IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., July 11-13, 2016

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This Symposium explores emerging trends and 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. Future design methodologies as well as new CAD tools to support them will also be the key topics. ISVLSI 2016 highlights a special theme of cyber-physical system. Over almost two decades the Symposium has been a 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 issue to top archival journals. This fact indicates a very high quality of the symposium papers, and we are determined to keep a strong emphasis on this critical aspect of any conference. The symposium proceedings are published by IEEE-CS conference publication services (CPS). The Symposium has established a reputation in bringing well-known international scientists as invited speakers, and this trend will continue.


Contributions are Sought in the Following Tracks

1) Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits (AMS): Analog/mixed-signal circuits, RF and communication circuits, adaptive circuits, interconnects, VLSI aspects of sensor and sensor network.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) 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.

5) 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.

6) Testing, Reliability, and Fault-Tolerance (TRF): Analog/digital/mixed-signal testing, design for testability and reliability, online testing techniques, static and dynamic defect- and fault-recoverability, and variation- aware design.

The Symposium Program will include contributed papers and speakers invited by the Program Committee as well as a poster session. The keynotes, special sessions and Graduate Student Forum are planned as well. Authors are invited to submit full-length, original, unpublished papers. To enable blind review, the author list should be omitted from the main document.

For Questions and Requests, please contact the Conference Organizers.

Paper Submission: Authors are invited to submit full-length (6 pages maximum), original, unpublished papers along with an abstract of at most 200 words. To enable blind review, the author list should be omitted from the main document. Papers violating length and blind-review criteria would be withdrawn from the review process.  Previously published papers or papers currently under review for other conferences/journals should not be submitted and will not be considered for publication.

Paper Submission Site: Coming Soon!

Important Dates:

  • Special Session Proposal Deadline: January 22, 2016 Extended: February 19th, 2016

  • Paper Submission Deadline: February 19, 2016

  • Graduate Student Forum Submission Deadline: February 19, 2016

  • Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2016

  • Submission of Final Version: May 13, 2016




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