Five PhD students of GS-IMTR attended the 34. Workshop "Testmethoden und Zuverlässigkeit von Schaltungen und Systemen" (TuZ 2022) in Bremerhaven in person during 27.02-01.03.2022. Four of them (Florian, Nourhan, Peter, Yiwen) had either a poster or an oral presentation and Denis just attended due to interest. There were many exciting discussions after the poster and presentation. Since it was the first in-person workshop after a long Corona break, it was also an exciting event for all attendees. Some personal impressions from our PhD students:
Peter Domanski: My feedback for TuZ'22 is that there seems to be a large interest in machine learning approaches to testing problems. Experts seem to be well aware of the increasing difficulties in testing modern era semiconductor devices. At the same time, there is a little bit of fear that ML algorithms could replace their jobs. Moreover, I got the impression that in addition they want to understand how ML algorithms are able to improve their jobs.
Nourhan Elhamawy: A very exclusive community for testing with a common goal to make testing more efficient.
Florian Klemme: I enjoyed the TuZ workshop a lot! The familial atmosphere made it easy to get into conversations and connect to other researchers. Despite the small size of the workshop, talks were covering a wide range of test topics - from silicon to automotive and medical applications.
Yiwen Liao: On-site workshop made it possible to have better communication opportunities with experts from other fields. Moreover, I can feel that using artificial intelligence has become a very important direction for test and reliability in the near future. It would be very exciting if there will be more and more discussions from both sides.
Denis Schwachhofer: TuZ has been a great opportunity to get back into meeting in person. There have been many interesting presentations and posters (the talk from Frank Sill Torres about resilience for example) but also opportunities for discussion and the boat tour has also of course been a treat.