Call for Student Research Forum Submissions

SIGDA Student Research Forum at ASP-DAC 2020

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Call for Submission

The Student Research Forum at the ASP-DAC is renovated from a traditional poster session hosted by ACM SIGDA for Ph.D. students to present and discuss their dissertations with experts in system design and design automation community. Starting from 2015, the forum includes both Ph.D. and M.S. students, offering great opportunity for the students to establish contacts for their future career. In addition, the forum helps the companies and academic institutes to get an overview of the latest research and discover the extraordinary candidates for their employment. The forum is open to all students of the relevant research community and is free-of-charge. Limited funds are available for travel assistance based on financial needs. It is co-located with ASP-DAC but ASP-DAC registration is not required in order to attend this event.


Students must be within 1 year (M.S.) or 2 years (Ph.D.) of dissertation completion or have completed their dissertation during the last 12 months. Dissertation topic must be relevant to the ASP-DAC community. Previous ASP-DAC forum presenters are not eligible. Students who have presented previously at the DAC and DATE Ph.D. forums are eligible, but will be less likely to receive travel assistance. Only students with at least one published or accepted conference, symposium or journal “full” paper are eligible for awards and travel assistance.


A two-page PDF abstract of the dissertation (in two-column format, using 10pt. fonts and single-spaced lines), including name, institution, adviser, contact information, estimated (or actual) graduation date, whether the work has been presented at DAC Ph.D. Forum or DATE PhD Forum, as well as figures, and bibliography (if applicable). The two-page limit on the abstract will be strictly enforced: any material beyond the second page will be truncated before sending to the reviewers. Each accepted abstract has to prepare a poster and the student has to physically attend the forum.

To be considered for awards and travel assistance, a student must explicitly indicate, in the title of the two-page abstract, the venues for which the work was published or accepted, and a list of all papers authored or co-authored by the student should be included in the bibliography of the two-page abstract. The papers must be related to the dissertation topic, and those on topics unrelated to the dissertation abstract will not be considered in the review process. An additional appendix (as the third page) briefly specifies your travel budget and financial aid request, as well as the endorsement from your advisor or department about the fund matching for your travel to SRF. Submit this material to the ASP-DAC online submission system at:


  • Submission Deadline: October 30, 2019
  • Notification Date: November 20, 2019
  • Poster Session: January 14, 2020


For questions about Student Research Forum @ ASP-DAC 2020, please send e-mail to Prof. Hyung Gyu Lee. Please include "ASP-DAC SRF" in the subject line of your email.


  • Chair:
  • Hyung Gyu Lee, Daegu University, Korea
  • Co-Chair:
  • Weichen Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Technical Committee:
  • TBD
  • ASP-DAC Liaison:
  • Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Last Updated on: Sep 19, 2019