Welcome to the Fifth SINANO Device Modelling Summer School

28 -31 August 2012
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The Fifth European SINANO Summer School will be held in Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena, Italy) from 28th until 31st August 2012, 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, and 2010 in the framework of the SINANO and NANOSIL European Networks of Excellence, and is currently continued under the auspices of the NANOFUNCTION Network of Excellence, the "Flagship Pilot Project" Guardian Angels, and of the Seventh Framework Programme Collaborative Project STEEPER, that are European research initiatives bringing together the top 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 aim of the Summer School is to further enhance the knowledge of PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and professionals in the advanced modeling, simulation and characterization techniques amenable to conventional and novel nano-CMOS devices. It will discuss the device physics and the corresponding models, numerical techniques, programming and simulation tools, and experimental characterization techniques.
This course is accepted by the doctoral schools of the Advanced Research Center for Electronic Systems (ARCES) and Electronic Department (DEIS) 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 School 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.
The next issue of the school will present, together with recent advances of device modeling and characterization, contributions related to the scaling of energy in nanoelectronics. Since energy is dealing with the most important tasks of electronic systems such as computation, communication, and sensing, the analysis and the modeling of energy scaling is a fundamental issue for defining the ultimate limits offered by the technology. Similarly, energy transformation techniques are opening new challenges in understanding the limits of the devices in conversion efficiency such as in the recent field of energy harvesting. Two days of the School will be devoted to the above issues and related to the ultimate limits in computation, communication and sensing.
The 2012 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 4-day program of the School will be dedicated to the following topics:

  • Prospects for further development of CMOS technology: opportunities, requirements and open issues.
  • Transport models for device simulation.
  • Energy scaling models and limits in sensing, computation and communication.
  • Experimental electrical device characterization.
  • Analytical and compact models.
  • Post CMOS devices.

It will be provided to attendee’s full accommodation at the Bertinoro Castle and lecturers will be reimbursed of accommodation and documented travel expenses.

There will also be a comprehensive social program attached to the course including a social dinner.

Over the next couple of months we will be adding information to this site with details on how to register, accommodation, a full program and list of guest lecturers.