SRF/PhD Forum

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 15th November 2023
Announcement of Shortlisted entries: 3rd December, 2023
Presentation Schedule: To be Announced Later

To promote and encourage young researchers in the domain of VLSI Design and Embedded Systems, a Student Research Forum (SRF) will be organized during the conference. This forum is a great opportunity for Bachelor, Masters and PhD students who have completed their respective thesis within the last 12 months or who are close to completing their thesis to present their work to a broad audience. This forum will help students interact with pioneers in their research domain and get valuable feedback on their work. The forum may also help students to establish contacts for entering the job market. Entries from eligible young researchers across India are invited for the Student Research Forum.


A student enrolled in a Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral program in any recognized University or Institute on or before 1st January 2022 and is working on research topics relevant to the conference. The list of relevant areas can be any topic around VLSI Design and Embedded Systems, which promises to enable advancements in Computing, Connectivity, Energy Management, Photonics, Optical Communications, RF/Digital/Analog Circuit Design, Sensors, Embedded Systems, Neuromorphic Systems, Beyond 5G/6G, 2D/3D packaging, Test & Reliability, and more

How to Submit

Extended Abstract of the Thesis as per the Template provided below should be submitted to SoftConf submission link in PDF format only.

After submitting the abstract, please fill out the Google Form along with the Submission ID number.

Guideline for Submission

The extended abstract should be strictly in the provided template only and in PDF format only. With minimum font size: 10pt, Times New Roman font. Max three pages, including tables, diagrams, and references (if any).

Your submission must not include information that serves to identify the Author/Supervisor/Institute of the manuscript, such as name(s) or affiliation(s) of the author(s), anywhere in the manuscript, abstract, or in the embedded PDF data. References and bibliographic citations to the author(s) own published works or affiliations should be made in the third person.

Submissions not adhering to the above rules, or determined to be previously published at another conference or journal will be summarily rejected.

SRF Chairs reserve the right to finally reject any manuscripts not adhering to these rules.

Documents to be Submitted

Proof of studentship: A copy of the valid identity cards or a letter from the Head of the Department/Institute for the currently enrolled students. For graduated students, a copy of the degree certificate (or the provisional certificate) is sufficient.

Consent letter from your thesis supervisor/Institute


  • All documents should be submitted in pdf format only.
  • SRF Form to be filled after submission.

Selection Procedure

There would be a two-tier selection process. The initial shortlisting would be done by the Selection Committee based on the merits of the submission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for the selection process. The shortlisted nominees will be invited to deliver a poster presentation before the Selection Committee during the conference. The Selection Committee would then recommend the nominee for conferment of the Award.


To be Announced Later


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