WOLTE14 Postponed, Offering Virtual Option

Postponed from June 8-11, 2020, to April 12 – 15, 2021, the 14th edition of the Workshop on Low Temperature Electronics (WOLTE-14) will be held in Matera, a unique historical town on the patronage of a UNESCO world heritage site situated in southern Italy. In an announcement made online, the organization stated that the safety and well-being of all conference participants is their top priority.

Conference organizers made the decision after considering the recent announcements, guidance and news released by relevant national departments, including restrictions being placed on group gatherings. The event will still be held located at the original venue, but attendees and presenters who cannot travel due to COVID-19 can still present and participate via a virtual platform.

Beyond the traditional fields of WOLTE-14, this edition opens to emerging topics including low temperature devices for quantum communication, computation, and spintronics, space electronics, and sensing, communication cubesat, optoelectronics, hybridization and integration of semiconductor, superconductor, magnetic and photonic devices (both detectors and sources) working at low temperatures. Industrial and technological applications will receive particular attention in a dedicated exhibition area. The social programs will entail a welcome cocktail reception and a conference dinner and a culturally rich excursion program will be offered to guests.

WOLTE-14 is being organized by the University of Napoli Federico II, CNR SPIN and ASI.