VLSI-SoC: An Enduring Tradition
VLSI-SoC series of conferences started in 1981 and this chapter presents a little bit of its history. Since the beginning, the conference moves around the world, showing recent works in the field of VLSI and Systems-on-Chip design and design automation. The contents of books related to the set of event editions is in some way a witness of the extraordinary evolution of the field in these almost 4 decades.
KeywordsVLSI SoC EDA Test Microelectronics
1 The Beginning
The fifth edition was organized in Munich, Germany, August 16–18, 1989. The General Chair was Prof. R. Piloty from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and the Program Chair was Prof. Gerald Musgrave from Brunel University, UK. The proceedings with 516 pages were again published by North-Holland (Fig. 4).
2 Years 90’s
The 1993 edition was organized in Grenoble, France, September 6–9, 1993. The General Chair was J. Monnier from ST Microelectronics, France and the Program Chair was Takayuki Yanagawa from NEC, Japan. The proceedings were published by North-Holland (Fig 5).
In 1999, the conference was organized in Lisbon, Portugal. The General Chair was Prof. Luis Miguel Silveira and General Vice-Chair was Prof. José Monteiro both from INESC, Lisbon, Portugal and the Program Chair was Prof. Srinivas Devadas from MIT, USA. There were two Program Co-Chairs, Prof. Peter Ivey from University of Sheffield, UK and Prof. João Marques-Silva from INESC, Portugal. The proceedings were published as a book by Kluwer Publishers (now Springer Nature) (Fig. 7).
3 Years 2000’s
From 2005, the conference that was organized each two years, become being organized each year. Prof. Ricardo Reis made the proposal to organize the VLSI-SoC Conference annually. This decision was mainly due to the fact the VLSI-SoC developed as a global conference moving around the world. Being organized each two years as it was, there was a too long time to return to a same region of the world.
In 2007, the conference was organized in Atlanta, USA, October 15–17, 2007. The General Chair was Prof. Vincent Mooney from Georgia Tech, USA. The Program Chairs were Prof. Yung-Hsiang Lu, from Purdue University, USA and Prof. Paul Hasler, from Georgia Tech, USA. The book with best papers extended versions was again published by Springer (Fig. 14).
In 2009, the conference was organized in Florianópolis, Brazil, October 12–14, 2009. The General Chair was Prof. Ricardo Reis from Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. The Program Chair was Prof. Juergen Becker, from KIT, Germany. The Local Organizing Chair was Prof. José Güntzel from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. The book with best papers extended versions was again published by Springer (Fig. 15). It was the first time that it was organized a PhD Forum as part of the conference.
4 Years 2010’s
In 2018, VLSI-SoC was organized in Verona, Italy, October 8–10, 2018. The General Chairs were Prof. Graziano Pravadelli from University of Verona, Italy and Prof. Todd Austin from the University of Michigan, USA. The Program Chairs were Prof. Nicola Bombieri from University of Verona, Italy and Prof. Masahiro Fujita from University of Tokyo, Japan.
In 2019, the conference is being organized in Cusco, Peru, October 6–9, 2019. The General Chairs are Prof. Carlos Silva-Cardenas, from PUCPeru, and Prof. Ricardo Reis, from UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil. The Program Chairs are Prof. Giovanni De Micheli, from EPFL, Switzerland and Prof. Pierre Emmanuel Gaillardon, from Utah University, USA. In 2020, the conference will be organized in Salt Lake City, USA and in 2021 it will be in Singapore.
VLSI-SoC is a real global event in the field of Very Large Scale Integration Systems and Systems on a Chip. Each year it moves around the world, discussing and presenting the results of researches on state-of-art. The books published during these 38 years are a good witness of the evolution of the VLSI and SoC design technology in the world.
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