The theme for the 2011 ICCD conference is -

Pervasive Computing

We cordially invite you to attend ICCD 2011
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Latest news! The conference will be held in UMass Hotel at the Campus Center. Please follow this link for the hotel and transportation information. We look forward to seeing you in Amherst soon!

* Srini Devadas, MIT

* Joel Emer, Intel/MIT

                * David Kaeli, Northeastern University

The International Conference on Computer Design encompasses a wide range of topics in the research, design, and implementation of computer systems and their components. ICCD's multi-disciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers to discuss practical and theoretical work covering system and computer architecture, verification and test, design and technology, and tools and methodologies.
The International Conference of Computer Design (ICCD) was founded along with the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) in 1982 to address critical needs in the design of large-scale integrated systems. ICCAD was founded to focus on the algorithmic core of CAD, whereas ICCD was oriented to design and CAD applications.
ICCD is the premiere conference covering the research, design, and implementation of computer systems and their components.
ICCD's multidisciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers to discuss practical and theoretical work.
Papers are presented in five conference tracks which focus on design and CAD applications:
  • Computer Systems: Methods, Implementations and Applications
  • Processor Architecture
  • Logic and Circuit Design
  • Electronic Design Automation
  • Verification and Test

Multidisciplinary special sessions have become the hallmark of ICCD, highlighting key research concepts or large design projects.
The International Conference on Computer Design encompasses a wide range of topics in the research, design, and implementation of computer systems and their components. ICCD's multi-disciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers to discuss practical and theoretical work covering system and computer architecture, verification and test, design and technology, and tools and methodologies.
Submitted papers consistent with this theme are encouraged. Authors are invited to submit technical papers in accordance to the author's instructions describing original work in one of the following areas:
Multidisciplinary special sessions have become the hallmark of ICCD, highlighting key research concepts or large design projects.

Computer Systems and Applications

  • Advanced System Architecture for General and Application-Specific Environments
  • Software Design for Embedded, Mobile, General-Purpose, Cloud, and High-Performance Platforms
  • Support for Operating Systems and Languages
  • Main Memory and Storage Systems
  • Support for Communication and Synchronization in Multicore and Multiprocessor Systems
  • On-Chip and System-Area Networks
  • Modeling and Performance Analysis

Processor Architecture

  • Microarchitecture Design Techniques
  • Pipelining, Caching, Branch Prediction, and Multithreading
  • Techniques for Low-power, Secure, and Reliable Processor Designs
  • Application-Specific Processor Design
  • Hardware Support for Virtual Machines
  • Real-life Design Challenges: Case Studies, Tradeoffs and Post-mortems

Logic and Circuit Design

  • Circuits and Design Techniques for Digital, Memory, and Mixed-signal Systems
  • Circuits and Design Techniques for High Performance and Low Power
  • Circuits and Design Techniques for Robustness Under Process Variability and Radiation
  • Design Techniques for Emerging Process Technologies
  • Asynchronous Circuits
  • Signal Processing and Arithmetic Circuits

Electronic Design Automation

  • High-level, Logic and Physical Synthesis
  • Physical Planning, Design and Early Estimation for Large Circuits
  • Automatic Analysis and Optimization of Timing, Power and Noise
  • Tools for Multiple-clock Domains, Asynchronous and Mixed-timing Methodologies
  • CAD Support for FPGAs, ASSPs, Structured ASICs, Platform-based Design and Networks- on-chip Hardware Description Languages
  • Tools, Methodologies and Design Strategies for Emerging Technologies (MEMs, Spintronics, Nano, Quantum)
  • System-level Design / System-level Synthesis

Verification and Test

  • Simulation Based and Formal Techniques for Functional Design Verification
  • Equivalency Checking, Property Checking, Theorem Proving
  • High-level Design Validation
  • Design Error Debug and Diagnosis
  • Hardware/Software Validation
  • Fault Modeling
  • Fault Simulation and ATPG
  • DFT and BIST
  • SoC Testing

Papers describing novel methods and concepts or innovative features of new products, and focusing on the overall integration of these areas into the computer design process are of particular interest to ICCD. Papers may be accepted as either regular papers or as short papers. All papers will be presented during parallel technical sessions, and will be included in a published proceedings. At least one author of the paper must register for and attend the conference.