| Call for Papers 
We appreciate your interest in submitting a paper to the 2018 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation, and Test (2018 VLSI-DAT). Herewith forms and information are provided for your preparation of paper submission.

♣ Important Dates

(Note: All are based on Taiwan time, which is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).)

Paper Submission Deadline : Oct. 13, 2017

• Notification of Acceptance : Dec. 29, 2017

• Final Paper (IEEE compatible version) Submission Deadline : Jan. 31, 2018

• Author Registration Deadline : Feb. 28, 2018

♣ Original, unpublished papers on all aspects of VLSI Design, Automation and Test are solicited, including but not limited to:




˜RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits

Logic and Architecture Synthesis

Test Generation and Compression

Sensors and Interface Circuits

Physical Design and Verification

Design-for-Testability and BIST

Memory Circuits and Systems

Design for Manufacturability

RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal Test

Biomedical Circuits

Power/Thermal Estimation and Optimization

SOC and System Level Test

Energy-Harvesting and Power Circuits

Design Verification

Silicon Debug and Diagnosis

Ultra Low-Power Circuits and Systems

Modeling and Simulation

3D IC and Interposer-Based IC Test

Digital Circuits and ASIC

Electronic System Level Design

Yield and Reliability Enhancement

Multimedia Processing Design

Hardware-Software Co-Design

On-Chip Monitoring

SoC and NoC Architectures

Machine learning for EDA

Adaptive Test

CPU, DSP and Multicore Architectures

EDA for Microfluidic Biochip

Test Standards

System-in-Package Design

Synthesis for Analog Circuits

Test Data Mining

Communication, Security and Safety Design


Memory Test

Embedded System Software



Design Using Novel Technologies



♣ General Instructions

Prospective authors must submit a self-contained paper with figures and tables electronically through the conference website by October 13, 2017 23:59 (GMT +0800) 

The paper can be up to 4 pages. Any submission exceeding 4 pages in length will be returned immediately without review; submissions lacking necessary details will have a low chance of acceptance.

In addition to the paper and camera-ready manuscript , the submission should be included with a 80~100 Word ABSTRACT, which will be published in the advance and final program if the paper is accepted.

VLSI-DAT adopts the DOUBLE BLIND REVIEW process; therefore, DO NOT reveal your name(s) or affiliation(s) anywhere in the submitted manuscript for the first paper submission.

Please review the information on IEEE Intellectual Property Rights before submitting your abstract/paper at http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/rights/index.html

The notices of acceptance will be sent out to authors on December 29, 2017.

Any changes on title and author list or withdraw after acceptance must be approved by Technical Program Co-Chairs.

Each accepted paper must be presented by one of its co-author(s) at the symposium to warrant its publication in the proceedings and required to complete the full registration and payment for the symposium before February 28, 2018 23:59 (GMT+0800) .

Presentation of accepted papers at the Symposium must be in English and will be limited to 18 minutes with an additional 2 minutes for Q&A. The final manuscript of all accepted papers will be published as submitted in the proceedings.

No-show papers will not be included in the symposium proceedings and will not be submitted to the IEEE Xplorer database.

  Student Subsidy 
Financial support for attending VLSI-DAT 2018 is available for full-time student presenters living outside of Taiwan, and up to 85% discount for all students in registration fee.
Special Session Submission
To encourage industry and research institutes to share their experiences on system and product development, 2-page papers on system prototyping and product development are solicited. Submission to this special session should specifically select the paper category of System Prototyping / Product Development to be reviewed separately from the regular submissions.
  Best paper Award 
The two best papers will be selected this year through rigorous evaluation process participated by program committee and session chairs.