8th International Workshop on
THERMal INvestigations of ICs and Systems

1-4 October 2002,
Madrid, Spain.



IEEE Computer Society

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Test Technology Technical Council


IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society








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Call for Papers

THERMINIC Workshops are a series of events to discuss the essential thermal questions of microelectronic microstructures and electronic parts in general. These questions are becoming more and more crucial with the increasing element density of deep submicron downscaling of integrated circuits necessitating thermal simulation, monitoring and cooling. Thermal management is expected to become an increasingly dominating factor of a systemÕs cost. The high element density of MCMs, the growing power dissipated in a package, etc., and the mobile parts of microsystems raise new thermal problems to be solved in the near future necessitating the regular discussion of the experts in these fields. Finally, there is an increasing need for accurate assessment of the boundary conditions used in the analysis of electronic parts, which requires a concurrent solution of the thermal behaviour of the whole system.

The main topics to be discussed during the Workshop are the following:

  • Thermal and Temperature Sensors
  • Thermal Simulation
  • Electro-thermal Simulation
  • Thermal Modelling and Investigation of Packages
  • Reliability Issues
  • High Temperature Electronics
  • Heat Transfer Education
  • Flow Visualisation Techniques
  • Turbulence Modelling in Complex Geometrics
  • Thermal Characterization
  • Measurement of Thermal Properties
  • Acquisition and Analysis of Thermal data
  • Temperature Mapping
  • Novel and Advanced Cooling Techniques
  • Thermal Performance of Interconnects
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement
  • Validation of Thermal Software
  • Coupled (Thermo-mechanical, Thermo- optical, etc.) Effects.

Previous THERMINIC Workshops have been held in Grenoble (1995), Budapest (1996), Cannes (1997 and 1998), Rome (1999) Budapest (2000) and Paris (2001).

The programme includes invited talks, embedded tutorial, oral and poster presentations, a panel and a half-day organized by the PROFIT project on reliability. Oral contributions consist of 15 min. presentations followed by 5 min. discussion. The posters will be introduced by one slide in 2 minutes each. This year, the Workshop received a total of 81 submissions.

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General Chair: B. Courtois, TIMA Grenoble, France
Vice General Chair: M. Rencz, BUTE, Budapest, Hungary
Programme Chairs: C. Lasance, Philips, The Netherlands
V. Székely, BUTE, Budapest, Hungary
Programme Committee: W. Claeys, U. Bordeaux/France
I. Barsony, KFKI-ATKI/Hungary
D. Blackburn, NIST Gaithersburg/USA
G. De Mey, Ghent U./Belgium
E. Suhir, Bell Laboratories/USA
E. Jones, US Air Force/USA
Y. Zorian, VirageLogic/USA
A. Tay, NU Singapore/Singapore
U. Dillner, IPHT/Germany
J. Parry, Flomerics/UK
J. Rantala, Nokia/Finland
Y. Joshi, U. of Maryland/USA
N. Sabry, Mentor Graphics/Egypt
H. Pape, Infineon Technologies/Germany
J. Samitier, U. Barcelona/Spain
D. Copeland, Fujitsu/USA
P. Tadayon, Intel/USA
K. Shenai, U. of Illinois/USA
F. Christiaens, Alcatel Bell/Belgium
J. Janssen, Philips/The Netherlands
G. Digele, The Boston Cltg/Germany
E. Driessens, IMEC/Belgium
P. Raad, Southern Methodist U./USA
D. Agonafer, U. of Texas/USA
P. Rodgers, ETM/ Ireland
Y.C. Gerstenmaier, Siemens/Germany
W. Batty, U. of Leeds/UK
Y. Scudeller, Lab. Thermocinétique, Nantes/France
J.B. Saulnier, ENSMA/France
A. Napieralski, TU Lodz/Poland
G. Wachutka, TU München/Germany
M. Kimura, U. Tohoku/Japan
A. Nabi, Rafael/Israel
O. Slattery, NMRC/Ireland
D. De Cogan, U. of East Anglia/UK
M. Baelmans, KUL/Belgium
A. Bar-Cohen, U. of Minnesota/USA
A. Rubio, UPC/Spain
A. Shakouri, U. of California/USA
B. Guenin, SUN/USA

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More information on the Workshop is available from:

Bernard   COURTOIS

46 Avenue Félix Viallet
38031 Grenoble cedex
Tel.: +33 4 76 57 46 15
Fax: +33 4 76 47 38 14

Marta   RENCZ

Budapest University of Technology & Economics (BUTE)
Dept of Electron Devices
Goldmann György tér 3
H-1114 Budapest XI, Hungary
Tel.: +36 1 463 2702
Fax: +36 1 463 2973

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Hotel Husa Princesa
Princesa, 40 28008 Madrid
Tel.: + 34 91 542 21 00
Fax: + 34 91 542 73 28

E-mail: husaprincesa@husa.es

The Hotel Husa Princesa is located in a lively shopping and entertainment area, within walking distance from the cultural attractions, such as the Palacio Real (The Royal Palace), Teatro de la Opera (The Opera House), Plaza Mayor (The Main Square), very close to the University and the MadridÕs Business centre.

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Madrid is served:

  • by the International Madrid Barajas International Airport.
  • by the train: Atocha Railway Station.
  • by motorway: A6 and M-30 and M-40 ring roads.
To get to the Hotel Husa Princesa
  • From the airport: 14 km distance from the hotel( 20 minutes by taxi) or take the metro for getting to the city centre, although it involves a change of trains. Alternatively, you can catch an airport bus to Plaza de Colón and catch the metro from there.
  • From the Atocha Railway Station: 2 km, 10 minutes distance.
  • By car: exit to City Centre/Moncloa and take Princesa Street.
  • By public transport: by the underground/subway: line 3, 4 and 6 direct to Arguelles station (around the corner).
  • By bus: line 1, 2, 21, 44 and Circle Line across the street.

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Blocks of rooms have been reserved in the Hotel Husa Princesa. As in much of Spain, spring (March-May) and October are the best times to be in Madrid. The weather is generally agreeable, the city has a fresh feel to it and it isn't too overrun with tourists but early reservation is recommended (before September 2002). Reservations will be on a first-come first-served basis (but there is no obligation to stay at the Hotel Husa Princesa). Other hotels close to the location of the Workshop include:

Hotel Moncloa [near the Hotel Husa Princesa]
C\ Serrano Jover, 1 (Esq. Princesa)
28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 542 45 82
Fax: +34 91 542 71 69
E-mail: recepcion@moncloagarden.com
Rate per person in double room, including Buffet Breakfast: 46.62 Euros.
Crowne Plaza Madrid City Centre
Plaza de España
Tel.: +34 91 454 8500
Fax: +34 91 548 2389
No communicated rate at the time of printing the program.
Hotel Principe Pio [near Plaza del España]
Cuesta de San Vicente, 16
28008 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 547 08 00
Fax: +34 91 541 11 17
Email: hotelppio@principepio.com
Rate per person in double room: 94,87 Euros.


While the Workshop organisation makes every effort in order to ensure the safety and well being of all the Workshop participants and associates, the Workshop cannot take responsibility for any accident or damage that may occur during the Workshop.

An exhibition will be held during the time of the Workshop. Stands are available to companies interested to exhibit equipment, materials, software, etc.... Booking of each 6-sqm stand will give one free registration at the Workshop, including the lunches on Wedesday 2 October, Thursday 3 October and Friday 4 October and the banquet on 3 October.
Booking of each 6-sqm stand will also give one slot of time during the vendors' session. The number of stands is limited. They will be offered on a first signed - first served basis. Contact the General Chair for more information.
The Workshop will feature an exhibition along the 3 days of the Workshop. The exhibition will be open to all Workshop participants.

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