Final Call for Papers
Final Call for Papers
Abstract Format and Submission Requirements
Symposium Session Scope
Final Call for Papers


Abstract Format and Submission Requirements


Symposium Session Scope
As part of the technical symposium covering the broad range of information display topics listed, ICDT 2021 will feature topical sessions which focus specifically on selected issues or key developments. Paper submissions are welcome for any of the general symposium topics or for any of the specific topical sessions described below.

Active Matrix Display
                              Applied Vision

1. TFTs of New Materials and Processing Technologies

Metal oxide semiconductors with different compositions are continuing to be improved in terms of mobility, stability, uniformity and ease of processing. In the meantime, other alternative semiconductors are also attracting interests for low cost, flexible or high performance TFT backplanes, including organics, 1D/2D materials, and composite materials. Papers on TFTs made of these new semiconducting materials with new device structures or processing approaches for scalable manufacturing, and integration in active matrix display panels are solicited. TFT devices and backplanes, by printing or coating processes with chemical compatibility, dimensional-tolerance control during process and during usage are encouraged.

2. High-Performance TFTs & Active-Matrix Displays

The trend of display technology is moving to higher resolution with larger pixel numbers and higher pixel density, and faster frame rate for ideal visual experience. Therefore, many technical issues need to be addressed for TFT device and backplane technologies. LTPS and oxide TFTs with higher mobility, smaller feature sizes and less parasitic capacitances, high density pixel circuits, approaches for solving the RC delay issues, and any related technologies are solicited.

3. TFT Device Physics, Characterization and Modeling

Understanding the carrier transport mechanisms, source/drain contact and dielectric/semiconductor interface properties is important for development of semiconductor material, device structures and processing techniques to achieve high performance and reliable TFTs. Moreover, with accurate physically-based compact models of TFTs, it will enable expedient circuit simulation that accurately and reliably predicts system behaviors. Device physics, characterization and compact modeling for various TFT technologies including LTPS, Oxide and organic TFTs are all solicited. Especially, reliability characterization and understanding of TFTs under electrical bias, temperature and light stresses to meet the display operation are encouraged.

4. Pixel Circuits and Backplane for Current Driving Displays

OLED displays have been of focus in the display industry for their superb image quality and suitability for flexible or curved applications with slim form factor. AMOLED displays must deal with issues such as mura, aging, image retention, and power consumption. Other current driving displays such as QLED and micro-LEDs also show great potential for certain applications. Papers related to pixel integration structure, pixel circuit design, peripheral circuitry, and driving schemes, with an emphasis on reducing mura, aging and image retention issues, and reducing power consumption are solicited.

5. Novel TFT Circuits and Hybrid TFT Integration

Development of high performance TFTs enables the monolithic integration of peripheral driver circuits and other novel functions onto the active-matrix-display panels. Hybrid TFT integration would be able to combine the advantages of various TFT technologies. Papers on design and fabrication of TFT based circuits or systems allowing for such display system-on-panel integration are solicited. New circuit designs for high density and reliable operation are encouraged. Papers on new concepts and process implementation of hybrid TFT integration are solicited.

6. Active-Matrix Displays with Integrated Sensors

Active-matrix displays with in-cell touch sensors become popular. Finger print and force touch sensors start to be integrated under/in/on display panels. Papers on new integrated sensor concepts, the state of the art of activematrix displays with integrated sensors are solicited. Papers that describe clearly the integration structures, processes, pixel circuits, and readout electronic circuits for achieving the required performance are encouraged.

7. New Applications of TFTs and Related Active-Matrix Devices

Various TFT technologies are being explored for new applications beyond displays, including sensors in IoT, and neuromorphic computing. Papers on using TFTs for different new applications beyond displays, including device design, processing, TFT interfacing with nanostructured or biological sensing materials, system implementation and actual measurements are solicited.

     1. Display, lighting and visual functions

The topic covers the functional endpoints, methodologies and technologies for quantitatively assessing the functional performance of human observer,especially for the occurrence and development of myopia under the influence of the displays and the ambiance lighting. Papers on how normal or abnormal visual systems being affected by different visual displays or lighting system are also solicited.

2. Virtual/augmented/mixed reality visual perception

The topic covers the research on different types of virtual reality technology, including virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and the study on the relationship between the application of them, and the relationship with visual perception are especially solicited.

3. Light environment perception and design of lighting and display integrated

The integrated lighting and display constitutes the light environment of which human lived in. Perception and design can decrease the influence of the environment to people in some extend. The topic of research on the perception of this environment and the design investigation are solicited.

4. Color vision and perception

The topic covers the neural underpinnings and models of human color vision, the characteristics of color perception,and the factors affecting color perception. Papers on the relationship of color and vision are solicited.

                                               Display Application

1. New Applications of Flat Panel Displays

The flat panel displays are being developed to be of larger size, higher resolution, better picture quality, faster refresh rate, and become thinner and flexible. Papers on new or emerging applications of flat panel displays based on these advanced features for consumer electronics, automotive, medical and military industry are solicited.   

2. Applications of 3D Display

Papers on applications of 3D, stereoscopy, and holography display technologies for medical modeling, CAD, entertainment and movie industry are solicited. Discussions on current barriers for mainstream product applications and the solutions are especially encouraged.

3. Applications of Wearable Displays

Wearable displays are demanded in wide range of applications including smart watches, exercise bands, talk bands, kid watches, wrist bands, as well as near-the-eye devices. These devices need to be comfortable and stylish to be worn, as well as convenient for the users to access the information. Therefore, in addition to the conventional requirements, wearable displays should be of light weight, low power, good outdoor readability and low cost. Papers on assessment, design, and system integration of the displays for wearable applications are solicited.

4. Environmental Impacts on Display Applications

With further development of various display technologies, “display everywhere” is going to happen. Papers on assessment of the display performance under different environmental conditions, and the design considerations are solicited.     

                                             Emissive Displays
                                     E-paper and Flexible Displays

1.      Micro/MiniLED Displays

As an emerging and promising class of emissive display technology, Micro/Mini LEDs have been attracting extensive interests and shown great display application prospects. Research has been widely conducted on devices, Metrology, Materials, and Manufacturing levels. Papers concerning the technology and applications of Micro/MiniLED are solicited.

2.      Quantum Dot materials and its photoluminescence

With the wide-color-gamut drive in displays, we see a great increase in quantum-dot research and applications, especially for backlight and color conversion layers in various display forms. Papers are solicited over a wide range of topics related to colloidal quantum dots and quantum rods, including physics, chemistry,material synthesis, passivation, and film, tube/bar and their photoluminescent applications.

3. Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode Devices(QLEDs)

Due to ease for solution processed protocols and intrinsically narrow full width athalf maximum, QLEDs gained significant amount of momentum during last couple ofyears. More and more impressive progress in terms of performance and durability has been recently reported. Extensive research has been widely conducted by tuning key functional layers, device structures and processing. Papers concerning the fundamental device mechanisms, performance enhancement and various applications, are solicited.

4. Unconventional and Emerging Emissive Display materials and technologies

Advances in materials, process, design, and function of emissive displays, including perovskite materials, inorganic EL displays, field-emission, plasma and phosphors are sought. Papers concerning the technology and applications of all emerged emissive display technologies are solicited.

1. Critical Components of Foldable Displays

Foldable displays can be regarded as an updated version of flexible OLED display, which attracts more and more interests from the display community. Developing foldable displays from robust and rollable counterparts requires more critical materials, components and techniques, e.g.   highly transparent and flexible electrodes, low-film-resistance light-emitting layer, matched manufacturing processes, etc. Papers related with relevant research are highly desired.

2. Fabrication of Flexible Displays

For the fabrication of flexible displays, papers and research work concerning industrial manufacturing, equipments, high throughput and low cost printing and related techniques are highly desired. Other topics related with conventional and unconventional micro-nano fabrication process for flexible displays (e.g. photolithography, nanoimprinting, softlithography, etc.) are also welcome.

3. Stretchable and Deformable Displays

Flexible, stretchable, deformable displays offer diversfied visualization techniques for the developing direction of future display technique. Papers concerning stretchable and deformable active matrix, FET arrays, LED arrays, interconnections and related electronic materials/devices are solicited. Research topics focusing on novel processing techniques or facilities for achieving stretchable electronic devices are also welcome.

4. Flexible Sensors and Beyond

With the development of flexible displays, flexible or soft sensors have also been highly desired in information and display industry for future flexible interactive systems. Different types of flexible sensors, sensing materials and devices have been rapidly developing. Papers are sought on all manner of flexible or wearable touch and other environmental or bio-sensors, electronic-skin sensors, flexible display interfaces, and novel applications or uses for flexible electronics.   

5. E-Paper Displays

Electronic paper (e-Paper) combines the benefits of ink onpaper with the rewritability of an information display. Papers are sought on both rigid and flexible displays employing electrophoretic, electrowetting, flexible ChLCDs, MEMS, and other novel reflective displays.

                                    Liquid-Crystal Technology

1. Flexible LCD and Optical Components

This topic covers all aspects of flexible-display technologies, including flexible Ch-LCDs, new flexible LCDs, flexible optical components, and novel flexible reflective displays. The goal is to capture new display modes and display materials and components related to flexible-display technologies. Papers on advances directed at the development of substrates, novel fabrication techniques, driving techniques, electro-optical effects, manufacturing, and applications for flexibledisplay technology are sought. The developments for materials and optical components to support the efforts of flexible-display development are also encouraged.

2. Fast Switching LC Technologies

Fast response LCs may remove the color breakup in the field-sequential-color (FSC) display and realize the dynamic beam steering. Papers on new LC materials, operation modes, backlight sources, and driving methods for achieving fast response time while mitigating color breakup are encouraged.

3. High Perceptive LCD Technologies

High perceptive LCD technology is to face the human body’s cognition of nature, to enable the display to reproduce the natural state with high quality in terms of display characteristics, and to enable people to obtain perfect viewing perception when watching the display. In this session, high quality image display is realized from the aspects of wide color gamut, high contrast ratio, high resolution, wide viewing angle, fast response speed, high environmental adaptability and low Gamma shift. This topic covers liquid crystal technologies and materials for rapid response, ultra-low surface reflection and localdimming technologies for high contrast ratio, various technologies for improving color gamut and gamma shift, and various technical solutions for obtaining high resolution and wide viewing angle. All research on new materials and technologies that can improve the quality of display images are encouraged.

4. QD Enhanced LCDs

The Quantum dots applied to increased the range of color is widely using in LCD technology recently.   The display with QDs provide the more colorful and lifelike image for the human eyes.   this session invited not only focus on QD enhanced LCD display technology but also included the QD material application like the color filter; polarizer, backlights, optical film, driving systems, human factor and the fundamental studies related to QDs are encouraged.           

5. LC Phase Modulator

LC Phase Modulator has also been widely used in many photonic applications, such as spatial light modulators, adaptive lenses, diffractive optics, lasers, tunable filters, and microwave and terahertz phase shifters. In particular, the phase modulation and/or the high diffraction efficiency based on LCoS for holographic applications and WSS are in great demand. Original papers addressing advanced materials, device physics, and new applications that may relate to LC phase modulator are all encouraged.   

6.   LC Beyond Display

Liquid crystals, liquid-crystal polymers, and elastomers can be widely used in photonic applications, such as spatial light modulators, adaptive lenses, lasers, sensors, antenna, smart windows, tunable filters, optical engine, fiber optics, non-linear optics, and microwave and terahertz phase shifters. Papers include, but not limited to new materials, new mechanism, new phenomena, and new applications are encouraged.   

7. New LC Materials and Technologies for Alignment

LC alignment is essential in the operation of LCDs. New techniques, especially 1photoalignment, have been deployed recently for manufacturing. Papers covering new LC alignment techniques that improve LCD performance, reduce cost, and improve production yield, as well as allowing the realization of novel LCDs and optical elements, are solicited.

1.     Human-centric Lighting

a. Papers on fundamentals of vision and non-vision of light

b. Circadian rhythms and non-visual effects of light, an introduction

c. Human Centric lighting, a paradigm shift in lighting and its control.

d. Human Centric lighting, emergence of a prescription.

        2.     Engineering Lighting

a.Intelligent lighting in engineering applications

b. Safety issues in road and tunnel lighting systems

        3.     Display Light Sources

a. Dynamic backlight

The emergence of dynamic backlight technology notonly effectively reduces the power consumption of the display, and improves the contrast of the display in various ambient, but also plays an important role inimproving the image quality. Papers providing insight into active dynamic LED backlight, local dimming technology and other dynamic backlight technologies are encouraged.

b.backlight unit

Backlight unit is an important part of the liquid crystal display device. Backlight unit usually include EL, CCFL and LED. Papers are solicited on novel techniquesfor backlight unit.

c.Graphene lighting technology

Graphene has constituted to a newlighting technology. As the graphene thin film contributes to a great enhancementof heat-dissipation in the existing display products. Graphene thus has broadapplication prospects in the display field. Papers are encouraged on theprogress of the graphene lighting technology, high performance devices, and theapplications.

d.Front light unit

Characteristics of reflective displaysare of low power consumption, omni-directional reflection and wide viewingangle. So it required built-in illumination (a distinctive FLU) and integratedFLU. Papers are encouraged on illuminate the reflective display under dimambient light, preserve the original function of the reflective display evenwith the built-in and or integrated FLU, deal with the characteristics of thefront light unit and its measurements and evaluations.

                                      Printed Displays

Papers on advances in printed display technologies, including materials, process, device, applications, electronics, system and equipment are solicited. Papers on advanced materials and technologies associated with printed display and applications are also encouraged.   

1. Solution-processed OLED Materials and Devices

Papers in the area of solution-processed OLED materials and printed device architectures with state-of-the-art performance in terms of color chromaticity, high power efficiency, and long operational lifetime at display level luminance are sought. Of particular interest are deep-blue with high efficiency, color, and long lifetime. Papers describing enabling device architectures, including top and bottom emitters, and robust thin film encapsulation that lead to stable passive- and active-matrix flexible fullcolor displays are particularly welcome. Papers are solicited on novel techniques for enhancing out-coupling efficiency of printed OLEDs.   

2. Manufacturing Processes and Equipment for Printed OLED Displays

Novel full-color printed OLED fabrication and patterning techniques that are capable of producing high-resolution displays are of high interest for the industry. Papers dealing with recent advancements in areas of ink-jet printing processes and equipment and other novel printing techniques as well as development of solution-processed OLED materials and devices are sought. Particularly, approaches to obtain multilayer devices from printing are highly welcome. Papers are sought on printed OLED display panel design and performance of small–to–large-area panels.

3. Printing of Quantum-Dot Electroluminescence Materials

With the market success of core-shell quantum dots as down-conversion materials for LCDs, their application in future printed displays (QLEDs) has seen a resurgence of interest within the research community. In addition to core-shell quantum dots, perovskite quantum dots also have recently attracted intense interest owing to potentially good electro-luminescent properties. The electronic properties can be easily manipulated by molecular engineering, thus making them valuable as an additional set of materials for applications in printed displays. Papers concerning the printing processes, device fabrication and electroluminescence performance with these quantum-dot materials are solicited.

4. Stability of Printed OLEDs and QLEDs

Lifetime of printed OLED/QLED devices is one of the most important factors. Papers providing insight into degradation mechanism and describing novel materials and device architectures to substantially increase lifetimes and suppress differential aging and image sticking are solicited.

5. Printed TFTs and Active-Matrix Displays

Manufacturing TFT backplanes in solution and printing approaches would potentially be able to reduce the cost. Papers on printable semiconductor/dielectric/electrode materials, printing process, new device and integration structures for printed TFT and backplane fabrication are solicited.


                                       Touch and Interactive Display

1. OLED Materials

Papers on vacuum deposited and solution processed organic and polymer light-emitting diodes, including design, synthesis and characterization of low-mass organic molecules, oligomers, and polymers; the structural, electrical and optical properties of lightemitting and/or carrier transporting materials, TADF OLED materials, OLED inks are solicited. The new concept OLED materials, the device physics of high performance OLEDs with new organic materials are also encouraged.

2. OLED Devices

Papers on OLED device engineering, including design, fabrication, interface adjusting and out-coupling techniques for highly efficient and long-lifetime OLEDs are solicited. OLED lightings with high power efficiency, high color rendering index and lifetime, advanced device architectures, electrodes, substrates and barrier films for flexible OLEDs, thermally activated delayed fluorescent(TADF) OLEDs, exciplex-based OLEDs, quantum-dot LEDs, perovskite LEDs, mechanism studies of charge transport, injection, generation and recombination which could lead to better understanding of device physics and/or improvement of device performance. Papers that discuss smart and intelligent OLEDs as new applications are welcome.

3. OLED Mobile Displays and Micro-OLED Displays

Papers describing enabling OLED panel configuration, including pixels and backplanes, device architectures and performance, display and driving circuit, and sensorintegrated active-matrix devices that lead to active-matrix full-color OLED displays are particularly welcome. Micro-OLED Displays include IC design, backplanes, OLED devices, modules and system applications (VR/AR ).

4. Flexible & Wearable OLED

Papers are solicited for flexible encapsulation technology which enhanced lifetime, flexibility, and light outcoupling efficiency of flexible OLEDs. Papers related to integration technology of flexible OLED display modules, including IC bonding, touch panel integration, cover window films, and modules reliability improving technology are solicited.

5. Large Area OLED Displays

Papers are sought for OLED based displays with unique attributes that include transparent OLEDs, high-resolution displays on novel active backplanes, large-area displays for TV. Papers covering materials (small molecule and polymer), devices, patterning, and unique drive schemes leading to television applications will be considered.

1. Interactive Displays

Papers are solicited on sensing or interactive components which are fundamentally associated or integrated into a display system. Examples include:

•   Display System with Integrated Sensing Capabilities     

    o Touch/Hover/Stylus     

    o Gesture Sensing     

    o Force/Pressure/Strain     

    o Fingerprint (Optical, Capacitive, Piezo, etc.)

    o Camera under Screen      oBiometrics (Pulse/Ox, EM Signature, Temperature, etc.)     

    o Sensor-in-Pixel, etc. (Optical Sensor, etc.)     

    o Ambient Light Sensing     

    o Bending/Flexure     

    o Proximity     

    o UV Exposure

o RF (NFC, RFID, etc.)

•   Haptic Displays

• Acoustic Displays (Integrated Speaker and/or Microphone Functionality) Papers should describe sensing or interactive components directly integrated on display substrates or performance related influence between the components (touch panels are not included) and display panels.

2.   New Touch Sensor Technologies

Papers in this session should describe novel state-of-theart techniques for sensing touch on a display. Topics include:

•   Touch Electrode Sensor Design

•   Substrates (Including Novel Glasses, Flexible Films)   

• Transparent Conductors and ITO Alternatives (Including Metal Mesh)

•   Patterning Methods for Touch Sensors

•   Integration Methods with the Display (e.g., Direct   Lamination/Optical Bonding)

•   Studies in Touch Sensor Visibility

                                               Vehicle Displays

1.     Laser display devices

In recent years, technologies such as laser TV, laser projection, and laser near-eye display have developed rapidly and have developed into a new type of display technology that has attracted great attention from the industry.   Papers on the progress of the laser display technology, such as RGB Laser TV, high brightness laser projector, mini laser projector and so on are encouraged.

2.     Laser speckle measurement and removing

The phenomenon of laser speckle is a unique optical phenomenon in three-primary laser display technology. Since laser speckle can cause serious image quality problems, eliminating laser speckle and measuring laser speckle is a very important research direction.   Papers on the principle, measuring method and measuring instrument of speckle are encouraged.   Research work on laser speckle evaluation methods, especially laser speckle evaluation methods based on the biological characteristics of the human eye, is also highly encouraged.

3.     RGB laser and application

RGB laser light source is the core key technology of laser display technology. Semiconductor laser epitaxial materials, device technology, packaging and testing, and module development are all very critical.   Papers on the RGB laser materials and devices, high performance laser modules and its applications are encouraged.

      4.     Spatial Light Modulator and Optical imaging design

The spatial light modulator is the core device of laser display technology, and the key parameters such as the resolution and refresh rate of the spatial light modulator directly affect the core performance of the display product. High resolution (4K/8K) and high refresh rate (120Hz/240Hz) spatial light modulators are the latest trends in the development of SLM. Research work on high-performance spatial light modulators is highly encouraged.   Papers on ultra - high resolution optical lens design and high efficiency projection imaging optical design are encouraged.   Including the key technologies of precision inspection and installation and calibration.

1.   Advanced technology/application in vehicle display

Due to the different requirements for the more stringent application environment, the displays applied in vehicle area have to fulfill much higher requirements than those used in consumer electronics field, concerning the anti-glare, easy identification, automatic brightness adjustment, wide visual angle, and high contrast ratio, high reliability, etc. In addition, more and more novel display technologies and components(OLED, micro-LED,mini-LED, flexible display, etc.) were tried to beused in the vehicle display for species of special applications except the cluster and CID.

2.   Head Up Display (HUD)for vehicle and aircraft display

The head-up display (HUD) system can create a safer display environment with more notifications when driving, which has been accepted by more and more drivers and pilots. Up to now, the HUD system has significantly developed, from original combined HUD(C-HUD) and windshield HUD (W-HUD) to the augment reality HUD (AR-HUD) mode,which can make an instant interaction withoutside car environment. Newtechnologies and components for HUD (image calibration algorithm, reflectordesign, optical waveguide technique, etc.) are continuously proposed and made, whichwill promote the diversified development of HUD systems.

3.   Human-Machine Interface(HMI) in driverless vehicle

TheHuman-Machine Interface (HMI) in the vehicle display area mainly includesinformation display, voice recognition and touchscreen feedback, which derivedfrom an integrated development in the environment recognition, programmeddecision-making and advanced driver-assistance systems. Especially as thedevelopment of driverless technology, many companies or scientific institutionshave invested huge resources in the senior auto-series to improving the users'operation comfort. How to seamlessly shift from a traditional drivingenvironment to automated driving that tailored to the user preferences andhabits is still a big issue to be solved.

4. High ability materials applied in vehicle display

Owingto the special running environment and high requirement of the vehicle display,the ability of materials plays a key role in the design of the display which includesoptical performance, long running stability, interaction function and module appearance.The ability of materials limits the performance of display directly, whichmeans that it is important and necessary to continuously develophigh-performance materials for different uses.

5.   High performance processapplied in vehicle display

As moreand more new designs and materials were used for vehicle display, various newprocess technologies arise which include not only the improvement oftraditional process abilities with original instruments, but also thedevelopment of new process abilities with novel instruments. Many merits suchas reduction of cost, improvement of performance and extension of application,are brought by these process technologies, which play key roles for thepromotion of the vehicle display.

                          Display Measurement

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR)are the most exciting and challenging areas for display technologies.The session will focus on the special technologies including near-eye micro-display,holographic waveguide optics, emerging light-field display, and the related technologies for VR/AR/MR device, image and video processing, content capturing,tracking and interaction.

1.   Display Technologiesfor VR/AR/MR

Papers on near-eye display technologies for AR/VR/MR and the related techniques for Head Mounted Display (HMD) are solicited.

2.VR/AR/MRDevices and Systems

Papers on devices, inputs and interaction sub-systems of VR、AR&MR, 3D-sensing and tracking technologies, end-to-end system integration are solicited.

3.   VR/AR/MRContent Generation and capturing

Papers on light-field capture, 3D imaging and 360 degree video recording and applications, scene capture, reconstruction and interaction are solicited. Papers addressing the related technology issues of computation, graphics, immersive audio, spatial tracking, localization,mapping, and navigation are also encouraged.

4.   MedicalApplications of VR/AR/MR

Papers on applying VR, AR and MR technologies and systems in medical diagnosis, treatment and clinical applications are solicited.  

5.   The Standardization and Performance Evaluation of VR/AR/MR Products and systems

The physical and optical properties of VR/AR/MRdisplays are different as traditional real image displays (e. g., LCD and OLEDdisplays, projection displays, etc.), which make it difficult to design characterization methods that deliver consistent understanding in the industry.Papers on the evaluation and measurement methods, and standardization for optical characteristics and image quality of VR/AR/MR devices are solicited,especially the quantification methods related to the immersion and vertigo are encouraged.

1. Optical Characterization and Measurement of High-Dynamic Range and Wide-Color-Gamut Displays.

High-dynamic-range (HDR) andwide-color-gamut (WCG) display technologies are developing rapidly. HDR and WCGimage capture, transmission, and display enable an unparalleled visual experience. Papers are solicited for the characterization and metrology of these new systems. Methods for establishing perceptually meaningful and sensible metrics for EOTF (gamma) and color volume are of special interest.

2. Measurement Methods for Near-to-Eye Displays for AR, VR, and Other Applications

Applications such as augmented reality(AR), virtual reality (VR), TV, and medical imaging impose unique demands onthe specific display technology and the methods used to characterize their performance. Certain display types such as near-to-eye and projection, for instance, use complex optical systems that require unique characterization considerations. Papers describing methods, experiences and results in this area are welcome.

3. Optical Characterization and Measurement of Light-Field and 3D Displays

Numerical optical models are often used to aid the design process for new displays. This is exactly the same for Light-Field and 3D displays. Papers are solicited which explore the theory of these optical models and correlate the models against measured results,especially for light-field and 3D displays.

4. Display Measurements Method and Standards;Instrument Calibration and Verification

Organizations such as the ICDM, ISO, IEC,and CEA are constantly proposing new methods and concepts in the field of display measurement to address characterization issues brought about by new technologies and applications. Authors are encouraged to submit papers that explore the performance and correlation of proposed methods from current or future international standards. The field of display metrology benefits from the growing number of instrument developers and new devices. These benefits come with the challenge of verifying the accuracy and traceability of new instruments, as well as their suitability for a given task. Of special interestare procedures and simple diagnostics for on-site calibration. Authors are encouraged to submit papers which describe their recent work in calibrating,testing, and validating new instrumentation.

                                                       Display Electronics

1. Display Drivers and Driving Technologies

Advances of display technologies with requirements of higher refresh rate, larger size, higher bit-depth, and crisp rendition of moving images have brought challenges for driver design. Additionally, the self-emissive displays (e.g. AMOLED) cause different design considerations for the driving schemes compared to the conventional LCD displays. Papers on advanced driving schemes, driver architectures, driver circuit design, and timing-controller ICs to provide the best image quality for various types of displays are solicited.

2. Image/Video Capture and Processing

Image quality remains one of the most important market drivers for any display applications. The image quality on the displays can be optimized by improving the display device itself as well as by applying suitable image- and video-processing algorithms. The processing algorithms depend on the nature of content captured as well as the characteristics of the display used. Papers addressing image/video capture, display-specific video-processing algorithms and circuits are solicited. General processing includes, but is not limited to MPEG (de)coding, noise reduction, de-interlacing, scaling, contrast, sharpness and color enhancement, and frame-rate conversion. In particular, papers on new image/ video capture and processing methods to address various issues (e.g. motion-artifact reduction, viewing-angle improvement, lifetime improvement, etc.) are solicited.   


                                               Display Manufacturing
                                                Display Systems
      1.     Manufacture of TFT Devices, Arrays, and Circuits

Papers are solicited on the topics related to the technical challenges associated with the manufacturing processes of displays backplanes based on a-Si TFTs, LTPS TFTs, oxideTFTs, and organic TFTs.                                                                  2.     Manufacture of LCDs and Other Non-Emissive Display Panels

Papers aresolicited on the topics related to the manufacturing of LCDs, LCOS, MEMS baseddisplays, and other non-emissive display panels.     

     3.     Manufacture of OLEDs and Other Emissive Display Panels

Papers are solicited on the topics related to the manufacturing of emissive displays, suchas OLEDs, quantum-dot LEDs, and so on.   

     4.     Display Module Manufacturing

Papers are solicited on the display module manufacturing processes, including cutting,polarizer attachment, encapsulation techniques, interconnect technologies, etc.

    5.     Display Material and Component Manufacturing

Papers are solicitedon the material developments to support display manufacturers, including substrates, targets, gases, photo resists, photo masks, etchants, liquidcrystals, organic light emitting materials, seals, PI, ACF, ICs, PCBs,polarizers, backlights, touch panels, etc.   

     6.     Display Manufacturing Equipment

Papers are solicited on the development and application of new designs or unique adaptations of equipment for the manufacture of displays, including array, cell, OLED, module, and roll to roll processing.     

       1.     Novel Display System Technology

New and unconventional display systems of today arebuilding blocks for the products of tomorrow. From microdisplays to handhelds to wall displays to projectionsystems to vehicle display, all sizes and novel approachesare of interest. Papers are solicited that describe newconcept display systems and may include novel devices,integration, image/video processing, artificial intelligence,real-time controlling or monitoring of operations, andsystem evaluations.

        2.     Novel Backlight Module

A backlight is an indispensable device for transmissive ortransflective LCDs. Papers on the following technologiesare solicited: new-type LED backlight technology,flexible BLUs, narrow margin BLUs for cell phones,direct-view or edge-lit BLUs for LCD TV and monitors,and novel BLUs’ component such as light source, filmsand light guide plate.

        3.     System Technologies for IC、OS and APP

As the core technology of intelligent display system,intelligent chip and operating system are being paid moreand more attention. Papers on the following technologiesare solicited: new display Soc chip, artificial intelligencechip, operating system, edge computing and applicationsoftware.

        4.     High Speed Interface and Transmission Technology:5G

With the ultra high definition display, the huge amount ofdisplay data transmission requires faster and simplermultimedia interfaces and transmission technologies:HDMI, DisplayPort, 12g-sdi, optical fibre, 5G, ultra hdremote network transmission system, etc.

        5.       Audio Technology、Video Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Papers on the following technologies are solicited: imageacquisition, video encoding and decoding algorithm, andapplication implementation based on FPGA and ARM.Display system audio technology and stereo system;Artificial intelligence, super resolution technology, imageenhancement and deep learning technologies.