For reasons of safety we have decided to organize the SMACD and PRIME Conferences 2021 as an online event. This was not an easy decision. However, it gives us greater planning security and the certainty that the conference will take place in any case. This way the authors, speakers, exhibitors and all guests will get to keep their trusted platform for exchange and networking on current topics again 2021.

We look forward having you join us virtually!

We cordially invite you to join us for the virtual SMACD and PRIME 2021 conference from July 19th until July 22nd, 2021.

Call For Papers

The 2021 edition of the International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD) was originally planned in Erfurt, Germany, but will be held virtually, as 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. Experiences with modeling, simulation and synthesis techniques including machine-learning and artificial intelligence 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 2021 is Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CEDA and IEEE CAS. The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore.

SMACD 2021 will be co-located with the Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME 2021).

Important Dates

7th March 2021
Paper Submission Deadline
20th March 2020
Extended Paper Submission Deadline
18th April 2021
Author Notification
30th April 2021
Author Notification
15th May 2021
Camera Ready Paper Submission
22nd May 2021
Camera Ready Paper Submission
15th May 2021
Early Registration Deadline
22nd May 2021
Early Registration Deadline
Call for Papers

Areas of Interest

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 (fluidic, bio, chemical, optical, mechanical)
  • EMC & analog signal integrity
  • RF/microwave/mm-wave modeling
  • Linear and non-linear model order reduction
  • Circuit & system theory and application
  • Automated model generation

Simulation, verification and test

  • Behavioral simulation
  • Numerical and symbolic simulation methods
  • Simulation and estimation methods of variability and yield
  • Analysis of reliability effects (aging, electromigration, stress...)
  • High-frequency simulation techniques
  • Multilevel simulation techniques
  • Multi-domain simulation
  • Formal and functional verification
  • Functional safety
  • ESD


  • Multilevel design methodologies
  • Synthesis methods of multi-domain circuit and systems
  • Physical synthesis
  • High-frequency circuit and system design
  • Low-power and energy-aware design techniques
  • Parasitic-aware synthesis
  • Variability-aware & reliability-aware design
  • Performance monitors & self-healing techniques
  • Test and design-for-test methods
  • Optimization methods applied to circuit and system design
  • Procedural design automation

Applications of modeling, simulation and synthesis in :

  • Automotive
  • Bio-electronics
  • Security
  • Internet-of-things
  • Communications
  • Renewable systems
  • Energy management
  • Engineering education