Paper submission

(extended through January 22, 2014)

Authors are invited to submit original and previously unpublished papers using ConfTool (opens in another tab). Papers can be submitted in the following categories:

  • Regular Paper: A paper presenting an original and novel scientific content (maximum 6 pages in the IEEE two-column format).
  • Industrial Paper: The paper is submitted from an industrial sector, possibly as a joint work with research institutes and it has the character of industrial results, e.g. a real chip design, fabrication defects analysis, a new design and/or test technique used in company, design and/or test problems that need to be solved, etc. The paper should have at most 6 pages in the IEEE two-column format.
  • Student Paper: A paper presenting results of a student's PhD or master work. In order to be eligible as a student paper, the first author has to be the student (or more than one student in case of joint work), and the second author the advisor. The accepted paper has to be presented by the student. The paper should have at most 4 pages in the IEEE two-column format.
  • Embedded Tutorial: One hour tutorials will be embedded into the program. Authors should submit their proposal in the form of an extended abstract (2-4 pages) along with a short CV.
The authors are requested to select one of the above categories during the submission process in ConfTool.

Paper format

The submitted papers must meet the following conditions
  • language: English,
  • file format: PDF,
  • page format: A4,
  • length: 6 pages or less.

The format of the paper should follow the IEEE guidelines for the two-column IEEE-sponsored conference proceedings. Templates for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available here. For page limits of the final papers please read section Camera-ready version below.

Paper acceptance (due March 3, 2014)

Papers will be accepted for either oral presentation or poster presentation. At least one of the authors of accepted papers will agree to register for and participate in DDECS 2014 for oral presentation or poster presentation. The best papers from the symposium will be invited for submission to IEEE Design & Test of Computers. These papers will undergo the standard (but expedited) review process of D&T.

Camera-ready version (due March 16, 2014)

All the accepted papers (oral presentations as well as poster presentations) will be included in the proceedings (book + USD flash drive) and will be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library. The final manuscript length of the accepted regular papers is:

  • 6 pages for oral presentation,
  • 4 pages for poster presentation.
The final manuscript length of the accepted student papers is:

  • 4 pages for oral presentation (short paper),
  • 2 pages for poster presentation.

In order to prepare the camera-ready version of your paper please follow these steps:

  • Address the comments from reviewers in the camera-ready paper.
  • Modify your paper if necessary to comply with the final manuscript page limit specified above. Format of the paper must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines (two-column format). Templates for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available here. Please use A4 page size.
  • Put the following copyright notice on the bottom of the first page of your paper: 978-1-4799-4558-0/14/$31.00 ©2014 IEEE.
  • For successful submission your camera-ready PDF files must comply with IEEE Xplore standards. For this reason please verify your PDF file with the IEEE PDF eXpress tool. Please set up an account on the IEEE PDF eXpress website with the Conference ID 32181X and follow the instructions on the website.
  • If your PDF file has passed the PDF eXpress check successfully, please login in the ConfTool and upload your checked PDF file.
  • Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Form (PDF, DOC) and send it to until March 16, 2014. Alternatively, you can also upload it as a separate file (!) to the ConfTool system along with your camera-ready PDF file. In the form, the IEEE PUBLICATION TITLE is 2014 IEEE 17th International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems (DDECS).
  • At least one author of the paper is required to register and pay the conference fee before the early registration deadline (March 16, 2014) and to present the paper/poster. Registration will be possible after the paper acceptance deadline. More information on registration process can be found here.
  • Authors' not following the instructions may result in their paper not being included in the proceedings.

Poster and oral presentation preparation

Poster Presentation

Poster Size A0 / portrait format (height 1189 mm, width 841 mm). Material for fixing the poster is provided.

Oral Presentation

Time limit
  • regular papers: 17 min for oral presentation + 3 min for discussion,
  • short papers 12 min for oral presentation + 3 min for discussion.

PDF and Power Point files are supported for slides. PowerPoint files must be viewable with PowerPoint 2010 or PowerPoint Viewer (the latter tool can be downloaded for free here).