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18-21 June 2023 - Valencia, Spain

18th International Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics

PRIME 2023 will be held at Hotel Primus in Valencia, Spain. 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 goals of the conference are:
to encourage favourable exposure to PhD students in the early stages of their careers
to benchmark PhD research in a friendly and cooperative environment
to enable sharing of student and supervisor experiences of scientific and engineering research
to connect PhD students and their supervisors with companies and research centres

PRIME 2023 will feature a conference program reflecting 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, exhibits and social events. The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE and IEEE CAS and accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore's scope and quality requirements.

Areas of Interest

Analog/Digital Signal Processing
Computer Aided Design
Analog/Digital/Mixed/RF IC Design
Integrated Power ICs
Sensors/Systems and MEMS
Semiconductor Memories
RF, Microwave and mm-wave Circuits
VLSI and SoC Applications
Visual Signal Processing
Energy Harvesting
Flexible Electronics
Technical Trends & Challenges

Other topics within the electronics field will also be considered.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: March 12th, 2023
Notification of acceptance: April 12th, 2023
Final paper submission deadline: April 29th, 2023

Organizing Committee

Amara Amara (Terre des hommes) General Chair
Andrei Vladimirescu (University of California) Technical Program Committee Co-Chair
Gianluca Giustolisi (University of Catania) Technical Program Committee Co-Chair
Franco Maloberti (University of Pavia) Finance Chair
Yoko Uwate (University of Tokushima) WiCAS & YP Co-Chair
Fidel Makatia (Autodesk) WiCAS & YP Co-Chair
Edoardo Bonizzoni (University of Pavia) Industrial Liaison Chair
Elisabetta Moisello (University of Pavia) Publication Chair
Bernd Deutschmann (Graz University of Technology) Publication Chair
Antonio Aprile (University of Pavia) Publicity Chair
Marta Daffara (Pragma Congressi) Local Arrangement Chair
Eduard Alarcon (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) International Liaison Co-Chair
Antonio Luque (University of Seville) International Liaison Co-Chair

Steering Committee

Franco Maloberti (University of Pavia)
Catherine Dehollain (EPFL)
Alberto Gola (Power Integrations)
Bernd Deutschmann (TU Graz)
Elena Blokhina (University College Dublin)
Gunhan Dundar (Bagazici University)
Anton Klotz (Cadence)
Ravinder Dahiya (University of Glasgow)
Nuno Horta (University of Lisbon)
Edoardo Bonizzoni (University of Pavia)
Salvatore Pennisi (University of Catania)

Conference Venue

Hotel Primus

The conference venue is Hotel Primus, a magnificent location in Valencia, just a few steps from City of Arts and Sciences. This superior 4-star hotel stands out for its open, bright spaces and avant-garde interior design with elements designed by prestigious architects such as Patricia Urquiola, Francesc Rifé and Jean Marie Massaud.
Hotel Primus is located in a privileged enclave next to the City of Arts and Sciences and the Turia Gardens, in the most modern commercial area of Valencia; it is very close to the beaches, Marina Real and just 3 km from the city centre.
The Hotel is led by a young, experienced, versatile and dynamic team and features:
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant, Cafeteria and Lounge Bar
24 hour room service
2000 m² private garden and 75 m² outdoor terrace
Free outdoor swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests
Gym, Spa and treatment rooms
7 fully equipped meeting rooms

Information for Authors

The PRIME 2023 Call For Papers is available for download. The working language for the conference is English, which will be used for all presentations and printed material.
Any author can submit an unlimited number of papers, but the same speaker cannot present more than two papers.
The first author/presenter of each paper must be either a PhD student, a Master's student or a Bachelor's student; by PhD student we mean a student who is currently working toward his/her PhD thesis or who has discussed his/her PhD thesis whitin one year in advance of the paper submission deadline.
The maximum number of authors per paper is five (the student, the advisor and no more than three co-workers).

Paper Preparation and Submission

Paper Length: The maximum number of accepted pages is 4, including all figures, tables and references.
Paper Size: Only US Letter (8.5" x 11") or A4 (210mm x 297mm) formats are allowed.
Paper Format: Authors should prepare the manuscript according to the IEEE double column conference paper template style.
File Size: The size of the PDF files submitted should not exceed 2.0 MB.

Reviewing Process

Papers submitted for review must clearly state:
the purpose of the work
how and to what extent it advances the state-of-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 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 by the Committee as an agreement that the work will not be placed in the public domain prior to the conference. The quality of the conference will be guaranteed by a thoroughly selected Technical Program Committee, which will provide feedback to the authors.


Based on the reviewers' and the awards-committee's evaluation top 30% papers will be awarded as follows:
GOLD LEAF Certificate for the top 10% papers
SILVER LEAF Certificate for papers between top 10% and top 20%
BRONZE LEAF Certificate for papers between top 20% and top 30%

Plagiarism and excessive re-use of earlier material

Papers submitted for PRIME 2023 will be checked for plagiarism and improper re-use of authors’ earlier material using IEEE CrossCheck.

Ethical policy

PRIME 2023 follows IEEE ethical guidelines and policies in terms of non-discrimination and privacy.

Company Fair

As in previous editions, a company fair will be held at the PRIME 2023 conference venue to promote networking and allow participants to establish cooperations with industries.

Several exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis:
PLATINUM SPONSOR (limited availability)
WELCOME RECEPTION (one available)

A detailed prospectus can be downloaded here.