ICCD 2009, October 2009,

The theme for the 2009 ICCD conference is

Disruptive Computer Design

Unprecedented economic, ecological, and social forces are impacting computer designers this year, and revolutionary, disruptive, new ideas are urgently required to respond to global, transformational changes. What will it take for you to design a low-power computing system that is ecologically-friendly, minimizes total cost of ownership, and opens new areas of application?

The ICCD 2009 Proceedings are now online.
Links to the indivdual papers cand be found on the Technical Program page.

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We cordially invite submissions to ICCD 2009
Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, California

The International Conference on Computer Design encompasses a wide range of topics in the research, design, and implementation of computer systems and their components. ICCD's multi-disciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers to discuss practical and theoretical work covering system and computer architecture, verification and test, design and technology, and tools and methodologies

The International Conference of Computer Design (ICCD) was founded along with the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) in 1982 to address critical needs in the design of large-scale integrated systems. ICCAD was founded to focus on the algorithmic core of CAD, whereas ICCD was oriented to design and CAD applications.

ICCD is the premiere conference covering the research, design, and implementation of computer systems and their components.

ICCD's multidisciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers to discuss practical and theoretical work.

Papers are presented in five conference tracks which focus on design and CAD applications:

  • Computer Systems: Methods, Implementations and Applications
  • Processor Architecture
  • Logic and Circuit Design
  • Electronic Design Automation
  • Verification and Test

Multidisciplinary special sessions have become the hallmark of ICCD, highlighting key research concepts or large design projects.

Submitted papers consistent with this theme are encouraged. Authors are invited to submit technical papers in accordance to the author's instructions describing original work in one of the following areas:

Computer Systems: Methods, Implementations and Applications

  • Advanced Computer Architecture for General and Application-Specific Enhancement
  • Modeling and Performance Analysis
  • Support for Operating Systems and Languages
  • Memory Hierarchy
  • System Design Methods for Uni-and Parallel-Processors

Processor Architecture

  • Micro Architecture Design Techniques
  • Pipelining, Caching, Branch Prediction, and Multithreading, Computer Arithmetic
  • Techniques for Low-power; Secure, and Reliable Processor Designs
  • Embedded Network, System-on-chip, and Application Specific Processor Design
  • Real-life Design Challenges: Case Studies, Tradeoffs and Post-mortems

Logic and Circuit Design

  • Circuits and Design Techniques for Digital, Memory, and Mixed-signal Systems
  • Circuits and Design Techniques for High Performance and Low Power
  • Circuits and Design Techniques for Robustness Under Process Variability and Radiation
  • Design Techniques for Emerging Process Technologies
  • Asynchronous Circuits
  • Signal Processing and Arithmetic Circuits

Electronic Design Automation

  • High-level, Logic and Physical Synthesis
  • Physical Planning, Design and Early Estimation for Large Circuits
  • Automatic Analysis and Optimization of Timing, Power and Noise
  • Tools for Multiple-clock Domains, Asynchronous and Mixed-timing Methodologies
  • CAD Support for FPGAs, ASSPs, Structured ASICs, Platform-based Design and Networks- on-chip Hardware Description Languages
  • Tools, Methodologies and Design Strategies for Emerging Technologies (MEMs, Spintronics, Nano, Quantum)

Verification and Test

  • Simulation Based and Formal Techniques for Functional Design Verification
  • Equivalency Checking, Property Checking, Theorem Proving
  • High-level Design Validation
  • Design Error Debug and Diagnosis
  • Hardware/Software Validation
  • Fault Modeling
  • Fault Simulation and ATPG
  • DFT and BIST
  • SoC Testing

Papers describing novel methods and concepts or innovative features of new products, and focusing on the overall integration of these areas into the computer design process are of particular interest to ICCD. Papers may be accepted as either regular papers or as short papers. All papers will be presented during parallel technical sessions, and will be included in a published proceedings. At least one author of the paper must register for and attend the conference.

Proposals for embedded tutorials and panel discussions are also solicited, and should be sent to: Peter-Michael Seidel, seidel@engr.smu.edu

The content and material posted on this web page represent solely the views and opinions of the ICCD conference.