MSTC Call For Papers

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Note: MSIG is pleased to announce that a generous donation by Lockheed Martin will be used to underwrite student travel expenses for whose posters abstracts are accepted for presentation at MSTC. Therefore, we are extending Student Posters Abstract Submission period to January 15, 2018

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Call for Abstracts & Posters

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, SEMI and the MSTC 2018 Speaker Selection Committee invite you to submit an abstract of a paper, student poster or industry poster for the MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC) 2018 - The annual event highlights the latest technical breakthroughs and demonstrations of MEMS and sensors products, equipment, processes and materials and the applications they enable.

This year's theme is MEMS & Sensors Systems: Creating Sixth Senses.  

The range of innovative new products incorporating MEMS and Sensor devices is rapidly growing. Applications are wide and varied from sensors for fully autonomous systems (including robotics, industrial and vehicle applications) and wearable devices to agricultural devices that measure sunlight, soil pH, and moisture content to products aimed at enhancing athletic performance such as golf, tennis, and basketball and the list goes on and on.

Presentations will focus on system level solutions incorporating MEMS and/or Sensor Devices, unique applications, and innovative technological or market solutions. Integration challenges and system level architecture decisions are driven by the particular use-case. Each application has unique requirements which may include power efficiency, computational capability, wireless interconnectivity, software algorithms as well as data collection, interpretation, and encryption. Speakers will elucidate these challenges and describe how to manage and successfully implement to essentially Create Sixth Senses towards total system solutions.

The city of Monterey, California hosts 2018 MSTC, which brings together world leaders in MEMS and sensors in an environment conducive to formal and informal information-exchange, networking, and business collaboration. The event attracts technical representatives from over 100 companies, universities and R&D labs. 

Students from leading research universities are especially welcome to submit posters describing their work and results on the same target topics. Prizes are awarded to the top three student posters as judged by a panel of industry and academic experts. The author/co-author must be available to present during the poster judging times.


Deadline for Abstracts:
November 10, 2017

Notification of Acceptance:
November 20, 2017

Final Presentation Due:
February 1, 2018

How to Submit an Abstract

To submit an abstract for a conference paper or student poster, go to: Complete the online form with your contact information and upload an abstract of 100-250 words clearly describing the technical breakthrough or discovery that will be presented and how it applies to MEMS & Sensors products. Papers will be grouped with similar papers to create topical tracks for like-minded attendees.

MSTC 2018 is a technical conference and abstracts should be prepared for a technical audience who wish to hear relevant, scientific data on notable breakthroughs. Abstracts focused only on promoting new products or services, without consideration to the problem solved and science behind the concept, will not be accepted. Abstracts should not contain tables, charts or pictures. The MEMS & Sensors Industry Group members will receive priority consideration. 


Benefits of Presenting

Be recognized as a leader in this exciting and market-disrupting field of electronics. Selected presenters will receive acknowledgement in the 2018FLEX program guide, on the conference website and in the conference proceedings. Speakers also receive a significantly discounted conference registration fee along with an opportunity to demo their product/material/small equipment at FLEXTalk inside the Exhibit Hall.


MSTC's Speakers are encouraged to participate in FLEXTalk by indicating their interest on their abstract submission. 

FLEXTalk was a new addition to 2017FLEX and the short 15-minutes speaking slots give speakers and attendees the opportunity to interact in a casual environment outside of the session. Located inside the Exhibit Hall on the FLEXTalk Stage, this is an opportunity to bring along any demonstrations and have a short informal discussion with attendees. This can be an extension of your talk, a Q&A opportunity or an intricate show-and-tell of multiple demos. 

Call for Abstracts - Topic Areas*

  • Smart MedTech
  • Smart Transportation
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Data 
  • Software & Algorithms
  • Data Analytics, Collection & Interpretation
  • MEMS & Sensor in Big Data
  • Power Management
  • Testing & Packaging
  • Cloud/Edge Computing (wireless connectivity)
  • Migration from component provider to systems solution provider
  • Biomedical applications & biosensors
  • Autonomous vehicles (land, water, air)
  • Environment Applications
  • Agriculture Applications
  • IoT

*abstracts on topics not included in this list will be reviewed for applicability


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