33rd International Workshop
on Logic & Synthesis

June 6–7, 2024

ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Our sponsors

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 the 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; and design experiences. Submissions on modeling, analysis, and synthesis for emerging technologies and platforms are particularly encouraged.

The workshop format includes paper presentations, invited talks, social lunch and dinner gatherings, and recreational activities.

Check out our call for papers.

Important Dates

Paper abstract submission: March 29, 2024
Full paper submission: April 5, 2024
Notification of acceptance: May 6, 2024
Final version due: May 31, 2024

Submission Instructions

Only complete papers with original and previously unpublished material are permitted. Submissions must be no longer than 8 pages, double column, 10-point font. Accepted papers are distributed only to IWLS participants.

EasyChair IWLS 2024 submission page

IWLS Programming Contest

The goal of this year’s contest is to synthesize the smallest possible correct circuits for a suite of Boolean functions representative of hardware designs, including random logic, arithmetic operators, and typical functionality of artificial neurons in machine learning.

IWLS 2024 Programming Contest Call for Submissions
IWLS 2024 Programming Contest Benchmarks

Submission site: IWLS 2024 Programming Contest Submission

Submission deadline: May 31, 2024 11:59 pm Anywhere on Earth
(Please note that the deadline is final and late submissions will not be considered!)

Travel Information

Workshop venue

ETH Zurich, ETZ E6, Gloriastrasse 35, 8092 Zurich (map)

Nearby hotels

  1. Hotel Scheuble
  2. Hotel St. Josef
  3. Hotel Alexander Zurich
  4. Hotel Limmathof
Post-Workshop Social Event

We are organizing a social event on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, and invite all IWLS attendees to join. Stay tuned for more info!

Organizing Committee

General Chair Lana Josipović ETH Zurich
Program Committee Chairs Giulia Meuli / Winston Haaswijk Synopsys / Cadence
Program Contest Chairs Alan Mishchenko / Yukio Miyasaka UC Berkeley
Special Session Chair Eleonora Testa Synopsys
Finance Chair Cunxi Yu University of Maryland
Proceedings Chair Marcel Walter TU Munich
Publicity Chairs Siang-Yun Lee / Jiahui Xu EPFL / ETH Zurich
Local Arrangements Chair Carmine Rizzi ETH Zurich

Technical Program Committee

Luca Amaru  Synopsys, USA
Anna Bernasconi  Università di Pisa, Italy
Lei Chen  Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab, Hong Kong SAR
Zhufei Chu  Ningbo University, China
Valentina Ciriani  Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Petr Fišer  CTU, Czech Republic
Winston Haaswijk  Cadence Design Systems, UK
Jie-Hong Roland Jiang  National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Lana Josipović  ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Attila Jurecska  Siemens EDA, USA
Victor Kravets  IBM, USA
Siang-Yun Lee  EPFL, Switzerland
Giulia Meuli  Synopsys, USA
Alan Mishchenko  UC Berkeley, USA
Walter Lau Neto  Synopsys, USA
Augusto Neutzling  Cadence Design Systems, UK
Stefan Nikolić  EPFL, Switzerland
Weikang Qian  Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Andre Reis  UFRGS, Brazil
Tsutomu Sasao  Meiji University, Japan
Herman Schmit  Google, USA
Bruno Schmitt  Nvidia, Switzerland
Mathias Soeken  Microsoft, USA
Eleonora Testa  Synopsys, USA
Tiziano Villa  Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Robert Wille  TU Munich & SCCH GmbH, Germany
Xiaoqing Xu  X, the moonshot factory, USA
Cunxi Yu  University of Maryland, USA


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

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Links to Past Workshops

IWLS 2023: June 5 - June 5, 2023, Lausanne, Switzerland

IWLS 2022: July 18 - July 22, 2022, Virtual

IWLS 2021: July 19 - July 22, 2021, Virtual

IWLS 2020: July 27 - July 30, 2020, Virtual

IWLS 2019: June 21 - June 23, 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland

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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