VLSI-SoC 2009's Ph.D. Forum

The VLSI-SoC 2009's Ph.D. Forum is a poster session aimed at the exchange of ideas and experiences of Ph.D. students from different parts of the world. Elected Ph.D. students have an opportunity to discuss their thesis and research work with specialists within the system and design automation communities. This offers a good opportunity for students to receive valuable feedback and gain exposure in the job market. Furthermore, this forum also provides a great chance for industry officials to meet junior researchers, giving an avenue for incorporating the latest research developments into their companies.

PhD Forum Submission: June 26, 2009
Notification of acceptance: July 16, 2009
Camera-ready: July 31, 2009

Eligibility: The author must have completed at least one year of a Ph.D. program.

Presentation: Posters will be introduced in the Ph.D. Forum Session (2 minutes time slot, 1 slide) and next presented in a full one-hour Poster Session.

Publication: Accepted abstracts will be published as regular papers (6 pages maximum) in a separate VLSI-SoC 09 proceedings.

Grants for PhD students: VLSI-SoC 2009 finances a limited number of travel grants for Ph.D. students, through the Technical Committee TC-10 (Computer Systems Technology) and WG 10.5 of the International Federation for Information Processing - IFIP. In principle, grants are restricted to support students who cannot be fully supported by their institutions. This rule gives preference to students being enrolled in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe including Russia, and Asia (except Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan). The percentage covered by a grant is typically at least 50 percent of the total cost.

How to Apply: Submit a 2-page extended abstract of the dissertation in PDF format. Send submissions to vlsisoc2009@inf.ufrgs.br before June 26.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Analog, Digital, and Mixed-Signal IC Design;
  • 3-D Integration and Physical Design;
  • Deep Submicron Design and Modeling Issues;
  • New Devices and MEMS;
  • Testability and Design for Test;
  • CAD and Tools;
  • Digital Signal Processing and Image Processing IC Design;
  • Prototyping, Validation, and Verification;
  • Modeling and Simulation;
  • System-On-Chip Design;
  • Embedded Systems Design;
  • New Architectures and Compilers;
  • Reconfigurable Systems;
  • Low-Power Design;
  • Logic and High-Level Synthesis;
  • New Applications (communications, biosystems, video, automobile, security, sensor networks, etc.)