International Conference on IC Design and Technology
September 15 - 17, 2021
Digital conference organized by Fraunhofer IPMS in Dresden, Germany.

International Conference on IC Design and Technology 2021


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Dresden with view towards the old town
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ICICDT 2021 will take place from September 15  to September 17, 2021 in a virtual format. It will be organized by Fraunhofer IPMS in Dresden, Germany.

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.

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.


We are excited to see what the unique format looks like as a virtual event. We will keep the tradition that each paper has a short prerecorded presentation available on demand and there will be new ways for posters and Q&A. Be curious!

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 Hoffmann
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 information about paper submission and registration, please contact the conference office:

Ajda Omrani - mcc Agentur für Kommunikation


For technical information about the conference, please contact the local chair.

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

About the Organizers

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Fraunhofer IPMS headquarters in the north of Dresden.
The business area Center Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT) in the vicinity of the headquarter.
The 300 mm cleanroom at Fraunhofer IPMS-CNT.

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 would have loved to welcome you in Dresden, the capital city of the German state of Saxony. 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. Today, Dresden is 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. 

Dates and Deadlines


Deadline for online paper submission May 5, 2021
Deadline for notification to authors June 9, 2021
Deadline for final paper and copyright form submission June 30, 2021
Deadline for early bird registration
June 30, 2021
Deadline for uploading the pre-recorded presentation August 18, 2021

Paper Preparation and Abstract Upload

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 May 5th, 2021 (UPLOAD PAPER HERE). After selection of papers, authors will be informed of the decision of the Technical Program Committee by e-mail before June 9th, 2021. Soon after that, the preliminary program will be published here online.

Authors of accepted papers have to submit online the final camera-ready manuscript in PDF format and submit online the IEEE Copyright Form before June 30th, 2021. 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.

Final 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 IEEE Xplore.

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

Coming soon!


The program will be announced as soon as it is finalized. 
We are excited to see what the unique format looks like as a virtual event. We will keep the tradition that each paper has a short prerecorded presentation available on demand and there will be new ways for posters and Q&A. Be curious!


Registration will open soon.