Sharpen those pencils – IPC APEX EXPO Call for Papers Needs You!

Proposals/Abstracts Due May 4
Technical Conference: February 19-21, 2013
Professional Development Courses: February 17-18, 21, 2013
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.

Submit an abstract for the industry’s premier technical conference or provide a course proposal for one of its largest educational events. Presenting at IPC APEX EXPO 2013 in San Diego provides significant visibility for you and your company. Thousands of individuals will receive the technical proceedings of the conference, ensuring that your published paper is seen by key engineers, managers and executives from all segments of the worldwide electronic interconnection industry. Presenting a technical conference paper or teaching a professional development course is a unique and cost-effective channel to promote your expertise, and your organization, to your customers and prospects.

Conference and Course Topics
Submissions are sought on design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment in the following areas:

  • Advanced Technology
  • Area Array/Flip Chip/0201
  • Assembly Processes
  • BGA Packaging
  • Black Pad
  • Business & Supply Chain Issues
  • Counterfeit Electronics
  • Design
  • Electromigration
  • Electronic Manufacturing Services
  • Embedded Passive & Active Devices
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Flexible Circuitry
  • HDI Technologies
  • High Speed, High Frequency & Signal  Integrity
  • Lead-Free Fabrication, Assembly &  Reliability
  • Microminiaturization
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optoelectronics
  • Packaging & Components
  • PCB Fabrication
  • PCB Storage & Handling
  • Performance, Quality & Reliability
  • Photovoltaics
  • Printed Electronics
  • RFID Circuitry
  • Soldering
  • Surface Finishes
  • Test, Inspection & AOI
  • Tin Whiskers
  • Via Plugging & Other Protection

Technical Conference – Requirements for Submission
Provide an abstract of approximately 300 words that summarizes technical work covering case histories, research and discoveries. It must be received by May 4, 2012. Authors of papers selected for the conference will receive a detailed speaker manual to assist them with numerous items, including the formatting of their paper and presentation slides.

The selection process is competitive and sufficient detail needs to be included to allow the Technical Program Committee to properly assess content of the proposed paper. If selected, papers and presentation slides will be due October 5, 2012. The paper should be noncommercial and describe significant results from experiments, emphasize new techniques, discuss trends of interest and contain technical and/or appropriate test results. Presentations will be limited to 30 minutes including 5–10 minutes for questions and answers.

Conference Benefits
Conference speakers are entitled to a free one-day conference pass for the day of their presentation, discounted registration fees for the full conference and complimentary admission to the exhibit hall. All speakers selected for presentation who provide their papers to IPC by September 21, 2012, will be eligible for a free full-conference pass.

Conference Awards
To recognize exceptional achievement, awards will be presented for “Best U.S. Paper” for U.S. authors and “Best International Paper” for authors from outside the United States. Each award consists of a recognition plaque and a $1,000 prize. Co-authors share the honorarium but all will receive individual recognition plaques.

Please note: Previously published papers or commercially-focused papers are not appropriate and will not be accepted.

Professional Development Courses
Course proposals are solicited from individuals interested in teaching half-day (three hours) professional development courses on design, manufacturing processes and materials to classes up to 50 persons. Proposals, including course descriptions, must be submitted by May 4, 2012. Final presentation in the form of PowerPoint® slides must be submitted by October 5, 2012. Travel expenses and honoraria are offered to professional development instructors.

Submit your conference paper abstracts online

For more information about conference participation, please contact the Conference Director, Greg Munie at or Toya Richardson at or +1 847-597-2825.

Submit your proposal for a professional development course online

For more information, contact the Manager of Professional Development, Anne Marie Mulvihill at or +1 847-597-2827.

Conference Paper Timeline Professional Development Timeline
Abstracts due: May 4, 2012 Proposals due: May 4, 2012
Acceptance by June 15, 2012 Acceptance by: June 15, 2012
Papers / Presentations Due: October 5, 2012 Coursework Due: October 5, 2012

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