28th International Workshop
on Logic & Synthesis

June 21 – 23, 2019

EPFL — Lausanne, Switzerland


The International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis is the premier forum for research in synthesis, optimization, and verification of integrated circuits and systems. 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 encourages early dissemination of ideas and results. The workshop accepts complete papers highlighting important new problems in the early stages of development, without providing complete solutions. The emphasis is on novelty and intellectual rigor.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: hardware synthesis and optimization; software synthesis; hardware/software co-synthesis; power and timing analysis; testing, validation and verification; synthesis for reconfigurable architectures; hardware compilation for domain-specific languages; design experiences. Submissions on modeling, analysis and synthesis for emerging technologies and platforms are particularly encouraged.

The workshop format includes paper presentations, posters, invited talks, social lunch and dinner gatherings, and recreational activities. Accepted papers are distributed exclusively to IWLS participants.

Important Dates

It is mandatory to register a paper by submitting an abstract before the deadline below.

Paper abstract submission: March 3, 2019
Full paper submission: March 10, 2019 @ 11.59pm Anywhere on Earth
Notification of acceptance: April 14, 2019
Final version due: May 12, 2019

The submission deadline is final. There will be no extension.

Organizing Committee

General Chair Mathias Soeken EPFL, Switzerland
Program Committee Chair & Contest Chair Luca Amaru Synopsys, USA
Special Session Chair Jody Matos Silvaco, USA
Finance Chair Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon University of Utah, USA
Proceedings Chair Zhufei Chu Ningbo University, China
Publicity Chair Vinicius Callegaro Mentor, a Siemens Business, USA

Steering Committee

Jie-Hong Roland Jiang National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Rolf Drechsler University of Bremen/DFKI GmbH, Germany
Andre Reis UFRGS, Brazil
Dirk Stroobandt Ghent University, Belgium
Alan Mishchenko University of California Berkeley, US

Technical Program Committee

L. Amaru Synopsys, USA M. Bubna Synopsys, USA
V. Callegaro Mentor, a Siemens Business, USA K.-H. Chang Avery Design Systems, USA
M. Choudhury IBM T. J. Watson, USA S. Das Xilinx Inc., USA
R. Drechsler University of Bremen, Germany E. Dubrova KTH, Sweden
S. A. Edwards Columbia University, USA P. Fišer CTU, Czech Republic
M. Fujita University of Tokyo, Japan P.-E. Gaillardon University of Utah, USA
B. Ghavami Shahid Bahonar U. of Kerman, Iran P. Ienne EPFL, Switzerland
I.H.-R. Jiang National Taiwan University, Taiwan J.-H.R. Jiang National Taiwan University, Taiwan
V. Kravets IBM T. J. Watson, USA F. Marranghello KTH, Sweden
M. Martins Mentor, a Siemens Business, USA J. Matos Silvaco, USA
A. Mishchenko UC Berkeley, USA A. Neutzling Cadence, UK
M. Purnaprajna Amrita University, India W. Qian Shanghai Jiao Tong U., China
A. Reis UFRGS, Brazil T. Sasao Meiji University, Japan
M. Soeken EPFL, Switzerland D. Stroobandt Ghent University, Belgium
T. Villa Universita di Verona, Italy R. Wille Johannes Kepler U., Austria
C. Yu EPFL, Switzerland Z. Zhang Cornell University, USA


The IWLS community maintains a set of logic synthesis benchmarks (IWLS'05 and EPFL), available in various formats.

Links to Past Workshops

IWLS 2018: June 23 - June 24, 2018, San Francisco, California

IWLS 2017: June 17 - June 18, 2017, Austin, Texas

IWLS 2016: June 10 - June 11, 2016, Austin, Texas

IWLS 2015: June 12 - June 13, 2015, Mountain View, California

IWLS 2014: May 30 - June 1, 2014, San Francisco, California

IWLS 2013: June 7 - June 8, 2013, Austin, Texas

IWLS 2012: June 1 - June 3, 2012, Berkeley, California

IWLS 2011: June 3 - June 5, 2011, San Diego, California

IWLS 2010: June 18 - June 20, 2010, Irvine, California

IWLS 2009: July 31 - August 2, 2009, Berkeley, California

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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