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Call for Papers ASP-DAC 2023

Aims of the Conference:
ASP-DAC 2023 is the 28th annual international conference on VLSI design automation in Asia and South Pacific regions, one of the most active regions of design, CAD and fabrication of silicon chips in the world. The conference aims at providing the Asian and South Pacific CAD/DA and Design community with opportunities of presenting recent advances and with forums for future directions in technologies related to design and Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The format of the meeting intends to cultivate and promote an instructive and productive interchange of ideas among EDA researchers/developers and system/circuit/device designers. All scientists, engineers, and students who are interested in theoretical and practical aspects of VLSI design and design automation are welcomed to ASP-DAC.

In light of the continued Covid-19 pandemic situation, the format of the conference is subject to future change. The options include fully in-person conference, hybrid conference (in person plus live video presentation) and fully virtual conferences. All papers presented, whether in-person or online, will be published. Please check the ASP-DAC 2023 website for updates.

Areas of Interest:
Original papers in, but not limited to, the following areas are invited.

1 System-Level Modeling and Design Methodology:
1.1. HW/SW co-design, co-simulation and co-verification
1.2. System-level design exploration, synthesis, and optimization
1.3. System-level formal verification
1.4. System-level modeling, simulation and validation
1.5. Networks-on-chip and NoC-based system design

2 Embedded, Cyberphysical (CSP) and IoT Systems:
2.1. Many- and multi-core SoC architecture
2.2. IP/platform-based SoC design
2.3. Domain-specific architecture
2.4. Dependable architecture
2.5. Cyber physical system
2.6. Internet of things

3 Embedded Systems Software:
3.1. Kernel, middleware, and virtual machine
3.2. Compiler and toolchain
3.3. Real-time system
3.4. Resource allocation for heterogeneous computing platform
3.5. Storage software and application
3.6. Human-computer interface

4 Memory Architecture and Near/In Memory Computing:
4.1. Storage system and memory architecture
4.2. On-chip memory architectures and management: Scratchpads, compiler, controlled memories, etc.
4.3. Memory/storage hierarchies with emerging memory technologies
4.4. Near-memory and in-memory computing
4.5. Memory architecture and management for emerging memory technologies

5 AI/Machine Learning Circuits, Architecture, System Designs and Applications:
5.1. Hardware and devices for deep neural networks
5.2. Design method for learning on a chip
5.3. Systems and design methods for deep neural computing
5.4. Neural network acceleration co-design techniques
5.5. Design techniques for AI of Things
5.6. Novel reconfigurable architectures including FPGAs for AI/MLs
5.7. Efficient ML training and inference

6 Photonic/RF/Analog-Mixed Signal Design:
6.1. Analog/mixed-signal/RF synthesis
6.2. Analog layout, verification, and simulation techniques
6.3. High-frequency electromagnetic simulation of circuit
6.4. Mixed-signal design consideration
6.5. Communication and computing using photonics

7 Approximate, Bio-Inspired and Neuromorphic Computing:
7.1. Circuit and system techniques for approximate and stochastic computing
7.2. Neuromorphic computing
7.3. CAD for approximate and stochastic systems
7.4. CAD for bio-inspired and neuromorphic systems

8 High-Level, Behavioral, and Logic Synthesis and Optimization:
8.1. High-level/Behavioral synthesis tool and methodology
8.2. Combinational, sequential and asynchronous logic synthesis
8.3. Technology mapping, resource scheduling, allocation and synthesis
8.4. Functional and logic timing ECO (Engineering change order)
8.5. Interaction between logic synthesis and physical design

9 Physical Design and Timing Analysis:
9.1. Floorplanning, partitioning and placement and routing optimization
9.2. Interconnect planning and synthesis
9.3. Clock network synthesis
9.4. Post layout and post-silicon optimization
9.5. Package/PCB/3D-IC routing
9.6. Extraction, TSV and package modeling
9.7. Deterministic/statistical timing analysis and optimization
9.8. Signal/Power integrity, EM modeling and analysis

10 Design for Manufacturability/Reliability and Low Power:
10.1. Reticle enhancement, lithography-related design and optimization
10.2. Resilience under manufacturing variation
10.3. Design for manufacturability, yield, and defect tolerance
10.4. Reliability, robustness, aging and soft error analysis
10.5. Power modeling, analysis and simulation
10.6. Low-power design and optimization at circuit and system levels
10.7. Thermal aware design and dynamic thermal management
10.8. Energy harvesting and battery management

11 Testing, Validation, Simulation, and Verification:
11.1. ATPG, BIST and DFT
11.2. System test and 3D IC test, Online test and fault tolerance
11.3. Memory test and repair
11.4. RTL and gate-leveling modeling, simulation, and verification
11.5. Circuit-level formal verification
11.6. Device/circuit-level simulation tool and methodology

12 Hardware and Embedded Security:
12.1. Hardware-based security
12.2. Detection and prevention of hardware Trojans
12.3. Side-channel attacks, fault attacks and countermeasures
12.4. Design and CAD for security
12.5. Cyberphysical system security
12.6. Nanoelectronic security
12.7. Supply chain security and anti-counterfeiting

13 Emerging Devices, Technologies and Applications:
13.1. Quantum and Ising computing
13.2. Nanotechnology, MEMS
13.3. Biomedical, biochip, and biodata processing
13.4. Edge, fog and cloud computing
13.5. Energy-storage/smart-grid/smart-building design and optimization
13.6. Automotive system design and optimization
13.7. New transistor/device and process technology: spintronic, phase-change, single-electron etc

ASP-DAC does not allow double and/or parallel submissions of similar work to any other conferences, symposia, and journals. The submission must not include information that serves to identify the authors of the manuscript, such as name(s) or affiliation(s) of the author(s), anywhere in the manuscript, abstract, references and bibliographic citations. While research papers with open-source software are highly encouraged where the software will be made publicly available (via GitHub or similar), the authors' identities need to be anonymized in the submitted paper for the double-blind review process. Issuing the paper as a technical report, posting the paper on a website, or presenting the paper at a workshop that does not publish formally reviewed proceedings, does not disqualify it from appearing in the proceedings. Note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one different conference registration at the speaker's registration rate (e.g., two speaker registrations are needed for presenting two accepted papers). But any registered co-author can present the work at the conference. ACM and IEEE reserve the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference by any author.

Submission of Papers:
Deadline for submission:
  Abstract submission: 5 PM AOE (Anywhere on earth) July 24 (Sun), 2022
  PDF uploading: 5 PM AOE (Anywhere on earth) July 29 (Fri), 2022
  The deadline is hard and strict. No exceptions are allowed.
Notification of acceptance: Sept. 12 (Mon), 2022
Deadline for final version: 5 PM AOE (Anywhere on earth) Nov. 4 (Fri), 2022

Specification of the paper submission format will be available at the WEB site:

Panels, Special Sessions and Tutorials:
Suggestions and proposals are welcome and have to be addressed to aspdac2023-ss [at] for special sessions & panels, aspdac2023-tutorial [at] for tutorials, no later than Aug 31 (Wed), 2022.

ASP-DAC2023 Chairs:
General Chair: Atsushi Takahashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Technical Program Chair: Gi-Joon Nam (IBM Research)
Technical Program Vice Chairs: Iris Hui-Ru Jiang (National Taiwan University),                   Masanori Hashimoto (Kyoto University, Japan)

Conference Secretariat: aspdac2023 [at]
TPC Secretariat: TPC Secretariat: aspdac2023-tpc [at]

Last Updated on: August 21, 2022