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ICCAD 2016 : International Conference on Computer Aided Design


Conference Series : International Conference on Computer Aided Design
When Nov 7, 2016 - Nov 10, 2016
Where Austin, TX
Abstract Registration Due Apr 18, 2016
Submission Deadline Apr 25, 2016
Notification Due Jun 20, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 20, 2016
Categories    design automation   CAD   EDA

Call For Papers


The abstract submission deadline is 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -07:00), Monday April 18, 2016. No abstract submissions will be possible after this deadline.


The paper submission deadline is 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -07:00), Monday April 25, 2016.

Original technical submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics are invited:
1.1 System Design

System-level specification, modeling, and simulation
System design flows and methods
HW/SW co-design, co-simulation, co-optimization, and co-exploration
HW/SW platforms for rapid prototyping
System design case studies and applications
System-level issues for 3D integration
Micro-architectural transformation
Memory architecture and system synthesis
System communication architecture
Network-on-chip design methodologies and CAD
Network-on-chip design case studies and prototyping

1.2 Hardware for Embedded Systems

Multi-core/multi-processors systems
HW/SW co-design for embedded systems
Static and dynamic reconfigurable architectures
Memory hierarchies and management
System-level consideration of custom storage architectures (flash, phase change memory, STT-RAM, etc.)
Application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs)

1.3 Embedded System Software

Real-time software and operating systems
Middleware and virtual machines
Timing analysis and WCET
Programming models for multi-core systems
Profiling and compilation techniques
Design exploration, synthesis, validation, verification, and optimization

1.4 System-level Security

Hardware-based security (CAD for PUF’s, RNG, AES etc)
Detection and prevention of hardware Trojans
Side-channel attacks, fault attacks and countermeasures
Split Manufacturing for security
System software security techniques
Design for security
CAD for security
Security implications of CAD
Cyberphysical system security
Nanoelectronic security
Supply chain security

1.5 Dark Silicon and Power/Thermal Considerations in System Design

Power and thermal estimation, analysis, optimization, and management techniques for hardware and software systems
Energy- and thermal aware application mapping and scheduling
Energy- and thermal-aware dark silicon system design and optimization
Run-time management for the dark silicon

1.6 Design Issues for Heterogeneous Computing & Cloud Computing

Hardware-software partitioning of workloads
Modeling and simulation of heterogeneous platforms
High-level synthesis for heterogeneous computing
Power/performance analysis of heterogeneous and cloud platforms
Programming environment of heterogeneous computing
Acceleration techniques including GPGPU and FPGA and dedicated ASIC’s
Application driven heterogeneous platforms for big data, machine learning etc.
Cloud Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications
Interaction of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices and the cloud
Cloud computation for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices

2.1 High-level, Behavioral, and Logig Synthesis and Optimization:

High-level/Behavioral/Logic synthesis
Technology-independent optimization and technology mapping
Functional and logic timing ECO
Resource scheduling, allocation, and synthesis
Interaction between logic synthesis and physical design

2.2 Validation, Simulation, and Verification

High-level/Behavioral/Logic modeling and validation
High-level/Behavioral/Logic simulation
Formal, semi-formal, and assertion-based verification
Equivalence and property checking
Emulation and hardware simulation/acceleration
Post-silicon functional validation

2.3 Cell-Library Design, Partitioning, Floorplanning, Placement

Cell-library design and optimization
Transistor, gate, and wiring sizing
High-level physical design and synthesis
Estimation and hierarchy management
2D and 3D partitioning, floorplanning, and placement
Post-placement optimization
Buffer insertion and interconnect planning

2.4 Clock Network Synthesis, Routing, and Post-Layout Optimization and Verification

2D and 3D clock network synthesis
2D and 3D global and detailed routing
Package-/Board-level routing and chip-package-board co-design
Post-layout/-silicon optimization

3.1 Design for Manufacturability

Process technology characterization, extraction, and modeling
CAD for design/manufacturing interfaces
CAD for reticle enhancement and lithography-related design
Variability analysis and statistical design and optimization
Yield estimation and design for yield
Physical verification and design rule checking

3.2 Design for Reliability

Analysis and optimization for device-level reliability issues (stress, aging effects, ESD, etc.)
Analysis for interconnect reliability issues (electromigration, thermal, etc)
Reliability issues related to soft errors
Design for resilience and robustness

3.3 Testing

Digital fault modeling and simulation
Delay, current-based, low-power test
ATPG, BIST, DFT, and compression
Memory test and repair
Core, board, system, and 3D IC test
Post-silicon validation and debug
Analog, mixed-signal, and RF test

3.4 Timing, Power Networks, and Signal Integrity

Deterministic and statistical static timing analysis and optimization
Power and leakage analysis and optimization
Circuit and interconnect-level low power design issues
Power/ground network analysis and synthesis
Signal integrity analysis and optimization

3.5 CAD for RF/Analog and Multi-Domain Modeling and Interconnect

CAD for analog, mixed-signal, RF
CAD for mixed-domain (semiconductor, nanoelectronic, MEMS, and electro-optical) devices, circuits, and systems
CAD for nanophotonics
Device, interconnect and circuit extraction and simulation
Package modeling and analysis
EM simulation and optimization
Behavior modeling of devices and interconnect
Modeling of complex dynamical systems (molecular dynamics, fluid dynamics, computational finance, etc.)

4.1 Biological Systems and Electronics, Brain Inspired Computing, and New Computing Paradigms

CAD for biological computing systems
CAD for systems and synthetic biology
CAD for bio-electronic devices, bio-sensors, MEMS, and systems
Design methods for learning on a chip
Design methodologies for neuromorphic computing
Design methods for stochastic and statistical computing
Design methods for approximate computing

4.2 Nanoscale and Post-CMOS Systems

New device structures and process technologies
New memory technologies (flash, phase change memory, STT-RAM, memristor, etc.)
Nanotechnologies, nanowires, nanotubes, graphene, etc.
Quantum computing
Optical devices and communication
CAD for bio-inspired and neuromorphic systems

4.3 CAD for Cyber-Physical Systems

CAD for Internet-of-Things (IoT) and sensor networks
Design issues for Internet-of-Things (IoT) Devices
CAD for automotive systems and power electronics
Analysis and optimization of data centers
CAD for display electronics
Green computing (smart grid, energy, solar panels, etc.)


Paper submissions must be made through the online submission system at the ICCAD web site. Regular papers will be reviewed as finished papers; preliminary submissions will be at a disadvantage.

Authors are asked to submit their work in two stages. In stage one (abstract submission), a title, abstract, and a list of all co-authors must be submitted via the ICCAD web submission site. In stage two (paper submission), the paper itself is submitted. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their paper submission meets all guidelines, and that the PDF is readable.

We always have several authors contact the ICCAD office asking for a deadline extension. Due to the limited review cycle, NO extensions are granted for ANY reason.


All papers must be in PDF format only, with savable text.
Each paper must be no more than 8 pages (including the abstract, figures, tables, and references), double-columned, 9pt or 10pt font.
Your 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, or in the embedded PDF data. References and bibliographic citations to the author(s) own published works or affiliations should be made in the third person
Submissions not adhering to these rules, or determined to be previously published (this includes pre-prints publicly available on personal or other websites, such as arXiv, or publicly available internal memoranda with author names divulged) or simultaneously submitted to another conference, or journal, will be summarily rejected. Internal memoranda with full content not publicly available, and with author names not divulged, may be submitted.

IMPORTANT: Final camera-ready versions must be identical to the submitted papers with the following exceptions; inclusion of author names/affiliation, correction of identified errors, addressing reviewer-demanded changes. No other modifications of any kind are allowed including modification of title, change of the author list, reformatting, restyling, rephrasing, removing figures/results/text, etc. The TPC Chairs reserve the right to finally reject any manuscripts not adhering to these rules. A report detailing all the revisions made must be submitted together with the final camera-ready manuscript once any revision is conducted.


Paper templates are available below; authors are recommended to format their papers based on one of these templates.

Suggested ACM Proceedings Paper Template


Authors will be notified of acceptance on or before Monday, June 20, 2016. Final paper guidelines will be sent at that time.


The deadline for final papers is Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Accepted papers are allowed six pages in the conference proceedings free of charge. Each additional page beyond six pages is subject to the page charge at $150.00 per page up to the eight-page limit. ACM will hold the copyright for ICCAD 2016 proceedings. Authors of accepted papers must sign an ACM copyright release form for their paper.


At least one author per accepted paper must register by Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the discounted speaker’s registration rate. Failure to register will result in your paper being removed from the conference proceedings. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.


The awards are split into three categories. Two papers from this year's ICCAD conference, one from front-end and one from back-end, will be awarded with this prestigious award. The winners will be chosen from nominated papers after a thorough and competitive process by area-specific selection committees and announced at the opening session.

One paper from the 2006 and 2007 editions of ICCAD will be selected for the 10-year retrospective most influential paper award as evidenced by impact on the research community reflected in citations, on the vendor community via its use in an industrial setting, or by initiating new research venues during the past decade. Nominations from the community are welcome and can be sent to Iris Bahar, Technical Program Vice-Chair at


All are due on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

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