Call for contributions

Call for papers

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Abstract submissions                                      May 4, 2018April 27, 2018
Full paper submissions                                     May 18, 2018May 11, 2018
Notification                                                            July 6, 2018
Camera ready and author's registration      July 27, 2018


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. The research may target diverse aspects of design, manufacturing, test, reliability, and availability that are affected by defects during manufacturing and by faults during system operation.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

      • Yield Analysis and Modeling
        Defect/fault analysis and models; statistical yield modeling; diagnosis; critical area and other metrics.
      • Testing Techniques
        Built-in self-test; delay fault modeling and diagnosis; testing for analog and mixed circuits; online testing; signal and clock integrity.
      • Design For Testability in IC Design
        FPGA, SoC, NoC, ASIC, low power design and microprocessors.
      • Error Detection, Correction, and Recovery
        Self-testing and self-checking design; error-control coding; fault masking and avoidance; recovery schemes, space/time redundancy; hw/sw techniques; architectural-specific techniques; system-level design-time or runtime strategies.
      • Dependability Analysis and Validation
        Fault injection techniques and frameworks; system's dependability and vulnerability characterization.
      • Repair, Restructuring and Reconfiguration
        Repairable logic; reconfigurable circuit design; DFT for on-line operation; self-healing; reliable FPGA-based systems.
      • Design for Defect and Fault Tolerance
        Reliable circuit/system synthesis; radiation hardened/tolerant processes and design; design space exploration for dependable systems; transient/soft faults and errors.
      • Aging and Lifetime Reliability
        Aging characterization and modeling; design and run-time reliability, thermal, and variability management and recovery.
      • Dependable Applications and Case Studies
        Methodologies and case study applications to Internet of Things, automotive, railway, avionics and space, autonomous systems, industrial control, etc.
      • Emerging Technologies
        Techniques for 3D stacked ICs, quantum computing architectures, microfluid biochips, etc.
      • Design for Security
        Fault attacks; fault tolerance-based countermeasures; hw security assurance, hw trojans, resistance to persistent DoS, security vs. reliability trade-offs, interaction between VLSI test, trust, and reliability.

Call for Special Sessions

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DFT’18 seeks proposals for Special Sessions. The special sessions should aim at providing a complementary experience with respect to the regular sessions by focusing on hot and emerging topics of interest to the DFT community, as well as on multi-disciplinary topics, that are expected to have a significant impact on DFT activities in the future (e.g. reliability aspects in Internet-of-Things, autonomous systems or medical appliances, ...). A special session could consist of a set of individual presentations or a panel, possibly with experts from the industry. Upon acceptance, special session presenters can prepare either a single paper for the entire session or one paper per presenter to be included in the formal proceedings. For this reason, papers (presenting original and unpublished contributions and that may be 4 pages or 6 pages long) for special session will go through review process. For the single-session papers, it will be possible to purchase 2 extra pages at an additional cost.

Submission Process: Submitted proposals should include:

      • a title of the special session
      • a maximum 250-word abstract outlining the session's scope, topics and relevance for DFT symposium
      • name, contact information and short biography of the organizer(s)
      • format of the session: (1) panel or set of individual presentations, and (2) single paper per session or one paper per presenter
      • list of three/four contributed presentations (including titles, presenter names, contact information of the corresponding presenter, and an abstract of each contribution). For panel proposals, list three to five panelists and their area of expertise.

Proposal submissions should be presented in a single PDF to be sent via e-mail to both Program Chairs:

      • Marco Ottavi - ottavi at ing dot uniroma2 dot it
      • Vilas Sridharan - vilas dot sridharan at amd dot com

By means of their submission, all presenters agree to register for and participate to DFT’18, in case their special session proposal is accepted.

Important Dates
Special session proposal due: May 4, 2018April 28, 2018
Special session acceptance: May 18, 2018May 5, 2018
Special session paper submission: June 2, 2018
Paper acceptance notification: July 9, 2018
Camera ready and author's registration: August 1, 2018