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The "International Workshop on Computational Nanotechnology" (IWCN) covers all aspects of advanced simulation of electronic transport and optoelectronic processes in semiconductors and semiconductor devices based on both inorganic and organic materials. The conference series was started in 1992 under the original name the "International Workshop on Computational Electronics" (IWCE). In 2016, the name was changed to the "International Workshop on Computational Nanotechnology" (IWCN).
The International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD) provides an open forum for the presentation of the latest results and trends in process and device simulation. The conference is the leading forum for Technology Computer-Aided Design (TCAD) and is held alternatingly in the United States, Japan, and Europe in September.
The International Wigner Workshop (IWW) series was established by the Wigner Initiative in 2015 and provides a platform for the growing inter-disciplinary Wigner community. It brings researchers in the many fields of science and engineering together where Wigner functions are applied. Wigner functions have become extremely important in the past decades, because of their ability to clearly illustrate non-classical behavior and quantum entanglement. This makes them very important for coherent matter-wave physics, optically-based frequency standards, and systems using quantum entanglement and coherence in quantum systems. In addition, the Wigner function approach gives unique insight into studies of the materials systems and materials properties that are essential for improving the capabilities in systems based upon the quantum features mentioned just above.
The Wigner Initiative brings a community of researchers together who utilize the Wigner formalism for its research. In particular, this initiative is used to promote and organize special events such as conferences, workshops, and publications to the Wigner scientific community. The Wigner Initiative increases synergy effects and fosters knowledge transfer within the community. Looking at the development of research in Wigner functions, critics claim that, although various groups pick up the work, they abandon it again, never delivering a compelling research result, in turn being essential to the justification of the approach in general. A clear presentation of the evolution in the field is needed.
The Workshop on Innovative Nanoscale Devices and Systems (WINDS) is a week long, international, and interactive workshop designed to explore the fundamental properties of nanoscale devices and applications thereof. In particular, WINDS provides a forum for material, device, and characterization as well as experimental and modeling researchers to interact. This annual workshop is the successor of the original WINDS and the International Symposium on Advanced Nanodevices and Nanotechnology (ISANN), which were held on alternate years. This merging of the two allows for a single international conference to be held each year in Hawaii in late November or early December.