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Conference Chair - Dr. Diganta Das (, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland


June 2729, 2017
The College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
College Park, MD

Symposium On Counterfeit Parts And Materials

WHEN: June 27 - 29, 2017
WHERE: The College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Diganta Das (

CLICK HERE to submit an abstract.

Abstract Submissions/Contact
Please provide an abstract (within 300 words) on any relevant topics by clicking here no later than March 20. The final presentations are due June 15th, 2017.

Proposals for half and full day workshops on topics of common interest on component management are also being accepted until March 1, 2017. Please submit your proposals with detailed outline, bio of instructor, list of prior offerings and the expected audience.

Topics will include:

  • Impact of global supply chain changes on the component management practices: quality, reliability, manufacturability
  • Electronic parts distribution: current stage and evolution over time
  • How distributors can prepare themselves to be part of the solution against counterfeit parts
  • Federal procurement practices and its impact on electronic supply chain
  • Authentication techniques for securing electronic part supply chain
  • Inspection tools and techniques for detecting counterfeit parts
  • New areas of counterfeit concerns: materials, energy storage
  • Industry and international working groups and standards on electronic part supply chain and counterfeit electronic parts
  • Cybersecurity concerns associated with counterfeit parts and materials

Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that, the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through whole life cycle of the parts.

This symposium will be valuable to quality and reliability manager, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.

Technical Committee

Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland, Conference Chair

Sally Arno, Plexus Corporation

Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron

Karen Ebner, Raytheon Company

Kevin Sink, TTI, Inc.

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For more information about conference participation or registration, contact Jenny Ng ( or Diganta Das (

The Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), the largest electronic products and systems research center focused on electronics reliability, is dedicated to providing a knowledge and resource base to support the development of competitive electronic components, products and systems.

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