The three-day overlapped 2014 VLSI-DAT and VLSI-TSA symposia were held from 28 to 30 April 2014 at the Ambassador Hotel in Hsinchu, Taiwan. This year marks the ten anniversary of VLSI-DAT conference. The 2014 VLSI-DAT Symposium continues to provide a dynamic environment and synergistic setting for researchers from all over the world to discuss the most current progress with the Taiwan’s local experts.

The 2014 VLSI-DAT featured three Joint plenary talks ,two joint sessions and one special luncheon talk with VLSI-TSA, VLSI-DAT itself featured one special topic session, two invited industrial sessions and 15 technical sessions.

2014 VLSI-DAT TPC co-chair / Prof. Shi-Yu Huang (Left) and General co-chair / Li-C. Wang (Right) gave the program report and introduction of joint keynote in the opening ceremony.
 
We are extremely honored to have invited three leading thinkers in the industry to deliver the joint plenary keynote speeches. Dr. Ronald M. Martino of Freescale explored how automotive trends will translate to future challenges for related technologies. Dr. Atul Tambe of IBM presented the Trends and Directions in Networking-Impact of Virtualization and Cloud. Dr. David Prutchi of Impulse Dynamics focused on the opportunities and challenges presented by Electoneuticals, an exciting new field in healthcare. The two joint sessions were planned on 【Reliability & Resilience】 and 【Automotive Electronics and Telematics】, one special luncheon talk focused on 【VC 2.0: Seed Accelerator】.
 
Dr. Ronald M. Martino of Freescale explored how automotive trends will translate to future challenges for related technologies
 
In 2014, the symposium had attracted 115 submissions that represent original work on the latest advances in the area of VLSI design, design automation and testing. After peer review and Technical Program Committee meeting, 53 papers have been selected for oral presentation in fifteen technical sessions. Three tutorials covered 【Parallel Programming for Multicore and Multi-processor 】, 【FinFET Design Methodology & Nanowire】and 【Advanced Data Converter Designs】 and were presented by distinguished experts, Prof. Jerry Chou of National Tsing Hua University, Sang H. DHONG , Jean-Pierre COLINGE and Bing Sheu of TSMC, Tai-Cheng Lee of National Taiwan University, Tsung-Heng Tsa of National Chung Cheng University.
 
2013 VLSI-DAT Best Paper Award
It was selected from 145 submissions, the 2013 VLSI-DAT Best Paper Award winner was:
Worst-Case IR-Drop Monitoring with 1GHz Sampling Rate
Chen-Hsiang Hsu, Shi-Yu Huang, Ding-Ming Kwai, and Yung-Fa Chou
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
 
Mr. Chen-Hsiang Hsu (Left) received the VLSI-DAT Best Paper Award from Prof. Ming-Der Shieh, the General Co-chair of 2014 VLSI-DAT.
 
2014 VLSI-DAT Social Event
 
TICD Saxophone Band
 

Apart from the technical sessions, 2014 VLSI-DAT also carried out a cocktail reception, which was a wonderful occasion for all attendees to further interact with their newly-made friends at the conference in the early hours. This year, conference delegate were impressed by TICD Saxophone Band which is composed of professors from NTHU, NCTU and NCKU. TICD Band was founded by Professor Cheng-Wen Wu, the executive committee members of VLSI-DAT in 2012. The classic songs including Goodbye My Love, The Entertainer, Dancing Queen, etc. made the evening more joyful.

We appreciate all the committee members, speakers, authors and participants whose contributions make the conference one of the most successful events in the world.

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