We design three contest problems covering three distinct areas: system level design, logic synthesis & verification, and physical design. Each problem is handled independently. Contestants can participate in one or more problems.

  1. 3D-ICON: 3D Interlayer Cooling Optimized Network
    Mohamed M. Sabry1, Arvind Sridhar2, and David Atienza3
    1Stanford University, 2IBM Zurich, 3ESL-EPFL

  2. Large-Scale Equivalence Checking and Function Correction
    Chih-Jen (Jacky) Hsu, Cadence Taiwan, Inc.,Taiwan

  3. Incremental Timing-driven Placement
    Myung-Chul Kim and Jin Hu, IBM Corporation, TX, USA