Washington D.C.
April 28-29, 2003
Call for Papers (pdf) (txt)
Washington D.C.
GLSVLSI 2002 Program



Call For Papers


The 2003 Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI) will be held on April 28-29, 2003 at the Radisson Barcelo Hotel in downtown Washington D.C. Original, unpublished papers, describing research in the general area of VLSI are solicited. Both theoretical and experimental research results are welcome. Symposium Proceedings will be published by the ACM and will be included on the SIGDA compendium CD-ROM.


The theme of this year's symposium is "VLSI in the Nanometer Era." Additional topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • VLSI Design: design of ASICs, microprocessors and micro-architectures, embedded processors, analog/digital/mixed-signal systems, multi-chip modules, FPGAs.
  • VLSI Circuits: analog/digital/mixed-signal circuits, RF and communication circuits, chaos/neural/fuzzy-logic circuits, high-speed/low-power circuits.
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD): hardware/software co-design, logic and behavioral synthesis, logic mapping, simulation and formal verification, layout (partitioning, placement, routing, floorplanning, compaction, etc.), algorithms and complexity analysis.
  • Low Power Design: circuits, micro-architectural techniques, CAD support, power estimation methodologies and tools.
  • Testing, Reliability, Fault-Tolerance: digital/analog/mixed-signal testing, design for testability and reliability, online testing techniques, static and dynamic defect- and fault-recoverability.
  • Nanotechnology: emerging technologies (resonant tunneling devices, single electron transistors, quantum devices, molecular electronics, etc.), circuit design using nanotechnology devices, modeling and simulation tools for nanoelectronic devices and circuits.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: January 17, 2003
Acceptance notification: February 14, 2003
Camera ready paper due: March 4, 2003

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit full-length (6 pages maximum), original, unpublished papers along with an abstract of at most 200 words. To enable blind review, the author list should be omitted from the main document. Previously published papers or papers submitted for publication to other conferences/journals will not be considered. Electronic submission in PDF format to the GLSVLSI 2003 website is required. Author and contact information (name, street/mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail) must be entered during the submission process.

Paper Format

To enable a reduced turn-around time for accepted papers, GLSVLSI 2003 submissions should be in camera-ready two-column format, following the ACM proceedings specifications located at and the classification system detailed at

Symposium Presentations

Papers will be accepted for long, short, or poster presentation at the symposium.

Best Paper Award

A "Best Paper Award" will be voted on by the technical program committee and will be awarded during the symposium.

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