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CAD Contest

The registration system is opened at 4/12. Please click here for registration.

Contest Problems

The CAD Contest at ICCAD is a challenging, multi-month, research and development competition, focusing on advanced, real-world problems in the field of Electronic Design Automation (EDA). It is open to multi-person teams world-wide. Each year the organizing committee announce three challenging problems in different topic areas provided by industrial companies. Contestants can participate in one or more problems. The prizes will be awarded at an ICCAD special session dedicated to this contest.

Since its inaugural year of 2012, the CAD Contest at ICCAD has been attracting more than a hundred teams per year, fostering productive industry-academia collaborations, and leading to hundreds of publications in top-tier conferences and journals. The contest undoubtedly boosts EDA research and keeps enhancing its impact.

Contest Problems

Problem ALearning Arithmetic Operations from Gate-Level Circuit
(Cadence Design Systems, Inc.)
Problem B3D Placement with D2D Vertical Connections
(Synopsys, Inc.)
Problem CMicroarchitecture Design Space Exploration
(DAMO Academy)

Tentative Schedule

Registration deadline2022/05/10 17:00:00 (GTM+8) 2022/05/17 17:00:00 (GTM+8)
Alpha test submission2022/06/13 17:00:00 (GTM+8)
Beta test submission2022/07/22 17:00:00 (GTM+8)
Final submission2022/08/30 17:00:00 (GTM+8)
Award ceremonyAt ICCAD Conference (Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2022)

Awards for each Problem

1st Place Award

NTD 60,000 / team (approx. US$ 2,150)
Certificate / person

2nd Place Award

NTD 30,000 / team (approx. US$ 1,075)
Certificate / person
3rd Place AwardNTD 30,000 / team (approx. US$ 1,075)
Certificate / person
Honorable MentionsCertificate / person

   ***Important Notice***

1.The recipients of monetary awards must be students.
2.The amount of monetary awards in US dollars may change due to currency fluctuation.
3.According to the Law of Taiwan, 10% of the monetary award will be deducted if the recipient is a Taiwanese taxpayer, whereas it is 20% if the recipient is a non-Taiwanese taxpayer.
4.We reserve the right to adjust the numbers of prize winners and honorable mentions.

Organizing Committee

Contest ChairYu-Guang Chen
National Central University, Taiwan
Contest Co-chairsChun-Yao Wang
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
 Tsung-Wei Huang
University of Utah, USA
 Takashi Sato
Kyoto University, Japan
Topic ChairsChung-Han Chou, Chih-Jen (Jacky) Hsu, Chi-An (Rocky) Wu, and Kuan-Hua Tu
(Cadence Design Systems, Inc.)
 Kai-Shun Hu, I-Jye Lin, Yu-Hui Huang, Hao-Yu Chi, and Yi-Hsuan Wu
(Synopsys, Inc.)
 Sicheng Li, Xuechao Wei, Bizhao Shi, Yen-Kuang Chen, Yuan Xie
(DAMO Academy)
AdvisoryIEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation
 ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation
 Ministry of Education, Taiwan

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