[SI-LIST] : VLSI'99 - Call for Participation

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From: Miguel Silveira ([email protected])
Date: Mon Nov 01 1999 - 10:21:24 PST

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  ===> Early Deadline for Registration (reduced fees!!) is October 31st

As General Chair of VLSI'99, I would like to invite you all to attend
VLSI'99 next December (1st - 4th) in Lisbon, Portugal. Details of the
technical program are given below, as well as the social program,
registration and hotel reservations.

Thank you for your attention and looking forward to your participation,

-Miguel Silveira
VLSI'99 General Chair

Assistant Professor, ECE Dept. [email protected]
IST - Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon
INESC - Systems and Computers Engineering Institute
Rua Alves Redol, 9, 136, 1000 Lisboa, PORTUGAL
Phone: + 351 1 3100337 Fax: + 351.1.3145843

Please find attached the final program for VLSI'99, the X IFIP
International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration

Best Regards,
-Miguel Silveira
VLSI'99 General Chair

                      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                            VLSI '99

  X IFIP International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration

              Meridien Park Atlantic, Lisbon, Portugal

                       December 1-3, 1999


   Main Sponsors: IFIP - International Federation for Information
                  INESC - Systems and Computer Engineering Institute

        Proceedings published as a book by Kluwer Academic


VLSI '99, the tenth biennial international conference on Very Large
Scale Integration Systems and their design, sponsored by IFIP TC 10
Working Group 10.5 (VLSI) will take place at the Meridien Park Hotel
in Lisbon, from December 1st to the 3rd.

The X IFIP International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration
provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest
advances and solutions the problems arising in the design and
verification of todays complex VLSI designs and Systems on a Chip.
Improving designer productivity requires the development of new tools
and techniques, increasing the abstraction level of designs and
introducing reuse of components and systems parts.

The conference is aimed at bringing together researchers and engineers
from industry, academia and government laboratories from around the
world to address all current and future issues affecting the design of
VLSI systems and Systems on a Chip.


Updated information on the conference can also be found on the
conference web pages:



The Technical Program Committee, composed of over one hundred well
renowned experts from academia and industry from all over the world,
has put together a very interesting technical program which can be
seen at

The Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Benny Madsen, Technical
Director of Wireless Communications at National Semiconductor

The conference is organized into two paralel tracks that include
twelve regular paper sessions covering broad topics such as:

        - Analog Systems Design and Modeling
        - Image Processing
        - Reconfigurable Computing
        - Memory and System Design
        - Low Power Design
        - Test, Simulation and Verification
        - Analog CAD and Interconnect Modeling
        - CAD for Physical Design
        - High-level Synthesis and Verification of Embedded Systems

In addition, five special session were prepared to address important
topics such as

        - Microsystems Design
        - RF Design and Analysis
        - Reconfigurable Hardware Systems
        - Architectural Synthesis and Verification
        - Timing and Verification

Three embedded tutorials are also being offered to all participants at
no extra charge. The tutorials are given by well known experts in the
field and cover important topics such as

        - CAD for Microelectromechanical systems
        - Interconnect Process Parametrization
        - Design of Video Systems on Chip

Detailed information on the technical program is included at the end
of this message. All information is available in the conference Web


Registration information, including a registration form can be
downloaded from

Anyone experiencing any difficulties should contact the Conference

        VLSI'99 Conference Secretariat
        R. Alves Redol, 9
        1000 Lisboa

        Tel: +351-1-3100337
        Fax: +351-1-3145843

        e-mail: [email protected]

Once filled the registration form can be faxed or mailed to the
Conference Secretariat.

Reduced early registration rates are available until the end of
October. Reduced fees are available for IFIP and IEEE members as well
as students.

Applicable fees for member or non-member cover one copy of the book
containing the technical digest of VLSI'99, attendance to all
technical sessions, tutorials, lectures, coffee breaks, lunches and
one entrance to the conference banquet. Student registration covers
all of the above with the exception of the banquet. Extra tickets for
the banquet can be purchased separately, subject to availability.


The conference will be held at the Hotel Meridien Park Atlantic, an
excellent hotel, centrally located in Lisbon with easy access to the
airport and public transportation.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Meridien at a special rate
for registered conference participants. Reservations at the reduced
rate are guaranteed until the end of October. For reservations
we encourage you to download the hotel reservation form available at

and fax it to the hotel at the given number. If you wish to contact
the hotel directly, please be sure to mention you are attending the
VLSI'99 Conference and request the special rate for the conference

        Hotel Meridien Park Atlantic
        149, Rua Castilho,
        1099-034 Lisboa - Portugal

        Phone: +351 (1) 381 87 00
        Fax: +351 (1) 389 05 05

        e-Mail: [email protected]
        URL: http://www.portugalvirtual.pt/meridien.lisboa


Since all work and no fun makes everyone dull boys or girls (our
little tribute to the late Stanley Kubrick) we have also prepared an
extensive and very interesting social program that includes a
reception, on December 1st, open to all conference participants and
spouses and a banquet the following day. The banquet will take place
in the new Lisbon Oceanarium, the largest in Europe and the main
attraction of the World Expo'98 that took place last year in Lisbon.
A visit to the Oceanarium will be included for all participants.
Tours of the main attractions in Lisbon and its surroundings
(including the beautiful Sintra) are also being setup at this time.
Details will be available in the Conference Web pages. A program for
spouses or accompanying guests will also be available.

We are specially looking forward to your presence at VLSI'99,
hoping that you can accept our hospitality and enjoy a nice Autumn in


Contact the Conference Secretariat or the General Chair and Vice-Chair

  Luis Miguel Silveira Jose Carlos Monteiro
  Dept. of Elect. and Computer Eng. Department of Informatics
       Systems and Computers Research Institute (INESC)
       Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon
       Rua Alves Redol, 9, 136
       1000 Lisbon, PORTUGAL
  Phone: +351-1-3100337 Phone: +351-1-3100283
  Fax: +341-1-3145843
  E-mail: [email protected] E-mail: [email protected]
  http://algos.inesc.pt/~lms http://algos.inesc.pt/~jcm

See you in Lisbon in December!! Best regards,

-Luis Miguel Silveir
VLSI'99 General Chair

----------------------- Detailed Technical Program follows

X IFIP VLSI Conference Program
December 1-3, Lisbon, Portugal
Meridien Hotel

Keynote Address

New Wireless Connectivity Standards - Enabling "True" Information

Dr. Benny Madsen
Technical Director, Wireless Communications
National Semiconductor Corporation

Regular Paper Sessions:

V1 - Analog Systems Design
     Optimizing Mixer Noise Performance: A 2.4 GHz
       Downconversion Gilbert Mixer for W-CDMA Application
     Shenggao Li, Mohammed Ismail
     Analog VLSI Lab, The Ohio-state University, OH, USA

     An analog Non-volatile storage system for audio signals
       incorporating signal conditioning for Mobile communication
     Geoffrey B. Jackson, Saleel V. Awsare, Lawrence D. Engh, Peter
       Holzmann, Oliver, C. Kao, Carl R. Palmer, Aditya Raina
     Information Storage Devices, a Winbond Company, CA, USA

     A Design of Operational Amplifier for Sigma Delta
       Modulators using 0.35um CMOS Process
     Bingxin Li, Hannu Tenhunen
     Electronic System Design Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology,

V2 - Analog Modeling and Design
     Design of a CMOS Micromixer
     Yue WU and Mohammed Ismail
     Analog VLSI Lab, The Ohio State University, OH, USA

     Nonlinear Analysis of a Short Channel CMOS Circuit for Front-end
     Yue WU and Mohammed Ismail
     Analog VLSI Lab., Department of Electrical Eng., Ohio State Univ.,

     On Fast and Accurate Parametric Modeling of Contact to Substrate
       Coupling in VLSI Circuits
     Nasser Masoumi, Mohamed I. Elmasry, Safeiddin Safavi-Naeini
     Department of Electrical and Computer Eng., Univ. of Waterloo,

     High Current Low Voltage Current Mirror
     S. S. Rajput, S. S. Jamuar
     Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Tech.,

V3 - Image Processing
     A Feature Associative Processor for Image Recognition based on
       A-D merged Architecture
     Atsushi Iwata, Makoto Nagata, Hiroyuki Nakamoto, Noriaki Takeda,
       Mitsuru Homma, Hiroto Higashi and Takashi Morie
     Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan

     Massively Parallel Intelligent Pixel Implementation of a Zerotree
       Video Codec for Multimedia Communications
     A.M.Rassau*, G.Alagoda, D.Lucas, J.Austin-Crowe, K.Eshraghian
     Centre for Very High Speed Microelectronic Systems,
       Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia
     *Department of Cybernetics, University of Reading,
        Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AY, UK

     Implementation of a Wavelet Transform Architecture for Image
     Camille Diou, Lionel Torres, Michel Robert
     LIRMM, Universiti Montpellier II, Montpellier, France

V4 - Reconfigurable Computing
     Scalable Run Time Reconfigurable Architecture
     Abdellah Touhafi, Wouter Brissinck and Erik Dirkx
     Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium

     Frontier: A Fast Placement System For FPGAs
     Russell Tessier
     University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

     Dynamically Reconfigurable Implementation of Control Circuits
     Nuno Lau, Valery Sklyarov
     Dept. de Electrsnica e de Telecomunicagues da Univ. de Aveiro,

V5 - Memory and System Design
     An IEEE Compliant Floating Point MAF
     R. V. K. Pillai, D. Al-Khalili* and A. J. Al-Khalili
     Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
     *Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Canada

     Design and Analysis of On-Chip CPU Pipelined Caches
     C. Ninos, H. T. Vergos & D. Nikolos
     Computer Technology Institute, Dept. of Computer Engineering &
       Informatics, University of Patras, Greece

     Synchronous to asynchronous conversion - A case study:
       the Blowfish algorithm implementation
     Joao M. S. Alcantara, Sergio C. Salomao*, Edson do Prado Granja,
       Vladimir C. Alves, Felipe M. G. Franca
     COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
     *Military Institute of Engineering - Brazil

     Clock Distribution Strategy for IP-based Development
     Rui L. Aguiar, Dinis M. Santos
     Universidade de Aveiro, D.E.T., Aveiro, Portugal

     An Architectural and Circuit-Level Approach to Improving the
       Energy Efficiency of Microprocessor Memory Structures
     David H. Albonesi
     University of Rochester, NY, USA

V6 - Low Power Design
     Single Ended Pass-Transistor Logic - A comparison with CMOS and CPL
     Mihai Munteanu, Peter A. Ivey, Luke Seed,
       Marios Psilogeorgopoulos, Istvan Bogdan
     University of Sheffield, E.E.E. Department, E.S.G. Group, United

     Multithreshold Technology Low Swing/Low Power Bus Architecture
     A. Rjoub, O. Koufopavlou
     VLSI Design Lab., Dept. of Electrical & Computer Eng., Univ. of
       Patras, Greece

     Integrating Dynamic Power Management in the Design Flow
     Antsnio Mota, Nuno Ferreira, Arlindo Oliveira, Josi Monteiro
     IST/INESC, Lisboa, Portugal

     Self-Timed Techniques for Low-Power Digital Arithmetic in GaAs VLSI
     Stefan Lachowicz, Kamran Eshraghian, Hans-Jvrg Pfleiderer*
     Edith Cowan University
     *University of Ulm

C1 - Test and Verification
     The clustering effect on defect-level modeling
     Jose T. de Sousa
     Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies

     FASTNR: an Efficient Fault Simulator for Linear and Nonlinear DC
     J. Soares Augusto and C. F. Beltran Almeida
     INESC/IST, Lisboa, Portugal

     Design Error Diagnosis in Digital Circuits without Error Model
     Raimund Ubar, Dominique Borrione*
     Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
     *TIMA-UJF, Grenoble, France

C2 - Analog CAD and Interconnect
     Efficient RLC Macromodels for Digital IC Interconnect
     Bogdan Tutuianu, Daksh Lehther, Madhulima Pandey, Ross Baldick*
     Motorola Inc., Somerset Design Center, Austin TX, U.S.A
     *Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The
       University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX U.S.A

     A Decomposition-based Symbolic Analysis Method for Analog
       Synthesis from Behavioral Specifications
     Alex Doboli, Ranga Vemuri
     ECECS Department, University of Cincinnati, USA

     A Linear Programming Approach for Synthesis of Mixed-Signal
       Interface Elements
     Adrian Nunez-Aldana, Ranga Vemuri
     Electrical and Computer Eng. Department, University of Cincinnati,

     RF interface design using mixed-mode methodology
     A. Gallegos, P. Silvestre, M. Robert*, D. Auvergne*
     VLSI Technology, Wireless Communication Research
     *Laboratoire LIRMM, CNRS, Universite de Montpellier II, France

C3 - Fundamental CAD Algorithms
     Event-Driven Dynamic Minimization during BDD Construction
     Rolf Drechsler, Wolfgang Gunther
     Institute of Computer Science, University of Freiburg, Germany

     AuraII: Combining Negative Thinking and Branch-and-Bound in Unate
       Covering Problems
     Luca P. Carloni, Evguenii I. Goldberg*, Tiziano Villa+,
       Robert K. Brayton, Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
     Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences,
       University of California, Berkeley
     *Cadence Berkeley Laboratories

     Satisfiability-Based Functional Delay Fault Testing
     Joonyoung Kim, Joao Silva*, Karem Sakallah
     Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
     *IST/INESC, Lisboa, Portugal

C4 - Verification and Simulation
     Verification of Abstracted Instruction Cache of TITAC2: A Case
     Tomohiro Yoneda
     Department of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology,

     Speeding Up Look-up-Table Driven Logic Simulation
     Rajeev Murgai, Fumiyasu Hirose*, Masahiro Fujita
     Fujitsu Laboratories of America, CA, USA
     *Cadence Japan, Japan

     Using Statistical Stopping Rules for More Efficient Verification
       of Behavioral Models
     Tom Chen, Isabelle Munn*, Anneliese von Mayrhauser*, Amjad Hajjar
     Department of Electrical and Computer Eng., Colorado State Univ.,
     *Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University, CO, USA

     Embedded Systems Design And Verification: Reuse Oriented
       Prototyping Methodologies
     S. Raimbault, G. Sassatelli, G. Cambon, M. Robert, S. Pillement, L.
     Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microilictronique
       de Montpellier, Universiti Montpellier II / C, France

C5 - CAD for Physical Design
     A Virtual CMOS Library Approach for Fast Prototyping
     F. Moraes, M.Robert*, D.Auvergne*,
     PUC-RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
     *LIRMM, CNRS/Univ. Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

     RT-level Route-and-Place Design Methodology for Interconnect
       Optimization in DSM Regime
     Ananth Durbha, Srinivas Katkoori
     Dept. of Comp. Science and Eng., Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL,

     Designing a Mask Programmable Matrix for Sequential Circuits
     Fernanda Lima, Marcelo Johann, Josi G|ntzel, Eduardo D'Avila,
       Luigi Carro, Ricardo Reis
     Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Instituto de
       Informatica, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

     Placement Benchmarks for 3-D VLSI
     Stefan Thomas Obenaus, Ted H. Szymanski*
     School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec,
     *Communications Research Laboratory, McMaster University, Canada

     Substrate Noise: an IC and CAD Designer Perspective
     Edoardo Charbon, Joel Phillips*
     Cadence Design Systems
     *Cadence Berkeley Laboratories

C6 - High-level Synthesis and Verification of Embedded Systems
     Architectural Transformations for Hierarchical Algorithmic
     Marcio Yukio Teruya, Marius Strum and Wang Jiang Chau
     Department of Electronic Enginnering, Escola Politecnica da
       Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

     An Enhanced Static-List Scheduling Algorithm for Temporal
       Partitioning onto RPUs
     Joao M P Cardoso, Horacio C Neto*
     University of Algarve/INESC, Portugal
     *IST/INESC, Lisboa, Portugal

     Object-Oriented Modeling and Co-Simulation of Embedded Electronic
     Flavio Rech Wagner, Luigi Carro*, Marcio Oyamada, Marcio Kreutz
     Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Computer Science
       Institute, Porto Alegre, Brazil
     *Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Electrical
      Engineering Department, Porto Alegre, Brazil

     Architectural synthesis dedicated to sub-micron technologies and
       complex applications: an approach allowing interconnection cost
     C. Jigo, E. Casseau, E. Martin
     LESTER-UBS Laboratory, France

Special Sessions:

S1 - Microsystems

     CAE environment for electromechanical microsystems
     R. Lerch, M. Kaltenbacher, H. Landes
     Institute of Electrical Measurement Technology, University of Linz

     Cost Consideration for Application Specific Microsystems' Physical
       Design Stages: A new approach for microtechnological process
     R. Brueck, A. Priebe, K. Hahn
     Institut of Computer Structures, University of Siegen

     Moving MEMS into Mainstream Applications : The MEMSCAP Solution
     K. Liateni, D. Moulinier, B. Affour, A. Delpoux, J.M. Karam

S2 - RF Design and Analysis

     Integrated Circuit Techniques for Wireless Transceivers
     Mihai Banu
     Bell Labs Lucent Tech

     Trends in RF Simulation Algorithms
     Joel Phillips
     Cadence Research Labs

     Device Modeling and Measurement for RF Systems
     Franz Sischka

S3 - Reconfigurable Hardware Systems

     Reconfigurable Hardware Systems: Trends and Applications
     Alexandro Adario, Sergio Bampi
     UFRGS University, Brasil

     Run-Time Reconfiguration: The State of the Art
     Brad Hutchings
     Brigham Young Univ. USA

     ILP-Based Board-Level Routing of Multi-Terminal Network
       Prototyping Reconfigurable Interconnect
     Andreas Kirschbaum, Juergen Becker, Manfred Glesner
     Technical Univ. Darmstadt, Germany

S4 - Architectural Synthesis and Verification

     Hardware Synthesis from Term Rewriting Systems
     James C. Hoe and Arvind
     MIT Laboratory for Computer Science

     A Synthesis Algorithm for Modular Design of Pipelined Circuits
     Maria-Cristina Marinescu and Martin Rinard (30mn)
     MIT Laboratory for Computer Science

S5 - Timing and Verification

    Recent advances in high-speed low-power asynchronous circuits
    Peter Beerel
    University of Southern California, CA, USA

    Solving design problems with static timing analysis
    Tim Burks
    Magma Design Automation, CA, USA

    Retiming theory and practice
    Marios Papaefthymiou
    University of Michigan, MI, USA

Embedded Tutorials:

E1 - CAD for Microelectromemchanical systems (2h)

     Design of Integrated Systems including MEMS and ASICs
     John R. Gilbert, Stephen F. Bart, and Bart F. Romanowicz
     Microcosm Technologies

E2 - Interconnect Process Parametrization

     SIPPs, why do we need a new standard for interconnect process
     Martin G. Walker, Keh-Jeng (KJ) Chang, Christophe J. Bianchi
     Frequency Technology

E3 - Design of Video Systems on Chip

     An interface based approach to the design of Video Systems on Chip
     J.Y. Brunel and W. M. Kruijtzer
     Philips Research Labs


Wednesday, 1st of December

 8:00am - Conference Registration

 9:00am - 10:30am Opening Session

10:30am - 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00am - 12:30pm S2 Plenary

12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch

 2:00pm - 4:00pm V6 | C6

 4:00pm - 6:00pm S1 | S4

 6:30pm - 7:30pm Conference Reception

Thursday, 2nd of December

 9:00am - 10:30am V1 | C1

10:30am - 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00am - 12:30pm V2 | C4

12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch

 2:00pm - 4:00pm E1 Plenary

 4:00pm - 6:00pm S3 | E3

 8:00pm - Conference Banquet

Friday, 3rd of December

 9:00am - 10:30am V3 | C2

10:30am - 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00am - 12:30pm E2 | S5

12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch

 2:00pm - 4:00pm V5 | C5

 4:00pm - 6:00pm V4 | C3

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