2010 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii  June 15-18

Author's Guide

Submission to the Symposia on VLSI Technology
and VLSI Circuits is now closed.

Dear Author(s):
Welcome to the 2010 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 printed in the Digest of Technical Papers as received, without opportunity for further changes.

For the Technology Symposium:

The 2010 Symposium on VLSI Technology welcomes submission of papers on all aspects of VLSI technology. The scope of the symposium is:

- New concepts and breakthroughs in VLSI processes and devices including Memory, Logic, I/O, and I/F (RF/Analog/Mixed-Signal/High-Voltage, Imager, MEMS, etc.)

- Advanced gate stacks and interconnects in VLSI processes and devices

- Advanced lithography and fine-patterning technologies for high-density VLSI

- New functional devices beyond CMOS with a path for VLSI implementation

- Packing of VLSI devices including 3D-system integration

- Process and device modeling of VLSI devices

- Reliability related to the above devices

- Theories and fundamentals related to the above devices

- New concepts and technologies for VLSI manufacturing

For the Circuits Symposium:

The 2010 Symposium on VLSI Circuits will provide the designers of integrated circuits an opportunity to meet and present important new work at an international forum. The three day Symposium will continue the successful format and atmosphere established by the previous meetings, and will have a two day overlap with the 2010 Symposium on VLSI Technology which is being held at the same hotel.

The scope of the Symposium covers all aspects of VLSI circuits, such as:

- Circuit design to address challenges of deeply scaled technologies-e.g. DFM, variability, reliability

- Digital circuit techniques

- Analog and mixed signal circuits such as data converters and amplifiers to address performance, power, technology scaling, and variability

- Complex SOC systems describing new architectures and implementations

- Circuit approaches for clock generation and distribution

- Advances in memory circuits; especially for embedded memories in scaled technologies

- Adaptive power techniques and power management for analog and digital circuits

- Techniques for digitally-assisted analog and analog-assisted digital including digital implementation of previously analog functions

- RF and wireless communications with emphasis on system architecture and implementation

- Circuits for sensors and displays

- Wireline transceiver and I/O design optimized for high bandwidth and low-power spanning from chip-to-chip through long-reach applications

- Fundamentals related to the above, including innovative transistor-level circuit design and circuits for characterizing technology changes and variations

Papers will be considered on the basis of originality, innovation, and advancing the field. Implementation in silicon and measured results will be considered favorably in the ratings, especially when showing the conditions and techniques for significant advances in results. It is understood that papers in new areas are likely to contain less quantitative evaluations than those in more established areas.

*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.

*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.

In order to insure that your paper receives a complete review, it is imperative that you read all the following instructions.

Author's Guide that provides a detailed description of camera-ready paper preparation.

The paper must be in final form, and if accepted, will be published without any modifications.

75 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 75 words. Neither tables nor figures may appear in the abstract.

Once you have read all the above instructions, you MUST create a pdf of your submission by using PDF Express. All submissions MUST be IEEE Explore compliant and the only way to insure this is to use the following link to create a PDF of your submission. Once you have completed this step, only then can you move on to the VLSI Submission site and submit your paper.

IMPORTANT: It is important not to wait till the deadline to create your PDF. Once you submit your file for conversion, you will receive it back from IEEE PDF Express for your approval before you submit to the symposium of your choice. There is always heavy traffic on the PDF Express site around the deadline and it's crucial not to miss the submission deadline because you are waiting for the converted PDF for your approval.

When you log on to PDF Express:

  • To submit to the Technology Symposium, use the Conference ID 2010vlsitx
  • To submit to the Circuits Symposium, use the Conference ID 2010vlsicx.

Before you submit your pdf to for review:

  • Verify that the margins in your paper are sufficient according o the VLSI Symposia authors guide and all fonts in your pdf are embedded through IEEE PDF Express
  • 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

Once you have created a PDF of your submission through the above link, click on the appropriate link below for the Symposium you are submitting to:

Paper Submission Deadline
23:59, January 25, 2010 (PST)

Due to review deadlines, papers received after that date will not be accepted for review.

Copyright Transfer Form
Copyright Transfer Form should be sent to the Secretariat if your paper is accepted. Detailed information will be given in the acceptance letter.

To revise your submissions
To revise an already submitted paper, you should revisit the Technical Paper Submission Form, enter ID/Password, and make your updates. You can revise or confirm your submission as many times as you wish up until the deadline. To cancel your submission, you should inform the Secretariat in writing.

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 2010.

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 at vlsi@vlsisymposium.org (USA) or vlsisymp@ics-inc.co.jp (Japan)

Symposium on VLSI Technology
Ming-Ren Lin - Program Chair Hitoshi Wakabayashi - Program Co-Chair

Symposium on VLSI Circuits
Ajith Amerasekera - Program Chair Makoto Nagata - Program Co-Chair

Author's Guide SymposiaRegistration