The International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD) will be held in Istanbul(Turkey) as a dedicated forum devoted to Design Methods and Tools for Analog, Mixedsignal, RF (AMS/RF) and multi-domain (MEMs, nanoelectronic, optoelectronic, biological, etc.) integrated circuits and systems. Download CFP.

    SMACD 2015 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Performance modeling
  • Power and thermal modeling
  • Reliability modeling
  • Variability modeling
  • Compact device and circuit modeling
  • Multi-domain modeling (optoelectronics, MEMs, biological, biochemical, etc.)
  • Modeling languages and applications
  • Linear and non-linear model reduction
  • Circuit and system theory and applications
  • Behavioral modeling and simulation
  • Numerical and symbolic simulation methods
  • Distributed and parallel circuit simulation
  • Analysis and simulation techniques for emerging nanoscale devices
  • Analysis of reliability effects: aging, electro-migration, BTI, etc.
  • Simulation and estimation methods of variability and yield
  • Fault modeling and simulation
  • System-level specification and simulation
  • Novel system-level design flows
  • Innovative design methodologies enabled by behavioral, performance, and/or symbolic modeling techniques
  • Synthesis methods in multi-domain (MEMs, electro-optical, etc.) systems
  • Physical synthesis
  • High-frequency modeling, simulation and design
  • Low-power design techniques
  • Parasitic-aware synthesis
  • Variability-aware and reliability-aware design methodologies
  • Test and design-for-test methods
  • Language-based synthesis techniques
  • Optimization methods applied to circuit and system design: high-level synthesis, structural synthesis, sizing, etc.

    This year, SMACD will hold an event where PhD and MSc students can compete with their best ideas, methodologies, flows and tools with one unique but challenging goal: improve design automation for analog, mixed-signal, RF, and multi-domain (MEMS, nanoelectronic, optoelectronic, biological, etc.) integrated circuits and systems. You can find the details here.

  • Paper Submission: April 20, 2015. May 4, 2015
  • Paper Submission for Competition: May 4, 2015 May 11, 2015
  • Author Notification: June 12, 2015 June 23, 2015
  • Camera Ready Version: July 23, 2015
    The instructions and templates for preparing your manuscript for SMACD'2015 are listed below. Please write and format your manuscript according to the following guidelines.

    Paper Specifications

    • Paper Length: The maximum number of pages that will be accepted is 4, including all figures, tables, and references. Any documents that exceed the 4 page limit will be automatically rejected.
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    All Posters should have a maximum size of A0 paper (841 mm x 1189 mm)and should be designed to be displayed in protrait mode.

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    Submission instructions for CAMERA-READY manuscripts

    • In order to guarantee inclusion in the conference program one author must be registered by July 23th. A regular registration covers the publication of two papers, while a student registration covers the publication of one paper.
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Registration is now open.

Registration Fees

Early Registration
Before 23 July2015

Late Registration
After 23 July 2015
IEEE Member 350€ 400€
Non-IEEE Member 400€ 450€
IEEE Student 200€ 250€
Non-IEEE Student 250€ 300€

Please consider the following registration policies;

  • Each accepted paper must have a corresponding registration by July 23th to be included in the final program.

  • A regular registration covers the publication of two papers, while a student registration covers the publication of one paper.

  • Students have to send their "official signed student document" to within a week following the payment.
  • IEEE members must be in good standing who have paid the membership fee for the current membership period.
  • Payment must be in Euros, and can made through the following methods
    • Credit Card.
    • Bank Transfer. In this case, all additional charges must be supported by the applicant.
    • Cash. Only for on-site registration. Hence late fees will apply.

One regular registration includes;

  • Access to all Conference sessions,
  • Conference proceedings,
  • Daily Coffee Breaks,
  • Daily Lunches,
  • Welcome Reception,
  • Conference Dinner.

One student registration includes;

  • Access to all Conference sessions,
  • Conference proceedings,
  • Daily Coffee Breaks,
  • Daily Lunches,
Tickets for Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner can be provided at the Registration Booth

  • Welcome Reception 15 €
  • Conference Dinner 85 €

Registration Form

For Registration please fill the following registration form and either fax to the number +90 212 287 03 14 (Nihan Bayraktutar) or e-mail to a scanned copy of the signed form after the payment process.
Plenary Talk-M1 (9:00-10:00 September 7, 2015, Monday)

Title: "The Future of "Moore's Law" - Does It Have One?"


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Gordon Moore's simple projection regarding the number of transistors that could be placed into a single integrated circuit, and the exponential growth with time of that number; this is the basis for what came to be known as "Moore's Law." "Moore's Law" long ago entered the popular lexicon, but remains poorly understood, even among scientists and engineers. This presentation will evaluate the real roots of "Moore's Law," and then consider its future prospects. Ironically, the best future prospects may not be found in continued attempts to push straight ahead - but rather in the lateral spreading of very small, very inexpensive silicon technology into completely new fields. Also, of particular note, "Moore's Law" is both a historical and a technological fluke, one that cannot be repeated in other fields of endeavor.

Speaker Bio:

Daniel Foty, Gilgamesh Associates LLC Sarissa Radio, Inc.
Daniel Foty has some two decades of engineering and management experience in the mainstream of the technology industry,specifically in integrated circuits and wireless communications. He is the President his own consulting and research firm, Gilgamesh Associates, LLC, which works in very demanding areas of design and development, such as signal processing, wired/wireless communications, and ultra-low-power design. A serial entrepreneur, he is currently beginning to co-organize a new start-up company (Sarissa Radio, Inc., where he presently serves as Chief Technical Officer (CTO)) for the development of new technologies for ubiquitous ultra-high-speed, low-power, low-cost wireless interconnectivity. Dr. Foty is also an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology ("Georgia Tech"), and has served as an external graduate thesis examiner/advisor with the Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), the University of Pretoria (South Africa), and the Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa). He is the author of the best selling book, MOSFET Modeling with SPICE: Principles and Practice, which was published in 1997 by Prentice-Hall and is now in its third printing; a Vietnamese language edition was published in early 2006. In addition, he has authored or co-authored some 100 journal articles and conference presentations, and is a frequent plenary/keynote speaker at major international conferences throughout the world. Dr. Foty holds the B.S. degrees in Physics and Chemistry from Bates College, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the University of Vermont.

Plenary Talk-M2 (13:00-14:00 September 7, 2015, Monday)



Speaker Bio:

Osman Ersed Akcasu, OEA International, Inc.
Osman Ersed Akcasu was born in November 3rd 1955 in Istanbul, Turkey. Graduated from Technical University of Istanbul in 1977 with BSEE in Electrical Engineering. In 1980, he received his Ph.D. from University of Bradford, England in Solid State Electronics. His Ph.D. dissertation was "Two Dimensional Mathematical Modeling of Bipolar Transistors". He worked for Harris Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, Cray Research and Brooktree Corporation, all in the areas of Process and Device Physics and Architecture. Since 1986 his interest was in interconnect related mathematical modeling. In 1988 he founded OEA International, Inc., which is primarily focused on interconnect modeling. He has more than 30 technical articles as first author and several patents.

Plenary Talk-T (9:00-10:00 September 8, 2015, Tuesday)

Title: "Modeling and Analysis of Low Frequency Noise in Circuit Simulation"


Modeling and analysis of low-frequency noise, such as RTS and 1/f noise, under strongly time-varying bias conditions is a long-standing open problem in circuit simulation. In this talk, we present the background on the nonstationary low frequency noise modeling problem, the legacy noise models, and our definitive solution for the problem based on a recently proposed computational modeling and analysis framework. Our model and simulation techniques were developed based on an analogy we have identified that relates low frequency noise in transistors and electronic circuits to stochastic behavior in neurons and chemical kinetics. We present results on circuit examples, namely switching MOSFET circuits and oscillators, which show that our computational models implemented in a circuit simulator correctly predict the impact of low frequency that match published measurement data, whereas the legacy noise models produce erroneous results.

Speaker Bio:

Alper Demir, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Koc University
Alper Demir received the BS degree from Bilkent University and the MS and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Demir previously spent time at Motorola, Cadence Design Systems, Bell Laboratories Research, MIT, and UC Berkeley. He has been with Koc University in Istanbul since 2002. His work on noise won several best paper awards: 2002 Best of ICCAD Award, 2003 and 2014 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award, and the 2004 IEEE Circuits & Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award. He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2012 for his contributions to stochastic modelling and analysis of phase noise.

Plenary Talk-W (9:00-10:00 September 9, 2015, Wednesday)

Title:"The role of CAD Tools and Analog Design"


CAD tools are essential for integrated circuit design. Without them it would be impossible to design modern complex systems. However, the CAD tools are differently measured by the various categories of individuals that benefit from them: the manager, the expert designer, the researcher, the educator, the student and the CAD tool designer. Each category feels different needs, it may be conflicting, and finding the right solution is very difficult. For analog design the situation is more complicated because, often, an analog integrated circuits must satisfy challenging specifications. Nowadays technologies are optimized for digital applications and analog performances, excluding speed, are quite poor. As a result there are new emerging needs that call for a continuous evolution of CAD tools.

Speaker Bio:

Franco Maloberti, The School of Engineering of the University of Pavia
Franco Maloberti received the Laurea degree in physics (summa cum laude) from the University of Parma, Parma, Italy, in 1968, and the Doctorate Honoris Causa in electronics from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Inaoe), Puebla, Mexico, in 1996. He was a Visiting Professor at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-PEL), Zurich, Switzerland and at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. He was the TI/J.Kilby Chair Professor at the A&M University, Texas and the Distinguished Microelectronic Chair Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. Presently he is Professor of Microelectronics and Head of the Micro Integrated Systems Group, University of Pavia, Italy. His professional expertise is in the design, analysis, and characterization of integrated circuits and analog digital applications, mainly in the areas of switched-capacitor circuits, data converters, interfaces for telecommunication and sensor systems, and CAD for analog and mixed A/D design. He has written more than 500 published papers on journals or conference proceedings, four books, and holds 34 patents. Dr. Maloberti was the recipient of the XII Pedriali Prize for his technical and scientific contributions to national industrial production, in 1992. He was co-recipient of the 1996 Institute of Electrical Engineers Fleming Premium, the best Paper award, ESSCIRC-2007, and the best paper award, IEEJ Analog Workshop-2007 and 2010. He was the President of the IEEE Sensor Council from 2002 to 2003 and Vice-President, Region 8, of the IEEE CAS Society from 1995 to 1997 and an Associate Editor of IEEE TCAS-II. He was serving as VP-Publications of the IEEE CAS Society 2007-2008. He was distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society 2009-2010 and distinguished lecturer of the Circuits and Systems Society 2012-2013. He received the 1999 IEEE CAS Society Meritorious Service Award, the 2000 CAS Society Golden Jubilee Medal, and the 2000 IEEE Millennium Medal. He received the IEEECAS Society 2013 Mac Van Valkenburg Award. He is an IEEE Fellow. In 2009 he received the title of Honorary Professor of the University of Macau and he is currently the chairman of the Academic Committee of the Microelectronics Key-Lab of Macau. He is President elect of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

The conference will be held in Bogazici University, Perkins Hall (The roof of the faculty of engineering). Boğaziçi University is a public university located on the European side of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey. It has four faculties and two schools offering undergraduate degrees, and six institutes offering graduate degrees. It was founded in 1863, it is the first American higher education institution founded outside the United States, having strong ties to the American educational system through Robert College. Boğaziçi consistently ranks highest in Turkey, having the most number of applicants via the YGS-LYS Turkish university entrance examinations. This allows Boğaziçi University to attract many of the highest scoring students; as well as having the most preferred applied science, education, engineering, and social science programs in Turkey. The language of instruction is English. Boğaziçi University is the only Turkish University among first 200 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2013-2014.

Shuttles provide transfers from airports to city center.Please click here to see the time schedule for transfer from both International Ataturk Airport and International Sabiha Gokcen Airport to the city.

If you will arrive at Ataturk Airport, you can also use the subway.

Taxi is another way to access to Bogazici University. It will take 25-30 Euro from both airports to the university.


SMACD 2015 participants can make a reservation for a limited number of rooms on the TaksimPark Hotel website. Please do not forget to state your conference attendance for possible discount.

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Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • G. Dundar (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)

    Technical Program Chairs

  • A. Sen (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • G. Dundar (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)

    Publication Chairs

  • S. Talay (Dialog Semiconductor, Istanbul, Turkey)

    Fringe Meeting Chairs

  • N. Horta (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes/Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal)
  • K. Ozanoglu (Dialog Semiconductor, Istanbul, Turkey)

    Finance Chair

  • F. Baskaya (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)

    Local Arrangement Chairs

  • F. Baskaya (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • E. Afacan (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)

    Web Master

  • E. Afacan (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)

    Technical Program Committee

    • Rafael Castro-Lopez
    • Florin Constantinescu
    • Catherine Dehollain
    • Tom Dhaene
    • Giulia Di Capua
    • Alex Doboli
    • Gunhan Dundar
    • Mourad Fakhfakh
    • Francisco. V. Fernandez
    • Maria Helena Fino
    • Franco Fummi
    • Georges Gielen
    • Daniel Grosse
    • Lars Hedrich
    • Nuno Horta
    • Agnieszka D. Konczykowska
    • Mark Po-Hung Lin
    • Jose Maria Lopez-Villegas
    • Marie Minevre Louerat
    • Stefano Manetti
    • Montse Nafria
    • Smail Niar
    • Sule Ozev
    • Ben Rodanski
    • Carlos Sanchez-Lopez
    • Guoyong Shi
    • Nikolas Sklavos
    • Ralf Sommer
    • Sheldon Tan
    • Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle
    • Gerd Vandersteen