History and Scope

History of CSW

ISCS is the preeminent international conference in the field of III-V, II-VI, and IV-IV semiconductors. The ISCS series was initiated in 1966 under the name of “International Symposium on GaAs”. Later, in 1970 (the 3rd conference), the name of the conference was changed to “International Symposium on GaAs and Related Compounds” in order to cover not only GaAs but also GaP, InP, and their alloys in the scope of the conference. Since 1994 (the 21st conference), the conference name has been changed to “International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS)”. The current name reflects the broadening of the conference scope due to the wide variety of compound semiconductors vital to materials for modern electronic and optoelectronic devices. IPRM is the major conference worldwide on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials, from physics to applications. The first conference was held in in 1989, Norman, OK, USA. The IPRM technical conference and exhibit is held yearly and its location alternates between North America, the Pacific Rim and Europe.

Following the great success of CSW2018 in Boston, USA, and CSW2017 in Berlin, Germany, CSW2019 is a joint venue for the 46th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) and the 31st International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (IPRM). CSW2019 aims to be the premier forum for science, technology, and applications in all areas of compound semiconductors.

Conference Scope

CSW2019 covers all aspects of compound semiconductors – including growth, processing, devices, physics, spintronics, quantum information, MEMS/NEMS, sensors, solar cells, and novel applications. The conference deals with III-V compounds such as GaAs, InP, and GaN; II-VI compounds such as ZnSe and ZnS; carbon related materials; oxide semiconductors; organic semiconductors etc. When you submit an abstract, please select one of the following submission categories.

  • Epitaxy, fabrication, and related technologies
  • RF electron devices
  • High power electron devices
  • Photonic devices and related technologies
  • Physics, spintronics, and novel device concepts
  • Nanocharacterization and nanostructures
  • GaN and related semiconductors
  • Oxide semiconductors
  • Nanocarbon and novel 2D materials
  • Organic semiconductors and flexible materials