F. Christiaens, Alcatel Bell/Belgium
W. Claeys, U. Bordeaux/France
L. Codecasa, Polit. di Milano/Italy
D. Copeland, Fujitsu/USA
G. De Mey, Ghent U./Belgium
G. Digele, The Boston Cltg/Germany
V. Eveloy, CALCE EPSC, U. of Maryland/USA
W. Faris, IIUM/Malaysia
S. Garimella, Purdue U., West Lafayette/USA
Y.C. Gerstenmaier, Siemens/Germany
Y. Gianchandani, U. of Michigan/USA
A. Glezer, The Georgia Inst. of Techn./USA
K.E. Goodson, Stanford Univ/USA
B. Guenin, SUN/USA
J. Janssen, Philips/The Netherlands
Y. Joshi, The Georgia Inst. of Techn./USA
M. Kimura, Tohoku-Gakuin U./Japan
G. Matijasevic, U. of California/USA
A. Napieralski, TU Lodz/Poland
H. Pape, Infineon Techn./Germany
J. Parry, Flomerics/UK
P. Raad, South. Methodist U./USA
Z. Radivojevic, Nokia/Finland
J. Rantala, Nokia/Finland
P. Rodgers, CALCE EPS Center/USA
A. Rubio, UPC/Spain
M-N. Sabry, U. Française d'Egypte/Egypt
J. Samitier, U. Barcelona/Spain
J-B. Saulnier, ENSMA/France
Y. Scudeller, Lab. Thermocinétique/France
A. Shakouri, U. of California/USA
M-W. Shin, Myong Ji U./Korea
A. Siebert, Rolls-Royce/UK
O. Slattery, NMRC/Ireland
A. Tay, NUS/Singapore
B. Vandevelde, IMEC/Belgium
S. Volz, Ecole Centrale Paris/France
G. Wachutka, TU München/Germany
C.P. Wong, The Georgia Inst. of Techn./USA

Special issues and special sections
Special issues and special sections of leading periodicals have been organised regarding the previous Workshops (Journal of Sensors and Actuators, Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, Journal of Electronic Packaging). It is again expected to have special issues and special sections of leading periodicals as follow up of the Workshop 2005.

More information on the Workshop is available from:
Bernard   COURTOIS
TIMA Laboratory
46 Avenue Félix Viallet
38031 Grenoble cedex, France
Tel.: +33 4 76 57 46 15
Fax: +33 4 76 47 38 14

Marta   RENCZ
Budapest University of Technology & Economics (BUTE)
Department of Electron Devices, Goldmann tér 3
H-1521 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: +36 1 463 2702
Fax: +36 1 463 2973

The Workshop will take place in the Best Western Hotel Villa Carlotta, in Belgirate in Italy. The Best Western Hotel Villa Carlotta is located between a charming private park of 40,000 square metres and the Lake Maggiore.
Best Western Hotel Villa Carlotta
Via Sempione 121/125
Belgirate Lake Maggiore
I-28832 Italy

Phone: 39 0322 76461
Fax: 39 0322 76705
E-mail: Villa Carlotta

  Airplane : The recent International Airport of Malpensa is situated at 35 km, with daily flies from and to all sides in the world. You can fly also to Milan Linate, the other airport of Milan, near the city but farther from the Lake.
Malpensa information, tel. +39 02.74852200
Malpensa news for the travellers, tel. +39 02.26800613

Timetable and Fares of Shuttles:
Reservation: The Best Western Hotel Villa Carlotta will arrange transfer, reservation by the THERMINIC reservation form.
By shuttle:
• Fare: Malpensa – Verbania – Belgirate, around 10.50 Euros.
• Company name: Alibus.
• This shuttle service has to be ordered the day before the transfer till 10 a.m., after this time the service is not guaranteed.
• Timetable:
From Malpensa to Belgirate
Departure Arrival
07h30 08h15
10h30 11h15
14h30 15h15
17h30 18h15
20h30 21h15
From Belgirate to Malpensa
Departure Arrival
06h35 07h20
09h35 10h20
13h35 14h20
16h35 17h20
19h35 20h20
Transfer by car: Fare 85 Euros (maxi 3 persons).
Transfer by minibus: Fare 97 Euros (maxi 8 persons). For this transfer The Best Western Hotel Villa Carlotta needs: first name, last name, flight Nr. Scheduled Time two days before.

  Train : The FS, Ferrovie dello Stato, is the official name of national railways in Italy. It is easy to reach the Maggiore Lake from Milan or foreign countries.

  Car : Easy access from everywhere in Europe. The Maggiore Lake is near Switzerland, therefore easy to reach from Germany and France.
From Milan: Motorway A8 Milano-Laghi. First choose Varese and reject Como. Then, in Gallarate, reject Varese (and the A8) and follow A26 to Gravellona Toce; exit in Vergiate-Sesto Calende or Arona, Gravellona Toce, Verbania; the SS 33 (State road) "Sempione" follows the Piedmont lakeshore from Castelletto Ticino to the Switzerland.

From Genova: Motorway A26 Genova-Gravellona Toce, via Alessandria and Vercelli-Novara; go forward and exit in Castelletto Ticino, Arona, Gravellona Toce or Verbania.

From Switzerland: Swiss Motorway N2 from Basel to Lugano, through the Gotthard tunnel. Exit in South-Bellinzona and follow to Lago Maggiore, Locarno and Ascona, or to the Lombard Italian frontier to Maccagno and Luino. You can also exit in Ponte Tresa (nearby Lugano and the Lugano Airport), then follow to Luino or Laveno or Varese.

Hotel Information
Blocks of rooms have been reserved in the Best Western Hotel Villa Carlotta. September is a high season in Belgirate so early reservation is recommended (before 27 July 2005) using the appropriate form. Reservation will be on a first-come first-served basis.
There is no obligation to stay at the Best Western Hotel Villa Carlotta.

Social Event on 29 September 2005
 17:00  Departure from the hotel Villa Carlotta, by private boat.
Arrival to Isola Bella and visit of Borromeo Palace and gardens.
First built in 1632, the palace and the gardens of Isola Bella are the most important attraction of Lake Maggore. The numerous richly furbished rooms can be admired when you visit the Borromeo Palace. In the gardens, 37 meters high with 10 terraces, you can find trees and bushes from all over the world.
Garden Description: A small rocky island in Lake Maggiore is wholly occupied by the Borromeo villa and its garden extravaganza. Soil was shipped in. Like a flower-strewn barge, the island now drifts amongst the snow-capped mountains of the lake. Following the baroque taste for placing a villa at the centre of a layout and allowing avenues to draw the scenery into a garden, Isola Bella employs the lake and mountains as garden features. Local legend relates that the ladies of Borromeo’s household asked the Count to build on the island so that they would not have to listen to prisoners screaming in the dungeons of his mainland castle. The stepped terraces remind one of painters’ interpretations of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
 19:30  Departure from Isola Bella to Hotel Milano for typical dinner on the terrace on the lake
The Hotel Milano has the biggest and most charming terrace overlooking the most beautiful Italian Lake.

An exhibition will be held during the time of the Workshop. Tabletops or Spaces for a portable marketing stand 6sqm are available to companies interested to exhibit equipment, materials, software, etc... Booking of each table-top or Spaces for a portable marketing stand 6sqm will give one slot of time during the vendors' session. The number of space is limited. They will be offered on a first signed - first served basis. Contact the General Chair for more information.

Proceedings of this Workshop will be available at the meeting as part of the registration fee. If you cannot attend, you may still order Proceedings at the price of 35€ (order form available on the conference web site, the sending of the Proceedings package will be done after the Workshop, and if the payment is received).
THERMINIC is happy to acknowledge the services of SuviSoft Oy Ltd for the technical management of the Workshop.

Specific Events Sponsoring
If you wish to sponsor an event like a reception, a lunch, or any specific event during the Workshop, please contact the General Chair.

All posters will be introduced by one slide in 3 minutes each. They will be presented in 2 sessions on Wednesday September 28. Poster introductions session I from 12:40 to 13:10 and Poster introductions session II from 17:20 to 17:50.
They will be mounted during the registration or the first break time. Authors are expected to be at their posters during the posters viewing sessions on Wednesday September 28 from 18:20 to 20:00 and Thursday September 29 from 15:40 to 16:40. The posters will be removed by the end of the Workshop.

Invited Talks
T. Nakamura, University of Tohoku, Japan.
It is productive to think of how thermal problems on chips are dealt with in designing COOL Chips with low-power and high-speed. In terms of architectural aspects, the problems are somehow solved. We could save energy on chip computing, using high efficient chip technologies in hardware and software.

W.J. Li, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
A technology to rapidly construct Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) based sensing elements will first be presented. Then, experimental results in using CNTs as extremely low power consuming and ultra fast response thermal sensors will be shown.

Special Sessions
Organized by Research Network 'Micro and Nanoscale Heat Transfer' of the CNRS (The French National Center for Scientific Research).

Organized by E. Suhir, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.

While the Workshop organisation makes every effort in order to ensure the safety and well being of all the Workshop participants and associates, the Workshop cannot take responsibility for any accident or damage that may occur during the Workshop.

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