Welcome to ASP-DAC 2017

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to invite all of the engineers on the LSI design and design automation areas to the 22nd Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC2017). ASP-DAC 2017 will be held from January 16th (Mon.) to January 19th (Thu.), 2017 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.

ASP-DAC is a high-quality and premium conference on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) area like other sister conferences such as Design Automation Conference (DAC), Design, Automation & Test in Europe (DATE), and International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD). ASP-DAC started in 1995 and has continuously offered opportunity to know the recent advanced technologies on LSI design and design automation areas, and to communicate each other for researchers and designers around Asia and South Pacific regions.

The conference site is Makuhari Messe, which is one of the biggest international convention complexes in Japan and a memorable place where the first ASP-DAC was held in 1995. Hundreds of companies are accumulated around the complex, and big events on various industrial fields including semiconductor and electronics are held every year. As Makuhari Messe is close to Tokyo, about 30 minutes by train, you can easily access the venue from Narita (New Tokyo) or Haneda (Tokyo) international airport. Joining the conference and participating in technological discussions, you can also enjoy many attractions in Tokyo area, such as Tokyo Disneyland and Disneysea, the world-highest TV tower called Tokyo Sky Tree, Akihabara, etc.

ASP-DAC 2017 received 358 submissions from all over the world. Based on rigorous and thorough reviews and a full-day face-to-face meeting by the Technical Program Committee in August at Hong Kong, 111 papers have been accepted and 27 technical sessions have been organized. 4 Special Sessions have also been organized based on invited talks by the Technical Program Committee.

We have arranged three Keynote sessions at the beginning of each day to know the future directions of this area. The first keynote is a joint keynote celebrating Prof. McCluskey (who passed away in February 2016) through three speeches by world-renowned scholars on the next wave of pioneering innovations. The first speech is ‘Heterogeneous integration of X-tronics: Design automation and education’ by Prof. Tim Cheng of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The second one is ‘Electronics for the Human Body’ by Prof. John Rogers of Northwestern University. And the last one is ‘Design of society: Beyond digital system design’ by Prof. Hiroto Yasuura of Kyushu University, Japan. The second keynote address is ‘Emerging medical technologies for interfacing the brain: From deep brain stimulation to brain computer interfaces’ by Dr. Napoleon Torres-Martinez of CEA LETI, France. The third keynote address is ‘All-programmable FPGAs: More powerful devices require more powerful tools’ by Dr. Steve Trimberger of Xilinx Research Labs.

The Designers' Forum is a unique program that will share design experience and solutions of actual product designs of the industries. The topics discussed in this forum include IoT applications, AI technologies, automotive security, and advanced image sensing and processing technologies. The University Design Contest is also an important annual event of ASP-DAC where more than 20 high-quality designs all including actual silicon proof were selected for presentation at Tuesday, January 17.

Six tutorials have been arranged on Monday, January 16. Each tutorial has 2 hour presentation, and will be held 2 times. Registrants can take any 3 of 6 tutorials with the reduced tutorial fee depending on their interests and can obtain wider perspective on the recent hot topics.

ASP-DAC 2017 offers you an ideal opportunity to touch the recent technologies and the future directions on the LSI design and design automation areas. You will be able to meet and discuss with a lot of researchers and designers on this area, so please do not miss ASP-DAC 2017. Finally, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to sponsors and supporters.

Naofumi Takagi
General Chair
ASP-DAC 2017
Last Updated on: 11 1, 2016