2018 CAD Contest










Highlights of the Award Ceremony at ICCAD

The 2018 CAD Contest Award Ceremony was successfully held on November 5, 2018.

You may click the following links to see the Video shows of the Top 3:
1. Video Shows of Problem A
2. Video Shows of Problem B
3. Video Shows of Problem C
4. Video Shows of all Top X

You may also click the following links to see the presentations of our contest chair and topic chairs in the Award Ceremony at ICCAD:
1. Introduction to 2018 CAD Contest at ICCAD (Opening)
2. Presentation of Problem A
3. Presentation of Problem B
4. Presentation of Problem C

Special Announcement:
Congratulations to the Winners of 2018 CAD Contest at ICCAD
Thank you to everyone who participated in 2018 CAD Contest at ICCAD. We are delighted to announce the Top 3 winners of our contest.
Congrats to:
First Place of Problem A
Chia-Chun Lin, Ya-Chun Chang, Yi-Ting Lin, Xiang-Min Yang, Yan-Ping Chang,
Advisor: Prof. Chun-Yao Wang
Team name: Fly Out

Second Place of Problem A
Li-Cheng Zheng, Fu-Lian Weng, Chung-Wei Huang, Jui-Hsuan Lee,
Advisor: Prof. Yung-Chih Chen
Team name: meilab

Third Place of Problem A
Chen-Hao Hsu, Shao-Chun Hung, Hao Chen, Fan-Keng Sun
Advisor: Prof. Yao-Wen Chang
Team name: LuLuEC

Honorable Mention of Problem A
Binod Kumar, Tomohiro Maruoka, Yukio Miyasaka, Jay Adhaduk, Liu Yuhang, Sudarshan Sharma,
Advisor: Prof. Masahiro Fujita, Prof. Virendra Singh
Team name: Namida
First Place of Problem B
Jingsong Chen, Gengjie Chen, Jinwei Liu, Dan Zheng,
Advisor: Prof. Evangeline F.Y. Young
Team name: CU-Bus

Second Place of Problem B
Yi-Hao Cheng, Tao-Chun Yu,
Advisor: Prof. Shao-Yun Fang
Team name: Bus_Driver

Third Place of Problem B
He-Teng Zhang 
Advisor: Prof. Masahiro Fujita, Prof. Yao-Wen Chang
Team name: jajaja

Honorable Mention of Problem B
Ziran Zhu, Zhuangqi Chen, Xingquan Li, Zhiping Lai, Bingshu Wang, Yuhang Chen,
Advisor: Prof. Jianli Chen, Prof. Wenxing Zhu
Team name: B_TI

Honorable Mention of Problem B
Junichi Konishi, Ryota Yoshimura
Advisor: Prof. Yasuhiro Takashima
Team name: UKQ-B
First Place of Problem C
Xingquan Li, Zhipeng Huang, Ziran Zhu, Ye Huang, Tingshen Lan,
Advisor: Prof. Jianli Chen, Prof. Wenxing Zhu, Prof. Genghua Fan
Team name: Banian

Second Place of Problem C
Bentian Jiang, Ran Chen, Wei Li, Xiaopeng Zhang
Advisor: Prof. Evangeline F.Y. Young, Prof. Bei Yu
Team name: cuFill

Third Place of Problem C
Kai-Chuan Yang, Yun-Jhe Jiang, Jia-Hong Chang
Advisor: Prof. Shao-Yun Fang
Team name: NTUST_T2509

Please accept our heartiest congratulations!!

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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 (112 teams from 12 regions in 2015, 135 teams from 11 regions in 2016, and 123 teams from 10 regions in 2017), 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 A
Smart EC: Program-Building for Name Mapping
(Cadence Design Systems, Inc.)
Problem B
Obstacle-Aware On-Track Bus Routing
(Synopsys Taiwan Co., Ltd.)
Problem C
Timing-Aware Fill Insertion
(Synopsys, Inc.)

Tentative Schedule
Registration deadline May 11, 2018
May 25, 2018
Alpha test submission June 22, 2018
June 27, 2018 24:00 (GMT+8)
Beta test submission July 27, 2018
Final submission
August 31, 2018
Award ceremony November 2018 (at ICCAD)

Awards for each Problem
1st Place Award

NTD 50,000 / team (approx. US$ 1,650)
Certificate / person
2nd Place Award

NTD 30,000 / team (approx. US$ 1,000)
Certificate / person
3rd Place Award
NTD 30,000 / team (approx. US$ 1,000)
Certificate / person
Honorable Mentions
Certificate / person
  ***Important Notice***
The recipients of monetary awards must be students.
The amount of monetary awards in US dollars may change due to currency fluctuation.
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.
We reserve the right to adjust the numbers of prize winners and honorable mentions.

Organizing Committee
Contest Chair Mark Po-Hung Lin
National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Contest Co-chairs Ing-Chao Lin
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Shigetoshi Nakatake
The University of Kitakyushu, Japan

Ulf Schlichtmann
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Topic Chairs
Chi-An (Rocky) Wu, Ching-Yi Huang, and Chih-Jen (Jacky) Hsu
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

About Liao, Hua-Yu Chang, Owen Chi, and Jane Wang
Synopsys Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Bo Yang, Sriraaman Sridharan
Synopsys, Inc.

Ministry of Education, Taiwan
Synopsys, Inc.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
CIC, Taiwan

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