Call for Participation
Workshop on Accelerated Stress Testing & Reliability
Oct 1 - 3, 2003
The Renaissance Madison Hotel
Over the last few years, Accelerated Stress Testing (AST) has been embraced by an ever widening array of worldwide companies seeking to reconcile the need for the highest quality product with the necessary push for early time-to-market. The purpose of the AST Workshop is to share ideas on better ways of accelerating and detecting hidden defects, flaws, and weaknesses in electronic and electro-mechanical hardware that would result in failures during usage. These techniques are focused on testing electronic hardware to destruction limits and root cause investigation to determine the physics-of-failure. The goal of AST is to produce mature products at market introduction and, in making it robust, the product can be screened for manufacturing defects with high combined stresses (beyond end-use specifications) for shorter lengths of time.
Registration information: Please click here to access the Adobe PDF formatted registration form for registration by check.
Online registration can be accessed by clicking HERE to go to the online registration page
Speakers Note: PowerPoint Templates to be used for the Speakers Bio can be accessed by clicking HERE and the Template for presentations, by clicking HERE : for Paper/ Presentation Deadlines: Abstract May 30, 2003 Draft June 30, 2003 Final July 30, 2003
Topics to be covered:
TUTORIALS: The all day tutorial program will be held on the first day of the Workshop and features well respected experts sharing their experiences and hard learned lessons. Two parallel sessions , Basic AST and Advanced AST Subjects, will ensure that experienced practitioners as well as those who are just entering the field will find useful and interesting presentations.
TECHNICAL SESSIONS: The two day workshop program will present new and innovative Accelerated Stress Testing techniques in use today. Past workshops featured speakers discussing their accomplishments in providing accelerated reliability testing for a wide range of products as well as failure analysis techniques and data analysis.
Vendor Exhibits: Many suppliers of AST equipment, instruments, and services will be present during the first two days. Vendors currently scheduled to attend are:Dytran, Thermotron, Team, Chart, Vibration Research, CSZ, Northwest Env. Test Lab, Hi-Rel Laboratories, C. Hanse Industries, Air Liquide, Controlled Environments Inc, VBS
Hotel Information is available at http://www.themadison.com or http://www.marriott.com/dpp/PropertyPage.asp?MarshaCode=SEASM Our group room rate of $135 / night is good from September 26 through October 7, so you can explore Seattle on your own before or after the conference if you wish to. You must reserve the room by August 31, 2003 to qualify for this special rate.
Reservations for the hotel need to be made by individual attendees using one of the following:
Transportation Parking will cost $19-$24/day and since there are many restaurants and attractions within easy walking distance, you probably won’t need a car during the conference. We recommend using the Airport Express to / from the airport (SEA) and the hotel.
Car Rental Companies
AVIS, HERTZ, and several other agencies have downtown offices less than a mile from the hotel. So renting a car only for the days you need to go beyond the downtown area will save you some money on both parking and the car rental. If you plan to rent a car downtown, please reserve in advance and confirm your pick-up and drop-off times with the rental agency.
Car Share - 400 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA, (206) 624-7717
The IEEE /CPMT ASTR 2003 CommitteeGeneral Chairman Mark Gibbel NASA/JPL Phone:818-542-6979 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Program Co-Chair John Proulx GM Phone:310-257-3714 email: email@example.com Program Co-Chair Paul Paroff Advanced Input Devices email: firstname.lastname@example.org Local Host Don Hayward Intel Phone:253-371-5873 email: email@example.com Finance Chair Francois Lafleur CRIQ email: firstname.lastname@example.org Publicity Chair Mark Morelli Otis Elevators, email: email@example.com Exhibitor Chair Dennis Pachucki Cisco Systems Inc. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Chair Chris Hanse C. Hanse Industries, Inc. 269-673-8638 email: Chris@chanseind.com Webmaster Kirk Gray AcceleRel Engineering 303-666-8726 email: email@example.com
The IEEE/CPMT Workshop on AST 2002 was held Montreal, (Quebec), Canada.