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Call for designs ASP-DAC 2024

University LSI Design Contest ASP-DAC 2024

Aims of the Contest

As a unique feature of ASP-DAC 2024, 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/Implemented on FPGAs/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. Award(s) will be given to a few numbers of outstanding designs, selected from those presented at the conference.


Areas 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) Custom ASIC and Cell-Based LSIs, (b) Gate Arrays, (c) FPGA/PLDs.


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 summary. Please do not submit the same paper as a regular paper.

Specification of the submission format will be available at

Deadline for summary: 5 PM AOE (Anywhere on Earth) July 30 (Sun), 2023

Notification of acceptance: Sep.15 (Fri), 2023

Deadline for Camera-ready: 5 PM AOE (Anywhere on Earth) Nov, 10 (Fri), 2023



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) Novelty of application, algorithm, architecture, design, measurement, etc.

   (2) Quality of design and implementation.

   (3) Performance of the design.

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 2024. A digest of each design to be presented will be included in the conference proceedings.


ASP-DAC 2024 Chairs

General Chair: Taewhan Kim (Seoul National University)

Technical Program Chair: Iris Hui-Ru Jiang (National Taiwan University)

Technical Program Vice Chairs: Yu Wang (Tsinghua University), Dongsuk Jeon (Seoul National University)

Design Contest Co-Chairs: Hyun Kim (Seoul National University of Science and Technology)

Ki-seok Chung (Hanyang University)



University LSI design Contest Secretariat:

Last Updated on: March 30, 2023