january 2021

18janAll Day21Call for Designs : University LSI Design Contest @ ASP-DAC 2021CMC-supported ConferenceMiraikan (The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)

Event Details

26th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC 2021)



Date Location Details
Jan 18 to 21, 2021 Miraikan (The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation),Tokyo, Japan see http://www.aspdac.com/

Important Dates:

Deadline for Summary Notification of Acceptance Deadline for Camera-ready
July 26 (Sun), 2020, 5 PM AOE (Anywhere on earth) Sep. 13 (Sun), 2020 Nov.  6 (Fri), 2020, 5 PM AOE (Anywhere on earth)

Contact Email: aspdac2021-udc@aspdac.com


Aims of the Contest:

As a unique feature of ASP-DAC 2021, 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, and actually implemented on 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:

  1. Custom ASIC and Cell-Based LSIs,
  2. Gate Arrays,
  3. 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. Specification of the submission format will be available at http://www.aspdac.com/ Please 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 the author of the paper. Please do not submit the same paper as a regular paper.


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. Reliability of design and implementation,
  2. Quality of implementation,
  3. Performance of the design,
  4. Novelty of application, algorithm, architecture,
  5. Others.

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 2021. A digest of each design to be presented will be included in the conference proceedings.

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 2021 website for updates. 

ASP-DAC2021 Chairs:

General Chair: Toshihiro Hattori (Renesas Electronics Corporation)

Technical Program Chair: Sheldon Tan (University of California, Riverside)

Technical Program Vice Chair: Masanori Hashimoto (Osaka University, Japan)

Design Contest Co-Chairs: Kousuke Miyaji (Shinshu University, Japan)

                                               Akira Tsuchiya (The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan)


january 18 (Monday) - 21 (Thursday)


Miraikan (The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)

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