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 Preliminary Call for papers
Deadline: March 14, 2003

BackgroundPATMOS is the thirteenth of a series of international workshops held in several locations in Europe. Over the years, PATMOS has got recognition as one of the major European events devoted to power and timing aspects of integrated circuit and system design. Despite its significant growth and development, PATMOS can still be considered as a very informal forum, featuring high-level scientific presentations together with open discussions and panel sessions in a free and cozy environment. In the year 2003, PATMOS will take place in Torino, Italy, organized by Politecnico di Torino, with technical co-sponsorship from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. 


The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss and investigate the emerging problems in methodologies and tools for the design of new generations of integrated circuits and systems. A major emphasis of the technical program will be on speed and low-power aspects, with particular regard to modeling, characterization, design and architectures. The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to the following topics: 

  • Low power design: 

  • High performance low-power systems, ultra low-power systems, special architectures.
  • Modeling and synthesis: 

  • Timing, power, low-voltage, interconnect, cross-talk.
  • Timing-driven design: 

  • Clocking, synchronization, asynchronous systems, adiabatic switching.
  • Optimization: 

  • Low-voltage low-power logic families, logic parallelization, pipelining, fast low-power arithmetic.
  • Physical design: 

  • Module generation, library optimization/characterization, area estimation.
  • Physical test and characterization: 

  • Low VT low-voltage process, SOI, IDDQ, models and parameter extraction, experimental design for process control.
  • Design methods and CAD tools: 

  • Low-voltage low-power design, high-speed circuits.
  • Design trade-offs: 

  • Devices, architectures and technologies, benchmark comparison.
Contributions are invited for regular presentations and discussion sessions. 

Prospective authors for regular presentations are invited to submit their complete paper, including a 100-word abstract and illustrations, in A4 camera ready format, not exceeding 10 pages. Electronic submission is required and should follow the style for the final publication. Check the workshop web-page (http://eda.polito.it/patmos03) for complete author and submission instructions. Submitted papers will be reviewed formally and anonymously by several reviewers.

Proposals for panel sessions and special sessions are encouraged and must be received also not later than March 14, 2003.

Deadline for paper submission : March 14, 2003
Notification of acceptance: May 16, 2003
Deadline for final paper submission: June 13, 2003