La Jolla, CA, USA
Aug. 11 – Aug. 13, 2014
The International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) is the
premier forum for presentation of recent advances in all aspects of low power
design and technologies, ranging from process and circuit technologies,
simulation and synthesis tools, to system level design and optimization.
Specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following two main areas,
each with three sub-areas:
1. Technology, Circuits, and Architecture
Emerging Low-power technologies for Device, Interconnect, Logic, Memory,
Cooling, Harvesting, Sensors, Optical, Printable, Biomedical, Battery, and
Alternative energy storage devices.
Low-power digital circuits for Logic, Memory arrays, Reliability, Clocking,
Power gating, Resiliency, NearThreshold Voltage (NTV), Sub-threshold,
Variability, and Digital assist schemes; Low-power analog/mixed-signal circuits
for Wireless, RF, MEMS, AD/DA Converters, I/O circuits, PLLs/DLLS, Imaging, DC
DC converters, and Analog assist schemes.
1.3. Logic and Architecture
Low-power logic and microarchitectures for SoC designs, Processor cores
(compute, graphics and other special purpose cores), Register file, Cache,
Memory, Arithmetic/Signal processing, Encryption, Variability, Asynchronous
design, and Non-conventional computing.
2. CAD, Systems, and Software
2.1. CAD Tools and Methodologies
CAD tools and methodologies for low-power and thermalaware design addressing
power estimation, optimization, reliability and variation impact on power, and
power-down approaches at all design levels: physical, circuit, gate, RTL,
behavioral, and algorithmic.
2.2. Systems & Platform
Low-power, power-aware, and thermal-aware system design and platforms for
microprocessors, DSP, embedded systems, FPGA, ASIC, SoC, heterogeneous
computing, novel systems, data-center power delivery and cooling, and system
level power implications due to reliability and variability.
2.3. Software & Applications
Energy-efficient, energy-aware, and thermal-aware software and application
design including scheduling and management, reliability and variability
optimizations, and emerging low power applications like approximate and
braininspired computing, low power distributed body-area/inbody networks, and
Submissions on new topics: emerging technologies, architectures/platforms, and
applications are particularly encouraged.
TECHNICAL PAPER SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: Abstract registration: Feb 28, 2014; Full
paper: March 7, 2014
Submissions should be full-length papers of up to 6 pages (double-column, ACM
SIG Proceedings format, available at
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates), including all
illustrations, tables, references and an abstract of no more than 100 words.
Papers exceeding the six-page limit will not be reviewed. Submission must be
anonymous: papers identifying the authors and/or with explicit references to
their prior work will be automatically rejected. Electronic submission in pdf
format only via the web is required. More information on electronic submission
to ISLPED’14 can be found at http://www.islped.org.
Submitted papers must describe original work that will not be announced or
published prior to the Symposium and that is not being considered or under
review by another conference at the same time. Accepted papers will be
in one of two parallel tracks: one focusing on architectures, circuits and
technologies, the other on design tools and systems and software design for low
power. Notification of paper acceptance will be mailed by April 28, 2014 and
camera-ready version of the paper will be due by June 2, 2014. Accepted papers
will be published in the Symposium Proceedings and included in the ACM Digital
Library. Authors of a few selected papers from the Symposium will also be given
an opportunity to submit enhanced versions of their papers for publication in a
special issue of a reputed journal. ISLPED’14 will present two Best Paper
Awards based on the ratings of reviewers and an invited panel of judges.
INVITED TALK, PANEL, AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS DEADLINE: Received by: March 14,
There will be several invited talks by industry and academic thought leaders on
key issues in low power electronics and design. All invited talks will be in
plenary sessions. The Symposium may also include embedded tutorials to provide
attendees with the necessary background to follow recent research results, as
well as panel discussions on future directions and design/technology
alternatives in low power electronics and design. Proposals for invited talks,
embedded tutorials, and the panel should be sent to the Technical Program Co
Muhammad M. Khellah
EXHIBITION REQUESTS DEADLINE: Received by: April 28, 2014
People from Industry or Academia interested in exhibiting at ISLPED’14 should
contact the symposium General Co-Chairs.