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15-19 September 2008


Submissions to ESSCIRC2008 are solicited describing original contributions in the field of silicon design and implementation. The conference's core themes are set out below. The programme committee also welcomes novel contributions from other related areas.

Analogue Circuits
Analogue circuits including: small signal amplifiers; variable gain amplifiers, power audio amplifiers continuous-time & discrete-time filters; comparators; instrumentation and sensor interfaces, voltage references, LDO regulators, ,DC-DC converters, HV circuits, lighting control.

Data Conversion Circuits and Integrated Systems
Nyquist-rate and oversampled A/D and D/A converters; sample-and-hold-circuits; A/D and D/A converter calibration and error correction circuits.

RF Circuits
RF/IF/baseband circuits including: LNAs; mixers; IF amplifiers; power amplifiers; power detectors; active antennas; modulators; demodulators; VCOs; frequency dividers; frequency synthesisers; PLLs

Wireless and Wireline Communication Circuits
Receivers/transmitters/transceivers for wireless systems, base stations and hand-sets; advanced modulation systems, TV/radio/satellite receivers; Ultrawideband and data links, wireless sensor networks, RFID

Sensors, Imagers, MEMS, Bioelectonic Integration
Sensor subsystems and interfaces, accelerometers, temperature sensing, imaging circuits, MEMs subsystems, RF MEMs, bioelctronics systems, implanted electronic ICs, telemetry

Digital and Memory Circuits
Digital circuit techniques; I/O and interchip communication; reconfigurable digital circuits; clocking; memories; microprocessors

Digital Signal Processing and Arithmetic
DSPs and DSP kernels, signal processing and arithmetic building blocks

Digital, analogue and mixed signal circuits using emerging devices such as multi-gate MOSFETs (Double-Gate MOSFETs; FinFETs, Triple-Gate MOSFETs), nanowires/nanotubes and quantum devices.

Joint ESSCIRC / ESSDERC Sessions:
These sessions will focus on topics where technology and design issues are closely linked and of shared interest. Possible topics include Sensors and Imagers, Integration of IC designs with other technologies and materials, Yield and Reliability related technology developments and Design for Manufacture

ESSCIRC Paper Submission

The 2008 ESSCIRC conference will allow only electronic submission of papers in PDF format. Prospective authors must submit their paper(s) via the conference website.
Papers must be submitted in the final format to be published in the proceedings. They must not exceed four A4 pages with all illustrations and references included. The size of the PDF files submitted must not exceed 2 MBytes. Manuscript guidelines as well as instructions on how to submit electronically will be available here shortly.

Paper submission has now closed.

After selection of the papers for the conference, the authors will be informed of the decision of the Technical Programme Committee by e-mail at the beginning of June 2008. At the same time, the complete programme will be published on the conference website. The working language of the conference is English, which must also be used for all presentations and printed material.

Review Process

Papers submitted for review must clearly state:

The degree to which the paper deals with the above issues is fundamental to a successful review and selection of the paper. The most frequent cause of rejections of submitted papers is a lack of new results. Only work that has not been previously published at the time of the conference will be considered. Submission of a paper for review and subsequent acceptance is considered by the committee as a commitment that the work will not be placed in the public domain prior to the conference.

Edinburgh ESS-Fringe Poster Session

During ESSCIRC/ESSDERC a Fringe Poster Session will be held alongside the main conference and is designed primarily to introduce young engineers, scientists and students to the ESSDERC/CIRC conference series although, in the spirit of the Fringe, anyone who wishes to participate is very welcome. The forum is ideally suited for the submissions of recent progress which may, in some cases, not be ready for a full paper submission. Alternatively, contributions may present some breaking late news, some ideas which participants would like the opportunity to discuss topics or even collaboration opportunities with other participants at the conference. It is expected that the emphasis of fringe submissions will be on the presentation of the latest data (both measurement and/or simulation) as well as new ideas.

For further information including how to submit a contribution, please visit the Edinburgh Fringe site.