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DEIS - Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e Sistemistica

University of Bologna

CCTE - Microelectronics group of AEI

PATMOS'96

Sixth International Workshop Program

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Bologna, Italy

23 - 25 September 1996


The PATMOS Workshop

The workshop is the sixth of a series of international workshops held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1991, Paris, France, 1992, Montpellier, France, 1993, Barcelona, Spain, 1994 and Oldenburg, Germany, 1995. It originated from technical meetings of the European project Power And Timing Modeling Optimization and Simulation. PATMOS has over the years evolved into a well established and outstanding series of open European events on power and timing at the logical and physical level of design. Within this scope, design issues and CAD related topics are covered. The availability of deep sub-micron technology has recently increased interest especially in low-power design and this gives additional momentum to the interest in this workshop. This development has also extended the scope of PATMOS to higher levels of abstraction, in particular for power optimization. Despite its growth, the workshop can still be considered as an informal, but very focused conference, featuring high level scientific presentations, together with open discussions and panel sessions, in a free and easy environment. This special atmosphere has proven to be an excellent origin of new ideas and interesting co-operations and projects.


This year program

The technical program for PATMOS 96 has the same general structure as last editions', to consolidate a satisfactory tradition, but, also simply because it has been proven to be adequate and successful. The technical sessions are devoted to the most important and up-to-date subjects concerning IC design and characterization, with particular emphasys on power consumptions and signal delays, traditional to the workshop, but to interesting related subjects, such as IDDQ testing and non-conventional architectures. The technical sessions will be accompanied by three invited papers, given by particularly qualified speakers, concerning tools and enviroment for power estimation and synthesis, simulation for reliability and on chip IDDQ testing. Finally, in the best workshop tradition, a panel of competent expert will discuss design tools at RTL level from the point of expectations and actual performance. Naturally, plentiful discussions among the participants are an integral part of the program. A concert, a banquet and the charming enviroment of Bologna will certainly help in making the workshop more enjoyable.


DEIS - University of Bologna

The Department of Electronics, Informatics and Systems (DEIS) represents one of the largest scientific institutions of the University of Bologna, the oldest in the world. DEIS has about 150 members, including Professors, Research Assistants, Technicians, Staff Members, Ph.D. Students,..., whose activity covers a very wide and diversified ground, including all modern Information Technologies. Scientifically, it has a strong reputation at international level in several fields. Furthermore, it makes a significant effort to teaching, as well as in continuing education of engineers and technicians employed in industry. Collaboration with large and small enterprises, in Italy as well as abroad, is a common practice in the activity of DEIS.


Committee

General Chair:

Prof. Dr. Bruno Riccò
DEIS Universita di Bologna
V. le Risorgimento 2
I-40136 Bologna, Italy
phone: +39 (0) 51 644-3018
fax.: +39 (0) 51 644-3073
e-mail: bricco@deis.unibo.it

Program Chair:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Nebel
Oldenburg University and OFFIS
D-26111 Oldenburg, Germany
phone : +49 (0) 441 798-4519/4517
fax.: +49 (0) 441 798-2145
e-mail: nebel@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de

Conference Secretariat:

Mrs. Rita Mambelli
DEIS Universita di Bologna
V. le Risorgimento 2
I-40136 Bologna, Italy
phone: +39 (0) 51 644-3006
fax.: +39 (0) 51 644-3073
e-mail: rmambelli@deis.unibo.it

Steering Committee:

D. Auvergne, Univ. of Montpellier, France
R. Hartenstein, Univ. of Kaiserslautern, Germany
W. Nebel, Univ. of Oldenburg, Germany
C. Piguet, CSEM, Switzerland
B. Riccò, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
A. Rubio, Univ. of Catalunya, Spain

Program committee:

D. Auvergne, Univ. of Montpellier , France
J. Benkoski, EurEPIC, France
M. Declercq, EPF-Lausanne, Switzerland
M. Favalli, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
J. Figueras, Univ. of Catalunya, Spain
A. Guyot, INPG Grenoble, France
V. Moshnyaga, Univ. of Kyoto, Japan
H. Nguyen, Bull Paris, France
S. Jones, Univ. of Loughborough, U.K.
R. Hartenstein, Univ. of Kaiserslautern, Germany
W. Nebel, Univ. of Oldenburg, Germany
A. Nunez, Univ. of Las Palmas, Spain
P. Olivo, Univ. of Ferrara, Italy
H. Pfleiderer, Univ. of Ulm, Germany
M. Pedram, Univ. of Southern California, USA
C. Piguet, CSEM, Switzerland
R. Reis, Univ. of Porto Alegre, Brazil
B. Riccò, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
M. Robert, Univ. of Montpellier , France
A. Rubio, Univ. of Catalunya, Spain
J. Sparsx, Univ. of Lyngby, Denmark
A. Stemptowsky, Univ. of Moscov, Russia
A. Strojwas, Univ. of Carnegie Mellon, USA
C. Svensson, Univ. of Linköping, Sweden
C. Trullemans, Univ. of Louvain, Belgium


PATMOS 1996 preliminary program


The conference site is an ancient monastery downtown Bologna, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, 2.


Monday, September 23


09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 1: Opening

Chair: B. Riccò

Welcome   B. Riccò

The PATMOS 1996 program   W. Nebel

Invited talk

"A Distributed Environment for Power Estimation and Low-Power Synthesis" Giovanni de Micheli, Stanford University, USA

Invited talk

"Realization of an On-chip IDDQ-Test in a Standard Cell Based Design - A Review of Special Design Problems" Thomas Lindenkreuz, Matthias Ringe, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 SESSION 2: Design Techniques for Low Power

Chair: A.M. Trullemans, Univ. of Louvain, Belgium

Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00 SESSION 3: Timing Modeling

Chair: D. Auvergne, Univ. of Montpellier , France

Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00 SESSION 4: Power Optimization

Chair: H. Nguyen, Bull Paris, France

20.30 Evening concert


Tuesday, September 24


09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 5: Asynchronous Design

Chair: C. Piguet, CSEM, Switzerland

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 SESSION 6: Power Modeling

Chair: A. Nunez, Univ. of Las Palmas, Spain

Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00 SESSION 7: Design Aids for Low .4mm Power

Chair: S. Jones, Univ. of Loughborough, UK

Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00 SESSION 8: panel

"How accurate should we expect RT-level timing and power estimation tools to be?"

Moderator: W. Nebel (Univ. of Oldenburg and OFFIS), Oldenburg, Germany

Panelists:

D. Auvergne (LIRMM, Montpelier, France)
J. Benkoski (EurEPIC, Grenoble, France)
G. de Micheli (Stanford, USA)
J. Figueras (UPC, Barcelona, Spain)
C. Traylor (National Semiconductors, Santa Clara, USA)

20.30 Banquet


Wednesday, September 25


09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 9: Interconnect and Gate Modelling

Chair: J. Figueras, Univ. of Catalunya, Spain

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 SESSION 10: Cell Modelling and Characterization

Chair: H. Pfleiderer, Univ. of Ulm, Germany

Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00 SESSION 11: Reliability

Chair: M. Declercq, EPF-Lausanne, Switzerland

Invited talk:

"Simulation for Reliability", Tak K. Young, EPIC Design Technology

Coffee break

16:15 - 17:15 SESSION 12: Low Power Libraries

Chair: A. Guyot, INPG Grenoble, France

17:15 - 17:30 CLOSING

Chairs: B. Riccò, W. Nebel


About Bologna

Capital city of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna is at the intersection between northern and central Italy. Its population is half a milion. Originally an Etruscan settlement, it fell under Gaulish rule in 400 B.C. to eventually become a Roman colony. About 1088 A.D. the oldest university in the world was founded within its walls. Historic mansions and churches line the streets of one of the best preserved old towns in Europe, and highlight its cultural heritage through the ages. A typical landmark of the town is the line of porticoes adorning the streets, stretching to almost 40 kilometers.


How to reach Bologna

By car: the main highway connection is A1, "Autostrada del Sole", that joins Bologna to Milan, Florence and Rome and links it to other three guiding highway: Turin-Brescia A21, Genoa-LaSpezia A15, Brennero-Verona A22. All the highway exits to Bologna get into a ring road (Tangenziale), from which all directions can be easily reached.

By train: Bologna is the main Italian railway junction, therefore all the most important national and international lines touch it.From the railway station bus and taxi services are available. The bus ticket can be purchased at Tabacco Shops or Newspaper Stands, and costs Lit. 1500. The Railway Station is close to the town-center, so the hotels chosen for the workshop can be reached in few minutes' walk.

By plane: flights from abroad arrive at Guglielmo Marconi Airport, convenientely located near the city, with easy bus and taxi connection. A taxi costs approximately Lit. 25000 - 30000.

Bus n. 91 - Starting at 6,10 am. leaves every hour from the Airport and stops in the centre of the City and the Railway station.

A special bus called Aerobus starts at 6,40 am. and also brings to downtown. Its frequency is every 30 min. The ticket can be purchased on the bus and costs Lit. 6000.


Registration and Hotels

Registration is possible in advance or on site. Advance registrations are strongly recommended: payments must be free of any charges. Cancellations will only be accepted if made in written form to the workshop secretariat. Registrations cancelled before Sept. 7, will be refunded 80 % of the fees paid. Later cancellation will be charged full fees, however a substitute can be nominated at any time before the opening of the workshop. Bank transfer shall be made to

PATMOS'96, Rolo Banca 1473

account no. 15229/5

Piazza Aldrovandi 12, Bologna, Italy.

Please state clearly "PATMOS '96" and name of participant on the bank transfer form.

Registration fees:

before Sept. 7 Lit. 600.000

after Sept. 7 Lit. 650.000

Companion banquet ticket Lit. 100.000

The registration fee includes:
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tex2html_wrap_inline195 lunches and coffee breaks
tex2html_wrap_inline195 concert on Monday evening
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Hotel Reservation

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a discount rate. Hotel room reservations will be made until Sept. 7, 96 and are subject to availability. All reservations will be confirmed.The credit card number is required for reservations. If no credit card is available, a first night deposit is requested. In this case, checks in italian liras are acceptable and should be made payable to the PATMOS '96 Secretariat. Cancellations and/or changes should be made in writing to the conference Secretariat.


Hotel reservation form

please return before 7 Sept. to

PATMOS'96 Secretariat - Mrs. Rita Mambelli
DEIS - University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento, 2
40136 Bologna, Italy
Fax. 39 51 644 3073

Please circle the preferred allocation (all prices are in italian lire):

Name/location Cat. Single Double s.o. Double
Grand Hotel ***** 220000 250000 310000
Baglioni
San Donato **** 135000 165000 185000
Tre Vecchi **** 175000 230000
Commercianti *** 130000 165000 180000
Holiday *** 100000 115000 140000
Paradise *** 100000 115000 140000
Regina *** 130000 180000
University *** 100000 115000 140000

(s.o.) single-occupancy double rooms are available where specified

All hotels are close to downtown.


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Registration Form

please return before 7 Sept. to

PATMOS'96 Sectretariat - Mrs. Rita Mambelli
DEIS - University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento, 2
40136 Bologna, Italy
Fax. 39 51 644 3073

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(Lit. 600.000 before 7 Sept., after Lit. 650.000)

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(lit. 100.000)

Bank transfer to:

PATMOS'96, Rolo Banca 1473
account no. 15229/5
Piazza Aldrovandi 12, Bologna, Italy
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