Call for Papers

Special Session: Design, Analysis and Tools for Integrated Circuits and Systems (DATICS 2008)

Special Session in the WSEAS CSCC Conference

Aims and Scope

  • Main target of the Special Session: DATICS 2008 is to bring together software/hardware engineering researchers, computer scientists, practitioners and people from industry to exchange theories, ideas, techniques and experiences related to all areas of design, analysis and tools for integrated circuits (e.g. digital, analog and mixed-signal circuits) and systems (e.g. real-time, hybrid and embedded systems).
    DATICS'08 also focuses on the field of formal methods and low power design methodologies for integrated circuits.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • digital, analog, mixed-signal designs and test
  • RF design and test
  • design-for-testability and built-in self test methodologies
  • reconfigurable system design
  • high-level synthesis
  • EDA tools for design, testing and verification
  • low power design methodologies
  • network and system on-a-chip
  • application-specific SoCs
  • specification languages: SystemC, SystemVerilog and UML
  • all areas of modelling, simulation and verification
  • formal methods and formalisms (e.g. process algebras, petri-nets, automaton theory and BDDs)
  • real-time, hybrid and embedded systems
  • software engineering (including real-time Java, real-time UML and performance metrics)

Industrial Collaborators and Sponsors

The special session is partnered with:
  1. CEOL: Centre for Efficiency-Oriented Languages "Towards improved software timing", University College Cork, Ireland (http://www.ceol.ucc.ie)
  2. International Software and Productivity Engineering Institute, USA (http://www.intspei.com)
  3. Intelligent Support Ltd., United Kingdom (http://www.isupport-ltd.co.uk)
  4. Minteos, Italy (http://www.minteos.com)
  5. M.O.S.T., Italy (http://www.most.it)
  6. Electronic Center, Italy (http://www.el-center.com)
  7. Legalefiscale - Tax & Commercial Law Firm, Italy (http://www.legalefiscale.it)

This special session is sponsored by:
  1. LS Industrial Systems, South Korea (http://eng.lsis.biz)
  2. Solari, Hong Kong (http://www.solari-hk.com/)

Organiser - Chairman

  • Ka Lok Man, University College Cork, Ireland (Ka Lok Man)

International Program Committee and Reviewers

  • Ka Lok Man, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Maria O’Keeffe, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Michele Mercaldi, M.O.S.T., Italy
  • Vladimir Hahanov, Kharkov National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine
  • Paolo Prinetto, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Alberto Macii, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Joongho Choi, University of Seoul, South Korea
  • Wei Li, Fudan University, China
  • Michel Schellekens, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Emanuel Popovici, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Jong-Kug Seon, System LSI Lab., LS Industrial Systems R&D Center, South Korea
  • Umberto Rossi, STMicroelectronics, Italy
  • Franco Fummi, University of Verona, Italy
  • Graziano Pravadelli, University of Verona, Italy
  • Yui Fai Lam, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Vladimir PavLov, International Software and Productivity Engineering Institute, USA
  • Ajay Patel, Intelligent Support Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Jinfeng Huang, Philips & LiteOn Digital Solutions Netherlands, Advanced Research Center, The Netherlands
  • Thierry Vallee, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, USA
  • Alessandro Carlo, Research and Development Centre of FIAT, Italy
  • Menouer Boubekeur, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Ana Sokolova, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Sergio Almerares, STMicroelectronics, Italy
  • Monica Donno, Minteos, Italy
  • Jun-Dong Cho, Sung Kyun Kwan University, South Korea
  • AHM Zahirul Alam, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Gregory Provan, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Miroslav N. Velev, Aries Design Automation, USA
  • M. Nasir Uddin, Lakehead University, Canada
  • Alexei Botchkarev, IEEE Canada Board of Directors
  • Dragan Bosnacki, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Dave Hickey, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Peter Westermann, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Tom English, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Miquel Moreto Planas, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Chelho Chung, System Semiconductor/Central R&D Center, LS Industrial Systems, South Korea


  • DATICS'08 donated USD 100 to the Hong Kong Red Cross for the Sichuan Earthquake and USD 100 to the Comitato Girotondo which is an Italian based association aiming to help poor kids.