First Announcement and Call For Papers

Sponsored by
The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
and the Japan Society of Applied Physics
In Cooperation with the Institute of Electronics,
Information and Communication Engineers


Hilton Hawaiian Village
Honolulu, Hawaii
June 15 - 17, 2000

The 2000 Symposium on VLSI Circuits will provide those involved in the design of integrated circuits an opportunity to meet and present important new work at an international forum. The three day Symposium will continue the successful format and atmosphere established by the previous meetings, and partially overlap the 2000 Symposium on VLSI Technology, which is being held at the same hotel.

The scope of Symposium covers all aspects of VLSI circuits, such as:

The emphasis will be on circuit design. Papers will be considered on the basis of originality and quality. Though the circuits need not necessarily be implemented in a semiconductor chip, measured results, particularly for analog submissions, are desirable. There will be several invited papers on emerging VLSI circuit technologies.


Your complete paper for the Circuits Symposium must occupy either two or four (never three) pages including illustrations. The choice of paper length (either 2 or 4 pages) is an option for authors whenever two pages is not enough to completely describe the major novelty and results of their work. The paper length will not be a criterion in selection of the papers for the program.

Those interested in submitting papers should contact the secretariat as early as possible to receive an author's kit. The abstracts are to be submitted in final form and, if accepted, will be published as submitted. The summary and 50 copies are to be sent to Widerkehr and Associates (North America and Europe) or to the Business Center for Academic Societies Japan (all countries except North America and Europe).

Secretariat (USA) Secretariat (Japan)
Widerkehr and Associates
101 Lakeforest Boulevard
Suite 400B
Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA
Tel: +1 301 527 0900 x311
Fax: +1 301 527 0994
c/o Business Center for Academic
Societies Japan, Conference Dept.
5-16-9 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-8622, Japan
Tel: +81 3 5814 5800
Fax: +81 3 5814 5823

Deadline for Receipt of Summaries is January 7, 2000

To improve the probability for acceptance of a submitted paper, the paper should describe original work with specific results from experiments or simulations. The content of the paper must not be announced or published prior to the Symposium.


Prospective attendees can obtain further information and forms for Symposium registration and hotel reservations by contacting their secretariat. Submissions from universities are encouraged. Partial travel expense support for students who are presenting papers is available upon request.


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A one day short course will be held on June 14, 2000. The agenda for this short course will be given in the VLSI Circuits Symposium Advance Program which will be issued toward the end of March, 2000.

Preceding this Symposium, the 2000 Symposium on VLSI Technology will be held at the same location.

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