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1999 EMC: General Information

June 30-July 2, 1999 · 41ST ELECTRONIC MATERIALS CONFERENCE · Santa Barbara, California

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Advance Registration


Device Research Conference

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Student Information

Attention Nonmember Attendees

Late News Papers

Social Events

Housing Information

1999 EMC Exhibit

Links to Past EMC Pages
The EMC is again being coordinated with the Device Research Conference (DRC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which will be held at the same location, Monday through Wednesday, June 28–30, 1999. This coordination is made in recognition of the strong interaction between electronic materials and device research and should provide for maximum exchange of information between attendees of both conferences.

For information regarding the DRC, please contact Dr. Bart Van Zeghbroeck, DRC Technical Program Chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering Center EE1B55, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0425; telephone (303) 492-2809; fax (303) 492-2758; e-mail

Sponsored by the Electronic Materials Committee of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), the 41st Electronic Materials Conference (EMC) will be held June 30-July 2, 1999, at the University of California–Santa Barbara.


The deadline to advance register, which was June 7, has passed. However, it is still possible to register for the meeting using the on-site fees. Both EMC and DRC badges will be accepted by both conferences on Wednesday, June 30, 1999.

Registration fee includes welcoming reception, coffee breaks, Thursday picnic, attendance to all technical sessions, and the 1999 EMC Exhibition. One-day fee does not include picnic. On-site registration will be held in the University Center Multicultural Lounge, beginning Tuesday and continuing through Friday during the following hours:

For additional information, please contact: TMS Customer Service Department, TMS, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086-7528 USA; telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 270; fax (724) 776-3770; e-mail


Refund Policy: Written requests for refunds must be sent to TMS, postmarked no later than the deadline of June 7, 1999. A $50 processing fee will be charged on all cancellations. No refunds will be issued after the deadline date.

Americans with Disabilities Act: TMS strongly supports the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against, and promotes public accessibility for those with disabilities. In support of and compliance with this Act, we ask that those requiring specific equipment or services as an attendees of the 1999 EMC to indicate your needs on the housing and registration forms.

Policy on Audio and Visual Recording of Technical Paper Presentations/Sessions: TMS reserves the rights to any audio and video reproduction of all presentations at every TMS sponsored meeting. Recording of sessions (audio, video, still photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of TMS and the individual authors is strictly prohibited.

Messages: A telephone and message board will be located near the Registration Desk in the Multicultural Lounge. Messages will be posted in this area throughout the Conference. Messages will also be posted in the Residence Halls. If you are residing on campus, you will receive the appropriate number to be used in an emergency in your housing packet.

Campus Smoking Policy: UCSB prohibits smoking in its buildings. Smoking will be allowed only in outdoor areas including breezeways and patios.


There are no formal conference proceedings, however, the conference abstracts will be published in the Journal of Electronic Materials. We also encourage you to submit manuscripts on your work to the JEM. For more detail, visit the 1999 EMC conference publication page.

Technical Sessions: The 1999 EMC technical program will commence at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, on the campus grounds at UCSB in the University Center. University Center/Corwin Pavilion will be the location of the conference plenary session.


Student Awards: Three $500 student awards are given annually by the Electronic Materials Committee for the best presentations by students at the conference. Student papers will be judged on both scientific content and presentation at the 1999 EMC. Awards will be presented during the plenary session on Wednesday, June 30, in the Corwin Pavilion.

Student Travel Assistance: Student authors who plan to present a paper at the 1999 EMC may be eligible for travel assistance depending on the particular circumstances involved. Inquiries regarding student travel assistance should be directed to Thomas Kuech at e-mail, no later than June 12, 1999.

We want you to join TMS and experience the Society and what it has to offer. Pay only $45.00 and receive membership in TMS for the remainder of 1999.

Receive a six month subscription to the hardcopy of JOM and enjoy topics such as "Progress in the Commercial Application of High-Temperature Superconductors" plus an optional subscription to Journal of Electronic Materials, a joint TMS and IEEE publication; discounts on TMS publications and conference fees, easy access to the World Wide Web (WWW) with TMS OnLine, plus an array of other membership benefits and services. Once you've been a part of TMS and seen all that's happening in electronic materials programming, you'll want to continue your membership long into the future.

All you need to do is complete a TMS Membership Application and return it to the registration desk during the conference, along with your $45.00 payment. Or, you may opt to mail your application and payment to TMS Headquarters, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086, U.S.A. (Your membership cannot be processed without a completed application.)

Non-member students may apply for Joint ASM/TMS Student Membership for $25.00 annually (students living in North America only), or TMS Student Membership for $15.00 annually (students living outside North America.)


Late news papers will be considered. Authors must submit the abstract by June 10, 1999, using the TMS Conference Management System (CMS). CMS can be accessed by the website. If you have questions or need assistance while using the CMS, please contact TMS Technical Programming Services at (724) 776-9000 Ext. 227 or 237. Authors of accepted papers will be notified before the conference.


Welcoming Reception: All attendees are invited to attend a hosted Welcoming Reception on Wednesday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the University Center Lagoon Plaza.

Evening at the Zoo: On Thursday, July 1, conference attendees and their guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a catered dinner at the spectacular Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All of the animals will be left out late for this event and a miniature train will circle the zoo throughout the evening allowing guests to enjoy the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean as well as the mountains. Small children will delight in carousel rides early in the evening.

The cost of this event is included in the full conference and student registraton fee. It is not included in the one-day registration fee. The cost for one-day registrants and guests is $55 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. You may order tickets for this event in advance on the registration form. Tickets will also be available at the registration desk on-site. Deadline for ticket sales will be noon on Wednesday, June 30, 1999. Transportaion is available to and from the zoo. The bus schedule is as follows:

Depart: 5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m., from University Center (front doors)
Return: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., from the Zoo entrance

Session Chairs Breakfast: Session chairs are requested to attend a breakfast on Wednesday, June 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in the Harbor Room at the University Center. Information on session procedures and schedules will be discussed. Please plan to attend.

Informal Coffee Breaks: During the intermission of morning and afternoon sessions (at approximately 10:00-10:20 a.m. and 3:10-3:30 p.m.) coffee, tea, assorted pastries and sodas will be served in the University Center Lagoon Plaza, location of exhibits.


The deadline to reserve housing in advance through this site has passed. More information is available at the housing accommodations information page.

If you need further assistance on housing please contact: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Customer Service Department, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086; telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 270; fax (724) 776-3770, e-mail:


In addition to a very strong technical program, the EMC sponsors an exhibit of electronic materials technology and related services. It is an opportunity for EMC attendees to meet these providers and acquaint themselves with their capabilities and products. You are encouraged to visit the tabletop exhibits and interact with the participating vendors. For additional exhibit information, visit the exhibit page, or contact:

Cindy Wilson, TMS/EMC Technological Exhibit, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086-7528; telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 231; fax (724) 776-3770; e-mail

Additional information about the conference can be obtained by contacting:

1999 EMC/Customer Service Department
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086-7528 USA
Telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 270; fax (724) 776-3770; e-mail


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