Thank you for attending the IFCS-ISAF 2020 Virtual Conference! We hope you will be able to attend one our of 2021 conferences.

Important Update

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our top priority. Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. After studying and evaluating the recent announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we are sorry to announce that IFCS-ISAF 2020, scheduled to be held July 19-23, 2020 in Keystone, Colorado, USA will no longer be held in-person. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

In order to accommodate our participants, IFCS-ISAF will be moving fully virtual. Presentations and other content will then be available to all paid attendees and will allow accepted authors to be published in IEEE Xplore. Accepted Authors will be receiving an email with further instructions by May 22nd.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the technical program is still as attractive as in past years. It includes more than a dozen tutorials and four plenary talks, as well as a large number of invited and contributed talks and posters. In addition, we are excited to announce that the 34th European Frequency and Time Forum will be joining IEEE IFCS-ISAF for the virtual conference.

Registration fees have been updated accordingly for the virtual conference. More information on the virtual conference will be available in June.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. For questions or concerns, please contact Laura LeBlanc, [email protected]. We appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to bringing you the highest-quality content for IFCS-ISAF 2020.

Stay safe!
With Best Regards,
The IFCS-ISAF 2020 Organizing Committee

Key Dates

Please note those important deadlines

Please note the Key Dates below so you don’t miss any important deadlines.


Symposia Start

Final Paper Submission Deadline


Materials, Resonators, & Resonator Circuits

Oscillators, Synthesizers, Noise & Circuit Techniques

Microwave Frequency Standards & Applications

Sensors & Transducers

Timekeeping, Time & Frequency Transfer, GNSS Applications

Optical Frequency Standards & Applications

Fundamentals of Ferroelectricity and Piezoelectricity

Materials Processing, Fabrication, and Integration

Characterization and Measurement

Ferroelectric-Enabled Applications

Integrated Materials and Device Modeling and Design

Thin Film Ferroelectrics for MEMS


As a joint conference, IFCS-ISAF2020 highlights and celebrates the shared interests and expertise of the Frequency Control and Ferroelectrics communities. In this spirit, the organizers aim to balance the strengths of the traditional symposium groups with the opportunities for mutually-beneficial joint programming. As such, the Technical Program Committees will do their best to assemble cohesive sessions. When submitting your abstract, please help this process by selecting the topical area that best matches your work.



100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Ferroelectricity.

In 1920, Joseph Valasek presented the first report of ferroelectric behavior in Rochelle Salt. In the ensuing century, this phenomenon has enabled countless materials and device advances. Join us throughout the meeting for topical celebrations of the impact of ferroelectrics on society, predictions of the next century of ferroelectricity, and a birthday celebration for this scientific milestone. Don't miss the capstone celebration on Thursday evening, pub-trivia style!


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