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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design FMCAD'08: Early registration ends TOMORROW


                            FMCAD 2008
International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design

                       November 17-20, 2008
                Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown
                         Portland, Oregon


Important Dates
Early Registration Deadline: October 16, 2008
Hotel Registration Deadline: October 18, 2008

Conference Overview
FMCAD 2008 is the eighth in a series of conferences on the theory
and application of formal methods in hardware and system design and
verification. In 2005, the bi-annual FMCAD and sister conference
CHARME decided to merge to form an annual conference with a unified
community. The resulting unified FMCAD provides a leading
international forum to researchers and practitioners in academia and
industry for presenting and discussing groundbreaking methods,
technologies, theoretical results, and tools for formally reasoning
about computing systems, as well as open challenges therein.

Local Information
The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites (Downtown) in
Portland, Oregon.  We have negotiated a special rate with the hotel
for conference attendees.  Please book early to secure the reduced
rate.  For details, please see the conference web page.  A dinner
cruise on the Willamette River is planned.

Technical Program
The technical program is available at the conference web page.  It
includes 2 invited keynotes, 4 invited tutorials, 24 regular papers,
4 short papers, and 2 panels.

o Ken McMillan (Cadence): Interpolation -- Theory and Applications
o Carl Seger (Intel): Formal Methods and Physical Design: Match Made
  in Heaven or Fools' Paradise?

o Kevin Jones (Rambus): Analog and Mixed Signal Verification: The
  State of the Art and some Open Problems
o Moshe Levinger (IBM): Building a Bridge: From Pre-Silicon
  Verification to Post-Silicon Validation
o Byron Cook (Microsoft): Computing Bounds on Space and Time for
  Hardware Compilation.
o David Hardin (Rockwell Collins): Considerations in the Design and
  Verification of Microprocessors for Safety-Critical and
  Security-Critical Applications.

o High Level Design and ESL: Who Cares?
o The Future of Formal: Academic, IC, EDA, and Software Perspectives

       Sponsored by: IEEE CEDA
In cooperation with: ACM SIGDA
  Financial support: Cadence, Galois, IBM, Intel, NEC, Synopsys