Final Submission Deadline
February 28, 2016

Submitted by Vijay Raghunathan

ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and
Design (ISLPED)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 8-10, 2016
Abstract registration: Feb 21, 2016
Full paper due: Feb 28, 2016
Panel and Embedded Tutorial Proposals Deadline: Apr 16, 2016
Notification of Paper Acceptance: Apr 30, 2016
Camera-ready due: Jun 15, 2016
The International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED)
is the premier forum for presentation of innovative research in all aspects of
low power electronics and design, ranging from process technologies and
analog/digital circuits, simulation and synthesis tools, system-level design
and optimization, to system software and applications. Specific topics
include, but are not limited to, the following tracks:

1.1. Technologies
Low-power technologies for Device, Interconnect, Logic, Memory, 2.5/3D,
Cooling, Harvesting, Sensors, Optical, Printable, Biomedical, Battery, and
Alternative energy storage devices.

1.2. Circuits
Low-power digital circuits for Logic, Memory, Reliability, Clocking, Power
gating, Resiliency, Near-threshold and Sub-threshold, Variability, and
Digital assist schemes; Low-power analog/mixed-signal circuits and
Analog assist schemes.

1.3. Logic and Architecture
Low-power logic and microarchitecture for SoC designs, Processor cores
(compute, graphics and other special purpose cores), Cache, Memory, Arithmetic
/Signal processing, Cryptography, Variability, Asynchronous design, and Non-
conventional computing.

2.1. CAD Tools and Methodologies
CAD tools and methodologies for low-power and thermal-aware design
addressing power estimation, optimization, reliability and variation impact
on power, and power-down approaches at all levels of design abstraction:
physical, circuit, gate, register transfer, behavior, and algorithm.

2.2. Systems and Platforms
Low-power, power-aware, and thermal-aware system design and platforms for
microprocessors, DSPs, embedded systems, FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs, heterogeneous
computing, data-center power delivery and cooling, and system-level power
implications due to reliability and variability.

2.3. Software and Applications
Energy-efficient, energy-aware, and thermal-aware system software and
application design including scheduling and management, power optimizations
through HW/SW interactions, and emerging low power applications such as
approximate and brain-inspired computing, the Internet-of-Things (IoT),
wearable computing, body-area/in-body networks, and wireless sensor networks.

3.1. Industry Perspectives
ISLPED’16 solicits papers for an “Industrial Design” track to reinforce
interaction between the academic research community and industry. Industrial
Design track papers have the same submission deadline as regular papers and
should focus on similar topics, but are expected to provide a complementary
perspective to academic research by focusing on challenges, solutions, and
lessons learnt while implementing industrial-scale designs. Industrial
design papers that focus on any of the topics mentioned in the tracks above
are welcome.

Submissions on new topics: emerging technologies, architectures/platforms,
and applications are particularly encouraged.

Submissions should be full-length papers of up to 6 pages (PDF format, double
-column, US letter size, using the ACM Conference format) including all illustrations,
tables, references, and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Submissions must
be anonymous. Submissions exceeding 6 pages or identifying the authors, either
directly or through explicit references to their prior work, will be automatically
rejected. More information about paper submission can be found at

Submitted papers must describe original work that has not been published/
accepted or currently under review by another journal, conference,
symposium, or workshop at the same time. Accepted papers will be submitted
to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and the ACM Digital Library. ISLPED’16
will present two Best Paper Awards based on the ratings of reviewers and a
panel of judges.

There will be several invited talks by industry and academic thought leaders
on key issues in low power electronics and design. 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 in low power electronics and design. Proposals for invited talks,
embedded tutorials, and panels should be sent by email to the ISLPED’16
Technical Program Co-Chairs, David Garrett (garrett@broadcom.com) and Chia-
Lin Yang (yangc@csie.ntu.edu.tw) by the deadline listed above.