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DAC 2015 | San Francisco, CA | June 7, 2015

Call for Papers

The workshop is inviting submissions of short abstracts industrial and scientific work in progress and practical solution and experiences.


Main topics (but not limited to):

  • Formalization, specification and modeling of extra-functional properties (e.g. using UML, SysML, MARTE, …) and multi-physics specification of timing, power, temperature, reliability and aging properties from system level, transactional level, to implementation.
  • Domain-specific languages and formalisms; system-level design languages (e.g. C++, SystemC, SystemVerilog, …) and extensions to express extra-functional properties
  • Tracing of extra-functional properties during simulation and run-time
  • Model of computation extensions for non-determinism, probability analysis, caching, timing, power, temperature, reliability, …
  • System performance and design space exploration using abstract modelling and analysis (e.g. virtual prototyping, …)
  • Multi-physics simulation challenges: speed vs. accuracy, fidelity
  • Power and performance estimation, analysis and measurement techniques
  • Temperature measurement, abstraction, modeling and analysis techniques
  • Power and temperature aware scheduling & real-time analysis
  • System level reliability and aging models
  • Reliability from transistor to RTL level: e.g. NBTI models including basic physical properties
  • Design for Aging and Reliability
  • Performance objectives validation, including metrics (across abstraction levels) and formal checking of extra-functional properties (e.g. using contract-based design techniques)
  • Evolution and extensions of standards like UPF, IP-XACT to express extra-functional properties
  • Industrial case-studies, state-of-the-art EDA tools including identification of challenges and gaps


Authors are encouraged to outline their work in progress as short abstracts (up to one page). Submitted proposals are required to describe original unpublished work.

Proposals should be submitted electronically in text or PDF format to office [at] ecsi [dot] org


Workshop proceedings of the accepted abstracts and presentations will be distributed to all participants of the event and made available through the ECSI web site. Note that the paper presented at the workshops are NOT disseminated through the official DAC proceedings or through any other formal channels, such as, for example, the IEEExplore or the ACM Digital Library.

Important deadlines

  • Submission deadline:                                     March 15, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance:                             March 20, 2015
  • Preliminary program published:                      March 26, 2015
  • Final papers due:                                           May 15, 2015
  • Workshop:                                                      June 7, 2015



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