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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, as well as, emerging technologies and applications. Open-source tools and methods for 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.

SMACD is technically co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CEDA and IEEE CASS. The conference proceedings will be published in IEEExplore.

Plenary talks

Giovanni De MicheliSynthesis for evolving computing platforms.
Giovanni De Micheli
EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

Paper Publication

SMACD 2023 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CASS and IEEE CEDA. The conference proceedings will be included in IEEExplore.

Special Issue

We have the pleasure to inform you that the top-ranked papers will be invited to submit an extended manuscript for a Special Issue of AEÜ - International Journal of Electronics and Communications Integration.

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


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