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The Display Week 2013 Symposium will be placing special emphasis on five Special Topics of Interest to address the rapid growth of the field of information display in the following areas:  OLED TV, Oxide TFTs, 3D, Lighting, and Touch & Interactivity

Special Topic on OLED TV: This Special Topic will cover OLEDs specialized for TV applications. Presentations will be given on all aspects of advanced OLED TV technologies , including novel device structures, backplane technologies, manufacturing processes, deposition techniques, mask fabrication, encapsulation, driving methods, and next-generation applications.

Special Topic on OXIDE TFTs: Sessions include advancements and manufacturing issues related to oxide-semiconductor thin-film transistors, along with new opportunities for increased device performance, greater TFT integration at the systems level, and innovative applications and products.

Special Topic on 3D: Presentations will cover display technologies for enabling depth perception in viewers, applications for 3D displays, 3D content generation, measurement and characterization of 3D systems, and their human factors.

Special Topic on LIGHTING: Sessions will discuss how advancements made in the LED and OLED industries have opened up new opportunities to increase the perception of reality.

Special Topic on TOUCH & INTERACTIVITY: Advances in touch-screen technologies, applications, driving electronics, system integration, and human interactions will be discussed. The advanced materials and process technologies associated with touch design and applications will also be covered.

As growing and multi-faceted fields, work relating to these topics can fit under a number of different topics, including Active-Matrix Displays, Applied Vision/ Human Factors, Display Applications, Display Electronics, Display Manufacturing, Display Measurements, Display Systems, Emissive Displays, e-Paper and Flexible Displays, Liquid-Crystal and Other Non-Emissive Displays, OLEDs, Projection, and Touch and Interactivity.

Symposium Topics

The Society for Information Display (SID) presents original papers on all aspects of the research, engineering, application, evaluation, and utilization of displays. Display Week 2013 will feature topical sessions that focus specifically on selected issues or key developments.

The Society will include coverage of every aspect of display technology and applications, especially the emergence of 3D TV. Special attention will also be given to all aspects of novel input technologies for displays. Areas include all aspects of motion-image technology, including device technology (LCD, OLED, PDP, projector, etc.) and related system technology. Papers on technology development that enables lower-power-consumption and higher-performance display devices for battery-powered applications (mobile phones, tablets, e-books, etc.) are scheduled for presentation.

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, their circuit design and application, including TFTs electrical/optical characteristics, reliability, new structures, and processing.  

Applications: Papers discuss unique and innovative applications of all varieties of display technologies for 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 manufacturing and assembly of display panels and display components.

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 will be presented.

e-Paper and Flexible Displays: This topic includes organic electronics and printed electronics. e-paper covers electrophoretic/electrochromic/ electrowetting displays, flexible Ch-LCDs, and other novel reflective displays. The scope of the sessions is to describe 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, electro-optical effects, devices, manufacturing, and applications for flexible-display technology, electronic paper, and emerging display technologies will be discussed. Work focusing on materials is also included. This interdisciplinary topic will highlight the 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): The display design and performance of small–to–large-area panels, including OLED displays utilizing poly-Si, a-Si, and microcrystalline silicon is included, CMOS, crystalline silicon, and emerging areas of organic TFTs and mixed-oxide transistors, including ZnO-based materials, will be described. Papers that will discuss the progress and challenges for OLED display performance and manufacturing issues compared to that of LCDs and plasma displays are also included. Furthermore, topics on OLED signage and OLED lighting solutions will be discussed.

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

Touch & Interactivity: Advances in touch-screen 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.