ASYNC'97

Third International Symposium on Advanced Research in Asynchronous Circuits and Systems

Eindhoven University of Technology

April 7-10, 1997, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS


Async97, the Third International Symposium on Advanced Research in Asynchronous Circuits and Systems, is a successor to Async94 (Utah, USA) and Async96 (Aizu, Japan). Async97 is organized by Eindhoven University of Technology in cooperation with Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven. Sponsorship of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on VLSI and Esprit Working Group 21949 (ACiD-WG), and the cooperation of IFIP Working Group 10.5 are anticipated.

A major goal of the conference is to identify application domains where asynchronous circuit techniques are of practical interest and to articulate, quantify, and demonstrate their potential advantages (such as high speed, low power, low EM radiation, and high reliability). Special emphasis will be given to (industrial) applications, functional ICs, and mature CAD tools. Furthermore, we are interested in exploring technical innovations that may help improve the cost, quality, performance, or testability of the final product. To this end, papers are being sought on all aspects of the specification, design, verification, and testing of asynchronous circuits and systems, i.e. on (not exclusively):

ASYNCHRONOUS CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS,
including processors, controllers, buses and bus interfaces, hybrid synchronous-asynchronous systems, and arbiters.

ARCHITECTURES, CIRCUITS, AND TECHNIQUES FOR LOW POWER OR HIGH SPEED.

TESTABILITY OF ASYNCHRONOUS CIRCUITS,
including fault modeling, design-for-testability, and test-pattern generation.

QUALITY, RELIABILITY, AND ROBUSTNESS OF ASYNCHRONOUS CIRCUITS,
including noise immunity, EM radiation, and metastability.

CAD FOR ASYNCHRONOUS CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS,
including high-level (architectural) synthesis, sequential-circuit synthesis, (hazard-free) logic synthesis, optimization, technology mapping, analysis (performance, power), and use of commercially available ("synchronous") tools.

NOVEL TECHNIQUES AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASYNCHRONOUS CIRCUITS,
including completion-detection techniques, deep sub-micron CMOS, exotic implementation technologies, optical computing, and neural networks.

FORMAL TECHNIQUES FOR ASYNCHRONOUS CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS,
including models (Petri-nets, trace theory, etc.), calculi, design methods, and verification techniques.

Submissions:


Submitted papers should be no more than 15 pages in 11-point font (or equivalent) with a 60-word abstract, and should include a cover page with authors' physical and e-mail addresses, phone, and FAX numbers. Prospective authors should submit papers by October 18 (extended deadline), 1996 in one of the following forms:
  1. Compressed PostScript(tm) (preferred form)
    Email file to async97@win.tue.nl.

  2. Hard copy. Send six single-sided copies of the manuscript to:
    Alda Bouten (Async97)
    Department of Mathematics and Computing Science
    Eindhoven University of Technology
    PO Box 513
    5600 MB EINDHOVEN
    The Netherlands
    Accepted papers will appear in a published proceedings.

    The conference language is English.

    Important Dates

    Papers due                :  October  18, 1996 (extended)
    Notification of acceptance:  November 30, 1996
    Final version             :  January   3, 1997
    


    Further information:


    Alda Bouten, Eindhoven University of Technology
    E-mail :  async97@win.tue.nl
    WWW/URL:  http://www.win.tue.nl/win/cs/pa/async97/
    Phone  :  +31 40 247 4124
    Fax    :  +31 40 246 3992
    


    Symposium Committee:


    General Chair:
    Martin Rem (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, rem@win.tue.nl)

    Symposium Co-Chair:
    Peter Hilbers (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, hilbers@win.tue.nl)

    Program Co-Chairs:
    Kees van Berkel (Philips Research Laboratories, The Netherlands, berkel@natlab.research.philips.com)
    Mark Josephs (South Bank University, United Kingdom, mark.josephs@sbu.ac.uk)

    Publication Chair:
    Erik Brunvand (University of Utah, USA, elb@telemark.cs.utah.edu)

    Local Arrangements and Finance:
    Alda Bouten (TUE, The Netherlands, async97@win.tue.nl)

    Tutorial Chair:
    Tom Verhoeff (TUE, The Netherlands, wstomv@win.tue.nl)

    Tools Chair:
    Frans Theeuwen (TUE, The Netherlands, J.F.M.Theeuwen@ele.tue.nl)

    European Representative:
    Jochen Jess (TUE, The Netherlands, J.A.G.Jess@ele.tue.nl)

    Asian Representative:
    Takashi Nanya (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, nanya@cs.titech.ac.jp)

    US Representative:
    Al Davis (University of Utah, USA, ald@endo.cs.utah.edu)


    Tentative Program Committee:


       Peter Beerel (USA)                        Tony Lee  (Hong Kong)
       Kees van Berkel (The Netherlands)         Bill Lin (Belgium) 
       Erik Brunvand (USA)                       Gensoh Matsubara (Japan)
       Steven Burns (USA)                        Charles Molnar (USA) 
       Anantha Chandrakasan (USA)                Takashi Nanya (Japan)
       Jordi Cortadella (Spain)                  Steven Nowick (USA)  
       Al Davis (USA)                            Marly Roncken (The Netherlands) 
       Jo Ebergen (Canada)                       Shai Rotem (USA)    
       Steve Furber (UK)                         Jens Spars/o (Denmark)  
       Jim Garside  (UK)                         Robert Sproull (USA)
       Mark Greenstreet (Canada)                 Pasupathi Subrahmanyam (USA) 
       Ran Ginosar (Israel)                      Jose Tierno (USA)
       Geert Janssen (The Netherlands)           Jan T. Udding (The Netherlands)
       Mark Josephs (UK)                         Peter Vanbekbergen (USA)
       Michael Kishinevsky (Japan)               Tom Verhoeff (The Netherlands)
       Alex Kondratyev (Japan)                   Alex Yakovlev (UK)
       Luciano Lavagno (Italy)                   Kenneth Yun (USA) 
    


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