Call for Designs ASP-DAC 2006

Design submission was Closed.

Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2006
January 24 - 27, 2006
Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, JAPAN

Call For Designs (pdf file:543kb)

Aims of the Contest:

As a unique feature of ASP-DAC 2006, the University LSI Design Contest will be held. The aim of the Contest is to encourage education and research on VLSI design at universities and other educational organizations. We solicit designs that fit in one or more of the following categories:

(1) Designed, and actually implemented on chips in universities or other educational organizations during the last two years.
(2) Designs that report actual measurements from implementations.
(3) Innovative design prototypes.

Interesting or excellent designs selected will be honored by providing the opportunities for presentation in a special session at the conference. Awards will be given to a few number of outstanding designs, selected from those presented at the conference.

Area of Design:

Application areas, or types of circuits, of the original LSI circuit designs include (but are not limited to):

[1] Analog, RF and Mixed-Signal Circuits
[2] Digital Signal Processing
[3] Microprocessors
[4] Custom ASIC

Methods, or technology, used for implementation include:

(a) Full Custom and Cell-Based LSIs
(b) Gate Arrays

Submission of Design Descriptions:

A camera-ready summary is requested to be prepared within 2 pages including figures, tables, and references. It is strongly recommended that measured experimental results and a chip micrograph are included in the original LSI circuit design. If the experimental results and the chip micrograph have not been prepared before the deadline of submission, the authors can send the revised paper including them later. Please do not submit the same paper as a regular paper.

Specification of the submission format and the predetermined design tasks are available at

Deadline for summary: July 20(Wed), 2005
Notification of acceptance: September 30(Fri), 2005
Deadline for camera-ready: November 18(Fri), 2005


Submitted designs will be reviewed by the Design Contest Committee in a process similar to the review process for the technical papers. The following criteria will be applied in the selection of designs: (1) Reliability of design and implementation, (2) Quality of implementation, (3) Performance of the design, (4) Novelty of application, algorithm, architecture, (5) Others. Interesting or excellent designs selected will be presented at a special session of the conference.


An author of each selected design will be required to make a short presentation at a special session of ASP-DAC 2006. A digest of each design to be presented will be included in the conference proceedings.

ASP-DAC2006 Chairs:

General Chair: Fumiyasu Hirose (Cadence)
Technical Program Chair: Hidetoshi Onodera (Kyoto Univ.)
Design Contest Co-Chairs: Kazutoshi Kobayashi (Kyoto Univ.) and Takahiko Arakawa (Renesas Technology)

Conference Secretariat:

Please contact Conference Secretariat (, if you have questions or comments

Last Updated on: August 2, 2005