You are warmly welcome to 46th Workshop on Compound Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits
held in Europe and 17th Expert Evaluation and Control of Compound Semiconductor Materials and
Technologies (WOCSDICE-EXMATEC 2023). This edition will be held in Palermo, the largest city of Sicily,
situated on the west side of the Island.
WOCSDICE is an annual workshop with a long-standing tradition, as it was established in 1973. This meeting
brings together internationally recognized scientists, as well as promising early career researchers and
engineers to disseminate state-of-the-art research findings in the areas of compound semiconductor materials,
associated devices and integrated circuits. Last WOCSDICE editions were organized in Las Palmas de Gran
Canaria – Canary Islands – Spain (2017), Bucharest – Romania (2018), Cabourg – France (2019), Bristol –
United Kingdom (2021, virtual event) and Ponta Delgada – Azores Islands, Portugal (2022).
EXMATEC has been based on biennial meetings for 25 years. The meeting sets itself apart by the presence of
multidisciplinary well-known distinguished experts, young and talented researchers and business delegates
from all over the world to present and exchange cutting-edge ideas and technologies in the fields of material
fabrication, characterization and processing of compound semiconductors. Last EXMATEC meetings took
place in Delphi- Greece (2014), Aveiro – Portugal (2016), Bucharest – Romania (2018), Bristol – United
Kingdom (2021, virtual event) and Ponta Delgada – Azores Islands, Portugal (2022).
While in the past WOCSDICE and EXMATEC were two separate workshops, since 2014 and for three
editions, EXMATEC started to be organized jointly with WOCSDICE every two years. This successful format
resulted in 2021 in the merge of the two events in a unique annual WOCSDICE-EXMATEC conference. This
format will be adopted also in Palermo for WOCSDICE-EXMATEC 2023. However, it is the wish of the
Steering Committees and of the local organizers to maintain the traditional scientific features of each
workshop, while favoring intensive and informal interactions between young researchers and experts in the
field belonging to these complementary communities.
Local Organizing Committee
Costantino Giaconia (University of Palermo) – WOCSDICE Co-Chair
Gaudenzio Meneghesso (University of Padova) – WOCSDICE Co-Chair
Giuseppe Greco (CNR-IMM, Catania) – EXMATEC Co-Chair
Fabrizio Roccaforte (CNR-IMM, Catania) – EXMATEC Co-Chair
Leoluca Liggio (Distretto Tecnologico Sicilia Micro e Nano Sistemi – DTSMNS)
Olga Saccone (Distretto Tecnologico Sicilia Micro e Nano Sistemi – DTSMNS)
Salvatore Frisella (Distretto Tecnologico Sicilia Micro e Nano Sistemi – DTSMNS)
Filippo D’Arpa (Distretto Tecnologico Sicilia Micro e Nano Sistemi – DTSMNS)