PATMOS 2008 is the eightteenth in a series of annual international workshops. The PATMOS meeting has evolved into an important European event, where industry and academia meet to discuss power and timing aspects in modern integrated circuit and system design. A peer review process is used to select the best of the submitted manuscripts for electronic and print publication.

PATMOS 2008 is organized by INESC-ID and the Technical University of Lisbon. The organizers are pleased to welcome the attendees to Lisbon, the capital and largest city of Portugal.

Situated in the west coast of the country, where the Tagus river meets the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is the westernmost capital in mainland Europe. It is known as the white city, thanks to its unique luminosity. The light, the atmosphere and the climate offer marvelous walks all over the city. Lisbon is an extremely lively city, with a wealth of cultural events happening every day, and a vibrant nightlife. A huge selection of restaurants is available, featuring Portuguese and international cuisine. In September the weather is pleasant, with sunny days, warm temperatures and little or no rainfall. The city's public transportation system is far-reaching and reliable, and has the Metro (subway) as its main artery. Lisbon can be easily reached by daily direct flights from major international cities.