The Society for Information Display (SID) encourages the submission of original papers on all aspects of the research engineering, application, evaluation, and utilization of displays. Display Week 2015 will feature topical sessions that focus specifically on selected issues or key developments.

Displays papers are often related to more than one category below. While the special topics sessions listed on the right will be arranged in a unified program for the benefit of attendees, authors should indicate the appropriate topical track for their abstract in addition to special topic designation (if any).

Papers are solicited in all aspects of displays as well as motion-image technology, including device technology (LCD, OLED, PDP, projector, etc.) and related system technology. Papers are also solicited in the area of technology development that enables lower-power-consumption and higher-performance display devices for battery-powered applications (mobile phones, tablets, e-books, etc.).

Active-Matrix Devices: Advances in the innovative development and implementation of active-matrix electronics into displays and other devices. Active-Matrix Devices focus on TFTs themselves and their circuit design and application, including TFTs electrical/ optical characteristics, reliability, new structures, and processing.

Applications: Papers are sought to discuss unique and innovative applications of all varieties of display technologies for the consumer, industrial, commercial, and military fields.

Applied Vision / Human Factors: All aspects of vision, perception, and human factors as they apply to the design, image quality, and usability of all types of visual display systems.

Display Electronics: Circuits (integrated or otherwise) for displays, image- and video-processing algorithms, and electronic components for displays.

Display Manufacturing: Materials, process, and equipment developments for the manufacture and assembly of display panels and module assemblies.

Display Measurement: Characterization and measurements of displays and display components.

Display Systems: Novel integration of displays into specialized devices, as well as system-level aspects of electronic displays.

Emissive Displays: All aspects of emissive displays, including PDPs, field-emission displays, light-emitting diodes, quantum-dot displays, inorganic EL displays, and field-emission lamps. Advances in materials and processing of such devices including phosphors, quantum-dot materials, and field emitters are also sought.

e-Paper and Flexible Displays: All aspects of e-paper and flexible-display technologies, including organic electronics and printed electronics. e-paper covers electrophoretic/electrochromic/electrowetting displays, flexible Ch-LCDs, and other novel reflective displays. The scope is to capture display and display components related to paper-like display technologies on novel materials. Advances directed at the development of substrates, fabrication, transistors, printing, and novel deposition techniques, drive techniques, electrooptical effects, devices, manufacturing, and applications for flexible-display technology, electronic paper, and emerging display technologies are sought. Work focusing on materials is also welcome. This interdisciplinary topic will highlight emerging technologies outside the paradigm of established LCD technologies.

Liquid-Crystal and Other Non-Emissive Displays: Advances in the development of liquid-crystal and other passive-matrix displays, including electro-optical effects, materials, and devices.

Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): Papers are sought on display design and performance of small– to–large-area panels, including OLED displays utilizing poly-Si, a-Si, microcrystalline silicon, CMOS crystalline silicon, and emerging areas of organic TFTs and mixed oxide transistors, including ZnO-based materials. Papers that discuss the progress and challenges for OLED display performance and manufacturing issues as compared to LCDs and plasma displays are of particular interest. Furthermore, papers on OLED signage and OLED lighting solutions are welcome.

Projection Displays: Applications for projection displays continue to grow as they continue to dominate the largescreen market and become more common even for small images. Authors are invited to submit papers on all aspects of projection displays, including components, finished projectors, complete projection systems, and projection applications. Projectors of all types will be covered, including pico/micro/nano projectors, mainstream projectors, large-venue projectors, rear-projectionbased cubes, short-throw projectors, consumer rear projection, and other designs for specific applications. Components of interest include microdisplays (SLMs), light sources, optical components, projection screens, etc.

Touch and Interactive Displays: Advances in touchscreen technologies, applications, driving electronics, system integration, and human interactions. The advanced materials and process technologies associated with touch design and applications will be also covered.

Silicon Valley has many excellent attractions to enjoy before, during, and after Display Week:
San Pedro Square Market
Tech Museum of Innovation
Winchester Mystery House
Santana Row
SAP Arena
Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries
Improv (Comedy Club)
Hakone Gardens
California Theater
Heritage Rose Garden
Big Basin California Redwood Forests
Raging Waters San Jose
Redwood Zipline Adventure
Guide to Restaurants

Final Call for Papers

Display Week 2015's Program Committee is pleased to announce the Final Call for Papers. Submissions are sought on a variety of display topics, with special topics for 2015 including:

Oxide and LTPS TFTs
Wearable Displays
Disruptive Display Materials
Curved and High-Resolution Displays
SID/IES Lighting Track

Advancements and manufacturing issues related to low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) and oxide semiconductor thin-film transistors (TFTs), including high-performance devices; TFT integration at the systems level; application for flexible and bendable devices; and innovative applications.

Submission topics include:
• High-Performance TFTs
• Novel Oxide Materials
• Device Structures and Processing Techniques
• Solution Processing of Oxides and Ink-Jet Printing of TFTs
• Bias, Thermal, Optical, and Environmental Stability and Reliability of TFTs
• TFT Device Physics, Compact Modeling, and Parameter Extraction Circuits
• Design and Compensation Techniques for Instability
and Non-Uniformity in Pixelated Arrays
• Oxide and LTPS TFT Sensors and Applications
• Integration on Flexible Substrates and Novel Applications
• Towards Systems-on-Panel and Very-Large-Scale Integration

This special topic will cover the emerging development of wearable-display concept, design, products, applications, and technologies. Benefiting from low-power RF, MCU, and display technology, this super mobile application is becoming a reality. Many exiting electronics device makers and start-up companies are all developing products to further simply our life styles and enhance our capabilities. Wearable application has become the most mentioned area in the technological field.

Papers in following areas are solicited:
• Wearable Design and Concept
• Wearable Display Technology Implementation
• Low-Power Displays for Wearable Applications
• Visual Factors and Related Evaluation Matrix
• Durability and Related Evaluation Matrix
• Interaction of Wearable Display Systems with Other Existing Displays
• See-Through-Type Displays for Augmented-Reality Systems
• Head-Mounted Displays for Virtual-Reality Systems
• Image Processing for Wearable Displays
• Flexible Electronics for Wearable Displays
• Fashion and Wearable Displays
• Near-to-Eye Systems
• Direct-View Systems
• Projection Systems
• Textile Displays
• Displays with Integrated Sensor Function
• Power Management of Wearable Displays
• Full Function versus Reduced Function Displays
• Flexible Wearable Displays
• Readability of Wearable Displays: Outdoor, Indoor, Dark room
• Extreme Environmental Durability of Wearable Displays

This special topic will cover material innovations in the display industry. Submissions on material improvements for all types of displays are encouraged, including novel liquid crystals, OLED materials, downconversion materials, and LED material innovations.

• Liquid Crystals
• In-Cell Materials (e.g., alignment layers)
• TFT Materials
• Color-Filter Pigments and Dyes
• Downconversion Materials (Phosphors, Quantum Dots)
• Polarization Generalization or Conversion Materials
(meaning to convert non-polarized light into polarized light with a conversion efficiency more than 50%, preferably 80% to 90%)
• OLED Materials
• Transparent Conductors
• Novel Lighting Materials for Backlights

In applications ranging from smartphones to large televisions, the recent advances in display technologies include immersive visual experiences offered by curved surfaces and an inexorable march towards higher pixel densities. The first wave of consumer products in both small and large form factors are starting to appear in the market from a number of companies. This special topic will cover the technologies and applications of curved and high-resolution displays, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

• Curved TVs and Large Displays
• Curved Smartphones and Other Emerging Mobile Form Factors
• Benefits and Disadvantages of Curved Display Surfaces
• Display Technologies for Curved Devices (LCDs, OLEDs, and Other Emerging Displays)
• Backplane Technologies, Pixel Structures, and Driving Techniques
• Manufacturing Processes, Materials, Systems Integration, Reliability, and Cost-Reduction Efforts
• Content Generation and Image Processing for Curved and High-Pixel-Density Displays
• Human Factors and Visual Experiences for Curved and High-Resolution Displays

There has always been a great deal of overlap in the technology behind lighting and displays.  In recognition of the newly signed Friendship Agreement between SID and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the SID/IES Lighting Track mini-symposium aims to deliver in-depth coverage in a diverse range topics of common interests to both lighting and display professionals. Papers are being sought in the following four topical sessions:
Advanced Light Sources and Drivers
•Edge-lit and other flat-panel LED light sources
•Advances in high-brightness white LEDs

The Effect of Lighting and Lighting Applications on Health and Perception
• Impact on Circadian Rhythm and Other Health Effects
• Visual neuroscience behind lighting or display design 
• Perception of glare from light sources
• Visualizing lighting on displays

Advanced Lighting Applications
• Display panels and projectors as illumination sources
• Luminaires/backlights with CCT and color-tuning
• OLED lighting application*
• Optics and optical design for Solid-State Lighting

Materials and Systems for Displays and Lighting
• Phosphors/quantum dots
• OLED technology status update*
• High-brightness LEDs and modules

Download the Final Call for Papers (pdf) here!


Submissions must consist of two separate parts. The first part should consist of a single page containing a 35–50 word abstract. The second part should contain a 4-page technical summary that follows the outline below. Please use the following instructions for the preparation of the Abstract and Technical Summary.

35-50 Word Abstract: Your submitted 35-50 word abstract, highlighting the key details of your paper, will be published in the Advance Program if your paper is accepted. The abstracts are usually edited to accommodate the program format.

Technical Summary: Include the first author's name and the title of the paper on each page. Please include the information listed below in the Technical Summary.
  • Objective and Background: Briefly describe the goals and intent of your project. and give background factors that led to the new results.
  • Results: Describe the specific results that will be presented at the SID 2015 Symposium. Please provide a technical description of how the results were achieved. Sufficient detail (quantitative and/or graphical data) should be included so the Program Committee can properly evaluate your submission.
  • Impact: Discuss the significance of your work and compare your findings with previously published work.
  • References: List a few main references covering projects in related areas.
  • Prior Publications: Generally, Symposium papers must be original contributions. If your organization has published or presented material on similar work in English, please explain how the present material differs. The only exception to this rule is that papers submitted to the Applications Subcommittee need not be original.
The Technical summary must be no longer than four pages. Material beyond four pages will not be considered in evaluating the paper.

All authors are required to upload their Abstract and Technical Summary to Additional information must be provided in the online submission form. Authors must:
  1. Indicate if you wish to have your paper considered for oral or poster presentation, if you have a preference.
  2. Indicate the closest matching Symposium Topic from the list provided
  3. Include the 35-50 word abstract
  4. Include a minimum of three keywords for the submission;
  5. Indicate whether the presenter of the paper is currently a student; and
  6. Include the names of all authors with their affiliations, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Please underline the name of the presenter when there are two or more authors.

Please follow the instructions on the technical summary/ abstract submission site, If you need further assistance, please contact Bill Klein at

Attention Manufacturers and Suppliers: These sessions contain information on the practical aspects of display technology such as design, manufacturing, and testing of displays and display-related products. Papers are generally product or process oriented and deal with how something was engineered, how it works, what to use, how to use it, and what to avoid. Emphasis should be technical, not marketing. Abstract, paper submission, and presentation requirements are the same as for the Symposium papers, although the content does not have to be original. Applications Sessions will be conducted in parallel with the Symposium sessions. Applications papers are welcome in all areas of display technology previously listed under the applications symposium topics.


The deadline for receipt of technical summaries/abstracts is December 1, 2014 (January 26, 2015 for Late-News Papers). Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed by February 9, 2015 (February 27 for Late-News papers). Authors of accepted papers will be directed to an online “Authors Kit” with instructions for the preparation of the paper to be published in the Symposium Digest. The paper shall consist of four pages, including all illustrations and is due March 9, 2015 (March 30 for Late-News papers).


Seonki Kim (Technical Program Chair)
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
telephone: +82-31-8000-8030

Sergei Yakovenko (European Subcommittee Chair)
LensVector, Inc.
telephone: 1(914) 263-3544

Hyun Jae Kim (Asian Subcommittee Chair)
Yonsei University
telephone: +81-2-2123-5865

Bill Klein (Symposium Coordinator)
Palisades Convention Management, Inc.
telephone: 1(212) 460-8090 x204 (fax -5460)

Jay Morreale (Symposium Coordinator)
Palisades Convention Management, Inc.
telephone: 1(917) 301-5194