6th Workshop on Design Automation for Understanding Hardware Designs

DUHDe 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019, Florence, Italy (DATE Friday Workshop)


PDF version of the CfP

Submission deadline extended to Dec 17, 2018

Understanding a hardware design can be a tough process. When entering a large team as a new member, when extending a legacy design, or when documenting a new design, a lack in understanding the details of a design is a major obstacle for productivity. In software engineering, topics like software maintenance, software understanding or reverse engineering are well established in the research community and partially tackled by tools. In the hardware area, the re-use of IP-blocks, the growing size of designs and design teams leads to similar problems. Understanding of hardware requires deep insight into concurrently operating units, optimizations to reduce the required area, and specially tailored functional units for a particular use. In hardware security, it is vital to verify properties for security-critical paths of a design, which includes to fully understand a design pre- and post-synthesis.

The workshop focus includes but is not limited to the following topics in design understanding:

Submissions may be extended abstracts of 2 pages or full papers of 6 pages in IEEE or ACM conference style. Informal proceedings will be distributed electronically. Please submit your contributions at: https://www.softconf.com/date19/DUHDe

Submission deadline (extended): Dec. 17, 2018; Notification: Jan. 21, 2018; Final version: Feb. 28, 2019

Technical program committe

Maciej Ciesielski, University of Massachusetts, USA

Azadeh Davoodi, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

Görschwin Fey, Hamburg University of Technology Germany

Tara Ghasempouri, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Ian Harris, University of California Irvine, USA

Jan Malburg, German Aerospace Center, Germany

Heinz Riener, EPFL, Switzerland

Jannis Stoppe, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Pramod Subramanyan, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Georg Weissenbacher, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Clifford Wolf, SymbioticEDA, Austria

Cunxi Yu, EPFL, Switzerland


Christian Krieg, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria, christian.krieg@tuwien.ac.at

Oliver Keszöcze, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, oliver.keszoecze@fau.de