General Information

General Information

The PRIME 2013 conference will be held in Villach, Austria. PRIME is a very special event since it is the one conference specifically dedicated to Ph .D. students, who have to present all the contributions. By Ph. D. student we mean a student who is working toward his/her Ph. D. thesis or who has discussed his/her Ph. D. thesis within one year in advance of the paper submission deadline.

In addition to the Ph. D. student presentations, at PRIME 2013 every day from June 24th to 26th, 2013 in the afternoon there will be a time slot (Company Fair) dedicated to establish new contacts between Ph. D. students and institutions (research centers, universities, and companies) for the creation of future joint activity (like, for instance, fellowships, internships, or also employment).

Finally on June 27th, 2013 there will be a Short Course on "Power IC and Discrete Technologies", as well as a visit to Infineon Technologies Austria AG.

All the papers presented at PRIME 2013 will be published on the IEEExplore database, giving a large audience and so popularity and interest to the event.

The PRIME 2013 Call for Papers is available for download in PDF format.


The purpose of this conference is to:

  • Favour visibility of Ph. D. students in the early stage of their career.
  • Benchmark Ph. D. research in a friendly and cooperative environment.
  • Enable sharing of experience on scientific research among Ph. D. students and supervisors.
  • Connect Ph. D. students with companies, research centers and institutions.

The accepted papers will be rated based on reviewing scores:

  • Papers rated within top 10% will receive the GOLD LEAF Certificate.
  • Papers rated between top 10% and top 20% will receive the SILVER LEAF Certificate.
  • Papers rated between top 20% and top 30% will receive the BRONZE LEAF Certificate.


The following topics are of interest of the conference (but also other will be considered):

  • Analog and Digital ICs
  • Analog and Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Integrated Power ICs
  • Sensor Systems
  • Design of MEMS and use of MEMS in ICs
  • Visual Signal Processing
  • VLSI and SoC Applications


Authors who wish to participate in PRIME 2013 should submit a four-page paper. All papers will be reviewed by the International Technical Program Committee. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Authors of accepted papers should submit a final four-page camera-ready manuscript. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and in the IEEExplore database. Papers must be submitted electronically by using the PRIME 2013 website.


Institutions (companies, universities and research centers) interested in an official participation to PRIME 2013 have to contact the General Chairs.