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Deadline Extended: 2023 Seasonal Schools in Circuits and Systems (SSCAS) - Round Two

The submission deadline has been extended to 13 July 2023.
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Proposal Deadline: 13 July 2023 (Extended)

Proposal Request

We are soliciting proposals for the Seasonal Schools in Circuits and Systems (SSCAS) in 2023. The targeted audiences are research students, early-stage researchers, and practitioners with a background in circuits and systems. CAS Emerging topics and topics that complement those in published e-books will be prioritized.

CASS will provide funding support up to $5,000 USD for each accepted proposal. This year, fully virtual SSCAS's are also encouraged, but the funding support is limited up to $2,000 USD for each fully virtual school.

The proposal should be prepared following the guidelines below and submitted by 13 July 2023. Any inquiries should be sent to (Click to show email).

Submit 2023 SSCAS Proposals Here

Proposal Preparation Guidelines

Each proposal should contain the following information:

  • The title, a description of the seasonal school technical theme, and a Table of Content for the e-book.
  • A letter of endorsement from one or more local CASS Chapters.
  • The list of key organizers and their qualifications.
  • A CASS contribution of at most $5,000 USD ($2,000 USD for fully virtual schools) can be included in the budget
  • Description of the proposed venue, including its facilities to host the event.
  • Description of the benefits of the seasonal school to the CASS membership
    • How will it benefit the research students, early-stage researchers, practitioners, and the CAS Society in general?
    • How will it benefit the corresponding region?
    • Special activities or initiatives planned to enhance the schools, impact on the region, and on the society should also be described.
  • Plan for co-sponsorship or a travel grant from local industry or organization.
  • Proposed dates.
  • Registration fees (for students, researchers, and practitioners), including the discount for CAS Society members.
  • Detailed budget breakdown of the event that shows revenues and costs. Note the following:
    • A CASS contribution of at most $5,000 USD can be included in the budget.
    • The participation of local chapters in the organization should be highlighted, including their involvement in the budget, etc.
    • CASS will not assume liability for any deficit.
    • Information about lodging costs for the students, if any.

About CASS Seasonal Schools

Each year, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) organizes several Seasonal Schools in different countries across all regions. These schools bring the latest happenings in the world of circuits and systems to our members.  The materials used in the school are published as e-books in the CASS Resource Center, which can be freely downloaded by CASS members. Some of the recent e-books are listed below:

  • Selected Topics in RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems
  • Circuits and Systems for the Internet of Things
  • Selected Topics in Power, RF, and Mixed-Signal ICs
  • Power Management for the Internet of Everything
  • Enabling Technologies for the Internet of Things: Wireless Circuits, Systems, and Networks
  • Low Power Circuit Design Using Advanced CMOS Technology
  • Circuits and Systems for Biomedical Applications
  • Circuits and Systems for Wearable Technologies
  • From Artificial Intelligence to Brain Intelligence
  • Heterogeneous Cyber-Physical Systems of Systems 
  • Selected Topics in Biomedical Circuits and Systems
  • Advanced Tutorial on Analog Circuit Design
  • Advanced Tutorial on Radio Frequency Circuit Design
  • SoC Designs for Bio-Medical Applications
  • Smart Sensors and Devices

The following items will be asked of you if your Seasonal School proposal is accepted. 

  • Required: We ask you to write immediately after the event a mini-article (journalist style, one page or so) that describes the project, gives information on the participation, and briefly indicates the technical aims. Color pictures or videos (good quality) are recommended.
  • Encouraged: Submission of a short video clip (30-60 seconds) showcasing the event and participant’s interview is encouraged. The contributed material will be used to promote the event as part of the CAS Society activity.
  • Required: A report on the breakdown of the expenses/how the funds were used
  • Required: Video recordings of the Seasonal School's lectures/keynotes to be shared with the CASS Operations Office after the event has concluded. These will be added to the CASS Resource Center and IEEE Learning Network in an effort to promote the CASS educational opportunities.

*If your proposal is accepted and funded by the CASS Society, you are required to partner with the CASS Operations Office and VP - Finance to maintain consistent communication on all event updates, as well as provide in-depth reporting on how the funds were used for your CASS-funded event. 

The CAS Society is devoted to encouraging society members to plan and host events and activities within the CAS community.