INAOE ITESO Innovative Design & Test Group


The Biannual European - Latin American Summer School on Design, Test and Reliability (BELAS) provides training in these three crucial areas of electronic circuits and systems. The series of BELAS events is organized twice a year during the summers in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Distinguished experts from Europe and Latin America will share their knowledge with PhD, MSc, undergraduate students, as well as postdocs and engineers. The fourth BELAS is organized by the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), Puebla Mexico. There is important collaboration of ITESO, Mexico.

BELAS 2015 will take place at ITESO The Jesuit University of Guadalajara, on March 23-24, 2015.

Guadalajara is Mexico’s second most important city. Founded in 1542, the “Pearl of the West” is a captivating metropolis, full of contrast and tradition. Much of the emblematic folklore by which Mexico is known around the world, comes from Guadalajara and its State, Jalisco. Guadalajara is an engaging city and undisputed symbol of Mexico that manages to offer world-class amenities without losing its provincial charm. The Guadalajara Metropolitan Area is home to three and a half million inhabitants. The city has an average altitude of 1,561 meters (5,121 feet) above sea level, and boasts a wonderful climate. Guadalajara is a few hours from the Pacific coast —three hours from Manzanillo and four from Puerto Vallarta— and modern highways have cut driving time to Mexico City down to five hours. Guadalajara is an important business hub and center for technological development that has attracted a significant concentration of national and transnational electronic firms, as well as hardware and software developers. Guadalajara was recently selected as part of the IEEE Smart Cities Program.