FROM Sri Parameswaran
ICCAD GENERAL CHAIR
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 36th International Conference on Computer Aided Design. ICCAD is being held for the first time in the city of Irvine, a place that I hold dear.
In this increasingly compute centric world, there is increased demand for electronic design automation with exciting changes and challenges being faced in the way we design, compute, and deploy systems. For over thirty-five years, ICCAD has been a premier forum which has paved the way in creating systems which are fast, small, power efficient, low cost, correct, manufacturable, and reliable. Recent keynotes, papers, tutorials and workshops at ICCAD have addressed novel technologies, the exciting prospects offered by deep learning, newer memories, IoT, approximate computing, and security concerns amongst others. This year’s program promises to be equally exciting. Executive committee members, the technical program committee members, volunteers and the staff from MP Associates have worked tirelessly over the last year to prepare a stimulating program.
The program consists of 29 regular paper sessions, with 105 papers drawn from a submission of 399 papers. For over a month, 125 technical program committee members scrutinised the papers, and in a face to face meeting selected these papers for inclusion in the program. There are nine special sessions and two embedded tutorials that will be presented during the three days. A record six workshops will be held on the Thursday. Three keynotes will be presented by eminent researchers. The first on the Monday will be givren by Krysta Svore from Microsoft Research titled “Quantum Computing: Revolutionizing computation through quantum mechanics”. The Wednesday Keynote will be by Todd Austin from The University of Michigan on “How EDA Could Save the World (of Computing)” and the CEDA Invited Keynote will be presented on the Tuesday Dr. Maja Matarić from the University of Southern California.
On Thursday, there are six stimulating workshops on a variety of trending topics. These are: Workshop on Hardware and Algorithms for Learning On-a-chip (HALO); International Workshop on Design Automation for Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits; IEEE/ACM 10th Workshop on Variability Modeling and Characterization; Electronic design automation for quantum computers; EDA/CAD in the IoT eHealth Era: From Devices to Architectures, Applications, and Data Analytics; and, Workshop on Non-Conventional Approaches to Hard Optimization (NAHO). Note that these workshops have exciting programs in themselves with keynotes from leading exponents.
Once again ICCAD promises to be on the cutting edge of EDA research. We do hope you will be able to join us in making this event a great and memorable one. See you all in Irvine!