E-news CAS 2023, No. 9 - Final conference program
September 29, 2023

Conference Programme. The final program for CAS 2023 conference in now available on the conference website.

CAS 2023 has received contributions from 15 countries in Europe, Asia and North America, thus enabling a transnational exchange of knowledge.
The technical program features 101 presentations, of which 10 invited papers, and 91 contributed technical papers, carefully selected for oral or poster presentation by the Technical Program Committee and the Paper Review Board.

CAS 2023 is co-located with the 2023 International Conference on Analog VLSI Circuits (AVIC 2023) and the Welcome session will be common for both conferences CAS and AVIC.

CAS 2023 conference program includes on October 11 a special Round table "The Microelectronics Ecosystem In Romania – Current Status, Challenges, And Perspectives", where members of the broader community from Academia, RTOs, Industry, Finance, and funding bodies will discuss the current challenges and opportunities in this national, European and global interest field, a key enabler for the development of future technologies.

On October 12, the Networking Centre For Excellence In Nanoelectronics For Environment Monitoring will be launched. The Centre is part of the Horizon Europe project  "NET4Air: A Networking Center for excellence in Nanoelectronic Devices for Air Monitoring" coordinated by IMT Bucharest.

This year, the CAS conference is accompanied by satellite events and training schools organised in the frame of EU-funded projects.

In the days preceding the CAS conference, IMT in cooperation with the EuroNanoLab consortium organizes the Dry Etch Expert Meeting. The event brings together top experts from Europe and process engineers, with the aim of establishing collaboration programs, as well as programs for professional training and human resource development in the field.

On October 14, 2023, h 09:30 - 16:00, the NET4Air' School on Environmental Sensors will take place. The event is organised in the frame of the Horizon Europe project NET4Airgrant agreement no. 101079455.

Social events. All the registered participants at the conference will have the opportunity to enjoy an exciting social program: 

  • CAS 2023 Welcome Cocktail, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, 20:00
  • Trip to Cantacuzino Castle, Busteni, Thursday Oct 12, 14:15-18:00
  • CAS 2023 Banquet including Best papers Awards ceremony, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, 20:30

Conference sponsors. We express our sincere appreciation to all the conference sponsors and media partners:

Gold Sponsors:

Banca Comercială Română (BCR), member of Erste Group, is one of the most important financial groups in Romania, and includes universal bank operations (retail, corporate & investment banking, treasury, and capital markets), as well as specialized companies in the leasing market, and private pensions. BCR stands as a beacon of cutting-edge innovation and forward-thinking in the realm of digital transformation. With a relentless commitment to embracing the digital mindset, BCR has positioned itself as a trailblazer in the financial sector. Starting with George, the first fintech product operationalized by a bank in Romania 5 years ago, and continuing with InnovX-BCR accelerator, one of the projects that stands out as one of the most ambitious hubs for entrepreneurial innovations in CEE. By leveraging emerging technologies such as data analytics, algorithms, and AI, BCR has revolutionized the way banking services are delivered, offering unparalleled convenience and efficiency to its customers. BCR has redefined the banking experience in Romania, through a multifaceted approach that seamlessly combines technology, customer-centricity, and adaptability. In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, BCR's innovative products for private individuals and entrepreneurs are the proof of its dedication.

Asociatia pentru Educatie Antreprenoriala (AEA) is an NGO that promotes entrepreneurship training programs for academic staff. The mission of AEA is to create the framework in which university professors can deliver entrepreneurship skill sets to their students for a better workforce of tomorrow. AEA is also the organizer of the first conference for entrepreneurship centers in Romanian universities, CRAI. This year the conference will be held in Timisoara between 23-24 October, https://crai.uvt.ro/. The Association is also a strong supporter of spinoff creation and semiconductors are one of the main drivers of creating future research-based Romanian Unicorns.

Park Systems & Schaefer SouthEast Europe srl. Park Systems, the world-leading innovator in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), enables researchers and engineers around the globe to contribute to impactful science and technological development that helps humanity to grow and improve life standards.  With Park's high-performance scientific instruments for academic and industrial communities, we help to explore new phenomena in chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, semiconductor, and data storage industries. Cutting-edge AFM automation and the highest data accuracy enables to become more efficient, more accurate and more productive at your work.  With the in-built robotics and AI features of the newly introduced FX40 Automatic AFM, Park Systems has opened the door to quantitative high-resolution imaging for interdisciplinary researchers and industry engineers.  Visit http://www.parksystems.com for more information.  Contact:  Park Systems Europe GmbH Schildkrotstrasse 15, 68199 Mannheim, Germany +49 (0) 621 490896-64 I [email protected].

Silver Sponsors:

HISTERESIS. Your R&D partner Lasers, Vacuum, Spectroscopy, Optics, Nanotechnology. We are specialized in the distribution of high-technology equipment both for scientific and industrial activities on the Romanian market and in the Republic of Moldova. We have managed to extend our activity and to cover various fields of activity from lasers, optics, spectroscopy to vacuum techniques, microscopy and molecular surface analysis. We offer the necessary expertise for spotting the best solutions for the research projects developed within the most important fields of study in physics and chemistry such as analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring or elemental analysis. Also, we offer unlimited support to universities and high-school didactic purposes. We collaborate with a wide range of universities, institutes, research centers, and industrial companies, but also constantly manage to reach new connections and constantly grow our client portfolio. Contact: IASI, EVO Business Center, Sos. Pacurari 127, [email protected], http://www.histeresis.ro/en 

SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH - A Story of Constant Innovation. SPECS has more than 170 employees at its headquarters in Berlin and its subsidiaries in the USA, China and Switzerland. The company also has sales offices and international sales channels in more than sixteen countries. A team of scientists and engineers are involved in developing and producing scientific instruments for surface analysis, material science and nanotechnology. By constant innovation new techniques, components or system concepts are launched every year since more than 40 years, revolutionizing the field of surface analysis. Contact SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH (www.specs-group.com) for further information.

Continental Automotive Romania SRL. Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2022, Continental generated sales of € 39.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets. In the time frame 1999 - 2022, Continental invested over € 2,2 billion in its Romanian operations. All three  group sectors of the corporation are represented in Romania. The company has six production units and  four research and development centers in the cities of Timisoara, Sibiu, Carei, Nadab and Iasi.  Continental has a tire distribution center in Bucharest. The company employed more than 19.000 colleagues by the end of 2022, out of which more than a third are engineers.

Bronze Sponsors: NANOTEAM; Carl Zeiss Instruments; ASCENT+ H2020 Project; APEL LASER; Coatings

Best Student Paper Awards Sponsors: Infineon Technologies Romania SCS; Analog Design Services Ltd.

Media Partners: everything PE leading website for the Power Electronics Industry; MDPI Open Access Journals Materials; Coatings; Nanomaterials
We look forward to meeting you in CAS 2023!
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