Extended Deadline

Due to the many requests, the authors will be able to submit and/or update their manuscripts for an additional week. The final paper submission deadline of SMACD 2019 is April 1st 2019.

Compete for the $1,000 EDA Competition award

As usual in SMACD Conferences, the 2019 edition will also hold a thrilling and dynamic event where MSc and PhD students can compete with their best ideas, methodologies, flows and tools with one unique yet challenging goal: "To improve design automation for integrated circuits and systems".

Compete for the $1,000 EDA competition award and join SMACD'S COMPETITION HALL OF FAME.

Powering the Smarts

Dialog Semiconductor is organizing and sponsoring a Competition Event on SMACD 2019 to award the best student contribution on Power / Energy Management and Efficient Power Solutions.

A jury of experts will select the winner(s) based on the quality of the paper, presentation and pitch at the conference.

Compete in this brand new event and win the $1,000 prize!

This year Special Sessions:

  • Do You Still Handcraft your Analog and RF Layouts?
  • Deep Learning for Analog EDA: Are we there yet?
  • MEMS & Heterogeneous Systems: Which Design Tools and Methodologies are Missing?
  • Cutting Edge Test Solutions for Analog, Mixed-Signal, and RF ICs

Paper Publication

The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CAS and IEEE CEDA. The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore.

Special Issue

A selection of papers will be considered for a special issue of
Integration, the VLSI Journal, Elsevier

Call For Papers

The 2019 edition of the International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD) will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, as a forum devoted to modeling, simulation and synthesis for Analog, Mixed-signal, RF (AMS/RF) and multi-domain (MEMs, nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, biological, etc.) integrated circuits and systems. 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 2019 is Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CEDA and IEEE CAS. The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore, and, a selection of papers will be considered for a special issue of Integration, the VLSI Journal, Elsevier.

SMACD 2019 will be co-located with the 15th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME 2019).

Important Dates

8th March 2019
Paper Submission Deadline
22nd March 2019
Extended Paper Submission Deadline
1st April 2019
FINAL Extended Paper Submission Deadline
19th April 2019
Author Notification
3rd May 2019
Author Notification
3rd May 2019
Camera Ready Paper Submission
17th May 2019
Camera Ready Paper Submission
3rd May 2019
Early Registration Deadline
17th May 2019
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
  • RF/microwave/mm-wave modeling
  • Modeling languages and applications
  • Linear and non-linear model order reduction
  • Circuit & system theory and application
  • Fault modeling

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
  • Fault simulation and diagnosis


  • Multilevel design methodologies
  • Synthesis methods of multi-domain circuit and systems
  • Physical synthesis
  • High-frequency circuit and system design
  • Low-power design techniques
  • Parasitic-aware synthesis
  • Variability-aware & reliability-aware design
  • Performance monitors & self-healing techniques
  • Test and desig-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