Call for User/Designer Track Submissions

The User/Designer Track provides a platform for the design community to present and discuss practical aspects of all stages of design - including architecture, system design, RTL implementation, circuit design, verification, CAD flows, timing closure, DFT and physical design - using actual chip implementations as examples. The papers presented at this track should help designers gain insight into tricks and techniques that can be readily adopted to simplify design processes, possibly using design flows which require adoption of tools from multiple vendors.

Proposals are invited for presentations for the User/Designer Track to present innovative design & Design flow techniques, share your knowledge and experience, and participate in the exchange of ideas with the designer community. The accepted proposals only need a presentation or a poster at the conference, and do not require a completed paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

Proposals are invited in Topics in the following areas but not limited to:

Front End Design:
  • RTL Design & Synthesis, Low Power Design, Power/Area/Performance Trade-offs
  • Architectural exploration & optimization (ESL or TLM)
  • Embedded Hardware-Software Co-Design
  • Design and Verification of IPs
  • Various aspects of Verification (Assertion, Coverage, HVL Testbenches)
  • Design & Verification Methodologies and Tool Flows
  • Design for Test (DFT)

Back End Design:

  • Floor Planning and Physical Synthesis
  • Placement and Routing
  • Physical Design Closure
  • Timing Analysis and Optimization, Signal Integrity
  • Reliability, Design For Manufacturing (DFM), DFY
  • Power estimation, Power Analysis and Power integrity
  • Silicon Debug and Manufacturing Test
  • Package Design, Multi-chip Modules

Analog & Mixed Signal Design:

  • Analog/Mixed Signal Design
  • RF Design
  • Circuit Design
  • Extraction & Simulation
  • Design Optimization for Power/Area/Performance
  • Automation & Methodology development in Analog/Mixed Signal Designs

Embedded System Design:

  • Hardware Design
  • Embedded Software Design
  • Protocols
  • Hardware/Software Testing
  • Reliability & Compliance


  • Proposal should be less than 2 pages and should contain
  • A Title
  • Name, affiliation, phone number and email addresses of all the authors
  • A short biographical sketch and expertise for all authors
  • An introduction on the practical aspect of the contribution
  • A summary highlighting the specific contribution (practical aspects & techniques that work and d’ont work)
  • References, if appropriate

Important Dates

Submissions : Aug 24th, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Oct 19th, 2014
Poster/Presentation submission: Nov 30th, 2014


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