EWME 2016

11th - 13th May

11th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education

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Call for Papers

Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline: Friday 12th February 2016 (23:59 GMT) [extended]
  • Author Notification: Friday 11th March 2016
  • Camera Ready: Friday 25th March 2016
  • Workshop: 11th - 13th May 2016

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit original papers of between two and six pages in IEEE two-column format (A4 size). Please use the templates (LaTeX or MS Word) available here.

Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.

IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference. All submissions will be checked for possible plagiarism as part of the review process.

Contributions must be submitted electronically through EasyChair

Call for Papers

EWME 2016 is the eleventh European Workshop on Microelectronics Education. The previous ones were held in Grenoble (1996, 2012), Noordwijkerhout (1998), Aix-en-Provence (2000), Vigo (2002), Lausanne (2004), Stockholm (2006), Budapest (2008), Darmstadt (2010) and Tallinn (2014). This is the first time that the Workshop has been held within the United Kingdom. EWME is held every second year in Europe, while MSE (Microelectronic Systems Education) is held every other year in the USA.

EWME 2016 will take place in Southampton, a vibrant and well-connected coastal city, which is home to 250,000 people. As a historic medieval city, Southampton is also blessed with a number of museums, unique buildings, award-winning green spaces, and Grade II listed public parks. All are within close reach of the conference venue. A number of nearby places can also be easily visited by public transport, including the New Forest National Park (15 mins), Winchester (15 mins), the Isle of Wight (30 mins), Bournemouth Beach (30 mins), Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard (60 mins), and London (80 mins).

EWME 2016 is organized by the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum to exchange ideas and to discuss:

Innovative Course Design Development

  • Novel courses, laboratories and design projects
  • Globalization and international education
  • The future of microelectronics education
  • Use of multimedia in microelectronics education
  • Long-distance and continuous microelectronics education
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Exchange programs (compatibility of curricula, etc)

Enhancing Student Experience
  • Innovative assessment approaches
  • Novel feedback methods
  • Innovative teaching for multi-cultural cohorts

Industry Collaboration Technological Advances
  • Industrial roadmaps & electronics education
  • Entrepreneurship in micro- and nano electronics
  • Innovation in microelectronics
  • Emerging fields in microelectronics technology
  • Industrial-university educational collaboration

EWME 2016 features two Special Themes which will run throughout the programme. Authors are invited to submit contributions to these (submissions are expected to also cover one-or-more of the topics above):

Special Theme A: Multi/Many-Core Systems

  • These computing systems, which contain more than one processing element, are becoming widespread. Graduates need to be appropriately educated on design techniques, parallel software and programming models, computer architecture etc.

Special Theme B: Internet of Things (IoT)

  • The IoT is a computing paradigm where embedded electronic devices are internetworked with each other. The design of these systems requires a wide range of skills including low-power design, software, security, communications etc.