Call for Live Demonstrations

The ISCAS 2015 Organizing Committee invites proposals for “Live Demonstrations of Circuits and Systems” to be conducted during ISCAS, held in Lisbon, Portugal, from May 24 to 27, 2015. This track offers the possibility for an interactive and tangible form of presentation, which is quite different from oral and poster sessions. The demonstrations will be conducted in presentation booths with ample space to set up a working system, may it be interactive software on a laptop, a hardware setup or even a robot. Conference attendees are invited to experience the demonstrations directly, to interact with, play with, and challenge them. Presenters have the opportunity to show direct proof of their working systems and to create a lasting impression in a session that is very well attended. Prospective demonstrations could be either on work that has already been published or on research that is anticipated to be published concurrently in ISCAS this year. There will be an Award given for the best demo.

Papers may be submitted in the following two categories:

  • Proposals of live demonstrations based on already published work should submit a one page description of the demonstration, using the same page formatting as for regular ISCAS papers. It is mandatory to include a reference to at least one earlier publicly accessible publication of this work.
  • Proposals based on new work for publication in ISCAS 2015 are required to submit an additional 4-page paper as a regular submission in one of the standard tracks, which will be reviewed as a regular paper. For initial review of the demo, this 4-page paper should also accompany their one page demonstration description and be combined into a single 5-page PDF file. Once accepted, final submission of demonstration papers should just include the one-page description.

The one page demonstration description in both aforementioned categories must contain the following information; failure to include this information will be reason to reject the submission:

  1. Demonstration title and author information. The title must begin with `Live Demonstration:’ and in case of simultaneous paper submission must then cite the title of the full paper.
  2. ISCAS track selection: Please indicate one of the other ISCAS tracks/topics (other than the live demonstration track! See general call for papers for a list!) with which your work is associated. For newly presented work this will be the track you choose for your 4-page paper and you must also indicate the paper submission identifier (i.e. the paper number that the online submission system uses to identify the individual papers).
  3. Demonstration setup: Describe the equipment that you will bring to ISCAS. Include a photograph and/or screenshot. Only a power plug, a table and pin wall will be provided. Demonstrators are responsible for the transportation of their own equipment to the meeting site. Indicate any special requirements such as for example extra space for demonstrating robotic movement or other requirements, which the organizers should be aware of.
  4. Visitor experience: Explain the way in which a visitor experiences and interacts with your demonstration, how it reveals the essence of your work, furthers understanding, and what the visitor will learn.
  5. Earlier publication (for submissions of only a 1-page demo description): Please include one or more citations referring to your work about the scientific background of your live demonstration. This reference must be publicly and easily accessible for the reviewers – a URL is highly recommended! Inaccessible conference publications will be cause for paper rejection.

Please submit either your 1-page demo description or your combined 5-page demo description and full paper online through http://www.iscas2015.org before 10 October 2014 17 October 2014.

Choose track 17.0: “Live demonstrations”, not any other track. Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, the qualifications of the authors, and quality of the proposed demonstration. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors by 8 January 2015. The full 4-page paper submission (for newly presented work only!) has to be concurrently submitted to a regular ISCAS track and will undergo standard peer review as a regular paper. Either the demonstration or paper can be accepted/ rejected independently of the other submission.

ISCAS 2015 Demo Sessions Co-Chairs:
Pantelis Georgiou, Imperial College London, UK
Robert Rieger, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
João P. Oliveira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal