Call for abstracts

(IVNC 2012, July 9th ~ 13th, 2012)

Call for Abstracts

The 25th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference (IVNC 2012) will be held during July 9th ~ 13th, 2012 in Hyatt Hotel Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea. It will bring together an international body of scientists and engineers to discuss their research on vacuum micro and nanoelectronics. The topics will include the theory, fabrication, and characterization of vacuum micro and nanoelectronic materials and devices with applications to x-ray sources, lamps, information displays, microwave amplifiers, plasma devices, analytical instruments, satellites, e-beam sources, particle accelerators and sensors.

The conference will have a four-day program which consists of plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks and poster sessions. Especially, to encourage young scientists, several awards will be given to young researchers for outstanding contributions.

The conference place Jeju island, the largest island in Korea, was enrolled to the UNESCO heritage for its unique and beautiful natural scenery. Scenic beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves lie in harmony, and the mild weather makes Jeju an even more ideal tourist destination. Palm trees and other tropical plants coexist with temperate varieties, and form the famous unique scenery of Jeju. The eruption of Mt. Halla that took place approximately 25 thousand years ago created the crater lake and Baekrok-dam at the summit of the mountain. Especially, Jeju island provides very delicious sea foods from the clean Pacific sea.

The conference is sponsored by Korea Information Display Society, Nano Technology Research Association, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Hyosung Corporation, SNDisplay, Korea University, Kyung Hee University, and other research organizations.

Abstract Format

Short abstract
Short abstract of no more than 500 words describing the work and including the state of the art and progress made should be sent to "Abstract Submission" in the web site of IVNC2012. The abstract should contain names and affiliations of the authors, the mailing address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.

Extended abstract
Extended abstracts are expected to arrive no later than June 12, 2012 and should be submitted electronically. Prepare and submit electronic documents in Microsoft Word and PDF (both versions are required). A completed copyright form is required for your extended abstract to be included on the Proceedings.

Page format: A4 page (210 mm x 297 mm). 2 pages. Portrait.

Title: Centered, Times New Roman 24 pt.

Authors: Centered, Times New Roman 11 pt.
Multiple authors with the same affiliation can be grouped together.
Use a 2 or 3 column setup for authors of different affiliations.
Mark with * the corresponding author and include his/her e-mail. Underline Presenting author.

Affiliations: Centered, Times New Roman 10 pt.
E-mail address of the corresponding author should be placed in the affiliation field.

Text of extended abstract: Justified, Times New Roman 10 pt.

Figures and Tables: Centered. Place figures and tables at the top and bottom of columns.

Figure captions: Below the figures. Times New Roman 8 pt.

Table heads: Above the tables. Times New Roman 8 pt.

References: Times New Roman 8 pt. Reference numbers in the text should be in square brackets.

* The template of the extended abstract: IVNC2012-ExtendedAbstract-Template.doc
* An example of the extended abstract: IVNC2012-ExtendedAbstract-Example.doc
* Copyright form: ieeecopyrightform.doc, ieeecopyrightform.pdf

Main Topics

1. Emission fundamentals and Modeling
     - Theory of all forms of field-induced electron and ion emission
     - Field ionization, evaporation and liquid-metal ion source fundamentals
     - Physics and phenomenology of vacuum breakdown and space charge

2. New materials and technologies for field emission and vacuum tunneling
     - Fabrication and emitting properties for all forms of material that exhibit field-induced electron
       emission, secondary emission, photo emission, negative electron affinity and photo assisted emission.
     - Integration of materials into sources and source platforms.

3. Fabrication and characterization of vacuum micro and nanoelectronic emitters
     - Emitters and integrated electrodes.

4. Applications of vacuum micro and nanoelectronics
     - Lamps, flat panel displays and x-ray sources
     - Medical, biological and energy applications
     - Microwave amplifiers, analytical instruments, lithography and sensors
     - Particle accelerators, plasma devices and space physics

5. Others

Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract of the work to be reported including as many details as possible. The inclusion of figures, tables and especially numerical data is strongly recommended. The deadline to submit abstracts for Program Committee review is March 31, 2012. Detail can be obtain at The abstracts can be accepted through on-line process in the web site.

Special session for medial application of vacuum nanoelectric devices (Invited talks only)
We will prepare special session of field emission devices for medical applications. X-ray sources with field emitters are one of hot issues in vacuum nanoelectronic devices. We hope this session will expedite commercialization of field emission devices.

Oral presentations
The oral sessions will consist of plenary (40 min), invited (25 min) and contributed (15 min) talks. To maintain the schedule of each session, authors are asked to ensure the presentation time strictly.

Poster presentations
Poster sessions are prepared to discuss the research activities during the conference for the researches.

Student paper awards
All papers presented by student will be reviewed by organizing committee for student paper awards. We strongly recommend student papers were presented for poster sessions.

The extended abstract will be published as a special issue in JVST B after peer review process.