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The 13th Biennial

October 3-5, 2012,Tallinn, Estonia

2012 13th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference (BEC2012)

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"Smart space technologies and services" is very wide-ranging multidisciplinary research, development and application field of rapid growth and expansion. The conference BEC2012 will provide an opportunity to come together and discuss ones recent research work in defined topics of the field at an international forum in Tallinn, Estonia.

Topics of the BEC2012 will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the following areas:

1. Semiconductor Electronics: 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 Systems
Analog, digital, and mixed signal IC design. Design and simulation software. System level modeling and design. Theoretical studies of PLLs, converters, regulators, oscillators, etc. Low power solutions. Energy harvesting.
3. Test, Verification, and Validation
Design for testability, defect modelling, test generation, fault simulation, fault diagnosis, built-in self-test, fault tolerance, verification, validation, debug and modern methods of education in the field of design and test of electronic systems.
4. Embedded Systems
Modelling, specification, design and analysis of embedded systems; HW/SW systems; Real-time, networked, and dependable systems; Multi-core SoC and NoC architectures, simulation and design; Software for MPSoC and multi-core systems; Embedded system integration, simulation, validation and testing; Low power systems; Emerging technologies.
5. Dependable Computing and Services
Strict requirements for the delivered dependable services of systems. The requirements to the quality of service, continuous availability, survivability in the advent of failures, confidentiality, intrusion tolerance, etc. Dependability concerning and requiring attributes, such as reliability, availability, safety, and security, as well as human factors.
6. Instrumentation and Communication
Data acquisition; communication and control instruments and systems, incl. hardware and software problems; signal and data processing; systems integration aspects. 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.
7. Biomedical Electronics
Sensors, signals, and electronic instruments for measurement and acquisition of biomedical data; modelling and monitoring of biological objects in scientific experiments and medical treatment.
8. Power Electronics
Theoretical and practical aspects of implementation of power converters in industry and transportation, modeling, simulation and control of power electronics, distributed power generation, integrated renewable systems, smart grids, hybrid- and full-electric vehicles.
9. Signal Processing
Signal processing of sensor data, in communication and multimedia (audio, speech, image, video),  special signal processing devices, etc.
10. System Identification
Multifrequency, spectroscopic measurements. Multisite measurements, focusing and localization, tomography. Measurement signals and signal processing methods. Energy efficient system identification. Impedance measurement (electrical, acoustical, optical, mechanical). Measurement of biological parameters of human being, bioimpedance.
Special Session: Learning is Engineering
e-learning in engineering. Learning environments. Learning technologies. Automation of assessment. Knowledge management. Analysis of learning processes. Competence maps. Feedback in learning.


Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, TUT,