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 Yuan Xie


Welcome to the 39th edition of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design! This year, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, many conferences are forced to make the event work in the online world. Consequently, the ICCAD 2020 Executive Committee decided to move forward with a Virtual Conference due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation. Nevertheless, we are very excited to test out this new online edition for the first time in ICCAD’s 39-year history. Even though the virtual events lack the kind of interpersonal communications attendees get from in-person events, a much lower registration fee with no travel overheads may boost the number of participants, and a carefully tuned schedule with a virtual platform can make it a true “global” event for anyone around the world to attend ICCAD. We hope you will enjoy this unique virtual experience with the first-ever online ICCAD.

Jointly sponsored by IEEE and ACM, ICCAD is the premier forum to explore emerging technology challenges in electronic design automation, present leading-edge R&D solutions, and identify future roadmaps for design automation research areas. The members of the executive committee, the technical program committee, and numerous volunteers have spent the past several months preparing an exciting program for you!

This was another strong year for ICCAD in terms of the number of regular paper submissions. We received more than 470 regular paper submissions. They were divided into 17 tracks and reviewed by 144 outstanding technical program committee members from both industry and academia worldwide. For the first time, the TPC meeting was held online without compromising the quality of the double-blind review process. Finally, the program committee has selected 127 papers spread over 35 sessions on diverse topics. We also had a record number of special session proposals submitted to ICCAD this year. Altogether, we have 11 special sessions and two embedded tutorials on topics that complement the regular sessions.

We are delighted to host several distinguished keynote speakers: the Monday morning keynote on AI for enterprises will be given by IBM Fellow Dr. Ruchir Puri. On Tuesday, Professor Birgit Vogel-Heuser from the Technical University of Munich will present the IEEE CEDA Luncheon Distinguished Lecture on Cyber Physical Systems. Finally, Professor Yao-Wen Chang from National Taiwan University will present the Wednesday keynote on EDA for More-Moore and More-than-Moore Designs. We hope you will find these keynotes exciting and informative.

On Thursday, we have five interesting workshops planned, on a variety of both new and established topics. Some of these workshops are long-time staples of ICCAD, while others test the waters for the first time. Additionally, a workshop addressing System-level interconnect problems is further co-located with ICCAD. All these workshops have exciting programs themselves, so we hope that many of you will take advantage of them.

Once again, ICCAD promises to be an ultimate destination for those working on cutting edge EDA research. We hope that you will be able to join us in making this first-ever virtual event a great and memorable one. Finally, we are grateful to our ICCAD 2020 sponsors and numerous supporters for making this year’s conference another successful event.