Nano and Giga Challenges in Microelectronics
Symposium and Summer School
Research and Development Opportunities
Cracow, September 13-17, 2004
International Journal of Nanotechnology
Special issue on "Nanotechnology Toolkit"
This call for papers is an endeavor of the editorial teams of the International Journal of Nanotechnology and the Organizers of the 2nd Symposium and Summer School on Nano & Giga Challenges in Microelectronics (Krakow, Poland, September 13-17, 2004).
The International Journal of Nanotechnology intends to provide a major reference source of comprehensive fundamental and applied knowledge in all areas of Nanotechnology for researchers and scientists as well act as an educational resource for students, teachers, and educators by means of reviews from experts in all fields.
The organizers of Nano & Giga Forums intend to provide a creative environment for researchers, managers, students and everyone else involved in the exciting and expanding world of nanoscience and nanotechnology and its “electronic department” in particular. The essential enabler of the future information society -- electronics -- is at the threshold of a new phase, requiring radical innovations in materials and processing. The future generations of technology will only be possible when significant progress in physics, chemistry, material sciences, and other related disciplines, is achieved. Following the first successful Summer School and Symposium in Moscow (NGCM2002), the second biennial meeting is held in Cracow, Poland in 2004 hosted by Jagiellonian University and FQS Poland (Fujitsu group).
Nanotechnology will be the key technology of this century. This is partially enabled by the development of appropriate tools to look at and form matter at small scale with atomic resolution. These tools include manufacturing (design), characterization and computer simulation at the atomic and nano scale. Both manufacturing and characterization aspects are extremely important as one could probably not exist without the other. Our ability to perform multiscale computer simulations is capable of filling the gaps where characterization is currently not available or too expensive. Manufacturing, characterization and computer simulation, altogether form the nanotechnology toolkit.
The Special issue of the International Journal of Nanotechnology will address the most advanced state of the art hardware and
software tools currently available or under development for nanotechnology in manufacturing, characterization and computer simulations.
The papers on experimental and computational (software) “tools” are invited and equally welcome and will be peer reviewed.
This will be a truly interdisciplinary issue, as papers addressing the following topics within the Nanotechnology Toolkit are invited:
Please, note that in this special issue will not address the nanoscience and nanotechnology research per se, but the enabling tools, although the illustrations or real problem solving are most welcome and are required for demonstration of novel technology, new equipment or advanced software in the corresponding field of research. The papers also should not present any direct marketing materials or descent to the level of the equipment or computer code manual. This special issue provides a great opportunity for tool designers to present their new “toys” to the targeted audience of scientists and engineers.
Notes for the intended authors
All papers will be peer reviewed. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available in the Papers Submission section of the Journal as well as on the NGCM2004 meeting web site http://asdn.net/ngcm2004/publication.shtml.
Participants of the NGCM2004 meeting are encouraged to bring three copies of their manuscripts to the conference in Krakow. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically by uploading the paper as described in http://asdn.net/ngcm2004/publication.shtml page or by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full paper due: 15 October 2004.
Notification of acceptance: 1 December 2004.
Final version of paper due: 1 February 2005.