12th International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM)

Arlington, Virginia, USA  December 11–14, 2016

The 2016 International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) aims to again be a forum for the exchange of ideas and industrial innovations between researchers and practitioners from around the world involved in modeling and analysis of complex high-tech manufacturing systems. We are convinced of the worth and importance of the continuation of the MASM events held in Tempe, Arizona in 2000 and 2002, Singapore in 2005, Miami, Florida in 2008, Austin, Texas in 2009, Baltimore, Maryland in 2010, Phoenix, Arizona in 2011, Berlin, Germany in 2012, Washington, DC in 2013, Savannah, Georgia in 2014 and Huntington Beach, California in 2015.

The MASM 2016 conference will be fully contained within the Winter Simulation Conference 2016 (WSC 2016), the leading conference in simulation. However, MASM 2016 covers a much wider range of techniques and approaches than simulation (e.g. discrete optimization, queueing theory, process control, data analysis). WSC 2016 features a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice. WSC 2016 will take place in Arlington, Virginia, USA. All attendees of the MASM conference will register for WSC 2016 at the same cost. All participants of WSC 2016 can attend MASM 2016 sessions.

We are looking for high-quality academic and applied research at all levels of semiconductor manufacturing.

  • At the equipment and process level, we would like to cover various aspects of Equipment Maintenance and Productivity, Quality and Advanced Process Control (Statistical Process Control, Fault Detection and Classification, Run To Run, Virtual Metrology, …), but also how to handle and exploit the huge amount of data generated in semiconductor factories (big data).
  • At the workshop level, optimized WIP management, dispatching, scheduling and sampling of lots or qualification management of products on machines remain critical in particular when handling new complex constraints.
  • At the factory level, it is important to develop efficient transportation and storage policies, production and capacity planning approaches, as well as cycle time improvements and time-to-market reductions.
  • At the strategic level, demand planning, factory economics and cost modeling, new product introduction, and supply chain efficiency are important topics to support the business.

We invite participants to present on all topics related to modeling and analysis that will help address these challenges. We also welcome contributions that integrate decisions or information at different decision levels, which is becoming a must. These various goals will be attained through new advanced control and statistical methods, computing techniques and operations research methods. While the MASM conference is mostly focused on the current semiconductor industry state-of-the-art, neither presenters nor attendees need to be in the IC industry to participate. We are interested in methodologies, research and/or applications from other related industries such as TFT-LCD, flexible displays, bio-chip, solid state lighting (LED) and photovoltaic (PV) that might also share or want to share common and new practices.

The conference includes tutorials and related software demonstrations within the Winter Simulation Conference 2016. A broad range of papers is sought, including theoretical developments, applied research, and case studies. Interested individuals within academia, government agencies, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, students, contractors, and other interested parties are encouraged to participate.

MASM will feature a keynote talk by Robert C. Leachman, Professor in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Leachman has been very active in semiconductor manufacturing, both in publishing important papers in the field and by working with semiconductor companies. 

Previous MASM Conferences

Tempe, Arizona in 2000, 2002

Singapore, 2005

Miami, FL, 2008

Austin, TX, 2009

Baltimore, MD, 2010

Phoenix, AZ, 2011

Berlin, Germany, 2012

Washington, DC, 2013

Savannah, GA, 2014

Huntington Beach, CA 2015

MASM Keynote


The Engineering of Speed and Delivery
Robert C. Leachman
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California at Berkeley

Conference Organizers

Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France

Adar Kalir, Intel, Israel

Reha Uzsoy, North Carolina State University, USA

International Program Committee

Erinc Albey, Ozyegin University, Turkey

Chen-Fu Chien, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan

Ton de Kok, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Hans Ehm, Infineon, Germany

Ken Fordyce, Arkieva, USA

John Fowler, Arizona State University, USA

Gero Grau, Global Foundries, Germany

Michael Hassoun, Ariel University, Israel

Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland

Jesus Jimenez, Texas State University, USA

Baris Kacar, SAS, USA

Andreas Klemmt, Infineon, Germany

Tae-Eog Lee, KAIST, Republic of Korea

Iris Lorscheid, Technical University of Hamburg, Germany

Scott Mason, Clemson University, USA

John Milne, Clarkson University, USA

Lars Moench, Fernuniversitaet Hagen, Germany

James Morrison, KAIST, Republic of Korea

Irfan Ovacik, Intel, USA

Thomas Ponsignon, Infineon, Germany

Oliver Rose, Universitat der Bunderwehr Munchen, Germany

Israel Tirkel, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Philippe Vialletelle, ST Microelectronics, France

Gerald Weigert, technische Universitat Dresden, Germany

Cheng-Hung Wu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Jei-Zheng Wu, Soochow University, China

Kan Wu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Claude Yugma, Ecole de Mines de Saint-Etienne, France

Paper Submission

Please follow the WSC 2016 Author Kit to prepare your MASM 2016 paper.

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper Submission: April 1, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: June 1, 2016

Camera Ready Paper Due: July 15, 2016

Conference Location

MASM 2016 will be held in Arlington, Virginia, USA at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, the host hotel for WSC 2016. Please check here to get more information and reserve rooms at conference rates.