Papers due in:

Monday Feb. 7, 2022
23:59 PST


The 2022 IEEE VLSI Symposium on Technology and Circuits will be held as an in-person event with on demand content.

Welcome to the 2022 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits. We appreciate your interest in submitting a paper to the Symposium. On this page, you will find all the necessary information and forms for the preparation of your submitted paper. The accepted papers will be included in the Digest of Technical Papers as received, without opportunity for further changes.

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Before Submitting Your Paper

Please read the Pre-publication Policy for the Symposium.

Authors may contact the Program Chairs for assistance with disclosure issues.
VLSI Secretariat, North America and Europe
VLSI Secretariat, Japan and Far East

Guide to Paper Submission

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Starting in 2022, the Symposia on Technology and Circuits are merging into one Symposium to maximize synergy across both domains.

The Symposium encourages submissions in all areas of VLSI Technology and Circuits, including:

  • Advanced CMOS devices and technologies
  • Advanced packaging, heterogeneous integration
  • Beyond-CMOS technologies and platforms, such as quantum devicesand computing systems
  • Biomedical devices, circuits, and systems
  • Data converters
  • Device and system reliability
  • Devices and accelerators for machine learning
  • Device physics, characterization, and modelling
  • Digital circuits, hardware security, signal integrity, IOs
  • DTCO and design enablement
  • Frequency generation and clock circuits
  • Memory technologies, devices, circuits, and architectures
  • Power, analog and mixed-signal devices, and circuits
  • Process technology
  • Processors and SoCs
  • Sensors, imagers, IoT, MEMS, display circuits
  • Wireless and RF devices circuits and systems
  • Wireline and optical transceivers; optical interconnect and processors
  • NEW: Innovative Systems, designed with FPGAs and COTS components

Paper Criteria

Papers will be considered on the basis of originality, innovation, and advancing the field. Prototype implementation and measured results will be considered favorably in the ratings. Your complete paper must occupy no more than two pages including illustrations. Submitted papers which exceed this length will not be accepted for review. Each page can contain about 700 words and two illustrations (assuming each illustration is in two-column format). A page could contain as many as six illustrations if they are sized accordingly. A page of figures should be Arial font and no smaller than 8 pt size. When preparing the final pages, please carefully follow the instructions in the Author’s Guide. Please avoid the use of special international fonts in the main body text, figures, charts, and tables in the paper submission. The authors may use the first page for text and the second page for pictures. You must have approval from your organization before submitting your paper to the Symposium. The IEEE VLSI Symposium on Technology and Circuits views as an unprofessional practice the withdrawal of a paper once it has been submitted by the author, accepted by the Program Committee, and widely announced in the Advance Program. Withdrawal of a paper or failure to present a paper at the Symposium after the Advance Program is distributed jeopardizes both the Symposium’s credibility and the author’s professional reputation.

Author’s Guide & Paper Template

All submissions must follow the instructions presented in the Author’s Guide and be formatted accordingly to the Paper Template (word, pdf).

All submissions MUST be 2 pages long. Any other page length will be grounds for automatic withdrawal.

Download the Author’s Guide

Download the Paper Template

Validate Your Paper with IEEE eXpress®

All papers to be submitted to 2022 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits should be validated by IEEE PDF eXpress before submission.

Available in January

Confirm or Replace Your Submission

You may confirm or replace your paper (including all information registered on Paper Submission Form) on-line at any time up until the submission deadline, Monday, February 7, 2022 23:59 PST (Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 07:59 GMT / Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 16:59 JST)


Notification of Review Result
If accepted for presentation, the content of the paper must not be announced or published prior to the Symposia. The Technical Program Committee will review all submitted papers and authors will receive notification of the Committee’s decision around the end of March 2022.

Copyright Transfer Form
The Copyright Transfer Form must be submitted to the VLSI Secretariat once your paper is accepted. Detailed information will be given in the acceptance letter.

Additional Questions
Authors may contact the Program Chairs for assistance.
VLSI Secretariat, North America and Europe
VLSI Secretariat, Japan and Far East

Pre-publication Guidelines

Online Paper Submission

Papers due Monday Feb. 7, 2022 23:59 PST

Online Submission

Author’s Guide &
Paper Template

Please read “Pre-publication Policy” before downloading.

Authors Guide (word, pdf)

Call for Workshops

Best Student Paper Award

Since 2004, the VLSI Symposium has presented a Best Student Paper Award to encourage the research of student projects which will lead the next generation.

Best Student Paper Award Requirements

Application Form

Former Best Student Award Winners

Student Travel Grant Application

Please fill out the submission form to apply for a 2022 Symposium Student Travel Grant. We have a limited number of student travel grants that are available for SSCS and EDS members. Grant applications will be available in January 2022. If you have any questions, please email

Best Demo Paper Award

Since 2017, the VLSI Symposium has presented a Best Demo Paper Award to recognize outstanding Demo paper from each track.

Former Best Demo Paper Award Winners

Preparation for the Symposium

For Live Session: Zoom Background

Download Zoom Background

For Speakers: How to upload the presentation files

Download Instructions for Technical Sessions

Download Instructions for Special Sessions

For Chairs: How to check the presentation files

Download Instructions for Chairs

Presentation Guidelines and Template

Download Presentation Guidelines and Template

Download Summary Template (Technical Sessions Only)

Copyright Transfer Forms

Upon acceptance of the paper, authors will be asked to complete a Copyright Transfer Form and submit it to the Secretariat.

Download Transfer Form

Speakers Reply Form (Circuits only)

Circuits Speaker’s Reply Form