Conference Information

IRPS consists of three days (Tues-Thurs, April 19-24, 2015) of plenary and parallel technical sessions presenting original, state-of-the-art work.

Other opportunities at the symposium include:

Two-Day Tutorial Program (Sunday-Monday April 19-20). The IRPS tutorial program is a comprehensive two-day event designed to help both the new engineer and experienced researcher. The tutorial program contains both beginner and expert tracks, and is broken down into topic areas that allow the attendee to participate in tutorials relevant to their work with a minimum of conflicts between subject areas.

Year in Review Session (Monday April 20). These seminars provide a summary of the most significant developments in the reliability community over the past year. This serves as a convenient, single source of information for attendees to keep current with the recent reliability literature. Industry experts serve as the “tour guide” and save you time by collecting and summarizing this information to bring you up to date in a particular area as efficiently as possible.

Evening Poster Session. The poster session will provides an additional opportunity for authors to present their original research. The setting is informal and allows for easy discussion between authors and other attendees.

Evening Session Workshops. These workshops enhance the symposium by providing the attendees an opportunity to meet in informal groups to discuss key reliability physics topics with the guidance of experienced moderators. Some of the workshop topics are directly coupled to the technical program to provide a venue for more discussion on the topic.

Vendor Exhibits. Held in parallel with the technical sessions, the equipment demonstrations provide a forum for manufacturers of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to present their products. Attendees are encouraged to visit the manufacturers’ booths for information and demonstrations.

IRPS Paper Awards. IRPS bestows awards for Best Paper, Outstanding Paper, Best Poster and Best Student Talk. The Best Paper author is typically invited to present the paper at ESREF in October.