March 21-24, 2021

Call for Participation

The International Symposium on Physical Design provides a premier forum to exchange ideas and promote research on the physical design of VLSI systems. ISPD 2021 will feature state-of-the-art research from across the globe on traditional physical design topics related to ASIC and FPGA as well as emerging technologies in the area. For ISPD 2021, there will be a mix of in-person and virtual participation, with live video and recorded sessions for those connecting virtually. We will also pay tribute to Dr. Louis Scheffer for his contribution to the physical design community.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Floorplanning and interconnect planning Physical design for emerging technologies
Partitioning, placement, and routing Hardware security-related physical design
Clock and power networks Interactions with system and logic level design
Timing and power estimation and modeling Data management, multi-threaded/distributed algorithms
Design for manufacturability and yield Circuit analysis in a physical design context
Physical synthesis Machine learning for physical design

English and Chinese versions of the call for papers are available: English Traditional Chinese Simplified Chinese.

Important Dates

Title and abstract submission deadline October 2, 2020
Full manuscript submission deadline October 12, 2020
Acceptance notification November 13, 2020
Camera-ready paper due End of January, 2021
Symposium March 21-24, 2021

Submission of Papers

All papers must be submitted electronically at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ispd2021. Potential authors will be required to submit full-length, original, unpublished papers (a maximum of 8 pages in ACM conference format). The ACM Press will publish accepted papers in the symposium proceedings. ISPD will recognize excellent contributions through a Best Paper Award. Selected papers will be invited to submit the extended version of their work to a special issue journal.

Previously published papers or papers currently submitted for publication to other conferences/journals will not be considered. If related papers have been previously published or have been submitted elsewhere for publication, the authors should clearly state the differences between these papers and the current submission. All submitted papers will be under blind review, and thus they must not include the name(s) or affiliation(s) of the author(s) anywhere in the manuscripts. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in an automatic rejection.

For ISPD 2021, we ask the authors to provide slides (and if possible videos) of their presentation. These slides will be published on the ISPD website. The authors will retain the copyright for the slides. We will also be video recording the conference sessions and would be putting the sessions online for the conference attendees.