The IEEE IFETC 2024 is an international conference focusing on printed and flexible devices, materials, systems and related physics, bringing stakeholders from all ends of the value chain together, starting from basic science and ranging to application related research and development.

Take the chance and be part of this interdisciplinary event in Bologna, Italy by submitting your contribution.

Currently active submissions:


Track topics of interest

Energy Harvesting & Storage Devices

Topics of interest:

  • Energy harvesting and storage using flexible electronics
  • Flexible harvesters (using e.g. RF, piezo, thermal, solar, tribo using e.g. organic, inorganic, perovskite, QDs materials etc.)
  • Flexible storage devices (e.g. printable batteries, supercapacitors)

Materials & Manufacturing

Topics of interest:

  • Organic semiconductors
  • Metal oxides
  • Graphene, 2D and layered materials
  • Perovskite and perovskite-inspired materials
  • Stretchable and biocompatible materials
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques offering higher throughput, functionality, reliability, yield or lower cost
  • 3D printing, in-mold printing, additive manufacturing

Imaging & Lighting Devices

Topics of interest:

  • Flexible displays
  • Emissive displays ranging from OLED to microLED
  • Reflective monochrome and color displays (e.g. electrochrome, e-Ink)
  • Flexible imagers (visible, NIR, IR)
  • Flexible lighting concepts

Sensors, Biosensors & Actuators

Topics of interest:

  • Sensors, biosensors and actuators using flexible electronics (e.g. mechanical, thermal, chemical, optical, biological)
  • Sensors and actuators for medical applications
  • Sensors and actuators for agri-food and environmental applications
  • Wearable sensors
  • Intelligent sensors with embedded AI
  • Sensors and actuators for human-machine interfaces

Bio-interfaced, Bio-inspired & Neuromorphic Electronics

Topics of interest:

  • Devices and systems for bioelectronics
  • Neural and neuromorphic electronics
  • Wearable devices
  • Epidermal and implantable devices
  • Brain-computer interfaces

Transistors & Circuits

This is a joint session organized by IEEE EDS and IEEE CASS.
Topics of interest:

  • Flexible thin-film transistors
  • Flexible passive components
  • Flexible circuit elements (e.g. amplifiers, A-D converters, multiplexers, microprocessors, microcontrollers)

Simulation & Modelling

Topics of interest:

  • Circuit design and modelling for flexible electronics
  • Compact modelling for flexible electronics
  • Device-circuit interaction and compensation

Reliability & Lifetime

Topics of interest:

  • Advancing reliability and lifetime of flexible devices and systems (interconnects, thin films, device stack under mechanical deformation and degradation by atmospheric influence)

Heterogeneous & Hybrid Integration

Topics of interest:

  • Flexible hybrid electronics and novel interconnects
  • Integration of flexible components
  • Flexible device technology co-optimization
  • ICs for ultra-low power wearable/implantable device
  • TFTs for back-end of line
  • Smart packaging

Emerging Applications & Products

Topics of interest:

  • Internet of things
  • Smart textiles
  • Displays
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Smart building
  • Security
  • Smart agriculture and agri-food sensors
  • Smart cities
  • Soft robotics
  • Tactile internet & haptics

Flexible & Printable Solutions in RFIDs & IoT

Topics of interest:

  • Smart labels
  • RFIDs
  • Active, passive, chip- and chipless with and without sensor periphery
  • On-body and intra-body communications
  • Epidermal tags

Sustainability & Energy Efficiency

Topics of interest:

  • Biodegrable, recyclable and earth-abundant materials
  • Contribution of flexible electronics towards a sustainable economy
  • Use of flexible electronics in devices/products for circular economy (batteries, solar)
  • Sustainable and green materials and devices
  • Edible electronics
  • Manufacturing processes offering more sustainability
  • End-of-life management
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling and reuse of flexible materials, components and systems for life-cycle assessment

Special session topics of interest

Biological & Bioinspired Smart Materials

For further information read the full program.

Memristor Technology: Theory, Design & Applications

This is a joint session organized by IEEE CRFID and IEEE CASS. For further information read the full program.

Topics of interest:

  • Emerging bio-mimetic device concepts
  • Device characterization and modelling
  • Artificial Intelligence applications
  • Bio-relevant data sensing, computing and storage paradigms via mem-devices
  • Bio-inspired and neuromorphic circuit design
  • Spiking neural networks

Printed Biosensors & Wearables for Healthcare Applications

For further information read the full program.

Topics of interest:

  • Novel materials for printed biosensors and wearables
  • Novel fabrication techniques for printed biosensors and wearables
  • Integration of biosensors and wearables with conformable and stretchable substrates
  • Wireless communication and power solutions for biosensors and wearables
  • Applications of highly performing printed biosensors and wearables in disease diagnosis, health monitoring, and wellness management

Soft Robotics meets Soft Electronics

For further information read the full program.

Topics of interest:

  • Biodegradable, edible and transient robotics & electronics
  • Electrically controllable soft micro-robotics
  • Soft sensing & actuation
  • Soft and hybrid integration technologies
  • Liquid metal based robotics & electronics
  • Electrochemical and hydrogel based robotics & electronics
  • Soft electronics materials

Paper submission guidelines

The organizing committee IEEE IFETC invites authors to submit papers for presentation at the IEEE IFETC. Submitting authors can choose between two options, resulting in a different publication outlet, if the paper is accepted:

  • OPTION A – Proceedings of the IEEE IFETC
  • OPTION B – IEEE Journal of Flexible Electronics (IEEE J-FLEX)

Please note that authors may not submit the same 3 page abstract to BOTH the IFETC site and to IEEE J-FLEX, as this will violate the IEEE’s self-plagiarism clause and the authors will likely be subjected to serious consequences. Below are details of either option to aid decision and plan appropriate action.


Proceedings of the IEEE IFETC

April 30th, 2024

June 17th, 2024

Download template for option A


Email submissions will NOT be accepted.

A maximum of 20 authors can be added during submission of your abstract. In case where there are more than 20 authors, please use a group name.

You may update your paper until the submission deadline.

The authors’ names (full first names, family names) and places of work (Institution, City, Country) must be shown.

The submission will be reviewed by the conference Technical Program Committee and decisions will be made through the regular conference peer review process.


Your paper must comply with the following specifications:

  • Paper Length – 3 pages
  • Paper Size – A4 (210mm X 297mm)
  • Font – Times New Roman (size 10)
  • File Format – MS Word (.docx/.doc)
  • Maximum File Size – 4.0MB
  • Do NOT page number your paper

NOTE that deviations from the above paper specifications could impede the review of your paper and result in rejection.


IEEE Journal of Flexible Electronics (IEEE J-FLEX)

April 17th, 2024

June 17th, 2024


Authors whose papers are focused specifically in the area of flexible electronics technology may consider submitting such work directly to IEEE Journal of Flexible Electronics (IEEE J-FLEX).

When submitting such papers, please use the following link and use the template of IEEE Journal of Flexible Electronics.

Detailed submission guidelines for IEEE JFlex authors can be found here.

During the submission, please choose “Special issue on direct IEEE IFETC publications” as the article type. This will allow us to rapidly identify these special papers and quickly activate the regular peer review process for IEEE J-FLEX so that it will be completed in time for the decisions on the final program. Papers that are submitted to IEEE J-FLEX, but not selecting this option, will not be considered for the IEEE IFETC and will likely be reviewed and published (if accepted) through the normal journal review process.

If authors opt for OPTION B, and their paper is rejected by IEEE J-FLEX, they will be able to submit the abstract to IEEE IFETC as a late submission. The deadline for late submissions will be set to a date after the initial program decision deadline. This will still allow such papers to be included in the IEEE IFETC conference program (as is the case for OPTION A), if the quality of the work is reviewed to be acceptable by the conference technical program committee.

NOTE that conference organizers and the journal editorial board are not responsible for author oversight.

Paper additional requirements

If your paper is accepted for publication at this conference, you will also need to adhere to the following requirements:

  • IEEE policy requires you to file a copyright release for each accepted submission. Without a copyright release on file, your paper CANNOT be published. Further instructions will be included in your decision email.
  • At least one author per accepted submission must be registered AND attend the conference to present their paper.

IEEE reserves the right to exclude any accepted paper from distribution after the conference (including, removal from IEEE Xplore) if the accepted paper is not presented at the conference.


IEEE IFETC 2024 Tutorials are intended to provide the audience with in-depth knowledge on topics of interest in the Conference. The tutorials may provide insight on the latest developments of the field to facilitate collaborations among all researchers or they may be of the instructional type targeting the early-career researchers and students.

The Conference will provide the meeting room and presentation equipment. Tutorials are 90 minutes long and are normally offered by one presenter.

The Conference Organizing Committee will evaluate proposals and make decisions based on:

  • The relevance and quality of the proposed event
  • The event’s format and likelihood of creating an engaging intellectual environment
  • The inclusiveness of the event to people with different backgrounds and expertise

March 15th, 2024

April 3rd, 2024

Submissions are closed.


The IEEE IFETC 2024 invites researchers in the field or related areas to submit proposals to organize special focus sessions on topics of their choice. Ideally, these topics broaden the scope of IEEE IFETC and connect adjacent research communities through topics of common interest. The proposed focus session topics can be related to general conference themes or entirely new directions. Fostering interdisciplinarity and cross-community exchange is highly encouraged.

Each focus session should consist of approx. 4 invited (each 25 min) and approx. 2 contributed (each 15 min) talks. The organizers of the focus sessions are responsible in selecting and structuring the whole session.

If you would like to propose a focus session to IEEE IFETC 2024 please submit a short proposal consisting of the following:

  • tentative title of the focus session
  • a brief description of the area of concern (approx. 100 words) including the merit of such topic to IEEE IFETC
  • brief biography of session organizers and their contact information who will be in charge of promoting and organizing a sufficient amount of submissions to the focus session along with the selection of high quality contributed and/or invited talks
  • the name and contact information of at least two focus session chairs
  • a tentative list of invited authors/presenters and their affiliations
  • a tentative list of reviewers and their affiliations

March 15th, 2024

April 3rd, 2024

Submissions are closed.

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