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IFCS-EFTF 2012 : European Frequency and Time Forum


When Apr 23, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012
Where Gothenburg, Sweden
Submission Deadline Dec 20, 2011

Call For Papers


The EFTF meeting will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, April 2012. This conference will be the 26th in a series of successful meetings that started in 1987.

Tutorials on 23 April 2012

Conference on 24-26 April 2012

Technical Tours on 27 April 2012

Chalmers University of Technology

Gothenburg, Sweden

On Tuesday, April 24th, the conference will open with a plenary presentation on a field of relevance to Time and Frequency applications. This will be followed by 3-days parallel technical and poster sessions. Tours will be arranged on Friday, April 27th, to SP and Onsala Space Observatory.

2012 Local Organization Chair: Jan Johansson

2012 Scientific Committee Chair: Patrick Gill

2012 EFTF Executive Committee Chair: Giorgio Santarelli

Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, December 20, 2011. Please refer to Author information for details.

Conference Topics:

Group 1: Materials, Resonators, & Resonator Circuits

A. Fundamental Properties of Materials

B. Micro- and Macro-Fabrication Technology for Resonators and Filters

C. Theory, Design, and Performance of Resonators and Filters, including BAW, FBAR, MEMS, NEMS, SAW, and others

D. Performance of Resonators and Filters

Group 2: Oscillators, Synthesizers, Noise, & Circuit Techniques

A. Oscillators – BAW, MEMS, and SAW

B. Oscillators - Microwave to Optical

C. Heterogeneously Integrated Miniature Oscillators, e.g., Single-Chip

D. Synthesizers, Multi-Resonator Oscillators, and Other Circuitry

E. Noise Phenomena and Aging

F. Measurements and Specifications

G. Timing Error in Digital Systems and Applications

Group 3: Microwave Frequency Standards

A. Microwave Atomic Frequency Standards

B. Atomic Clocks for Space Applications

C. Miniature and Chip Scale Atomic Clocks and other instrumentation

D. Fundamental Physics, Fundamental Constants, & Other Applications

Group 4: Sensors & Transducers

A. Resonant Chemical Sensors

B. Resonant Physical Sensors

C. Vibratory and Atomic Gyroscopes & Magnetometers

D. BAW, SAW, FBAR, and MEMS Sensors

E. Transducers

F. Sensor Instrumentation

Group 5: Timekeeping, Time and Frequency Transfer, GNSS Applications

A. UTC and Time Scales, Time and Frequency Transfer, and Algorithms

B. Satellite Navigation (Galileo, GPS, …)

C. Telecommunications Network Synchronization, RF fiber frequency Distribution

D. All-optical fiber frequency transfer

E. Optical free-space frequency transfer

F. Frequency and Time Distribution and Calibration Services

Group 6: Optical Frequency Standards and Applications

A. Optical Ion and Neutral Atom Clocks

B. Optical Frequency Combs and Frequency Measurements

C. Ultra stable Laser Sources and Optical Frequency Distribution

E. Fundamental Physics, Fundamental Constants, and Other Applications

Student Paper Competition: Students submitting abstracts for presentation are invited to participate in a student paper competition. To participate, the student must be the lead author and present the paper. If the paper is selected for oral presentation, the student must also provide a poster to participate in the competition. Winners will receive an award and a certificate. Further information is on the conference web site Student information. Student authors selected for the Student Paper Competition will be given preference for travel support. A request to be considered for the student paper competition must be made at the time of abstract submission.

Tutorials: On Monday, 23 April 2012, there will be a series of tutorials covering a wide range of related topics. The tutorials include both the fundamental topics of frequency and timing at a level suitable for practitioners new to the field, and more advanced and specialized topics related to specific areas. As such, the tutorials aim to provide useful knowledge to the beginners in the community, as well as those with extensive experience. Additional information and topics will follow. The list of tutorials presented at the last joint IFCS/EFTF conference can be found at

Exhibition: A technical exhibition will be held during the conference. Detailed information can be found on the conference web site at Exhibitors.

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