Welcome to ASP-DAC 2009

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to attend the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009 (ASP-DAC 2009). ASP-DAC 2009 will be held at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, from January 19 through 22, 2009, jointly with the Electronic Design and Solution Fair 2009. I hope you visit the conference to learn about all the latest advances in electronic design technology and automation.

ASP-DAC 2009 received 355 submissions from 33 countries/regions. Based on the result of a rigorous and thorough review followed by a full day face-to-face discussion, 116 papers were selected and compiled into an exciting program.

Each day, the technical program starts with a keynote address. This year, ASP-DAC is proud to present three keynote presentations from leading-edge company's leaders and academia. On Tuesday, Mr. Mitsuo Saito, Chief Fellow and VP of Engineering, Toshiba Corporation Semiconductor Company, will present some examples of the relationship between the design methodology revolution and the microprocessor evolution and the special requirements to the EDA industry for the next generation of SoCs and multi core processors. On Wednesday, Professor Wolfgang Rosenstiel, University of Tuebingen, will discuss possibilities and limitations of system level automated synthesis and verification of embedded systems. On Thursday, Dr. Leon Stok, Director, Electronic Design Automation, IBM Systems and Technology Group, will discuss if design rules can still be described in terms of restrictions for the coming technologies or if new approaches are needed.

The Designers' Forum is a unique program that will share design experience and solutions of actual product designs of the industries. This year's program will include invited talks of up-to-date consumer SoCs and analog technologies, panels of upstream design methods and dynamic reconfigurable processors.

The University Design Contest is also an important annual event of ASP-DAC where 23 designs were selected for presentation.

On Monday, one full-day and six half-day tutorials are scheduled to provide introductions to hot topics such as design for variability, reliable circuit design, low leakage design, multi-core software development, embedded system design, and functional verification.

ASP-DAC 2009 offers an ideal place for all these people to meet and exchange ideas about the challenges and solutions for the future. We are looking forward to an exciting ASP-DAC 2009, and we hope that you will join us in January.

Kazutoshi Wakabayashi
General Chair
ASP-DAC 2009

Last Updated on: 10 16, 2008