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ARAMIS A.S.B.L. - UCL-DICE - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Université Catholique de Louvain

PATMOS'97

Seventh International Workshop Program

PATMOS

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

September 8-10, 1997


The PATMOS Workshop

The workshop is the seventh one of a series of international workshops, originated from technical meetings of the European project Power And Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation. PATMOS has over the years evolved into a well established and outstanding open European event on power and timing of integrated circuit design. The special increased interest in low-power design gives an additional interest in this workshop. Despite its growth, the workshop can still be considered as an informal but very focused conference, featuring high level scientific presentations together with open discussions and panel sessions, in a free and easy environment. This special atmosphere has proven to be an excellent origin of new ideas and interesting co-operations and projects.


This year program

The technical program for PATMOS 97 has the same general structure as last editions, to consolidate a satisfactory tradition, but, also simply because it has been proven to be adequate and successful. The technical sessions are devoted to the most important and up-to-date subjects concerning IC design and characterization, with particular emphasis on power consumptions and signal delays, traditional to the workshop. This year an increasing number of papers is dedicated to devices and analog circuits, that represent an interesting expansion of a field close to the traditional core of the Conference represented by digital circuits and systems. The presentation of the contributed papers will be accompanied by three Invited Talks, given by qualified speakers, regarding the evaluation of power consumption at different levels and in different contexts. In particular, the Invited Talks of this year are dedicated to dissipation at instruction level, to power consumption in mixed analog-digital circuits and to the point of view of industry on the need of tools for power estimation. Furthermore, in the best workshop tradition, a Panel of competent experts is included. Finally, for the first time, a Discussion Group on a hot topic of general interest enters the program. This year, the discussion is dedicated to the need of accepted and significant benchmarks for power estimation. Naturally, discussions among the participants are also an integral part of the Conference.

During the conference, we will have the pleasure to present research cooperation programs supported by the European Commission, specially for the South countries, and Central Europe and new independant States . An industrial demo on the Mentor Graphics tool ELDO will also be organized during the breaks.

A visit the Comic Strip Museum of Brussels, a banquet in a charming area, and the variety and imagination of Louvain-la-Neuve, a young city for an old university, will certainly help in making the workshop more enjoyable.


Related events

A special "Keep-In-Touch Day on Logic and Power Synthesis"; is organized in Louvain-la-Neuve, just the day after PATMOS'97, on Thursday 11. During this day, results and perspectives on two KIT projects supported by the European Commission, with Brazil and Russia, will be presented.


Social events

Belgium is famous not only for its beers but also for its cartoons. Tintin, Lucky Luke and the Schtroumph are our best ambassadors all over the world. A visit of the Belgian cartoons museum will be organised on Monday evening and a coktail will be offered by Alcatel Mietec. (This events is free of charge).


UCL-DICE

The UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain ), which provides half of Belgium's francophone university graduates, devotes the main part of its resources to the teaching of 20,000 students in ten faculties spread across the main sectors.

DICE is the Microelectronic Laboratory of the Faculty of Applied Science at UCL, and deals with the design, fabrication and testing of integrated circuits. The design of ASICs in various application fields (image processing, biomedical ...) is one of its major activities, along with more fundamental areas: modelling of fabrication processes, design of novel devices, mixed and analog ICs, design methodologies ...


ARAMIS asbl

ARAMIS (Association pour la Recherche Avancée en Microélectronique et Intégration de Systèmes) is an inter-university association, created in 1983, which gathers the Microelectronics departments of four French-speaking universities in Belgium, i.e. Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (FPMs), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Université de Liège (ULg), Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL). It is mainly subsidized by the Ministry for New Technologies of the Walloon Region. Its aim is to disseminate Microelectronics thanks to cooperation between industries and universities.


Committee

General Chair:

Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Trullemans
UCL-DICE
Place du Levant, 3
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
phone: +32 (0) 10 47-2565
fax.: +32 (0) 10 47-2598
e-mail: ATrullemans@dice.ucl.ac.be

Program Chair:

Prof. Dr. Bruno Riccò
DEIS Universita di Bologna
V. le Risorgimento 2
I-40136 Bologna, Italy
phone: +39 (0) 51 644-3018
fax.: +39 (0) 51 644-3073
e-mail: bricco@deis.unibo.it

Conference Secretariat:

MMrs. Nathalie Braun and Caroline Cavenaile
ARAMIS asbl - c/o FPMs - Electronic Service
Boulevard Dolez, 31
B-7000 Mons, Belgium
phone: + 32 (0) 65 37 42 26
mobile phone: + 32 (0) 75 89 53 38
fax.: + 32 (0) 65 37 42 36
e-mail: aramis@muelec.fpms.ac.be

Steering Committee:

D. Auvergne, U. Montpellier, France
R. Hartenstein, U. Kaiserslautern, Germany
W. Nebel, U. Oldenburg, Germany
C. Piguet, CSEM, Switzerland
B. Riccò, U. Bologna, Italy
A. Rubio, U. Catalunya, Spain
A.-M. Trullemans, U. Louvain, Belgium

Program committee:

D. Auvergne, U. Montpellier , France
J. Benkoski, EurEPIC, France
M. Declercq, EPF-Lausanne, Switzerland
G. De Micheli, Stanford, USA
M. Favalli, U. Bologna, Italy
J. Figueras, U. Catalunya, Spain
A. Guyot, INPG Grenoble, France
R. Hartenstein, U. Kaiserslautern, Germany
S. Jones, U. Loughborough, U.K.
V. Moshnyaga, U. Kyoto, Japan
W. Nebel, U. Oldenburg, Germany
H. Nguyen, Bull Paris, France
A. Nunez, U. Las Palmas, Spain
M. Pedram, U. Southern California, USA
H. Pfleiderer, U. Ulm, Germany
C. Piguet, CSEM, Switzerland
R. Reis, U. Porto Alegre, Brazi
l B. Riccò, U. Bologna, Italy
M. Robert, U. Montpellier , France
A. Rubio, U. Catalunya, Spain
J. Sparsø, U. Lyngby, Denmark
A. Stempkowsky, U. Moscov, Russia
A. Strojwas, U. Carnegie Mellon, USA
C. Svensson, U. Linköping, Sweden
A.-M. Trullemans, U. Louvain, Belgium

Local Organizing Committee:

by ARAMIS, asbl , Belgium

Prof. R.G. Crappe, FPMs, Mons
Prof Ch. Trullemans, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
Prof J. Destiné, ULg, Liège
Prof. J.-L. Van Eck, ULB, Brussels


PATMOS 1997 preliminary program


The conference place is in the building of the "Institut d'Administration et de Gestion" (IAG), entrance from the Place Rabelais, in the center of Louvain-la-Neuve, close to the "Théatre Jean Villar", and 2 minutes walking from the railway station. Louvain-la-Neuve is a pedestrian city, with underground parking areas. Parking P58 is the closest to the conference place.


Monday, September 8

09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 1: Opening
  Chair: A.-M. Trullemans

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 SESSION 2: High-level Synthesis
  Chair: R. Hartenstein

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30 SESSION 3: IC's Design Techniques and Tools
  Chair: J. Figueras

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30 SESSION 4: Logic Level Synthesis
  Chair: C. Svensson

18:00 Departure for visit to Brussel


Tuesday, September 9

09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 5: Gate Level Power Estimation
  Chair: J. Benkoski

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 SESSION 6: Panel : "Timing and Power within the Design Flow: Present and Future"

Moderator: Prof. Bruno Riccò
Panelists:

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30 SESSION 7: Asynchronous Circuits Design
  Chair: J. Sparsoe

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30 SESSION 8: Device Level Modeling
  Chair: B. Riccò

17:30 - 18:00 Cooperation Programs supported by the European Commission for South countries, and Central Europe and new independant States

20.30 Evening banquet


Wednesday, September 10

09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 9: Circuit Level Power and Timing Analysis
  Chair: W. Nebel

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 SESSION 10:Open discussion : "1% Accuracy on what? The Need of Benchmarks for Power Estimation"

Moderator: Michele Favalli

Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00 SESSION 11: Interconnections and Performance Modeling
  Chair: D. Auvergne

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30 SESSION 12: High Level Views of Power Dissipation
  Chair: S. Jones

17:30 - 18:00 CLOSING

Chairs: A.-M. Trullemans, B. Riccò


About Louvain-la-Neuve logo25

In September 1997, Louvain-la-Neuve will celebrate its 25th birthday. This Belgium's youngest city is the site of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), founded in 1425. Louvain-la-Neuve has as its prime objective the complete functioning of a modern university through the purposeful integration of town and university. The town itself strives to assure quality in its urban modern life by maintaining an old town atmosphere: pedestrians are given priority, and are insulated from automobile traffic, all is designed on a human scale to facilitate personnal contacts, green belts surround the town, social and cultural facilities are provided.


How to reach Louvain-la-Neuve

Louvain-la-Neuve is about 25 km from Brussels, in the direction of Namur (South-East).

By car:
From Brussels: Take the E411 motorway towards Namur-Luxembourg. At Exit 7, "Louvain-la-Neuve", follow the N4, and after 2.5 km, turn right off the N4 at the second roundabout (Louvain-la-Neuve Centre).
From Namur: Take the E411 motorway towards Brussels. At exit 9, "Corroy-le-Grand/Louvain-la-Neuve", turn left towards the N4. Turn right on the N4, and left it on the first roundabout (Louvain-la-Neuve Centre).

By train: From any station in Brussels, ask for a ticket to "Louvain-la-Neuve-Université" (NOT Louvain/Leuven), and take the Brussels-Ottignies-Namur-Luxembourg line.
If you want to go by taxi from the station to your hotel in Louvain-la-Neuve or in Wavre, ask for a ticket to "Ottignies" (the station 5 minutes before Louvain-la-Neuve), and ask there for a taxi.

By plane: Fly to Brussels National Airport (Zaventhem). The airport is linked to Brussels (Central or North station) by a train service every 20 minutes (10 minutes travel). From these stations you could reach Louvain-la-Neuve by train (2 trains per hour, about 30 minutes travel). A taxi from the airport to Louvain-la-Neuve costs approximately 2 500 BEF.


Conference place

The conference place is in the building of the "Institut d'Administration et de Gestion" (IAG), entrance from the Place Rabelais, in the center of Louvain-la-Neuve, close to the Theatre Jean Villar, and 2 minutes walking from the railwaystation. Louvain-la-Neuve is a pedestrian city, with underground parking areas. Parking P58 is the closest to the conference place.


Registration

Registration is possible in advance or on site. Advance registration is strongly recommended. Use the conference registration form here included, and mail it (aramis@muelec.fpms.ac.be) or fax it (+32 65 37 42 36) to the PATMOS secretariat before August, 18.

Bank transfer should be made free of any charge to
ARAMIS, Place du Levant, 3 B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Please state clearly "PATMOS 97" and the name of participant on the bank transfer form.

Credit card facilities are also available, and the following cards are accepted for payement: Visa, Mastercard or Eurocard.

Cancellations will only be accepted if made in written form to the PATMOS'97 secretariat. Registration cancelled before August, 18 will be refunded 80% of the fees paid. Latter cancellation will be charged full fees. Substitution can be made at any stage.

Registration fees:

The registration fee includes:
Registration Form

Registration will only be effective at the reception of the payment.
Please complete this form and return it duly signed before August, 18 to :

PATMOS'97 secretariat - Mrs. Nathalie Braun
ARAMIS asbl - c/o FPMs - Electronic Service
Boulevard Dolez, 31
B-7000 Mons, Belgium
Fax. + 32 65 37 42 36

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Accomodation

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the hotels in the list hereafter. For room reservation, please contact the hotel directly, sending or faxing the next Hotel registration form. All prices include breakfast


Hotel Reservation Form

Please complete, and send or fax this document to the hotel of your choice :

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