Symposium and Summer School on:
Nano and Giga Challenges in Microelectronics
Research and Opportunities in Russia
Moscow, September 10-13, 2002
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Publication of Proceedings

Proceedings of the meeting will be published by Elsevier Science. Upload the paper as described in the instruction page:, however, papers uploaded after the deadline, may not be considered for publication.

There are two types of papers which will originate from this meeting:

  • Shorter, and usually more narrow in scope RESEARCH PAPERS, which describe specific research project. Papers in this category fit best the Symposium Part (Sept. 12-13) of the NGCM2002 Conference and are expected to come in 3 flavors:
    • longer papers (up to 20 pages) on multidisciplinary topics or presenting overview of the subject,
    • shorter papers presenting a report on original research (up to 10 pages),
    • and short communications (5 pages).
    These papers will appear as a special issue of Microelectronic Engineering. They will be typeset by Elsevier but we appeal here to authors that they make effort to prepare papers according to the guidelines for the MEE journal. They are available from Elsevier's Author Gateway If you need help, please contact us. You can also click on template for the paper for the general idea.

  • Longer, and usually broader in scope REVIEW PAPERS, presenting an overview of a particular field or a critical review of some sector. These will be published in a book form with Elsevier and represent chapters. They should be substantially longer than the RESEARCH PAPERS and should be self-contained. They also need to provide necessary background material. Papers presented during the School part of the NGCM2002 Conference are most likely candidates for this category, though obviously, some Symposium papers can also be appropriate here. The REVIEW PAPERS need to be prepared as the Camera Ready Copy (CRC) in LaTeX. If you are not a LaTeX aficionado, do not despair, we will help you in converting your paper into the required format. We would rather have you focus on the content of the paper and we will work with you on the form with the final version.

The papers accepted for the book and/or the special issue of the MEE journal should follow the guidelines for the MEE journal (with the exception of recommended page count). Please refer to suggestions from Elsevier's Author Gateway if possible. We will also provide technical help if it is needed. At this stage, we would rather have your paper in a wrong format for review than no paper at all. Here are some important format suggestions from the MEE guide for authors:

  • Keep simple layout: Title, Authors, Addresses, Keywords, Abstract, Introduction, Methods Part, Results/Discussion/Conclusions, Acknowledgments, References, Figure and Table Captions, Figures and Tables.
  • Use standard typefaces/fonts (Times Roman and Courier for data/software examples).
  • Estimate final size of the article assuming that:
    • There are about 680 words at the printed page, and you need about half a page for the Title/Authors/Keywords part.
    • Figure or table takes at least 1/3 of a page. Typical 70 mm high figure takes a space of 270 words.
    • A one-line free-standing equation takes a space of about 50 words (or about 3 lines of text).
    Try to be concise, since space is at premium. Note that the total size of papers submitted up to date substantially exceeds the page limit of the special volume of MEE.
  • Underline the corresponding author and provide his/her e-mail address.
  • References part should include all authors rather than "et al.".
  • Number tables consecutively with Roman numerals (I, II, III...), and provide captions so tables are intelligible without reading the text of the paper. Tables cannot be wider than 16 cm / 6.5 inch, and the smallest typeface can be 9 points.
  • Figures: number consecutively with Arab numerals (1, 2, 3...) and append a lowercase letter if figure consists of several parts (1a, 1b, 1c...). The figures cannot be wider than 16 cm or 6.5 inch in the final print size. If they are larger, and need to be reduced, please adhere to the following rules:
    • Final font size cannot be smaller than 8 points (about 2.8mm).
    • Line width should not be smaller than 1 point (i.e., 1/72 inch or 0.35mm). Lines below 0.5 point of thickness in the final print size, may not be visible at all.
    • Avoid color figures. They not only will raise the price of the publication, but may also be removed from your paper and placed on a separate bond paper insert for color figures.
    Try to make your figures look consistently throughout the paper, if possible.
  • Check simple template for the paper.
  • 3 to 5 keywords needs to be given before the abstract.
  • Abstract: no more than 150 words, no footnotes.
  • Manuscript should be typed double-spaced, single-sided (if submitting in paper), format A4 (21.6 x 28 cm) or US letter (8.5 x 11 in.) with margins of at least 2.5cm / 1 inch).
  • Avoid color figures if they can be done in Black and White.
  • Avoid footnotes.
  • LaTeX submissions according to the instructions for the journal are strongly encouraged.
  • References are given in the order in which they appear in the paper with the format as [1]:
       [1] D.E. Knuth, Theory and Practice, Theoret. Comput. Sci. 90 (1991) 1-15.
       [2] E. Borger, Computability, Complexity, Logic (North-Holland, Amsterdam,
       [3] A.K. Lenstra and H.W. Lenstra, Jr., Algorithms in number theory,
           in: J. van Leeuwen, ed., Handbook of Computer Science,
           Vol. A (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990) 673-715.
       [4] M. Li, Lower bounds by Kolmogorov complexity, in: Proc. ICALP '85,
           Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 194 (Springer, Berlin, 1985)
       [5] A. Rajasekar, Semantics for logic programs, Ph.D. Thesis,
           Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, 1989

  • For those of you who want to typeset papers in the LaTeX format, we have several good pointers, examples, and templates. Again, we are much more interested in the quality than the form at the first round. Please do not be constrained with formatting, but with the content at this point. At the same time, using the guidelines and templates may actually help you in creating a better paper faster and free you from making uneasy choices about layout and formatting. Check our page for help on manuscript preparation in LaTeX. Your help here will be greatly appreciated, since we expect a high volume of submissions.

    All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Editors and their appointed referees. The Publisher reserves the right to reject any paper, if it does not meet the high standard for quality and presentation. We expect that all papers will be submitted at the meeting which would help tremendously in the review process and layout of the publication. It would also shorten the time when the papers will reach the readership. Final, accepted manuscripts can be submitted electronically via e-mail (as e-mail attachments) or using the upload instructions provided by editors or on the upload page: If you use FTP to upload the paper, please send a short note to or if your mail bounced from there (we use various spam defenses there, and on rare occasions it happens), use the address.

    The special issue of Microelectronics Engineering and the book resulting from the school will be made available to participants at a reduced cost. The contributors to the book will receive a complementary copy free of cost.

Digital DNA Lab Motorola Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute
Nuclear Cities Initiative Nuclear Threat Initiative
Moscow State University International Science & Technology Center
Elsevier Science European Office of Aerospace Research and Development United States Air Force
Russian Federal Nuclear Center (VNIIEF) Russian Foundation for Basic Research
Office of Naval Research KINTECH -- Kinetic Technologies
Ohio Supercomputer Center  

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Evgeniy Velikhov (Kurchatov Institute, Russia) Andreas Wild (Motorola, Germany)

Organizing and Technical Program Committee:
Boris Aronzon Alexander Bagatur'yants Gennadi Bersuker
Vladimir Betelin Dmitry Borisov Evgeniya Davidova
Alex Demkov Rickey Faehl Konstantin Golant
Alexey Golubev Jim Greer Evgeniy Gusev
Pavel Kashkarov Anatoli Korkin (co-chairman) Jan Labanowski (webmaster)
Maria Oseeva (manager) Dmitry Panfilov Boris Potapkin (co-chairman)
Doug Resnick Irene Rybakova Elena Shulakova
Alex Volinsky Alexander Vul' Alexander Zakharov
Yekaterina Zikeeva    

Scientific and Advisory Board
Michail Alfimov Vitaliy Aristov Rick Brzozowy
Evgeniy Dianov Edward Hall Takeo Hattori
Siegfried Hecker Radiy Il'kayev William Johnson
Sergey Kozlov Carl Kutche Gerald Lucovsky
Evgeniy Meilikhov (co-chairman) Marius Orlowski (co-chairman) David Pappas
Vladimir Rusanov Paul Siffert Jim Toevs
Steve Watson    

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