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Welcome to the 2019 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits. We appreciate your interest in submitting a paper to the Symposium. On this page, you will find all the necessary information and forms for the preparation of your submitted paper. The accepted papers will be included in the Digest of Technical Papers as received, without opportunity for further changes.
Symposium on VLSI Circuits encourages the paper submissions regarding “Innovative System Directions” described in the call for papers. See “Details on Innovative System Directions” page.

Before Submitting Your Paper

Please read the Pre-publication Policy for the Symposia.
Authors may contact the Program Chairs for assistance with disclosure issues.

Online Submission

*All papers to be submitted to 2019 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits should be validated by IEEE PDF eXpress before submission.
Please refer to “IEEE PDF eXpress® Plus Instruction” can be downloaded from the side menu.

The deadline for 2019 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits submissions is January 28, 2019, 23:59 JST (2:59 P.M. GMT / 6:59 A.M. PST).

*You may confirm or replace your paper (including all information registered on Paper Submission Form) on-line at any time up until the submission deadline, 23:59 JST (2:59 P.M. GMT / 6:59 A.M. PST) January 28, 2019, using the Login ID, Login Password and Event ID that will be automatically generated and emailed to you once the submission process is complete.

Before you submit your paper, it is important to read all the information under each of the 4 tabs listed under “Important Notice to All Authors”. The tabs are: Submission Preparation / Important Notice / Notifications / Scope.

*** Important Notice to All Authors ***

All submissions MUST be 2 pages long. Any other page length will be grounds for automatic withdrawal.

The Scopes of the Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, including Joint Focus Sessions, are described in the Calls for Papers.

The deadline for 2019 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits submissions is January 28, 2019, 23:59 JST (2:59 P.M. GMT / 6:59 A.M. PST).

*You may confirm or replace your paper (including all information registered on Paper Submission Form) on-line at any time up until the submission deadline, 23:59 JST (2:59 P.M. GMT / 6:59 A.M. PST) January 28, 2019, using the Login ID, Login Password and Event ID that will be automatically generated and emailed to you once the submission process is complete.

Symposia Demo Session

The Symposia Demo session will be held during the Joint Technology and Circuits Reception on Monday. At the demo session the authors of the selected papers will showcase some of the most exciting recent innovations in the field.
Those who wish to submit their paper(s) to Demo Session, please answer “Yes” to the question in “5. Questionnaires” at the time of Online Submission.
The organizer will choose the appropriate one in the accepted papers and send an invitation to the Demo session.

Below is the link to the Author’s Guide that provides a detailed description for paper preparation for submission. PDF of Author’s Guide Word Document of Author Guide The paper must be in final form, and if accepted, will be published without any modifications.

150 Word Abstract

The abstract is a brief synopsis of your paper. It will be used by the Symposium Technical Program Committee in press releases and pre- Symposium publicity. The abstract should be typed in the Technical Paper Submission Form directly. You must enter plain ASCII text only, and you may not exceed 150 words. Neither tables nor figures may appear in the abstract.

 Important Notice

Papers will be considered on the basis of originality, innovation, and advancing the field. Prototype implementation and measured results will be considered favorably in the ratings. *Your complete paper must occupy no more than two pages including illustrations. Submitted papers, which exceed this length, will not be accepted for review. Each page can contain about 700 words and two illustrations (assuming each illustration is two- column format). A page could contain as many as six illustrations if they are sized accordingly. When preparing the final pages, please follow carefully the instructions in the Author’s Guide. Please avoid the use of special Asian fonts in the main body text, figures, charts, and tables in the paper submission. The authors can use the first page for text and the second page for pictures. *You must have approval from your organization before submitting your paper to the VLSI Symposia. The VLSI Symposia views as an unprofessional practice the withdrawal of a paper once it has been submitted by the author, accepted by the Program Committee, and widely announced in the Advance Program. Withdrawal of a paper or failure to present a paper at the Symposia after the Advance Program is distributed jeopardizes both the Symposia credibility and the author’s professional reputation.

 Notification of Review Result

If accepted for presentation, the content of the paper must not be announced or published prior to the Symposia. The Technical Program Committee will review all submitted papers and authors will receive notification of the Committee’s decision around the end of March 2019.

Copyright Transfer Form

Copyright Transfer Form must be submitted to the VLSI secretariat, once your paper is accepted. Detailed information will be given in the acceptance letter. We thank you for your interest in the Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Office. (Japan and Asia) or (North America and EU). Contact information for both Secretariats are at the bottom of this screen.

Symposium on VLSI Technology

Shinya Yamakawa : Program Chair
Tomas Palacios : Program Co-Chair

Symposium on VLSI Circuits

Ken Takeuchi : Program Chair
Brian Ginsburg : Program Co-Chair

Best Student Paper Award

The VLSI Symposia has established a Best Student Paper Award to encourage the research of student project which will lead the next generation.

BSPA Application Form

View Requirements for Best Student Paper Award and Former Award Winners

Best Demo Paper Award

The VLSI Symposia has established a Best Demo Paper Award.

View Former Best Demo Paper Award Winners

Preparing for the Symposia


Upon acceptance of the paper, authors will be asked to complete a Copyright Transfer Form and submit it to the Secretariat by April 15, 2019. Forms will be available later.