Welcome to ASP-DAC 2014
On behalf of the ASP-DAC 2014 Organizing Committee, we would like to invite all colleagues from academia and industry working on the LSI design and design automation areas to the 19th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC 2014). ASP-DAC 2014 will be held from 20th January (Monday) to 23rd January (Thursday), 2014 at Suntec City Singapore.
Even for frequent visitors to Singapore, this island city country is keeping on transforming its landscape and attracting visitors with new wonders. The conference site is Suntec City, which is designed to be a ‘city within a city’. It is the single largest integrated commercial development in Singapore with an international convention and exhibition centre, a shopping mall, five office towers, and a fountain all connected to each other by street level plazas, walkways and courtyards. The conference banquet will be in the nearby Flower Field Hall of Gardens by The Bay, a newly developed oasis where over 250,000 rare plants greet you in full bloom. We believe you will enjoy your stay in Singapore, a truly world-class modern city in Southeast Asia with over 5 million people and diverse culture like no other.
ASP-DAC 2014 attracted 343 submissions from 29 countries from our worldwide colleagues in academic, industry and government institutions. Under the leadership of Technical Program Co-Chairs, Nagisa Ishiura, Naehyuck Chang, and Tulika Mitra, the Technical Program Committee members conducted rigorous and thorough reviews and a full-day face-to-face meeting to select excellent papers for the technical program of ASP-DAC 2014. 108 papers have been accepted for regular presentation that cover key topics from system design to physical design. 9 Special Sessions have also been organized based on invited talks by the Technical Program Committee to discuss up-to-date topics.
We are happy to report that we have invited 4 distinguished keynote speakers from both academia and industry to discuss topics with programmable platform, analog, digital, and local focuses. The first keynote speaker Dr. Ivo Bolsens is Senior Vice President and CTO from Xilinx, USA. He will give a talk on how programmable platforms can contribute to big data applications. The second keynote speaker Prof. Georges Gielen is from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He will give a talk on the building analog functions without analog transistors. The third Keynote speaker Prof. Kaushik Roy is from Purdue University. He will give a talk on the usage of spin instead of charge as state variable to achieve high density memory and ultra-low voltage/power logic. The fourth keynote speaker Mr. Ulf Schneider is Managing Director from Lantiq Asia Pacific. He is currently also serving as the President of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA). He will give us the stories of past, current and future Singapore Semiconductor industry.
Eight tutorials have been arranged on 20th January (Monday), 2014. This year, we have changed the tutorial style: instead of full-day, in-depth tutorials, participants can choose two 3-hour tutorials – one in the morning session and the other in the afternoon. For each session, four options are available – two in the physical-design (PD) domain and two in the system-design (SD) domain. In addition, as an important annual event of ASP-DAC, 10 designs were selected by the University Design Contest for presentation on 21st January (Tuesday), 2014.
ASP-DAC 2014 offers you an ideal opportunity to touch the recent technologies and the future directions on the LSI design and design automation areas. The success of ASP-DAC 2014 is indebted to the support of authors and the Organizing Committee members. Without authors’ contributions, we would not have the opportunity to form the excellent technical program of ASP-DAC 2014. Every member of the Organizing Committee have devoted countless volunteering hours and days to ensure the success of conference.
Thank you very much for coming to Singapore for ASP-DAC 2014. We extend a warm welcome to all participants!
Yong Lian, Yajun Ha
General Co-Chairs, ASP-DAC 2014