IEEE A-SSCC 2013 (Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference)
Student Design Contest


More than 10 chip designs reflecting the advanced research in academies were selected among the accepted student papers and honorably invited to demonstrate their design results on the conference site with poster. Based on the on-site demonstration results, 3 best student designs will be selected and awarded. The other participants will be honored by A-SSCC SDC certificates.

General Guidelines

  • The student design contest (SDC) session is intended to provide an interactive demonstration of excellent student designs. Authors can demonstrate their design results, operations and detail concepts vividly to the conference participants.

  • Authors should bring their chip and test/demonstration equipments to the conference site to showcase their design results during the conference period; from the first day till the second day of the conference (However, the first day (Nov. 11) demonstration is very important because the award winners are determined by the demonstration review on the first day).

  • The operation of the chip will be demonstrated by showing the important waveforms verifying the design concepts or by showing visual criterions for the performance of the chip.

  • Although it is not recommended, the authors may bring the test result data stored in the notebook and replay them at the conference site instead of the real demonstration.

  • Most of the test equipments necessary for the demonstration should be brought by the authors themselves (The notebook type test equipment is recommended). Please contact the SDC chair, Dr. Ting-Ping Liu ( or Prof. Yong Ping Xu ( should you have any questions.

Specific Guidelines

  • Please prepare a self-complete test board in order to avoid the necessity of the external test equipment such as the function generator or large oscilloscope.

  • TWO pieces of poster boards are prepared to attach the posters in portrait format with a maximum size of 46.8 inches (height) by 33 inches (width) (1 inch=2.54 cm). Posters have to be attached to the boards using adhesive tape (available on site). The poster should allow the attendees to recognize the key points of the work easily from a distance of at least 10 feet (3 meters) and to facilitate more detailed discussions with the authors.

  • The poster will typically consist of a number of 8.5 x 11 in. or A4 pages tacked to the bulletin board, although larger paper formats are acceptable and even desirable.

  • The poster is best composed of a few large significant graphs/illustrations annotated clearly with only enough text to headline key points like purpose, conclusions, and impact.

  • The poster should not consist of a copy of the manuscript.

  • One page is to consist of the paper title, authors and affiliation.

  • A second page is to consist of a brief abstract outlining the key points of the paper.

  • Use a minimum font size of 18 points for text and 30 points for headings.

  • Limit text to 4-6 key points per page.

  • Limit graphs or illustrations to 2 per page.

  • Appropriate use of color is encouraged.

  • A 72 inches (Length) by 30 inches (width) long table will be placed in front of the each poster board for the design demonstration. Poser socket and wireless internet will also be provided. The electric outlet is 230V, 50Hz.

  • The venue for Student Design Contest is at Conference rooms, Pisces 1-3, Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre.

  • If You need to ship the materials, please ship to the following address:

            Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre
            Pisces 1-3 Conference rooms, Level 1.
            8 Sentosa Gateway,
            Singapore 6577 8888
            ATTN: You need to arrange own receiver.

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