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The 14th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD 2017) will be held from the 12th to the 15th of June 2017 in Giardini Naxos - Taormina, Italy at the Atahotel Naxos Beach Congress Centre.

SMACD is a forum devoted to Design Methods and Tools for Analog, Mixed-signal, RF (AMS/RF) and multi-domain (MEMs, nanoelectronic, optoelectronic, biological, etc.) integrated circuits and systems.

SMACD 2017 is Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CEDA and IEEE CAS.

The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore.

Important dates

17th February 2017
Paper Submission Deadline
3rd March 2017
Extended Paper Submission Deadline
1st April 2017
Author Notification
15th April 2017
Author Notification
15th April 2017
Camera Ready Paper Submission
30th April 2017
Camera Ready Paper Submission
15th April 2017
Early Registration Deadline
30th April 2017
Early Registration Deadline

Areas of Interest

SMACD 2017 topics of interest include, but are not limited, to:

  • Compact modeling
  • Performance and behavioral modeling
  • Power and thermal modeling
  • Reliability and variability modeling
  • Multi-domain modeling
  • RF/microwave/mm-wave modeling
  • Modeling languages and applications
  • Linear and non-linear model order reduction
  • Circuit and system theory and applications
  • Fault modeling
Simulation, verification and test
  • Behavioral simulation
  • Numerical simulation methods
  • Symbolic simulation methods
  • Simulation and estimation methods of variability and yield
  • Analysis of reliability effects (aging, electro-migration, stress, etc.)
  • High-frequency simulation techniques
  • Multilevel simulation techniques
  • Multi-domain simulation
  • Formal and functional verification
  • Fault simulation and diagnosis
  • Multilevel design methodologies
  • Synthesis methods of multi-domain circuits and systems
  • Physical synthesis
  • High-frequency circuit and system design
  • Low-power design techniques
  • Parasitic-aware synthesis
  • Variability-aware and reliability-aware design methodologies
  • Performance monitors and self-healing techniques
  • Test and design-for-test methods
  • Fault tolerance
  • Language-based synthesis techniques
  • Optimization methods applied to circuit and system design
Applications of modeling, simulation and synthesis in
  • Automotive
  • Bio-electronics
  • Security
  • Internet-of-Things
  • Communications
  • Renewable systems
  • Energy Management
  • Engineering Education

Special Sessions on:

Modeling, Diagnosis and Control of Photovoltaic systems: recent advances and perspective

The aim of this Special Session is to focus the attention on new methodologies and tools for accurate PV performance characterization, real-time monitoring, numerical methods for the online diagnosis of the PV panels. Improved models for analysing PV field integrated in smart-grid and microgrids with related power processing system as well as newer MPPT algorithms and control approaches, aimed at improving the energy production, are also considered for this special session.

More info on this Special Session are available at this link.

Circuit Design and Analysis Techniques for Emerging Computing Systems

This Special Session focuses on recent theoretical, computational and experimental approaches on designing and analysing emerging computing circuits. Both conventional and alternative post-CMOS computing paradigms as well as new approaches for their analysis will be discussed in this session. Prominent solutions proposed to overcome the challenges facing the post-CMOS technologies are also included.

More info on this Special Session are available at this link.

Reliability of electronic devices and circuits

The aim of this Special Session is to bring together new research contributions dealing with variability/aging evaluation, modelling and mitigation, spanning from the device technology up to the system level.

More info on this Special Session are available at this link.

Modelling and circuit design in Electroporation

This Special Session will be focused on innovative approaches to the modelling of electroporation phenomenon, at both single-cell and multi-cellular levels, with particular attention, but not limited to, circuital, multi-compartment and field models. New technologies, methodologies and tools for the design, synthesis and control of power systems and pulsed electric field generators, as well as innovative solutions for ns and sub-ns pulse generation, and new materials for pulse application and delivery will be also given insight.

More info on this Special Session are available at this link.