Publication of Selected CASS News Articles in Chinese

Beginning this issue, the IEEE CASS Newsletter will provide Chinese versions of selected news articles, aiming to bring our CASS activities to the attention of the wider Chinese circuits and systems audience. Thanks to the innovative effort of CASS President Franco Maloberti, the CASS Newsletter is able to provide this new service through the voluntary participation of Prof. Qiang Li of the University of Electronic Science and Technology at Chengdu, China. Prof. Li is now appointed as Associate Editor (Chinese Translation) for the IEEE CASS Newsletter, and will help coordinate translation services in the initial launch 

As the translation of news articles is expected to require extra manpower which, like all other editorial services, relies on the voluntary participation of our members, we plan to offer Chinese versions of limited selected news articles in the initial phase of the launch of this new service. Moreover, we hope to gradually extend this service, and depending on the availability of voluntary translational services, we aim to make available more CASS news articles that are of interest to the wider non-English speaking audience in a few other foreign languages. 

This service is now being piloted by the launch of Chinese version of CASS Newsletter, and will be reviewed regularly. Your views and opinions on this new initiative are welcome!

Michael Tse, EiC, IEEE CASS Newsletter


IEEE ISCAS 2021 Proposal Submission

The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) is soliciting proposals for the organization of its flagship conference, the International Symposium for Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) for the year 2021. According to the established regional rotation schedule, ISCAS 2021 is open to all regions and will have a preferred focus on R1-7 and R9 (the Americas).

At this time, we are soliciting an Expression of Interest.

The Expression of Interest needs to include the following information:

  • The General Chair name and Key Committee members with their resume and their current or past involvement in CASS leadership and CASS conferences
  • Sponsoring IEEE OUs and other organizations besides CASS
  • Lead Contact for local hosts and contact details
  • Proposed destination and venue
  • Estimated budget
  • A letter of commitment from the General Chair to present the proposal in person at ISCAS 2017 if the letter of intent is accepted
  •  A letter of commitment from local government and industry to pledge financial support to ISCAS 2021 if the letter of intent is accepted

The Expression of Interest may not exceed 3 pages (the General Chair/Key Committee members resumes are not included in the 3-page maximum). Submit the Expression of Interest electronically to Amara Amara, IEEE CASS Vice President of Conferences, at with a copy to IEEE CASS Administrator, Brittian Parkinson, at by February 17, 2017.

Proposers will receive notification by March 4, 2017, if their Expression of Interest is accepted. The accepted proposers will then be invited to submit the final ISCAS bid packet, the final bid submission will be due on April 22, 2017.

All information on ISCAS and the Call for Proposal procedure is outlined in the ISCAS Organizing Guide on the CAS website: It is very important that you review this guide thoroughly and carefully before submitting your Expression of Interest.

If you have any questions, please contact the CASS Administrator at

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