IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter | Volume 12 | Issue 2 | April 2018 | CURRENT/PAST ISSUES


BioCAS 2018, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Oct 2018)

BioCAS 2018 is a premier international forum for presenting the interdisciplinary research and development activities at the crossroads of medicine, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering that shape tomorrow’s medical devices and healthcare systems.

Submission Guidelines

The complete 4-page paper (in standard IEEE double-column format), including the title, authors’ names, affiliations and e-mail addresses, as well as a short abstract and an optional demonstration video link (3 minute max) are requested. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through

Monday, April 23, 2018: Special Session Proposal Deadline

Monday, June 11, 2018: Regular Paper Submission Deadline

Monday, July 16, 2018: Live Demo Submission Deadline

Monday, August 13, 2018: Author Notification Date

Friday, August 31, 2018: Author Registration/Final Paper Submission Deadline


The International Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems (ISICAS) invites high-quality submissions for presenting original work in the areas of integrated Circuits and Systems. Topics in the area of analog, digital, power, energy, biomedidical, sensor interfaces, and communication systems are welcome. The submission should describe integrated implementations, in hybrid, SiP, or SoC forms of circuits or systems with experimental results. 

The symposium will not produce proceedings; all the accepted papers will be published in two special issues of TCAS-I and TCAS-II (in the ratio of 1 to 2) shortly after the results are presented at ISICAS 2018. See the conference website for details.

Submission deadline for papers: March 31, 2018
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2018

Conference website:

SBCCI 2018, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 
(AUGUST 2018)

SBCCI is an international forum dedicated to integrated circuits and systems design, test and electronic design automation (EDA), held annually in Brazil. The 31th SBCCI will take place in Bento Gonçalves, the main wine region in Brazil. The goal of the symposium is to bring together researchers in the areas of EDA, design and test of integrated circuits and systems. The scope of the symposium includes technical sessions, tutorials and panels, as well as an exhibition and working group meetings. 

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission: March 20th, 2018
Paper Submission Deadline: March 27th, 2018
Rebuttal period: May 3rd-10th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: May 15th, 2018
Camera-Ready Deadline: June 5th, 2018


IEEE ISCAS 2018, Florence, Italy, May 27-30, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2018) will be held in Florence, Italy, May 27th to May 30th, 2018. IEEE ISCAS is the is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society and the world’s premier networking and exchange forum for researchers in the highly active fields of theory, design and implementation of circuits and systems.

The 2018 edition will focus on the Art of Circuits and Systems to highlight the strong foundation in methodology and the integration of multidisciplinary approaches which are the distinctive features of CAS contributions. The worldwide CAS community is exploiting such Art to change the way in which devices and circuits are understood, optimized, and leveraged in a variety of systems and applications

To implement the above vision, this year’s meeting will highlight the following innovation themes:

  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0
  • Smart Systems for Automotive
  • Big Data Processing
  • Cognitive Computing & Deep Learning
  • Personalized Healthcare Systems
  • EDA Methodologies

The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Analog/Mixed Signal Circuits & Systems
  • Beyond CMOS: Nano & Hybrid Systems
  • Biomedical Circuits & Systems
  • Communications Circuits & Systems
  • Digital Circuits & Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Neural Networks & Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Nonlinear Systems & Circuit Theory
  • Power and Energy Circuits & Systems
  • Sensory Circuits & Systems
  • Visual Communications & Multimedia Signal Processing
  • Education in Circuits & Systems

The Art of CAS in the Art of Italy

Florence is an open-air museum, a mainstay in Italian history, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982, the cradle of Italian language, contemporary hub for Italian fashion, chosen destination of millions of tourists from all over the world, centre of one of the most renowned regions in Italian food and wine. ISCAS2018 will be held at the Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Center in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Center is located directly in front of Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station (fast train connections from Milan/Rome), it is less than 1 km from the Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo and Giotto bell tower and a short 15 min walk from the world famous Uffizi Art Museum.

Journal Special Issues and Open Preview

Selected ISCAS2018 papers will be invited for possible publication either in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – Part I: Regular Papers, in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – Part II: Express Briefs or in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. ISCAS2018 will implement an Open Preview: the conference proceedings will be available open access on IEEE Xplore approximately 3 weeks before the conference. 

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Franco Maloberti, University of Pavia, Italy
Gianluca Setti, University of Ferrara, Italy


2018 IEEE International NEWCAS Conference, Montréal, Canada (June 2018)

The 16th IEEE International NEWCAS Conference will be held in Montréal, Canada, 24-27 June, at the La Plaza Congress Center. As with previous editions, it will reflect the wide spectrum of topics, research and practice in the field of circuits and systems, and offer an international forum for exchanging ideas and results. There will also be tutorials, special sessions and keynote talks by prominent experts on current topics in microsystems research. This year’s edition is oriented towards IoT and smart low-power devices. For detailed information on proposal and paper submission procedures, please refer to the conference website:

Deadline for full paper submission: 17 February, 2018
Deadline for tutorial and special session proposals: 17 February, 2018
Notification of acceptance: 23 April, 2018
Submission deadline of final manuscript: 18 May, 2018

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Complete 4-page papers (in standard IEEE double-column conference format) should be submitted in PDF format that is IEEE Xplore compliant. Accepted technical and special session papers will appear in the IEEE Xplore digital library.


RFIC 2018, Philadelphia, PA, USA (June 2018)

The 2018 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC 2018) will be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA, on June 10-12, 2018. For the latest information, please visit:

Electronic Paper Submission/Communication: Technical papers must be submitted via the RFIC 2018 website at Hard copies will not be accepted. Complete information on how and when to submit a paper will be posted on the RFIC 2018 website soon. 

Electronic Submission Deadlines
Technical Paper Summaries in PDF format: 12 January 2018
Final Manuscripts for the Digest and USB: 22 March 2018

All submissions must be made at in pdf form. Hard Copies are not accepted. 


IEEE ISVLSI 2018, Hong Kong (July 2018)

MWSCAS 2018, 
(AUGUST 2018)

The IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) will be held in Windsor, Canada 5-8 August 2018. The general theme of the MWSCAS 2018 is "Cars of 21st Century and Beyond". MWSCAS 2018 will include oral and poster sessions, student paper contest, tutorials given by experts in circuits and systems topics, and special sessions.

Important Dates:

  • Submission of Regular Papers: 15 April 2018
  • Special Session Proposals: 15 April 2018
  • M.Sc./Ph.D. Papers, Demo and Tutorial Proposals: 15 April 2018
  • Notification of Special Session Proposal Acceptance: 21 April 2018
  • Submission of Special Session Papers: 31 April 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: 30 May 2018
  • Final Submission: 15 June 2018

Prospective authors are invited to submit a full paper (4 pages) describing original work. Only electronic submissions will be accepted through the online submission system.


The Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI will be held on July 9-11, 2018, in Hong Kong. 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. ISVLSI 2018 highlights a special theme of Internet-of-Things. 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.

Paper Submission Deadline: February 2, 2018
Acceptance Notification: April 2, 2018
Submission of Final Version: May 12, 2018
Special Session Proposal Deadline: February 23, 2018

Conference website:


LASCAS 2019, Armenia, Columbia (February 2019)

LASCAS is the Flagship Conference of IEEE's Circuits and Systems Society in Latin America. Since its inception and first edition in 2010, LASCAS aims at presenting a high-quality forum for researchers and graduate students to present the advances of their work, amidst an international audience with experts from all over the world.

This 9th edition will take place in the port of Puerto Vallarta, a quaint city with many an interesting anecdote to tell, a gamut of restaurants to choose from, and spectacular views and breath-taking sunsets on the Pacific horizon. 

Important Dates:

  • Tutorial proposals: October 6, 2017
  • Special Session Proposal: October 6, 2017
  • Paper Submission: October 20, 2017 NOW November 3, 2017
  • Notification of acceptace: November 21, 2017 NOW December 1st, 2017
  • Camera-ready: December 20, 2017