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DRC 2021



For almost eight decades, the Device Research Conference (DRC) has brought together leading scientists, researchers and students to share their latest discoveries in device science, technology and modeling. Notably, many of the first public disclosures of key device technologies were made at the DRC. This year marks the 79th anniversary of the DRC—the longest running device research meeting in the world. As we commemorate this meeting, the high-caliber technical sessions will be highlighted by plenary talks and invited talks by international research pioneers and leaders behind modern electronic technology.

Given the ongoing global health concerns associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the DRC leadership has decided to hold the 2021 Device Research Conference in a virtual (online) format. This follows an enormously successful 2020 DRC held virtually, in which we had record attendance and worldwide participation of more than 875 attendees from 33 countries.

The 2021 Conference will feature:

  • Informative, timely short courses in rapidly developing fields
  • Oral and poster presentations on electronic/photonic device experiments and simulations
  • Plenary and invited presentations given by worldwide leaders
  • Evening “rump” session
  • Strong student participation and Student Paper Awards

DRC is held in coordination with the Electronic Materials Conference (EMC), which will occur the same week, from June 23-25. As has happened in person in past years, in 2021, the virtual DRC and EMC sessions on the shared day, Wednesday, June 23, will be open to all attendees from both conferences. This recognizes the strong interaction between device and electronic materials research and provides fruitful exchanges of information between attendees of both Conferences. For information on the 63rd Electronic Materials Conference, please visit the EMC 2021 website.

2021 DRC individual presentation videos will become available in Underline at the end of each technical session. A recording of each full live session with Q&A will be posted later during the conference. To facilitate re-viewing of recorded talks and sessions, the DRC Underline site will remain open through 11:59pm (US EDT) on July 7th. DRC Conference registration will remain open at through June 30th.

Thank you for joining us at the 2021 Device Research Conference!

General Chair
Zhihong Chen, Purdue University

Technical Program Chair
Becky (R.L.) Peterson, University of Michigan

Technical Program Vice-Chair
Gregg Jessen, BAE Systems



2021 SOSI Virtual Summer Institute

Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence for the Study of STEM Interventions
Translating Critical, Strengths-Based Conceptual Frameworks to STEM Programming Design & Dissemination

Sponsored in Partnership by:
National Science Foundation, Understanding Interventions, University of Michigan and University of Missouri

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the inaugural Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence for the Study of STEM Interventions ‎‎(LSCRE ‎‎‎‎SOSI) Summer Institute. SOSI is an NSF funded initiative that reflects a collaboration of STEM and STEM Education Scholars ‎and Program Administrators from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Understanding ‎Interventions, Inc., and the University of Michigan.‎ We offer training and development for STEM program administrators, faculty, and other ‎stakeholders ‎in critical, strengths-based theories and evidence-based practices. Key to our work is providing the tools and avenues for our participants to inform their practice and contribute to the body of translational research that facilitate ‎underrepresented students’ success in STEM. Beyond the Summer Institutes, SOSI, through the Understanding Interventions Index, supports resources for access to the STEM research-to-practice translational literature, a database of journals that publish these works, relevant published measures, and the Understanding Interventions Journal as an outlet for dissemination. This work also extends to webinars and workshops held throughout the year as an integral part of the collaboration between SOSI and its partners.

This 2021 Summer Institute is designed to address participant needs across a range of experience in our concurrent sessions. Concurrent Sessions 1 are tailored for those of us who have professional training outside the social and behavioral sciences but are looking to develop proficiency, scholarship, and utilize methodologies that test theories like Community Cultural Wealth (CCW), Phenomenological Variant of Ecological Systems Theory (PVEST) and Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT). Concurrent Sessions 2 are tailored to those with some experience in these areas and are looking to engage more deeply. Some sessions like those that address measures, implementation, and outcomes will be joint. For the current topic sessions, participants will not be limited a specific concurrent session but will have the flexibility to attend the session that they feel most appropriate to their level of experience.

We look forward to an exciting and productive institute as we all leverage our varied experiences, perspectives, and ideas to this growing community of practice. We would also like to extend our deep gratitude to the National Science Foundation for its generous support of this work.


SOSI Leadership Team



Dutch Lung Congress

Welcome Message

Welcome to the inaugural Dutch Lung Congress. We have all missed our opportunities to network and interact with our colleagues in the last twelve months or more. While our desire was to meet face to face once again, when it became evident that this would not be possible until much later in 2021 (or even into 2022) the hard working committee organizing the Dutch Lung Congress found, what we hope will be, an excellent alternative to facilitate our annual meeting.

The Dutch Lung Congress aims to bring together everyone interested in research related to pulmonary diseases in the Netherlands. We hope this event will provide opportunities for multidisciplinary interactions to enhance our approaches for addressing these challenging diseases. Each session will include input from patients, clinical and basic and/or translational scientists discussing the latest information around the central themes chosen by the organizing committee. One advantage of holding our congress as a virtual event this year is that we will have the opportunity to hear from world leading experts from all over the globe. We hope you enjoy the programme the organizing committee have put together and will engage in dynamic discussions with all the speakers.

One highlight of our congress will be the Young Investigator Session. Remember to join us for this exciting session when we will hear from the presenters who submitted the top scoring abstracts. This promises to be a session full of exciting science that will display the strengths that constitute the future talent in our field.

When we are not listening to these great presentations we can all meet in Gathertown. Within this interactive platform you will be able to meet colleagues and friends for networking. Enjoy a private chat over a virtual coffee, visit the booths of our sponsors and other parties, chat with the Young Investigator Board members or take some timeout in the relaxation spaces. While in Gathertown take the opportunity to visit all the diverse posters on display. Chat live with the presenters or leave them a question on the discussion board for them to engage with you. Make sure you check for any messages each time you enter Gathertown to make the most of your networking opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you during the DLC and the great scientific (and other) discussions we are anticipating during our 2021 meeting.

On behalf of the DLC organizing Committee
Janette Burgess
Chair, DLC Organizing Committee

Special Session: Publieksmiddag

More about the committee team:: Barbro N. Melgert, PhD // Bas Holverda, PhD // Frits Franssen, PhD // Janette Burgess, PhD // Michel van den Heuvel, PhD // Patrick Bhairosing // Gimano Amatngalim, PhD // Peter Kunst, PhD // Dr. Michel van den Heuvel, Prof., MD, PhD



AIM Seminar Series 2021

Artificial Intelligence in Metabolism (AIM)

AIM is a seminar series that will explore the potential of data science in metabolic research. It is hosted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) at the University of Copenhagen. The seminar series takes place over three days in June and July, 2021 from 4pm to 5:30 pm CEST.

Save the dates now: June 2nd, June 16th and July 1st!

To register for AIM 2021 Series, please click here.

About AIM

Artificial Intelligence in Metabolism brings together renowned investigators to discuss how cutting edge data science can be best utilized to challenge current dogmas and catalyse better translation in metabolic and biomedical research.

Significant new discoveries in metabolic research increasingly rely on large-scale profiling, data integration and machine learning-based techniques. Not only can these techniques be leveraged to distil novel actionable biological hypotheses to be tested in relevant physiological contexts/clinical settings, they for example enable us to develop predictive tools to more effectively and timely identify at-risk individuals or personalized drugs/interventions.

At the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) we have set up enabling biology platforms that utilize sophisticated metabolomics, single-cell and data integration techniques to enrich our deeply phenotyped and genotyped patient cohorts. These data, along with the associated Danish longitudinal health register information, constitute a unique base to empower current and next generations of scientists to tackle the major questions in metabolic research.

We envision that data and machine learning models will be at the heart of future teams driving novel discoveries in metabolic research, through interdisciplinary approaches involving traditional biomedical scientists alongside data scientists, mathematicians and bioinformaticians. Please join us in our effort to discuss and incubate new ideas to better explore and model metabolic disease.

* * Program at a Glance * *

Please visit CBMR’s website for more information: click here



EULAR 2021 Highlights: Interdisciplinary Roundtable

Perspectives from a rheumatologist and gastroenterologist

June, 15, 2021 | 6:00 PM CEST

Following EULAR 2021, Prof. Dr. med Gerd Burmester and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Zeissig will discuss the latest developments and findings in rheumatology and gastroenterology, and review highlights of the congress. This discussion will be moderated by Jason Liebowitz, MD.

After their discussion, our specialists will open the floor for a live Q&A with the audience.

Jason Liebowitz, MD, Skylands Medical Group

Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Burmester, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Zeissig, University Medical Center Center, Technische Universität Dresden



Cultural Evolution Society 2021

Conference Welcome

Welcome to the third Cultural Evolution Society Conference, CES2021. In the conference, which will be held from June 9-11, 2021, about 180 researchers from East Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Europe, North and South America give presentations on their latest research advancing the evolutionary understanding of human and nonhuman animal culture.

Schedule and Program


About the conference

Please first visit Help-desk where you can find the instructions and manuals for exploring the conference site.

Plenary sessions: Five leading researchers give a live talk. It is like a TV show. The audience can submit a question from the chat window. Chat messages are immediately delivered to speakers and moderators.

Q&A sessions (parallel): Each presenter first gives a 2-minute live lightning talk followed by an 8-minute live discussion with the audience. It uses Zoom.

Discussion sessions: The audience can approach presenters and discuss their research. The sessions are held in a dedicated room in Gathertown.

Gathertown: It is a platform dedicated to live virtual interactions. Gather Town is available for all participants 24 hours during the conference. You can meet and talk with anybody at a lounge or at a table in Gathertown. Further Gather Town instruction and how to use short keys please find in our Help desk page.

Videos and slides:

  • Plenary sessions and the Q&A sessions will be recorded and uploaded after the sessions.
  • All the videos and slides are available for 60 days after the conference but only to registered ones.

Text-based chatting with the speakers:
You can chat with any speaker in the Q&A and discussion sessions. A chat window is available on each speaker’s page, and you can leave your questions there.

Announcement to the other participants: If you want to make an announcement to the other participants (e.g., “Hey, let’s meet at the lounge in Gathertown from 9pm CEST!), please use twitter (#CESConf2021).

Code of conduct

See the full details of the code of conduct.  
CES is dedicated to providing a welcoming and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality, or the presence of or care for dependents. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

  Harassment can occur in-person or virtually, and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Comments (verbal, text, etc.) that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality
  • Sexual images in public spaces (physical or virtual)
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording (including sharing of presentation materials without consent)
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events (including “Zoombombing”)
  • Inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

Inclusiveness Committee:  
To facilitate implementing the code of conduct and foster a climate of inclusion, we have developed an inclusiveness committee. Below is their contact information:
Hiromi Matsumae:
Patrick Savage:
Sarah Mathew:
See more details about reporting the harassment.

Organizing committee

Honorary Conference Organizer: Kenichi Aoki (Meiji University)

Chair: Masanori Takezawa (Hokkaido University)

Scientific Committee: Kenichi Aoki (Meiji University), Yasuo Ihara (the University of Tokyo), Hiromi Matsumae (Tokai University), Naoko Matsumoto (Okayama University), Masako Myowa (Kyoto University), Hisashi Nakao (Nanzan University), Patrick E. Savage (Keio University)

Local Organizing Committee: Yutaka Horita (Teikyo University), Masanori Takezawa (Hokkaido University), Ayaka Takimoto (Hokkaido University), Kohei Tamura (Tohoku University)

Inclusiveness Committee: Sarah Mathew (Arizona State University), Hiromi Matsumae (Tokai University), Patrick E. Savage (Keio University)



REPM 2021: The 26th International Workshop on Rare-Earth and Future Permanent Magnets and their Applications

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 26th International Workshop on Rare Earth and Future Permanent Magnets and Their Applications (REPM2021) which will be held virtually on June 7-10, 2021. Please note, this is an updated schedule due to COVID-19 travel restrictions which forced us to postpone the conference from summer of 2020. The REPM workshop takes place every two years and is the premier conference on permanent magnets covering a wide range of topics including:

  • Rare earth magnets
  • Rare earth-free magnets
  • Raw materials, mining and recycling
  • Advanced synthesis, processing and characterization techniques
  • Theoretical modeling of coercivity
  • Fundamental properties of advanced magnetic materials
  • Thin film magnets
  • Applications of permanent magnets

Workshop The workshop will be chaired by Professor George C. Hadjipanayis, University of Delaware, Newark, DE and Dr. Jinfang Liu, President & COO of Electron Energy Corporation, Landisville, PA. The objectives of the workshop are to bring together engineers and scientists who work on permanent magnets and their applications to present their latest results and exchange ideas on a wide range of relevant topics including resources, raw materials, recycling, processing, fundamental and hard magnetic properties and applications of rare earth and future magnets.



AEiC 2021 - 25th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies

Welcome Message from our Co-Chairs

Through this message, we want to give you our warmest welcome to the 25th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (AEiC 2021). The special circumstances we all go through have made the conference a virtual event. Nonetheless, this will allow us to take advantage of the benefits of this format by using the platform that allows remote participation of speakers and attendees and a virtual exhibition. The platform will also provide a virtual space through Gather.Town to facilitate social interaction among participants, which, in addition to presenting state of the art research results, is one of the most important goals of a conference. This platform will hold various social events together with breaks and a poster session.

The conference schedule includes a four-day program and exhibition from Monday to Thursday, with parallel tutorials on Monday, and keynotes, technical sessions and a Work-in-Progress session on the remaining three days. The technical sessions include the presentations of 13 journal-track papers, 5 industrial presentations and 6 invited talks on leading topics on reliable software technologies. The program will be completed with three outstanding keynotes that will delight the participants.

The main conference activities will be from 13:00 to 18:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST) to allow participants from America to Central Asia to attend to the conference sessions. Virtual social events are scheduled at the beginning and the end of each day. We encourage you to participate in these activities as well as visiting the exhibition. We look forward to meeting you virtually in June 2021!

J. Javier Gutiérrez and Mario Aldea Rivas // AEiC 2021 Program Co-Chairs




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