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PRIME 2017 and SMACD 2017 Registration

The registration is now open. The full registration covers the publication of 2 papers, access to PRIME and SMACD conference first day workshop, technical sessions, proceedings of both conferences and Company Fair, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome reception and conference dinner. The Workshop registration only includes admission to the workshop on 12th June 2017 along with coffee breaks.

IEEE CASS Scholarship

The IEEE CAS society will grant 10 student registrations for PRIME 2017. In order to apply, to this IEEE CASS support, candidates must be enrolled in a PhD program related to the fields of interest of CASS, be an IEEE Student member and have a paper accepted and selected for presentation at PRIME.

PRIME 2017 and SMACD 2017 Plenary Speakers

Dr. Francesco Pulvirenti
STMicroelectronics
Dr. Roberto G. Massolini
Texas Instruments Kilby Lab
Dr. Tommaso Vali
Micron Semiconductor

PRIME 2017 Best Paper Awards

Based on the reviewer’s and the awards-committee's evaluation, top 30% papers will be awarded as follows:

  • The GOLD LEAF Certificate for the top 10% papers.
  • The SILVER LEAF Certificate for papers between top 10% and top 20%.
  • The BRONZE LEAF Certificate for papers between top 20% and top 30%.

PRIME 2017 and SMACD 2017 - Special Issue

The top ranked papers in both conferences PRIME and SMACD 2017 will be invited to submit extended versions for a Special Issue of Integration, The VLSI Journal (Elsevier).

PRIME 2017 Paper Publication

The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE and IEEE CAS.

The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore.


13th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME 2017) will be held from the 12th to the 15th of June 2017 in Giardini Naxos - Taormina, Italy at the Atahotel Naxos Beach Conference Centre.

PRIME 2017 conference program will reflect the wide spectrum of research topics in Microelectronics and Electronics, building bridges between various research fields. In addition to the technical sessions, opportunities for the conference attendees will be the keynote talks, workshops and social events.

PRIME 2017 is Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE and IEEE CAS.

The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore.

PRIME has been established over the recent years as an important conference where PhD students and post-docs with less than one year post-PhD experience can present their research results and network with experts from industry, academia and research.

The main objectives of PRIME are:

  • to encourage favourable exposure to Ph.D. students in the early stages of their careers,
  • to benchmark Ph.D. research in a friendly and cooperative environment,
  • to enable sharing of student and supervisor experiences of scientific and engineering research,
  • to connect Ph.D. students and their supervisors with companies and research centres.

Important dates

17th February 2017
Paper Submission Deadline
3rd March 2017
Extended Paper Submission Deadline
1st April 2017
Author Notification
15th April 2017
Author Notification
15th April 2017
Camera Ready Paper Submission
30th April 2017
Camera Ready Paper Submission
15th April 2017
Early Registration Deadline
30th April 2017
Early Registration Deadline

Areas of interest:

PRIME 2017 areas of interest are listed below. Other topics within electronics field will also be considered.