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Guidelines for Authors of Papers

Guidelines for Authors of Embedded Tutorials

On-line submission/review



The conference is a forum for researchers and designers to present and discuss various aspects of VLSI Design, electronic design automation (EDA), and VLSI technologies. It covers the entire spectrum of activities in the two vital areas, which underpin the semiconductor industry. The conference will feature regular paper sessions, short paper sessions, special sessions, panel discussions, and industrial exhibits. The conference activities of January 3-5 will be followed by a two-day program of tutorials during January 6-7 on topics of current interest.


TOPICS OF INTEREST: Papers are invited on topics related to, but not limited to, the following areas: DESIGN METHODS TRACK: Process technology, processor design, analog-digital mixed signal SoC, concurrent package and board design, CMOS and interconnect reliability, integrated circuit manufacturing, device modelling and simulation, signal integrity and circuit marginality issues, low-power design, DSP design, functional verification.
DESIGN TOOLS TRACK: High-level synthesis, logic synthesis, design validation, ASIC design, core-based systems, test and DFT, analog CAD, MEMS, performance-driven design, physical design, programmable devices, standards, digital imaging, SoC design platforms.
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS TRACK: Hardware/software co-design and verification, embedded software design, reconfigurable hardware design, architecture mapping, FPGA-based design.


PAPER SUBMISSION: Please submit previously unpublished papers electronically (as postscript or pdf files) to the DOCMAN system through the conference website by July 10, 2004. The manuscript should clearly state the novel ideas, results and applications of the contribution. Submissions will undergo BLIND REVIEW.

In the new document submission form of DOCMAN, please provide the abstract of the paper (max. of 150 words) along with Track name and keywords to indicate the technical area(s) of the paper, name, address, e-mail, telephone and/or fax numbers of all authors with the contact author identified. Papers should not exceed 15 A4 sized pages including figures, tables, and references, written with double-spacing, one column and font size no smaller than 11 pt.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by August 31, 2004. Camera-ready papers not exceeding 6 pages in twocolumn format should be submitted on the conference website by September 27, 2004.

IMPORTANT: Your paper will undergo a BLIND REVIEW.
Therefore, do NOT include author names or any other information (e.g., your names in the reference list) that uniquely identifies authors in your paper. Authors can prevent identity disclosure in three ways: (1) not list names and affiliations of authors, (2) not say "my work" or "our work" in the text while citing references, and (3) word acknowledgments such that identity of authors and their affiliations are not implied. Author information should ONLY be included in the submission form.

EMBEDDED TUTORIAL PROPOSALS SUBMISSION : Proposals for embedded tutorials in emerging areas should be submitted as an extended abstract (pdf file) not exceeding 4 pages.

In the new document submission form of DOCMAN, please provide the abstract of the proposal (max. of 50 words) along with Track name and keywords to indicate the technical area(s) of the proposal, name, address, e-mail, telephone and/or fax numbers of all authors with the contact author identified.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by August 31, 2004. Camera-ready papers not exceeding 6 pages in twocolumn format should be submitted on the conference website by September 27, 2004.

On-line Papers and Embedded Tutorial Proposals Submission/Review:

On-line submission is managed by Docman (document management system). To submit any information on-line, you must Check-in with a userid and password. A new window will pop up. If you have EVER used Docman in the past, you have a valid userid and password (Cannot recall Userid/Password?). Otherwise, please sign-up as a New User to obtain a userid and password.

(Please ensure that correct DOCUMENT TYPE in DOCMAN is selected during any submission.)

Check-in and you may return to this window to choose from the following ( then go back to DOCMAN window to proceed with online submission/review).



TUTORIALS: This joint-conference also has a history of running a very successful series of tutorials on recent topics in VLSI design, EDA technology and embedded systems. Topics are open at this time, and speakers are encouraged to submit proposals to Tutorial Chairs through the conference website by June 15, 2004.


SPECIAL SESSIONS: Proposals for special sessions (a set of related papers on a subject) will be considered for inclusion in the technical program. A special session proposal should include a two-page summary of the session and a list of papers. Papers in the list should be submitted according to the paper submission guidelines on the website by July 10, 2004. Papers for the special session will go through the same peer review process as regular papers.

 

EXHIBITS: The conference provides a unique opportunity for vendors of VLSI design tools and services and embedded systems to display their products/services. Exhibition space is limited and those interested should immediately contact the Exhibits and Sponsorship Chairs.

DESIGN CONTEST: Please check website for contest rules and submit entries by July 31, 2004.

AWARDS: Prof. A. K. Choudhury Best Paper Award, Prof. N. N. Biswas Best Student Paper Award and two Honorable Mention Awards will be given. Student authors should be identified on the manuscripts. Papers with at least one student author will be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award. Design Contest Awards will also be given.


FELLOWSHIPS: The Steering Committee will award fellowships, based on need and merit, to partially cover expenses of attendees from India. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2004 at the conference website.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Conference Technical programme dates : January 3-5, 2005
Tutorial programme dates : January 6-7, 2005
Tutorial proposals submission : June 15, 2004
Regular papers submission : July 10, 2004
Special sessions proposals submission : July 10, 2004
Design Contest entry submission : July 31, 2004
Acceptance notification to authors : August 31, 2004
Camera-ready papers : September 27, 2004
Camera-ready Design Contest entry submission : September 27, 2004
Fellowship application submission : October 15, 2004