The workshop aims to develop and nurture a community of women and minority scholars (undergraduates, graduate students, and junior post-doctoral researchers) in the area of Design Automation for Emerging Computing. This domain explores how novel (e.g. nano materials, bio/chemical materials) and heterogeneous (e.g. RF, optical) technologies can be harnessed to advance computing. Innovative solutions and design flows are required for device/circuit design, logic synthesis, system-level design, nano-communication, algorithmic solutions, design automation flows, defects and fault tolerance, reliability, trust and security. There is a need to address these issues in an interdisciplinary fashion.The workshop has the following objectives:
- Expose students to major milestones achieved in emerging computing paradigms, and engage participants in critical issues and challenges ahead
- Provide students with networking and mentoring opportunities with researchers, including women and minority experts from academia and industry/research labs
- Foster a sense of community among students and researchers, including creating mailing lists for women and underrepresented minorities in Emerging Computing and related fields that can be shared for use at future events
We encourage graduate students to apply for funding to attend the workshop. To better satisfy the goals of the workshop, travel funding will only be provided to women and to students who are members of underrepresented minorities in the design automation field.
With co-operation from IEEE CEDA and ACM SIGDA.