FROM Iris Bahar
ICCAD GENERAL CHAIR
Welcome to the 37th edition of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design! For the first time, ICCAD is being held in San Diego. We are very excited to be testing out this new location. We hope you have a chance to get out and enjoy the city and the views as well as the ICCAD conference itself.
Jointly sponsored by IEEE and ACM, ICCAD is the premier forum to explore emerging technology challenges in electronic design automation, present leading-edge R&D solutions, and identify future roadmaps for design automation research areas. The members of the executive committee, the technical program committee, and numerous volunteers have spent the past several months preparing an exciting program for you!
This was another strong year for ICCAD in terms of number of regular paper submissions. Approximately 400 regular paper submissions were reviewed by our outstanding technical program committee. In the end, we have 98 papers spread over 26 sessions on diverse topics related to EDA that were selected during our technical program committee in a face-to-face meeting in June. We also had a record number of special session proposals submitted to ICCAD this year and decided to add an extra parallel track to our program on Tuesday to help accommodate the large number of high-quality special sessions and embedded tutorials. Altogether, we have 13 special sessions and 3 embedded tutorials on topics that complement the regular sessions.
We are delighted to host several distinguished keynote speakers: the Monday morning keynote on IoT and Cloud systems will be given by Professor Chandra Krintz from the University of California, Santa Barbara. On Tuesday, Andreas Olofsson from DARPA will present the IEEE CEDA Luncheon Distinguished Lecture on the agency’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative. Finally, Dr. Rob Aitkens, ARM Fellow and Technology Lead at ARM Research, will present the Wednesday keynote on technology trends and their implications on EDA tools and flows. We hope you will find these keynotes interesting and informative.
We are also offering two special workshops on Sunday, before the conference officially begins. The first is an NSF-sponsored workshop on IoT systems. Then, on Sunday evening ICCAD will be hosting a Bias Busters workshop on implicit bias awareness and prevention. Both these events are free to all ICCAD registrants.
On Thursday, we have seven interesting workshops planned, on a variety of both new and established topics. Some of these workshops are long-time staples of ICCAD, while others are testing the waters for the first time. These workshops have exciting programs themselves, so we hope that many of you will take advantage of them and stay an extra day and San Diego.
Once again ICCAD promises to be an ultimate destination for those working on cutting edge EDA research. We do hope you will be able to join us in making this event a great and memorable one. Finally, we are grateful to our ICCAD 2018 sponsors and numerous supporters for making this year’s conference another successful event. Enjoy ICCAD and San Diego!