September 2-5, 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Student Travel Grant

With generous support from IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Outreach Initiative and some industry sponsors, SOCC 2014 will offer travel grants for students all over the world to attend the conference and present their work. The grants will only be available to student members of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. If you are not a CAS member yet, you are highly encouraged to join IEEE CAS Society now (student membership fee is only $10). Support is provided only for graduate students (Masters and Ph.D. level) who author/co-author an accepted paper at SOCC 2014.
The student travel grant is meant to partially cover the travel expenses of participating in SOCC 2014. Each award recipient will receive up to $1000 ($500 for US and Canada students) to cover the cost for conference/tutorial registration, economy airfare, and lodging. The awardees are required to attend the full conference technical program including the one-day tutorial school. The number and amount of the awards will be determined based on the number of eligible applicants and the availability of funds.
Interested students are required to submit an application for student travel award, which will consist of:

  1. A cover letter which provides such information as
    • Name
    • University/Country
    • Academic status (M.S./Ph.D. student)
    • Name of applicant’s advisor
    • Student email
    • IEEE student member number
    • Paper title accepted by SOCC 2014, and
    • Role at SOCC 2014 (conference presenter/co-author)
  2. A short personal statement including
    • A summary of research interests and accomplishments to date
    • A brief description of areas of SOCC 2014 program that would impact the student’s research, and
    • A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student
  3. The student’s curriculum vitae
  4. A budget regarding the cost of attendance at SOCC 2014, and
  5. A supporting letter on institutional letterhead from the student’s graduate advisor that confirms
    • The student’s academic standing
    • Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference, and
    • The matching financial support provided to the student.

Additional requirements:

  • One full conference registration should be paid in advance along with the final paper submission
  • Recipients of awards must confirm acceptance of the offer within 7 days after notification by emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The awardees are encouraged to timely share their conference experiences by using social media (tweets, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • A one-page report is required to be submitted by the end of the conference to provide their evaluation, feedback and concerns.
  • Check/cash reimbursement will be processed on the last date of the conference with proof of travel expenses incurred by the recipients.

Applicants are required to submit their application package in a single PDF file through the final paper submission page in our START system. Alternatively, applications can be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants who do not meet the above guidelines will not be considered. The deadline of the application is June 30, 2014. You will be notified of the status of your application by July 25, 2014.


• Submission deadline: June 30, 2014
• Award notification: July 25, 2014.

SoC Tech Tutorial School Grant

SOCC2014 will also offer the SoC Tech Tutorial School Grant to graduate students for participating in a full day intensive lectures on SoC research and development. A tentative tutorial program can be accessed here. To apply, please follow the instructions for tutorial grant applications. Note that the applicants must NOT “doubledip”, i.e., must not receive SOCC Student Travel Grant.


Final camera-ready papers due: June 30, 2014.

Thank you for your contribution to SOCC 2014. Please follow the instructions to prepare and submit your papers.


All papers must be in English, and submitted in PDF format through the web page.
Please comply with the following guidelines.  In certain cases, non-compliance may lead to paper rejection. Additional details can be found in the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.

  • Please include in the final manuscript any recommendations received from reviewers as a result of the review phase. These recommendations must not alter the paper fundamentals.
  • All the formatting requirements, font size and document style requirements, illustration requirements, must follow the recommendations already used in preparing the initial submission and found on the initial submission page for Regular Papers and Design Track papers.

Regular Papers, Poster Papers:

  • The page limits for both regular papers and regular poster papers will be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of 6 pages, including figures and references.
  • Both kinds of papers are handled equally from a publication point of view. The difference between a regular paper and a poster paper is only in the way they are presented at the conference:
    • Regular papers are presented orally in a 20 minutes talk + 5 minutes Q&A session
    • Poster papers are all displayed in parallel at the poster session with the authors present to answer questions and discuss their papers with the audience.
  • For details on how to prepare your presentation slides or your poster, please refer to the Presentation Guidelines.

Design Track Papers:

  • The page limits for Design Track papers will be a maximum of 2 pages
  • Design Track papers are presented orally in a 15 minutes talk + 5 minutes Q&A session

Each paper is required to have at least one full paid registration from one of the authors by June 30, 2013

In case of an author with multiple papers, a single registration of the author is sufficient for the multiple papers. Student registration will not be counted towards this requirement. Registration will open soon. Please watch this web site for updates.


For Regular Papers, regardless of the presentation category (paper or poster), all accepted manuscripts will be published in IEEE Xplore and therefore must meet certain publication standards. Although Design Track papers will not be published in IEEE Xplore they should meet the same standards than regular papers.

Minimum requirements:

Each PDF for IEEE Xplore® must have all of these characteristics.
1. Be PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5) or later but not Acrobat 9.
2. Must be created with a PDF distiller. Scanning is not permitted.
3. Embeds or subsets all fonts. Doing so helps makes sure that the mathematics appears as
intended and improves text searching in the PDF. Please note some TrueType
fonts have a setting added by the font designer that prevents the font from being embedded
and should be avoided.
4. Does not have a password or other security settings.
5. Does not contain any bookmarks or links.
6. Does not contain crop marks, registration marks, date stamp, time stamp, page numbers, or any other
mark that does not appear in the official version of the publication.
7. Does not contain any PostScript that overrides the settings file.
8. Does not use PDF attachments.
9. Does not consist of a PDF Package or Merged PDF, a PDF 1.7 (Acrobat 8) feature.

  • Avoid the usage of non-English fonts, especially Asian fonts.

SOCC 2014 requires compliance with the IEEE PDF Specification for IEEE Xplore

Before you submit your final PDF, it is mandatory to use IEEE PDF eXpress to have it checked for compliance with the above specification.

IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEEXplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF Check function).

Steps for submission:

  1. Create your manuscript(s)
  2. Proofread and check layout of manuscript (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF eXpress.)
  3. Create IEEE PDF eXpress account. Conference ID is 33110XP
    Click here to enter:
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  4. Upload source file(s) for conversion; and/or PDF(s) for checking
  5. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to attain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s). The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support. 
    For instructions see “Using IEEE PDF eXpress Plus.”
  6. If your paper has passed the check, you will receive an email stating so. Please save this email as you will need to upload it together with your final paper. Please disregard any deadline given in the email. Our own deadline is still June 30.
  7. Log into your PDF eXpress Plus account, click on the "Approve for Collection" link and follow the instructions to rename and approve your paper.
  8. Submit the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper through
    using the passcode provided to you by email.
    The deadline is 30-June-2014.
  9. After submitting your final paper you will be directed to the conference registration page. If you don't register when submitting your final paper, you may as well return at any time using your passcode and finish your registration and payment.
    Remember that each paper MUST have at least one paid full (non-student) registration, registered and paid until June 30!

If you forgot your passcode, please contact the Program Chairs.


In order to publish your paper we need a signed IEEE Copyright Transfer Form from you. This form is available here in Word and PDF format. If you want to submit this form electronically, please fill out and sign the form, then scan it into a PDF file, and upload it together with your paper.

Welcome! This is the last stage of the long process, and you are almost done. Consider presentation of your papers as an opportunity to impress experts in your field. Please read the following instructions and prepare your presentation materials accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Chairs.

Regular Papers (oral presentation):

The SOC Conference uses PowerPoint presentations for PCs ONLY. Overhead or slide projectors will not be used. PowerPoint presentations prepared on a Mac or under Linux may not show up properly on a PC under Windows, so authors are advised to test their slides on a Windows PC.

The meeting room will be equipped with a computer and a beam projector, a microphone, and a laser pointer. If you have audio/visual needs beyond the above listed equipment, please send an e-mail to the Program Chairs.


  • To avoid any unforeseeable technical problems, it is mandatory to e-mail your slides tThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to your session chair by August 29, so that the session chair can go through the slides in advance, and that we can save the slides to the computers. Please send your short biography as well, so that the chair can introduce you properly to the audience. The session chair email information will be in the conference program.
  • In addition, bring your PowerPoint presentation on a CD or a USB flash memory stick.
  • Meet the session chair during the intermission prior to the session to make sure your presentation is loaded correctly or, if it is not, to upload the presentation from your USB stick or CD. Also, be prepared to give a well readable, short biography to the chair, in case your email version is not accessible for the introduction.


Each speaker will be introduced by the Session Chair, who will also serve as a moderator during the question-and-answer period. Speakers are required to report to their meeting rooms 20 minutes before the start of their session to meet with the session chairs.

Each presentation during a regular paper session will be allotted 20 minutes, with an following 5 minutes for a question-and-answer period. It is very important to adjust your presentation to meet the allotted 20 minutes. We want to keep the presentations in parallel sessions in sync, in order to allow attendees to switch between sessions.
Presentations in the Design Track session will be allotted 15 minutes, with an following 5 minutes for a question-and-answer period.

Content of Your Presentation

  • Briefly outline your talk and what will be covered.
  • Define your problem. What led to your work? What were your objectives?
  • Outline the course of your work.
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of your methods or devices?
  • Suggest improvements or areas for further enhancements.

PowerPoint Presentation Instructions

  • Keep each slide as simple as possible. Do not use long complicated slides.
  • Limit each slide to one main idea. Use slides to supplement and support your oral presentation, not simply to repeat what you are saying.
  • Use several simple slides rather than one complicated one especially if you will be discussing it at length.
  • Use duplicates if you need to refer to the same slide at different times instead of going back to the slide.


Each poster will be assigned a 4 foot (122 cm) tall by 3 foot (91 cm) wide easel. You may use one or two single large posters or multiple letter-size posters such as printouts of PowerPoint slides. Content of posters is essentially the same as that for oral presentation.


Posters may be set-up on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 2:45pm and removed by 6:30pm. You should plan to be at your poster during the poster session time, 4:45pm - 6:15pm, to make presentations and answer questions.

IEEE SOCC2014 would like to invite researchers, scientists and engineers in SoC community to organize focused sessions which concentrate on critical and emerging topics in SoC technology. Each session is expected to have four (or five) speakers including the organizer who provides an overview of the topic area and three (or four) contributors exploring different facets of the chosen topic. We expect that these special sessions will raise visibility on topics of focused interest in particular scientific or application areas, establish synergies, and explore new opportunities. The organizer of the special session is responsible for selecting speakers and ensuring publication quality in the session. If you would like to organize a special session, please submit a proposal to the TPC chairs containing:

  • The title of the proposed topic
  • The rationale which addresses the strength and novelty of the topic
  • A list of contributed papers in extended summary format, and
  • An overview paper from the organizer in full version.

The selection committee will choose the special session proposals based on the topic, quality of the overview paper, and the contributors’ qualification.

The selected special sessions will be informed to submit the full versions. The organizers need to ensure the quality of special papers. For submission instruction, please refer to the regular paper submission guidelines (add a link here). All special papers will undergo the same review process as the regular papers. Note that if less papers in a special session are accepted, the special session may be canceled and the accepted special papers will go to regular sessions.


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