2018 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 5-8, 2018Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa San Diego, CA

MP Associates, Inc.

THURSDAY November 08, 8:30am - 5:00pm | Terrazza Ballroom
EVENT TYPE: WORKSHOP

SESSION 2W
First Workshop on Open-Source EDA Technology (WOSET)

Speakers:
Sherief Reda - Brown Univ.
Andreas Olofsson - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Andrew B. Kahng - Univ. of California, San Diego
Sachin Sapatnekar - Univ. of California, San Diego
Shunning Jiang - Cornell Univ.
David Fang - Google, Inc.
Rafael Trapani Possignolo - Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
Spencer Millican - Auburn Univ.
Russell Friesenhahn - Univ. of Texas at Austin
Chun-Xun Lin - Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Renan Netto - Federal Univ. of Santa Catarina
Mohamed Shalan - American Univ. of Cairo
Rainer Doemer - Univ. of California, Irvine
Bei Yu - Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong
Gi-Joon Nam - IBM Corp.
Mathias Soeken - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Mateus Fogaça - Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Bangqi Xu - Univ. of California, San Diego
Frank Liu - IBM Corp.
Jason Verley - Sandia National Laboratories
Soheil Hashemi - Brown Univ.
Yi-Shan Lu - Univ. of Texas at Austin
Jonathan Balkind - Princeton Univ.
Vaibhav Verma - Univ. of Virginia
Tsung-Wei Huang - Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Edward Wang - Univ. of California, Berkeley
Ross Daly - Stanford Univ.
Zihao Yuan - Boston Univ.
Organizers:
Sherief Reda - Brown Univ.
Andrew B. Kahng - Univ. of California, San Diego
Sachin Sapatnekar - Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Mohamed Shalan - The American Univ. in Cairo
Background: The cost and difficulty of IC design in advanced nodes have stifled hardware design innovation and raised unprecedented barriers to bringing new design ideas to the marketplace. Notably, commercial EDA tools have become both expensive and highly complex, as they are aimed at leading-edge, expert users. Unlike the thriving software community, which enjoys a large number of open-source operating systems, compilers, libraries and applications, the hardware community lacks such an ecosystem. While the academic community has produced some high-quality open-source EDA tools in the past (e.g., SPICE and various SAT solvers), the EDA open-source landscape is fragmented and a full open-source EDA flow is lacking. Goal of workshop: This  workshop aims to galvanize the open-source EDA movement. The workshop will bring together EDA researchers who are committed to open-source principles to share their experiences and coordinate efforts towards developing a reliable, fully open- source EDA flow. The workshop will feature presentations that overview existing open-source tools, along with a rump session and posters describing future planned EDA tools. The workshop will feature a panel to brainstorm about potential gaps and obstacles to open-source EDA, and how to coordinate efforts and ensure quality and interoperability across open-source tools.

Submission categories:
  1. Overview of an existing open-source EDA tool or planned future tools
  2. Overview of support infrastructure, such as databases, file formats, and benchmarks.
  3. Open-source cloud-based tools
  4. Design-tool interactions
  5. Position statements (e.g. critical gaps, blockers/obstacles).

Submission due date: Sept 7th 2018.
Notification: Sept 15th 2018.
Workshop website: http://woset.org.
Submission URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=woset18
Please contact Sherief Reda (sherief_reda@Brown.edu) for inquires.