IWLS 2006 Vail Cascade Resort and Spa
15th International Workshop on Logic & Synthesis
Vail Cascade Resort & Spa

Vail, Colorado, USA

100 miles west of Denver, Colorado

June 7-9, 2006

The International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis provides an international forum to promote research and exchange ideas about all aspects of integrated circuit and system synthesis, optimization, and verification. The workshop encourages early dissemination of ideas and results. Accepted papers are distributed only to IWLS participants.

Topics of interest include architectures and compilation, synthesis and optimization, power and timing analysis, design validation and verification, and design experiences, all applied at system description levels ranging from transistor-level to hardware-software interfaces. Implementation might be in synchronous or asynchronous CMOS, or any emerging technology. Submissions on modeling, analysis and tools targeting emerging technologies and platforms are particularly encouraged.

Authors may submit complete papers for their proposed presentation. These must be no longer than 8 pages, double column, and in a 10-point font. We also encourage submissions of extended abstracts in the early stages of research that highlight important new problems, perhaps without providing complete solutions. Only electronic submissions will be accepted: submission will be accepted at this website. For questions, contact IWLS_pcchair at sigda.org. For travel grants, apply to ACM/SIGDA travel grant program.

For the first time, the workshop includes a programming challenge sponsored by IEEE CEDA for students. The challenge is to implement one or more logic optimization algorithms on the industrial EDA database OpenAccess and to use the OA Gear infrastructure. A jury will select significant contributions which are awarded with travel grants and one cash prize. For more information, see the programming challenge home page.

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Invited Session: New Directions for Logic Synthesis

Engineering New Molecules for Programming Complex Cellular Systems
   Prof. Christina Smolke, Caltech (abstract & bio)

Frequent Subgraph Mining Across Massive Biological Networks for Functional Discovery
   Prof. Jasmine Zhou, USC (abstract & bio)

Synthetically Modified Structural Proteins: Self-Assembling Building Blocks for Nanoscale Materials
   Prof. Matt Francis, U. C. Berkeley (abstract & bio)

Workshop Registration

   On or Before May 17        After May 17/On-site
IEEE/ACM Member $475 $570
Non-Member $620 $700
IEEE/ACM Student Member $350 $420
Student Non-Member $455 $510

To register follow the link below.

Click Here for Online Registration

Lodging Information

The workshop will be held at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa. The room rate is $134.00 for a Single/Double room. Call the hotel at +1 800 282 4183 or +1 970 476 7111 for reservations and mention the group name "ACM" for this discounted rate, guaranteed until May 17. Cancellation policy is 14 days prior to arrival.

Ground Transportation

We expect that most attendees will rent a car and drive to the workshop venue from Denver International Airport. For those not wishing to drive, Colorado Mountain Express (1-800-525-6363) offers a door-to-door shuttle service at about $70 per person each way. Please contact the company directly for further details, group discounts and reservations. 

Online Paper Submission

Paper submission for IWLS 2006 is now CLOSED.


Final submission deadline for papers (extended): March 17, 2006 (Midnight EST) 

Notification of acceptance: April 13, 2006

Final version due: April 27, 2006

Printable Call for Papers


New and old Benchmarks synthesized and mapped in Verilog and OpenAccess.

Organizing Committee

Program Chair Stephen A. Edwards Columbia University
General Chair Victor Kravets IBM TJ Watson
Panel Chair Marc Riedel University of Minnesota
Special Activities
Alan Mishchenko University of California, Berkeley
Publicity Chair Mukul R. Prasad Fujitsu Labs of America
A/V Chair Marc Riedel University of Minnesota
Programming Challenge Christoph Albrecht
Florian Krohm
Links to past workshops

IWLS 2005 June 8-10, 2005, Lake Arrowhead, California

IWLS 2004 June 2-4, 2004, Temecula Creek, California

IWLS 2003 May 28-30, 2003, Laguna Beach, California

IWLS 2002 June 4-7, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana

IWLS 2001 June 12-15, 2001, Tahoe City, California

IWLS 2000 May 31-June 2, 2000, Dana Point, California

IWLS 1999 June 27-30, 1999, Tahoe City, California

IWLS 1998 June 7-10, 1998, Tahoe City, California

Corporate Sponsorship


Student registration supported in part by Altera, IBM, Intel, Magma, and Synopsys.

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Related Conferences

International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) - 2006


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