Call for Participation

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Building on the successful events in 2017 and 2018, SMTA Europe will host the Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference on 2-4 April 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference will focus on the challenges and best practices for building reliable electronic devices that will perform to design standards when used in harsh environments.

You are invited to share your research at the conference on any of the topics below:

  • Building reliable high density assemblies
  • Ruggedization of electronics in automotive applications
  • Predicting component life in harsh environments
  • Impact of harsh environments on reliability
  • High temperature soldering
  • Monitoring and tracking production hardware
  • Obsolescence and life cycle management
  • Power electronics
  • Failure Analysis
  • Product assembly challenges
  • Material selection and advancement test methods
  • Adhesive and coating development


  • Still accepting abstracts for 2019

    Submission Guidelines for Abstracts

    Abstracts are solicited to describe original, unpublished, and non-commercial work. The abstract should be at least 300 words and must clearly state purpose, results and conclusions. Technical conference agenda presentations will be limited to 30–40 minutes, including five minutes for questions.

    Technical Extended Abstracts and Presentations

    Acceptance and presentation of your work is with the understanding that an extended abstract for the Symposium Proceedings and a PPT presentation are required. Final extended abstracts (3-4 pages, including tables, graphs, images) are due February 2019. Extended abstracts and presentations must be original, unpublished, and non-commercial in nature.

    Conference Registration

    A registration fee is associated with the conference and all speakers and session chairs are required to register. Speakers and chairs are eligible for a reduced price and SMTA members save even more!