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6th SINANO Summer School

25 - 30 August 2015
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The 6th European SINANO Summer School will be held in Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena, Italy) from 25th until 30th August 2014, co-organized by the ARCES Research Center of the University of Bologna and by the Italian Inter-University Consortium for Nanoelectronics (IUNET).
The SINANO Summer School has been held in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 in the framework of the SINANO, NANOSIL and NANOFUNCTION European Networks of Excellence, the "Flagship Pilot Project" Guardian Angels, and of the Seventh Framework Programme Collaborative Project STEEPER, that are European research initiatives bringing together European Universities, Research Institutes and Companies with expertise in advanced nano-CMOS technology, devices and simulation, bringing together the More-than-Moore and the beyond-CMOS domains. The 2014 edition of the School will take place at the Summer School facility of the University of Bologna, located in Bertinoro, a picturesque medieval village with modern educational facilities and conveniently located in the hillside vicinity of Bologna (www.centrocongressibertinoro.it). The Centre is located in three large historical and monumental buildings not far from one another, forming a united complex on the top of the built up area of the ancient town, in a quiet and hospitable place, which is also particularly pleasant and peaceful. It will be provided to attendee’s full accommodation at the Bertinoro Castle. There will also be a comprehensive social program attached to the course including two social dinners.

The Summer School consists of the Course on "Reliability and Variability of Electronic Devices" and the Workshop "Lab4mems".


Course on "Reliability and Variability of Electronic Devices"

The Course will be held from 25th until 29th August 2014. The aim of the Course is to further enhance the knowledge of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the field of reliability and variability of electronic devices. As the CMOS technologies enter the Nanoelectronics regime, physical limits are growing more stringent and progress along the ITRS roadmap requires a full understanding of device-design issues which were less relevant in the past The School will review the reliability and variability implications due to the miniaturization process and the introduction of novel materials and architectures. One day of the School will be devoted to the understanding of the reliability issues in power devices with conventional and alternative materials.
This Course is accepted by the doctoral schools of the Advanced Research Center for Electronic Systems (ARCES) and Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering (DEI) of the University of Bologna, Italy. PhD students can be granted 3 ECTS credits after evaluation based upon a paper or an oral test on a theme to be agreed with the course program board.
The Course will issue a certificate to the students that followed a course and successfully presented the related exam. Each course organizer takes the engagement to organize an evaluation at the completion of each course.


Workshop "Lab4mems"

The Workshop will be held from 29th until 30th August 2014. Internet of Things (IoT) aims at creating pervasive networks that can be sensed, controlled and programmed by the Cloud. The paradigm is based on embedding computation and communication enablers with sensing systems into invisible and autonomous nodes. However, among the technology challenges to attain the expected 50 billions of connected devices in 2020, we need to understand how MEMS and CMOS would be merged into novel heterogeneous technologies. This workshop will cover the aspects of integration of MEMS with advanced CMOS technology on the basis of the experience gained into LAB4MEMS European pilot project coordinated by STMicroelectronics. More specifically, the workshop will present recent advances in the field of modeling, integration and testing of magnetic and piezoelectric MEMS systems with CMOS with the participation of international experts in the field.