IWLS 2008 Lake Tahoe
17th International Workshop on Logic & Synthesis
Granlibakken Lodge

Lake Tahoe, California

June 4 - June 6, 2008 (Co-located with DAC).

The International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis is the premier forum for research in synthesis, optimization, and verification of integrated circuits. Research on logic synthesis for emerging technologies and for novel computing platforms, such as nanoscale systems and biological systems, is also strongly encouraged. The workshop accepts complete papers as well as abstracts highlighting important new problems in the early stages of development. The emphasis is on novelty and intellectual rigor.


Call for Participation (please post/distribute).


The program consists of 24 regular talks, 4 invited talks and 9 poster presentations. (Paper submission is closed. Accepted papers are distributed only to IWLS participants.)

Wed. 12:00pm: lunch
Wed. 7:30pm: dinner
Thurs. 8:00am: breakfast
Thurs.12:30pm: lunch
Thurs. 6:30pm: dinner
Friday 8:00am: breakfast
Friday12:00pm: boxed lunch

Coffee and snacks will be served during the breaks.

Invited Talks

The invited talks cover the landscape from venture capital funding, to advances in bio-design automation and DNA computing, to the power of procrastination (something that the organizers of the workshop know something about).

Jorge Cham
Registration & Accommodation

The workshop was held at Granlibakken Lodge in Lake Tahoe, California.

Programming Challenge

The workshop includes a programming challenge. Students compete in the implementation of logic optimization algorithms with the OpenAccess Gear infrastructure. Travel grants and cash prizes are awarded for significant contributions. For more information, see the programming challenge home page.


The IWLS community maintains a set of benchmarks, synthesized and mapped in Verilog and OpenAccess.

Organizing Committee

General ChairMarc RiedelUniversity of Minnesota
Technical Program ChairSunil KhatriTexas A & M University
Special Sessions Chair Valeria BertaccoUniversity of Michigan
Publications ChairIgor MarkovUniversity of Michigan
Special Activities Chair Alan MishchenkoUniversity of California, Berkeley
Programming Challenge ChairsChristoph Albrecht
Florian Krohm
Corporate Sponsorship

The workshop is supported in part by Cadence Design Systems, IBM Research, and Intel,



Photos from IWLS 2008 (courtesy of Professor Sasao)

Links to Past Workshops

IWLS 2007: May 30 - June 1, 2007, San Diego, California

IWLS 2006: June 7 - 9, 2006, Vail, Colorado

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

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