The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. This symposium is a valuable resource for quality and reliability managers, 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.

Draft Program

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Tuesday, June 25
7:15am Registration and Breakfast Speaker
7:50am Opening Remarks Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE
Session 1: Opening Session – What is Being
Counterfeited? Within and Beyond Electronics
8:00am Impacts of Component Shortages and Obsolescence on Counterfeiting Peter Panaguiton, GIDEP
8:30am Review of Reported Counterfeit Data Richard Smith, ERAI
9:00am Counterfeit Alerts: Closing the Loop? Vernon Densler, SiliconExpert
9:30am TBD  
10:00am Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
  Session 2: Are the Standards Adequate to Protect You?  
10:30am SAE Standards on Counterfeiting: A 20/20 View Judith Ritchie, SAE
11:00am Leveraging Synergies Between IPC1782, IPC2581, and IPC2591 to Mitigate the Risks of Counterfeits
Cameron Shearon,
11:30am TBD  
12:00pm Lunch  
Session 3: Panel Discussion
Counterfeit Parts Regulations Impacts: Implementation of CP Plan and Compliance to Industry Requirements
Moderator: Henry Livingston, BAE
2:30pm Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
  Session 4: Physical/Inspection/Tagging  
3:00pm Counterfeit and Rewrapped Lithium-ion Batteries in Market and Its Relationship with the Supply Chain Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland
3:30pm Counterfeit/Substandard Batteries: Temporary Gains, Costs, and Electronic Waste Samuel Enoch-Oghene, Obafemi Awolowo University
4:00pm Copper Bond Metal Decapsulation for Counterfeit Detection Erik Jordan, Nisene
4:30pm Can AI Help Us in the Fight Against Counterfeit Components? Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron Inc.
5:00pm Day Closure  
Wednesday, June 26
7:30am Registration and Breakfast Speaker
  Session 5: Process Concerns  
8:00am Federal Government Presentation TBD
8:30am Comparison of Clone and Authentic Altera Serial Configuration Devices

Nicholas Williams, SMT Corp

9:00am Case Study: Implementing a Counterfeit Electronic Parts Avoidance and Detection Policy from the Ground Up Jeff Hallman, Ph.D., Georgia Tech Research Institute
9:30am Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
  Session 6: Cyber Physical System Security Session Chair: Brian Cohen, Ph.D., IDA
10:00am Addressing the Need for Cross-industry Collaboration for Cyber-physical Systems Security Dan DiMase, Aerocyonics
10:30am Microelectronics Threats Matthew Kay, Ph.D., US Navy
11:00am Avoidance of Vulnerable and Tampered Parts Through Hardware Assurance John Hallman, Onespin
11:30am Should We Be Paranoid--Is Your Software Your Enemy? Doug Britton, RunSafe Security Inc.
12:00pm Lunch  
Session 7: Bringing Information Security in the Solution
1:00pm Blockchain in Electronics Supply Chain for Part Provenance and Traceability Michelle Lam, IBM
1:30pm Reducing the Fake Electronic Component Ingress Using Blockchain Radu Diaconescu, Swissmic SA
2:00pm Automotive Counterfeit Parts: How Blockhain and IoT Present a New Solution to Solve an Old Problem Frank Freisacher, Filament
2:30pm Provenance Management: Balancing the Four-legged Stool Daniel Stanton, SecureMarking Inc.
3:00pm Break – Visit with Exhibitors  
  Session 8: Technology Solutions  
3:15pm Development of a Technique for Detecting Counterfeit Energy Storage Systems Thomas Yesufu, Ph.D., Obafema Awolowo University
3:45pm Tamper-evident e-Seal Richard McDermott, Ph.D., SIGNAKEY
4:15pm Advancements in Extracting Unique Surface Characteristics of Electronic Components for Use in Identification and Authentication Jake Sedlock, Alitheon
4:45pm DUST: How Nano-Diamonds Prevent Counterfeits in Global Supply Chains Eric Sharret, Government/Defense Lead, DUST Identity
5:00pm Closing Remarks and Summary
Diganta Das, Ph.D.,
CALCE/University of Maryland


Workshops: Thursday, June 27
8:00 AM Registration Speaker
8:30 AM–5:00 PM Use of Component Documentation and Supply Chain for Counterfeit Avoidance
Diganta Das, Ph.D.,
CALCE/University of Maryland

More workshops to be announced soon.


Technical Committee
Diganta Das, Ph.D., CALCE/University of Maryland, Conference Chair
Sally Arno, Freedom Sales
Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron Inc.
Cheryl Elko, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems 
Cameron Shearon, Shearon-Consulting
Michael Ford, Aegis Software
Jerry Martinez, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Anne Poncheri, InterCEPT
John Radman, NTS
Kevin Sink, TTI, Inc.
Jenny Tsang, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratory



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2018 Symposium Proceedings