Call for Special Sessions

Important dates

Special Session abstract submission
April 11th, 2021
April 18th, 2021
Abstract acceptance notification
April 13th, 2021
April 20th, 2021
Special Session paper submission
May 04th, 2021
Special Session paper notification
June 01st, 2021
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June 22nd, 2021

The aim of the conference is to cope with technology scaling limits and the emergence of novel paradigms. The areas of interest include design, technology, test and dependability of electronic products. The proposed work must introduce new concepts concerning methodologies, tools and theoretical approaches for design, verification and validation.

The papers accepted to the conference will appear in formal IEEE proceedings.

Special Session proposal

DTIS 2021 seeks proposals for Special Sessions. The special sessions should aim at providing a complementary experience with respect to the regular sessions by focusing on hot and emerging topics of interest to the Nanotechnology Community (emerging technologies, approximate computing, beyond Von Neumann architectures such as neuromorphic and in-memory computing), as well as on multidisciplinary topics, that are expected to have a significant impact on the future technologies. A special session could consist of a set of individual presentations or a panel, possibly including experts from the industry. As for the standard sessions, the papers accepted to the special sessions will appear in formal IEEE proceedings.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals for original, high-quality Special Sessions addressing innovative research, highlighting significant topics and emerging issues, related to the conference theme, should not exceed two pages, should describe the topic and intended audience, and include a short bio of organizer(s). All special session proposals should be sent to the special session chair within the standard paper submission deadline (April 18th, 2021).

Proposal submissions should be presented in a single PDF to be sent via e-mail to the Special Session Chair:
Marcello Traiola -


Upon acceptance, special session presenters can prepare either a single paper for the entire session or one paper per presenter to be included in the formal proceedings. For this reason, papers (presenting original and unpublished contributions and that may be 4 pages or 6 pages long) for special session will go through review process. Accepted papers will appear in the formal proceedings of DTIS 2021 symposium. Proceedings will be published by the IEEE and appear in the IEEEXplore Digital Library.

The conference will be held virtually

Considering the influence of coronavirus outbreak and travel restrictions, and, with the intent to protect the health and safety to all of the participants, the 16th International Conference on Design & Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era, scheduled in June 28th-30th 2021, will be virtualized (the participation of all contributors will be by videoconference).

Journal Special Issue

An extended version or developments of the accepted papers will be invited to contribute to a special issue of a journal on the area of the conference.

More details on the special issue