Post by Youn-Long L » Thu, 07 Apr 1994 21:58:12

                        First  Call  for  Papers

       ASP-DAC'95              CHDL'95                 VLSI'95
Asia and South Pacific    IFIP Conference on      IFIP Conference on
   Design Automation     Hardware Description      Very Large Scale
      Conference         Languages  and their         Integration

                        with EDA Technofair'95
                          Aug.29-Sept.1, 1995

         Nippon  Convention  Center,  Makuhari,  Chiba, JAPAN
     Sponsored by:        
     IEICE (Institute of Electronics,
            Information and Communication  Engineers)  
     IPSJ (Information Pro cessing So ciety of Japan)
     IFIP WG10.2,IFIP WG10.5  
     IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
     IEEE Computer Society (Under negotiation)

     Supported by:      
     EIAJ (Electronics Industries Association, Japan)

     In cooperation with:  
     JIPC (The Japan Institute of Printed Circuit)

Aims of the Conference:

    The  goal  of the joint meeting  of  1995  ASP-DAC/CHDL/VLSI is to
provide a forum for  presentation, discussion, and observation  of the
state-of-the-art  of  a  wide     range of CAD/DA/VLSI    sciences and
technologies.  The format of the meeting is intended  to cultivate and
promote  an instructive and  productive  interchange among  not   only
CAD/DA/VLSI researchers and developers;  vendors and users, but also a
variety of those scientists,engineers, and students who are interested
in theoretical issues on CAD/DA/VLSI.


    ASP-DAC'95   is  the first in a  series  of biennial international
conferences on Design Automation. Generally, CAD/DA activities in Asia
and South  Pacific Region may  be  regarded as  distinctive  in that a
specific    range     of    design     tasks    closely    related  to
fabrication/manufacturing, such  as  physical  design,   test  design,
packaging design, etc., has been more active than an integrated set of
design    tasks  including  high-level    synthesis,  logic synthesis,
siliconcompilation,  etc.  Thus the conference  aims  at providing the
Asian and South Pacific CAD/DA  community with opportunities of basing
leading edge  researches notonly  on specific design concepts but also
on new aspects of approaches to integrated design concepts.
   CHDL  has been held   every 2  years  since  1973, rotating between
Europe, North  America and Asia.  Since  1981 it has been organized by
the IFIP Working Group 10.2  on System Description and  Design  Tools.
This forward-looking conference traces  the progress in the  design of
HDLs and the methodology surrounding their use.
   VLSI'95 is the    eighth   in a   seriesof  biennial  international
conferences on  Very Large  Scale Integration  sponsored by IFIP TC 10
Working Group 10.5 (VLSI).  This conference will  cover all aspects of
the interaction between VLSI technologyand electronic system design.

Scope of the Conference:

    The  emphasis of ASP-DAC'95 will   be placed on  Physical  Design,
Test Design,  Synthesis,   Manufacturing, Design Environments,  Design
Methodology, User-Oriented Topics,  and Theoretical Aspects of CAD/DA.
    The  emphasis of  CHDL'95  will   be  placed  on  Formal  Methods,
Verification,  Hardware  Description Languages,  High-Level Synthesis,
System Design,  Simulation and Modeling,  Design Frameworks and Design
    The emphasis of  VLSI'95 will  be   placed on the exchange  of new
ideas on systems, circuits and device technologies to make long stride
up to the new century.


    An   exhibition,    EDA  Technofair'95, sponsored  by  Electronics
Industries Association, Japan, will be  held from Aug.  30 to Sept. 1,
in parallel with the conference, and will be open free ofcharge to all
attendees.    Over 50  exhibitors   are expected to participate   with
specializing CAD/DA/CAE  systems, hardware platform related  products,
publications, and services.  Please contact the Conference Secretariat
when requiring exhibition space.

Panels and Tutorials:

    Panels and tutorialswill   be organized  during the   Conference.
Suggestions  are welcome and have  to be  addressed  to the Conference
Secretariat no later than February 24, 1995.


    The  Conference  and   Exhibition  will  be  held  at  the  Nippon
Convention Center(NCC)  located in "Makuhari Messe", Chiba Prefecture,
east of  Tokyo, approximately 30   minutes  drive  by car  from either
downtown Tokyo or   Narita  Airport. NCC   isalso accessible  by Japan
Railways(JR) Keiyo Line.  It takes about 30 minutes from Tokyo Station
to Kaihin Makuhari Station, which is a few minutes walk away from NCC.

Deadlines and Key Dates:

  Submission of Manuscript:                      Feb. 24, 1995
  Notification of Acceptance:                    May 10,1995
  Final Version of Manuscript:                   Jun. 15, 1995
  Pre-Conference Tutorials:                      Aug. 29, 1995
  Conference Sessions:                           Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 1995
  Exhibition:                                    Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 1995

Areas of Interest:


[A]  Physical  Design: analysis/simulation,  analog/digital synthesis,
  floorplanning  and   placement,    global/detailed routing,   module
  generator and layoutsystems, high-speed and microwave DA, mathematics
  for physical design,
[B] Test Design: fault mo deling and simulation, test generation, test
  validation, design-for-testability, combinatorics for testdesign,
[C] Synthesis:   high-level   synthesis, logic  synthesis,  sequential
  synthesis, asynchronous synthesis, technology mapping, combinatorics
  for synthesis,
[D] Design Verification: functional verification, layout verification,
  timing verification,p erformance verification,
[E] Manufacturing:   technology  CAD,   DA  for  IC   fabrication,CAM,
  packaging CAD, multi-chip module: design and manufacturing,
[F]   Design  Environments:  HDL-based    design,design    schemes and
  databases, human factors inDA, frameworks, DA tools,
[G]  Design  Methodology:   high  performance  design,   DAfor   ASIC,
  hardware/software codesign, VLSI implementation: theory and practice,
[H] User-Oriented Topics: integrated usage of vendor  tools, standards
  issues: VHDL, Verilog HDL, UDL/I, CFI, and EDIF, silicon strategies:
  FPGA, PLD, and ASIC, personal computer CAD


[A]  Formal  Methods: formal systems  for   reasoning  about hardware,
  formal      representation      techniques,     theoretical  models,
  characterization of synchrony/asynchrony, integrating formal systems
  with CAD,   hybrid  formal systems,computer  support   of  reasoning
  processes, designcritical and safety-critical applications,
[B]  Verification: automatic verification   of  hardware descriptions,
  finitestate   verification,  language   containment, model checking,
  symbolic     simulation,   verification   algorithms   and  computer
  representations,  general-  purpose  reasoning    systems applied to
  hardware (e.g.  HOL, Nqthm, OBJ, etc.), design derivation (design by
  transformation),    proof   management  and  human-interface issues,
  reasoning   about self-timed   and reactive   systems,examples   and
[C] Hardware Description Languages:  syntax and semantics of HDLs, new
  developments in language design,  advances in the use   of   HDLs in
  practice, graphicallanguages,   issues  in language standardization,
  standard languages such as VHDL, Verilog, UDL/I, etc.,
[D] High-Level Synthesis: tools and algorithms for synthesis at higher
  specification levels,expressing  and using  constraints,synthesis of
  asynchronous systems,extensions to   systems  synthesis, testability
[E] System-Level Design: very  high level specification techniques and
  tools, codesign,   embedded system design,  modeling and simulation,
  theoretical foundations, interfaces,
[F] Design  Systems and  Tools:  CADframeworks,  design  environments,
  hardware emulation, prototyping, tool integration, datamo deling and
  data management,
[G]   Design   Analysis and Test:    discrete  simulation,  simulation
  languages, testing, timing and performance


[A] VLSI  Architecture: architectures  of embedded systems,  processor
  architectures, parallel and   array architectures, defect and  fault
  tolerant architectures, architectural support for  operating systems
  and languages,  hardwarealgorithms, computer arithmetic, self  timed
  chips, architectures forrapid prototyping,
[B]  Applications:    signal  and  image   processing, communications,
  graphics, robotics, machine control, automotive applications, neural
  networks, rapid prototyping, analog systems,
[C]  Design and Test  Technology:  design for  testability, design for
  manufacturability,  design for  reliability, partitioning techniques
  for  systems   and   circuits,  mixedanalog/digital  design,   mixed
  hardware/software design, concurrent engineering,
[D]  Implications   of  New    Technologies:  optical  computing   and
  interconnections,  bioelectronics, mechatronics,low temperature, low
  voltage, multichip mo dules, 3-D devices, sensors and actors, display
  devices,  programmable  devices,  memory systems,   high-performance
  packaging and interconnections,
[E]  Design Automation  Tools: high  level synthesis,logic  synthesis,
  layout synthesis,      test  generation,   simulation, verification,

Submission of Papers:

    Prospective authors  are  invited  to  submit to   the  Conference
Secretariat   6 copies of  a draft  paper  in English, which satisfies
the following:

(1)  The cover  page should  specify [i] submission  to  ASP-DAC'95 or
  CHDL'95 or VLSI'95, [ii]title,  [iii] authors and  affiliation, [iv]
  mailing address, phone No.,FAX No., and e-mail address of the contact
  author, [v] a brief abstract describing the work, [vi] at least three
  keywords which can specify typically the contents of the work.

(2) The size of a sheet is  A4 or 8.5"  11", and the length should not
  exceed 20 pages excluding the cover page.

(3) The technical expositions should be  directed to a  specialist and
  should include an introduction understandable to a nonspecialist that
  describes the problem studiedand the results achieved, focusing on the
  important ideas andtheir significance.

Any paper that deviates significantly from these guidances, or  is not
received by  the dead line, risks rejection  without  consideration of
its merits.


    Each of ASP-DAC'95/CHDL'95/VLSI'95 will offer  awards for the best
papers selected by the Program Committee.


    All papers of the three conferences will b eincluded in one volume.


  General Chair               Prof. Tatsuo Ohtsuki,
                              Waseda University, Japan
  Program Chairs
    ASP-DAC'95:               Prof. Isao Shirakawa,
                              Osaka University, Japan
    CHDL'95:                  Prof. Steven D.Johnson,
                              Indiana University, U.S.A.
    VLSI'95:                  Prof. Wolfgang Rosenstiel,
                              University of Tubingen, Germany

Conference Secretariat:

ASP-DAC'95/CHDL'95/VLSI'95 Secretariat
Business Center for Academic Societies Japan
5-16-9 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, JAPAN
TEL: +81-3-5814-5800
FAX: +81-3-5814-5823


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