ASP-DAC 2020 Conference Proposal

ASP-DAC 2020 Conference Proposal
ASP-DAC 2020 Conference Proposal

                                                        July 11, 2016

   We are very enthusiastic to propose the idea of hosting ASP-DAC 2020 in Beijing, from January 13 to
January 16, in Beijing International Convention Center (BICC). This proposal is organized as follows:

        • Why: Section 1 will discuss the reasons that we believe ASP-DAC 2020 should be host in Beijing

        • Who: Section 2 will present the proposed organizing committee members and sponsors

        • Where/When: Section 3 will give details on the proposed venue and dates

1       Why: Reasons to Host ASP-DAC in Beijing
We believe that there are many strong reasons to bring ASP-DAC to Beijing. As China’s capital, Beijing is
one of the world’s truly imposing cities. With a 3,000 years History and 11 million people, covering 16,808
square kilometers in area, it is the political, cultural and economic center of the People’s Republic of China.
The Booming of IC Industry in China. China is already the biggest manufacturer of electronics, and also
one of the largest markets for them. In 2013, China-based companies made almost 1.5 billion mobile phones
and 340 million PCs, and the country integrated circuit imports reached US $231 billion. On June 26,
2014, the government published new policy guidelines1 , laying out a blueprint to develop the domestic
integrated circuit industry, propping up its IC design and EDA industry with new policies and financial
support intended to turn the country into a semiconductor-making powerhouse by 2030.
Strong IC Design/EDA Research in China. Research in IC design and design automation has been very
active in China. Recent ASPDAC submission statistics have shown that a large percentage of paper subms-
sions/accepted papers are from China or China-born professors/researchers from US or Europe (For exam-
ple, in ASPDAC2013, 41 out of 311 submissions were from China). The submission statistics in the last 10
years of ASP-DAC’s history (see Table 1) show that the ASP-DAC submissions from China is always among
the Top 3 Asia countries (together with Taiwan and Japan). In addition, Beijing has many top universities
such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Chinese Academy of Science.
First ASP-DAC in Beijing (second time in Mainland China). Even though there are very active R&D
activities in China, ever since the beginning of ASP-DAC in 1995, during its almost 20-years’ history, it
has never been held in Beijing, the capital of China. In fact, it was only held once in Mainland China,
which was ASPDAC 2005 in Shanghai (see Table 2 for the locations of prior ASP-DAC conferences). If
the bidding is successful, it will be the first time that ASP-DAC comes to Beijing, and the second time in
mainland China.

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Boosting the Influence of ASP-DAC and The Attendees/Submissions. Since China has a large popula-
tion of IC designers, it always attracts a large number of local attendees when an International conference is
held in China. Due to the booming of China’s high-tech industry/economy, it can also attract a large number
of foreign attendees from overseas. Such trends have been demonstrated by many other conferences (such as
International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) 2008, International Symposium on Circuits and
Systems (ISCAS) 2013), and also demonstrated by ASP-DAC 2005, when ASP-DAC was held in Shanghai,
the submission number was the peak in ASP-DAC’s history (692 submissions, compared to the average 300
submissions in other years). Even if we didn’t count all the submissions from China in that year (214), the
rest of 478 submissions from other countries was still the record in ASP-DAC’s history. We strongly believe
that ASP-DAC 2020 in Beijing will have the same “magnetic” for researchers/engineers from both China
and other countries, and make another new record in ASP-DAC’s history, not only in submission/attendee
numbers, but also in the program’s quality.
A Win-win proposal for both ASP-DAC and China’s IC academia/industry. If ASP-DAC 2020 is held
in Beijing, it will help the influence and recognition of ASP-DAC conference by more of local academia
and industry who are working in this field. On the other hand, ASP-DAC attendees, especially graduating
postgraduate students, will be able to find potential job and academia opportunities in China, especially
in Beijing, the capital of China. China has given the IC industry a very high priority in the next 10 years
with billions of investment, we believe more researchers from both industry and academia will pay more
attentions to ASPDAC conferences in the future. If we can have this great event in China, it will bring great
benefits to both China IC industry and ASPDAC conference.
Will Air Pollution Be A Concern? One of the concerns of hosting a conference in Beijing may be the
serious air pollution issues in the past several years. Attendees may worry of visiting Beijing during winter
time, when air pollution was serious. Fortunately, Chinese government has realized this issue, and has pro-
posed many effective ways to fight the air pollution problem. In fact, Beijing’s government has guaranteed
a 5% PM2.5 decrease in early 2014. We believe that when ASPDAC is held in 2020, which is almost 3.5
years from now, the air pollution problem has been well under controlled by the government.

                     Table 1: submission numbers from different areas in previous ASPDAC.

                  Country    2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004
                    USA       71     75     73    109     105    92    129     155   205     95
                   China      39     45     39     41     43     67     61     57    214     36
                   Taiwan     52     37     44     52     54     34     40     42     43     32
                    Japan     24     24     31     33     50     31     44     52     45     36
                  Germany     19     14      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
                   Korea      12     12     11     16      9     33     23     21     30     18
                    India     8      11     13     13     21     25     19     15     15      9
                 Hong Kong    12     10      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
                  Canada      7       9      8     11      5      -     15     11     23      -
                   France     6       7     10     3       6      -     3      12     8       -
                     Iran     6       4     11     9      13      -     21     12     16      -
                   Others     55     39     60     53     54     11     53     47     98     38
                    Total    311    287     300   340     355   350    408     424   692     291

2   Who: Organizing Committee and Sponosors
This section gives a brief overview of the possible organizing committee members. The CV for selected OC
members are attached at the end of the proposal as appendix.
   Both general co-chairs Prof. Yuan Xie and Prof. Huazhong Yang are well-known world-class leading
expert in many areas. Yuan Xie has also been a very active participant in ASP-DAC, with 25 ASPDAC

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Table 2: Previous ASPDAC with place and time.

                       ASPDAC No.                            Place and Time
                      21st ASP-DAC                            Macao (2016)
                      20th ASP-DAC                 Makuhari, Japan (Jan 19-22, 2015)
                      19th ASP-DAC                    Singapore (Jan.20-23, 2014)
                      18th ASP-DAC                Yokohama, Japan (Jan.22-25, 2013)
                      17th ASP-DAC               Sydney, Australia (Jan.30-Feb.2, 2012)
                      16th ASP-DAC                Yokohama, Japan (Jan.25-28, 2011)
                      15th ASP-DAC                  Taipei, Taiwan (Jan.18-21, 2010)
                      14th ASP-DAC                Yokohama, Japan (Jan.19-22, 2009)
                      13th ASP-DAC                   Seoul, Korea (Jan.21-24, 2008)
                      12th ASP-DAC                Yokohama, Japan (Jan.23-26, 2007)
                      11th ASP-DAC                Yokohama, Japan (Jan.24-27, 2006)
                      10th ASP-DAC                 Shanghai, China (Jan.18-21, 2005)
                       9th ASP-DAC                Yokohama, Japan (Jan.27-30, 2004)
                       8th ASP-DAC                Kitakyushu, Japan (Jan.21-24, 2003)
                       7th ASP-DAC    Bangalore, India (Jan.7-11, 2002) (with VLSI Design 2002)
                       6th ASP-DAC               Yokohama, Japan (Jan.30-Feb.2, 2001)
                       5th ASP-DAC                Yokohama, Japan (Jan.25-28, 2000)
                       4th ASP-DAC                   Hong Kong (Jan.18-21, 1999)
                      3rd ASP-DAC                 Yokohama, Japan (Feb.10-13, 1998)
                      2nd ASP-DAC                  Makuhari, Japan (Jan.28-31, 1997)
                       1st ASP-DAC   Makuhari, Japan (Aug.29-Sep.1, 1995) (with VLSI95, CHDL95)

papers, and 3 ASPDAC Best Paper Candidates, 1 ASPDAC Best Paper Award, and both general co-
chairs have worked as TPC chair and vice-chair for ASPDAC 2013.
    The team has worked together in the TPC of ASPDAC for years, and the TPC meeting organization
for ASP-DAC 2013 (TPC meeting held in Tsinghua University in Beijing, September 2012). Both Prof.
Yu Wang and Prof. Rong Luo are from Beijing, and serve as the secretaries for OC, because they did the
similar work as in the TPC meeting of ASP-DAC 2013. Prof. Nozomu Togawa who also serves as the
OC secretary will help to coordinate with EC. The rest of the OC worked together in ASP-DAC TPC, and
they have a successful experience in organizing the International Symposium on Low Power Electronic
Design (ISLPED) 2013 in Beijing, which was highly recognized as one of the best in ISLPED’s history.
The proposed OC members and their affiliations are listed in Table 3.
Sponsorship: The Conference Sponsors will include IEEE/CAS, ACM/SIGDA, Beijing Chapter of IEEE/CAS,
Local Academia Sponsorship will include Tsinghua University, Peking University, Chinese Academic
of Science, and NSFC. These local institutes have been confirmed to be the sponsor of ASPDAC 2020, but
the formal confirmation letters will be available later.
Possible industrial financial support will include the following companies: a) EDA companies such
as Huada Empyrean Software, Synopsys, Cadence, and Mentor graphics; b) System Companies such as
Huawei, Microsoft, IBM; c) IC Design companies such as AMD, intel, MediaTek; d) Foundries such as
TSMC, Globalfoundry, and SMIC.
    The organizing committee is composed of the following professors as shown in Table 3 (CVs of the
selected committee members are provided in the appendix).

3   Where/When: The Proposed Conference Venue and Date
We propose ASP-DAC 2020 to be held in the Beijing International Convention Center (BICC). BICC is
located in the Olympic Village, a flourishing area of Beijing, which has a collection of conference centers,
businesses, shopping centers and entertainment venues. BICC is right across the street from the center of

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2008 Beijing Olympic Games C Beijing National Stadium, known as the ”Bird’s Nest”, and the Aquatic
Center, known as the ”Water Cube”.
                                            Table 3: The organizing committee.

                           Title                    Name                             Affiliation
                                                 Yuan Xie         University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
                     General Co-Chairs
                                              Huazhong Yang                 Tsinghua University, China
                                                 Yu Wang                    Tsinghua University, China
                        Secretaries              Rong Luo                   Tsinghua University, China
                                              Nozomu Togawa                  Waseda University, Japan
                  Local Arrangement Chair      Guang-yu Sun                  Peking University, China
                      Tutorials Chair              Yu Hu              Chinese academy of sciences, China
                                                 Yun Liang                   Peking University, China
                     Finance Co-Chairs
                                                Yin-he Han            Chinese academy of sciences, China
                                                 Fan Yang                    Fudan University, China
                    Publicity Co-Chairs        Deming Chen                         UIUC, USA
                                                 Koji Inoue                  Kyushu University, Japan
                      Publication Chair         Yu-chun Ma                  Tsinghua University, China
                     Registration Chair        Zuo-chang Ye                 Tsinghua University, China
                   Industry Liaison Chair      Wen-ting Hou                      Mediatek, China
                    Design Contest Chair        Wenjian Yu                  Tsinghua University, China
                      Exhibition Chair         Yong-pan Liu                 Tsinghua University, China
                         Web Chair              Guo-jie Luo                  Peking University, China
                   Designers Forum Chair         Qiang Xu               Chinese University in HK, China
                    Student Forum Chair           Jiang Xu                       HKUST, China

Convention Facilities and Services: BICC has a total of 60,000 square meters and has over 40 conference
rooms. It has an Exhibition Hall of 5,000 square meters and 20,000 square meters of office space. This
conference hall is equipped with state-of-art auxiliary facilities, simultaneous interpretation system for six
languages, projection devices and adjustable lighting system. VIP rooms are also available.
Convenient Transportation: BICC is on the North 4th Ring Road of Beijing and along the capital axis
line. It is 20 kilometers from the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) and 9 kilometers from the
city center. From the airport, the easiest way to reach BICC is to take a taxi, which will cost about 100CNY.
It can be also reached by Airport Express Line from Terminal 3 or Terminal 2 to Sanyuanqiao station, then
take subway line 10 to Beitucheng station, and transfer subway line 8 to the Olympic park station.
Hotel Capacity and Expected Room Rates: There are abundant hotels close to BICC at reasonably good
rates including Intercontinental Hotel, Beijing Continental Grand Hotel, Best Western OL Stadium Hotel,

Grand SkyLight Catic Hotel, Celebrity International Grand Hotel,etc. A five-start hotel room costs around
800-1000CNY, while a four-star hotel room costs around 400-600CNY.
Proposed Social Program. The social program will be held on the Hall for Listening to Orioles in Sum-
mer Palace. The ancient Chinese liken the warble of an oriole to beautiful songs and melodies, hence the
name. The hall used to be a theater. When the Great Theatre Building was completed, it served as a resi-
dence for imperial concubines. Zhenfei, the concubine of Emperor Guangxu, was put house arrest here after
the 1898 Reform Movement failed because she was strong supporter of the Reform.
     Now the hall is one of the most famous restaurants in China, featuring imperial dishes and desserts. It
is a must for many foreign visitors to have lunch here when they come to Beijing. More than one й‫ݳ‬ẕhundred
heads of state worldwide have dined here and the late Premier Zhou Enlai has held banquets here in honor
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    We arrange two excursions during ASPDAC 2013 TPC meeting in Beijing, one is the inside city tour
(Forbidden City, and etc), the other is a outside city tour (Great Wall, and etc). We can organize or arrange
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more interesting 2-3 day or even longer time tours to Xian, Haerbin, and etc.
When: Proposed Conference Date. We propose the dates for ASP-DAC 2020 to be Jan 13-16, 2020. It
is more than two-week before the Lunar Chinese New Year (Jan. 25). There are no related conferences to
be held at the same time.

4     First pass budget
4.1    Incomes: ∼270K$
Including registration:400 Regs, $600 average per Reg, totally 240K$, and sponsorship:30K$∼50K$
4.2    Expense: ∼270K$
Including the items as shown in Table 4:

                                               Table 4: Expense budget.

                                       Use                                       Budget
                                     Surplus                                20% X 270K$
                                TPC/OC meeting                                    10K$
                                          Printing and AD                         10K$
                       Publicity           USB/PAD bags                           10K$
                                             IEEE Pub fee                         10K$
                                          Registration web              15K$ (5% of the reg)
                    Finance related
                                        VISA payment charge   3K$ (3-5% of all the payment by VISA card)
                                          Conference room                         25K$
                        On-site                 Food                              60K$
                                               Banquet                            65K$
                       Student travel/design contest award                        10K$
                                       Total                                     270K$

5     Additional Consideration
    Description of involvement of the local academic or industrial EDA / LSI Design fields. Local
academia and industrial EDA and LSI Design companies have taken active part in the bidding and organizing
this conference.
    Proposals for Tutorials (highly recommended to be held). We propose 4 paid tutorials to be con-
ducted in ASP-DAC 2020, mainly for Design Automation for X (X can be anything that is interesting to the
Audience). Some free tutorials can also be arranged, for example, Xilinx Professor Workshops.
    Proposals for LSI Design contest (highly recommended to be held). We will include the LSI De-
sign Contest in our program. We have some experiences in organizing the Design contest in both FPGA
conferences and the ISLPED design contest.
    Proposals for the EDA exhibition or related activities. We will give the exhibition opportunities to the
sponsors, and we will push design automation to not only devices/circuits, but also various other systems.

CVs of the selected committee members:

General Co-Chairs
Yuan Xie
University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Yuan Xie is currently a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the Pennsylvania
State University and will join University of California at Santa Barbara starting from July 1, 2014. He has
worked for IBM Microelectronic Division as design engineer before joining Penn State. He also took leave
from Penn State and helped AMD start Beijing R&D center and led the AMD Research China team from
2012 to 2013. Prof. Xie is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Early Faculty (CAREER) award,
the SRC Inventor Recognition Award, IBM Faculty Award, and several Best Paper Award and Best Paper
Award Nominations at IEEE/ACM conferences. He has published more than 200 research papers in journals
and refereed conference proceedings, in the area of EDA, computer architecture, VLSI circuit designs, and
embedded systems. He has served as TPC chair for ASPDAC 2013 and TPC vice-chair for ASPDAC 2012.
He also served as general co-chair and TPC co-chair for ISLPED 2014 and 2013, respectively. He is cur-
rently Associate Editor for ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC), IEEE
Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI), IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided
Design of Integrated Circuits (TCAD), IEEE Design and Test of Computers, IET Computers and Digital
Techniques (IET CDT).
Huazhong Yang
Tsinghua University, China
Huazhong Yang is currently a Professor in the department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University.
Dr. Yang is a recipient of National Outstanding Youth Fund Project, and he is also a professor of Yangtze
River scholars authorized by the Ministry of education. His research focuses on the IoT chip design and
related application systems, SoC low power circuits and systems, EDA technology, etc. He has published
more than 330 research papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings, and gained more than 70
Chinese patents authority. He served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Tran CAS-II from January 2010 to
December 2013. He is the Associate Editor of?International Journal of Electronics from 2007 and Journal of
Circuits, Systems, and Computers from 2009. He organized the TPC meeting of ASPDAC 2013 as co-chairs
with Prof. Yuan Xie.

Yu Wang
Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Yu Wang is an Associate Prof. in EE Dept, Tsinghua University. Dr. Wang’s research mainly focuses on
parallel circuit analysis, application specific hardware computing (especially on the Brain related problems),
and power and reliability aware system design methodology. Dr. Wang has authored and coauthored over
100 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He is the recipient of IBM X10 Facaulty Award in 2010,
Best Paper Award in ISVLSI 2012, Best Poster Award in HEART 2012, and 6 Best Paper Nomination in
ASPDAC/CODES/ISLPED. He serves as the Associate Editor for IEEE Trans on CAD, Journal of Circuits,
Systems, and Computers. He serves as the TPC secretary for ASPDAC 2013, and serves as the ASPDAC
TPC member from 2010 to 2012 and 2014/15. He was the TPC Co-Chair of ICFPT 2011, Finance Chair of
ISLPED 2012/2013/2014, and serves as TPC member in many important conferences (DAC, FPGA, DATE,
Rong Luo
Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Rong Luo is an Associate Prof. in EE Dept, Tsinghua University. Dr. Luo mainly focuses on the
research related to hardware computing and data mining based technology for big data applications, design

methedology for wearable devices. She has authored and coauthored over 50 papers in refereed journals
and conferences. Dr. Luo serves as the general secretary of Beijing EDA/SOPC association from 2010. She
serves as the logistic chair for ASPDAC 2013 TPC meeting.
Nozomu Togawa (Tentative)
Waseda University, Japan
Dr. Nozomu Togawa is currently a professor in Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda Uni-
versity. Dr. Nozomu Togawa’s research mainly focuses on SoC design methodology and image/commmunication
processing related to SoC design. Dr. Nozomu Togawa received a number of awards including the Best
Paper Award of IEEE ASPDAC 1995, the Azusa Ono Award of Waseda University, and the 2006 IEEE
DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest 1st Place.

Local Arrangement Chair
Guang-yu Sun
Peking University, China
Dr. Guangyu Sun is an assistant professor of Center for Energy-efficient Computing and Applications
(CECA) at Peking University. He received his B.S. and M.S degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing,
in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania
State University in 2011. His research interests include computer architecture, VLSI Design, and electronic
design automation (EDA). He has published 40+ journals and refereed conference papers in these areas. Dr.
Sun is an active volunteer in the communities of computer architecture, VLSI, and design automation. He
has been serving as a program committee member and track chair for several conferences in these areas,
including DATE, ASP-DAC, GLSVLSI, VLSID, and NAS. He served as the local arrangement chair and
in TPC for ISLPED 2013. He has also served as a peer reviewer and technical referee for several journals,
which include IEEE Micro, IEEE TVLSI, IEEE TCAD, etc.

Tutorials Chair
Yu Hu
Chinese academy of sciences, China
Yu HU received her B.S., M.S. and Ph. D. degrees all in electrical engineering from University of Elec-
tronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 1997, 1999, and 2003, respectively. Currently, she is a
professor at the State Key Laboratory of Computer Architecture, Institute of Computing Technology (ICT),
Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research interests generally include architectural-level and circuit-level
reliable design and fault diagnosis techniques. Dr. Hu has published over 70 refereed/peer-reviewed re-
search papers and led over 10 research projects supported by Ministry of Science and Technology of the
People’s Republic of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Beijing Municipal Sci-
ence & Technology Commission, and industries. She has served on the Technical Program Committee of a
number of international conferences, including IPDPS, PACT, ASPDAC, ATS, WRTLT and FPT. Dr. Hu re-
ceived a number of awards including the Zhu Liyuehua Outstanding Teacher Award from Chinese Academy
of Sciences in 2013, the Lu Jia-Xi Young Talent Award from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, and
Wangxuan Award for Innovation from China Computer Federation in 2008.

Finance Co-Chairs
Yun Liang
Peking University, China
Dr. Yun Liang is an assistant professor in Center for Energy-efficient Computing and Applications (CECA)
at Peking University. He received his B.S. degree from Tongji University, Shanghai in 2004. He received
his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from National University of Singapore in 2010. He was a research
scientist in ADSC, UIUC before he joined PKU in 2012. His research interests include compiler, computer

architecture, and embedded system. He has published 30+ journals and refereed conference papers in these
areas. Dr Liang has served as a program committee member and track chair for several conferences in these
areas, including DATE, ASP-DAC, and CASES. His research wins best paper award at FCCM’12 and best
award nominations at DAC’12, CODES+ISSS’08, FPT’11.
Yin-he Han
Chinese academy of sciences, China
Yinhe Han is Associate Professor in Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Han received his Ph. D degree from CAS in 2006. He is interested on VLSI design, novel archi-
tecture specially on on-chip network and fault-tolerant computing. He has published more than 40 papers
on this area, including several top conference papers, include HPCA12, ISCA11, ISCA10, DAC1113, etc..
Prof. Hans honors include National (China) Outstanding Dissertation Award Candidates (2008), Outstand-
ing Dissertation Award of China Computer Federation, State Technological Invention Award 2012, Best
Paper Award of the 2003 Asian Test Symposium. He served as TPC member in many important chip design
and architecture conferences (HPCA, PACT, etc.) He served as the Financial Chair of HPCA 2013, and help
with the local industry liaison for ISLPED 2013.

Publicity Co-Chairs
Fan Yang
Fudan University, China
Dr. Fan Yang is an Associate Prof. in Microelectronics Department, Fudan University. His research inter-
ests focuses on circuit simulation and modeling. He received the first-class Award of Natural Science from
Shanghai Government in 2012. He also received the Best Paper Award nomination from IEEE/ACM DAC
in 2014. He serves as the TPC member in ICCD and ASPDAC from 2012 to 2013.
Deming Chen,
Dr. Deming Chen obtained his BS in computer science from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1995,
and his MS and PhD in computer science from University of California at Los Angeles in 2001 and 2005
respectively. He worked as a software engineer between 1995-1999 and 2001-2002. He has been an as-
sociate professor in the ECE department of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign since 2011. He is a
research associate professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory and an affiliate associate professor in
the CS department. He has published more than 100 refereed journal and conference papers in the areas of
FPGA (synthesis, computing, architecture), EDA (system-level/high-level/logic synthesis), GPU (compila-
tion, computing), nanotechnology (device modeling, nano-circuits, nano-architectures), and heterogeneous
computing (application mapping for systems with multicore/FPGA/GPU). In the recent years, he is also
actively involved with other research directions, such as computational genomics, hardware security, and
computation in smart grid. He has served as PI/Co-PI on 18 research grants administered by US Federal
agencies as well as the industry with a total amount of funding of $3.4M to support his research so far. In
addition, he has been a seconded faculty member for the Illinois ADSC center in Singapore since March
2010, supervising a research group there with a total amount of funding of $2.7M dedicated to his group
in ADSC. He has received Five Best Paper Awards (ASPDAC’09, SASP’09, FCCM’11, SAAHPC’11, and
CODES+ISSS’13) and numerous other awards.
Koji Inoue,
Kyushu University, Japan
He is currently an Associate Prof. in Department of Informatics, Kyushu University. His research mainly
focuses on 3D IC, reconfigurable computing, high-performance/low-power micro-architecture, dependable
computing (security and reliability), and performance prediction/simulation/analysis. He has published over
100 papers.

Publication Chair
Yu-chun Ma
Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Yuchun Ma is an Associate Prof. in CS Dept, Tsinghua University. Her research mainly focuses on
physical design automation algorithm for ASIC and FPGA designs, optimization methodologies for 3D ICs
and high level synthesis algorithms. Prof.Ma has published over 100 papers in refereed journals and con-
ferences. Several papers got the best paper awards or nominations including: Best Paper Award in ISVLSI
2012, Best Poster Award in ASCICON 2007/2001, and Best Paper Nomination in ASPDAC 2010. Due
to her excellent teaching ability, she got the First Prize at Beijing Teaching skills competition in 2013.She
serves as the TPC chair for ICFPT 2014, and serves as the ASPDAC TPC member since 2010. She is the
steering committee member of ASPDAC and Finance Chair of ICFPT 2010, and serves as TPC member in
many important conferences.

Registration Chair
Zuo-chang Ye
Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Zuochang Ye is an Associate Prof. in Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University. Dr. Ye mainly
focuses on the research related to modeling, analysis and simulation for VLSI circuits, and application of
statistical analysis. He has published over 40 papers. Dr. Ye is IEEE Senior Member since 2013. He serves
as the reviewer for IEEE TCAD, TCAS-I, TCAS-II, TMTT, ACM TODAES, and TPC Member of DAC
2014, ICCAD10 13, ASP-DAC10 11, DATE10, PATMOS09 12.

Industry Liaison Chair
Wen-ting Hou
Mediatek, China
Dr. Wenting Hou got her bachelor degree from Xian Jiaotong University at 1998, Phd. degree from Ts-
inghua University at 2003. She worked inside EDA companies around 7 years, such as Cadence, Synopsys
as senior R&D engineer. Now she is working at Mediatek as Design Automation team manager. Her inter-
ested research areas include physical design automation, transistor simulation technology and automation
tool in RTL level. She holds one US patent and has published more than 10 papers. Among these papers,
there are 4 papers at Design Automation Conference, and one paper got best paper candidate at DAC 2009.
She was technical program committee member at ISQED 2009.

Design Contest Chair
Wenjian Yu
Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Wenjian Yu is an Associate Professor with Dept. Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua Uni-
versity. Dr. Yu’s research mainly focuses on physical modeling and simulation of integrated circuits, and
a broad range of numerical algorithms, stochastic algorithms and their parallelization. Dr. Yu has au-
thored/coauthored two books and over 130 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He was the re-
cipient of the distinguished Ph.D. Award from Tsinghua University in 2003, and 3 Best Paper Nomination
in ASPDAC/ISQED. Dr. Yu has been an IEEE senior member since 2010. Dr. Yu serves as a Member
of Editorial Board of The Scientific World Journal and Journal of Computer Aided Design and Computer
Graphics since 2010. He also serves as a TPC member of international conferences including ASPDAC,

Exhibition Chair
Yong-pan Liu

Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Yongpan Liu is an associate professor in Dept. of Electronic Engineering Tsinghua University. His main
research interests include low power VLSI design, emerging device based circuits and systems and design
automation. His research is supported by NSFC, 863, 973 Program and Industry Companies such as Intel,
Rohm, IBM and so on. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers and led over 6
SoC design projects for sensor applications and has received the ISLPED2012/2013 Design Contest Award
and several Best Paper Candidates. He is an IEEE(IEICE) member and has been invited to serve on several
conference technical program committees (DAC, ASP-DAC, ISLPED, ICCD, A-SSCC, etc). He serves as
the secretary of ACM SIGDA North China Chapter and Steering Committee member of Asia Smart Sensor

Web Chair
Guo-jie Luo
Peking University, China
Guojie Luo is an assistant professor in the Center for Energy-Efficient Computing and Applications (CECA),
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Peking University since 2011. His cur-
rent research interests include physical design automation, scalable algorithms, and advanced design tech-
nologies for 3D ICs. He published 20+ papers, including 3 journal papers. He served as a TPC member of
ASP-DAC 2013, 2014, NanoArch 2013, 2014, ISPD 2014, and ICCAD 2014; he also served as a reviewer
for the following publications: IEEE TCAD, IEEE TVLSI, ACM TRETS, ACM JETC. He designed and
implemented 3D-Craft, a state-of-the-art 3D physical design flow, and his PhD thesis ”Placement and De-
sign Planning for 3D Integrated Circuits” won the 2013 ACM SIGDA Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award
in Electronic Design Automation.

Designers Forum Chair
Qiang Xu
Chinese University in HK, China
Qiang Xu is an Associate Professor in CSE Dept., The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Xu’s research
interests include VLSI testing, fault-tolerant computing, and trusted computing. He has authored and coau-
thored more than 100 papers in referred journals and conference proceedings. He received Best Paper Award
at DATE’04 and he has four other papers nominated for Best Paper Award at ICCAD/DATE/ASPDAC. He
serves as the Associate Editor for IEEE Design & Test Magazine. He is the TPC co-chair for IEEE Asian
Test Symposium 2014, and he has served as TPC members for a number of conferences in VLSI design and
testing (DAC, ICCAD, ITC, DATE, ASPDAC, ICFPT, etc.).

Student Forum Chair
Jiang Xu
HKUST, China
Jiang Xu received his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University. From 2001 to 2002, he worked at Bell Labs,
NJ, as a Research Associate and discovered the First Generation Dilemma in platform-based SoC design
methodologies. He was a Research Associate at NEC Laboratories America, NJ, from 2003 to 2005 and
working on Network-on-Chip designs and implementations. He joined a startup company, Sandbridge Tech-
nologies, NY, from 2005 to 2007 and worked on the development and implementation of two generations
of NoC-based ultra-low power Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip for mobile platforms. Dr. Xu established
Mobile Computing System Lab and Xilinx-HKUST Joint Lab at the Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology. He currently serves as the Area Editor of NoC, SoC, and GPU for ACM Transactions on Em-
bedded Computing Systems and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration
(VLSI) Systems. He served on the steering committees, organizing committees, and technical program com-

mittees of many international conferences, including ICCAD, CASES, ICCD, EMSOFT, CODES+ISSS,
NOCS, RTCSA, ASP-DAC, etc. Dr. Xu is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an IEEE Distinguished
Lecturer. He authored and coauthored more than 80 book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals and
international conferences. He coauthored a book titled Algorithms, Architecture and System-on-Chip De-
sign for Wireless Applications (Cambridge University Press). His research areas include network-on-chip,
multiprocessor system-on-chip, optical interconnect, embedded system, computer architecture, low-power
VLSI design, and HW/SW codesign.

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