Overview of 2020 CAD Contest at ICCAD

Ing Chao Lin, Ulf Schlichtmann, Tsung Wei Huang, Mark Po Hung Lin

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The 'CAD Contest at ICCAD' is a challenging, multi-month, research and development competition, focusing on advanced, realworld problems in the field of electronic design automation (EDA). Since 2012, the contest has been publishing many sophisticated circuit design problems, from system-level design to physical design, together with industrial benchmarks and solution evaluators. Contestants can participate in one or more problems provided by EDA/IC industry. The winners will be awarded at an ICCAD special session dedicated to this contest. Every year, the contest attracts more than a hundred teams, fosters productive industry-academia collaborations, and leads to hundreds of publications in top-tier conferences and journals. The 2020 CAD Contest hits a record high of 186 teams from all over the world, which represents more than 50% growth compared to last year. The contest keeps enhancing impact and boosting EDA research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9256754
JournalIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 2
Event39th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2020 - Virtual, San Diego, United States
Duration: 2020 Nov 22020 Nov 5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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