LASCAS 2016

VII IEEE Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems
R9 IEEE CASS Flagship Conference

When

February 28 to March 2, 2016

Where

Ingleses Beach, Florianopolis, BRAZIL



Co-hosted with Iberchip 2016 and IAA LACW 2016

LASCAS is the international symposium and flagship event of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in Latin America. Its seventh edition will take place on Ingleses Beach, Florianopolis, Brazil.

The city of Florianopolis, a.k.a. the magic island, is located mainly on the island of Santa Catarina. Florianopolis has also a continental part and surrounding small islands. With a population of around 500,000 people, the city is known for having a very high quality of life. The island is a delicious slice of paradise with over 520 km2 (200 sq mi) of green hills, blue lagoons and 42 white sand beaches. The fishing boats, the lace makers, the folklore, the cuisine and the colonial architecture contribute to tourism. The economy of Florianopolis is heavily based on information technology, tourism and services.

Florianopolis is home to the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), one of the largest in Brazil, with over 34,500 students. During the symposium, the temperature is expected to be in the range 22 °C - 31 °C.

Proceedings will be published by IEEE and will be available at IEEE Xplore. Best Papers will be invited to a special edition of the Springer Journal on Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing.

Alfredo
Arnaud

Professor at Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay

"RFID Circuits & Systems - the chip perspective"

Claude
Fermon

Nanomagnetism and oxide lab., CEA, France

"Spin electronics and its applications"

Leonel
Sousa

Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon

"Cache-Aware Roofline Model: Performance, Power and Energy-Efficiency"


Important Dates

Special Session Proposal deadline

October 24, 2015 October 31, 2015.

Regular Paper Submission deadline

October 31, 2015 November 8, 2015

Tutorial Proposal deadline

October 24, 2015 October 31, 2015.

Notification of acceptance

December 5, 2015 December 23, 2015

Camera Ready submission

December 21, 2015 January 15, 2016

Final paper instructions

Regular papers: instructions for authors

The event covers topics such as:

- Analog and Digital Circuits
- Mixed-Mode Circuits
- Biomedical Electronics
- Communication/RF Circuits
- Wireless Sensor Networks
- Nanoelectronics
- Electronic Design Automation
- VLSI Systems and Applications
- FPGA Design and Applications
- Circuit Testing
- Fault Tolerant Circuits


Paper Specifications

Use the templates below to meet the following formatting requirements:

- Paper Length: Maximum 4 pages, including figures, tables & references
- Paper Size: US Letter (8.5" x 11") or A4 (210mm X 297mm)
- Fonts: Embed ALL fonts in your PDF file. Avoid the use of Type 3 fonts.
- File Format: Adobe PDF (.pdf)
- Language: English
- Do NOT page number your paper
- Do NOT apply security settings to your PDF file.



Use IEEE manuscript templates for conference proceedings as template for your paper:
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html


Please, submit your paper (PDF) using the Easy Chair system:

Email submissions will not be accepted.

Final paper instructions

- IEEE COPYRIGHT AND CONSENT FORM
- PDF Instructions for your Authors

Presentation guidelines

- Each presenter will have up to 15 minutes to present papers and extra 5 minutes to answer questions and receive comments from the audience.
- Presentation of LASCAS papers must be in English.
- Projector, microphone and computer will be available on each room.
- Please bring your presentation on USB flash drive, as we cannot guarantee software compatibility, you are kindly requested to bring your presentation in your desired format but also please in PDF format.
- Files can be uploaded to the local computers in the lecture rooms during the breaks between the sessions.

Tutorial Proposal instructions

The LASCAS 2016 Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day tutorials to be conducted on February 28, 2016, the first day of LASCAS 2016, held at Florianopolis, Brazil.

Tutorials are an integral function of LASCAS where instructors have the opportunity to share their expertise on a specific field/research with fellow researchers and those who wish to discover said field/research. We are soliciting proposals for topics of academic and industrial/application(s) interests. These topics may be established or it may be emerging - and with profound and/or new insights thereto, that is best articulated by means of an oral presentation. Most importantly, tutorials should be interesting with lively interaction with the attendees.

Proposals, prepared in a one-column PDF file, should include the following information:
- Title of the tutorial
- Area of the tutorial (refer to the list above)
- 300 Word Abstract (for inclusion in registration materials)
- Keywords
- Instructor(s) and their credentials (2-page CV for each instructor)
- Previous offerings of tutorials, if any
- Learning objectives
- Target audience and prerequisite knowledge of audience
- Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)

Important Dates:

Tutorial proposals due: 24 October 2015 31 October 2015.
Notification of acceptance: December 5, 2015
Complete Set of Tutorial Slides: December 21, 2015

Please submit proposals by email to Hector Pettenghi (hector AT eel.ufsc.br) and Gloria Huertas (Gloria AT us.es) by October 31, 2015 (deadline).


Please see LASCAS'2016 CFT.

Special Session Proposal instructions

The VII IEEE Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems (LASCAS) 2016 technical program will include Special Sessions. Their objective is to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to the circuits and systems community that may also cut across and beyond disciplines traditionally represented at LASCAS. Each session comprises 5 oral presentations of 15 minutes each (plus 5 minutes of questions). The first paper in a Special Session may serve as an introduction to the field, aimed at outsiders.

Prospective organizers of Special Sessions Proposals should submit the following including:
- Title of the session.
- Rationale of the need for the Special Session at IWS. The rationale should stress the novelty of the topic and its multidisciplinary flavor (if any).
- Short biography of the organizers.
- List of at least four (4), or at most five (5), contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract of each contribution). Organizers should not contribute more than two papers.
- Preliminary full version of the overview paper (four-page paper).

Important Dates:

- Submission of Special Sessions Proposal: 24 October 2015 31 October 2015.
- Submission of full four-page manuscripts for Special Sessions: 31 October 2015
- Notification of paper acceptance: 5 December 2015
- Deadline for submission of final papers: 21 December 2015

Special Session proposals (including the overview paper) should be sent via e-mail (in either PDF or plain ASCII text format) to the Special Session chairs, Hector Pettenghi (hector AT eel.ufsc.br) and Gloria Huertas (Gloria AT us.es) by the October 31, 2015 deadline. Four-paper manuscripts should be submitted via Easy Chair as regular papers by the October 31, 2015 deadline.


Full four-page manuscripts submitted to the special sessions should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of regular LASCAS papers. Papers will undergo the same review process as regular papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet LASCAS quality standards. If, at the end of the review process, fewer than four (4) papers are accepted, the session will be canceled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions.


Please see LASCAS'2016 CFS.

Sponsors & Partners

Diamond Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Sponsors


Supporting Societies


Supporting Agencies


Organization

Workshop Schedule

Please click on the image below for the preliminary program, where the collocated conferences IAA-LACW 2016 and Iberchip 2016 are also shown:



The detailed program for LASCAS and Iberchip is available HERE.

Pricing & Registration


The Registration is accomplished after processing the payment of the corresponding registration fee.

Registration is done on line until February 23, 2016. After this date, only on-site (in cash) registration will be possible.

Each attendee must register separately.


Registration includes:

  • Access to all sessions of LASCAS2016 and Iberchip2016, including the tutorials on February 28 (Sunday)
  • Conference proceedings of LASCAS2016 and Iberchip2016
  • Coffee breaks
  • Three day lunch
  • Social event (Social event is subject to availability in the case of student fee)

Registration methods:

  • Through Paypal.
  • Through bank transfer (only for those having bank account in Brazil).

Registration of Authors:

  • For each LASCAS2016 paper, at least one author must register at early non-student rate (i.e., until January 31, 2016). Each registration is valid for at most two different papers. The authors must also commit to present the paper in the Symposium.
  • For each Iberchip2016 paper, at least one author must register at any early rate (i.e., until January 31, 2016). Each registration is valid for at most two different papers. The authors must also commit to present the paper in the Workshop.


For payment and registration please use the following links:



Location and Venue

Accommodation

The conference will take place at the Oceania Park Hotel complex.

Address: Rua dos Mariscos, 550, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil

+55 48 3261-3400

As the number of available rooms at reduced prices is limited, please book your room as soon as possible by sending the room type and check in/check out dates to reservas@oceaniaparkhotel.com.br, with a copy to norien@oceaniaparkhotel.com.br. In the email message, please use the following subject: LASCAS2016/Iberchip2016.

Please, follow this link for the Oceania's special rates.

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Price list for transfer and other hotel options.

On-line form for booking a transfer or/and a hotel room.

Social Activities

Besides the technical program, a very entertaining social program is planned. Special tours to tourist attractions will be available to the Symposium attendees and their guests.

Please, watch the video next for more information regarding Florianopolis:

Organizing Committee

General chairs

Carlos Galup, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Marcio Schneider, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Program chairs

Pedro Julian, Univ. Nac. del Sur, Argentina.
Andreas Andreou, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Local arrangements chair

Eduardo Augusto Bezerra, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Finance chair

Jose Luis Guntzel, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Special sessions & tutorials chair

Hector Pettenghi, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Gloria Huertas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

Publication chair

Djones Lettnin, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Industry liaison

Victor Grimblatt, Synopsys Chile R&D Center, Chile.

Publicity chair

Ricardo Reis, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.