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 A
Learning Arithmetic Operations from Gate-Level Circuit
(Cadence Design Systems, Inc.)
Problem B
3D Placement with D2D Vertical Connections
(Synopsys, Inc.)
Problem C
Microarchitecture Design Space Exploration
(DAMO Academy)

Tentative Schedule
Registration deadline 2022/05/10 17:00:00 (GTM+8) 2022/05/17 17:00:00 (GTM+8)
Alpha test submission 2022/06/13 17:00:00 (GTM+8)
Beta test submission 2022/07/22 17:00:00 (GTM+8) 2022/07/25 17:00:00 (GTM+8)
Final submission
2022/08/30 17:00:00 (GTM+8) 2022/09/05 17:00:00 (GTM+8)
Award ceremony At 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 Award
NTD 30,000 / team (approx. US$ 1,075)
Certificate / person
Honorable Mentions
Certificate / 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 Chair Yu-Guang Chen
National Central University, Taiwan
Contest Co-chairs Chun-Yao Wang
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Tsung-Wei Huang
University of Utah, USA

Takashi Sato
Kyoto University, Japan

Topic Chairs
Chung-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, Chen Bai, Xuechao Wei, Bizhao Shi, Yen-Kuang Chen, Yuan Xie
(DAMO Academy)

IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation

ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation

Ministry of Education, Taiwan

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