2020 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 2-5, 2020VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The CAD Contest at ICCAD is a challenging, multi-month, research and development competition, focusing on advanced, real-world problems in the field of Electronic Design Automation (EDA). It is open to multi-person teams world-wide. Each year the organizing committee announce three challenging problems in different topic areas provided by industrial companies. Contestants can participate in one or more problems. The prizes will be awarded at an ICCAD special session dedicated to this contest.

Since its inaugural year of 2012, the CAD Contest at ICCAD has been attracting more than a hundred teams per year, fostering productive industry-academia collaborations, and leading to hundreds of publications in top-tier conferences and journals. The contest undoubtedly boosts EDA research and keeps enhancing its impact.


Contest Problems
Problem A — X-value Equivalence Checking
Problem B — Routing with Cell Movement
Problem C — GPU Accelerated Logic Re-simulation

Timeline & Schedule:

  1. Feb. 1 Contest starts!
  2. May 8 Registration ends
  3. Jun. 14 Alpha test submission
  4. Jul. 19 Beta test submission
  5. Aug. 23 Final test submission
  6. Nov. 2 Award ceremony at ICCAD

Organizing Committee

  1. Contest chair: Ing-Chao Lin; National Cheng Kung Univ.
  2. Contest co-chairs: Ulf Schlichtmann (Technical University of Munich),Tsung-Wei Huang (University of Utah), Mark Po-Hung Lin (National Chiao Tung University)
  3. Topic chairs: Jacky (Chih-Jen) Hsu, Rocky (Chi-An) Wu, and Ching-Yi Huang (Cadence Design Systems, Inc.), Kai-Shun Hu and Ming-Jen Yang (Synopsys, Inc.) Yanqing Zhang, Haoxing Ren, and Brucek Khailany (Nvidia Corp.)