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SMACD 2016 and PRIME 2016 Registration

The registration is now open. The full registration covers the publication of 2 papers, access to PRIME and SMACD conference first day tutorials/workshops, technical sessions, proceedings of both conferences and Company Fair, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome reception and conference dinner. The Workshop/Tutorials registration only includes admission to the workshop/tutorials on 27th June 2016 along with coffee and lunch.

SMACD 2016 and PRIME 2016 Special Issue

The top ranked papers in both conferences PRIME and SMACD 2016 will be invited to submit extended versions for a Special Issue of Integration, The VLSI Journal (Elsevier).

SMACD 2016 and PRIME 2016 Panels

Panel sessions will be organized during the conference with the participation of speakers from both academia and industry, and from design and EDA communities.

SMACD 2016 Paper Submissions

The SMACD 2016 Conference will accept only electronic submission of the paper(s) in PDF format. The maximum number of pages that will be accepted is 4, including all figures, tables, and references. Authors should prepare the manuscript according to the IEEE double column conference paper template style.

SMACD 2016 and PRIME 2016 Plenary Speakers

Prof. Geoges Gielen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Maysam Ghovanloo
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Pui-In Mak
University of Macau, China

SMACD 2016 and PRIME 2016 Paper Publication

The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CAS and IEEE CEDA. The accepted papers will be published at IEEExplore.

SMACD 2016 Best Paper Awards

This year we will have 3 Paper Awards (Best Paper, Runner-up Best Paper and a Honorable Mention) as a recognition not only for the best contributions but also for the best presentations.

SMACD 2016 EDA Competition

Following the last 2 editions, SMACD 2016 will also have an EDA Competition. The candidates must submit a 4 pages paper, similar to regular submissions, but will have additional time during the conference to present a live demo. The work will be evaluated by an independent committee. The competition is co-sponsored by IEEE CEDA with a prize award of $1000.


The 13th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD 2016) will be held from the 27th to the 30th of June 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal at the IST Congress Center.

SMACD is a forum devoted to Design Methods and Tools for Analog, Mixed-signal, RF (AMS/RF) and multi-domain (MEMs, nanoelectronic, optoelectronic, biological, etc.) integrated circuits and systems. SMACD 2016 is Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CEDA and IEEE CAS. All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

Important dates

4th March 2016
Paper Submission Deadline
18th March 2016
Extended Paper Submission Deadline
15th April 2016
Author Notification
30th April 2016
Author Notification
30th April 2016
Camera Ready Paper Submission
15th May 2016
Camera Ready Paper Submission
30th April 2016
Early Registration Deadline
15 22nd May 2016
Early Registration Deadline

Areas of Interest

SMACD 2016 topics of interest include, but are not limited, to:

  • Performance modeling
  • Power and thermal modeling
  • Reliability modeling
  • Variability modeling
  • Compact device and circuit modeling
  • Multi-domain modeling (optoelectronics, MEMs, biological, biochemical, etc.)
  • Modeling languages and applications
  • Linear and non-linear model reduction
  • Circuit and system theory and applications
  • Behavioral modeling and simulation
  • Numerical and symbolic simulation methods
  • Distributed and parallel circuit simulation
  • Analysis and simulation techniques for emerging nanoscale devices
  • Analysis of reliability effects: aging, electro-migration, BTI, etc.
  • Simulation and estimation methods of variability and yield
  • Post-CMOS technologies
  • Fault modeling and simulation
  • System-level specification and simulation
  • Novel system-level design flows
  • Innovative design methodologies enabled by behavioral, performance, and/or symbolic modeling techniques
  • Synthesis methods in multi-domain (MEMs, electro-optical, etc.) systems
  • Physical synthesis
  • High-frequency modeling, simulation and design
  • Low-power design techniques
  • Parasitic-aware synthesis
  • Variability-aware and reliability-aware design methodologies
  • Test and design-for-test methods
  • Language-based synthesis techniques
  • Optimization methods applied to circuit and system design: high-level synthesis, structural synthesis, sizing, etc.
  • Emerging electronics