IWLS 2009 The Campanile
18th International Workshop on Logic & Synthesis
Cadence Research Laboratories

Berkeley, California

July 31 - August 2, 2009 (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 28 regular talks, 2 invited talks and 18 poster presentations. (Paper submission is closed. Accepted papers are distributed only to IWLS participants.)

Invited Talks

IWLS 2009 will feature two exciting invited talks, in the areas of embedded security and carbon nanotube electronics.


Registration is through RegOnline. The cost of registration includes breakfasts, lunches, dinners and coffee break service; wireless internet.

Rates for registration on or before July 29, 2009, 12:01am PST:

Non-student, ACM/IEEE Members $350
Non-student, ACM/IEEE Non-members $450
Student $275

Rates for late/on-site registration (effective 12:01am PST on July 29, 2009):

Non-student, ACM/IEEE Members $450
Non-student, ACM/IEEE Non-members $575
Student $300


IWLS 2009 will be held in Berkeley, CA, in the Cadence Research Laboratories (CRL) facility. We appreciate CRL's generosity in offering the use of their facility for IWLS.

The talks, poster sessions, and meals will be in the Half Dome room.

The CRL facility is located at 2150 Shattuck Avenue, 10th floor, Berkeley, CA 94704. A map showing the facility can be found here.

CRL is walking distance from the Berkeley BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station.

The closest airports to Berkeley are Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).


There is no official hotel for IWLS 2009. Some hotel suggestions are provided below.


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

Organizing Committee

General ChairSunil KhatriTexas A & M University
Technical Program ChairMarc RiedelUniversity of Minnesota
Special Sessions Chair Igor MarkovUniversity of Michigan
Publications ChairValeria BertaccoUniversity of Michigan
Special Activities Chair Alan MishchenkoUniversity of California, Berkeley

Photos from IWLS 2008 (courtesy of Professor Sasao)

Links to Past Workshops

IWLS 2008: June 4 - 6, 2008, Lake Tahoe, California

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, Lake Tahoe, California

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

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