Paper Submission

The ISSCC Paper Submission Website will be available starting July 1, 2021

Firm Deadline for Electronic Submission of Papers:
September 8th 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 GMT)

Electronic Submission of Abstract, Draft Manuscript, and Pre-Publication Material

Authors should submit 2 items for review: 1) An informative and quantitative Abstract; 2) A Draft Manuscript for the Digest of Technical Papers. Be sure to read the Pre-Publication Guidelines (summarized below) carefully.

The submission Website will be available starting July 1, 2021. You may consult the Website for instructions at any time after this date. To submit a paper, go to:  to upload the manuscript and provide the requested additional information. The full manuscript must be submitted by September 8, 2021. During the submission process you will be asked for a suggested subject area, however this subject area may be changed by the ISSCC organization to streamline the review process. A sample abstract and draft Digest paper can be found at the ISSCC Website (single-column double-spaced format is required for the paper-review process). All speakers will have the possibility to present their paper remotely, if requested.

Additional Submission Details

The Abstract must be submitted to the Submission Website. It must not exceed 500 characters (including spaces). The Abstract must be factual and provide as complete and quantitative a description as possible, including specific and concrete performance data. Claims such as “new”, “advanced”, “novel”, “high-performance”, and “high-speed” are not acceptable. Please refer to the sample abstract on the submission Website. Note that the ISSCC reserves the right to modify the paper title when technically appropriate.

Three PDF files must be uploaded to the Submissions Website, as defined by the ISSCC templates: The first, for the draft manuscript text, is limited to 4 pages in single-column double-spaced format, using 12 pt Arial Narrow font with fewer than 10,000 characters (including spaces, title, and 3 to 6 references). The second, for the figures, must not exceed 10 pages with one figure including caption per page. The first 7 figures, including a die photo must be referred to in the text. In addition, up to 3 optional supplementary figures can be included for review purposes. We strongly encourage you to include a comparison table as one of the figures. The manuscript text must contain all essential information, including relevant references. Papers exceeding the length limit will be immediately rejected, as requiring length editing. Complex multipart figures are not allowed (for example, Figures 2a and 2b will be counted as two figures!). Tables count, and are labeled, as figures. If a die-photo and/or comparison table is available, they can be included as part of the 7-figure limit. Supplementary figures will NOT be part of the final manuscript, and should NOT be referred to in the text of the paper, but serve ONLY as additional material for the reviewers. These 3 figures should be described with no more than 4 sentences in their captions with figures labeled as “Fig. S1, S2, S3”. The third, for additional references. For further details, see the ISSCC Website.

Policy Regarding Paper-Submission Deadline

Due to the timing constraints associated with the paper review process, Paper Submissions must be received by the deadlines shown below to be considered by the Program Committee.

Firm Deadline for Electronic Submission of Papers

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 • 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 GMT)

The Conference Pre-Publication Policy: As the premier global forum for the debut of technical innovations in integrated circuits and systems, ISSCC cannot accept papers whose key innovative ideas and results have already been disclosed to the public. To assess the novelty of a paper, the program committee evaluates its content against all background or baseline information that was pre-published by the authors. Disclosures considered as pre-publication include: (1) Publicly available data in articles, manuals, data sheets, trade journals, application notes, other conferences, and press releases, which contain substantial technical information such as schematics, principles of operation, architectures, and algorithms. (2) Some previously publicly copyrighted material, such as in an IEEE publication. (3) Material submitted for which publication decision is still pending. (4) Material accepted for publication elsewhere. (5) Material available on a public website at any time up to the first day of the next ISSCC. Disclosures not considered pre-publication include: (1) Electronic copies of articles posted by authors on publicly accessible websites or preprint servers such as IEEE policy regarding sharing and posting of articles is described in the IEEE Author Center. (2) Preliminary datasheets or a product announcement with no technical details. (3) Presentation at a limited-attendance workshop with no proceedings. A key element here involves the ability to find any handouts via electronic means or in a printed catalog. For example, if handouts are available to attendees of a workshop, but are not subsequently downloadable or orderable, this is acceptable. (4) Information from an advance program or information from IEEE-sponsored press meetings after publication or formal press release. (5) Information provided under non-disclosure agreements (NDA) to customers, partners, or other parties, (6) Final, signed versions of Master’s or Ph.D. theses available in open repositories, either printed or online. A thesis published for profit is an exception, and is considered prepublication. (7) Published patents and patent applications. Authors must disclose all material that may fall into the pre-publication category as part of the submission process.

For further details on Pre-Publication Policy, Double-Blind Review or assistance in assigning a subject area, contact the Program Chair: Edith Beigne, Tel: +1-650-709-8127, Email: