2020 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 2-5, 2020VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Welcome message

FROM David Pan


Welcome to the 38th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design! For the first time, ICCAD is being held in the Denver area. As ICCAD has been moving around from its birthplace in Silicon Valley, to Silicon Hills (Austin), to Southern California, and this year to Rocky Mountains, we hope you enjoy these different locations, get to know local related industry, and of course the ICCAD conference itself. Jointly sponsored by IEEE and ACM, ICCAD has been the premier forum to explore emerging technology challenges in electronic design automation, present leading-edge R&D solutions, and identify future research directions. The ICCAD scope has also been adapted and expanded to address emerging technology, design, and automation challenges including those in AI, IoT, security, among others.

This is yet another strong year for ICCAD in terms of regular paper submissions. The total 394 final submissions were organized into 14 tracks and reviewed by 135 outstanding TPC members from both academia and industry around the world. Our rigorous double-blind review process culminated with a full-day in-person meeting in June, where 94 regular papers were accepted and formed into 28 regular sessions. This marks a competitive 23.9% acceptance rate. We also had a high number of special session and tutorial proposals submitted to ICCAD. In the end, 11 special sessions and 1 embedded tutorial were formed on topics that complement the regular sessions.

We are delighted to host several distinguished keynote speakers: the Monday morning keynote on “Beyond CMOS Technologies for Computing: Prospects and Best Bets” will be given by Dr. Ian Young, Intel Senior Fellow. On Wednesday morning, Dr. Wolfram Burgard, VP for Automated Driving Technology at the Toyota Research Institute, will present the keynote on “Probabilistic and Machine Learning Approaches for Autonomous Robots and Automated Driving”. On Tuesday, IEEE CEDA will host its annual ICCAD Luncheon Distinguished Lecture. We hope you find these keynotes informative and inspiring.

On Thursday, we have seven stimulating workshops on a variety of trending topics, including: Hands-on Workshop on Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning for EDA Developers; 3rd International Workshop on Quantum Compilation; Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security; Second Workshop on Open-Source EDA Technology (WOSET); International Workshop on Design Automation for Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits; and 1st Workshop on Accelerator Computer-Aided Design. They all have exciting programs themselves, so we hope that many of you will take advantage of them and stay an extra day.

Following its long tradition, ICCAD continues to be the home to strong student-oriented activities: the SIGDA CADathlon, the ACM Student Research Competition, and the ICCAD CAD Contests. In addition, on Wednesday night, for the first time, ICCAD will host a “Career & Diversity” event where recruiters from industry will share their views on what companies are looking for and young graduates who recently joined industry will share their experiences and tips, and why diversity is important at work.

Once again ICCAD promises to be an ultimate destination for those working on the cutting-edge EDA research. We do hope you will be able to join us. Finally, we are grateful to our ICCAD 2019 sponsors, supporters, and volunteers for making this year’s conference another great success.

Enjoy ICCAD and Rocky Mountains!