The ETS 2024 Ph.D. Forum aims at boosting the exchange of ideas, experiences, and perspective of young Ph.D. students, whose research interests are related to the broad areas of electronic-based circuit and system testing, reliability, security, and validation. During a dedicated poster session, the fresh Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to discuss their ongoing research work with very well-known specialists and world-leading experts in their field of research both from academia and industry. This offers an excellent opportunity to the Ph.D. students to receive valuable feedback while gaining exposure in the job market. Furthermore, the PhD forum also provides a great chance for industry experts to meet junior researchers, giving an avenue for incorporating the latest research developments into their companies.


The PhD forum is dedicated to young students in their first years of the PhD academic path working on ETS related topics. The forum will be organized as a special poster session in an attractive time slot. Interested PhD students are invited to submit extended abstracts of 2 pages.

Guidelines for Authors

By submitting a contribution, the authors agree to register and present at ETS 2024 in case of acceptance. Interested PhD students are invited to submit electronically a single PDF file consisting of:

  • A cover letter of 1 page filled with the PhD information given in the template
  • An extended abstract of 2 pages (IEEE conference paper style with a minimum font size of 10pt including tables) prepared based on the following guidelines:
    • Motivation & problems that will be addressed in the PhD work (1 page): Describe and motivate the problem addressed in your PhD work:
      • What are the main problems addressed? How urgent are these problems?
      • What has been done already w.r.t. these problems and what is still missing?
    • Scientific and Technological Excellence of the work (½ page):
      • What are the contributions you expect from your work?
      • Focus on the methodology, expected results, novelty, and possible multidisciplinary aspects
    • Expected Impact (½ page): Describe what impact your work is expected to have either in the short term or in the long term:
      • Will it strengthen industrial competitiveness, growth and sustainability? Will it solve a bottleneck in today’s industry?
      • Will your work establish an essential basis for a new line of scientific and/or technological research and its future uses, not currently anticipated? 


Submission deadline: January 26, 2024 February 23, 2024
Notification of acceptance: February 16, 2024 February 29, 2024
Camera-ready manuscript: March 31, 2024

Submission Website

Click here to submit your proposal. Only electronic submission of PDF files via the paper submission page are accepted.


Accepted contributions become part of the Informal Digest of the European Test Week 2024. The informal contributions will not be sent for indexing by IEEE Xplore. Instead, the Informal Digest will be made available to all ETS attendees in electronic format. Hence, a later, more complete publication of the work in another conference or journal will still be possible.

PhD Forum Award

The PhD forum selection committee will review all the presented papers checking the technical content of the paper and the presentation capacity of the candidates, and select the Best PhD forum paper. The PhD Forum Award will be announced during the ETS'24 closing session. The best paper of the PhD Forum will be allowed two pages in the official publications of the conference indexed by IEEE Xplore.

Contact Information

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