INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LOW POWER ELECTRONICS AND DESIGN 2006
International Low Power Design Contest
Tegernsee, Germany; October 4-6, 2006
The International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design is holding
the 6th International Low Power Design Contest to provide a forum for
universities and research organizations to showcase original
"power-aware" designs and to highlight the innovations and design
choices targeted at low power. The goal is to encourage and highlight
design-oriented approaches to power reduction.
The best designs will be selected and invited for presentation at ISLPED
2006, Tegernsee, Germany, on October 4-6, 2006. A
special session in the symposium will be devoted to the Low Power Design
An industry-sponsored cash award will be awarded to each selected design
entry (up to 5 entries may be selected). This could be used to defray the travel
and living expenses for the speaker.
A call for submissions appears below. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2006. Entries should be submitted
electronically (in PDF or Postscript format) to the Design Contest Chair:
ArchPro Design Automation, Inc..2039 Samaritan Drive, San Jose, CA
ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low
Power Electronics and Design Homepage: http://www.islped.org/X2006
ISLPED 2006 Low Power Design Contest
CONTEST SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
- Submissions of original designs, developed at
universities and independent research organizations are invited. Designs
completed prior to Jan 1, 2004 are not eligible. Designs submitted to the
ISLPED 2001-2005 Design Contests are not eligible.
- Submissions should contain the title of the project, a 60-word
abstract and a complete description of the design, not exceeding 4-6 pages
of text and figures.
- The submission should clarify the originality, distinguishing
features, and the measured performance metrics of the design.
- The power targets for the design, the design choices related to
power, and the specific optimizations, techniques and tradeoffs used to
reduce power need to be highlighted.
- Submissions that present proof-of-implementation in the form of
die, board or system photographs and measurement data will be rated
- Designs can be h/w or s/w based. Entries purely focused on
optimization techniques/algorithms/tools are not suitable for the Design
- Submitted designs should not have received awards in other
- Designs related to regular papers submitted to ISLPED 2006 can
be submitted to the contest. They will be judged independently. However,
in this case the authors need to state that they have submitted a regular
paper as well. The Design Contest entry should also be qualitatively
different from the regular paper and should specifically focus on the
design description, and measurements, and needs to present
proof-of-implementation. For papers accepted as regular papers/posters, a
related submission to the Design Contest may be accepted/rejected
based on the overlap of content with the regular paper/poster and the
overall balance of the technical program of the Symposium.
- Selected designs will be presented at the Symposium (in a
special session and/or as posters).
- Selected entries will not be published in the ISLPED 2006
proceedings and the authors can re-submit related papers to other
- Each submission should include a cover page which includes:
- Name, affiliation and address of each
- A designated contact person, including
his/her telephone number, fax number, and email address
- A designated presenter, should the entry be
- A statement on whether a related paper was
submitted to ISLPED 2006 as a regular submission
- The following signed statement: "All appropriate organizational
approvals for the publication of this paper have been obtained. If accepted
the author(s) will select a designated speaker to present the paper at