Call For Papers

The Symposium explores emerging trends and novel ideas and concepts covering a broad range of topics in the area of VLSI: from VLSI circuits, systems and design methods, to system level design and system-on-chip issues, to bringing VLSI methods to new areas and technologies like nano- and molecular devices, hardware security, etc. Future design methodologies are also one of the key topics at the Symposium, as well as new EDA tools to support them. Over three decades the Symposium has been a unique forum promoting multidisciplinary research and new visionary approaches in the area of VLSI, bringing together leading scientists and researchers from academia and industry. The conference proceedings will be indexed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Selected high quality papers from ISVLSI 2018 will be further considered for two Journal Special Issues: 1) IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (impact factor 2.485), and 2) IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (impact factor 1.153). The Symposium has established a reputation in bringing together well-known international scientists as invited speakers; the emphasis on high quality will continue at this and future editions of the Symposium.

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Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline:
    February 23, 2018 (Final Deadline)
  • Acceptance Notification: April 2, 2018
  • Submission of Final Version: May 12, 2018

Contributions are sought in the following areas:

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 Student Research 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. Initial submissions to the conference are limited to six pages in PDF format.

For inquiry, please contact TPC Chairs:

Hai Li
Yu Wang
Wujie Wen

ISVLSI 2018 Special Sessions

Call for Special Session Proposal

The ISVLSI 2018 is inviting proposals for special sessions that explore emerging trends and concepts covering a broad range of topics in the area of VLSI. Special sessions typically run for 1.5~2 hours. Each presenter of the accepted special session will have opportunity to submit an invited paper up to 6 pages covering the main aspects of their presentation and included in the conference proceeding. All papers/extended abstracts will be reviewed before being published in the official proceedings of the conference. Detailed submission instructions will be provided upon acceptance of the proposal.

Special sessions can address hot topics dealing with the introduction and discussion of emerging problems, or address recent technical trends that are of interest to ISVLSI participants. A special session can take the form of panel discussion or invited presentation.

Please follow these guidelines while preparing the proposal:

  • Prepare a single PDF not exceeding three pages.
  • Describe the session topic, the format and intended audience.
  • Include a list of speakers with their biographical sketch and presentation titles/abstracts.
  • For panel proposals, list up to six panelists and their area of expertise.

Proposal Deadline

Special Session Proposal Deadline: March 2, 2018
Acceptance Notification: March 16, 2018

ISVLSI 2018 Student Research Forum

Student Research Forum

ISVLSI 2018 will host a student research forum, like the past editions, to allow recently graduated or final-phase BS/MS/PhD students to showcase their research work to a broad audience in the VLSI community from both industry and academia. The PhD forum will be also helpful for early-career researchers to establish contacts for entering into the job market. On the other hand, representatives from industry and academia get a glance of the cutting-edge research undertaken by the best and brightest students in the VLSI community.


  • Students who have finished their BS/MS/PhD dissertation/thesis within the last 12 months or students who are currently enrolled in a final year BS/MS/PhD program.
  • Research topics of relevance to ISVLSI community.
  • Students, who presented in prior ISVLSI student research forum, must clearly indicate additional (30%) new technical content compared to the previous submission.

Paper Submission Deadline: February 24th, 2018
Acceptance Notification: April 15th, 2018
Submission of Final Version: May 12th, 2018

Submission Guidelines

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 the originality and quality of the solutions.

  • Page limit: 6. Please do not exceed the page limit.
  • Author count limit: 2 (BS/MS/PhD candidate and advisor). Please do not exceed the author limit.
  • The submission should not include author information to enable blind review.
  • A single PDF file should be submitted via EasyChair.

Benefits for the Selected Researchers

  • 6-page publication in the ISVLSI 2018 proceedings (indexed in IEEE eXplore).
  • 10 minutes oral presentation.
  • Presentation in the Student Research Forum poster session.
  • 50% discount on the registration fee for the top 5 submissions.
  • Travel support for selected researchers.
  • Networking with presenters from industry and academia.
  • Opportunity to publicize work, distribute flyers summarizing Research work.
  • Best Student Research Forum poster award will be presented during conference banquet. Award will be based on the quality of the research, and presentation.

Approximately 10 researchers will be selected for an oral presentation at ISVLSI 2018 and will also have an opportunity to prepare a technical paper (up to 6 pages) to be included in the proceedings.

For inquiry, please contact Student Research Forum Chairs:

Anupam Chattopadhyay
Zheng Wang

Last Update: Feb. 1, 2018