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  • ISVLSI 2015

    08–10July2015Montpellier, France

    Call for Papers
  • About

    ISVLSI 2015

    - July 2015, Montpellier. France

    Featuring contributions focused on the emerging trends and novel ideas and concepts in the area of VLSI.

    The Vision

    This Symposium explores emerging trends, novel ideas and concepts in the area of VLSI. The Symposium covers a range of topics: from VLSI circuits, systems and design methods to system level design and system-on-chip issues, to bringing VLSI experience to new areas and technologies like nano- and molecular devices, MEMS, and quantum computing. Future design methodologies will also be one of the key topics at the workshop, as well as new CAD tools to support them. Over almost two decades the symposium has been an unique forum promoting multidisciplinary research and new visionary approaches in the area of VLSI. The Symposium is bringing together leading scientists and researchers from academia and industry. The papers from this symposium have been published as the special issues of top archival journals. This fact indicates a very high quality of the sympo-sium papers, and we are determined to keep a strong emphasis on this critical aspect of any conference. The symposium proceedings are published by IEEE Computer Society Press. The Symposium has established a reputation in bringing well-known international scientists as invited speakers, and this trend will continue.


    Contributrions are sought in the following areas: Emerging Trends in VLSI, Nanoelectronics, Molecular, Biological and Quantum Computing. MEMS, VLSI Circuits and Systems, Field-programmable and Reconfigurable Systems, System Level Design, System-on-a-Chip Design, Application-Specific Low Power, VLSI System Design, System Issues in Complexity, Low Power, Heat Dissipation, Power Awareness in VLSI Design, Test and Verification, Mixed-Signal Design and Analysis, Electrical/Packaging Co-Design, Physical Design, Intellectual property creating and sharing.


    The Symposium Program will include contributed papers and speakers invited by the Program Committee, as well as a poster session. The keynote addresses, panels and special sessions are planned as well. Authors should submit their original work using the web based submission system. Initial submissions to the conference are limited to six pages. ISVLSI uses double blind review mechanism and authors information should not be provided in the initial manuscript. All submissions should be in PDF format.

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    Author Information and News

  • May 2015

    Technical Program

    We are pleased to announce the technical program for ISVLSI 2105 - available here as a pdf).

    • February 2015

      Student Travel Grants and Awards:

      We are pleased to announce Student Funding Grants for travel to and best paper at ISVLSI 2015 sponsored by The Technical Committee on VLSI of the IEEE Computer Society (TCVLSI):

      • TCVLSI Student Travel ( 4 grants) - $250 each
      • TCVLSI Student Best Paper Award (1) - $100

    • September 2014

      Call for Papers

      The Symposium Program will include contributed papers and speakers invited by the Program Committee, as well as a poster session.

      Submission Guidelines:

      Submitted papers should be a maximum of 6 pages using the IEEE-CS conference format - template available here.

      Important Dates:

      • Paper Submission Deadline:
        EXTENDED: March 9, 2015
      • Acceptance Notification:
        April 20, 2015
      • Submission of Final Version:
        May 13, 2015


      • Digital Circuits and FPGA based Designs (DCF): Digital circuits, chaos/neural/fuzzy-logic circuits, high-speed/low-power circuits, energy efficient circuits, near and sub-threshold circuits, memories, FPGA designs, FPGA based systems.
      • Computer-Aided Design and Verification (CAD): Hardware/software co-design, logic and behavioral synthesis, simulation and formal verification, physical design, signal integrity, power and thermal analysis, statistical approaches.
      • Emerging and Post-CMOS Technologies (EPT): Nanotechnology, molecular electronics, quantum devices, optical computing, spin-based computing, biologically-inspired computing, CNT, SET, RTD, QCA, reversible logic, and CAD tools for emerging technology devices and circuits.
      • System Design and Security (SDS): Structured and Custom Design methodologies, microprocessors/micro-architectures for performance and low power, embedded processors, analog/digital/mixed-signal systems, NoC, power and temperature aware designs, Hardware security, Cryptography, watermarking, and IP protection, TRNG and security oriented circuits, PUF circuits.
      • Testing, Reliability, and Fault-Tolerance (TRF): Digital testing, design for testability and reliability, online testing techniques, static and dynamic defect- and fault-recoverability, and variation-aware design.
      • Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits (AMS): Analog/mixed-signal/RF circuit design and testing, RF and communication circuits, adaptive circuits, interconnects, VLSI aspects of sensor and sensor network.

      Details... | Submit your paper manuscript now
    • September 2014

      Special Sessions Call:

      The ISVLSI 2015 technical program will include Special Sessions. These sessions are meant to complement the regular sessions by giving a broad overview on a new and emerging topic of interest to the ISVLSI community.

      Important Dates:

      • Special Session Proposals Due:
        January 20, 2015
      • Notification of Accepted Proposals:
        February 20, 2015
      • Submission for Special Session Papers:
        Extended - April 30, 2015

      Details... | Submit your special session proposal now

    • Request

      for Special Sessions!

      The ISVLSI 2015 technical program will include Special Sessions. These sessions are meant to complement the regular sessions by giving a broad overview on a new and emerging topic of interest to the ISVLSI community.
      Read the full Special Session Call here

      Important Dates:

      • Special Session Proposals Due:
        January 20, 2015
      • Notification of Accepted Proposals:
        February 20, 2015
      • Submission for Special Session Papers:
        Extended - April 20, 2015

      Submit you proposal now

    PhD Forum

    • ISVLSI 2015 Ph.D Forum

      Supported by the

      ISVLSI 2015 will host a Ph.D. forum, providing opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their thesis work to a broad audience in the VLSI community from both industry and academia. The Ph.D. forum may also help students to establish contacts for entering the job market. On the other side, representatives from industry and academia get a glance of state-of-the-art in system design and design automation.


      Students who have finished their Ph.D. dissertation/thesis within the last 12 months or students who will finish to their thesis work in less than one year.


      Approximately 10 students will be selected for oral presentation at ISVLSI 2015 and will also have their papers included in the proceedings.

      Benefit to selected students

      • 4-page publication in the ISVLSI 2015 proceedings (indexed in IEEE eXplore).
      • Presentation in poster session for Ph.D. Forum.
      • Networking with presenters from industry and academia.
      • 50% discount on the registration fee and a free dinner registration.
      • Opportunity to publicize work, distribute flyers summarizing PhD work.
      • Best PhD poster award will be presented during conference banquet. Award based on presentation and poster quality.
      • Cadence will support the best PhD Forum paper

      Author Information

      • Please submit a paper in IEEE conference format describing problem addressed in the thesis, novelty of the solution, observations and analysis. Focus should be on the scientific challenges and solutions. IEEE template can be found here.
      • Page limit: 4. Please do not exceed the page limit.
      • The submission should not include author information to enable blind review.
      • A single pdf file should be submitted here
        and selecting the "Ph.D Forum" track during submission.

      Important Dates

      • Paper Submission Deadline: EXTENDED: March 14th, 2015
      • Acceptance Notification: April 15th, 2015
      • Submission of Final Version: April 30th, 2015
      For inquiry please contact: The "Ph.D. Forum Chair" Michael Hübner and Patrick Haspel from the Organizing Committee list.


    The Symposium Will Be Held At

    Faculte de Medecine

    The venue's address is:
    Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier
    2 Rue de l'Ecole de Medecine
    34000 Montpellier

    Getting Here

    By plane, you can either use the Lyon / Paris hub (flight from Lyon or Paris to Montpellier takes around 1h) or use the low cost companies in and around Montpellier. Check RyanAir and EasyJet for further details. Please note that around Montpellier there will be several airports such as Beziers, Avignon or Carcassonne opened during the summer. Marseille or Lyon are at around 2h by train from Montpellier.

    Please note that there are several international destinations accessible on direct trains (Valencia, Barcelona, Bruxelles). To book your train ticket you can use the Voyages SNCF website. The sooner you book your ticket the cheaper it is. Since Montpellier is a very popular touristic destination during the summer, we advise booking in advance.

    By Air

    The Montpellier Mediterranean International Airport (MPL) is located 10 km from downtown.

    • 15 daily flights between Montpellier and Paris Orly (ORY) and Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle (CDG) airports (flight time only 1h10)
    • 3 daily flights between Montpellier and Lyon
    • 57 international destinations, served by 11 traditional and low-cost airlines (AirArabia, AirFrance, AirMéditerranée, EasyJet, Fram, Iberia, RyanAir)

    Getting To Town

    When arriving at the airport there are two possibilities. Either take a shuttle bus in front of the terminal, or take a taxi.

    • There is an airport shuttle with convenient departures after every flight from Paris. Arrival at “Place de l’Europe” in the Antigone district of Montpellier. It takes 15-20 minutes to get to the town center. Tickets are on sale at the bus shuttle. Single fare ticket (for the bus shuttle only) 1,60€ (one-way)
      Intermodal ticket with city bus/TaM included. Arrival at âPlace de l'Europe” and then take the tramway: Line 1 â Direction Mosson and Stop at â Place De la Comediee, 2,60€ (one-way)

    • Please note that the taxi to the city center is around 30 euros (depending on the time and the number of luggage you have). The best is to share a taxi with people going to the city center and then take the tram to your hotel location. The trams run until 1AM and tickets can be purchased in every tram station.

    By Train

    The SNCF train station is located in the town center, with several high speed trains (TGV) to and from Paris every day. The trip to Paris takes around 3h30. The two major cities, Lyon and Marseille (which both have an international airport), are both within 2h by train, and Barcelona (Spain) at about 4h30.

    • The Station in Montpellier is 5 minutes away from «Le Faculte de Medecine»
    • The High Speed Train connects to: Paris (Roissy-CDG Airport) (11 trains/day) - 3h30m, Lyon, and Lille.
    • The High Speed Train also has International connections to Barcelona, Brussels and Geneva

    Hotels / Accommodations

    Please visit this external site to book your accomodations!

    Keynote Speakers

    Keynote Speakers


    Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of ISVLSI

    Find out more about each of our sponsors by clicking on the logos below.

    • Organizing Committee

      General Chairs

      • Aida Todri-Sanial, CNRS-LIRMM, France
      • Giorgio Di Natale, CNRS-LIRMM, France
      • Patrick Girard, CNRS-LIRMM, France

      Program Chairs

      • Marc Belleville, CEA-LETI, France
      • Saraju Mohanty, University of North Texas, USA

      Publication Chairs

      • Mariane Comte, University of Montpellier 2, France
      • Lu Peng, Louisiana State University, USA

      Financial Chair

      • Abdoulaye Gamatie, CNRS-LIRMM, France

      Local Arrangement Chair

      • Nadine Azemard-Crestani, CNRS LIRMM, France

      Special Session Chairs

      • Monica Pereira, UFRN, Brazil
      • Xin Li, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

      Web Chairs

      • Theocharis Theocharides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
      • Mike Borowczak, Erebus Labs, USA

      Registration Chair

      • Vincent Kerzerho, CNRS-LIRMM, France

      Industrial Liaison Chair

      • Lionel Torres, University of Montpellier 2, France

      Ph.D. Forum Co-Chairs

      • Michael Hübner, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
      • Patrick Haspel, Strategic Academic Partnerships, Cadence Design Systems

      Publicity Chairs

      • Vasilis Pavlidis, University of Manchester, UK
      • Prasun Ghosal, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India
      • Annajirao Garimella, Intel Corporation
      • Nikolaos Voros, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece

      International Liaison Chairs

      • Brazil: Ricardo Reis, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
      • China/South-East Asia: Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
      • Germany: Jurgen Becker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
      • Greece: Nicolas Sklavos, University of Patras, Greece
      • India: Susmita Sur-Kolay, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

      Steering Committee Chair

      • Nagarajan Ranganathan, University of South Florida, USA

    • Technical Program Committee

      Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits (AMS)


      • Ashok Srivastava, Louisiana State University
      • Florence Azais, LIRMM


      • Amir Zjajo, Delft University of Technology
      • Changzhi Li, Texas Tech University
      • Dhruva Ghai, Oriental University
      • Gildas Leger, Instituto de Microelectronica de Sevilla (IMSE-CNM-CSIC)
      • José Machado Da Silva, FEUP
      • Manisha Goswami, Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad
      • Manisha Pattanaik, IIIT Gwalior
      • Maryam Baghini, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
      • Steffen Paul, University of Bremen
      • Vincent Kerzerho, LIRMM, CNRS/Univ. Montpellier 2
      • Xin Li, Carnegie Mellon University

      Computer Aided Design and Verification (CAD)


      • Massimo Poncino, Polytechnic University of Turin
      • Mircea Stan, University of Virginia


      • Aida Todri-Sanial, CNRS-LIRMM
      • Ke Wang, University of Virginia
      • Kunal Ganeshpure, Mentor Graphics Corporation
      • Michael Huebner, Ruhr-University Bochum
      • Nagi Naganathan, Avago
      • Shih-Hsu Huang, Chung Yuan Christian University
      • Theocharis Theocharides, University of Cyprus
      • Yann Thoma, HEIG-VD

      Digital Circuits and FPGA based Designs (DCF)


      • Jia Di, University of Arkansas
      • Elaheh (Eli) Bozorgzadeh, University of California Irvine


      • Bharat Joshi, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
      • Christophe Jego, IMS Laboratory
      • Christophe Bobda, University of Arkansas
      • David Bol, Université catholique de Louvain
      • Dimitrios Soudris, NTUA
      • Dr. Anirban Sengupta, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore
      • Hailong Jiao, Eindhoven University of Technology
      • Hao Zheng, Univ of South Florida
      • Ning Weng, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
      • Ron Demara, University of Central Florida
      • Shanq-Jang Ruan Ruan, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
      • Srinidhi Kestur, Broadcom corporation
      • Xuelian Liu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      Emerging and post-CMOS Technologies (EPT)


      • Sanjukta Bhanja, University of South Florida
      • Ian O'Connor, University of Lyon


      • Arthur Nieuwoudt, Synopsys
      • Hai Li, University of Pittsburgh
      • Himanshu Thapliyal, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
      • Jiang Xu, Hong Kong Universtiy of Science and Technology
      • Kumar Yelamarthi, Central Michigan University
      • Lionel Torres, LIRMM
      • Prasun Ghosal, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
      • Rashmi Jha, University of Toledo
      • Saraju Mohanty, University of North Texas
      • Thomas Mikolajick, TU Dresden, Chair of Nanoelectronic Materials University of Technology Dresden, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

      System Design and Security (SDS)


      • Garrett Rose, University of Tennessee
      • Ricardo Chaves, IST TULisbon/INESC-ID


      • Apostolos Fournaris, University of Patras
      • Chengmo Yang, University of Delaware
      • David Hely, Grenoble INP
      • Guy Gogniat, Université de Bretagne Sud - UEB
      • Jude Ambrose, University of New South Wales
      • Luciano Ost, University of Leicester
      • Madhu Mutyam, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
      • Mateus Rutzig, Federal University of Santa Maria
      • Mehran Kermani, Rochester Institute of Technology
      • Michail Maniatakos, New York University Abu Dhabi
      • Naghmeh Karimi, New York University
      • Nele Mentens, KU Leuven
      • Philippe Maurine, CEA
      • Rance Rodrigues, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      • Tanguy Risset, Citi, INSA-Lyon
      • Yier Jin, The University of Central Florida

      Testing, Reliability, Fault-Tolerance (TRF)


      • Alberto Bosio, LIRMM
      • Lorena Anghel, TIMA


      • Dong Xiang, Tsinghua University
      • Irith Pomeranz, Purdue University
      • Katherine-Shu-Min Li, National Sun Yat-sen University
      • Leticia-Maria Bolzani-Poehls, PUCRS
      • Matteo Sonza Reorda, Politecnico di Torino
      • Michel Renovell, LIRMM
      • Michele Portolan, TIMA
      • Mihalis Psarakis, University of Piraeus
      • Paolo Bernardi, Politecnico di Torino
      • Vishwani Agrawal, Auburn University
      • Xiaoqing Wen, Kyushu Institute of Technology
      • Zebo Peng, Linkping University