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BEC 2002, the 8th Biennial Conference on Electronics and Microsystem Technology will be held in Tallinn, Estonia on October 6 - 9, 2002. Tallinn Technical University has been hosted previous Baltic Electronics Conferences in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000. The aim of the Conference is to promote research and development in the field of electronics and microsystem technology, particularly in the Baltic Sea region.
This Conference is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Department of Electronics TTU.

Conference dates

October 6 - 9, 2002

Scope and topics

Electronics and microsystem technology are wide-ranging multidisciplinary research fields of rapid growth and expansion.
In the conference BEC 2002 new results in these research fields will be presented and discussed.
Papers are invited on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:
Oral presentation and poster sessions will be organized.


The official language of the Conference is English, which will be used for all presentations and printed materials.


Conference site will be Tallinn Technical University, located about 8 km to the south from the Center. There is a frequent city transportation between the university campus and the City.
Historically, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is unique in terms of its medieval Old Town, characterized by narrow, curved streets and tiled roofs. First records about Tallinn date back to the beginning of the last millennium. During its long and eventful history, Tallinn has been a remarkable center of craftsmen, artists and merchants in Europe, belonging to the Hanseatic League.


In Estonia, the weather is usually mild in the beginning of October, averaging 1012 oC in the day-time.

Travelling and accommodation

Tallinn is best reached from Helsinki and Stockholm by plane or ferry. There are also many other international flights from Copenhagen, Frankfurt am Main, London, Moscow, Kiev, Riga, Vilnius, and other airports.
For accommodation the hotels Hermes, Mihkli**, Viru***, Reval Hotel Olümpia****, Scandic Hotel Palace****, or Radisson SAS Hotel is suggested.

Submission of Papers

Authors are requested to submit three camera-ready manuscripts of four (or two) A4 pages, in English, for evaluation by the Program Committee. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2002, and notification of acceptance will be given before May 1, 2002. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings, which will be distributed to all participants at the beginning of the Conference.
To speed up the evaluation of manuscripts, we would appreciate sending a copy in MSWord format (any version up to 97) and/or PDF file as an e-mail attachment to Please note that this copy is used for evaluation only, and does not exempt from the request for 3 camera-ready copies mentioned above.
Selected authors will be invited to submit updated manuscripts for the special issue of the Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Engineering. For further information concerning the scientific program and submitted contribution, please contact prof. T. Rang.

Preparation of the Paper

All of the text should be generated using a high-density printer (preferably, a laser printer).
The length of the paper is restricted to exactly four (4) pages, including figures and references. If the presented material is shorter, the acceptable length is exactly two (2) pages in the same format.
The margins around each page should be set as follows:  left = 2 cm,  right = 2 cm,
                                                  top = 3 cm (5 cm on first page),  bottom = 3 cm.
The text of the manuscript must be printed in two columns. Width of each column should be 8.2 cm.  The column separation is 0.5 cm.
The first page of the manuscript must contain the title of the paper, author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), all centered on the top of the page and spanning both columns. There should be one complete line space between the title, the author names, and the author affiliations. A space of two complete lines is required between the author affiliations and beginning of the main text.

A brief abstract not exceeding 15 lines should appear at the beginning of the paper, on top of the left column.
Please use Times New Roman font and single-spaced typing.

Recommended font sizes:

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Conference Fees

IEEE Member
May 15, 2002
May 15, 2002
150 EURO
180 EURO
125 EURO
Accompanying person

Non-IEEE Member
May 15, 2002
May 15, 2002
185 EURO
215 EURO
130 EURO
155 EURO
Accompanying person

The Conference fee includes the BEC 2002 Conference Proceedings, welcome reception, Conference closing party, and refreshments.

Accompanying person's fee includes welcome reception, Conference closing party, and refreshments at breaks.

Students should add an endorsement by their Professor or Head of Department or a copy of their student identification document to the registration form, otherwise full conference fee will be charged.

Important dates

March 15, 2002
Deadline for regular papers
May 1, 2002
Notification of acceptance of papers
May 15, 2002
Deadline of payment of regular conference fee
October 6-9, 2002 Conference dates

BEC home page

Chairman of BEC 2002

Prof. T. Rang
Tallinn Technical University
Department of Electronics
Ehitajate tee 5
19086 Tallinn

Phone:  +372 6 202 154
Fax:      +372 6 202 151

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