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Key Dates

 Peer ReviewedNon-Peer ReviewedPresentation OnlyPoster session
November 4, 2022Manuscript submission deadlineExtended abstract submission deadlineExtended abstract submission deadlineExtended abstract submission deadline
November 30, 2022 Acceptance notification from SEMI-THERM
December 18, 2022Peer reviewed paper final check
January 13, 2023Final manuscript
(photo-ready using SEMI-THERM template)
Final manuscript
(photo-ready using SEMI-THERM template)
Final Presentation OnlyFinal Presentation Only
February 17, 2022Speaker registration deadlineSpeaker registration deadlineSpeaker registration deadlineSpeaker registration deadline

Technical Presentation Information

General:
Presentations should 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.

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, presentation-only extended abstract, or poster session. See details below.

Requirements:
For a paper to be included in the IEEE Xplore database and the SEMI-THERM Technical Library, and for the paper to be presented during SEMI-THERM, all of the following conditions must be met:

  1. The final manuscript, with required reviewer edits, must be submitted to ARMS by the deadline stated above.
  2. At least one author must be registered to attend SEMI-THERM by the deadline stated above.
  3. The paper must be presented at SEMI-THERM by one of the paper’s authors.

Event Schedule:
Presentations are generally scheduled between 8am – 12:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the event. Each presentation is scheduled for a total of 20 minutes. Typically, this includes 15 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of 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.

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

Poster Session
During the Poster Session, each author will have 2-3 minutes to present a brief summary to the collected audience. Once all summaries are presented, authors will remain in the meeting room and be available to individual audience members for less formal discussions. 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.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Total time for each presentation is 20 minutes – please plan to speak for 15 minutes to leave time for questions and transitioning between speakers
  • General rule of thumb is to plan for approximately 1-2 minutes/slide, so you should have approximately 10 – 20 slides
  • Please avoid font size less than 14 at an absolute minimum
    • This includes figures and tables – if they aren’t readable, there isn’t much point to include them in the presentation
  • Avoid commercialism; ideally your company name and logo are only shown on the title page
    • You may include the SEMI-THERM (red) logo on your page;
    • Please include a reference to “SEMI-THERM 39, 2023” in a footer
    • Company and trade names should not be shown more than once
    • There is no need to include a slide that describes the history of your company, its size, etc.
  • Slides should include slide numbers. Widescreen slide format is preferred.

Equipment:
SEMI-THERM will provide all necessary equipment for your presentation (laptop, projector, cable). Your presentation will be loaded onto the laptop during the speakers breakfast on the day of your presentation.

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:
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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:
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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

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Further Resources

Submit Your Paper

Three options for participating in the technical program:

Peer-reviewed paper: Submit a full manuscript for peer review in October. Authors notified of acceptance in November. Reviewer comments provided to authors in December. Final manuscript due in January.

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.

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.

Awards: All papers with manuscripts are eligible for the Best Paper Award. Student papers presented at the conference are eligible for Student Scholarships. Presentation-only submissions are not eligible for awards.