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The Second International Conference on Advances in Circuits, Electronics and Micro-electronics


October 11-16, 2009 - Sliema, Malta

Call for Papers

Innovations in special circuits, electronics and micro-electronics are the key support for a large spectrum of applications. The conference is focusing on several complementary aspects and targets the advances in each on it: signal processing and electronics for high speed processing, micro- and nano-electronics, special electronics for implantable and wearable devices, sensor related electronics focusing on low energy consumption, and special applications domains of telemedicine and ehealth, bio-systems, navigation systems, automotive systems, home-oriented electronics, bio-systems, etc. These applications led to special design and implementation techniques, reconfigurable and self-reconfigurable devices, and require particular methodologies to be integrated on already existing Internet-based communications and applications. Special care is required for particular devices intended to work directly with human body (implantable, wearable, ehealth), or in a human-close environment (telemedicine, house-oriented, navigation, automotive). The mini-size required by such devices confronted the scientists with special signal processing requirements.

CENICS 2009 continues a series of events initiated in 2008, capturing the advances on special circuits, electronics, and micro-electronics on both theory and practice, from fabrication to applications using these special circuits and systems. The topics cover fundamentals of design and implementation, techniques for deployment in various applications, and advances in signal processing.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.  All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.

Semiconductors and applications

  • Special semiconductors
  • Tunable bandgap semiconductors
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Polarization
  • Breakdown voltage
  • Superconductivity
  • Ferromagnetism
  • Biocompatibility
  • Chemical and thermal stability
  • Power amplification at very high frequencies
  • High temperature electronics
  • LEDs and lasers
  • Photodetectors
  • Transistors
  • Piezoelectric filters

Design, models and languages

  • Languages and models for specification and design of hardware
  • Robust, reliable and/or safe embedded electronics
  • Circuits/hardware description languages
  • Standards related to design languages
  • Processor and memory design
  • Embedded system design
  • VHDL-related standards
  • Electronic circuits modelling
  • Automatic generation of models
  • Quantitative analysis of models
  • Distributed CAD systems
  • Collaborative design based on Internet and WWW
  • Electronic systems design based on WWW
  • System- and high-level synthesis, HW/SW codesign

Signal processing circuits

  • Signal processing
  • High-speed signal processing
  • Multi-scale signal processing and imaging
  • Asynchronous circuits and systems
  • High frequency processing
  • Power and signal amplifiers
  • Parallel processing circuits
  • Equalization processing
  • Compression, transcoding, and applied signal processing

Arithmetic computational circuits

  • Operational arithmetic circuits
  • Basic arithmetic operations
  • Modular operations
  • Decimal-floating point operations
  • Multiple-precision operations
  • Squaring and exponentiation
  • Polynomial evaluations
  • Periodic functions
  • Operational approximations
  • Parallel decimal operations


  • Components and circuits for communications
  • HMIC and MMIC design
  • Micro-electronics
  • Nano-electronics
  • Lasers and mini-lasers
  • Miniature devices
  • Low power electronics
  • Nano-scale electronics materials

Electronics technologies

  • Organic optoelectronic
  • Implantable electronics
  • Wearable electronics
  • Low power electronics
  • Electronic microarray technology and applications
  • RF and Microwave

Special circuits

  • Programmable circuits
  • Design of reconfigurable micro-chips
  • VLSI circuits design
  • Low-noise circuits
  • Digital modulators
  • Micro-sensors
  • Micro-antennas
  • Thermal circuits
  • Reconfigurable circuits
  • Dynamically reconfigurable processors
  • Oscillators
  • VCOs and phased-array transmitters

Consumer electronics

  • Home-oriented electronics
  • Biometric circuits
  • Home gateway
  • Home theater circuitry
  • Game systems
  • Interactive and directed programming electronics
  • Advanced DVD and CD
  • Interactive and directed programming electronics

Application-oriented electronics

  • Navigation electronics
  • Industrial electronics
  • Automotive electronics
  • Application-oriented electronics
  • Telemedicine and eHealth electronics
  • Biochip design for health science applications
  • Bio-systems and miniature instruments
  • Biosensors and biosensor networks
  • Industrial measurement electronics
  • Industrial control electronics
  • Energy distribution electronics
  • Energy saving and conversion circuits
  • Indoor and outdoor light control systems
  • Power electronics
  • Avionics electronics
  • Railways electronics
  • Vehicular electronics
  • Embedded electronics
  • Process industry electronics


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) May 20, 2009 June 5 , 2009
Notification June 30, 2009 July 3, 2009
Registration July 15, 2009 July 18, 2009
Camera ready July 20, 2009

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the Conference Publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "POSTER : Posters".  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "WIP: Work in Progress".  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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