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26th IEEE European Test Symposium
May 24-28, 2021
Virtual Interactive Event



The IEEE European Test Symposium (ETS) is Europe's premier forum dedicated to presenting and discussing scientific results, emerging ideas, hot topics, and new trends, industrial case-studies and applications, in the area of electronic-based circuits and system testing, reliability, safety, security and validation. The 2021 edition of ETS will be a virtual one. The organizing team will strive to keep the spirit of ETS alive, by organizing an event with live sessions and many opportunities for networking and peer interaction. ETS’21 is organized jointly by imec and KU Leuven, which co-sponsor the event together with the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA).

The program includes keynotes, scientific paper presentations, panels, tutorials, workshops and highlights/demos from industry. Besides regular technical papers, ETS’21 provides the opportunity of submitting scientific contributions for hot-topic papers and case-study papers (each with specific evaluation criteria). Submissions are also solicited for special sessions, panels, tutorials and workshops, as well as for the PhD Forum. Linked to the main ETS’21 symposium, the Test Spring School and Fringe Workshops will be organized.

You are invited to participate and submit your contributions to ETS'21. The areas of interest include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Analog, Mixed-Signal and RF Test
  • Approximate Circuit Testing
  • ATE Hardware and Software
  • Automatic Test Generation
  • Automotive and Avionics Test
  • Board Test and Diagnosis
  • Built-In Self-Test
  • Current-Based Test
  • Defect-Based Test
  • Delay and Performance Test
  • Dependability and Functional Safety
  • Design for Test
  • DfX (Design for Manufacturing,  Reliability, Yield, etc.)
  • Diagnosis and Silicon Debug
  • Economics of Test
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fault Modeling and Simulation
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Hardware Security
  • Hardware Trust
  • High-Speed I/0 Test
  • Low-Power Test
  • Machine Learning and AI for Test
  • Memory Test and Repair
  • Microsystems / MEMS / Sensors Test
  • On-Line Test
  • Power- / Thermal-Aware Test
  • Processor Test (Multi-Core, GPU,  CPU, Neuromorphic, etc.)
  • Security Issues in Test
  • Self-X (Awareness, Repair, Test, etc.)
  • Signal Integrity Test
  • SoC and NoC Test
  • Stacked or 3D ICs Test
  • Standards in Test
  • Test of Reconfigurable Systems  (FPGA, CPLD, etc.)
  • Test, Reliability and Security of  Emerging Technologies
  • Test, Reliability and Security of Emerging Computing (Neuromorphic, InMemory, Reversible and Quantum  Circuits, etc.)
  • Trojan Detection
  • Verification and Validation
  • Yield Analysis and Enhancement


ETS’21 seeks original, unpublished contributions of the following types:

  • Scientific Papers for the Formal Proceedings:
    • Regular Papers, presenting novel and complete research work.
    • Hot-Topic Papers, presenting early innovative ideas with in-progress results, emerging and future test/reliability/safety problems, or identifying open problems that merit innovative future research.
    • Case-Study Papers, presenting relevant industrial (or industrial collaboration) data that demonstrate a previously published concept, or that can help further research advancements.
  • PhD Forum Contributions from students eager to discuss their on-going research.
  • Proposals for Panels, Embedded Tutorials, Special Sessions and Fringe Workshops.
  • Industrial Presentations and Demos focusing on new features of test/reliability/safety-related products.

Key Dates

  • Submission deadline for title and abstract of scientific papers: December 10th, 2020
  • Submission deadline for full scientific papers: December 17th, 2020
  • Submission deadline for PhD Forum, panels, embedded tutorials, special sessions and fringe workshops: January 22nd, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: February 12th, 2021
  • Camera-ready manuscript and author registration: March 15th, 2021
Additional Information

ETS'21 will produce Formal Proceedings of scientific papers with ISBN number that will  be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. All accepted technical papers submitted in one of the  three categories (regular, hot topic, and case study) will be included in the formal Proceedings (each  following its own guidelines). Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for submission in an  IEEE Journal Special Issue dedicated to ETS’21.


General Chairs

Georges Gielen (KU Leuven)

Michele Stucchi (imec)

Program Chair
Elena-Ioana Vătăjelu (CNRS-TIMA Laboratory)

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ETS'21 is sponsored by the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA), imec and KU Leuven University. IEEE TTTC is a technical co-sponsor.

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