March 12-15, 2024
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers

The International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) provides a premier forum to exchange ideas and promote innovative research in all aspects of physical design ranging from traditional topics for ASIC and FPGA designs to emerging technologies that impact physical design of integrated circuits (ICs). In 2024, ISPD will be held at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. The 33rd symposium will highlight key new directions and leading-edge theoretical and experimental contributions to the field.

Sponsored by ACM SIGDA with technical co-sponsorship from IEEE CEDA

Physical design topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Floorplanning and interconnect planning Interactions with system and logic level design
Partitioning, placement, and routing Timing and power estimation and modeling
Clock and power networks Circuit analysis and optimization in a physical design context
Post layout and post-silicon optimizationData management, multi-threaded/distributed algorithm
Design for manufacturability and yield Hot topics such as machine learning and hardware security
Physical synthesis 3D ICs, quantum circuits, and other emerging technologies

English and Chinese versions of the call for papers are available here:

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Important Dates

Title and abstract submission deadlineSeptember 24, 2023
Full manuscript submission deadline September 30, 2023
Acceptance notification November 1, 2023
Camera-ready paper and speaker registration dueJanuary 5, 2024
Symposium March 12-15, 2024

Submission of Papers

All papers must be submitted electronically via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ispd24. Details will be posted on the ISPD website, https://www.ispd.cc. Authors must submit full-length, original papers, with a maximum of 8 pages plus 1 extra page for references using the ACM template, https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, in PDF format. Failure to comply with the page length limit, format, or the requirements below will result in the paper being rejected.

Previously published papers or papers currently submitted for publication elsewhere will not be considered. If related papers have been published or submitted elsewhere, clearly state the differences in the current submission. All submitted papers will be under blind review. They must not include the names or affiliations of the authors in the paper, abstract, or in the embedded PDF data. References to the authors' works must be in the third person. Papers with open-source software (e.g., on GitHub) are highly encouraged, but please do not include a direct link to the non-anonymized software in your submission, instead indicate the open-source contribution in the text.

Please complete the Conflict of Interest (COI) form to disclose any additional COI with TPC members beyond your affiliation(s). Please provide the TPC member name and a brief description of the nature of the conflict.

The symposium proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library. ISPD recognizes excellent contributions with a Best Paper Award, selected from among the submitted papers. There is a US$1,000 award for the best paper, and a US$500 award for best paper nominees.

One speaker per accepted paper must register for ISPD 2024, provide slides and video of their presentation, and attend live discussions at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. The slides will be published on the ISPD website. The authors will retain the copyright for the slides and video, which will be posted on a private YouTube channel for ISPD 2024.

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