IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter | Volume 14 | Issue 6 | December 2020 | CURRENT/PAST ISSUES


IEEE ISCAS 2021, Daegu, Korea, May 23-26, 2021


The IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society and the world’s premiere networking forum for researchers in the highly active fields of theory, design and implementation of circuits and systems. This is accomplished through technical conference sessions, poster sessions, live demonstration sessions, and publication of conference papers. ISCAS 2021 will be driven by the theme “Smart Technology for an Intelligent Society” aiming to emphasize the potential of the CAS Society to find multidisciplinary solutions for the societal and engineering challenges of our times.

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

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Smart Systems for Automotive
  • Cognitive Computing and Deep Learning
  • Personalized Healthcare Systems
  • Brain: Innovation NeuroTechnologies
  • Internet of Things
  • Big Data Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Sustainable Computing and Systems
  • Energy-aware Systems and Services
  • 5G and Multi-Gigabit Optoelectronics Comm

by collecting contributions in all areas of Circuits and Systems, including but not limited to the following topics:

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

Selected ISCAS2021 papers will be invited for possible publication either in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – Part I, in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – Part II, or in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.

Important Dates:

  • Special Session proposals: Oct 5, 2020
  • Regular papers submission: Oct 23, 2020
  • Live Demo proposals: Oct 23, 2020
  • CAS Trans papers: Nov 16, 2020
  • Special Session Papers submission: Nov 17, 2020
  • Tutorial proposals: Dec 7, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance for tutorials: Jan 11, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: Jan 15, 2021
  • Final submission deadline: Feb 5, 2021

Symposium Website:

ASP-DAC 2021, Virtual (January 2021)

Considering the continued Covid-19 pandemic situation, ASP-DAC 2021 Organizing Committee decided to host ASP-DAC 2021 as a fully virtual conference, from Jan 18-21, 2021. The conference website is

VLSID 2021, Virtual (February 2021)

The VLSI Design Conference is sponsored by VLSI Society of India (VSI). This Conference started as a simple idea in 1985, to sense the level of VLSI activities in India with a focus on engineering education & research. Over the years, the conference has grown equilaterally with a VLSI community that includes the likes of Multinational Industries, Academic contributors and Government bodies around the globe. With its global footprints VLSID is recognized as a 'Sister Conference' of Design Automation Conference. See website for details.

LASCAS 2021, Arequipa, Peru (February 2021)


LASCAS is the international symposium and flagship event of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in Latin America. Its twelfth edition will take place in Arequipa, Peru. Arequipa is located in South Peru and it is about 1 h by flight from Lima. Arequipa has a wonderful landscape and there are numerous points of interest in the Arequipa region. The Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States, is situated in the province of Caylloma. The Cotahuasi Canyon is in the La Union Province. Colca Valley provides incredible closeup views of majestic Andean condors soaring in their natural habitat. Cotahuasi, at 3,535 metres, is thought to be the deepest canyon in the world. To the north near Andaguas lies the Valley of Volcanoes. Arequipa is also about 300 km from Titicaca Lake. The Monasterio of Santa Catalina is colonial building stands out among the crowded field of beautiful colonial architecture in Peru.

The symposium will cover technical novelties and tutorial overviews on circuits and systems topics including but not limited to:

  • Analog and Digital Circuits
  • Mixed-Mode Circuits
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Communication/RF Circuits
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Electronic Design Automation
  • VLSI Systems and Applications
  • FPGA Design and Applications
  • Circuit Testing
  • Fault Tolerant Circuits
  • Circuits and Systems for Space and Nuclear Applications

Proceedings will be published by IEEE and will be available at IEEEXplore. Best Papers will be invited to a special edition of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I).

Special Session Proposal: September 1, 2020
Paper Submission: September 1, 2020
Tutorial Submission: September 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance: October 25, 2020
Camera-ready: November 10, 2020

General Chair: Carlos Silva Cardenas, PUCPeru
Program Chairs: François Rivet, University of Bordeaux, France, and Fernando Silveira, Udelar, Montevideo, Uruguay
Special Session Chair: Maciej Ogorzalek, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Conference website:

AICAS 2021, Virtual (March 2021)

The AICAS 2021 organizing committee invites proposals for special sessions. The special sessions will complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest at specific or cross levels-of-abstraction, including algorithms, systems, microarchitectures, circuits, and technologies, particularly promising in solving the current challenges of artificial intelligence in circuits and systems. A special session is expected to have a minimum of three, up to six speakers, including the organizers, who provides an overview of the topic area. Prospective organizers of special sessions should submit proposals to the special session chairs indicating: title and abstract of the session, organizers, a list of topics (please provide a list of all talks, speakers and their short biographies, co-authors, the contact information of the corresponding author, and an abstract of each contribution). See website for details.

ISQED 2021, Santa Clara, USA (April 2021)

The 22nd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'21) is the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary Electronic Design conference—bridges the gap among Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology,packaging, assembly & test to achieve total design quality. Current and all past ISQED events have been held with the technical sponsorship of IEEE CASS, IEEE EDS, and IEEE Reliability Society. See website for details.

ICME 2021, Shenzhen, China (July 2021)

The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) has been the flagship multimedia conference sponsored by four IEEE societies since 2000. ICME aims at promoting the exchange of the latest advances in multimedia technologies, systems, and applications from both the research and development perspectives. ICME attracts well over 1000 submissions each year, serving as the prime forum for the dissemination of knowledge in the multimedia field.

ICME 2021 will take place on 5-9 July 2021, Shenzhen, China. ICME 2021 will convene leading researchers and practitioners to share the latest developments and advances in the discipline. The conference will showcase high quality oral and poster presentations, as well as relevant Workshops sponsored by IEEE societies. An exposition of multimedia products, animations, and industries will be also held in conjunction with the conference. Additionally, exceptional papers and contributors will be selected and recognized with prestigious awards.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence for Multimedia
  • 3D multimedia, AR/VR, and Immersive Media
  • Emerging Multimedia Applications and Technologies
  • Image/Video Processing
  • Multimedia Analysis and Understanding  
  • Multimedia Communications, Networking, and Mobility
  • Multimedia Databases and Data Mining
  • Multimedia for Society and Health
  • Multimedia Interaction
  • Multimedia Quality Assessment and Metrics
  • Multimedia Security, Privacy, and Forensics
  • Multimedia Software, Hardware, and Application Systems
  • Multimedia Standards, Trends, and Related Research
  • Multi-modal Media Computing and Human-Machine Interaction
  • Social Media Analysis and Applications
  • Speech/Audio Processing

Paper Submission Deadlines

  • Regular Paper Submission (including special sessions) - 29 November 2020
  • Submission of Papers to Workshops and Other Tracks - 13 March 2021
  • Industry/Application Track Paper Submission - 22 March 2021

Proposal Submission Deadlines

  • Special Session Proposals - 1 November 2020
  • Panel Proposals - 1 November 2020
  • Grand Challenge Proposals - 1 November 2020
  • Workshop Proposals - 1 November 2020
  • Tutorial Proposals - 1 November 2020
  • Open Source Competition - 1 March 2021
  • Demo Proposals - 2 April 2021
  • Industry Expo Proposals - 1 May 2021


SMACD/PRIME 2021, Virtual (July 2021)

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our pleasure to send you the call for papers of the 2021 edition of the SMACD - International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods, and Applications to Circuit Design as well as the call for papers of the PRIME 2021 16th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics.

The International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD) was originally planned in Erfurt, Germany, but will be held virtually, as a forum devoted to modeling, simulation, and synthesis for Analog, Mixed-signal, RF (AMS/RF) and multi-domain (nanoelectronics, biological, MEMS, optoelectronics, etc.) integrated circuits and systems. Experiences with modeling, simulation, and synthesis techniques including machine-learning and artificial intelligence in diverse application areas are also welcomed. Objective technologies include CMOS, beyond CMOS, and More-than-Moore such as MEMS, power devices, sensors, passives, etc. SMACD 2021 is Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CEDA, and IEEE CAS. The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore. 

PRIME has been established over the recent years as an important conference where Ph.D. students and post-docs with less than one-year of post-PhD experience can present their research results and network with experts from industry, academia, and research. PRIME 2021 will feature a conference program reflecting the wide spectrum of research topics in Microelectronics and Electronics, building bridges between various research fields. In addition to the technical sessions, opportunities for the conference attendees will be the keynote talks, workshops, social events, and conference proceedings will be submitted for IEEE Xplorer. PRIME 2021 is seeking original papers in the areas given on the Call for Papers.

See website for details.