Call for Student Research Forum

SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC 2019

Call for Submission

The Student Research Forum at the ASP-DAC is renovated from a traditional poster session hosted by ACM SIGDA for Ph.D. students to present and discuss their dissertation research with experts in system design and design automation community. Starting from 2015, the forum includes both Ph.D. and M.S. students, offering great opportunity for the students to establish contacts for their future career. In addition, the forum helps the companies and academic institutes to get an overview of the latest research and discover the extraordinary candidates for their employment. The forum is open to all students of the relevant research community and is free-of-charge. Limited funds are available for travel assistance based on financial needs. It is co-located with ASP-DAC but ASP-DAC registration is not required in order to attend this event.


  • Students must be within 1 year (M.S.) or 2 years (Ph.D.) of dissertation completion or have completed their dissertation during the last 12 months.
  • Dissertation topic must be relevant to the ASP-DAC community.
  • Previous ASP-DAC forum presenters are not eligible.
  • Students who have presented previously at the DAC and DATE Ph.D. forums are eligible, but will be less likely to receive travel assistance.
  • Only students with at least one published or accepted conference, symposium or journal “full” paper are eligible for awards and travel assistance.

  • A two-page PDF abstract of the dissertation (in two-column format, using 10pt. fonts and single-spaced lines), including name, institution, adviser, contact information, estimated (or actual) graduation date, whether the work has been presented at DAC Ph.D. Forum or DATE PhD Forum, as well as figures, and bibliography (if applicable). The two-page limit on the abstract will be strictly enforced: any material beyond the second page will be truncated before sending to the reviewers. Each accepted abstract has to prepare a poster and the student has to physically attend the forum.
  • To be considered for awards and travel assistance, a student must explicitly indicate, in the title of the two-page abstract, the venues for which the work was published or accepted, and a list of all papers authored or co-authored by the student should be included in the bibliography of the two-page abstract. The papers must be related to the dissertation topic, and those on topics unrelated to the dissertation abstract will not be considered in the review process. An additional appendix (as the third page) briefly specifies your travel budget and financial aid request, as well as the endorsement from your advisor or department about the fund matching for your travel to SRF.
  • Submit this material to the ASP-DAC online submission system at:

  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Notification Date: November 21, 2018
  • Poster Session: January 22, 2019
    For questions about Student Research Forum @ ASP-DAC 2019, please send e-mail to Prof. Pi-Cheng Hsiu ( Please include "ASP-DAC SRF" in the subject line of your email.


    Pi-Cheng Hsiu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Hyung Gyu Lee, Daegu University, Korea
    Weichen Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Technical Committee:
    Hiromitsu Awano, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Wanli Chang, The University of York, UK
    Yuan-Hao Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
    Xiang Chen, George Mason University, US
    Xianzhang Chen, Chongqing University, China
    Yi-Jung Chen, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
    Hsiang-Yun Cheng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
    Deliang Fan, University of Central Florida, US
    Shao-Yun Fang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Ann Gordon-Ross, University of Florida, US
    Tsung-Yi Ho, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    Yukihide Kohira, The University of Aizu, Japan
    Chun-Yi Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    Qingan Li, Wuhan University, China
    Sicheng Li, HP Labs, US
    Chun-Han Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
    Chenchen Liu, Clarkson University, US
    Ren-Shuo Liu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    Jaehyun Park, University of Ulsan, Korea
    Keni Qiu, Capital Normal University, China
    Shinobu Nagayama, Hiroshima City University, Japan
    Kenshu Seto, Tokyo City University, Japan
    Muhammad Shafique, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Liang Shi, Chongqing University, China
    Donghwa Shin, Yeungnam University, Korea
    Yasuhiro Takashima, University of Kitakyushu, Japan
    Masashi Tawada, Waseda University, Japan
    Chun-Yao Wang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    Hoeseok Yang, Ajou University, Korea
    Ming-Chang Yang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Yaoyao Ye, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Bei Yu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    ASP-DAC liaison:
    Yukihide Kohira, The University of Aizu, Japan
    Masashi Tawada, Waseda University, Japan

    Last Updated on: August 28, 2018