SMTA has announced a call for papers for SMTA International, which will place Oct. 14-18 in Orlando, FL. Technology tracks include Adhesives; Advanced Packaging/Components; Harsh Environment Applications; PCB Technology; Emerging Technologies; Process Control; and Business/Supply Chain.

SMTA International offers three $1,000 awards and a recognition plaque for Best of Conference Presentation, Best of Proceedings Paper, and Best International Paper.

Abstracts of 300 words are due March 12. Proposals are also solicited from individuals interested in teaching educational courses related to surface mount technology, advanced packaging, and electronics manufacturing. Course lengths may be half- or full-day, and proposals must also be submitted by March 12.

Paper manuscripts and course workbooks are due by July 27. Papers should be 6-15 pages long (including graphics) and describe significant results from experiments; emphasize new techniques; or contain technical, economic, or appropriate test data. Presentation materials and papers must be original, unpublished and non-commercial in nature.

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