VARI 2016
International Workshop on CMOS Variability
September 21 to 23, 2016



The deadline for the submissions are extended to the May 22, 2016

The best paper of VARI will be selected for a special issue on the Journal of Low Power Electronics - American Scientific Publishers. The best papers of PATMOS will be selected for a special issue on Integration, the VLSI Journal, by Elsevier.


VARI 2016 is the 7th International Workshop on CMOS Variability. The increasing variability in CMOS transistor characteristics, as well as its sensitivity to environmental variations has become a major challenge to scaling and integration. This leads to major changes in the way that future integrated circuits and systems are designed. Strong links must be established between circuit design, system design and device technology. The VARI workshop answers to the need to have an event on variability in CMOS technology development and circuit design, where industry and academia meet. VARI objective is to provide a forum to discuss and investigate the CMOS process and environmental variability issues in methodologies and tools for the design of current and upcoming generations of integrated circuits and systems. The technical program will focus on performance and power consumption as well as architectural aspects like adaptability or resilience, with particular emphasis on modeling, design, characterization, analysis and optimization in respect to variability. Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal and RF circuits are within VARI scope.

Topics of Interest:

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Modeling and Simulation of Variations: from Physics to Circuits
  • Design Tools and Methodologies for Variability
  • Sensors and Actuators for Variability Compensation
  • Compensation Techniques of Digital Circuits
  • Compensation Techniques of Analog and RF Circuits
  • Compensation at Architectural Level

Accepted/Invited papers will be published in IEEE Xplore®.

Selected papers will be included in a special issue of The Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE). Student Papers presented at the conference will be considered for the Best Student Paper Award. The award delivery will take place at the closing session of theworkshop. The best papers will be selected for a special issue on the Journal of Low Power Electronics - American Scientific Publishers.


General Chairs:
Alberto García-Ortiz, Univ. Bremen, Germany -
Antonio Rubio Sola, -

Program Chairs:
Steffen Paul, Univ. Bremen, Germany -
Gilles Jacquemod,  France -

Local Arrangements Chair:
Kerstin Janssen, Univ. Bremen - ITEM, Germany -
Wolfgang Büter, Univ. Bremen - ITEM, Germany -

Finance Chair:

Kerstin Janssen, Univ. Bremen, Germany -

Publication Chair:

Carolina Momo Metzler, UFRGS, Brazil -


Universität Bremen, FB 1
Institut für Theoretische Elektrotechnik und Mikroelektronik (ITEM)
Otto-Hahn Allee 1, 28359 Bremen
Gebäude NW 1