10th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium
Tivoli Ocean Park Hotel, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
July 12-14, 2004

General Chairs
M. Nicolaidis,
iRoC Technologies
J.P. Teixeira,

Program Chairs
R. Leveugle,
TIMA Laboratory
C. Metra,
U. Bologna

Vice General Chairs
Y. Zorian,
Virage Logic
D. Gizopoulos,
U. Piraeus

Vice Program Chairs
M. Abramovici,
M. Sonza Reorda,
Politecnico di Torino

Local Chairs
F. Goncalves,
A. Freitas,

Financial Chair
F. Goncalves,

Publicity Chair
L. Anghel,
TIMA Laboratory

Publications Chair
F. Faure,
TIMA Laboratory

Audio Visual Chair
J. Semiao,
EST / Univ. Algarve

Industrial Liaison
E. Dupont,
iRoC Technologies

ETTTC Liaison
J. Figueras,
U.P. de Catalunya

Call For Papers

Issues related to on-line testing are increasingly important in modern electronics systems In particular, the huge complexity of electronic systems has seen reliability needs growing up in various application domains as well as pressure for low cost products. There is a corresponding increasing demand for cost-effective on-line testing techniques. These needs have increased dramatically with the introduction of very deep submicron and nanometer technologies. These technologies impact adversely noise margins and make mandatory integrating on-line test in modern ICs. The Symposium is also emphasizing on on-line testing in the continuous operation of large applications such as wired, cellular and satellite telecommunication, as well as in cryptographic chips. The Symposium is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), co-organized by the TTTC On-line Testing TAC and the European Group of TTTC, in collaboration with IST (Instituto Superior Técnico), INESC-ID Lisboa, CoreWorks, TIMA Laboratory, IRoC Technologies and University of Bologna.

The topics include (but are not limited to) the following ones:

  • Reliability issues in nanometer technologies.
  • Field diagnosis, maintainability and reconfiguration.
  • Security issues in cryptographic chips.
  • On-line testing in automotive, railway, avionics and industrial control.
  • On-line test in the continuous operation of large systems.
  • On-line testing of analog and mixed signal circuits.
  • Self-checking circuits and coding theory.
  • On-line and off-line BIST.
  • Synthesis of on-line testable circuits.
  • Radiation effects.
  • Fault-tolerant and fail-safe systems.
  • On-line power monitoring and control.
  • On-line monitoring of current, temperature and other reliability indicators.
  • Reliability evaluation.


All submissions should have a title page with the name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address of a contact author. Authors of accepted papers will have the option of having their papers included in a formal Proceedings to be published by the IEEE. The title page of each submission should state whether or not the authors want the paper to be considered for publication in the Symposium Proceedings. To be included in the Proceedings, a full-length paper must be submitted by the submission deadline. Authors not wishing their work published in the Proceedings may submit either a full-length paper or an extended abstract.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF (or Postscript when necessary) to the following address: IOLTS04.

For submissions, please contact:

Régis Leveugle
TIMA Laboratory
46, Av. Felix Viallet
38031 Grenoble Cedex
Tel.: +33 (0) 4 76 57 46 86
Fax: +33 (0) 4 76 47 38 14

Please observe the following key dates:
Submission deadline February 27th, 2004.
Notification of acceptance April 5th, 2004.

General Information:
Joao Paulo Teixeira
Dept. Elect. & Comp. Eng.
R. Alves Redol, 9, 3°.
1000-029 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 21 31 00 254
Fax: +351 21 31 45 843
              Michael Nicolaidis
iRoC Technologies
World Trade Center, BP 1510
38025 Grenoble Cedex
Tel.: +33 4 3812 0763
Fax: +33 4 3812 9615

About the location:

The Symposium will be held on Funchal, Madeira Island, one of the most beautiful places in the Atlantic Ocean. Funchal is the capital of the Island of Madeira. The island is 310 miles from the African coast and 620 miles from the European continent, which is the equivalent of a 1 hour 30 minute flight from Lisbon. The archipelago, discovered by the Portuguese in 1418, is made up of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo and the uninhabited islands of Selvagens and Desertas
Captain Cook, visiting Madeira in 1768, remarked that the island "was the recipient of nature's most liberal gifts" a description which might equally be applied to it today. Funchal is the only town of any size on the island. Its historic core overlooks a deep natural harbour and boasts fine government buildings and stately 18th-century houses with shady courtyards and decorative iron balconies.

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