Scope and topics

  Electronics and embedded systems are wide-ranging multidisciplinary research fields of rapid growth and expansion. The conference BEC2008 will provide an opportunity to come together and discuss ones recent research work at an international forum.
Topics of the BEC2008 will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the following areas:

1.  Electronic Materials, Technologies, Devices, and Simulation
Wide-band-gap, solar cell, thermoelectric, and nanomaterials, their technologies, characterisation and parameter modelling. Nano-, micro-, opto-, and thermoelectric, devices, 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, etc. Low power solution. Energy harvesting.
3.   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.
4.  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.
5.  Dependable Computing
Strict requirements for the delivered dependable services of systems. The requirements to the quality of service, continuous availability, survivability in the advent of catastrophic failures, confidentiality, intrusion tolerance, etc. Dependability concerning and requiring attributes, such as reliability, availability, safety, and security, as well as human factors.
6.  Systems, Instrumentation and Communication
Principles, 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.
7.  RF Solutions
All wired and wireless communications, including RF circuits and systems; optical transmission; electromagnetic propagation; navigation/positioning; data communications and networking; radar/sonar; military applications; RFID solutions; etc.
8.  Biomedical Electronics
Sensors, signals, and electronic instruments for measurement and acquisition of biomedical data; monitoring of biological objects in scientific experiments and medical treatment.
9.  Power Electronics
Theoretical and practical aspects of implementation of power converters in industry and transportation.
10.  Signal Processing
Signal processing in communication, multimedia (audio, speech, image, video), sensorics and instrumentation (biomedical, industrial, etc.).
11.  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 and embedded systems. For example, papers 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.



Department of Electronics, TUT,