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BEC 2004, the 9th Biennial Conference on Electronics and Microsystem Technology will be held in Tallinn, Estonia on October 3-6, 2004. Tallinn University of Technology has been hosted previous Baltic Electronics Conferences in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002. 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.

Conference dates

October 3-6, 2004

Scope and topics

Electronics and microsystem technology are wide-ranging multidisciplinary research fields of rapid growth and expansion. The conference BEC 2004 will provide an opportunity to meet and present new work at an international forum.

Topics of the BEC2004 will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the following areas:
1.  Electronic Materials, Devices, and Simulation
Wide-band-gap, solar cell and thermoelectric materials, their characterisation and parameter modelling; devices of power electronics, optoelectronics, and thermoelectrics, their theory, characterisation, modelling and simulation.
2.  Integrated Electronics and Chip Design
Analog, digital, and mixed IC design; design and simulation software; models, system level design. Theoretical studies of PLLs, converters, regulators, oscillators are also welcome.
3.  Instrumentation and System Design
Principles, design methods, and applications of electronic measurement; data acquisition; communication and control instruments and systems, incl. hardware and software problems; signal and data processing; systems integration aspects.
4.   Test, Diagnostics, and Fault Tolerance
Design for testability, defect modelling, test generation, fault simulation, fault diagnosis, built-in self-test, fault tolerance, and modern methods of education in the field of design and test of electronic systems.
5.  Telecommunication and Optical Transmission
All wired and wireless communication, including RF systems; optical transmission; electromagnetic propagation; navigation/positioning; radar/sonar; military applications; mobile communications; telecommunication switching systems; traffic and service management; multiplexing and carrier techniques; digital radio and TV; ultra-wideband systems; telecommunication error detection and correction; space-time coding; data communications and networking; modelling/simulation and communication theory.
6.  Biomedical Electronics
Sensors, signals, and electronic instruments for measurement and acquisition of biomedical data; monitoring of biological objects in scientific experiments and medical treatment.
7.  Power Electronics
Theoretical and practical aspects of implementation of power converters in industry and transportation.
8.  Embedded Systems
Design, specification, and analysis of embedded systems; application-specific and domain-specific embedded systems; Systems-on-a-Chip and Network-on-a-Chip architectures; VLSI and circuit techniques for embedded system design; embedded system integration and testing.
9.  Other Topics
This section is devoted to topics, which are not directly covered by previous 8 sections, but are closely related to the field of electronics. For example, papers on nanotechnology, molecular electronics, organic semiconductors, power distribution in networks, and environmental systems and solutions could be submitted. Reports on trends and methods of teaching and training in electronics would also be very welcome.
This time, only sessions for oral presentations will be organised.
Maximum two presentations per speaker will be accepted.


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


Conference site will be Tallinn University of Technology, located about 8 km to the south from the Centre. There is a frequent city transportation between the 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 10–12 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 .

Visa Information

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Submission of Papers

Prospective authors are requested to submit a full paper of four or two (never three!) A4 pages including illustrations and references, in English, in the format of a PDF file for evaluation by the Program Committee and another in the format of mirrored PDF file for publisher, both as attachments to the  Paper Submission Registration Form Deadline for submission is April 15, 2004, and notification of acceptance will be given before June 1, 2004.  The paper length will not be a criterion in selection of the papers for the program. Accepted papers will be published as submitted in the Conference Proceedings, which will be distributed to all participants at the beginning of the Conference. Notice, that articles in the Proceedings BEC2004 will refer to the INSPEC.
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 Manuscript

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
June 15, 2004
June 15, 2004
200 EURO
250 EURO
100 EURO
150 EURO
Guest/Accompanying person


Non-IEEE Member
June 15, 2002
June 15, 2002
225 EURO
300 EURO
130 EURO
180 EURO
Guest/ Accompanying person

The Conference fee includes the BEC 2004 Conference Proceedings, welcome reception, Conference closing party, and refreshments
at breaks .
Guest 's/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

April 15, 2004
Deadline for submission of full papers
June 1, 2004
Notification of acceptance of papers
June 15, 2004
Deadline for payment of regular conference fee
October 3-6, 2004
Conference dates

BEC home page

Chairman of BEC 2004

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

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

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