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From: eyckmans@imec.be (Michel Eyckmans (MCE))
Newsgroups: comp.lsi,comp.compilers,comp.lang.vhdl,comp.lang.verilog
Date: 13 Jun 1997 22:09:50 -0400
Organization: IMEC
Keywords: conference, hardware

Dear colleague,

If you are active in the area of system and architectural design and
synthesis issues, you are probably interested to obtain the advance
program of the ISSS'97 conference which will take place in Belgium on
Sept.17-19. This year's program is again very exciting with 6
interesting invited speakers on topics covering formal verification,
education for deep submicron age, compilers for embedded processors,
(embedded) DRAM memories, system-level codesign in industry, and
real-time software system methodologies. In addition to 18 high-quality
papers, we also have a dinner speaker (Theo Claasen who is research
director of Philips Research Labs), 2 exciting panels and the
traditional discussion topics where all the participants contribute.
That mix should make ISSS interesting for both academic and industrial
attendees. A web site has been installed with much more information
still: http://www.imec.be/isss97/ We are looking forward to receiving
your advance registration by August 8, 1997.

Francky Catthoor (Program Chair-man)

                                Antwerp, Belgium, September 17-19, 1997

                                                      ADVANCE PROGRAM

                                                      Important Dates

                      Advance Registration Deadline : August 8, 1997
                      Hotel Reservation Deadline : August 15, 1997
                      On-Site Registration : September 16-17, 1997

                                                            About ISSS

ISSS is a major international forum presenting emerging techniques for the
system-level design and synthesis of computing systems. Having begun as the
International Workshop on High-Level Synthesis in the mid-80's, it attracts
leading design automation professionals from around the world. The growing
acceptance of commercial synthesis tools, and the unified view of both
hardware and software that such tools enable, have led to the symposium
expanding to now cover system-level synthesis, hardware/software codesign,
programmable (multi-)processor-based design, architectural and high-level
synthesis, system-design experience and methodologies, embedded and real-time
system software, synthesis for low power and testability and verifiability

ISSS'97 is the 10th in this very successful series of symposia oriented towards
design automation professionals. It features 6 invited tutorial talks by leading
industrial and academic experts on very timely and interesting topics related
but not overlapping with the other ISSS activities. In addition, 2 panel
sessions are organized on topics of active interest for the future of our
community. ISSS'97 also features 18 high-quality papers selected from over 60
submissions. Paper presentations will consist of 20 minute talks followed by
poster sessions, allowing ample time for discussion and interaction.

                                                  Antwerp, Belgium

The symposium's location, Antwerp, is a city with a glorious past. Hometown
of worldfamous artists who created here a unique pageant of history.

Someone wandering round in Antwerp at the beginning of the 17th century
would soon run into the best-known painters, sculptors, instrument
makers and printers. Rubens worked together with Jordaens, van Dijck,
Jan Bruegel and Erasmus II Quellinus, who illustrated books that were
printed by Balthazar Moretus. All of these masters were at home in
Antwerp. The Antwerp museums and churches are all richly endowed.
Antwerp is art.

Antwerp, a city with a rich and glorious present.
The port: a whirlpool of activity. A diamond sector that has given the
city a name and fame. The Diamond Museum eplains the whole process,
from mining to brilliant jewellery.
The Antwerp Zoo is one of the worldfamous zoos.

Antwerp, a bustling and hospitable metropolis. With terraces, pubs
and restaurants, Museums, movies, theatre, dance, music and modern art.

Antwerp is a large city on a small scale.
It is easily accessible by air (Brussels airport is 25 minutes away), train
and car.

                                                      Technical Program

Tuesday, September 16, 1997

18:00 - 20:00 Registration
19:00 - 21:00 Reception

Wednesday, September 17, 1997

8:30-12:00 Registration

9:00 Opening Session & Invited Talk
              o Opening & Welcoming remarks
                  Frank Vahid, UC Riverside, CA, USA

              o "Formal Verification: The Enabling or the Handicapping Process?"
                  Gerry Musgrave, Brunel University, UK

10:30 Session 1 : Formal specification and validation

    1.1 Quick Conservative Causality Analysis
              Ellen Sentovich, Cadence Berkeley Labs, CA, USA
    1.2 An Efficient Representation for Formal Synthesis
              Christian Blumenroehr, Dirk Eisenbiegler, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany
    1.3 Derivation of Formal Representations from Process-based Specification
              and Implementation Models
              Steven Vercauteren, Diederik Verkest, IMEC, Belgium
              Bill Lin, U.C. San Diego CA, USA

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Panel Discussion
              "Where is Fast Prototyping Heading ?"

              Organizer: Rudi Lauwereins, Univ. of Leuven, Belgium

15:00 Session 2 : Fast prototyping and code generation

    2.1 Prototyping of the Receiver Unit for a Broadband Access Network
              Axel Hein, Josef Dalcolmo, Patrick Le Corre, Rudy Lauwereins,
                  Marleen Ade, Jean Peperstraete, Univ. of Leuven, Belgium
    2.2 Constraint Analysis for DSP Code Generation
              Bart Mesman, Marino Strik, Adwin Timmer, Jef van Meerbergen, Philips
                  Research, The Netherlands
              Jochen Jess, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
    2.3 An Efficient Model for DSP Code Generation: Performance, Code Size,
              Estimated Energy
              Cathy Gebotys, Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

16:30 Invited Talk
              "Education for the Deep Submicron Age : Business as Usual?"
              Hugo De Man, Univ. of Leuven and IMEC, Belgium

Thursday, September 18, 1997

8:30 Invited Talk
              "True State-of-the-art Compilers: Instruction-level Parallelism and
              Speculation Exploitation"
              Alexandru Nicolau, U.C.Irvine, CA, USA

9:30 Session 3 : Novel compilation and optimization issues

    3.1 Embedded System Synthesis by Timing Constraint Solving
              Krzysztof Kuchcinski, Linkoeping Univ., Sweden
    3.2 Reducing the Complexity of ILP Formulations for Synthesis
              Anne Mignotte, Olivier Peyran, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France
    3.3 A New Optimization Technique for Improving Resource Exploitation and
              Critical Path Minimization
              Birger Landwehr, Peter Marwedel, Univ. of Dortmund, Germany

11:00 Focus Group
              Workshop discussions involving all attendees

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Invited Talk
              "Embedded Memories and Embedded Logic"
              Roelof Salters, Philips Research, The Netherlands

14:30 Session 4 : Memory management issues

    4.1 Fast and Extensive System-level Memory Exploration for ATM Applications
              Peter Slock, Sven Wuytack, Francky Catthoor, IMEC, Belgium
              Gjalt de Jong, Alcatel Telecom, Belgium
    4.2 Optimization of the Background Memory Utilization by Partitioning
              Uwe Eckhardt, Technical Univ. Dresden, Germany
    4.3 Architectural Exploration and Optimization of Local Memory in Embedded
              Preeti Panda, Nikil Dutt, Alexandru Nicolau, U.C.Irvine CA, USA

16:00 Panel Discussion
              How will Memory Issues Impact Synthesis for Embedded Systems-on-Silicon?
              Organizer: Nikil Dutt, U.C.Irvine CA, USA

18:30 Banquet
              with dinner talk "The Logarithmic Law of Usefulness : how can a Society
              survive Twenty-five Years of Exponential Growth?"
              Theo Claasen, Director of Research, Philips Research Labs,
              Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Friday, September 19, 1997

8:30 Invited Talk
              "System-level Codesign : A New Industrial Revolution"
              Richard Taylor, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol, UK

9:30 Session 5 : System-Level Synthesis and Design

    5.1 Optimization Method for Broadband Modem FIR Filter Design using Common
              Subexpression Elimination,
              Robert Pasko, Daniela Durackova, Slovak Technical Univ, Slovakia
              Patrick Schaumont, Veerle Derudder, IMEC, Belgium
    5.2 Port Calling: A Transformation for Reducing I/O during Multi-Package
              Functional Partitioning,
              Frank Vahid, UC Riverside, CA, USA
    5.3 A Scheduling and Pipelining Algorithm for Hardware/Software Systems
              Smita Bakshi, Daniel Gajski, U.C.Irvine CA, USA

11:00 Focus Group

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Invited Talk
              "SDL Methodology for Real-Time Software Systems"
              Frank Gielen, Alcatel Telecom, Belgium

14:30 Session 6 : HW/SW specification and debugging

    6.1 Co-Emulation and Debugging of HW/SW-Systems
              Gernot Koch, Udo Kebschull, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany
    6.2 Synthesising Controllers from Real-Time Specifications
              Henning Dierks, Univ. of Oldenburg, Germany
    6.3 A Source-level Dynamic Analysis Methodology and Tool for High-level
              Chih-Tung Chen, Kayhan Kucukcakar, Motorola Inc., Tempe AZ, USA

16:00 Future Directions and Closing
17:00 Symposium Ends

                                                    Hotel Information

Make reservations directly with the Park Lane Hotel, Antwerp, mentioning
ISSS'97 to obtain the special low rates. Rates are guaranteed until August 26,
1997 after which reservations will be based on availability.

                  Park Lane Hotel
                  Van Ecyklei 34,
                  2018 Antwerp, Belgium
                  e-mail: info@parklane.be

                  Tel: +32 (3) 285 85 85
                  Fax: +32 (3) 285 85 86

                  4950 BFr (about $140 with current conversion rate)
                  This includes breakfast and all other hotel services
                  The same price applies for single or double occupancy

                                            Registration Information

To register, please fill in the registration form below and enclose the
appropriate fee in the form of a check (payable to "ISSS'97") in US dollars
which can be drawn on a Belgian bank. Mail the completed form and check to:

                                                Annemie Stas, ISSS'97
                                                Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

Advance registration fee must be received by August 8, 1997. Written requests
for refunds should be made prior to this date. After September 1, 1997, all
registrations will be processed only at the conference site. Registrations
cannot be accepted over phone, fax, email, or through credit-cards.

The conference fee includes all social events, lunches and breaks.
For further information, contact Annemie Stas at annemie@imec.be
Tel: +32 (16) 281-201

For students, a number or travel fellowships are available (of about 300$).
Information is (and will be) made available at the ISSS'97 web page under
If you wish to apply for these fellowships, please send or e-mail a letter of
request with motivation of why you need support to Francky Catthoor at
catthoor@imec.be, IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

                                            Symposium Proceedings

The symposium proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Press but will also be
available from ACM. Extra copies of the proceedings can be ordered from:

Customer Service Department
IEEE Computer Society Press
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
P.O. Box 3014
Los Alamitos, California 90720
Tel: (714) 821-8380
Fax: (714) 821-4641
Email: cs.books@computer.org

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              Non-Members $ 420 $ 490
              Full-time Students $ 300 $ 330

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                                            Organizing Committee

  General Chair: Frank Vahid, UC Riverside
  Program Chair: Francky Catthoor, IMEC
  Publications Chair: Edwin Sha, Univ. Notre Dame
  Publicity Chair: Diederik Verkest, IMEC
  Panels Chair: Rudy Lauwereins, Univ. of Leuven
  Past Chair: Ahmed Jerraya, TIMA-CNRS, Grenoble
  Finance Chair: Annemie Stas, IMEC

                                      Technical Program Committee

  Marleen Ade, Univ. of Leuven Gaetano Borriello, Univ. Washington
  Raul Camposano, Synopsys Nikil Dutt, UC Irvine
  Rolf Ernst, Tech. Univ. Braunschweig Daniel Gajski, UC Irvine
  Cathy Gebotys, Univ. Waterloo Yu-Chin Hsu, Avant!
  Kayhan Kucukcakar, Motorola Fadi Kurdahi, UC Irvine
  Steve YL Lin, Tsing Hua Univ. Paul Lippens, Philips
  Jan Madsen, Tech. Univ. Denmark Lev Markov, Mentor Graphics
  Peter Marwedel, Univ. Dortmund Vijay Nagasamy, VSIS Inc.
  Yukihiro Nakamura, Kyoto Univ. Sanjiv Narayan, Ambit Design Systems
  Kevin O'Brien, Leda Pierre Paulin, SGS-Thomson
  Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Univ. Tubingen, FZI Edwin Sha, Univ. Notre Dame
  Leon Stok, IBM Donald Thomas, CMU
  Kazutoshi Wakabayashi, NEC Robert Walker, Kent State Univ.
  Wayne Wolf, Princeton

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