Welcome to ASP-DAC 2019

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 24th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC 2019). ASP-DAC 2019 will be held from January 21st (Mon.) to January 24th (Thu.), 2019 at Miraikan, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, 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), International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), and Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK). 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 Miraikan, which is a national science museum opened in July 2001, and is located at Odaiba district of Tokyo, Japan. Miraikan is close to central Tokyo, about 30 minutes by train. It is easily accessed from Narita (New Tokyo) or Haneda (Tokyo) international airport by train or by bus. Joining the conference and participating in technological discussions, you can also enjoy many attractions in Tokyo area, such as Ginza, Asakusa (Senso-ji temple), Akiharabara, Toyosu (new fish market), Ryogoku Sumo hall, Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneysea, etc.

ASP-DAC 2019 received 304 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 Korea, 99 papers have been accepted and 29 technical sessions have been organized. Five 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 address is 'Development Trend of Artificial Intelligence Technology and its Application in the Field of Robotics' by Prof. Tao Zhang of Tsinghua University of Control Science and Engineering, China. The second one is 'Post-K: A Game-changing Supercomputer with Groundbreaking A64fx High Performance Arm Processor' by Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka of RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan. The third keynote address is 'Hardware and Software Security Technologies to Enable Future Connected Cars' by Mr. Yasuhisa Shimazaki of Renesas Electronics Corporation, Japan.

The Designers' Forum is a unique program that will share design experience and solutions of actual product designs of the industries, which will be held in the afternoon of January 23nd and 24th. The topics discussed in this forum include Robotics, advanced image sensing and processing technologies, emerging technologies for Tokyo Olympic 2020, and virtual reality technologies. The University Design Contest is also an important annual event of ASP-DAC where 13 high-quality designs all including actual silicon proof were selected for presentation at Tuesday, January 22nd.

Nine tutorials have been arranged on Monday, January 21st. Each tutorial has 3 hour presentation. Registrants can choose one topics from the morning session including 5 topics and another one from the afternoon session including 4 topics depending on their interests and can obtain wider perspective on the recent hot topics with the reduced tutorial fee.

ASP-DAC 2019 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 2019. Finally, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to sponsors and supporters.

Toshiyuki Shibuya
General Chair
ASP-DAC 2019
Last Updated on: November 28, 2018