| Call for Papers (Closed)
We appreciate your interest in submitting a paper to the 2021 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation, and Test (2021 VLSI-DAT). Herewith forms and information are provided for your preparation of paper submission.
♣ Note : The paper submission system is for paper session only, not for invited speaker. 


♣ Important Dates :  All are based on Taiwan time, which is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (23:59 GMT+8)

Paper Submission Deadline : October 15  October 31, 2020

Notification of Paper Acceptance : December 31, 2020

• Final Paper (IEEE compatible version) Submission Deadline : January 31, 2021

• Author Registration Deadline : February 28, 2021

♣ Original, unpublished papers on all aspects of VLSI Design, Automation and Test are solicited, including but not limited to:






AI applications

Biomedical Circuits

Communication Baseband Designs

CPU, DSP and Multicore Architectures

Analog EDA

3D IC and Interposer-Based IC Test

AI ASIC Architecture

Energy-Harvesting and Power Management Circuits

Digital Circuits and ASICs

Embedded System and Software

Design for Manufacturability

Design-for-Testability and BIST

AI Learning Model (Algorithms)

Sensor and Interface Circuits

Hardware Security and Trust

Multimedia Processing Designs

Design Verification

Memory Test

AI for EDA

Memristive and Neuromorphic Circuits

Low Voltage & Low Power Circuits Design

SOC and NOC Architectures

EDA for Microfluidic Biochips

On-Chip Monitoring

Compiler for AI Chips

RF, Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits

Memory Circuits and

System-in-Package Designs

Electronic System Level Design

RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal Test

Integrated Development Environment for AI

Security Circuits for IoT and AI

Wired and IO Design

Hardware/Software Co-Design

Silicon Debug and Diagnosis

New Service Using AI

Ultra Low-Power Circuits and Systems


Logic and Behavioral Synthesis

SOC and System Level Test


Physical Design and Verification

Yield and Reliability Enhancement


Modeling and Simulation

Test Generation and Compression


Power/Thermal Estimation and Optimization

Test Standards

♣ General Instructions

Prospective authors must submit a self-contained paper with figures and tables electronically through the conference website by October 15 October 31, 2020  (23:59 GMT+8) 

The length of a submitted paper must be 2-4 pages. Any submissions not adhering to the length constraint will be returned immediately without review.

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; please DO NOT reveal your name(s) or affiliation(s) anywhere in the submitted manuscript for the first paper submission.

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

The notices of acceptance will be sent out to authors on December 31, 2020.

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

For an accepted paper to be published in the proceedings, one of its co-author(s) MUST pay the full registration fee by February 28, 2021 23:59 (GMT+8) and attend the symposium to present the paper. Note that each accepted paper shall be accompanied by a different full registration; that is, two full registrations are required for presenting two papers even if the presenter is the same.

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 Xplore database.

   Student Subsidy 
All students are entitled to get a discount of up to 85% on the registration fee.
Financial supports are available for full-time student presenters living outside of Taiwan.
  Special Session Submission
To encourage industry and research institutes to share their experiences on system and product development, 1 or 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 

Three best papers will be selected this year through a rigorous evaluation process, which is conducted by the program committee and session chairs.