VW-FEDA 2011 : Virtual Worldwide Forum on Electronic Design Automation
Call For Papers
This is a high-quality virtual worldwide forum of postgraduate researchers in the vibrant field of electronic design automation. Submissions are invited from current postgraduate students and recent PhD graduates. The Forum provides young researchers with an excellent opportunity to gain experience of presenting research results at an international level, learn, network, seek jobs and share information about the latest industrial developments.
Industrial participants of the Virtual Industrial Fair at the Forum will be able to exhibit their development and products as well as to attract top candidates to fill job positions within their companies.
A unique differentiator of this EDA postgraduate forum is its online nature. It creates an efficient and stimulating learning platform for developing the skill to publish in a peer-refereed context, a necessary condition to obtain a PhD, the highest academic degree one can earn. Submitted papers will be reviewed by world class academic and industrial researchers. The highest quality papers will be accepted for presentation at the Forum and published in the Forum Proceedings. Participation will be virtual and will offer participants the possibility of joining forum sessions on-line in live streamed video, live chat as well as off-line discussions with the authors and other delegates. Presentation slides and video sessions will be archived and accessible on the VW-FEDA website for 6 months after the event.
The Forum will comprise technical tracks, embedded tutorials and webinars by academic and industrial presenters as well as a Virtual Industrial Fair. A best paper award and a best paper runner-up award will be given in each track. Virtual Industrial Fair presentations will be accessible world-wide also to non-participants.
Tom J Kazmierski, University of Southampton, UK, General Chair, VW-FEDA 2011,
Peter Wilson, University of Southampton, UK, Finance Chair, VW-FEDA 2011,
T1. Digital System Design and Synthesis (Track Chair: Eugenio Villar, University of Cantabria, Spain)
Hardware description languages; embedded systems; hardware/software co-design; sequential, combinational and system-level synthesis and optimization; reconfigurable systems; transaction-level modelling; asynchronous design; system specification and modelling; system simulation and performance analysis; system optimization.
T2. Analog, Mixed-signal and Mixed-Technology Systems (Track Chair: Christoph Grimm, Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Low power and energy-efficient circuits and systems; automotive systems; high frequency circuits and systems; symbolic and numerical analysis; optimization and design; CAD tools; sensors; wireless sensor networks and nodes; analogue, mixed-signal and mixed-technology synthesis; bioelectronic devices; circuits and systems; bio-sensors; bio-computing; neural and fuzzy logic systems.
T3. Design Automation for Nanoelectronics (Track Chair: David Cumming, University of Glasgow, UK)
Device and interconnect models; new transistor models, bipolar, CNTFET, graphene transistors; physical layout design; module generation; partitioning, floorplanning, placement and routing; compaction; layout verification.
T4. Design Verification and System Reliability (Track Chair: Hans-Joachim Wunderlich, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Formal methods; emulation; simulation; electrical and timing analysis; fault tolerance; testing and test patterns generation; design for testability.
Paper submission deadline - August 1, 2011
Industrial Fair, special session and tutorial proposals - August 29, 2011
Notitication of acceptance - September 30, 2011
Camera ready versions of accepted papers and presenters' registration - October 31, 2011
Presentation upload deadline, virtual rooms open for testing - November 14, 2011
VW FEDA - November 28 - December 2, 2011