Important Dates

20th January 2017
Notification of
04th March 2017
24th March 2017
Conference dates: 19th to 21th April 2017

Camera-Ready Version (due March 24, 2017)

The camera-ready papers are uploaded using ConfTool.
All the accepted papers (oral presentations as well as poster presentations) will be included in the proceedings and will be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library or Fraunhofer Publica, except for the work-in-progress papers. The highest ranking papers will be invited to publish on the IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing as a special DDECS session.

The final manuscript length of the accepted papers is 6 pages in case of regular papers (both oral and poster presentations) and 4 pages in case of student papers.

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 in the Paper Format section. Format of the paper must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines (two-column format, A4 page size).
  • 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 (Conference ID: 40443X).
  • All accepted papers will be checked against plagiarism. In the case a paper does not contain at least 90% of original work, it will not be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Form (PDF) until March 24, 2017 (it does not apply to the work-in-progress papers). Please, send it as a separate file to In the form, the IEEE publication title is 2017 IEEE 20th 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 and to present the paper/poster. Registration will be possible after the paper acceptance deadline.

Authors' not following the instructions may result in their paper not being included in the proceedings.

Work-in-progress Papers
Work-in-progress papers will be accepted for oral presentation. At least one author of the paper is required to register and pay the work-in-progress registration fee and to present the paper.
These papers will be included in the Informal DDECS 2017 Proceedings with a non-IEEE ISBN number. The Proceedings will be distributed electronically to all DDECS 2017 participants.

  • The papers should not exceed 6 pages in the IEEE two-column format.
  • The submission of your camera-ready PDF file is adviced to be verified/generated with the IEEE PDF eXpress tool (Conference ID: 40443X).
  • No copyright transfer will be required.
  • All accepted papers will be checked against plagiarism.
Poster and Oral Presentation Preparation

Poster Presentation

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

Oral Presentation

Time limit
  • regular papers: 17 min for oral presentation + 3 min for discussion,
  • student papers: 12 min for oral presentation + 3 min for discussion,
  • work-in-progress: 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).

Paper Format

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.
  • Work-in-progress Paper: A paper presenting a new research in progress, evolving ideas, novel research directions, and/or experimental research, early results. The paper should have at most 6 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.

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.

Paper Acceptance (due March 04, 2017)

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 2017 for oral presentation or poster presentation.
A special Issue/Section of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing will be dedicated to the selected DDECS 2017 papers that fit to the scope of the journal. Authors of those papers, presented at DDECS 2017, will be encouraged to submit a substantially extended version to the special issue, which will then undergo a full competitive review process (target acceptance rate of 30%). There will be a specific call for this special issue with more details on submission after the conference.

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