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Key Dates

 Peer ReviewedNon-Peer ReviewedPresentation Only
October 23, 2020Manuscript submission deadlineExtended abstract submission deadlineExtended abstract submission deadline
November 23, 2020 Acceptance notification from SEMI-THERM
December 15, 2020Peer reviewed paper final check
January 17, 2021Final manuscript
(photo-ready using SEMI-THERM template)
Final manuscript
(photo-ready using SEMI-THERM template)
Final Presentation Only

Please Note: If a peer review paper requires edits by the reviewers and the edited paper is not resubmitted, the paper will be pulled from consideration.

Technical Presentation Information

Summary:
Presentations, 15 minutes plus a 5 minute Q&A, designed to summarize the design, tests, and findings of research and development efforts. Topics may include any thermally related challenge or solution from the die to the facility level.

Event Times:
Half day parallel sessions from about 8am – 12:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Types of Presentations:

Peer Reviewed Paper
Authors wishing to present a peer-reviewed paper must submit a completed manuscript and include all elements of a formal technical paper (introduction, analysis, discussion of results, conclusions references). As part of the peer review process, SEMI-THERM reviewers may provide feedback on the paper and make suggestions for improving its quality.

Non Peer-Reviewed Paper
Submit an extended abstract (2-5 pages) that describes the scope, contents, key results, findings and conclusions. Authors notified of acceptance in November. Final manuscript due in January. Manuscripts will be provided to conference attendees.

Presentation Only
Submit an extended abstract (2 -5 pages) that describes the scope, contents, key results, findings and conclusions. Authors notified of acceptance in November. Final presentation slides are due in March. Presentations will be provided to conference attendees

Note: Presentation Only submissions are not eligible for the Best Paper award or student scholarship awards.

When submitting your paper to SEMI-THERM, please indicate which contribution format you are submitting: a peer-reviewed manuscript, a non-peer reviewed extended abstract or presentation-only extended abstract.

SEMI-THERM Supplied Equipment:
Projector and cable.

Lecturer Supplied Materials:
Laptop PC with the presentation loaded

Technical Presentations

Summary:
Presentations, 15 minutes plus a 5 minute Q&A, designed to summarize the design, tests, and findings of research and development efforts. Topics may include any thermally related challenge or solution from the die to the facility level.

Event Times:
Half day parallel sessions from about 8am – 12:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Key Dates:

  • October 4: Abstracts due
  • November 15: Acceptance notification from SEMI-THERM
  • January 17: Final Manuscript (photo ready using SEMI-THERM template)

Types of Presentations:

Peer Reviewed Paper
Authors wishing to present a peer-reviewed paper must submit a completed manuscript and include all elements of a formal technical paper (introduction, analysis, discussion of results, conclusions references). As part of the peer review process, SEMI-THERM reviewers may provide feedback on the paper and make suggestions for improving its quality.

Non Peer-Reviewed Paper
Submit an extended abstract (2-5 pages) that describes the scope, contents, key results, findings and conclusions. Authors notified of acceptance in November. Final manuscript due in January. Manuscripts will be provided to conference attendees.

Presentation Only
Submit an extended abstract (2 -5 pages) that describes the scope, contents, key results, findings and conclusions. Authors notified of acceptance in November. Final presentation slides are due in March. Presentations will be provided to conference attendees

Note: Presentation Only submissions are not eligible for the Best Paper award or student scholarship awards.

When submitting your paper to SEMI-THERM, please indicate which contribution format you are submitting: a peer-reviewed manuscript, a non-peer reviewed extended abstract or presentation-only extended abstract.

SEMI-THERM Supplied Equipment:
Projector and cable.

Lecturer Supplied Materials:
Laptop PC with the presentation loaded

Short Courses

Summary:
Four-hour classes designed to provide practical training on specific thermal knowledge and skills. All courses will be held on Monday, the first day of the symposium.

Event Times:
Monday with concurrent courses from 8:00am – 12:00pm and again from 1:30am – 5:30pm. Both sessions times with have a short refreshment break at the midpoint.

Key Dates:

  • September 1: Short Course proposals due using this form.
  • October 1: Notice of acceptance to potential short course presenters.
  • January 15: Detail course description with statement of who should attend and why.
  • March 1: Completed presentations submitted in electronic form to the SEMI-THERM Program Vice-Chair. These will be forwarded to attendees electronically.

Remuneration:
All course lecturers to receive a stipend of $575 to be divided among the lecturers of a single course. Remuneration from Short Course presentations will be in the form of a check from STEF to a course designated lecturer.

Discounted SEMI-THERM Registration:
Lecturers are offered a reduced student rate of $575, should they decide to attend the full symposium.

Travel / Expenses:
Lecturers are responsible for their own travel, room and meal expenses (except for meals included in Symposium for those choosing to attend the Symposium).

SEMI-THERM Supplied Equipment:
Projector and cable.

Lecturer Supplied Materials:
Laptop PC with the presentation loaded.

How-To Presentations

Summary:
50 minute presentations form thermal industry veterans offering concise insight into their field of specialty.

Event Times:
Concurrent presentations on Wednesday evening from 6:00pm – 7:00pm and from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Key Dates:
Dates…

Who Presents:
Technically oriented individuals able to present key thermal concepts in a concise format

SEMI-THERM Supplied Equipment:
Projector and cable.

Lecturer Supplied Materials:
Laptop PC with the presentation loaded

Product Tear-Downs

Summary:
Hands on 1-hours presentations using actual products to show the system level and component thermal design of the latest electronics products. Presentation material in the form of Powerpoint slides accompany the hands on product dissection.

Event Times:
Concurrent sessions Tuesday evening from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Key Dates:
Dates…

Who Presents:
Those want to show the good and possibly the bad of thermal design during a hands on tear-down session.

SEMI-THERM Supplied Equipment:
Projector and cable.

Lecturer Supplied Materials:
Product to be shown and Laptop PC with the presentation loaded.

Vendor Workshops

Summary:
Non-salesy presentations discussing the technical aspects of a particular company’s product line: product selection, implementation and usage.

Event Times:
Concurrent sessions Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Key Dates:
Concurrent sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Who Presents:
Company representatives wanting to give engineers insight into the technical aspects of their product line.

SEMI-THERM Supplied Equipment:
Projector and cable.

Lecturer Supplied Materials:
Data/Spec Sheets and Laptop PC with the presentation loaded

Frequently Asked Questions for SEMI-THERM 36 Authors

What is the status of SEMI-THERM 36?2020-06-26T23:00:26+00:00

Due to safety concerns due to Covid-19, SEMI-THERM 36 was cancelled.  To the greatest extent possible, papers, presentations, short courses, etc. that that were scheduled to be presented at SEMI-THERM 36 in 2020 will instead be given at SEMI-THERM 37 in 2021. 

Please read the following FAQs carefully and review the submission flow chart at the end of this document.

Will my SEMI-THERM 36 paper be published?2020-06-26T22:49:26+00:00

Yes, all papers (peer reviewed and not peer reviewed) accepted for SEMI-THERM 36 will be available through IEEExplore and the SEMI-THERM database. These will be accessible in late June 2020.

Will I be able to present my paper at the SEMI-THERM 37 symposium in 2021?2020-06-26T22:50:40+00:00

Yes, all papers (peer reviewed and not peer reviewed) accepted for SEMI-THERM 36 are automatically accepted for presentation at SEMI-THERM 37.

What if I was going to give a presentation-only (no paper) at SEMI-THERM 36?2020-06-26T22:51:34+00:00

Presentation-only presentations scheduled for SEMI-THERM 36 are not automatically accepted for SEMI-THERM 37. Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract for SEMI-THERM 37 and it is expected that most of these presentations will be accepted by the program committee.

Must I make a presentation at SEMI-THERM 37?2020-06-26T22:52:36+00:00

While we hope that all presentations that were scheduled for SEMI-THERM 36 can be made at SEMI-THERM 37 in 2021, we recognize that authors may not be able to commit to attending the conference. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at SEMI-THERM 36 are not required to make a presentation at SEMI-THERM 37 but are encouraged to do so. If authors do not plan to make a presentation at SEMI-THERM 37, they do not need to re-submit their paper.

How do I submit a paper or an extended abstract for SEMI-THERM 37?2020-06-26T22:54:51+00:00

The updated Call for Papers for SEMI-THERM 37 is available on the SEMI-THERM web site (semi-therm.org). Authors will be able to submit papers and extended abstracts beginning July 2020 and until October 4, 2020.

Am I required to submit a paper for SEMI-THERM 37?2020-06-26T22:57:27+00:00

If a paper was accepted for SEMI-THERM 36, the paper is unchanged, and the author plans on presenting this paper at SEMI-THERM 37, they must submit the paper for SEMI-THERM 37. This is to give the program committee an indication that the paper was already accepted and that an author plans on making a presentation at SEMI-THERM 37.

The submission process will include a means for authors to indicate that their submission is unchanged from the previous year and that they have not made nor will make a presentation based on the submission at another event.

If authors do not plan on making a presentation at SEMI-THERM 37, the author does not need to re-submit their paper or extended abstract.

Can I present my SEMI-THERM 36 paper at a different conference?2020-06-26T23:00:05+00:00

Papers that were scheduled to be presented at SEMI-THERM 36 can be presented at other conferences if the author chooses to do so. However, authors need to keep in mind that SEMI-THERM has the copyright for their written papers, so they cannot be submitted verbatim as a paper for another conference. The general rule-of-thumb is that a paper must include at least 40% new material if it is to be published elsewhere. Note that if the paper is presented at a different event it is not eligible to be presented again at the SEMI-THERM 37 (this includes presentations at other SEMI-THERM events).

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