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12-15 June 2022 - Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy

17th International Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics

PRIME 2022 will be held in presence (provided that the Covid-19 pandemic situation allows it) at Tanka Village in Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy and will be co-located with SMACD 2022. 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 2022 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: February 18th, 2022
Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2022
Final paper submission deadline: April 29th, 2022

Organizing Committee

Franco Maloberti (University of Pavia) General Chair
Edoardo Bonizzoni (University of Pavia) Technical Program Committee Chair
Piero Malcovati (University of Pavia) Publication Chair
Antonio Aprile (University of Pavia) Publicity Co-Chair
Alessandro Cabrini (University of Pavia) Publicity Co-Chair
Elisabetta Moisello (University of Pavia) Finance Chair
Marta Daffara (Pragma Congressi) Local Arrangement Co-Chair
Massimo Barbaro (University of Cagliari) Local Arrangement 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)

Conference Venue

Tanka Village

The conference venue is the Tanka Village, a marvelous resort in Villasimius, on the coast of south Sardinia. Tanka Village features a variety of sports facilities, including five tennis courts, football pitches, bowling greens, volleyball courts and a gym. Furthermore it features a private beach, five restaurants (including one poolside) and six bars.

With different locations around the resort, accommodation ranges from rooms to suites to bungalows. All air-conditioned, they also feature a fridge, satellite TV and a balcony or patio. Moreover, Tanka Village features a large olympic-size swimming pool, as well as a shallow water area including a waterfall. The resort overlooks the stretch of coast from Simius beach to Porto Giunco, connecting two of the most beautiful beaches in southern Sardinia. The centre of Villasimius is 1 km from Tanka Village, while Cagliari Elmas Airport can be reached in approximately 1-hour drive.

VOI Tanka Village
Via Degli Oleandri 7, 09049 Villasimius (IT)

Information for Authors

The PRIME 2022 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 format and submission guidelines are illustrated in the Submissions section.

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 2022 will be checked for plagiarism and improper re-use of authors’ earlier material using IEEE CrossCheck.

Ethical policy

PRIME 2022 follows IEEE ethical guidelines and policies in terms of non-discrimination and privacy.


Authors are invited to submit papers online. PRIME 2022 will accept only electronic submission through the EasyChair platform in PDF format.
Submitted papers must respect the following specifications.
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.