Welcome to
15th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis
and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design

SMACD 2018 and PRIME 2018 Photo Album


The SMACD & PRIME 2018 Conference Programs have just been released here. The list and schedule of paper presentations can be found here.

Information and details about SMACD's Social Events are available here.


The SMACD 2018 Guidelines for presenters have just been posted. Please, read them carefully to know how to prepare your presentation.

Plenary Speakers

Sachin S. Sapatnekar University of Minnesota Challenges in Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Automation

Marcel Urban ams AG Magnetic and inductive position sensors for industrial and automotive application. From silicon design to system design.

Richard Shi University of Washington, Accelerating Mixed-Signal Design Verification: Turn a SPICE netlist into a SystemVerilog Model.

Roger Panicacci ON Semiconductor, Innovating Vision Beyond the Human Eye Navigating the Expanding CMOS Image Sensor Design Space.

SMACD 2018 EDA Competition

Following the last 4 editions, SMACD 2018 will also have an EDA Competition. The candidates must submit a 4 pages paper, similar to regular submissions, but will have additional time during the conference to present a live demo. The work will be evaluated by an independent committee.

The competition is co-sponsored by IEEE CEDA and IEEE CAS Society with a prize award of $1000.

This year, we are honoured to have the participation of the following members of the Competition Jury:

  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Graeb, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • Dr. Vasilis Pavlidis, VP Publicity, IEEE CEDA
  • Adam Kubacak, Allegro MicroSystems, LLC, Czech Republic
  • Pier Cavallini, Dialog Semiconductor, UK

1st day Tutorials

SMACD and PRIME 2018 are hosting two exciting tutorials for our first day of the Conferences, July 2nd:

"From Power Management to Energetic Intelligence: an evolutionary challenge for students, educators and designers" by Prof. Nicola Femia (University of Salerno).

"Design for reliability: from devices to systems" by Dr. Hussam Amrouch (KIT, Germany), Prof. Montserrat Nafría (UAB, Spain) and Dr. Elisenda Roca (CSIC, Spain)

SMACD 2018 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.

SMACD 2018 Best Paper Awards

This year we will have 3 Paper Awards (1 Best Paper and 2 Runner-up Best Papers) as a recognition not only for the best contributions but also for the best presentations.

SMACD and PRIME 2018 Special Issue

The top ranked papers in both conferences PRIME and SMACD 2018 will be invited to submit extended versions for a Special Issue of Integration, The VLSI Journal (Elsevier).

SMACD and PRIME 2018 Company Fair & Sponsors

A Company Fair is being organized to allow academia researchers and Ph.D. students, attending to both conferences (PRIME 2018 and SMACD 2018), to get in contact with industries and other research institutions (and vice-versa) to promote networking and identify future opportunities and collaborations.

We are proud to feature companies such as Dialog Semiconductor, Allegro MicroSystems, LLC and and ST Microelectronics (Gold Sponsors), ON Semiconductor, ASICentrum, S3 Semiconductors and Infineon Technologies AG (Silver Sponsor), and Coilcraft, ams AG, and EUROPRACTICE (Bronze Sponsors).


General Information

The 15th International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD 2018) will be held from the 2nd to the 5thof July 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic at the FNSPE, Czech Technical University in Prague.

SMACD is a forum devoted to Design Methods and Tools for Analog, Mixed-signal, RF (AMS/RF) and multi-domain (MEMS, nanoelectronic, optoelectronic, 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-thavn- Moore such as MEMS, power devices, sensors, passives, etc.

SMACD 2018 News

SMACD 2018 is co-located with PRIME 2018

SMACD 2018 will be held together with the 14th edition of PRIME Conference

Contact: info@smacd2018.org

Important Dates

31st March 2018
Final Paper Submission Deadline
18th March 2018
Paper Submission Deadline
2nd March 2018
Paper Submission Deadline
5th May 2018
Author Notification
15th April 2018
Author Notification
20th May 2018
Camera Ready Submission
30th April 2018
Camera Ready Submission
20th May 2018
Early Registration
30th April 2018
Early Registration
SMACD 2018 is Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CEDA and IEEE CAS. The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore.

Areas of Interest

SMACD 2018 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 and system theory and applications
  • Fault modeling

Simulation, verification and test

  • Behavioral simulation
  • Numerical simulation methods
  • Symbolic simulation methods
  • Simulation and estimation methods of variability and yield
  • Analysis of reliability effects (aging, electro-migration, stress, etc.)
  • 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 circuits and systems
  • Physical synthesis
  • High-frequency circuit and system design
  • Low-power design techniques
  • Parasitic-aware synthesis
  • Variability-aware and reliability-aware design methodologies
  • Performance monitors and self-healing techniques
  • Test and design-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