Call for Papers

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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. Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Yield Analysis and Modeling
    Defect/fault analysis and models; statistical yield modeling; diagnosis; critical area and other metrics.
  2. Testing Techniques
    Built-in self-test; delay fault modeling and diagnosis; testing for analog and mixed circuits; online testing; signal and clock integrity.
  3. Design For Testability in IC Design
    FPGA, SoC, NoC, ASIC, low power design and microprocessors.
  4. Error Detection, Correction, and Recovery
    Self-testing and self-checking solutions; error-control coding; fault masking and avoidance; recovery schemes, space/time redundancy; hw/sw techniques; architectural and system-level techniques.
  5. Dependability Analysis and Validation
    Fault injection techniques and frameworks; dependability and characterization.
  6. Repair, Restructuring and Reconfiguration
    Repairable logic; reconfigurable circuit design; DFT for on-line operation; self-healing; reliable FPGA-based systems.
  7. Defect and Fault Tolerance
    Reliable circuit/system synthesis; fault tolerant processes and design; design space exploration for dependable systems, transient/soft faults.
  8. Radiation effects
    SEEs on nanotechnologies; modeling of radiation environments; radiation experiments; radiation hardening techniques.
  9. Aging and Lifetime Reliability
    Aging characterization and modeling; design and run-time reliability, thermal, and variability management and recovery.
  10. Dependable Applications and Case Studies
    Methodologies and case studies for IoTs, automotive, railway, avionics and space, autonomous systems, industrial control, etc.
  11. Emerging Technologies
    Techniques for 2.5D/3D ICs, quantum computing architecttures, memristors, spintronics, microfluidics, etc.
  12. Design for Security
    Fault attacks, fault tolerance-based countermeasures, scan-based attacks and countermeasures, hardware trojans, security vs. reliability trade-offs, interaction between VLSI test, trust, and reliability.

Paper Submission: authors are invited to submit original and unpublished contributions in the areas described above. Submitted papers should be no longer than 6 pages and adhere to the IEEE conference template, 2-columns style (available on conference web site). Papers can be accepted as regular papers (former oral presentations) or short papers (formerly posters). Both types of paper will be included in the IEEE proceedings; the page limit for proceedings is 6 pages for regular papers and 4 pages for short papers. Please refer to the symposium web page for updated information.

Paper Publication: Only original, unpublished work will be accepted, for oral presentation at the symposium. Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will appear in the Digital Library .

Author Registration: Every accepted paper MUST have at least one full paid registration by the time the camera-ready paper is submitted for inclusion in the proceedings, and one of the authors is expected to attend the Symposium and present the paper. The 2023 edition of the conference will be in presence in Juan-Les-Pins (France) and will be co-located with the European Data Handling & Data Processing Conference (EDHPC 2023) organized by the European Space Agency.

Journal Special Issue: Authors of the best paper of DFTS 2023 will be invited to submit an extended version of the work to a special issue of an area journal dedicated to the conference 2023 edition.

Call for Special Sessions

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DFT’ 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 Machine Learning, Approximate Computing, In-Memory Computing, Neuromorphic-Computing, Quantum Computing, use of COTS electronics for space applications, Hardened Microcontrollers, RISC-V). A special session could consist of a set of individual presentations, embedded tutorial or a panel, possibly with experts from the industry.

Upon acceptance, special session presenters can prepare one paper per speech to be included in the formal proceedings. For this reason, papers (presenting original and unpublished contributions and that may be no longer than 6 pages, is possible to purchase 2 extra pages at an additional cost) for special session will go through review process. Accepted papers will appear in the formal proceedings of DFT symposium. Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will appear in the IEEE Explorer Digital Library

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 (2) individual presentations or (3) embedded tutorial; and
  • 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. For embedded tutorial, list three/four presenters and their short bio.

Proposal submissions should be presented in a single PDF to be sent via e-mail to the Special Session Chair and for information to the Program Co-Chairs:

  • Luigi Dilillo - Special Session Chair -
  • Luca Cassano - Program Co-Chair -
  • Mihalis Psarakis - Program Co-Chair -
  • E-mail Subject: DFT’ Special Session Proposal

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

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