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CASFEST 2016 will highlight the topic of “Lab on CMOS Systems” and will take place in conjunction with ISCAS 2016 in Montreal. Many CAS researchers have embraced the emerging concept of directly integrating active electronics into traditional passive lab-on-chip (LOC) systems, creating a new class of lab-on-CMOS (LOCMOS) systems – highly integrated multiphysics lab on chip systems that integrate instrumentation in intimate contact with sensing and actuation capabilities.

Most lab-on-chip systems are based on passive substrates and are limited to use as passive chips in labs. These chips in labs must typically be used in conjunction with large benchtop equipment for sensing and control, missing the opportunity for systems with a smaller footprint and a instruments with their integrated circuit equivalents. In such systems, the CMOS components are often used for sensing purposes and sometimes for signal processing, detection, and actuation as well. This reduces the need for external instrumentation, leading to overall systems with significantly smaller size and also the potential for completely novel measurements that cannot be performed using traditional approaches.

The integration of active chips into lab-on-chip systems poses a number of distinct and vexing specifically attributable to biological and fluidic domains (including electrochemistry, packaging, surfaces, sterilization, microfabrication, and microfluidics), and new versions of classical challenges in system-on-chip integration.

Program Information
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Location: Polytechnique Montréal

Four-page contributed submissions extended deadline: December 18 | December 28, 2015
Notification of acceptance: February 10, 2016

Please submit your 4-page contribution via the epapers On-Line submission site by December 28, 2015.

Registration details to be announced by December 1, 2015. The program will feature invited and contributed papers as well as panels on technical challenges and future applications of LOCMOS systems. Anticipated registration cost is $50 per participant. Papers will appear in the ISCAS 2016 proceedings and extended versions will be invited to a future special issue of JETCAS.

CASFEST 2016 Co-Chairs:
Pamela Abshire, University of Maryland (
Jennifer Blain Christen, Arizona State University (
Pedram Mohseni, Case Western Reserve Univerity (