2015 Call for Participation

Call for Participation for IPC APEX EXPO 2015Submit an abstract for one of the industry's premier technical conferences or provide a course proposal for one of its largest educational events. Presenting at IPC APEX EXPO 2015 in San Diego will provide significant visibility for you and your company. Thousands of individuals will receive the technical proceedings of the conference, ensuring that your published paper will be 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

  • Automation in Electronics Manufacturing
  • Adhesives
  • Advanced Technology
  • Area Array/Flip Chip/0201 Metric
  • Assembly and Rework Processes
  • BGA/CSP Packaging
  • Black Pad and Other Board Related Defect Issues
  • BTC/QFN/LGA Components
  • Business & Supply Chain Issues
  • Cleaning
  • Conformal Coatings
  • Corrosion
  • Counterfeit Electronics
  • Design
  • Electromigration
  • Electronics Manufacturing Services
  • Embedded Passive & Active Devices
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Failure Analysis
  • Flexible Circuitry
  • HDI Technologies
  • Head-on-Pillow
  • Board and Component Warpage
  • High Speed, High Frequency & Signal Integrity
  • Lead-Free Fabrication, Assembly & Reliability
  • Miniaturization Nanotechnology Optoelectronics
  • Packaging & Components
  • PCB Fabrication
  • PCB and Component Storage & Handling Performance
  • Quality & Reliability
  • Photovoltaics
  • PoP (Package-on-Package)
  • Printed Electronics
  • Reshoring
  • RFID Circuitry
  • Robotics
  • Soldering
  • Surface Finishes
  • Test, Inspection & AOI
  • Tin Whiskers
  • 2.5-D/3-D Component Packaging
  • Underfills
  • 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 July 11, 2014. Authors of papers selected for the conference will each receive a detailed speaker manual to assist them with numerous items, including the formatting of their papers 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 your abstract is selected, your paper will be due October 10, 2014 and presentation slides will be due on November 7, 2014. 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 presentations, discounted registration fees for the full conference and complimentary admission to the exhibit hall. All speakers selected for papers  who also provide their presentations to IPC by October 10, 2014 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 and/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-hour) professional development courses on design, manufacturing processes and materials. Proposals, including course descriptions, must be submitted by July 11, 2014. Final presentations must be submitted by November 7, 2014. Travel expenses and honorariums are offered to professional development instructors.

Abstract and Proposal Instructions

Submit your Conference paper abstract or Professional Development Course proposal online.

For more information about conference participation, please contact Conference Director Jasbir Bath at JasbirBath@ipc.org, Assistant Conference Director Dr. Greg Munie at GregMunie@ipc.org, or Toya Richardson at ToyaRichardson@ipc.org or +1 847-597-2825.

Conference Paper Timeline

Professional Development Timeline

Abstracts due July 11, 2014

Proposals due July 11, 2014

Acceptance by August 5, 2014

Acceptance by August 5, 2014

Papers due October 10, 2014

Presentations due November 7, 2014

Presentations due November 7, 2014

For more information on professional development courses, contact Jasbir Bath at JasbirBath@ipc.org.