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Author Instructions Site

The ASMC Committee is composed of industry professionals representing the microelectronics supply-chain. Abstracts are peer-reviewed by members of ASMC technical committee with the goal of developing a high quality, informative conference. All abstracts will be evaluated on the strength of the abstract submitted, including content matter and relevance to semiconductor manufacturing. If your abstract is accepted, your paper MUST be presented in person. Submission of an abstract to ASMC represents a commitment to present a non-commercial, peer-reviewed paper at the conference. ALL technical manuscripts, regardless of presentation format, will be published in the ASMC 2020 proceedings. Authors who missed the call for papers should consider submitting an abstract in the 'Breaking News' category.

We strongly recommend that authors receive management approval, including travel support, in advance of abstract submission. If you cannot confirm that your paper will be presented in person, either by yourself, co-author or qualified speaker, your paper will not be published. ASMC 2020 will be held in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. If you travel to ASMC from outside the United States, you may require a visa. Please begin the process early! If you require a letter of invitation for to obtain a travel visa to the U.S., please contact

It is critical that you include in your timeline company approval cycles, which may be a longer process than preparation of the actual manuscript and presentation. Please note the following dates and share this information with your co-author(s) and management. Conference registration is a requirement for participation. Dates are subject to change.


Congratulations to the
2019 Best Paper Award Winners

2019 Best Paper Award Sponsored by Entegris

Using High-Speed Video Analysis for Defect Investigation and Process Improvement

Adam Chalupa, Eric Ritschdorff, PhD, Samsung Austin Semiconductor

2019 Best Student Paper Award Sponsored by GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Simultaneous Denoising and Edge Estimation from SEM Images Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

Narendra Chaudhary, Serap A. Savari, Texas A&M University

Important Due Dates and Instructions

Call for Papers Opens August 1, 2019 (closed) Authors must use the abstract template and upload to the ASMC collection site. Please indicate if the abstract is to be considered for a poster presentation or the ASMC student best paper competition.
Abstracts Due November 1, 2019 Abstracts submitted after the published deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Abstracts should be uploaded to the ASMC 2020 Collection Site
Author Notification Sent December 19, 2019 Primary authors/contacts will receive an instructional email. Upon notification, authors will be requested to confirm their participation in the conference.
Speaker Agreement January 2, 2020 Speaker agreement and confirmation are due. Authors should have management, financial/travel support and any necessary IP approval. Send to
February 3, 2020 ALL authors, regardless of session, are required to submit a manuscript using the approved MANUSCRIPT TEMPLATE. This is the same template used for the extended abstract. Accepted formats to submit are: doc, .docx, pdf. The manuscript must be uploaded to the ASMC collection site no later than 3 February. Special PDF generation and checking capability will be provided for submission after review and approval by committee. Only changes requested by reviewers should be made after this submission date. IEEE e-copyright is due at this time. *Additional instructions below.

Reviewer Feedback

March 1, 2020

Feedback from committee reviewers, with requested edits/changes for author(s) to be included in final manuscript.

Registration March 23, 2020 Early registration ends. To receive speaker discount, use one of following campaign codes:
SPEAKER (applied for both member and non-member). For student code, please contact
Final Manuscript April 1, 2020 Final, company-approved manuscript (PDF ONLY) and must be submitted electronically to the ASMC collection site in order to be published in the ASMC 2020 proceedings. IEEE PDF eXpress opens February 26: Use conference ID 49169X. You will need to create an new account.
Presentations Due April 24, 2020
  • Speakers are responsible for providing a PPT in advance to be uploaded for presentation at the conference. We strongly encourage speakers to use the ASMC PPT template (16x9). Failure to due so may cause technical problems on site. SEND PPT to We strongly recommend that you peer-review your presentation to ensure that graphics are viewable from across a large room, and that you have sufficient material to fill your presentation time (20 minutes). Tips for presentations - The Most Effective Use of PowerPoint
  • For poster presentations, we recommend that authors use the ASMC poster template rather than multiple pages, as it looks more professional. Available size of Posterboard / Frame is 8'w x 4'h (2.4m x 1.2m). Your poster should be minimum ANSI E 44w" x 34"h (or ISO A0, 1.189m x 0.84m) or larger, to fit within the frame. Keep in mind that a good poster has lots of figures, graphs, and a minimum amount of text in a large font.
    1. Use a minimum ISO A0 or ANSI E size poster (see template). 2. Recommend using entire width of frame, i.e. make poster wider. 3. Select a font size that is readable from at least 3 ft. (e.g., title: 60 pts, body and headings: 30 pts, text: no smaller than 18 pts). Select a sans-serif font (e.g., Helvetica, Arial) for titles and headings.
    Posters will be divided into two groups (by color) which will be presented in 45 time slots. This will allow presenters an opportunity to see other posters and enjoy the reception. Posters should be in place by 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 5.
  • Poster Template
  • Poster Examples
Conference Dates May 4-7, 2020 Hilton Hotel/City Center, Saratoga Springs, New York. All ASMC 2020 speakers/presenters who attend the conference must register. A reduced speaker registration rate is available. Contact for information.

Manuscript Instructions

All authors are required to submit a preliminary manuscript (PDF or DOC) to the ASMC collection site. This manuscript should reflect the complete/final manuscript, e.g. contain at least 90%-100% of content. Final manuscript only must be processed through IEEE PDF eXpress. The initial manuscript does not need to be processed through IEEE PDF eXpress

Final, company-approved manuscripts, follow these steps (after receiving final input from reviewers):
1. Process manuscript through IEEE PDF eXpress to ensure IEEE compliance.
2. Convert document at Use conference ID 49169X   Please follow instructions as directed.
3. Save IEEE compliant PDF on the ASMC 2020 submission site. DO NOT PASSWORD PROTECT PDF.
4. IEEE e-Copyright form is due during round one (preliminary manuscript upload)

Maximum number of pages is six (6); minimum four (4) pages. Authors will be provided feedback to ensure the highest technical quality of manuscripts. If you have misplaced your ID and password, please contact

Authors presenting in the interactive poster session, will be provided with a poster frame and push pins. The dimensions of the frame are 8ft x 4ft (2.4m Wide x 1.2m High). We highly recommend that authors print a one page sheet rather than multiple PPT pages, as it looks more professional.

Tips for presentations - The Most Effective Use of PowerPoint