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Student Research Forum

SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC 2016

The Student Research Forum at the ASP-DAC is revamped from a traditional poster session hosted by ACM SIGDA for Master and Ph.D. students to present and discuss their dissertation research with experts in system design and design automation community. The forum helps participating companies and academic institutes get an overview of the latest research and discover extraordinary candidates.

Day and Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Time: 17:45-19:45
Location: Room TF Theatre, Level 4, Holiday Inn, Sands Cotai Central [Food and beverage will be served.]

We would like to thank the following committee members for their support and contribution to this forum.

Committee members:
              Yuko Hara-Azumi, Tokyo Institute of Technology
              Tsung-Yi Ho, National Chiao Tung University
              Jingtong Hu, Oklahoma State University
              Yukihide Kohira, University of Aizu
              Xin Li, Carnegie Mellon University
              Duo Liu, Chongqing University
              Shinobu Nagayama, Hiroshima City University
              Qinru Qiu, Syracuse University
              Muhammad Shafique, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
              Yiyu Shi, Missouri University of Science and Technology
              Seiya Shibata, NEC
              Chun-Yao Wang, National Tsing Hua University
              Hai Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
              Yu Wang, Tsinghua University Wujie Wen, Florida International University
              Chun (Jason) Xue, City University of Hong Kong
              Haibo Zeng, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
              Qi Zhu, University of California, Riverside

The industry sponsor of ACM SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC 2016 is Cadence Design Systems, Inc. It is thrilling that Cadence has been ranked #71 on FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For List. In addition, Cadence Great China earned a place on the list of Best Places to Work. Their collaboration, innovation, and dedication to "One Cadence - One Team" have propelled Cadence to this excellent achievement. We would also like to thank ASP-DAC 2016 for supporting this forum.

Call for Submission

The Student Research Forum at the ASP-DAC is renovated from a traditional poster session hosted by ACM SIGDA for Ph.D. students to present and discuss their dissertation research with experts in system design and design automation community. Starting from this year, the forum will include both Ph.D. and M.S. students, offering great opportunity for the students to establish contacts for their future career. In addition, the forum helps the companies and academic institutes to get an overview of the latest research and discover the extraordinary candidates for their employment. The forum is open to all students of the relevant research community and is free-of-charge. Limited funds are available for travel assistance based on financial needs. It is co-located with ASP-DAC but ASP-DAC registration is not required in order to attend this event.


  • Students with at least one published or accepted conference, symposium or journal paper.
  • Students within 1 year (M.S.) or 2 years (Ph.D.) of dissertation completion and students who have completed their dissertation during the last 12 months.
  • Dissertation topic must be relevant to the ASP-DAC community.
  • Previous forum presenters are not eligible.
  • Students who have presented previously at the DAC and DATE Ph.D. forums are eligible, but will be less likely to receive travel assistance.


  • A two-page PDF abstract of the dissertation (in two-column format, using 10-11 pt. fonts and single-spaced lines), including name, institution, adviser, contact information, estimated (or actual) graduation date, whether the work has been presented at DAC Ph.D. Forum or DATE PhD Forum, as well as figures, and bibliography (if applicable). The two-page limit on the abstract will be strictly enforced: any material beyond the second page will be truncated before sending to the reviewers. Please include a description of the supporting publications. A list of all papers authored or co-authored by the student, related to the dissertation topic and included in the two-page abstract, will strengthen the submission.
  • One of multiple published (or accepted) papers, in support of the submitted dissertation abstract. The papers must be related to the dissertation topic. Papers on topics unrelated to the dissertation abstract or not yet accepted will not be considered in the review process.
  • Your travel budget and financial aid request.
  • The endorsement from your advisor or department about the fund matching for your travel to SRF.
  • Submit this material to the ASP-DAC online submission system at:


Submission Deadline: October 31, 2015
Notification Date: November 21, 2015
Poster Session: January 26, 2016


For questions about Student Research Forum @ ASP-DAC 2016, please send e-mail to Prof. Yiran Chen (yic52@pitt.edu) or Prof. Shao (cszlshao@comp.polyu.edu.hk). Please include “ASP-DAC SRF” in the subject line of your email.

Last Updated on: Sept 21, 2015