Submit Your Paper

Dear Author(s):

Welcome to the 2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology & 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.

Author notices have been sent via Ex Ordo to corresponding authors only on March 31st, 2020. If you are the corresponding author, and have not received your email, please contact Tracy Holle at t.holle@ieee.org with your submission number for further assistance.  Reviewer comments will not be provided.

Before Submitting Your Paper

Please read the Pre-publication Policy for the Symposia.

Before you submit your paper, it is important to read all the information under each of the 5 tabs listed under “Before Submitting Your Paper”. After reading the instructions on each of the tabs below (Online Submission, Submission Preparation, Important Notice, Scope), click on the Online Submission tab for the links to submit the source file of your paper.

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

Online Paper Submission

Once you are ready to submit your source file to the submission site, click on the appropriate link to the Symposium you are submitting to.

  • Verify that your submission is 2 pages according to the Author’s Guide. Any other page length will be grounds for automatic withdrawal.
  • Verify that the margins in your paper are sufficient according to the Author’s Guide.
  • Check that the font size of the main text in your paper is no less than 10pt and that your paper meets all other font size specifications in the authors guide.
  • Be aware that if your paper is published prior to the Symposia, it will be withdrawn from the Symposia.
  • Make sure you have approval of your affiliation to submit and present your paper at the Symposia.

Preparing Your Submission

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, pre-Symposium publicity and the final program. The brief abstract should be entered on the title page in the submission site. You must enter plain text only, and you may not exceed 150 words. Neither tables nor figures may appear in the abstract.
Paper Format
You will then upload your 2-page paper in PDF format to the submission site (Ex Ordo) after running it through PDF eXpress (please see further instructions on the right sidebar). Please be aware that PDF eXpress IS NOT the submission site, and the submission site CANNOT convert file formats. Submitting a paper for review is a two-step process.
The deadline for paper submissions is February 10, 2020 23:59 PST.

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. When preparing the final pages, please follow carefully the instructions in the Author 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 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 Committees decision around the end of March 2020.

Copyright Transfer Form

Copyright Transfer Form will be collected electronically through the IEEE eCF link after author acceptance notices go out. We thank you for your interest in the Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Office. (North America and EU) or (Japan and Asia).

Symposium on VLSI Technology

Tomas Palacios, Chorng-Ping Chang

Program Chair Program Co-Chair

Symposium on VLSI Circuits

Brian Ginsburg, Ken Chang

Program Chair Program Co-chair

The deadline for paper submissions is February 10, 2020, 23:59 PST.

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

VLSI 2020 Call for Papers

The deadline for Late News paper submissions is TBD.

To Submit or Revise Your Submissions

Before submitting your paper for consideration, or if you wish to revise an already submitted paper, you will first need to submit your source file to PDF eXpress to ensure the formatting is Xplore compliant. Once you have created your IEEE Xplore compliant pdf, you may then submit (or re-submit) your paper for review. Please note that PDF eXpress IS NOT a submission site.

You may revise and resubmit your work as many times as you wish until the deadline on February 10th, 2020. To withdraw your submission after the site closes, or if you have questions related to the submission process, email Tracy Holle at t.holle@ieee.org.

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.

Best Demo Paper Award

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

View Best Demo Paper Award Winners

Recent Developments

The technical content of press releases regarding accepted papers issued before 7:00 PM PDT June 14, 2020 must be limited to information included in the Symposia Advance Program or the Symposia Press Kit. After 7:00 pm PDT, June 14, 2020, press releases on the technical content of the full accepted papers are allowed.

Preparing for the Symposia

Accepted Authors Instructions
Download Speaker’s Information Guide
Download Presentation Guidelines for Powerpoint

Circuits Speakers Only
Speaker’s Reply Form

Author Guide

IEEE PDF Express Instructions

IEEE PDF Express Instructions Please use these instructions to access PDF eXpress before submitting your paper for review.