Technical research papers

DFT is an annual Symposium providing an open forum for presentations in the field of defect and fault tolerance in VLSI and nanotechnology systems inclusive of emerging technologies. One of the unique features of this symposium is to combine new academic research with state-of-the-art industrial data, necessary ingredients for significant advances in this field. All aspects of design, manufacturing, test, reliability, and availability that are affected by defects during manufacturing and by faults during system operation are of interest.


The Program Committee cordially invites you to participate and submit your contribution to DFT 2015. The conference topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

Paper submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished contri- butions. Two types of submissions are possible: (i) regular papers (6 pages - with the opportunity to purchase 2 additional ones), and (ii) short papers (4 pages) to be presented as posters. Both types will be included in the symposium proceedings and should adhere to the IEEE conference template, 2-columns style (available later), and submitted as PDF file, electronically.
We are also interested in panel sessions that involve industrial experiences: please send an email to the Program co-Chairs with a brief description (1 page max) of the proposed panel.

Submission web site

Submissions are managed by means of EasyChair. Please register or use your existing login at EasyChair to access the DFT 2015 area for submission at


Each submission will be reviewed by the Program Co-Chairs to ensure compliance with the format criteria. The Program Co-Chairs will reject submissions that are not in compliance or that are out of scope of the conference.
All submissions that meet the criteria and fit the scope of the conference will be reviewed by at least three members of the Technical Program Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, soundness, importance of contribution, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.
The Program Co-Chairs will make the final decisions about which submissions are accepted for presentation at the conference.

Paper Publication and Presenter Registration

Papers will be accepted for regular or poster presentation at the symposium. Proceedings will be published and included in the IEEE Digital Library. It is mandatory that authors of accepted presentations attend to present their work at the conference and also that each accepted paper is accompanied by at least one full conference registration fee payment (no student registration) before the authors' registration deadline for the manuscript to be included and published in the proceedings.

Best Paper Award

All papers will be considered for the DFT 2015 Best Paper Award.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadlineMay 8, 2015
Paper submission deadline (extended)May 18, 2015
Notification (extended)July 13, 2015
Camera readyAugust 7, 2015


Program committee

List of the technical program committee members.


Downloadable Call for Submissions Flyers pdf.