International Conference on IC Design and Technology
July 7-9, 2021 | Dresden, Germany

International Conference on IC Design and Technology 2021


The ICICDT 2021 takes place from July 7th to July 9th, 2021 at Fraunhofer IPMS in Dresden, Germany.

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Dresden with a view towards Saxon Switzerland.
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Dresden with view towards the old town.
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The International Conference on IC Design and Technology (ICICDT) is the global forum for interaction and collaboration of IC design and technology for "accelerating product time-to-market". Close collaboration of the multi-discipline technical fields design/device/process accelerates the implementation of new designs and new technologies into manufacturing.

The ICICDT 2021 Call for Papers is available for download.

IC industry trends toward specializing system design and manufacturing outsourcing, such as fabless design house, wafer foundry, design automation tool/software house, and semiconductor processing tool supplier, created the needs for individuals with multi-discipline technical skills for collaborations. Furthermore, advanced IC technology no longer can offer the same level of control over many parameters that have direct adverse impact on circuit behavior. New IC designs also push the limit of technology, and in some cases require specific fine-tuning of certain process modules in manufacturing. Thus the traditionally separated communities of design and technology, design/device/process, are increasingly intertwined.

Issues that require close interaction and collaboration for trade-off and optimization by all design/device/process fields are addressed in this conference. They are:

  • Design/device/process optimizations and trade-off for leakage current, power consumption, and noise issues in mixed-signals, large scale IC devices, or design re-use.
  • Incorporation of new materials (i.e. dual gate, multi-material active layers, etc.) in IC cell library and design of advanced transistor structures (i.e. Double Gate FDSOI, FinFET, etc.).
  • Implementation of IC design and manufacturing process of new device structures (i.e. PDSOI, FDSOI, MRAM, etc.).
  • Reduction of process and plasma induced damage or reduction of device/process parameter fluctuation through the optimization of circuit design and layout, device structure, manufacturing process, and semiconductor processing tool.

As IC design and process technology continue to advance for increased performance, lower power, and accelerated time-to-market, the engineering activities, traditionally separated along the boundary of design and process technology, will have difficulties in meeting the shrinking window of product optimization tasks. ICICDT provides a forum for engineers, researchers, scientists, professors and students to cross this boundary through interactions of design and process technology on product development and manufacturing. The unique workshop style of the conference provides an opportunity to technologists and product designers to exchange breakthrough ideas and collaborate effectively. Two days of technical presentations and workshops will be preceded by a one-day tutorial program of value to both the expert and the beginner.

2021 ICICDT Executive Committee Members

Advisory Committee: Prof. Stefano D’Amico
Conference Chair: Bich-Yen Nguyen
Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Cezhou Zhao
Technical Program Chair: Prof. Hubert Lakner
Executive Chair: Bich-Yen Nguyen Thuy Dao
Keynote Chair: Prof. Yuichiro Mitani
Local Arrangement Chair: Dr. Wenke Weinreich
Tutorial Chair: Prof. Harald Schenk & Prof. Koji Eriguchi
Exhibition Chair: Tina Hoffman
Publicity & Award Chair: Dr. Kin P. Cheung
Publication Chair: Prof. Chun Zhao
Treasurer: Dr. Dina Triyoso
Secretary: Prof. Wen Liu

Past ICICDT Conferences

To give you an idea of speakers and papers that have appeared at previous ICICDT conferences, please look into the program schedules from past ICICDT Conferences:

  • 2019: Suzhou, China — Program
  • 2018: Otranto, Italy — Program
  • 2017: Austin, Texas, USA — Program
  • 2016: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — Program
  • 2015: Leuven, Belgium — Program
  • 2014: Austin, Texas, USA — Program
  • 2013: Pavia, Italy — Program
  • 2012: Austin, Texas, USA — Program
  • 2011: Kaohsiung, Taiwan — Program
  • 2010: Grenoble, France — Program
  • 2009: Austin, Texas, USA — Program
  • 2008: Grenoble, France — Program

Contact Information

For technical information about the conference, please contact:

Dr. Wenke Weinreich - Fraunhofer IPMS (Center Nanoelectronic Technologies CNT)

  • Königsbrücker Str. 178 - 01099 Dresden, Germany
  • Phone: +49 351 26 07-3053
  • Email: wenke.weinreich@ipms.fraunhofer.de


For information about paper submission, please contact:

Dr. Wenke Weinreich - Fraunhofer IPMS (Center Nanoelectronic Technologies CNT)

  • Königsbrücker Str. 178 - 01099 Dresden, Germany
  • Phone: +49 351 26 07-3053
  • Email: wenke.weinreich@ipms.fraunhofer.de


For information about registration, please contact:

Dr. Wenke Weinreich - Fraunhofer IPMS (Center Nanoelectronic Technologies CNT)

  • Königsbrücker Str. 178 - 01099 Dresden, Germany
  • Phone: +49 351 26 07-3053
  • Email: wenke.weinreich@ipms.fraunhofer.de

Venue & Accomodation

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Dresden with a view towards the old town.
Fraunhofer IPMS headquarters in the north of Dresden.


Dresden is the capital city of the German state of Saxony and has around 790,000 inhabitants. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. Since German reunification in 1990, Dresden has again become a cultural, educational and political centre of Germany and Europe. The Dresden University of Technology is one of the 10 largest universities in Germany. The economy of Dresden and its agglomeration is one of the most dynamic in Germany and ranks first in Saxony. It is dominated by high-tech branches, often called “Silicon Saxony”. Dresden is one of the most visited cities in Germany with 4.7 million overnight stays per year.

Fraunhofer IPMS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is one of 74 institutes in Germany with a modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, microsystems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics. Fraunhofer IPMS is a worldwide leader in research and development services for electronic and photonic microsystems in the fields of Smart Industrial Solutions, Medical & Health applications and Improved Quality of Life. Innovative products can be found in all large markets – such as ICT, consumer products, automobile technology, semiconductor technology, measurement and medical technology – products which are based upon various technology developed at Fraunhofer IPMS.


We have reserved some rooms for you at cheaper rates in the following two hotels (limited capacity).

Gewandhaushotel Dresden
For reservations please contact:

  • Phone: 0049-351-4949 47 
  • Fax: 0049-351-4949 455 
  • Email: reservations@gewandhaus-hotel.de 
  • Please use the keyword "ICICDT"!

IBIS Dresden City Center
For reservations please contact:

  • Phone: 0049-351 48564856
  • Fax: 0049-351 48562999
  • Email: reservierung@ibis-dresden.de 
  • Please use the keyword "ICICDT"!


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Dates and Deadlines

Call for Papers

The call for papers will be announced soon. 

Relevant Dates and Deadlines - to be determined

Deadline for online paper submission XX.XX.2021
Deadline for notification to authors XX.XX.2021
Deadline for advance registration XX.XX.2021
Deadline for final paper and copyright form submission XX.XX.2021


XX.XX.2021 Tutorials
XX.XX.2021 Keynote Presentations & Technical Sessions
XX.XX.2021 Technical Sessions

Paper Preparation

ICICDT 2021 allows only online submission of the papers in pdf format. Papers submitted for ICICDT 2021 must not exceed four pages with all illustrations and references included. The IEEE templateis available for download. Each paper should have 2-4 pages. Please format your paper according to the Manuscript Specifications.

Due to timing constraints associated with the paper review process, paper must be received by (date to be determined)After selection of papers, authors will be informed of the decision of the Technical Program Committee by e-mail before (date to be determined). At the same time, the Preliminary Program will be published on the Internet.

Authors of accepted papers have to submit online the final camera-ready manuscript in PDF format and submit online the IEEE Copyright Form before (date to be determined). The working language for the conference is English, which will be used for all presentations and printed material.

Review Process

Papers submitted for review must clearly state:

  • the purpose of the work;
  • how and to what extent it advances the art;
  • specific new results and their impact.

The degree to which the paper deals with these issues will affect whether the paper is selected. The most frequent cause of rejection of submitted papers is a lack of new results. Only work that has not been previously published at the time of the conference will be considered. Submission of a paper for review and subsequent acceptance is considered as an agreement that the work will not be placed in the public domain prior to the conference.

Paper Submission

ICICDT 2021 allows only online submission of the papers in PDF format. Please strictly follow the guidelines in Author Information while preparing the paper.

It is MANDATORY to verify the PDF file of the paper for IEEE compliance before submission using PDF Express. Papers that are not IEEE compliant will not be included in the proceedings nor published on IEEExplore.

When checked with PDF Express the paper is NOT submitted yet. After receiving confirmation of compliance from PDF Express authors must submit the PDF file approved by PDF Express through the online submission system.

Please double check the informations that you provide during online submission:

  • title of the paper,
  • name, affiliation, e-mail address of the authors,
  • name of the corresponding author,
  • complete mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Since these informations will be used unchanged in the conference program and proceedings, it is important that you enter them correctly. Please rember to submit online also the IEEE Copyright Form after submitting the final paper.

Speaker Information

Guidelines for Speakers

  • For regular papers and invited papers 10 minutes are allocated for presentation. No questions are allowed during the presentation.
  • Please use the ICICDT slide template for the preparation of the slides.
  • Please fill the ICICDT speaker profile form.
  • All presenters are required to prepare a poster. After the presentation sessions, workshops take place in which presenters can discuss their posters with the attendees.
  • The same speaker cannot present more than two papers.
  • Only presentations in Powerpoint or PDF electronic format will be allowed.
  • Please use only standard fonts available in Microsoft Windows in English.
  • The facilities in the lecture halls will be optimized for electronic presentations and each room will be equipped with a beamer and a terminal (PC) to run the presentations.
  • The use of private laptops for the presentation will not be allowed.
  • Transparencies and slides cannot be used.
  • To maximize the impact of your paper, please observe the following guidelines when preparing the slides.

Page Preparation

  1. Use horizontal (landscape) format.
  2. Avoid too much information on a page. Do not use thin lines or small fonts (use font sizes 24 pt).
  3. Use a white background with black or dark colors for the figures and text.
  4. Prepare a title page for your talk.
  5. If a page is used more than once in a presentation, make a duplicate copy.


  1. Begin your talk with an outline of the presentation, including an introduction and conclusion. Put this outline on a slide.
  2. Make clear which part of your talk you are now presenting.
  3. Focus on the most important parts of your work. Emphasize what is new and how it compares with previous work.
  4. The information in each page should be recognizable by the audience in a few seconds.
  5. Don't make too many pages: 8 (15) pages are close to optimum for the 10 (15) minutes allowed.


  1. Upload your presentation and your speaker profile with the form below and send it by e-mail to your Session Chair before XXXX. Please bring also a soft-copy of the presentation with yourself at the Conference.
  2. Meet the session chairman in the designated lecture hall 20 minutes before the beginning of the first talk in your session.
  3. Ensure that your session chairman has a copy of your biography.


  1. At the end of each morning or afternonn session there will be a workshop for discussion on the presented papers for which each speacker has to prepare a poster.
  2. The maximum size of the poster has to be A0 portrait (vertical).
  3. The layout and format of the poster is free.

Upload Slides and Speaker Profile

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Upload your Slides here (.ppt/.pptx/.pdf)
Upload your Profile here (.doc/.docx/.pdf)


The program will be announced as soon as it is finalized.


Registration will open soon.