IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter | Volume 13 | Issue 3 | June 2019 | CURRENT/PAST ISSUES


IEEE ISCAS 2020, Seville, Spain, May 17-20, 2020

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 2020 will be driven by the theme Deploying CASS Knowledge towards Society Grand Challenges 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 & 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

ISOCC 2019, Jeju, South Korea (October 2019)

ISOCC has established a long tradition as an annual conference providing the premier SoC design forum for worldwide researchers from academia and industries. ISOCC 2019 welcomes technical papers in the field of semiconductor circuits and systems presenting new advanced concept and developments in analog and digital circuit and system design, theory, simulation, modeling, experimental implementations and experiences, and emerging technologies in the system-on-a-chip area. ISOCC 2019 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE CAS Society. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. 

Important Dates:

  • Submission of Regular Session Full Papers: June 2, 2019 
  • Submission of Special Session and Tutorial Proposals: June 2, 2019 
  • Notification of Acceptance of Special Session and Tutorial Proposal: June 17, 2019 
  • Submission of Special Session Full Papers: July 1, 2019 • Notification of Acceptance: August 17, 2019
  • Author & Early Registration: August 30, 2019
  • Submission of Final Papers (for all accepted papers): September 10, 2019
  • On-site Registration: October 6-8, 2019


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

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

Important Dates:

  • Special Session proposals: Sep 30, 2019
  • Papers submission: Oct 20, 2019
  • Live Demo proposals: Nov 9, 2019
  • Tutorial proposals: Dec 9, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: Dec 29, 2019
  • Final submission deadline: Jan 28, 2020

Symposium Website:

BioCAS 2019, Nara, Japan (Oct 2019)

BioCAS 2019 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. This conference brings together members of our communities to broaden their knowledge in emerging areas of research at the interface of the life sciences and the circuits and systems engineering. 

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

Important Dates:

  • Monday, April 22, 2019: Special Session Proposal Deadline
  • Monday, June 24, 2019: Regular Paper Submission Deadline
  • Monday, July 15, 2019: Live Demo Submission Deadline
  • Monday, August 12, 2019: Author Notification Date
  • Sunday, September 15, 2019: Final Paper Submission Deadline


IEEE ICECS 2019, the flagship conference for the Region 8 of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, will be held in Genova, Italy from November 27 to 29, 2019. 

The conference will include oral and poster sessions, tutorials given by experts on state-of-the-art topics, and special sessions, with the aim of complementing the regular program with emerging topics of particular interest to the circuits and systems community. IEEE ICECS 2019 will also involve keynotes as an opportunity to learn from experts sharing their experience and knowledge. Special activities for young professionals and women in circuits and systems will be also presented at the conference.


Special session deadline: May 31
Tutorial deadline: June 30
Submission deadline: June 30
Notification of acceptance: Sept. 10

See conference website for details. 


VLSI-SoC 2019, Cusco, Peru (Oct 2019)

VLSI-SoC 2019 is the 27th in a series of international conferences sponsored by IFIP TC 10 Working Group 10.5, IEEE CEDA, IEEE CASS, and ACM SIGDA which explores the state-of-the-art in the areas that surround Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) and System-on-Chip (SoC). Previous conferences have taken place in Edinburgh, Trondheim, Tokyo, Vancouver, Munich, Grenoble, Gramado, Lisbon, Montpellier, Darmstadt, Perth, Nice, Atlanta, Rhodes, Florianópolis, Madrid, Hong Kong, Santa Cruz, Istanbul, Playa del Carmen, Daejeon, Tallinn, Abu Dhabi, and Verona. The purpose of VLSI-SoC is to provide a forum to exchange ideas and showcase research as well industrial results in EDA, design methodology, test, design, verification, devices, process, systems issues and application domains of VLSI and SoC.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

  • Analog, mixed-signal, and sensor architectures
  • 3-D Integration
  • Physical Design
  • SoC Design for variability, reliability, fault tolerance and test
  • New devices, MEMS, and Microsystems
  • Digital Signal Processing and Image Processing SoC Design
  • Prototyping, validation, verification, modeling, and simulation
  • Embedded Systems and Processors, Hardware/Software Codesign
  • Processor architectures and multicore SoCs
  • Logic and high-level synthesis
  • Low-power and thermal-aware design
  • Reconfigurable SoC systems for energy and reliability
  • Dependable SoCs
  • SoC in the Dark Silicon Era
  • Green computing systems
  • Low energy secure systems
  • Circuits and systems for microsensing applications

Paper Submission:

Papers should present original research and industrial results not published or submitted for publication in other forums. Electronic submission in PDF format to the VLSI-SOC 2019 website is required. The proceedings will be published by IEEE and will be made available through IEEE Xplore. A selection of the conference best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to be included as chapters of a book to be published by Springer.

Key Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: 2 May 2019
  • Special Session Proposal: 9 May 2019 (extended and final deadline)
  • Paper Submission: 2 May 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: 25 June 2019
  • Camera-ready: 10 July 2019

See the conference webpage for details.

APCCAS/PrimeAsia 2019, Bangkok, Thailand (Nov 2019)

The APCCAS is a major international forum established by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for researchers, scientists, educators, students and engineers to exchange their latest findings in circuits and systems. IEEE APCCAS 2019, the 15th of the annual Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, will be held in Bangkok, Thailand during November 11-14,  2019.

The IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia) is an initiative of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CAS) for engaging students. It aims to provide opportunity for postgraduate students (Masters and PhD) to present their research work and to interact with scientists and engineers in the research community and industry. PrimeAsia 2019 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand during November 11-14,  2019. The papers will be presented by postgraduate students. Experienced people from academia and industry are warmly invited to attend, in order to create a stimulating environment for favoring exchange of knowledge and mentoring of young researchers.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 30, 2019

Conference websites: and

LASCAS 2020, San José, Costa Rica (February 2020)

LASCAS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in Latin America. Since its first edition in 2010, LASCAS provides a high-quality exchange and networking forum for researchers, professionals, and students, gathering an international audience with experts from all over the world. This event is a space where the CAS community can present new concepts and innovative approaches, learn about new trends and solutions, and receive feedback from specialists in diverse fields.

The 11th edition will take place in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. The city is located in the central region of the country, a strategic place nearby the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), where major government institutions, public universities, and industry converge in a metropolitan area with over two million people. The west urban area of San José hosts a vibrant business environment, encompassing the operation of more than 200 high-tech companies in fields such as electronics, software, and biomedical applications.

Important Dates:

  • Special session proposal: September 12, 2019.
  • Paper submission: September 12, 2019.
  • Notification of acceptance: November 7, 2019.
  • Camera-ready papers: November 21, 2019.November 21, 2019.

Conference website: