August 25-30, 2013
Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
Official Conference Website
Join us for the 10th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors 2013 (ICNS-10). Hosted just outside historic Washington, D.C., the conference will present high-impact scientific and technological advances in materials and devices based on group-III nitride semiconductors. The conference will feature plenary sessions, parallel topical sessions, poster sessions and an industrial exhibition. Mark your calendars today and plan to attend ICNS-10!
Abstract submission is now closed.
The 12 topics are:
- Bulk Crystal Growth
- Epitaxial Growth
- Optical and Electronic Properties
- Processing and Fabrication
- Defect Characterization and Engineering
- Structural Analysis
- Theory and Simulation
- Light-emitting Devices
- Electron Transport Devices
- Photovoltaics and Energy Harvesting
- New Materials and New Device Concepts
- Bulk and Film Growth
- Optical Devices, Visible
- Optical Devices, UV
- Electrical Devices
Advanced registration* is available online and by phone, fax and mail.
Complete the registration form and submit by August 9, 2013, to:
- Fax: 724-779-4732
- Phone: 724-779-3003 (Telephone registrations accepted Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
- Mail: MRS Member Services
506 Keystone Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086-7573
Conference registration includes:
- Conference participation
- Conference program/abstract book
- Welcome reception (Sunday)
- Industrial exhibition
- Poster receptions
- Daily coffee breaks
- Conference banquet (Thursday)
(valid through 5 p.m. ET August 9, 2013)
- Regular - $695
- Student - $325
- Retired/Unemployed - $325
On-Site Registration Rates
(after 5 p.m. ET August 13, 2013)
- Regular - $895
- Student - $425
- Retired/Unemployed - $425
Conference attendees and companions are encouraged to attend the conference banquet being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The full conference registration fee includes one conference banquet ticket. Companion tickets may be purchased for $65 during preregistration and for $75 on site, subject to availability.
See the Venue, Tours & Lodging tab for information about two optional tours available.
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The 10th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors 2013 (ICNS-10) will present high-impact scientific and technological advances in materials and devices based on group-III nitride semiconductors. Hosted just outside historic Washington, DC, this year’s conference will feature plenary sessions, parallel topical sessions, poster sessions and an industrial exhibition.
Take part in this unique event for the materials research and nitride semiconductor communities by planning to exhibit. Set for Monday, August 26, through Thursday, August 29, the ICNS-10 Exhibit offers the most direct access to researchers from around the world who are seeking technical solutions to their challenges. If you are involved in the nitride semiconductor field, then you need to be part of this conference.
ICNS 10 Exhibitors
Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Monday, August 26, through Thursday, August 29
Once the technical program has been finalized, exhibit hours will be set to maximize prime networking opportunities, including coffee breaks and evening poster sessions.
Exhibitor Move-in (tentative)
Monday, August 26 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Expected Attendance: 900
Standard Booth -- $2,000 ea.
Literature Display -- $500 ea.
- Standard booths are 10’ wide x 8’ deep and include one 6-ft. skirted table and two chairs.
- Standard booth rental includes one technical badge to attend sessions only. Activities are not included but may be purchased separately.
- Literature displays are unmanned and will be located near registration and the exhibit hall. A technical badge is not included.
- Payment-in-full in U.S. dollar s must accompany application
- Exhibit space reservations may be obtained by completing the Exhibit Application and returning to Donna Watterson, Materials Research Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plenary Speakers | Invited Speakers | Organizers
Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan
Jürgen Christen, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Mike Krames, SORAA, USA
Chris van de Walle, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Martin Albrecht, Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung Berlin, Germany
Adrian Avramescu, Osram, Germany
Kevin Chen, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Armin Dadgar, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Robert Dwilinski, Ammono, Poland
Nathan Gardner, GLO, USA
Nicolas Grandjean, LASPE EPFL, Switzerland
Hideki Hirayama, RIKEN, Japan
Motoaki Iwaya, Meijo University, Japan
Yoichi Kawakami, Kyoto University, Japan
Toru Kinoshita, Tokuyama, Corporation, Japan
Hua-Shuang Kong, Cree, Inc., USA
Farid Medjdoub, CNRS, France
Miro Micovic, HRL, USA
Umesh Mishra, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Eva Monroy, CEAGrenoble, France
James Speck, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Youngjo Tak, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea
Scientific Program Committee
Publication Committee Chair:
In continuation of the ICNS tradition, the ICNS-10 proceedings will be published in a special volume of Physica Status Solidi. Charles “Chip” Eddy (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory) is chair of the publications committee and is assisted by three regional chairs: Dan Koleske (Americas), Hiroshi Amano (Asia) and Martin Kuball (Europe).
Papers can be submitted online via the Wiley-PSS website. The published articles will be restricted to four journal pages for contributed papers and six journal pages for invited papers. The required template to be used in formatting papers and supporting instructions can be found here.
All papers will be considered as submissions to pss (c) – current topics in solid state physics, an international scientific journal. The publications committee will nominate outstanding papers for elevation to pss (a) – applications and materials science or pss (b) – basic solid state physics.
The paper submission deadline is August 23, 2013.
The Publications Committee,
Charles “Chip” Eddy, Jr., U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Daniel D. Koleske, Sandia National Laboratory
Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University
Martin Kuball, University of Bristol
Conference Venue, Optional Tours & Lodging
ICNS-10 will be held at the beautiful National Harbor, located on the banks of the Potomac River. This unique, ever-expanding complex, offers something interesting and different for everyone in the family. Featuring numerous shopping, dining and entertainment venues, the waterfront community brings the finest options from land or water. Just minutes from the harbor, find one of the world’s cultural, government and historic epicenters—Washington, D.C. The architecture, monuments, museums and cultural diversity add up to one ideal conference and vacation destination.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street,
National Harbor, MD 20745
$179 for single/double + applicable taxes
Group rate expires August 2, 2013
This rate includes several in-room amenities:
- Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access
- Fitness center access
- Designated complimentary in-room beverages
- Daily newspaper
- Local and toll-free 800 telephone calls (20 minutes per call)
Attendees may sign up for either of these tours during registration.
Option #1: Monument Tour = $50 (pre-reg); $65 (on-site)
Thursday afternoon, August 29
Become a part of our nation’s most historic landscape and feel history come to life as you visit some of our country’s most beloved sites. As the tour makes its way to Capitol Hill, you’ll follow a route that affords splendid views of the monuments, famous sites along the Potomac River and past the magnificent White House, home of our distinguished first family. See the majestic U.S. Capitol Building, Senate and House office buildings. As you travel along the “Mall,” your tour guide will also point out the famous Smithsonian Museums and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Our first stop will be the Lincoln Memorial, where you will climb the marble steps to the temple that enshrines Abraham Lincoln. From there, a visit to the famous Jefferson Memorial. Next, you will visit one of Washington’s most prestigious monuments, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. This first major national memorial erected in honor of a 20th century president, is also the first presidential memorial to honor a first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. The next stop is the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial reminiscent of the defining moment in Dr. King’s leadership in the Civil Rights movement. End the tour with a stop on Pennsylvania Avenue to view the White House. As you approach the White House through Lafayette Park, your tour guide will tell you the history of the park and the many famous buildings that surround you.
Option #2: Museum Tour = $50 (pre-reg); $65 (on-site)
Thursday afternoon, August 29
Private shuttle service will be provided between the popular Smithsonian Museums on the Mall for on your own exploring. The coaches will operate on a regular schedule, stopping at each of the most popular museums every 30 minutes. A tour guide will be on board to provide commentary, brochures and information about each museum, answer questions, and watch for participants who want to catch the shuttle between museums. The shuttle route includes:
- The Smithsonian Castle, the original Smithsonian building, beautifully restored, now serves as a state of the art Visitor Information Center for all of the Smithsonian Museums. Large relief maps, a brief orientation movie, interactive question-answer video screens and information specialists are all here to assist you in planning your day.
- The Freer Gallery of Art is considered one of the world’s finest museums of Asian Art. It has recently been renovated and is connected underground to the Sackler Gallery. You’ll not want to miss the dazzling gold Peacock Room.
- The National Museum of African Art and The Sackler Gallery of Art: These two museums are very popular due to their collections of breathtaking African and Asian Art, as well as for their remarkable architecture. They are located underground with entrance pavilions located in the exquisitely landscaped four acre Enid Haupt Garden.
- The Air and Space Museum is the country’s most popular museum and is an absolute must for any visitor in the city. This magnificent glass and marble building houses such historic machines as the Wright brothers’ airplane, Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis,” the Apollo 11 space capsule, and the Voyager, which flew around the world on one tank of gas! Be sure to view one of the spectacular movies on the five story tall IMAX screen – also located inside the museum.
- The National Museum of the American Indian is the most recent addition to the mall. The museum is dedicated to the culture, art and history of Native peoples from around the Western Hemisphere – the only museum of its kind in the world. The museum showcases a vast collection of Native objects spanning 10,000 years – the greatest collection ever assembled. Unlike any other museum in Washington, the curvilinear building of Kasota stone suggest natural rock sculpted over time.
- The National Gallery of Art ranks with the Louvre in Paris and the Prado in Madrid as one of the world’s greatest art museums. This beautiful building is filled with natural light and presents its artwork in rooms that echo the styles and colors of its era. The west wing of the National Gallery also houses the only Leonardo daVinci in a gallery in the western hemisphere.
- The East Building of the National Gallery of Art is an exciting addition to the museum. Designed by Chinese architect I.M. Pei and considered one of the world’s greatest buildings, this spectacular structure is entirely based on triangles! It houses a superb collection of contemporary art, including the largest Calder Mobile ever constructed, Andy Warhol’s Soup Cans, and Jackson Pollack art works!
- The Museum of Natural History features wonders of the natural world from the world’s largest mammal (a bull elephant) to a newly renovated Insect Zoo. It’s great halls feature everything from the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex to Ice Age Mammals. You’ll not want to miss the presumably cursed Hope Diamond in the Gem and Mineral Collection.
- At the recently renovated Museum of American History you will find a marvelous collection of treasures from America’s past; beginning with the actual Star Spangled Banner which inspired Francis Scott Key to compose our national anthem, to the first telephone, the atomic bomb and the original Apple Computer. You’ll see Henry Ford’s Model T, the world’s oldest operative locomotive, and early American history displays, which include George Washington’s Revolutionary War uniform and a 1776 Gunboat. Special exhibits include the dresses of all the First Ladies, a Connestoga Wagon and Thomas Jefferson’s writing desk. You will not want to miss the original Watergate Bug, Judy Garland’s red slippers from the Wizard of Oz or Achie Bunker’s famous chair!