SMACD 2023: 3 to 5 July, Funchal - Madeira Island, Portugal

The 2023 edition of the International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods, and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD) will be held from 3 to 5 July. It will take place at VidaMar Resort Hotel, a stunning location on Madeira island in Portugal.

SMACD is a forum devoted to modeling, simulation, and synthesis for Analog, Mixed-signal, RF (AMS/RF), and multi-domain (nanoelectronics, biological, MEMS, optoelectronics, etc.) integrated circuits and systems. Open-source tools and methods for AMS/RF and multi-domain IC design and experiences with modeling, simulation, and synthesis techniques in diverse application areas are also welcomed. Objective technologies include CMOS, beyond CMOS, and More-than-Moore such as MEMs, power devices, sensors, passives, etc.

Areas of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

CAD and EDA Methodologies and Tools for AMS Systems (CAD/EDA)

Synthesis, Sizing and Optimization

  • Multi-level Synthesis Methods
  • Physical Synthesis Methods
  • High-frequency Circuits and Systems Design
  • Low-Power and Energy-Aware Design
  • Parasitic-Aware Design
  • Variability-aware & Reliability-Aware Design
  • Sizing and Optimization Methods
  • Procedural Design Methods


  • Performance Modeling
  • Behavioral Modeling
  • Power and Electro-thermal Modeling
  • Reliability and Variability Modeling
  • RF/microwave/mm-wave Modeling
  • Model Order Reduction
  • Modeling for Signal Integrity / Power Integrity
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility and Signal Integrity
  • Electromagnetic Theory and Modeling
  • Transmission Line Theory and Modeling
  • Automated Model Generation

Simulation, Verification and Test

  • Behavioral Simulation
  • Numerical and Symbolic Simulation Methods
  • RF Circuit Simulation Methods
  • Electromagnetic Simulation Methods
  • Multilevel Simulation Techniques
  • Analysis of Variability Effects
  • Simulation for Signal Integrity/Power Integrity
  • Formal and Functional Verification
  • Functional Safety
  • Test and Design-for-Test Techniques

emerging technologies and applications (ETA)

CAD for/using Emerging Technologies

  • CAD for Bio-Electronic Devices, Bio-Sensors
  • CAD for Multi-Domain Devices and Circuits
  • CAD for Nanophotonics and Optical Devices / Interconnects
  • CAD using AI and ML Algorithms
  • CAD using Cloud Computing
  • AMS CAS Soft and Hard IP Blocks Generating Methodologies

Emerging Devices and Paradigms

  • Emerging Device Modeling (Steep-Slope, TFET, NCFET, PTM, Memristor)
  • Design Strategies using Emerging Devices
  • Emerging Devices in Security
  • Devices, Hardware and Methods for Bio-Inspired and Neuromorphic Computing

Hardware Security

  • Hardware Security primitives (PUFs, RNGs, ...)
  • Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Anticounterfeiting
  • Methods, Architectures and Tools for Secure Design

AMS ICs and Multi-Domain Design Applications (DES)

Design Applications

  • Internet of Everything
  • Automotive Systems
  • Biomedical and Bio-inspired CAS
  • Low-Power Low Voltage CAS
  • Sensors and Sensing Systems
  • Security Systems
  • Aerospace Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Important Dates

Feb 2023 (TBA)
Paper Submission Deadline
Feb/Mar 2023 (TBA)
Author Notification
Mar 2023 (TBA)
Camera Ready Paper Submission

Additional information will be available soon!


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