Welcome to ASP-DAC 2010

ASP-DAC 2010 General Chair's Message


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to the 2010 Asia and South-Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC 2010) to be held on January 18-21, 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time that ASP-DAC comes to Taiwan. Taiwan is the place where many electronics systems and semiconductor devices are designed and manufactured. It has a very large community of academic researchers and industrial practitioners who are eager to interact with the world EDA community. In other words, Taiwan is a very good market for EDA ideas.

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan. It is easily accessible by direct flight from major cities around the world. You will find many interesting places to visit. In addition to regular conference activity, the Organizing Committee will organize several social activities to enrich your trip.

Since 2006, in order to maintain quality and consistency of its technical program, ASP-DAC has established a rotation rule that includes the separation of the Technical Program Committee from the Organizing Committee. The 2010 Technical Program Committee under the leadership of Professor Shinji Kimura of Waseda University, Japan, has put together an excellent technical program. Keeping up with ASP-DAC tradition, the conference features five tutorials on leading-edge EDA challenges and opportunities, university LSI design contest, Ph.D. student forum, and designer’s track. We are very grateful to have three excellent keynoters: Professor C. L. Liu of National Tsing Hua University, Dr. Wally Rhines of Mentor Graphics, and Mr. Jim Lai of Global UniChip. They will give us very different views of EDA.

Local volunteers and conference management team have worked very hard over the past year for the conference’s success. I sincerely welcome you all to Taipei for ASP-DAC 2010.

Youn-Long Lin
General Chair, ASP-DAC 2010, Taipei, Taiwan