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Submit abstracts to: www.softconf.com/i/eipbn2018
Abstract deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018

Abstracts for EIPBN 2017 can be viewed online at http://eipbn.omnibooksonline.com/ or downloaded here: ICEIPBN_2017.zip

Technical Scope
Abstracts representing original research are invited in the following areas:

Micro- and Nanolithography

  • Electron and Ion beam Lithography
  • Optical and Extreme UV (EUV) Lithography
  • Nanoimprint Lithography
  • Maskless and High Throughput Direct Write Lithography
  • Atomically Precise Fabrication
  • 3D Micro- and Nanolithography
  • Lithographic Materials
  • Mask, Template and Stencil Fabrication
  • Directed Self Assembly
  • Tip-based and Scanning Probe Lithography
  • Charged Particle Optics
  • Large Area Nanoscale Patterning
  • Simulation and Modeling of Patterning Technologies
  • Lithography for Packaging and 3D Integration

Process and Metrology Technologies

  • Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Etching and Deposition
  • Advanced Ion Beam Technologies and Applications
  • Multibeam and High Throughput Imaging Instruments
  • Nanoparticle and Nanotube Assembly and Placement
  • Advanced Pattern Transfer Concepts
  • Aberration Corrected Electron Beam Instruments
  • Process Simulation and Modeling
  • Nanomanipulation and Precision Placement
  • Advanced Tip-Based Imaging
  • Processing for Novel 2D Materials (MoS, graphene)

Applications and Emerging Topics

  • Neuromorphic Hardware
  • 2D Quantum Meta Materials
  • 3D and 4D Printing
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
  • Patterned Media
  • Nanofabrication for Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Electronics
  • Quantum Electron Microscopy
  • High Density Solid State Storage & Nonvolatile Memory Devices
  • Nanobiology and Nanomedicine
  • Nanostructured Interfaces to Biology
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Micro- and Nanofluidics
  • DNA Origami and Biologically Inspired Assembly
  • Carbon-based Nanodevices (CNTs & graphene)
  • Nanofabrication for Energy Sources
  • Micro- and Nanoscale Mechanical Devices

Abstract Format
Abstracts are limited to one page of text (12 point or larger type) and a second, optional page with up to four figures.
Download an example of a formatted abstract in Word format or PDF format. Late submissions may be considered but only if they report truly outstanding results. Earlier notification will be provided to those authors providing an e-mail address. Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 30, 2018.

Review Criteria
The quality of the abstracts will form the basis for selection of papers for the conference
and will be peer reviewed according to the following criteria:
  • Originality of work
  • Specific results achieved and described
  • Potential impact and interest to the attendees

Papers presented at EIPBN 2018 shall be submitted for publication in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B (JVST-B). The papers will be peer reviewed. Deadline for manuscript submission to JVST is June 22, 2018. Click here for the JVST Article Temple for MS Word. Papers will be reviewed according to criteria set by the JVST and must meet JVST standards for both technical content and written English. All manuscripts are refereed to the same standards as regular JVST submissions.

Page Charges: AVS offers membership free to the first and corresponding authors on accepted JVST papers. This eliminates page charges as members publish free.Submit your manuscripts to the JVST journal, chosen for your specific conference, using the journals’ online manuscript submission system, the JVST Peer X-Press site: http://jvstb.peerx-press.org

In preparing your article, you should follow the instructions for contributors, which may be found on the Information for Contributors link at http://avs.scitation.org/jvb/authors/manuscript.

Authors are encouraged to use the JVST templates. The easiest way to prepare your manuscript is to use the available JVST Article Template to delete and replace text as necessary. Click here for the JVST Template for MS Word. This file and the template used to create it are attached/available through your conference site/chair and at the site above.

Note that acceptance to present at the conference does not guarantee the acceptance of the manuscript. To be published in JVST, the manuscript must:

  1. present original findings, conclusions or analysis that have not been published previously by the authors or others,
  2. be free of errors and ambiguities,
  3. support conclusions with data and analysis,
  4. be written clearly, and
  5. have high impact in its field, which must be within the scope of topics covered by the journal.

Note: Authors should select “Regular Article” as the type of paper within the conference special issue (not Letter, Shop Note, etc.)

It is very IMPORTANT that authors indicate to which conference the paper is submitted. Online, you will have an opportunity to tell us that your paper is a part of a conference by choosing “Conference Paper” under the article type and then the conference name from a list.

Acceptable manuscript file types are MSWord, LaTeX, and PDF. For the initial submission/review process, a single PDF or MSWord file including the figures is sufficient. However, once a paper is accepted, MSWord or TeX file of the text, any tables and the list of figure captions along with the separate figure files will be required for final production. Use of color in Figures is encouraged. Your FIGURES CAN APPEAR ONLINE IN COLOR FOR FREE.

Prepare illustrations in the final published size, not oversized or undersized.

For any other details about manuscript preparation, please refer to the JVST B journal web page, For Authors tab, Preparing Your Manuscript.

Manuscript deadline: Deadline for manuscript submission is June 22, 2018.

Note: Please observe the deadline to allow for timely processing. JVST will try to include papers submitted after this deadline with the conference, but these papers may appear in a later issue.

Submit Manuscript to: http://jvstb.peerx-press.org

Oral Presentation Guidelines
Your talk will be limited to 20 minutes total including 5 minutes for questions.
(Invited talks will have 30 minutes also including 5 minutes for questions.)

  • Please try to use large size fonts ( > 16 ), especially for the main topics. These should be legible from some distance away.
  • Try to minimize dense text. Tell the story in graphics, diagrams and pictures as much as possible.
  • The objective is for talk attendees to understand the “main point” of this work.
  • Talk main ideas should be clearly spelled out in the INTRO / MOTIVATION & CONCLUSIONS overheads.
  • You can save time if you go straight to the motivation overhead instead of going over a talk outline. Get the public involved quickly in what you want to show.
  • As a great speaker once said: “Life is too short for an outline …”. (H.S. 2005, Germany)

Poster Guidelines
Your poster needs to fit into 3 ft. high x 4 ft. wide space (invited posters have 8 ft. wide spaces).

  • Please try to use large size fonts, especially for the main topics. These should be legible from some distance away. This will help “attract” interest in a busy Poster session.
  • Try to minimize very dense text. Tell the story in graphics, diagrams and pictures as much as possible.
  • The objective is for visitors to understand the “main point” of this work, not to condense a full paper into poster format. Interested visitors can always get paper references/preprints.
  • One integrated large poster is much better than 10-20 sheets of Powerpoint presentation pinned together.
  • Poster main ideas should be clearly spelled out in the INTRO & CONCLUSIONS sections. The main point of the work should be crystal clear from spending only a few moments reading these sections.

US Visa Information
To learn more about US Visa requirements, how to apply, and letters of invitation, go to http://www.eipbn.org/us-visa-information.

Student Support
Limited funds are available to support student travel. The Conference Chair must receive a letter requesting support from the student’s advisor by May 1, 2018. For helping with housing costs a “Room with another student” option may be available at the Wyndham Resort, details will be announced later if this option becomes available.

Micrograph Contest
On a less technical level, EIPBN offers the opportunity to immortalize your favorite micrograph(s).
Categories and previous winners are described in more detail at the Micrograph Contest page.