Special Issue on Recent Advances inFlexible and Printed Electronic (ICFEP2017)
Printing technology has traditionally been adopted for printing newspapers, magazines, packaging,and foils with high throughput. A recent advancement in the field is to utilize printing technologies in such applications as “Printed Electronics”, which has rapidly progressed from the initial research and invention stage to the product commercialization stage. Compared with current state-of-the-art silicon-based electronics, printed electronics enjoythe advantages of lower process cost and better device performance.Built ona variety ofpromising and novel manufacturing technologies withmultiple applications, printed electronics represents a multibillion-dollar marketthatwill empower the next wave of industrial revolutionvia enabling a variety of innovative products made from low cost electronic paper or plastic film such as followings:
The International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics (ICFPE) highlights challenges, emerging processes and applications in printing process, materials and devices. It covers a broad range of topics in this field, including but not limited toinnovativeproduction processes, novel materials and devices, and other related technologies essential for improving printing performance.
This special issue will bring together leading scientists, researchers, and scholars in the domain of interest,and cover such research topicsasfundamental science, manufacturing processes, and industrial applicationsin relevant areas of flexible and electronic printing technologies.Submission guidelinescan be found in http://www.imaging.org/site/PDFS/JIST/JIST_Author_Guidelines.pdf. All submitted papers will be reviewed by two to three reviewers andselected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. The coverletter should indicate thenames of the authors and their affiliations, addresses, faxes, and e‐mails. The authors should submit full manuscripts electronically via https://jist.msubmit.net, by December 30, 2017.